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Impressive Failures: Mavericks Of Film Authorship And The Impossibility Of Success In Hollywood, Tom S. Davies 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Impressive Failures: Mavericks Of Film Authorship And The Impossibility Of Success In Hollywood, Tom S. Davies

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

This dissertation directly challenges the critical and commercial primacy of success attached to Hollywood films and their filmmakers, especially when one argues for or against their quality and/or importance within cinematic history. Through a process of shifting and multiplying perspectives within a broader narrative that is critical of what separates success and failure, certain films and filmmakers that were judged as failures or disappointments under impossible prerequisites of creating a successful film––commercially, aesthetically, or both–– are, instead, reconsidered as constructive counterpoints to the expectations of the Hollywood economic field of production as well as to the inevitable disappointment ...


Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"Midway through Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, I thought we were witnessing one of the greatest visual experiences in movie history."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 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/valerian-and-the-city-of-a-thousand-planets/


Dunkirk (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Dunkirk (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"In an era of superhero movies galore, Dunkirk reminds us again of real human fragility and fear."

Posting about the movie Dunkirk 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/dunkirk


"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, Maya Brown 2017 Kent State University

"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, Maya Brown

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

The play-party was a social activity once practiced in rural America amongst Protestants in the latter half of the nineteenth century. With a desire to circumvent the church’s strict no dancing rules, as well as avoid reprimand, play-party adolescents adapted the lyrics and instrumentation of blackface minstrel songs to create a vocal music to accompany their play-party games. The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate that play-parties offered the space for the continuation and reinterpretation of minstrel practices, particularly song repertoire. In this paper, the children’s song “Jim Along Josey” is used as a case study ...


The Anti-Black Hero: Black Masculinity Media Representation As Seen In Netflix Series Luke Cage And Fox Series Empire, Meya Joyell Hemphill 2017 Kennesaw State University

The Anti-Black Hero: Black Masculinity Media Representation As Seen In Netflix Series Luke Cage And Fox Series Empire, Meya Joyell Hemphill

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

The reoccurrence of the Black Brute, the Thug, and the modern day Coon stereotypical images on current television narrowly defines Black masculinity as a monolithic experience. Young Black boys, are often unable to see themselves as those who are portrayed on television. The images they see on screen are sometimes not realistic. Unfortunately, for some young Black boys, these stereotypical images may heavily influence their own behavior. Society often criminalizes and demonizes young Black men as angry, violent, and dangerous. They pose as a supposed threat to society and are thought to be even more problematic as they age. Currently ...


Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas is the only forestry museum in the state. It preserves artifacts and educates visitors about Texas’ forest industry history. The museum has a Sawmill Town History Wing that is outdated and in need of a refreshing exhibit design based on current best practices. Using a previous museum audit as a guide, the new exhibit will have better flow, panel aesthetics, content, and interactive elements. By creating a new exhibit, the museum is better able to educate and entertain the visitors about Texas’ forest industry history.


Our Christian Nation: White Supremacy And The Making Of An American Theology, Sophia Driscoll Gamber 2017 Ursinus College

Our Christian Nation: White Supremacy And The Making Of An American Theology, Sophia Driscoll Gamber

Religious Studies Summer Fellows

What does it mean to be a “Christian nation,” a nation which is blessed by God above other nations? This moniker of divinity and chosen-ness has been in some way attached to the American project since its conception, though many in the ensuing years have criticized American life and culture as distinctly un-Christian. Furthermore, what does it mean to be American? To trace citizenship back to the origins of the nation reveals a sense of American-ness which is bound to whiteness. Since our earliest foundations, white supremacy has been in a close symbiotic relationship with our structures of government and ...


War For The Planet Of The Apes (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

War For The Planet Of The Apes (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"This movie asks us to side with the apes, to root against the human army that they face, and to feel elated at the prospect of a planet full of sentient apes, without sentient humans."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a review of the movie War for the Planet of the Apes 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/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes/


"The New Millennium's Passion For Standing Live Witness To Things:” The Epidemiology Of Isolation, Addiction And Redemption In David Foster Wallace’S Infinite Jest, Natalie C. Helberg 2017 Governors State University

"The New Millennium's Passion For Standing Live Witness To Things:” The Epidemiology Of Isolation, Addiction And Redemption In David Foster Wallace’S Infinite Jest, Natalie C. Helberg

All Student Theses

Infinite Jest is a one-thousand, seventy-nine page novel and it weighs almost three pounds; it is heavy in a literal and a spiritual sense. The novel is David Foster Wallace’s greatest achievement. It portrays characters who are dramatically isolated from one another and who cannot cope without some form of addiction. This addiction manifests itself in the form of an extreme dependence on drugs and/or technology to escape reality. This thesis first discusses the effects of technology on a society that is lonely and isolated. Then, two major characters with substance abuse issues are analyzed in an effort ...


