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"What's That Noise?": Paying Attention To Perception, Excess, And Meta-Art In David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp, Christopher McCarthy 2012 Minnesota State University - Mankato

"What's That Noise?": Paying Attention To Perception, Excess, And Meta-Art In David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp, Christopher Mccarthy

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In his graphic novel Asterios Polyp David Mazzucchelli is concerned with the nature of human perception. He highlights the limitations of perception through his title character's struggle to find a new way to filter information from the world around him. Mazzucchelli reminds us that no matter which method a person uses to look at the world there will always be excess details that he or she will ignore or simply not notice due to perceptual blind spots. I argue that, while Asterios gains a new method for perceiving the world, his true victory is in his acknowledgement that all ...


Abolition And Activism: The Present Uses Of Literary Criticism, James Dawes 2011 Macalester College

Abolition And Activism: The Present Uses Of Literary Criticism, James Dawes

James Dawes

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Hands, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Hands, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Surviving The Waterless Flood: Feminism And Ecofeminsim In Margaret Atwood’S The Handmaid’S Tale, Oryx And Crake, And The Year Of The Flood, karen Stein 2011 University of Rhode Island

Surviving The Waterless Flood: Feminism And Ecofeminsim In Margaret Atwood’S The Handmaid’S Tale, Oryx And Crake, And The Year Of The Flood, Karen Stein

Karen F Stein

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Rachel Carson, karen Stein 2011 University of Rhode Island

Rachel Carson, Karen Stein

Karen F Stein

Rachel Carson is the twentieth century's most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean's wonders. Silent Spring, her compelling expose of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit. Carson's work challenges the belief that science and technology can control the natural world. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature's power and beauty, and ...


Abraham Lincoln & The Colony On Ile-A-Vache, Robert Bray 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Abraham Lincoln & The Colony On Ile-A-Vache, Robert Bray

Robert Bray

Just after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect (1 Jan 1863) Abraham Lincoln signed a contract with two New York capitalists to transport 500 newly-freed ex-slaves to Ile-a-Vache, Haiti, where they would, under company supervision, found and maintain a colony. From the start, little went right. Failure was due largely to mismanagement and chicanery on the part of the company. The emigrants lived (and died) miserably on Ile-a-Vache for nearly a year, until they were returned to the U. S. on a government transport ship in March, 1864. The debacle seems to have cured Lincoln of his fascination with colonization.


Sacrificio, Violencia Y Nación En Lituma En Los Andes De Mario Vargas Llosa, Cesar Valverde 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Sacrificio, Violencia Y Nación En Lituma En Los Andes De Mario Vargas Llosa, Cesar Valverde

Cesar Valverde

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Poe-Tic Justice, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Poe-Tic Justice, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Pool Party, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Pool Party, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Cyberspace, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Cyberspace, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Heirloom, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Heirloom, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Temple Of Truth, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Temple Of Truth, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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Journey Of Bread, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

Journey Of Bread, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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A Journey Of Bread, Holly Butchyk 2011 Trinity College

A Journey Of Bread, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

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My “Country” Lies Over The Ocean: Seasteading And Polycentric Law, Allen P. Mendenhall 2011 Huntingdon College; Faulkner University; Supreme Court of Alabama

My “Country” Lies Over The Ocean: Seasteading And Polycentric Law, Allen P. Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall

This essay considers the implications of the Seasteading Institute upon notions of law and sovereignty and argues that seasteading could make possible the implementation or ordering of polycentric legal systems while providing evidence for the viability of private-property anarchism or anarchocapitalism, at least in their nascent forms. This essay follows in the wake of Edward P. Stringham’s edition Anarchy and the Law and treats seasteading and polycentric law as concrete realities that lend credence to certain anarchist theories. Polycentric law in particular allows for institutional diversity that enables a multiplicity of rules to coexist and even compete in the ...


Wisteria And Other Stories, Michael Clayton 2011 University of New Orleans

Wisteria And Other Stories, Michael Clayton

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

We are forever shaped by the worlds we live in. The following stories are musings on the importance of time and place and on the conflicts that arise for characters who are born into and who live with or rail against those forces. The stories are set in and around Laurel County, Georgia over a period of decades. They look at the people who are made there and the lessons they learn or fail to learn as they work to make their way there.


The Restinga, Valerie Harbolovic 2011 University of New Orleans

The Restinga, Valerie Harbolovic

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The Restinga explores dysfunctional sexual relationships in the familiar context of a love triangle, but it is set in the exotic African landscape of pre-war colonial Angola in 1960, where the author spent her childhood. The Restinga evolved from a short story presented at a graduate fiction workshop led by Joseph and Amanda Boyden at the University of New Orleans’ Madrid campus in the summer of 2007.

Research for this project included:

  • Many interviews with the author’s parents
  • Compilation and review of family home movies made at the time
  • Interview with Richard J. Houk, author of the article: “The ...


Frank And Gala, Heather M. McGrail 2011 University of New Orleans

Frank And Gala, Heather M. Mcgrail

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Through the gossip and rumors in a small town in Minnesota, the townspeople discuss and react to the Levison family's claimed perfection.


Total Men!: Literature, Nationalism, And Mascuilinity In Early Canada, Aaron J. Schneider 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Total Men!: Literature, Nationalism, And Mascuilinity In Early Canada, Aaron J. Schneider

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis identifies the figure of the totally competent man (a model of early Canadian masculinity distinguished by an unprecedented breadth of competence) as a recurrent feature of early Canadian literary texts, and examines the development and representation of this figure with particular attention to its deployment as a model of national manhood by early Canadian literary nationalists. It argues that the production of a broadly competent model of manhood as an ideal model of national manhood by early Canadian literary nationalists was an anxious work carried out in the face of real and sensible threats to the new nation ...


Demonizing Humans And Humanizing Demons: Postmodernism’S Revision Of Historical Figures, Courtney M. Brown 2011 Lehigh University

Demonizing Humans And Humanizing Demons: Postmodernism’S Revision Of Historical Figures, Courtney M. Brown

Eckardt Scholars Projects

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