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Daughter Of The Shakers: The Story Of Eleanor Brooks Fairs, Johanne Grewell 2018 Hamilton College

Daughter Of The Shakers: The Story Of Eleanor Brooks Fairs, Johanne Grewell

American Communal Societies Quarterly

In this presentation I shall try to explain how Eldress Anna's "girls" got to the South Family, Watervliet, what their life was like when they lived with the Shakers and how that experience shaped their lives after they joined “the world.” I’m telling the story based on my recollections and on family records pertaining to one girl and her two sisters, orphans who were brought up by the Shakers. The girl was Eleanor Brooks Fairs, and my name is Johanne Fairs Grewell. Eleanor was my mother, and I do so wish she were here to tell her story ...


Shaker Messages From Mary Magdalene And John Calvin: Haughty Spirits, Bearing For The Dead, And The Problem Of History, Jane F. Crosthwaite 2018 Hamilton College

Shaker Messages From Mary Magdalene And John Calvin: Haughty Spirits, Bearing For The Dead, And The Problem Of History, Jane F. Crosthwaite

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Among the pleasures and puzzles of the Era of Manifestations are the many messages that Shaker instruments received from personages long dead. The responsibility and perhaps temptation of the scholar is to decode these messages, to analyze the intention of the instrument, the value of the message, and the utility of the experience for the larger Shaker enterprise.

I have chosen two messages to examine; although they are rather dissimilar—one being a life story from Mary Magdalene and the other a confession from John Calvin—they do have several features in common. They exemplify the range of messages recorded ...


The Interval Dissonance Rate In Chopin’S Études Op. 10, Nos. 1-4: Dissecting Arpeggiation, Chromaticism, And Linear Progressions, Nikita Mamedov 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Interval Dissonance Rate In Chopin’S Études Op. 10, Nos. 1-4: Dissecting Arpeggiation, Chromaticism, And Linear Progressions, Nikita Mamedov

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Chopin’s twenty-seven piano études display the composer’s poetic musical language, uniting keyboard techniques, virtuosity, and artistic imagery, while preserving Romantic lyricism and songfulness. Each of these studies is unique in its set of pianistic challenges, compositional processes, and difficulty level. Schenkerian analysis provides an interpretation of relationships between the notes that constitute the harmony and the melody. This type of analysis allows one to understand the theoretical aspects that are necessary to play Chopin’s études. The Schenkerian theories can be used to amalgamate pianism and performance with harmony and analysis. Furthermore, the Schenkerian understanding of these études ...


Voice, The Muscle Of The Soul: Finding Yourself Through Finding Your Voice, Kenneth Bozeman 2018 Lawrence University

Voice, The Muscle Of The Soul: Finding Yourself Through Finding Your Voice, Kenneth Bozeman

Convocations

Kenneth Bozeman, the Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music, presents “Voice, the Muscle of the Soul: Finding Yourself Through Finding Your Voice, ” in Lawrence University’s annual Honors Convocation.

The Honors Convocation publicly recognizes students and faculty recipients of awards and prizes for excellence in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, languages and music as well as demonstrated excellence in athletics and service to others. Bozeman was chosen as the 2018 recipient of Lawrence’s annual Faculty Convocation Award, which honors a faculty member for distinguished professional work. He is the ninth faculty member so honored.

According to Bozeman, a ...


Attack On Frost Giant: How Shingeki No Kyojin Examines The Nordic Cycle Of Fate, Rachel Truong 2018 University of San Diego

Attack On Frost Giant: How Shingeki No Kyojin Examines The Nordic Cycle Of Fate, Rachel Truong

Undergraduate Honors Theses

One of the most prevalent themes in Norse mythology is the cycle of destiny, which can never be changed, even by the will of the gods. This same idea is often presented in works that parallel their stories with those of Norse mythology, such as Hajime Isayama?s graphic novel, Attack on Titan. The presence of ancient stories in a modern storytelling medium opens the door to allowing these myths and the values and lessons they convey to endure into the modern day. This study explores the strong parallels between Attack on Titan and Norse mythology to reveal how Isayama ...


Shifting Expectations: Revisiting Core Concepts Of Academic Librarianship In Undergraduate Classes With A Digital Humanities Focus, Melanie Griffin, Tomaro I. Taylor 2018 University of South Florida

Shifting Expectations: Revisiting Core Concepts Of Academic Librarianship In Undergraduate Classes With A Digital Humanities Focus, Melanie Griffin, Tomaro I. Taylor

Melanie Griffin

This article explores best practices for supporting digital humanities (DH) activity and pedagogy in the undergraduate classroom on campuses without a DH center in the library. By examining specific aspects of librarians' curricular engagements, with a particular focus on reference and instructional activity, we discuss how reenvisioning these services aids in the development of effective support for both faculty and students engaged in DH. An included case study illustrates how redefining “traditional” librarian liaison roles and shifting expectations of faculty from one-shot instruction sessions to embedded librarianship models can be put into practice in undergraduate classrooms with a DH focus ...