The Paule Marshall Collection, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Paule Marshall Collection, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

In this collection you will find an incomplete typescript from one of Paule Marshall’s published works, her first novel, Brown Girl, Brownstone.


The Papers Of Nina Schneider, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Papers Of Nina Schneider, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

This collection contains materials primarily about Nina Schneider, although there are some items related to her husband Herman as well. There are articles, biographical information, book reviews (in different languages), press releases, fan mail, photographs, and program data. There are also Ms. Schneider’s diaries/letters, her lectures and speeches (with notes), poetry that she wrote, items regarding her only published book The Woman Who Lived in a Prologue as well as bound copies of the final manuscript. In addition, there are drafts, notes, and several chapters of her unpublished book Coming to Terms: A Fact Finding Memoir. Finally, there ...


The Papers Of Norman Rosten, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Papers Of Norman Rosten, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

This collection contains items such as original drafts of published works, photographs, playbills, interviews, reviews, correspondences, and scripts. There is also some publicity material for his screenplay A View From the Bridge, an original radio script for Death of a King, as well as final revisions. In addition, there are newspaper clippings, magazine articles and some interviews Mr. Rosten gave during his term as Brooklyn’s Poet Laureate.


The Papers Of Laura Benet, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Papers Of Laura Benet, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

The Papers of Laura Benet consists of Ms. Benet’s personal diaries, several folders of correspondence, and the proof of her book Famous American Humorists (1959). There is also a copy of Ms. Benet’s memoir titled When William Rose, Stephen Vincent and I were Young (1976).


The Same Ten People (Stps) Of Rockville: Volunteerism, Preservation, And Sense Of Community In Small-Town Southern Utah, Tori Edwards 2017 Utah State University

The Same Ten People (Stps) Of Rockville: Volunteerism, Preservation, And Sense Of Community In Small-Town Southern Utah, Tori Edwards

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the central role that volunteerism plays in creating a strong sense of sense of place and community within the town of Rockville, Utah, located 4.7 miles from Zion National Park. Rockville has no commercial businesses within its boundaries and relies heavily upon the volunteer efforts of its residents to carry out the majority of civil services within the town. Drawing from interviews of the STP’s (a group of Rockville residents who volunteer on a regular basis), this thesis highlights how the act of volunteerism helps residents feel membership within their community. This thesis also looks ...


Who Exactly Is Living La Vida Loca: The Legal And Political Consequences Of Latino-Latina Ethnic And Racial Stereotypes In Film And Other Media, Ediberto Román 2017 Florida International University College of Law

Who Exactly Is Living La Vida Loca: The Legal And Political Consequences Of Latino-Latina Ethnic And Racial Stereotypes In Film And Other Media, Ediberto Román

Ediberto Roman

This piece, however, will not simply expose the insidious stereotypes of Latinas and Latinos. It will undertake the more involved task of drawing a nexus between the societal prejudice which leads to the stereotyping and the legal and political consequences that result from it. Specifically, I argue that these media images, myths, metaphors, and stereotypes play a critical role in establishing society's vision of Latinas and Latinos. In other words, these stereotypes serve to reinforce both the characterizations of Latinas and Latinos from the perspectives of both the dominant and the dominated. These stereotypes, in turn, foster and perpetuate ...


Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett 2017 Cleveland State University, Kent State University

Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett

Helen Liggett

Standing right, looking towards far left corner, after planting


Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett 2017 Cleveland State University, Kent State University

Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett

Helen Liggett

Standing left back, looking towards right front of lot after planting


Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett 2017 Cleveland State University, Kent State University

Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:Near 1475 120th St T06, Helen Liggett

Helen Liggett

Lot before planting


Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:2nd Rt On Kelton T03, Helen Liggett 2017 Cleveland State University, Kent State University

Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:2nd Rt On Kelton T03, Helen Liggett

Helen Liggett

2nd Rt on Kelton, close look at one of the planted beds


Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:1487 116th St T01, Helen Liggett 2017 Cleveland State University, Kent State University

Moving Glenville Forward, Re-Imagining Cleveland 3:1487 116th St T01, Helen Liggett

Helen Liggett

1487 116th St, after planting, looking at from left to make new tree more visible


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