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Sonic Intolerance : Aural Yellowface During The Golden Age Of American Radio., Greyson Perry Neff 2017 University of Louisville

Sonic Intolerance : Aural Yellowface During The Golden Age Of American Radio., Greyson Perry Neff

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The position of the Asian in the American popular imagination has a long history, stretching back to nineteenth century vaudeville theatrical performances and remaining largely unchanged throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Portrayed as simultaneously cunning and ignorant, spiritual and corrupt, or submissive and sexualized, Oriental stereotypes have remained firmly entrenched in popular culture. While perceptions of race exist largely in a visual sense, a closer look at how people heard racial differences opens up new avenues for scholarly interpretation of the social construction of race and the shifting notions of citizenship. This thesis will investigate how listeners ...


Laughing At Ourselves: Music And Identity In Comedic Performance, Peter Trigg 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Laughing At Ourselves: Music And Identity In Comedic Performance, Peter Trigg

Masters Theses

Standup comedy actively performs and engages with constructions of self and social identity, especially in terms of ethnic difference and the negotiation of American race relations. Musical comedy, wherein standup comedians perform song onstage, represents one facet of this expression that configures musical texts and expectations in the service of cultural observation and critique. Bo Burnham and Reggie Watts characterize two disparate approaches to the practice based on their aesthetic tastes, existential anxieties, and racial experiences. The two present their respective identities onstage in relation to a changing American political landscape of the early 21st century that has seen widespread ...


Man/Boy., Nick Hartman 2017 University of Louisville

Man/Boy., Nick Hartman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Verisimilitude, or the appearance of being true, is a concept I turn upside down; relating it to a guise I wear as a contemporary male in a society dictated by learned social behavior and gender norms. Cultural iconography and expected gender norms are tropes I confront within my artwork. Drawings of seemingly everyday objects act as meditations or a fetishized repetition of supposed unobtainable objects and ideals that deal with masculine societal norms. Manliness, machismo, masculinity… it is all a culturally learned and expected pose placed on all men. Coming to the realization that I do not necessarily fit into ...


Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek) 2017 University of Louisville

Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the feminist significance of Anya Seton’s historical novels, My Theodosia (1941), Katherine (1954), and The Winthrop Woman (1958). The two main goals of this project are to 1.) identify and explain the reasons why Seton’s historical novels have not received the scholarly attention they are due, and 2.) to call attention to the ways in which My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman offer important feminist interventions to patriarchal social order. Ultimately, I argue that My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman deserve more scholarly attention because they are significant contributions to women’s literature ...


Dead Places : American Horror, Placelessness, And Globalization., Katherine Ashley Wagner 2017 University of Louisville

Dead Places : American Horror, Placelessness, And Globalization., Katherine Ashley Wagner

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation investigates particular American anxieties concerning cultural identity and place, particularly fears about America’s place (or lack thereof) within the global world, that can be seen throughout much of post-WWII American horror literature and film. More specifically, this project explores how an existent pattern of visual and narrative depictions of destroyed bodies and places illustrates larger tensions and fears about placelessness—the affect and effect of incomplete, partial, or inauthentic relationships with the places that provide cultural and individual identity and meaning. I argue that representations of placelessness within American horror texts become vehicles for addressing and signifying ...


"This Aggression Will Not Stand": The Coens On Masculinity, Evan Kelly 2017 Bowling Green State University

"This Aggression Will Not Stand": The Coens On Masculinity, Evan Kelly

Honors Projects

This research examines the constructions of masculinity within the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Through textual analysis of three film, Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998), three key themes emerge: masculinity as performance, children and family as ego extensions, toxic masculinity personified, and children and redemption through rejection of hegemonic masculinity. Comprehensively, the paper seeks to prove the Coens uniquely construct masculinity as a performance which can override public policy and interpersonal prosperity. This research serves several functions. First, it recasts the Coens as cutting-edge progressive filmmakers, despite their protestations to the contrary. What we ...


True Crime As A Literature Of Advocacy, Leslie Rowen 2017 Bellarmine University

True Crime As A Literature Of Advocacy, Leslie Rowen

Undergraduate Theses

True crime is often dismissed as a genre of cheap paperbacks with little literary merit and highly sensational, pornographic content. By contrast, my paper proposes an alternative literary history of true crime which merits further investigation because of its focus on advocating for justice where the justice system failed. I begin with Catharine Williams’ 1833 piece Fall River: An Authentic Narrative, an early example from true crime literature. The text disputes the acquittal of a Methodist preacher for the murder of a female mill worker, arguing that the trial was unfairly slanted in the defendant’s favor. More than a ...


Powell, Joseph, B. 1949 (Fa 1020), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Powell, Joseph, B. 1949 (Fa 1020), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1020. Folk studies student project titled: “Christmas Customs in My Family,” which includes descriptions and survey sheets of Christmas practices in Grayson County, Kentucky. Survey sheets include brief descriptions of customs, stories, and beliefs, informant’s name, and motif index number.