From Useful Craft To Works Of Art: The Transformation Of Quilting In The United States From The Nineteenth Century, 1893-1933, Victoria Crozier 2018 Seton Hall University

From Useful Craft To Works Of Art: The Transformation Of Quilting In The United States From The Nineteenth Century, 1893-1933, Victoria Crozier

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Quilting in the United States transitioned from a useful home craft to an art form from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s in response to industrialization. Before industrialization, quilting was seen as a primarily women’s craft and because of that was not given respect as an art form. During industrialization the American people had a nostalgia for times past because of fast paced growth, and therefore quilting and other home crafts started to become more prevalent. This nostalgia led to the start of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States that brought home crafts such as crochet ...


Mafia And Globalization: The Consequences Of Economic Integration Without Legal Symmetry, Benjamin White 2018 University of San Diego

Mafia And Globalization: The Consequences Of Economic Integration Without Legal Symmetry, Benjamin White

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project will examine the relationship between mafia and globalization through the lenses of two case studies, focusing on the Calabrian criminal organization known as ‘Ndrangheta. The first case study revolves around the Port of Gioia Tauro, which serves as the drug trafficking hub of ‘Ndrangheta and is emblematic of the overall trends in global commercial traffic and security deficits. The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how ‘Ndrangheta exploits the advanced economic integration that began in the 1990s and continues to exist in the gap between frantic commercial activity and limited government oversight. This case study begins ...


Comparing U.S. And French Approaches To Counterterrorism In Africa, Alexa Audino 2018 University of San Diego

Comparing U.S. And French Approaches To Counterterrorism In Africa, Alexa Audino

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Although terrorism is typically associated, in the U.S., with the Middle East, there is also a significant presence of terrorist groups in Africa. Both the United States and France are involved in counterterrorism in the Sahel region, where the two states often work together. However, the strategies of the U.S. and France in this region also frequently diverge. This project analyzes the differences in the strategies taken by France and the United States in counterterrorism interventions in the Sahel, specifically studying the ways in which these two countries are fighting Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ...


Historical Vignette-- An Example: Why The History Of Prison Reform Is Called "The Hidden Heritage", Thom Gehring 2018 California State University San Bernardino

Historical Vignette-- An Example: Why The History Of Prison Reform Is Called "The Hidden Heritage", Thom Gehring

Journal of Prison Education and Reentry

Historical vignette-- An example: Why the history of prison reform is called "The Hidden Heritage"


The Lebanese Diaspora: An Exploration Of Assimilation And Success In The United States, Elissa Haddad 2018 University of San Diego

The Lebanese Diaspora: An Exploration Of Assimilation And Success In The United States, Elissa Haddad

Dissertations

Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, people from Lebanon began moving in large numbers to North and South America, Africa and Northern Europe. Today, the Lebanese diaspora is estimated to be around 14 million people. Many Lebanese entrepreneurs worldwide have proven to be very successful in a variety of contexts. However, while there is evidence suggesting that the Lebanese diaspora has been among the most successful around the world, the reasons for this success have not yet been systematically studied. For this reason, there is a pressing need for studies that identify and examine the individual and cultural factors that may ...


Mario's Meta-Cap, Daniel Trock 2018 Western Connecticut State University

Mario's Meta-Cap, Daniel Trock

Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses

The purpose of this project, Mario's Meta-Cap, is to take a critical look at the various genres Mario has had a hand in as well as to analyze the characters, themes, and impacts of the franchise. This project will feature a series of reviews on various Mario games in chronological order, with captioned screenshots and fun facts about the franchise included throughout. Brief analytical pieces on characters and themes will also be featured. The intent of these reviews is to critique the games in a vacuum to see how well they hold up to modern standards as well as ...


Hell And High Water: Prophecy, Anna Denisch 2018 Western Connecticut State University

Hell And High Water: Prophecy, Anna Denisch

Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses

Hell and High Water: Prophecy is a young adult fantasy novel exploring how age and status affects one’s effect on the world. Following the story lines of three, interconnecting characters, this novel aims to challenge the notion that only those with wisdom and power can influence the world and the events that take place in it. Meant to be an anti-prophecy novel, Hell and High Water: Prophecy will strive to prove that the “chosen one” is not the only character in a book that can save the world.


