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"Propaganda For Democracy": The Vexed History Of The Federal Theatre Project, Karen E. Gellen 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Propaganda For Democracy": The Vexed History Of The Federal Theatre Project, Karen E. Gellen

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

My thesis explores and analyzes the Federal Theater Project’s cultural and political impact during the Depression, as well as the contested legacy of this unique experiment in government-sponsored, broadly accessible cultural expression. Part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration, the FTP aimed to provide jobs for playwrights, actors, designers, stagehands, and other theater professionals on relief in the stark period from 1935 to 1939. But the project became a nationwide political and artistic flashpoint, spurring fierce debate over the leadership, politics and impact of this “people’s theater.” The FTP gave professional theater an unprecedented reach into ...


Thine Is The Kingdom: The Political Thought Of 21st Century Evangelicalism, Joanna Tice Jen 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thine Is The Kingdom: The Political Thought Of 21st Century Evangelicalism, Joanna Tice Jen

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Despite renewed attention to religion and ethics in political theory, there is a notable absence of inquiry into evangelicalism. Social scientists have studied Christian right policy in the late 20th century, but how has the movement shifted in the new millennium and what are the theoretical beliefs that undergird those shifts? By reading popular devotional writings as political texts, this dissertation distills a three-part evangelical political thought: 1) a theory of time in which teleological eternity complements retroactive re-birth; 2) a theory of being wherein evangelicals learn to strive after their godly potential through a process of emotional self-regulation; and ...


J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger 2017 University of Wyoming

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


Image And Perception Of The Top Five American Tourist Cities As Represented By Snow Globes, Caitlin Malloy 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Image And Perception Of The Top Five American Tourist Cities As Represented By Snow Globes, Caitlin Malloy

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis investigates the connection between popular culture’s perception of place and the physical augmentation of reality. Focusing on the top five tourist cities in America, this disparateness is observed through the lens of a souvenir: the snow globe.

The presentation of the work is broken into two parts: the written portion and the book of diagrams. A total of 45 snow globes (9 for each of the 5 cities) were selected for the study, each carefully analyzed for content to include monuments, colors, text, dimensions, realism, and layout. This resulted in a series of diagrams which graphically express ...


On Growing Up Finnish In The Midwest: A Family Oral History Project, Ingrid Ruth Nixon 2017 East Tennessee State University

On Growing Up Finnish In The Midwest: A Family Oral History Project, Ingrid Ruth Nixon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explores what oral history interviews with my mother reveal about the familial and community dynamics that influenced Finnish-American children growing up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between 1930 and 1950. Close to four hours of oral history interviews were conducted with Viola Nixon, who is second and third-generation Finnish-American on her father’s and mother’s sides, respectively. After conducting a narrative analysis of the interviews, five themes emerged as significant to community function: family, language, education, work and church. I grouped some of these themes together to create three stories informed by materials drawn from the interviews ...


A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This thesis considers the portrayal of the female journalist in the works of Elizabeth Jordan and Henry James. In 1898, Jordan, a journalist and editor herself, published Tales of the City Room, a collection of interconnected short stories that depict a close and supportive community of female journalists. It is, overall, a positive portrayal of female journalists by a female journalist. James, on the other hand, uses the female journalists in The Portrait of a Lady, “Flickerbridge,” and “The Papers” to show his discomfort toward New Journalism and the New Woman of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. These female journalist ...


"What Is My Environment, I Will Change": Exploring The Possibilities Of Transnational Feminism Through Kennesaw State University's Middle Eastern And North African Students, Lissa M. Small 2017 Kennesaw State University

"What Is My Environment, I Will Change": Exploring The Possibilities Of Transnational Feminism Through Kennesaw State University's Middle Eastern And North African Students, Lissa M. Small

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

Much research has been done on feminism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as on the international student experience. This paper combines the two areas of research to study the international student’s role in promoting transnational feminism. Combining select works of fiction with data collected from Kennesaw State University (KSU) students via an online survey and personal interviews, the paper identifies the challenges the MENA women face in creating connections with others in the U.S. while noting the women's influence in changing perceptions. Similarly, the paper highlights the observations of the MENA students ...


