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08 Aug 2007

Homoerotic Desire in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

“What if someone wrote a novel about homosexuality and no body [sic] came?” Ed Cohen writes of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (75). Actually, at the time the book was written, the term “homosexuality” was nonexistent. Wilde, himself, became one of the...

08 Aug 2007

The Futurist Movement and its Impact on Book Design

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Literature

Futurism (1909-1944), which actually owes its inception to poetry, was the first major art movement of the 20th century. It encompassed not only nearly every form of creative expression, including practical arts like architecture, advertising, and product design. Interestingly, there were two...

08 Aug 2007

How to Start and Run a Small Book Publishing Company by Peter I. Hupalo

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The author of this book, Peter Hupalo, self-published his first book, Thinking Like An Entrepreneur in 1999, thus beginning his company, HCM Publishing. This book appears to be the second book he has self-published, though he does not mention how many books by other authors he has published. I...

08 Aug 2007

Mother Jones Magazine

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting founder Jeff Cohen once said, “If it's in the New York Times today, it was probably in Mother Jones six months ago” (4). Contrary to what one might believe, the staff at Mother Jones thoroughly enjoy their status as the magazine the media giants get...

08 Aug 2007

Travel Magazines: What Readers Want

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The retail industry is flooded with products and services, all vying for market share and revenue. In order to succeed, the different firms must carefully understand and analyze the market they are in. They must ask questions about their rivals and the structure of the industry,...

08 Aug 2007

Power and Difference: A Derrida and Foucault Encounter

Thesis - 10 pages - Literature

The works of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault discussed here explore relationships of power in Western language and social structures. These relationships can be difficult to detect and are thus often overlooked, even when one searches rigorously. We will find that such relationships are...

07 Aug 2007

Towards New Grand Narratives in Postmodern Fiction

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In Niel Brügger's essay “What about the Postmodern?” Brügger relates Lyotard's idea of the narrative of emancipation, writing that “[in such narratives] it is not only important to legitimate denotative statements, which fall into the sphere of truth, but also to legitimate...

07 Aug 2007

Some Narratological Moves and Their Effect in End of Alice

Thesis - 8 pages - Literature

Let it be known that in End of Alice there is no ANP, only an ENP, and the ENP is the time during which Chappy is imprisoned. The “prison” time moves forward steadily and occasionally will jump backward in an analepsis to, roughly, two points in the narrator's past. The first analeptic...

07 Aug 2007

The Trip Turns Dark: From Abbey Road to Paranoid

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

From the summer of 1967 through 1969, rock-and-roll floated on a cloud of acid and love. The formerly mop-topped teen idols the Beatles did not miss the magic bus, first dabbling in psychedelia on 1965's Rubber Soul. The Fab Four continued to experiment throughout the decade,...

07 Aug 2007

Applying Richards' Relational Theory of Value to Animal Rights

Thesis - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The debate concerning the rights of animals has mostly been confined to assertions of absolute moral value. Before Peter Singer, nearly all philosophers declared animals inherently devoid of rights on various grounds. Traditional religious thinkers emphasized the soullessness of...

07 Aug 2007

Parfit's View of Personal Identity and Human Behavior

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

I intend to explicate Derek Parfit's view regarding personal identity as nothing more than non-branching psychological continuity. I will be brief in my discussion to avoid redundancy, as I have more deeply explicated Parfit's infamous view in my previous paper, “Parfit's View of...

07 Aug 2007

Parfit's View of Personal Identity

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

I intend to explicate Derek Parfit's view regarding personal identity as non-branching psychological continuity as well as some of its ethical and emotional implications. In addition, I will present Parfit's split-brain transplant thought experiment as evidence for his view that...

07 Aug 2007

Tarleton, GA: Dead or Alive?

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

For those caught up in the Southern Myth, antebellum southernmost Georgia is a lot like Heaven. F. Scott Fitzgerald follows a Confederate dreamer to the North and back home to Tarleton, Georgia, in his short story “The Ice Palace.” The Southern girl, Sally Carrol Happer, finds...

07 Aug 2007

The Church's Grasp: Captivity in Joyce's Dubliners

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

It is easy to recognize when one is held captive by the unfamiliar, but the crippling effect of familiar forces is not so easily realized. Throughout American captivity narratives, typically female Anglo-Americans are ensnared by Native Americans, the “other” of early...

07 Aug 2007

Love: Better Lost or Unfulfilled?

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

While unrequited love is typically viewed as among the most torturous emotions one can imagine, when compared to experiencing the decay of a once fulfilled, true love, the ever-longing heart may have its merits. Thomas Hardy's “Neutral Tones” attests to the misery of love gone...

