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Latest publications:
Roll Over Descartes: Re-thinking Thought, Poetry, and Creativity in Rimbaud’s Visionary “Seer” Letters

Poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote two masterpieces of poetry before age 21. His vision of poetry was defined in two Seer letters where he radically re-thinks thought, poetry, and creativity.

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The Unknown Cloud behind the Yellow Fog: The Medieval Religious Journey in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Was T.S. Eliot's poetry inspired by a Medieval religious work? "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" mirrors the mystical journey in the 14th century text The Cloud of Unknowing.

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White Outlaws, Black Stetsons: The Rhetorical Presence of the African-American “Stagolee” Trope in White Outlaw Myth and Literature

Just as African-American rhythm and blues and gospel music influenced White rock and roll, the rhetorical African-American "Stagolee" trope influenced the myth of the modern American White outlaw.

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Every Page Should Explode: A Genealogy of Romantic and Post-Romantic Theory of Creativity

From Francois Villon to Jay-Z, this book looks at the topic of creativity, through theories initially reflecting Romanticism and then moving on to Post-Modernism, Hip-Hop, and other schools.

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All Artists Feel, but Not All Artists Feel Well: The Possibilities of Looking at Literature as Art Brut or Outsider Art

Visual art created by the mentally ill is now critically accepted. What about texts from the mentally ill? Can criticism supporting visual Outsider Art also support literary Outsider Art?

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When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Revisiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural Narrative

The Italian American cultural narrative is well documented. Yet one narrative chapter--the 1930s Italian American support for Italian fascism, continues to get little notice, which this paper will re-examine.

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Cities without Gods: The Absurd but Lethal Game of Youthful Revolt in Recent Film and Literature

Rebellious youth: long a staple of pop culture, but has this rebellion shifted? Especially when traditional authority is absent in the portrayals of three recent examples of rebellious youth.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Global Best Seller, Anti-slave Narrative, Imperialist Agenda

This paper explores whether Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling book "Uncle Tom's Cabin," written to help end slavery, also supported or outlined an imperialist agenda for the Western nineteenth-century industrial era.

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St. Teresa of Avila: Nun, Saint, Creative Writing Teacher

In her religious writings such as The Interior Castle, St. Teresa of Avila's work also reflects upon the creative process, thus making this nun and saint a creative writing teacher.

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Published online: June 3, 2014

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The Dictator Stays in the Picture: The Forgotten History of a Controversial Mural

Should art depicting controversial figures remain in the picture? Mussolini does in Guido Nincheri's church mural featuring Mussolini, but not Lenin in a Diego Rivera mural destroyed for featuring him.

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Published online: June 4, 2014

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