Iranian Leadership Ideals: A Culturally-Based Leadership Approach, Azadeh Davari 2018 University of San Diego

Iranian Leadership Ideals: A Culturally-Based Leadership Approach, Azadeh Davari

Dissertations

In light of many current financial and ethical crises, scholars have called for looking beyond our existing Western-based approaches for innovative leadership practices. Recent research about the success and unique management practices of Indian corporations (Cappelli et al., 2010) shows a unique style based on both people and profit and one that blends capitalist profit-based structures with caring for people and community. That research has been the basis for suggestions for the existence of a distinct Indo-European leadership (IEL) style (Nahavandi, 2012a; Nahavandi & Krishnan, 2017) with philosophical roots in Iran and India and provides impetus for looking beyond Western models ...


Indigenous Language Revival: The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project As A Case Study In Indigenous Identity, Representation, And Place-Based Knowledge, Kyle Woodward 2018 James Madison University

Indigenous Language Revival: The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project As A Case Study In Indigenous Identity, Representation, And Place-Based Knowledge, Kyle Woodward

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Indigenous societies face issues related to cultural preservation, representation, and declining autonomy in resource and land management. For most indigenous groups, native languages serve as the medium through which culturally unique identities are expressed, and allow a highly contextualized environmental knowledge base to be passed down intergenerationally. Native language preservation therefore facilitates the overall survivability of an indigenous group’s culture, traditions, and collective knowledge. Unfortunately, many indigenous languages today are in danger of extinction or have already been lost. The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project serves as a prominent example of native language revival in the United States. Wampanoag progress ...


Lying And Other Fun Habits, Emily llerena 2018 Trinity College

Lying And Other Fun Habits, Emily Llerena

Emily Llerena

An undergraduate thesis work consisting of four short stories.


The Lily's Revenge: Staging Love And Community In The Style Of The Ridiculous, Jennifer Onopa 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Lily's Revenge: Staging Love And Community In The Style Of The Ridiculous, Jennifer Onopa

Jennifer Onopa

This written portion of my thesis documents my process as a director in staging Taylor Mac’s play The Lily’s Revenge in collaboration with a creative team of designers, dramaturgs, and performers.
I share with the reader my processes toward fostering cohesion and collaboration among a team while working on a complex play that departs from many theatrical conventions. I discuss significant learnings from several areas of dramaturgical and performance research that dovetail within the play:  queer performance practice, Theater of the Ridiculous, and Noh theater, and how I used this research to support the communication with my design ...


Dorothea Lange: Capturing The Reality Of The Great Depression And The New Deal Era, Laura VanDemark 2018 James Madison University

Dorothea Lange: Capturing The Reality Of The Great Depression And The New Deal Era, Laura Vandemark

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Dorothea Lange created some of America’s most enduring and influential images as she documented the reality of the Great Depression in the 1930s and early 40s for the Farm Security Administration. Featured in government publications, printed on postage stamps, and used by social activists, Lange’s photographs helped define the era and the emerging field of photojournalism. This paper examines Lange’s motives and process as she tried to capture her subjects’ most intimate moments without exploiting their lives. It draws on Lange’s field notebooks and interviews and surveys the existing body of scholarship to assess how Lange ...


Steve Mccurry In India: A Balanced Approach To A Complicated Country, Sam Taylor 2018 James Madison University

Steve Mccurry In India: A Balanced Approach To A Complicated Country, Sam Taylor

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Steve McCurry has worked as a National Geographic photographer for over thirty years and has captured some of his most important images in India. These two photographic narratives—National Geographic, often criticized for its exotic portrayals of other countries, and India, long subject to Eurocentric perspectives and historicizing—frame McCurry’s effort to present the human condition in the far corners of the world. McCurry exploits these tensions as he seeks a more truthful, accurate, and ultimately complex representation of India and its people. This paper analyzes two of McCurry’s most well-known photographs—Dust Storm (1983) and Holi Man ...


Hackers And The Dark Net: A Look Into Hacking And The Deep Web, Danielle LeFrancois, Christina Reilly, Russell Munn, Andy Strasel, Jess Garcia, Lindsey Chiles 2018 James Madison University

Hackers And The Dark Net: A Look Into Hacking And The Deep Web, Danielle Lefrancois, Christina Reilly, Russell Munn, Andy Strasel, Jess Garcia, Lindsey Chiles

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

The dark web is notorious for the illicit activities it facilitates, including human trafficking, narcotics and weapons sales, and illegally obtained information transfers. In order to combat this constant, invisible threat to security, governments and experts have called for tougher legislation and increased surveillance. But on the opposite end of all this crime and villainy lie persecuted groups who use the dark web and the anonymity it affords to protect themselves from retaliation. This article uses Atavist’s digital storytelling medium to explore how hackers “hack” the web, ethical questions surrounding the dark web, and policy solutions to cyber security.


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