The Shack (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

The Shack (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"[The Shack] deals head-on with the vexing questions of why a good God allows evil to exist and why people have to suffer."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie The Shack from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/the-shack/


Inside Research: Q&A With Paige Drew, Rachel L. Wood 2017 Murray State University

Inside Research: Q&A With Paige Drew, Rachel L. Wood

Steeplechase

Inside Research: a Q&A with senior English Education major, Paige Drew


“Rhopographic Photography And Atemporal Cinema: The Link Between Ralph Ellison’S Polaroids And Three Days Before The Shooting…”, Michael Germana 2017 West Virginia University

“Rhopographic Photography And Atemporal Cinema: The Link Between Ralph Ellison’S Polaroids And Three Days Before The Shooting…”, Michael Germana

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

This essay is drawn from a book manuscript that examines Ralph Ellison’s life-long preoccupation with time and concomitant pursuit of a literature of immanence. In it, I illustrate how Ellison’s engagements with Bergsonian philosophy, Nietzschean cosmology, cybernetic theory, and transhistorical inquiry are inseparable from his ongoing efforts to trouble the Newtonian construct of universal time. Whether it’s in his early short stories, his 1952 masterpiece Invisible Man, his music criticism, or his unfinished tome posthumously published as Three Days Before the Shooting…, Ellison routinely turns to optic and sonic technologies to enact performative critiques of a still-hegemonic ...


Images, Speech Balloons, And Artful Representation: Comics As Visual Narratives Of Early Career Teachers, Julian Lawrence, Ching-Chiu Lin, Rita Irwin 2017 University of British Columbia

Images, Speech Balloons, And Artful Representation: Comics As Visual Narratives Of Early Career Teachers, Julian Lawrence, Ching-Chiu Lin, Rita Irwin

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

The ways in which teachers adjust to challenges in the process of becoming professionals are complicated. Teacher mentorship, however, is an important step to creating and sustaining a strong professional career. This article discusses new understandings from a Canadian research project: Pedagogical Assemblage: Building and Sustaining Teacher Capacity through Mentoring Programs in British Columbia. Through our use of an a/r/tography informed methodology in teacher mentorship, we have come to understand how the use of comics permits an unfolding of visual narratives as a unique way of contextualizing the complex stories of teaching and learning. Our motivation in employing ...


Teaching Critical Looking: Pedagogical Approaches To Using Comics As Queer Theory, Ashley Manchester 2017 University of Florida

Teaching Critical Looking: Pedagogical Approaches To Using Comics As Queer Theory, Ashley Manchester

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Given the challenging depth of queer theoretical concepts, this article argues that one of the most effective ways to teach the complexities of queer theory is by utilizing comics in the classroom. I focus on how college-level instructors can use the content, form, and history of comics to teach students how to enact and do queer theory. By reading and making comics, students learn concrete and theoretical tools for combatting oppressive discourses and modes of meaning making. Teaching comics as queer theory promotes both innovative critical thinking and critical looking skills by centralizing both the rich history of queer comics ...


Review Of Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia, By Brian Cremins, Sean Kleefeld 2017 Independent Comics Scholar

Review Of Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia, By Brian Cremins, Sean Kleefeld

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

No abstract provided.


Connections Between The Niagara Movement, The N.A.A.C.P., And Alonzo Herndon’S Atlanta Life Insurance Company For The Purpose Of The Long Civil Rights Movement, Andrea DeSantis 2017 Georgia State University

Connections Between The Niagara Movement, The N.A.A.C.P., And Alonzo Herndon’S Atlanta Life Insurance Company For The Purpose Of The Long Civil Rights Movement, Andrea Desantis

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie 2017 Georgia State University

Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Take Long Looks At Anything, Luke Hawley 2017 Dordt College

Take Long Looks At Anything, Luke Hawley

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

Posting about the podcast S-Town by Brian Reed from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/take-long-looks-at-anything/


Hell Or High Water: Tattered And Familiar, Bob De Smith 2017 Dordt College

Hell Or High Water: Tattered And Familiar, Bob De Smith

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"Turns out the hell or high water of the title is less about lines in the sand than it is about commitments."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Hell or High Water from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/hell-or-high-water-tattered-and-familiar/


Portfolio Vol. Vi N 1, John Wyman, Harold R. Holbrook, Barbara Hayne, Merrimon Cuninggim, Thelma Willett, Albert Miller, Pat Brannon, Nancy Forsberg, Carolyn Kearns, Richard Harvey, Robert Spike, Patricia Stodghill, Donald Ladd 2017 Denison University

Portfolio Vol. Vi N 1, John Wyman, Harold R. Holbrook, Barbara Hayne, Merrimon Cuninggim, Thelma Willett, Albert Miller, Pat Brannon, Nancy Forsberg, Carolyn Kearns, Richard Harvey, Robert Spike, Patricia Stodghill, Donald Ladd

Portfolio

Wyman, John. "Mrs. Brannon's Bathtub". Prose. 1.

