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"Auto/biography in Transit" is the eighth biennial conference of the International Association for Biography and Autobiography. The conference gathers together the top scholars from around the world who are experts in analysing autobiography, biography and other forms of life writing, in addition...
The thesis consists of two papers exploring the area of digital game construction in pre-service teacher education. The first paper details the analysis of 166 pre-service teachers’ experiences constructing a digital game in the Scratch development environment (MIT, 2009). Pre-service teachers...
Genre and the representation of violence in American Civil War texts by Edmund Wright, John William De Forest, and Henry JamesDownload
This dissertation investigates the relationship between genre and the representation of war-time violence in five texts written during and shortly after the United States Civil War (1861-1865). The texts are The Narrative of Edmund Wright (1864), John William De Forest’s Miss Ravenel’s Conversion...
Contemporary Oriental dance practitioners that explicitly tie their artworks to the East often validate their involvement by crafting their dances and aesthetic to ever-shifting definitions of authenticity and ethnicity. However, practitioners of the youngest belly dance style have increasingly...
This thesis examines the implications of musical genre for American songwriter Tom Waits’ 1985 studio album Rain Dogs. A discussion of recording artists and composers of the twentieth century that influenced Waits at this time serves to identify the multiple styles within which he writes and...
This dissertation studies the rise of undercover journalism in the Victorian period. Beginning in the 1860s, British journalists donned disguises to investigate the urban poor, and published their reports in a variety of newspapers. Scholars have traditionally studied incognito investigations...