07 Aug 2007

The Call of the Orient for Joyce's Dubliners

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

When the body is unable to physically escape from the familiar, the mind will journey to the land of the “other,” the unknown that promises relief from everyday, prosaic existence. For the captives of Dublin in Joyce's Dubliners, the paralyzing effects of the city cause their...

07 Aug 2007

Masking the Profound: Yeats and Nietzsche's Masks

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics

Though it is impossible to measure the degree of influence that the work of Friedrich Nietzsche had upon William Butler Yeats, a definite change in Yeats' poetry occurred soon after the point in which the Irishman received a copy of Thus Spake Zarathustra in 1902. The...

07 Aug 2007

It's Funny because it's True: The Role of Comedy in the Alternative Media

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

Humor is a powerful tool that can be harnessed by the alternative media in an effort to give a voice to the disenfranchised and to attract an audience for alternative thought. For the purposes of this project, “alternative media” is an amorphous term that can be applied to any media...

07 Aug 2007

Selling Books in a Niche Market: Boys' Love Manga

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Marketing is a crucial element of any successful publishing enterprise, especially for a book that is intended for a niche market. When the target audience is small, it is infinitely more important to market the books strategically. Otherwise, a publishing house risks losing its core audience,...

03 Aug 2007

Consequences of the Encounter

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

When the Europeans first made contact with the natives of the Americas, religion played a large part in the encounter. The two groups underwent many stages such as native destruction, native conversion, and the suppression of native voices. In this way Europeans and Native Americans conflicted...

03 Aug 2007

Pithas: The Seats of the Goddess And Their Hindu and Buddhist Connections

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

In India, there are many cities and other sites that are considered especially sacred to the Goddess and her devotees. These places are called p?th?s. P?th?s provide unique insight into Goddess worship and what the Goddess; the Dev?; the Mother means to her followers. What follows here is a brief...

03 Aug 2007

A Study On Literature on Vampires

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

This paper will deal with immortality and the fear of death as embodied in the vampire: its construction, its body, and its pop culture eminence. The impetus for this line of thought began with our reading of White Noise, where Jack and his wife are consumed by their fear of death, a death that...

03 Aug 2007

The House Behind the Cedars: A Summary

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The Charles Chesnutt novel, The House Behind the Cedars, is the tale of a young woman of mixed race trying to make it in the antebellum South. She ultimately fails, dying mere months after an unsuccessful romance with a white man. Chesnutt's views on miscegenation can be discerned through the...

03 Aug 2007

The Dharmaraja Ratha

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The temple site of Mamallapuram contains many impressive examples of mostly unfinished south Indian architecture. The Dharmaraja ratha is one of the better, if not just bigger, examples. It's unfinished as well, but the telltale signs of South India influence can be seen in its...

03 Aug 2007

Comparative Study: The Awakening and The Beloved

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

This is a study of two books, The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Beloved by Toni Morrison. Both authors are women, and the main characters in their novels are also women. However, Chopin is writing from the nineteenth century about the nineteenth century, while Morrison is a modern author...

03 Aug 2007

Comparison of Two Essays on Goddess Identity

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The book Seeking Mah?dev?: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess, edited by Tracy Pintchman, contains ten essays dealing with the different ways Hindus construe the distinct image of Mah?dev?. I will compare two of those essays here and determine their approach and what...

03 Aug 2007

Transcendentalist Theory in Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

Walt Whitman, a well-known Transcendentalist, believed that humans and nature share an intimate relationship. His poem "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" illustrates this communion with the natural world. It contrasts this view with the scientific view of nature that...

04 Jun 2007

Is Cohen More "Jewish" Than Dylan - or vice versa? Why or Why Not?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

During the sixties, which came along with the Civil Rights movement, the diverse ethnic whites in the United States displayed an increase willingness to emphasize their distinct identity. Leonard Cohen and Robert Allen Zimmerman, alias Bob Dylan, were two major musical figures of this era. Both...

04 Jun 2007

Essays on Jewish Culture

Essay - 4 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This paper includes two essays: -A Jewish-Christian Symbiosis: The Culture of Early Ashkenaz, Ivan G. Marcus : Ashkenazic Jews living in Northern and Eastern Europe differ from Sephardic Jews from Southern Europe in their respective relationships with...

04 Jun 2007

Essays on Works by American Expaitriate Writers

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The first essay is a short analysis of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". The second essay is a critical essay treating "Action is character”— F. S. Fitzgerald. The work is discussed in relation to "The Sun Also Rises" and "Tender Is The Night", and gives specific...