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Anger, Genre Bending, And Space In Kincaid, Ferré, And Vilar, Suzanne M. Uzzilia 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Anger, Genre Bending, And Space In Kincaid, Ferré, And Vilar, Suzanne M. Uzzilia

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines how women’s anger sparks the bending of genre, which ultimately leads to the development of space in the work of three Caribbean-American authors: Jamaica Kincaid, Rosario Ferré, and Irene Vilar. Women often occupy subject positions that restrict them, and women writers harness the anger provoked by such limitations to test the traditional borders of genre and create new forms that better reflect their realities.

These three writers represent Anglophone and Hispanophone Caribbean literary traditions and are united by their interest in addressing feminist issues in their work. Accordingly, my research is guided by the feminist theoretical ...


“I’M Real I Thought I Told Ya”: Developing Critical Media Literacy Through U.S. Latinx Digital Media Representations, Solange T. Castellar 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

“I’M Real I Thought I Told Ya”: Developing Critical Media Literacy Through U.S. Latinx Digital Media Representations, Solange T. Castellar

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis explores how audiences engage with U.S. Latinx media representations through the practice of critical media literacy. I interrogate how media consumers construct critical media literacy through interacting with U.S. Latinx figures on digital media platforms, particularly on the social-media app, Twitter, and the user-generated video content platform, YouTube. Throughout this thesis, I argue that users on these platforms who engage with U.S. Latinx pop culture figures, like Jennifer Lopez and Belcalis Almanzar (Cardi B), read, digest, and comprehend a variety of multimedia images, texts, or videos, and that this engagement becomes an accessible form of ...


Una Isla, Dos Literaturas: Contrapunteo De La Literatura De La Isla Y La Diáspora Dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Una Isla, Dos Literaturas: Contrapunteo De La Literatura De La Isla Y La Diáspora Dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Una isla, dos literaturas.

Contrapunteo de la literatura de la isla y la diáspora dominicanas (1965-2018)

by

Jose Luis Peralta Genao

Advisor: Carlos Riobó

The literary works written by Dominican Diaspora as well as the ones written in the island have been dealing with a very complicated phenomena grown as the result of Dominican massive emigration of twenty century, namely the definition of dominicaness (dominicanidad). In the search of a broader notion of this concept the idea of being Dominican gets build and transforms in different Dominican literary spaces. By searching national discursive elements that construct that Dominican identities in ...


Afro-Americano: The Transracialization Of The African-American Spanish Speaker, John M. Flanagan 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Afro-Americano: The Transracialization Of The African-American Spanish Speaker, John M. Flanagan

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Transracialization is not a biological term connoting the change of one’s skin tone to become a member of a different race. Its definition has its roots in racialization—the ideological process that describes how one assembles ideas about groups based on their race and decides, for example, what a ‘Black’ person is and how ‘Black’ people speak. Thus, transracialization is a linguistic term that describes the political and sociocultural act of recontextualizing one’s phenotype with the use of language, and in so doing, upending the observers’ stereotypical expectations of who one is (Alim 2016). This dissertation deals with ...


Screening For Iron-Deficiency Anemia In The Pediatric Population (Ages 1-17) In Gonaïves, Haiti, Cara Rose Fratianni 2020 University of San Diego

Screening For Iron-Deficiency Anemia In The Pediatric Population (Ages 1-17) In Gonaïves, Haiti, Cara Rose Fratianni

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this pilot project is to screen for iron-deficiency anemia in pediatric patients (ages 1-17) in a primary school in Gonaïves, Haiti. Patients with anemia will be treated with oral supplemental iron for a period of four weeks according to WHO guidelines (WHO, 2011). All students will be treated empirically for helminths per WHO guidelines, unless treated elsewhere in the last six months (WHO, 2017). Nutritional status will also be assessed using MUAC according to WHO guidelines (2017).

Background Summary: Malnutrition contributes significantly to the problem of iron-deficiency anemia, with one in four children exhibiting stunting ...


The Stain Of Slavery On The Black Women’S Body And The Development Of Gynecology: Historical Trauma Of A Black Women’S Body, Maia A. Hill 2020 The Pennsylvania State University

The Stain Of Slavery On The Black Women’S Body And The Development Of Gynecology: Historical Trauma Of A Black Women’S Body, Maia A. Hill

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

It was 1419 when the transatlantic slave trade would begin the stripping of black womanhood. By 1650 becoming the slave masters sex object on the plantation and in 1840 to the surgical table where they were experimental subjects of medical doctors for the development of women reproduction health also known as Gynecology. Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsy were the first women experimented on under the racist medical ideology that was produced by scientist stating that black bodies are painless beings. Now, the story has left trans-generational trauma marking black "painless" bodies of women in isolation from proper medical treatment in women ...


“We Got More Yesterday Than Anybody”: Child Ghosts And The National Trauma Of Anti-Black Racism In American Literature, Megan Swartzfager 2020 University of Mississippi

“We Got More Yesterday Than Anybody”: Child Ghosts And The National Trauma Of Anti-Black Racism In American Literature, Megan Swartzfager

Honors Theses

This thesis examines the roles of haunting in the context of racial violence in three texts: Beloved by Toni Morrison, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, and Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan. In each of these texts, a parent is responsible for the death of a child. In the former two texts, both by Black authors, a Black parent kills a Black child in what they believe to be a protective act in the face of violence by white people. Wolf Whistle, however, written by a white author, is animated by the ghost of a character based on Emmett Till ...


