ItemSAMUEL JOHNSON AND AUGUSTANISM(2011-01-27T13:49:34Z) Salem, Abdel-RahmanOne of the reasons why Samuel Johnson achieved his monumentality in literary history is that he was a comprehensive thinker whose treatment of social, political, and literary domains encompassed a wide range of concerns and was aimed at the entire reading public of his time. This paper contextualizes Johnson within Augustanism as a defining framework of the age in which he lived and a movement of which he was a leading figure. Such contextualizing complicates our understanding of Johnson when we discover that there are inconsistencies in his relation to and application of Augustan principles. Investigating Johnson’s social, political, and literary views, we see that on the one hand, there is the image of Johnson the follower and advocate of Augustanism as defined through classical aesthetics and conservatism of thought. One [sic] the other hand, there is the image of the liberal Johnson who writes employing a progressive philosophy that does not entirely belong to the Augustan Age. ItemENVIRONMENTAL RISK COMMUNICATION: A CASE STUDY OF A STATE AGENCY‟S COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC(2010-09-22T17:34:22Z) West, Heather J.Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease which affects white-tailed deer and elk in both wild and captive populations. In 2002 the Department of Environmental Conservation observed that CWD could possibly spread to New York State as the disease seemed to be moving towards the east. As a governmental regulatory agency, the DEC imposed emergency regulations on the public in the hope of stopping the spread of CWD. This thesis analyzes the DEC‟s discussion of CWD on its web site from 2002-2006. The analysis is based on two models of environmental risk communication: decide-announce-defend (DAD) and community collaboration (CC). ItemTHE WRITERS‘ MYTH AND TEACHERS‘ REALITY OF WORKING IN ISOLATION AND ITS INFLUENCE ON WRITING INSTRUCTION REFORM(2010-09-22T17:06:06Z) Watson, EudoraWriting and teaching have this in common – popular images of each foreground isolation and art and obscure community and craft. These images play a role in shaping writing instruction in the public schools, particularly influencing the status of community among writers in a classroom. While there has long been advocacy for a move toward including collaboration in writing classes through peer and student–teacher conferencing, and more recently for collaboration in teachers‘ professional lives, through peer mentoring and study, the strength of the image of teachers and writers working at their art in isolation stands against these reform efforts. As a first step in reclaiming the grade school classroom as a site of genuine writing instruction, the role of isolation as a presence in the schools – in writing instruction, as a management strategy, as a narrative of the working lives of teachers and writers – should be examined and challenged. ItemWOMEN’S CULTURE IN POTSDAM RESCUE(2009-09-23T18:06:53Z) Polidori, MaryThe Emergency Medical field has been a predominantly male structured organization. Women entering this male dominated profession of Emergency Medicine are being met with struggle of creating their own place with in the profession. Women struggled to become professionalized with in the world of nursing and more recently in history are trying to find a niche with in EMS. This thesis studies interviews on gender roles with in a small-town EMS agency. ItemGENDERED GENRE CONVENTIONS IN SOPHIA LEE’S THE RECESS(2009-09-23T17:52:13Z) Ferro, DarcieSophia Lee’s The Recess played a key role in the development of the British novel. Written in the period between the rise of sentimental novels like Richardson’s Clarissa and Pamela in the 1740s and the explosion of popular historical-Gothic romances in the 1790s, Lee’s novel combines and experiments with the emerging structures and conventions of the sentimental novel. However, some contemporary scholars inaccurately argue that Lee intended to write an historical or historical Gothic novel. Furthermore, these same scholars do not fully take into account Lee’s use of certain Shakespearean elements within The Recess. Exploring Lee’s experiments with genre allows me not only to show the wide range of novelistic and dramatic models she drew upon in her novel, but to demonstrate that The Recess deservedly holds its place as an important text in the development of the British novel and its female protagonists.