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Entire Issue, Luke Jungermann, Hannah Shiner 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

Entire Issue, Luke Jungermann, Hannah Shiner

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Disabilities In Middle-Grade Literature, Heather Mufford 2018 The College at Brockport

Disabilities In Middle-Grade Literature, Heather Mufford

Senior Honors Theses

This Honors Senior Thesis explores textual themes regarding disability in literary works featuring protagonists with a disability. In particular, it analyzes the role of literature as a way to provide exposure to and connection with the life experiences of a protagonist with a disability. The author then uses that information to generate insight into how she should approach her own creative writing project—a young adult novel portraying the lived experience of a 13-year-old male protagonist with bipolar disorder. The author focuses her attention on three works: Izzy, Willy Nilly (Cynthia Voight, 1986), The Curious Incident of the Dog in ...


Power Negotiations: A Fiction Collection, Kyra Kondis 2018 Southern Methodist University

Power Negotiations: A Fiction Collection, Kyra Kondis

English Undergraduate Distinction Projects

Though each story in this four-story collection explores a different topic, perspective, and/or narrative style, the stories are linked by the common theme of power. Material prompts readers to question the concept of power; how is power negotiated in different settings and contexts? How does gender affect power? How does psyche and ability affect power? And, perhaps most importantly, how do we reconcile – or fail to reconcile – imbalances of power?


Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon, Jerri Dale Bourrous 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon, Jerri Dale Bourrous

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Set mainly in Los Angeles in 2008, Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon is a novella that explores familial relations and what truly constitutes a family. Joni and Grace face the sudden, violent death of their estranged mother, Beverly, and decide to search for their father’s family. As Joni struggles with commitment and Grace is conflicted about impending motherhood, one relative leads to another and they travel across the country to discover Beverly’s secrets, as well as the truth about their father.


The Japanese Client: A Novel, Andrew Aulner 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Japanese Client: A Novel, Andrew Aulner

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The Japanese Client is a novel within the hardboiled, noir fiction genre, a style that emerged during the era of Prohibition and features morally conflicted heroes, complex plotlines, larger-than-life characters, and a general air of intrigue. Perhaps the most important element of the noir novel is its protagonist’s search for what is good and true while surrounded by cynicism and corruption. The novel centers on Rick Dale, a World War II veteran operating as a private detective in 1948 Omaha. Rick is hired by Mariko Meyer, a Japanese- American woman, to find her missing father. Along the way, the ...


The Religious Sensibility Of William Trevor (1928-2016), Eamon Maher 2018 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

The Religious Sensibility Of William Trevor (1928-2016), Eamon Maher

Articles

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Experience Bobo Experience, Sara Smith 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

Experience Bobo Experience, Sara Smith

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Experience Bobo Experience -by Sara Marie Smith (Artist Statements and Images of work)

Spring 2018-CSUMB Undergraduate Capstone Project/ Visual Public Arts Department

My Senior Capstone is about using inspirational wisdom from acknowledged sources to address the quandaries of our human experiences. I have chosen a cognitive clown, named Bobo, to investigate Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Watts. Bobo, my character, goes on a journey of learning. Bobo is a line drawing, rendered in marker, with a circular head, two dot eyes, three puffs of hair with a clown smile and clown clothing. Experience Bobo Experience speaks to viewers ...


What We Say: Exploring Well-Versed Messaging In The Tradition Of Black Americana, Brenda Bell Brown 2018 Hamline University

What We Say: Exploring Well-Versed Messaging In The Tradition Of Black Americana, Brenda Bell Brown

Creative Writing Programs

What We Say: Exploring Well-Versed Messaging in the Music, Literary and Cloth Traditions of Black Americana—serves as an exhibition of coded cypher without disclosing the inherent secret to deciphering the code. It is the script for the enigma, sans the full disclosure of meaning. It is the novel, without the cliff notes; the song without the mind-blowing lilt; the telling of the secret, without the whisper. I am giving you the truth, out loud, to provide relief through kinship connection to long-time sufferers who wandered for a long time wondering “what is wrong with me?” and seldom got an ...


Heavy Water: A Novel, Ch. 1-8, Sophia Shelton 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Heavy Water: A Novel, Ch. 1-8, Sophia Shelton

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Lonely This Side Of Nowhere, Anne Okonowski 2018 Northern Michigan University

Lonely This Side Of Nowhere, Anne Okonowski

All NMU Master's Theses

In this creative work, the writer explores familial relationships as well as what is home. Combining nonfiction essays, fiction, poetry, and images in one narrative, this work is comprised of multiple stories to create a related narrative. This project is a celebration of storytelling through multiple genres, and draws from multiple sources of inspiration, including both creative and critical works.


The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall 2018 Northern Michigan University

The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall

All NMU Master's Theses

These chapters start off a novel that follows Simon Jones, a man brought back to the city of Decatur, Illinois by the death of his sister. Simon is left taking care of Jeffrey, a ten-year-old boy with an arm that loses skin constantly and glows a dull white. While Simon and Jeffrey navigate their grief and uncertain futures, the city is rocked by a series of murders that target “divergents,” people with physical abnormalities like Jeffrey’s arm. The Wrong Side of Yesterday is a novel that uses elements of magical realism and mystery to explore issues of grief, disability ...


Women Of The South: A Creative Exploration Of The Identity Of Women In The Southeastern U.S., Catherine Sharp 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Women Of The South: A Creative Exploration Of The Identity Of Women In The Southeastern U.S., Catherine Sharp

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Lost Artist: Biographical Fiction And The Identity Of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Alexandra Fradelizio 2018 Dominican University of California

The Lost Artist: Biographical Fiction And The Identity Of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Alexandra Fradelizio

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900-1948) is widely regarded as the first flapper of the Roaring 20s and is often recognized for her tumultuous marriage to acclaimed American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. As a female icon whose life was filled with salacious incidences and mental struggles, the image of Zelda continues to be reinterpreted in various movies, television series, and novels. However, very few center on her artistic pursuits of writing, painting, or dancing and how her desires to contribute to the art world were overshadowed and disrupted by her successful husband. Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald ...


Finding Valhalla: An Investigation Of Writing In The Mystery Genre, Patricia Shea 2018 University of Rhode Island

Finding Valhalla: An Investigation Of Writing In The Mystery Genre, Patricia Shea

Senior Honors Projects

John Truby states in The Anatomy of Story that, “Once you set up a hero and an opponent competing for the same goal, you must build up that conflict steadily until the final battle. Your purpose is to put constant pressure on your hero, because this is what will force him to change,” (Truby 94). Narratives often adhere to these principles, especially in the genre of mystery writing. In this genre, figuring out how your protagonist is going to solve their problem, and the steps they take to get there, is essential to laying the groundwork and clues for any ...


The Presentation Of Postmodern Sexuality In Short Fiction, Allie J. Kapus 2018 Liberty University

The Presentation Of Postmodern Sexuality In Short Fiction, Allie J. Kapus

Senior Honors Theses

Shifting norms in twentieth century western society, coupled with emerging postmodern thought in the 1960s, radically changed the ways in which people viewed sexuality, gender roles, and the institutions of marriage and the family. The literature of the postmodern era, namely short fiction, also reflects such ideological shifts. Literature is a powerful communicator of the human condition as well as a crucial means for reflecting the customs, beliefs, and norms of a society at the time of its writing. Such evolving differences as were occurring in the realm of sexuality came to be represented in postmodern literature. This thesis aims ...


Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


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