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The Expendable Citizen:Patriotism, Sacrifice, and Sentiment in American Culture
(University of Waterloo, 2007-12-18)
This study argues that the American citizen’s choice to perform or not perform sacrificial national duties has been heavily mediated by sentimental representations of sacrifice in popular narratives. Through an analysis ...
"Unscrupulously Epic": Examining Female Epic in the Poetry of Felicia Hemans and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(University of Waterloo, 2007-09-10)
Virginia Woolf once remarked that, “[t]here is no reason to think that the form of the epic ... suit[s] a woman any more than the [masculine] sentence” (Woolf 84). This thesis represents an attempt to explore what the ...
Promotional (Meta)discourse in Research Articles in Language and Literary Studies
(University of Waterloo, 2007-09-21)
Abstract It is now widely recognized that promotionalism permeates scholarly discourse. Yet a systematic account of rhetorical and linguistic means, which researchers across disciplines deploy to achieve this effect, is ...