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Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison 2017 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison

Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Words often change meaning over time. For example, until the 1960s, the word “gay” meant “Light-hearted and carefree” or “Brightly coloured; showy”.[1] But after the 1960’s, the definition of “gay” drastically changed, to meaning a “homosexual.”[2]When you're with the Flintstones, Have a yabba dabba-do time A dabba-do time, We'll have a gay old time!”[3] This means that when we look at the theme song for the classic cartoon The Flinstones, we should not apply our definition of what gay means to how it is used in the theme song. Definitions of marriage work ...


Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons 2017 Salve Regina University

Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

This Senior History thesis entitled, Johnson's War: How Vietnam Tarnished a Presidency, dives into the controversial and often questioned success of Lyndon Johnson as President of the United States. Specifically, the Vietnam War and its harsh effect on Johnson and the United States is debated throughout. The context expresses how Johnson's presidency would forever be tarnished by the stain the Vietnam War has left in American history. The steps taken during the Johnson administration were proven to be quite harmful to his reputation and the success of the nation. The decisions made and consequences that came with the ...


The Dido Story In Accounts Of Early Modern European Imperialism— An Anthology, Andrew Newman 2017 State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Dido Story In Accounts Of Early Modern European Imperialism— An Anthology, Andrew Newman

Department of English Faculty Publications

This anthology of excerpts from histories and travel accounts composed during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries features representations of indigenous oral traditions about the founding of European colonies in Sri Lanka, Melaka, Gujarat, Cambodia, Manila, Jakarta, Taiwan, New York and the Cape of Good Hope. According to these accounts, the colonists first requested as much land as the hide of an ox could cover, and then cut that hide into strips and claimed all the land they could encircle. The “ox-hide measure” is a widely-attested folkloric motif. The introduction, however, questions assumptions about the reliability of oral traditions and ...


Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman 2017 Western Kentucky University

Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As a male actor of female Dan characters, Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) is known throughout the world as the most representative performer of Chinese opera – particularly for his performance of Concubine Yu in the Peking opera Farewell My Concubine. A feminist analysis of his work in this opera reveals a series of assumptions about the definition of “Woman” in both theatre and life. This project is solo performance piece formatted in a series of open letters to Mei Lanfang, interspersed with personal stories investigating what it truly means to be a Woman – as an actor, a Christian, a feminist, a traveler ...


Who I Am, Andrea Curtade 2017 Humboldt State University

Who I Am, Andrea Curtade

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá, Jéssica Melgoza 2017 Humboldt State University

Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá, Jéssica Melgoza

Toyon Literary Magazine

No abstract provided.


Regaños, Ihovanna Huezo . 2017 Humboldt State University

Regaños, Ihovanna Huezo .

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Paper Girls, Sydney Hubbel 2017 Humboldt State University

Paper Girls, Sydney Hubbel

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Lent 4 Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Lent 4 Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Lent Iv One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Lent Iv One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Tolkien In The New Century: Essays In Honor Of Tom Shippey (2014), Edited By John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, And Robin Anne Reid, Gergely Nagy 2017 Independent Scholar

Tolkien In The New Century: Essays In Honor Of Tom Shippey (2014), Edited By John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, And Robin Anne Reid, Gergely Nagy

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Gergely Nagy of Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (2014), edited by John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, Robin Anne Reic


The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII


Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016) Edited By Stephen W. Potts, Martin Simonson 2017 The University of the Basque Country, Vitoria

Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016) Edited By Stephen W. Potts, Martin Simonson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Martin Simonson of Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016), edited by Stephen W. Potts


Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou 2017 Pepperdine University

Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In an attempt to contribute to how ministries and Christian academia is addressing issues of diversity, I am conducting a study to analyze correlations between ethnicity and styles/values of leadership. The goal is to uncover whether or not a particular ethnicity generally prefers one style of leadership over another. Past research on the subject has already seen that, in the business world, certain practices work better than others. For example, those from an Asian culture are more likely to prefer formality and authority as opposed to the collaborative and relationship-oriented style of leadership found in America. I will contribute ...