Holbrook, Harold R. "Sonnet". Poem. 7.

Hayne, Barbara. "Prayer of A Youth". Poem. 7.

Egger, Ellen. "An Evening". Poem. 7.

Cuninggim, Merrimon. "Lambda Pi Beta Mu". Prose. 9.

Willett, Thelma. "White Rosebuds". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Span of A Life in Mine". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Seventeen". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Ave Atque Vale". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "The Ashes of Letters". Poem. 11.

Miller, Albert. "...To One I Have Known and Loved". Prose. 12.

Wyman, John. "Browning the Artist". Prose. 14.

Brannon, Pat. "Revolution". Poem. 18.

Forsberg, Nancy. Unnamed. Poem. 18 ...


Portfolio Vol. Vi N 2, John Wyman, Harold R. Holbrook, Barbara Hayne, Ellen Egger, Merrimon Cuninggim, Thelma Willett, Albert Miller, Pat Brannon, Nancy Forsberg, Carolyn Kearns, Richard Harvey, Robert Spike, Patricia Stodghill, Donald Ladd 2017 Denison University

Portfolio Vol. Vi N 2, John Wyman, Harold R. Holbrook, Barbara Hayne, Ellen Egger, Merrimon Cuninggim, Thelma Willett, Albert Miller, Pat Brannon, Nancy Forsberg, Carolyn Kearns, Richard Harvey, Robert Spike, Patricia Stodghill, Donald Ladd

Portfolio

Wyman, John. "Mrs. Brannon's Bathtub". Prose. 1.

Holbrook, Harold R. "Sonnet". Poem. 7.

Hayne, Barbara. "Prayer of A Youth". Poem. 7.

Egger, Ellen. "An Evening". Poem. 7.

Cuninggim, Merrimon. "Lambda Pi Beta Mu". Prose. 9.

Willett, Thelma. "White Rosebuds". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Span of A Life in Mine". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Seventeen". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "Ave Atque Vale". Poem. 11.

Willett, Thelma. "The Ashes of Letters". Poem. 11.

Miller, Albert. "...To One I Have Known and Loved". Prose. 12.

Wyman, John. "Browning the Artist". Prose. 14.

Brannon, Pat. "Revolution". Poem. 18.

Forsberg, Nancy. Unnamed. Poem. 18 ...


Portfolio Vol. V N 3, Marilyn Koons, Sally Davidson, Marianna Stander, John Morton, Bonnie Tomlin, Helen Rhu, Carolyn Metcalf, Dick Harvey, Mary Vercoe, Jacque Hill, Earl W. Brannon, Barbara Hayne, Pete Burrows, Leslie Seagrave, Virginia Benson, Virginia Reynolds 2017 Denison University

Portfolio Vol. V N 3, Marilyn Koons, Sally Davidson, Marianna Stander, John Morton, Bonnie Tomlin, Helen Rhu, Carolyn Metcalf, Dick Harvey, Mary Vercoe, Jacque Hill, Earl W. Brannon, Barbara Hayne, Pete Burrows, Leslie Seagrave, Virginia Benson, Virginia Reynolds

Portfolio

Koons, Marilyn. "Apology". Poem. 5.

Koons, Marilyn. "A Woman's Request" Poem. 5.

Davidson, Sally. "Of the Present". Poem. 5.

Koons, Marilyn. "Escape in Memory". Poem. 5.

Stander, Marianna. "Self Portrait". Picture. 5.

Morton, John. "Consumer's Victory". Prose. 6.

Rhu, Helen. "Prize Winning Poem". Poem. 8.

Rhu, Helen. "To the Victor". Poem. 8.

Rhu, Helen. "Fantasy at Midnight". Poem. 8.

Tomlin, Bonnie. "The Drag". Picture. 8.

Morse, Kay. "In Spite of all..." Prose. 9.

Metcalf, Carolyn. "Isolation". Cartoon. 12.

Koons, Marilyn. "In Black and White". Prose. 14.

Harvey, Dick. "Through Enemy Eyes". Prose. 15.

Vercoe, Mary. "Storm".Poem. 16 ...


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