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“Moving House”: Discrimination, Nationalism and the Universality of Music

March 12th, 2013

By Shelby Trapid for the course 603-103-MQ 00036 Instructor: L. D’Antoni   “Moving House”: Discrimination, Nationalism and the Universality of Music       In Pawel Huelle’s short story “Moving House”, a Polish boy is drawn to the brilliant musicality of an elderly German woman with whom all interactions have been forbidden by his parents, an encounter […]

Belief in Life of Pi

March 5th, 2013

By Michelle Lee for the course The Castaway Narrative Instructor: Rebecca Million Belief in Life of Pi        The novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel is, on the surface, the story of a boy named Pi Patel, who gets shipwrecked on a voyage from India to Canada and is left on a lifeboat with […]

The Epitome of Lousy Dates

February 27th, 2013

By Natasha Truttmann for the course Watching the Detectives Instructor: Laura Mitchell   The Epitome of Lousy Dates      Ever since detective fiction gained popularity in the nineteenth-century, we have observed the establishment of many significant detectives. To date, the most famous continues to be Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1886. […]

Culpability in “Dead Girls”

February 27th, 2013

By Amanda Sirois for the course Introduction to College English Instructor: Gina Granter   Culpability in “Dead Girls”             In Nancy Lee’s “Dead Girls,” the reader is introduced to an anguished woman who is both a mother and a wife. As the story progresses, the reader learns that the mother’s depression is caused by the […]

Another Approach to Serenity: An Analysis of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis

February 18th, 2013

By Nicholas Lénart For the course Introduction to College English-Liberal Arts Instructor: Liana Bellon Another Approach to Serenity: An Analysis of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis           Much like the Romantics who idealized the act of deliberately withdrawing oneself from society, Kafka, in his novella entitled The Metamorphosis (1915), stresses the remedial benefits of alienation. Throughout the […]

Analysis of “August” by Christopher Dewdney

February 12th, 2013

By Rachelle Zipper for the course The Green Fuse Instructor: Prof. B. Sentes   Analysis of “August” by Christopher Dewdney            In Christopher Dewdney’s “August”, the author looks back at the title month from the end of October. In doing so, he is reminded of the brevity of life, thus evoking melancholy. This emotion is evoked […]

Is Hockey a “low culture” Event?

February 12th, 2013

By Alessandro Rea for the course English 101 Instructor: Gina Granter Is Hockey a “low culture” Event?            The essay, ‘‘Hockey Etiquette for the Beginner”, written by Albert Koehl, discusses how hockey is a legitimate cultural event with its own social rules. According to Albert Koehl, hockey deserves to be considered as a “high culture” […]

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