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    • Writing Home

    • home, homelessness, longing for home
    • The following group of themed essays explores the author's relationship with the many homes she has had. The works are autobiographical, and they begin during the author's childhood as an Air Force Brat. After exploring a series of homes across...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Such a Lot of World

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    • Such a Lot of World is a collection of stories, essays, and vignettes that highlight various moments in the author´s life when he was traipsing across this planet of ours. The majority of these moments occur in Spain—a sad realization for the...
    • 2007-08-08;
    • Troupers: Essays in Three Rings

    • Circus, Clowns, Radio, Ascona, Switzerland, Benny Goodman, Ukulele, Zoos, Elephants, Elephant executions, Paris, France, New Orleans Jazz, Lemon Nash, Vaudeville, Minstrelsy, Cliff Edwards
    • Troupers: Essays in Three Rings is a collection of fourteen essays focused mainly on variety entertainers (including the author). It leads the reader through a menagerie of the author’s own enthusiasms--from clowning and circus elephants, to hot...
    • 2009-05-15;
    • Beneath the Surface

    • Creative Nonfiction, New Orleans, Guatemala, Travel, Sibling Loss, Aging, Cancer, bicycles, D.I.Y., Hurricane Katrina, evacuation, online teaching, Freshman English
    • Beneath the Surface is a collection of seven individual literary nonfiction essays. Five of the essays are personal essays, and three come from the author’s contribution to UNO’s Katrina Narrative Project. The collection represents the...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • The Third Side of the Coin

    • Poetry Collection
    • The Third Side of the Coin is a manuscript of poetry exploring ironic distances, both physical and metaphysical, both slight and significant. It opens with a quote from Agha Shahid Ali who asked, “What then is separation’s geography?” The...
    • 2002-12-20;
    • Word Blind

    • Poetry; Poetics
    • Following a referenced and annotated introduction that discusses the author's poetics, 'word blind' includes thirty of the author’s current poems.
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Comparative Analysis of Marine Structural End Connections

    • Marine Structural End Connections, Finite Element Analysis
    • Numerous structural end connections are utilized everyday in the marine industry for ship design and/or maintenance. End connection design has been developed in earlier vessel designs and adapted as a general standard for all vessels being designed...
    • 2009-12-20
    • Two Songs from “War is Kind”
for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra

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    • “Two Songs from ‘War is Kind’ for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra” were composed to text by poet and author Stephen Crane from his set of poems entitled “War is Kind”. Full instrumentation includes flute 1 and 2; oboe 1 and 2; B-flat...
    • 2008-05-16;
    • Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales: Rhetoric and Gender in Marriage

    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, rhetoric, gender, ethos, marriage, Wife of Bath, Clerk, Merchant
    • In the Middle Ages, marriage represented a shift in the balance of power for both men and women. Struggling to define what constitutes the ideal marriage in medieval society, the marriage group of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales attempts...
    • 2007-08-08;
    • Henry Louis Rey, Spiritualism, and Creoles of Color in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

    • Henry Louis Rey, Grandjean, Dubuclet, Valmour, New Orleans, Spiritualism, Creoles, Crocker, Reconstruction
    • This thesis is a biography of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a member of one of New Orleans’ most prominent Creole of Color families. During the Civil War, Rey was a captain in both the Confederate and Union Native Guards. In postbellum years, he...
    • 2009-12-20
    • Submit:  A Narrative Film Production

    • Narrative film production
    • This thesis documents the production of a seventeen-minute narrative film production, Submit. It includes chapters outlining the development, pre-production, production and post-production stages. In addition, the script, shot lists, equipment...
    • 2005-05-20;
    • Neil Gaiman's American Gods:  An Outsider's Critique of American Culture

    • Identity; American literature
    • In 2001, Neil Gaiman published American Gods, a novel of American life and mythology. As a British author living in the United States, Gaiman has a powerful vantage point from which to critique American culture, landscape, and ideology. Rich...
    • 2005-08-10;
    • Thirty Years of Change:  How Subdivisions on Stilts have Altered  A Southeast Louisiana Parish's...

    • Houma; Dulac; Theriot; Dularge; rural gentrification; coastal tourism; urbanization; coastal Louisiana; shoreline change; coastal development; Terrebonne Parish; Montegut; Pointe-aux-Chenes; Isle de Jean Charles; Chauvin; Cocodrie
    • In thirty years, the number of second homes for recreation fishers in coastal Terrebonne Parish has grown from 244 in the late 1970s to an estimated 2,500 in 2005. This thesis considers the ramifications of the tourism boom along the parish’s...
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Putting Makeup on Dead People

    • Donna, Charlie, Dad, Mom, Uncle Lou, Dayton
    • Putting Makeup on Dead People is a collection of ten short stories narrated by Donna that relate key moments in her life from early childhood through her mid-thirties. Because of the author’s belief in the circularity of time and of what makes up...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • Les Bon Temps

    • New Orleans, hurricane Katrina, essays
    • Les Bon Temps is a collection of nine essays written about New Orleans between 2005 and 2007. Though not specifically about the effects of hurricane Katrina on the city, this collection provides a personal glimpse of post-Katrina New Orleans though...
    • 2007-08-08;

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