Detached, 2017 Butler University
Detached, Liz Streiff
Illustration by Liz Streiff.
Interview With Meghan Daum, 2017 Butler University
Interview With Meghan Daum, Julian Wylie
Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. Since 2005, Daum has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, covering ...
Retaliation, 2017 Butler University
Retaliation, Sarah Coffing
Prose by Sarah Coffing.
Alopecia, 2017 Butler University
Alopecia, Laura Wilhelm
Poetry by Laura Wilhelm. Runner-Up in the 2017 Manuscripts Poetry Contest with Alessandra Lynch.
Seeing Lights, 2017 Butler University
Seeing Lights, Ariana Hays
Illustration by Ariana Hays.
Fake Tales Of San Francisco, 2017 Butler University
Fake Tales Of San Francisco, Caroline Hyde
Prose by Michelé Strachota.
Summer People, 2017 Butler University
Summer People, Claire Christoff
Poetry by Claire Christoff.
Alana Williams, 2017 Butler University
Alana Williams, Jebri —
Illustration by Jebri.
Interview With Robert Wrigley, 2017 Butler University
Interview With Robert Wrigley, Matthew Del Busto
Robert Wrigley is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems (2013), which won him the Pacific Northwest Book Award. During his visit to Butler, Wrigley sat down to talk with Manuscripts staff member Matt Del Busto about his most recent collection, titled after Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy, written almost 400 years prior. They discussed the power of poetry and melancholy in our lives. In 2016, Wrigley retired from a forty-year teaching career and currently lives in Idaho “in the woods on the side of a mountain” with his wife.
Illicit, 2017 Butler University
Illicit, Chelsea Yedinak
Prose by Chelsea Yedinak.
Fools, 2017 Butler University
Fools, Caitlyn Zegiestowsky
Illustration by Caitlyn Zegiestowsky.
Front Matter, 2017 Butler University
Front Matter, Manuscripts Staff
Includes table of contents and editor's note.
Blueprints, 2017 Winthrop University
Blueprints, Robert Blalock
This thesis statement is a written defense and an articulation of my thesis work Blueprints. Blueprints is a series of 78” X 42” indigo pencil on white paper drawings of clothed contemporary women in interaction with geometric objects. In this thesis statement, the method used to arrive at this body of work, my processes and materials, my artistic influences and artistic background will be discussed. My conclusion will connect the thread of ideas that ultimately led to Blueprints.
To The Moon And Back, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
To The Moon And Back, Michael Tyler Pennekamp
Theses and Dissertations
Almost fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the moon landing remains one of humankind’s most remarkable technological achievements. On the lunar surface, the Eagle’s flight crew left behind an American flag, mementos honoring those who lost their lives in the quest for such an achievement, and a plaque reading, “Here men from the planet Earth set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” Despite overwhelming proof of this achievement—radio transmissions, photographs, film, rock and soil samples—a sizable minority of Americans continue to view the Apollo 11 moon ...
Off The Grid, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Off The Grid, Matthew Owen Buffington
Theses and Dissertations
Off the Grid explores the messy relationship between public and private perceptions of our urban spaces, especially the tensions created when lived experience runs up against the physical and conceptual networks of cities: street grids, construction tape, and property lines. Incorporating different modes of spatial representation, from cartographic diagrams to isometric illustrations and Renaissance perspectives, this exhibition examines the role drawing plays in how we conceptualize the divisions and definitions of everyday space. The drawings engage the often overlooked detritus of city life, from layers of old graffiti to overgrown dirt piles and unmoored electrical wiring, that complicate our understanding ...
Creative Nonnatives: Painting Invasive Insects Of The United States, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Creative Nonnatives: Painting Invasive Insects Of The United States, Monica Tynan
Senior Honors Projects
An invasive species is a nonnative organism that may cause damage to an ecosystem. Invasive species cause problems in an environment by outcompeting native organisms for resources or by feeding upon native species. Invasive insects in particular can harm an ecosystem by consuming foliage and decreasing biodiversity. During my experience at the Preisser Lab at the University of Rhode Island, I witnessed rsthand the damage that invasive insects can do to a tree population, and I learned about how ecosystem dynamics can be disrupted by the introduction of a nonnative species.
My project portrays an aesthetically pleasing visualization of several ...
Transcendence Of Familial Expectations In Alison Bechdel’S Graphic Novels, 2017 Bowling Green State University
Transcendence Of Familial Expectations In Alison Bechdel’S Graphic Novels, Anna Priore
This thesis focuses on the graphic novels "Are You My Mother?" and "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel. I discuss the ways in which Bechdel highlights her own family’s atypical structure and how the ambiguous presentation of familial roles causes readers to see that being in a “queer” family is actually ordinary, just as being in an “ordinary” family is queer.
Paleoimagery: The Artistic Restoration Of Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life, 2017 Bowling Green State University
Paleoimagery: The Artistic Restoration Of Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life, Colin Mcnulty
My purpose in creating this paper is to research a holistic view of paleontological illustration (also called paleoimagery or paleoart). A thorough history of paleoimagery is outlined from its roots in biblical illustration in the 17th and 18th centuries approaching the modern day. A two-fold examination of the utility of art to communicate science and its use within the science of paleontology is also given. This includes discussions of the specific components of art pieces that help them to successfully communicate scientific ideas and examples of how paleoimagery contributes to paleontology. The author then outlines the conception and ...
Bleeding Ink: Creativity In Grief For Resilience, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Bleeding Ink: Creativity In Grief For Resilience, Gabriel E. Sayre
Senior Honors Projects
A venomous void pierces the present.
Emanating from the past, echoing to the future.
Seething sensations burrowing beneath the bone.
Seek a road, to not corrode.
Scribe or scribble, Scavenge salvation.
Settle cement of a new foundation.
Faceless fears fading,
weakening woes waning,
The Living Chain: An Applied Exploration Of Mythological Narrative And Traditional Printmaking Techniques, 2017 East Tennessee State University
The Living Chain: An Applied Exploration Of Mythological Narrative And Traditional Printmaking Techniques, Jordan M. Gillenwater
Undergraduate Honors Theses
The Living Chain is a body of work built to apply and analyze mythological narrative and traditional printmaking techniques. The work is a collection of prints telling an original narrative that derives much of its visual and thematic style from the works of the Baroque and Medieval periods, as well as significant influence from the prints of Gustave Doré. The purpose of this paper is to explore the ideas, mythologies, histories, and symbols found in and inspiring the work, in order to better understand the work’s purpose and its technical challenges. Additional focus is given to the historical significance ...