1st Place: Critical Media Literacy: Liberating The "Criminal" And Empowering African American Males (Contest Entry), Talia Cain 2017 Chapman University

1st Place: Critical Media Literacy: Liberating The "Criminal" And Empowering African American Males (Contest Entry), Talia Cain

Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize

This is Talia Cain's submission for the 2017 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize, which won first place. She wrote about how media contributes to the criminalization of African American males and the effects of this on African American male students.

Talia is a sophomore at Chapman University, majoring in Integrated Educational Studies. Her faculty mentor is Professor Anne Steketee.


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.


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/


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 ...


Portfolio Vol. V N 2, Marilynn Koons, J.G. Rucker, John Wyman, Marace Tolan, Edward A. Wright, Virginia Benson, Moll Wilhelm, Alice Rolph, Mary Vercoe 2017 Denison University

Portfolio Vol. V N 2, Marilynn Koons, J.G. Rucker, John Wyman, Marace Tolan, Edward A. Wright, Virginia Benson, Moll Wilhelm, Alice Rolph, Mary Vercoe

Portfolio

Koons, Marilynn. "America Is". Poem. 4.

Rucker, J.G. "Nothing but the Beat". Prose. 5.

Wyman, John. "Pringle". Prose. 6.

Tolan, Marace. "Hands at Midnight". Poem. 7.

Wright, Edward A. "All in a Day's Work". Prose. 8.

Benson, Virginia. "Now is the Time". Prose. 9.

Moll, Wilhelm. "The Dead Lover". Prose. 12.

Flammt, Marga. "Escape". Poem. 14.

Rolph, Alice. "Fancy's Flight". Poem. 14.

Vercoe, Mary. "Future". Poem. 14.

Klammt,Marga. "Parting". Poem. 14.

Anonymous. "Denisoniana". Picture. 10.

Benson, Virginia. "Marquand-H.M. Pulham. Esquire". Prose. 15.

Benson, Virginia. "Junior Miss". Prose. 15.

Reynolds, Virginia. "Stubs of the Jungle". Prose ...


Portfolio Vol. V N 1, Franklin M. Dippery, Margaret Shields, Toby Raymond, Scott Pruyn, Maurice Tolan, Virginia Benson, Hoyt Leon Sharman, Ervin Nussbaum, Pat Brannon, Leslie Seagrave, Charles Jones, Peggy Collins, Duke Smith 2017 Denison University

Portfolio Vol. V N 1, Franklin M. Dippery, Margaret Shields, Toby Raymond, Scott Pruyn, Maurice Tolan, Virginia Benson, Hoyt Leon Sharman, Ervin Nussbaum, Pat Brannon, Leslie Seagrave, Charles Jones, Peggy Collins, Duke Smith

Portfolio

Dippery, Franklin M. Unnamed. Prose. 2.

Shields, Margaret. "The Dance". Prose. 4.

Raymond, Toby. "Tundra". Prose. 7.

Pruyn, Scott. "Lest We Forget". Poem. 9.

Tolan, Maurice. "Pronounced 'Mejico'". Picture. 10.

Phillips, Alison. "Pronounced "Mejico"". Prose. 10.

Benson, Virginia. "Matter of Opinion". Poem. 12.

Benson, Virginia. "Cloud Shadows". Poem. 12.

Benson, Virginia. "Autumn Organist". Poem. 12.

Sherman, Hoyt Leon. "Orchard". Picture. 12.

Nussbaum, Ervin. "The End of John Brown". Picture. 13.

Brannon, Pat. "Revolution". Poem. 13.

Anonymous, Pat. "A Dream". Poem. 13.

Anonymous, Pat. "Her". Poem. 13.

Seagrave, Leslie. "Tibetan Rug". Prose. 14.

Benson, Virginia. "Cronin-The Keys of the Kingdom". Prose ...


Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol 2017 Cedarville University

Promise That You Will Sing About Me: Kendrick Lamar In Posterity, Brandon Apol

Music and Worship Student Presentations

Sometimes it would seem that the quietest moments turn out to have the loudest repercussions. This would seem to be a consistent case for twenty eight-year old Kendrick Lamar, whose career has been defined by surprise and unannounced publications of music that shortly afterward are spun into respected works of art. With an album that no one anticipated going to the 2013 Grammy awards, another album that leaked a week ahead of schedule (and brought Kendrick 5 Grammys), and an album that was released with almost no warning whatsoever, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth makes headlines with his art; of this there ...


Religion And Violence In Jesse James Films, 1972–2010, Travis Warren Cooper 2017 Indiana University - Bloomington

Religion And Violence In Jesse James Films, 1972–2010, Travis Warren Cooper

Journal of Religion & Film

This essay analyzes recent depictions of Jesse James in cinema, examining filmic portrayals of the figure between the years of 1972 and 2010. Working from the intersection of the anthropology of film and religious studies approaches to popular culture, the essay fills significant gaps in the study of James folklore. As no substantial examinations of the religious aspects of the James myths exist, I hone in on the legend’s religiosity as contested in filmic form. Films, including revisionist Westerns, are not unlike oral-history statements recorded and analyzed by anthropologists, folklorists, and ethnographers. Jesse James movies, in other words, have ...


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