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Luce, Dianne C. 1947-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 75 publications in 3 languages and 4,798 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Study guides  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dianne C Luce
Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy by Edwin T Arnold( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper, won the William Faulkner Award. His other books - Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian - have drawn a cult readership and the praise of such writers as Annie Dillard and Shelby Foote. "There are so many people out there who seem to have a hunger to know more about McCarthy's work," says McCarthy scholar Vereen Bell. Helping to satisfy such a need, this collection of essays, one of the few critical studies of Cormac McCarthy, introduces his work and lays the groundwork for study of an important but underrecognized American novelist, winner in 1992 of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses. The essays explore McCarthy's historical and philosophical sources, grapple with the difficult task of identifying the moral center in his works, and identify continuities in his fiction. Included too is a bibliography of works by and about him. As they reflect critical perspectives on the works of this eminent writer, these essays afford a pleasing introduction to all his novels and his screenplay, "The Gardener's Son."
William Faulkner's As I lay dying : a critical casebook by Dianne C Luce( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cormac McCarthy companion : the Border trilogy by Edwin T Arnold( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With essays by Edwin T. Arnold, J. Douglas Canfield, Christine Chollier, George Guillemin, Dianne C. Luce, Jacqueline Scoones, Phillip A. Snyder, Nell Sullivan, and John Wegner The completion of Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy--All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Crossing (1994), and Cities of the Plain (1998)--marked a major achievement in American literature. Only ten years earlier this now internationally acclaimed novelist had been called the best unknown writer in America. The trilogy is McCarthy's most ambitious project yet, composed at the height of his mature powers over a period o
Reading the world : Cormac McCarthy's Tennessee period by Dianne C Luce( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elmer by William Faulkner( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in French and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partisan; a tale of the Revolution by William Gilmore Simms( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) provide a sweeping fictional portrait of the colonial and antebellum South in all of its regional diversity. Simms's account of the region is more comprehensive than that of any other author of his time; he treats the major intellectual and social issues of the South and depicts the bonds and tensions among all of its inhabitants. By the mid-1840s Simms's novels were so well known that Edgar Allan Poe could call him "the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced." The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances. Although Simms took advantage of the novelist's prerogative to invent characters and events for his saga, he did so with a historian's eye, making extensive use of official histories; letters, diaries, and other documents; family traditions; and unpublished and published memoirs. Simms gives human interest to the novel's historical framework with two love triangles, mixing romantic conventions with gritty realism that outlines the four classes of Simms's ideal society. The Partisan is also remarkable among Simms's work for its use of symbols, indicating, perhaps, a new intention for the novel. The result is a satisfying work of literary art enlivened with adventure and humor while remaining true to the history behind it
The Garland Faulkner annotation series( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural selection theory in non-majors' Biology : instruction, assessment, and conceptual difficulty by Dianne C Luce( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by natural selection is the dominant and unifying theme in biology, yet many college students hold alternative conceptions about the topic even after completing general biology. To develop effective instructional strategies and track conceptual understanding, it is useful to have a detailed assessment tool easily used with large classes. This study presents the Conceptual Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS), a distractor-driven twenty item multiple-choice test that assesses understanding of ten concepts related to natural selection: biotic potential, stable populations, limited natural resources, limited survival, variation within a population, variation inherited, differential survival, change in populations, origin of variation, and origin of species. Development, refinement, and field-testing of individual CINS items are presented, and validity, readability, reliability and factor analysis of the CINS are described. There was significant correlation between student performance on the posttest CINS and end-of-semester interviews suggesting that the CINS is a useful classroom tool. The CINS was used as both a pretest and posttest to determine relative difficulty of the concepts among college students. The three most challenging concepts were random origin of variation, how populations change over time due to changing proportions of alleles, and how new species originate. Many students chose distractors including “need” as a driving force. Results support the use of non-traditional methods, as only students in such classes demonstrated any improvement on the CINS posttest. Pre and posttesting with the CINS was also used to assess relative effectiveness of using two types of supplemental reading materials (selections from narrative, non-textbook sources or from other general biology textbooks) in a general biology course. These results suggest that specific content of readings was more important than style of the readings. Implications for teaching both students and pre-service teachers are described
Cormac McCarthy's Border trilogy( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth annual Faulkner issue, including Elmer( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac McCarthy special issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faulkner's As I lay dying : a critical and textual study by Dianne C Luce( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue : William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faulkner's "AsI lay dying" : a critical and textual study by Dianne C Luce( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Involvement of GTP-binding proteins in human t-lymphocyte activation by Dianne C Luce( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy Collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection is comprised of drafts and proofs of essays by various authors focusing on novelist Cormac McCarthy. The essays were edited by Edwin "Chip" Arnold and Dianne Luce, and appeared in Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy, the book version of The Southern quarterly, published by the University Press of Mississippi, September, 1993
William Faulkner by A. I Bezzerides( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Polish and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays examine Faulkner's style and themes in The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, The Unvanquished, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, and are accompanied by a brief chronology of the author's life
 
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A Cormac McCarthy companion : the Border trilogy
Alternative Names
Anderson, Dianne L. 1947-

Anderson, Dianne Luce 1947-

Cox, Dianne L.

Cox, Dianne L. 1947-

Luce, Dianne Cheryl 1947-

Languages
English (67)

French (3)

Polish (1)

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A Cormac McCarthy companion : the Border trilogyReading the world : Cormac McCarthy's Tennessee periodThe partisan; a tale of the Revolution