Literary Production

By Katherine Brittain

Book(s)

  • (2017).  The Sacred Marriage–Monks and Nuns in Love.  Unpublished manuscript.  Humor.
  • (2016).  The WASP and El Curandero.  Unpublished manuscript.  Narrative nonfiction, Interracial/Multicultural.

 Thesis

         Brittain, Katherine (©2004).  Folk Healing in the Tradition of the Fidencista Movement.  Unpublished Manuscript, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

Short Stories

  • (2017).  “The WASP’s First Bus Trip.”  Unpublished manuscript.
  • (Summer 2017).  “The Exorcist of Edinburg.”  Summerset Review.   Retrieved from  http://www.summersetreview.org/
  •  (2016). WASP Wannabe. The Chachalaca Review.  Retrieved from https://chachalacareview.wordpress.com/chachalaca-review-part-ii)(2015).
  • (2015).  “Mysterium Coniunctionis or Boogie Boarding with Adam.”  Unpublished manuscript.
  • (2013).  “Ex-Communication.”  Unpublished Manuscript.
  • (2012).  “Black Velvet Love in a Hover Rover.”  Unpublished Manuscript.
  • (2010).  “Memento Mori for Joy.”  Unpublished Manuscript.
  • (2009).  “Kate in Heat.”  Unpublished manuscript.
  • (2008).  “Romancing Cold Hard Stone.”  Unpublished manuscript.
  • (2008).  “Cap and Annabelee-A Techie Archetypal Fairytale.”  Unpublished manuscript.

Papers

  • (2005).  “The Fidencista Movement.”  Multi-media.  Prepared for guest lectures.  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.
  • (Spring 2003).  “Curanderismo:  A Rational Choice for Psychotherapeutic Healing Among the Low-Income Mexican-American Population of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.”  Research paper.  Sociology of Poverty:  Sociology 6433  (Professor Robert Maril)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  21 p.
  • (Fall 2003).  “Cults.”  Essay.  Sociology of Religion:  Sociology 6420  (Professor Chad Richardson)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  4 p.
  • (Spring 2002).  “El Viejo-The Horned God in Espinazo.”  Prepared for publication in Rio Bravo:  A Journal of the Borderlands.  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  44 p.
  • (Spring 2002).  “The Emergence of Soul:  Healing the Emotions Through Touch in the Fidencista Tradition.”  Research paper.  Mexican American Folk Medicine: Anthropology 6350.  (Professor Servando Hinojosa)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  30 p.
  • (Spring 2000).  “A New Paradigm for Western Initiation:  The Individual and the Psychoanalyst.”  Term Paper.  Anthropological Theory and Methodology:  Anthropology 6345  (Professor Mark Glazer)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  35 p.
  • (Fall 2000).  “A Comparison of the Cultural Adaptation Of the Mexican American Lechuza and the Archetypal Witch.  Conference Paper.  XI Annual Conference of the Rio Bravo Association, Campo y Ciudad:  Borderlands in Transition,  Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas.  15 p.
  • (Fall 1999).  “A Jungian Analysis of ‘The Eucharist’ with a Comparison of Contemporary Survey Responses of Experiences Related to Participation in the Eucharistic Ritual within Trinity Episcopal Church, Pharr, Texas.”  Research paper.  U.S. and Other World Cultures:  Anthropology 6333 (Professor Mark Glazer)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  38 p.

Jungian Literary Criticism

  • (Fall 2002).  “Truth versus Imperialism, The Disillusionment of Ideals:  An Enantiodromia/A Jungian analysis of the Latino poems The Blood of the Chieftains Ran Like Water, by Frank Lima; and Imperialism, by Demetria Martinez.”  Minority Poets:  English 6371  (Professor Stephen Schneider)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  10 p.
  • (Fall 2001).  “The Collective Unconscious as Muse.”  Post World War II American Poetry:  English 6370  (Professor Stephen Schneider)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  6 p,
  • (Fall 2001).  “The Other-Mirroring Transgressions Against the Mainstream.”  Post World War II American Poetry:  English 6370 (Professor Stephen Schneider)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  25 p.
  • (Fall 2001).  “Reality, Choice, and Freedom in Three Poems by Rita Dove.”  Post World War II American Poetry:  English 6370  (Professor Stephen Schneider)  University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  6 p.

Poetry

  • (2017).  “The Mermaid and the Magician.”  Unpublished.
  • (2002).  “Lost in Translation.”  Unpublished.
  • (2002).  “Power Through Sacrifice.”  Unpublished.
  • (1995).  “The Ascent of Mount Baldy with Jung.”  Unpublished.

 

(2005).  The Via Negativa

I love to watch you dance the Via Negativa--
Watch you prance around in scenes interior.
I'd love to join you in feeling superior,
 Pues, Aiy!  Donde esta mi Diva?

Aiy! I want to dance with you, the Via Negativa!
 But my Diva left for Ottawa.
 Would it be possible to say you saw
 Me dance the Via Positiva?  No?
Well, then,

If we’re to dance together, the Via Negativa
 As soul mates knowing where we’re going,
 Then the arrival not to where we’re going
 Es en los manos de su Diva.

The Mermaid and the Magician

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