The Giving Trees: The (Un)Sustainability Of Palm Oil In Indonesia, Amber Rosche 2017 Pepperdine University

The Giving Trees: The (Un)Sustainability Of Palm Oil In Indonesia, Amber Rosche

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

Palm oil is the main source of cooking oil for much of Africa, Asia and Brazil. Due to the increasingly high demand for palm oil, countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia have cleared millions of acres of tropical rainforests to create space for oil palm plantations. This deforestation has led to extreme environmental and social concerns such as the burning of peatlands, the endangerment of a number of species, including the Sumatran Tiger, rhinos and orangutans, and the displacement of native populations. Indonesia is the world’s largest consumer and producer of palm oil, producing almost half of the world ...


Standing Up For Standing Rock: Environmental Racism In Modern America, Lizzy LeBleu 2017 Pepperdine University

Standing Up For Standing Rock: Environmental Racism In Modern America, Lizzy Lebleu

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In this essay, I explore the implications of environmental racism among our national and global neighbors.


Simulations Of The Androgynous Society: Shattering Gender Stereotypes In George Eliot’S Silas Marner, Jessica L. Wall 2017 Pepperdine University

Simulations Of The Androgynous Society: Shattering Gender Stereotypes In George Eliot’S Silas Marner, Jessica L. Wall

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This paper examines George Eliot's novel Silas Marner and the compelling argument it asserts against Victorian gender stereotypes. Through the contradictory successes of characters that fail to conform to their expected niches, Eliot presents her revolutionary vision for an androgynous society. Most notably, Silas’s accidental motherhood redeems his purpose while saving Eppie's life, Priscilla's ability to protect the well-being of her family stems from her avoidance of a husband and assumption of a “masculine” managerial position, and Eppie’s idyllic life with Silas is preserved by her refusal to be treated as a possession by male ...


Hollywood, The Media, And The Alteration Of Image In The 1940s, Sean M. Conrad 2017 Pepperdine University

Hollywood, The Media, And The Alteration Of Image In The 1940s, Sean M. Conrad

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

I am currently writing a feature-length screenplay entitled Klara based on true events and people surrounding the rise of Nazi Germany and the exile of Jewish-German intellectuals to America during 1933-1945. The narrative is grounded in the work of the European Film Fund (1938-1948), the Paul Kohner Talent Agency, and the various agents of propaganda at work both in Nazi Germany and America during this time period. Through my research I hope to explicate how Jewish-German exile in America influenced not only those exiled, but also the burgeoning American film industry and how the cross-cultural intersection of media propaganda, both ...


Jane Addams's Critique Of Capitalism As Patriarchal, Marilyn Fischer 2017 University of Dayton

Jane Addams's Critique Of Capitalism As Patriarchal, Marilyn Fischer

Marilyn Fischer

This essay is a response to Seigfried's invitation to explore historical writings of women within the pragmatist tradition. In the first part, I show how Dewey's and Addams's shared appreciation of evolutionary perspectives, concrete experience, context, and sympathetic understanding led them to similar conceptions of social democracy and similar critiques of industrial capitalism. In Part II, I explain how Addams's critique of industrial capitalism goes beyond Dewey's in explicitly linking capitalism With philanthropy as then practiced, and criticizing both as patriarchal. In Part III, I compare Addams's account to that of socialist feminists, and ...


Trojan Women And Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams On Domestic Violence, Marilyn Fischer 2017 University of Dayton

Trojan Women And Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams On Domestic Violence, Marilyn Fischer

Marilyn Fischer

In this discussion I will show how Addams used these bodies of knowledge in shaping a pragmatist-feminist analysis of the devil baby tales and of domestic violence. Pragmatists begin with people's concrete experience within specific, lived contexts and then return to experience to test their theories and concepts. Feminist pragmatists such as Addams give women's experiences central place. In her analysis of the devil baby tales and domestic violence, Addams presents the most marginalized women, not merely as victims, but as agents and artists in their own right.


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