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Torn Between Conflicting Desire: Bella Pollen on Wanderlust & Memoir

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Julie E. Bloemeke
I think I always saw "away" in terms of some mythic adventure. I was Tolkien’s brave little Hobbit, leaving the safety of the shire, in search of new sights and smells, looking for fulfillment in extraordinary situations and extraordinary characters.
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Disability in Children’s Literature: Not an Anomaly—An Imperative

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Melissa Hart, Brian Tashima, Rachel DeWoskin & Naseem Jamnia
A recent World Report on Disability finds that approximately one billion people worldwide live with a disability, and one in ten are children.
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Haunted by History: The Poetics of Erasure

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Tiana Nobile
Through an intensive process of excavation, fracturing, and fusion, writers can repurpose found text in order to construct new narratives.
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The Art of Oral History: An Interview with Lee Smith & Adriana Trigiani

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Amy D. Clark
The collaboration, which began with sixty students and has since expanded to 1,500 students and several schools throughout the state, has resulted in four published anthologies of writing and interviews conducted by students in and about their communities.
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A Room Without Men: Toward Outlining a Feminist Poetics

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Stevie Edwards
Though the possibility remains that these tropes still react to the male gaze in some way, I will argue that they have created a new, nurturing space that empowers women to name and share their personal political lives with one another.
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Playful, Dark & Wild: Exploring the Youthful Narrator in Adult Fiction

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Tom Howard
All good first-person narration is marked by a distinctive voice, but the significance of voice is magnified with a youthful narrator. It’s often how we discover that we’re reading such a narrator at all.
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