(Re)Humanizing: A Culturally Informed Approach To Coping With The Manifestation Of Super Woman Schema In Black Women With Trauma Exposure, Jasmine Dowery 2020 Lesley University

(Re)Humanizing: A Culturally Informed Approach To Coping With The Manifestation Of Super Woman Schema In Black Women With Trauma Exposure, Jasmine Dowery

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Using the Community Engagement option, this Capstone Thesis was used to create a method to explore a culturally informed approach to coping with the manifestation of Super Woman Schema in Black Women with trauma exposure. In this thesis the researcher discusses Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) in as it relates to the formation of maladaptive techniques such as Super Woman Schema. Additionally, this Capstone Thesis provides a historical context on the cultural significance of Rhythm and Blues music and Dance/Movement Therapy and ties it to the importance of healing for the community at-large. This researcher utilized self as instrument to ...


Gender, Race, And Class In Various Aspects Of American Literature: A Portfolio, Harry Olafsen 2020 Bowling Green State University

Gender, Race, And Class In Various Aspects Of American Literature: A Portfolio, Harry Olafsen

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

In this portfolio, Harry Olafsen takes a closer look at various texts in American Literature, including women in 1960s country music, Us directed by Jordan Peele, and southern women's diaries from the Civil War.


"Queen Sugar": Sweetening Black Representation One Show At A Time, Doris Njeri Kariuki 2020 Towson University

"Queen Sugar": Sweetening Black Representation One Show At A Time, Doris Njeri Kariuki

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The topic of representation in the media is a conversation that is on-going. Most of the arguments are still about how there seems to be a prevalence of negative representation of people of color, especially women, in the media; from characters in series, movies and even the portrayal of female stars in reality television shows such as "Love and Hip Hop" using concepts like "That Hoe Over There" (Lundy, 2018, p. 62). Presently, a more positive perspective has been illustrated through the television show "Queen Sugar," which is executively produced by Ava DuVernay. Through the rhetorical critic lenses of patriarchy ...


"A Bird Taking Flight Without Wings": Imprisoned Black Women's Articulations Of Freedom In The United States And South Africa, Destiny Wiley-Yancy 2020 Smith College

"A Bird Taking Flight Without Wings": Imprisoned Black Women's Articulations Of Freedom In The United States And South Africa, Destiny Wiley-Yancy

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Historians of black liberation movements have written on the meanings of freedom for disenfranchised and seemingly powerless black women who have successfully confronted powerful states, and in the process, transformed their societies (Brooks 2008). Yet, these discussions often neglect the international punitive systems that criminalize black womanhood. The women at the forefront of the global black freedom struggles of the mid-twentieth century knew there was something at stake in resisting racialized systems of oppression. By exploring the expressions of freedom for incarcerated women in the United States and South Africa, this presentation seeks to illustrate the transnational linkages between black ...


Black Delilahs: Black Female Sexuality And Resistance In Progressive Era New York City, Kayla J. Smith 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Black Delilahs: Black Female Sexuality And Resistance In Progressive Era New York City, Kayla J. Smith

Senior Honors Papers / Undergraduate Theses

Black Delilahs traces a history of policing and criminalizing of black women’s sexuality in Progressive Era New York City. By analyzing vaudeville posters, joke books, blues music, newspapers, vice committee records, and reformatory records, this project provides a historiography of respectability politics and the sociocultural norms and practices that limited American society’s freedom of sexual expression. It subsequently explores how working-class black women engaged with commercial, public, and private urban spaces normatively associated with vice, deviancy, and disreputability in ways that subverted these expectations of respectability and empowered them. These women used creative ways to express their sexuality ...


From Theory To Practice: Establishing The Classroom As The Setting For Race Talk Through The Intentional Analysis And Discussion Of Poems By Authors Of Color, Cree Taylor 2020 Utah State University

From Theory To Practice: Establishing The Classroom As The Setting For Race Talk Through The Intentional Analysis And Discussion Of Poems By Authors Of Color, Cree Taylor

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Modern-day racism exists in mostly subtle ways and is often felt most keenly in the classroom. When schools began the legal integration process in 1954, Black teachers were fired, all-Black schools were closed, and Black students were bused to the formerly all-White schools. In this new environment, Black students and all Students of color were forced to accept and adapt to an educational system that favored Whites over all other racial groups. Today, White Supremacy in education affects the establishment of state and national standards, school and district boundaries, and the un-fair disciplinary action taken against Students of Color. In ...


Perfecting Blackness: An Analysis Of Respectability And Security In Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, Precious Thompson 2020 Tougaloo College

Perfecting Blackness: An Analysis Of Respectability And Security In Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, Precious Thompson

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Respectability politics are a set of codes that were created by many late 19th and early 20th century black thinkers and philosophers such as W.E.B. Dubois and Nannie Helen Burroughs. This idea garnered support from prominent members of the black community in the hopes of proving black humanity to a racist majority American culture. Author Angie Thomas critiques respectability politics and police brutality in her 2017 young adult novel The Hate U Give. Though Starr Carter, the novel's protagonist, experiences police brutality first hand, the novel is about how she navigates between her school Williamson Prep and ...


Black Evangelicals And The Democratic Party: Intersectionality And The Myth Of The Monolithic Black Vote, Meanna Gray 2020 Johns Hopkins University

Black Evangelicals And The Democratic Party: Intersectionality And The Myth Of The Monolithic Black Vote, Meanna Gray

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The intersectional identity of race, class, gender, and religious beliefs complicates the introduction of presidential candidates whose identities do not uniformly prescribe to the traditional white male identity. The introduction of Barack Obama as a presidential candidate was a critical paradigm shift in the relationship between voters and presidential candidates because he was the first candidate whose race did not ascribe to this political norm. There exists a misguided notion in academia that Black-identifying voters represent a monolithic voting bloc that conforms to a singular political identity. A key variable in understanding Obama's pivotal role in Black-identifying voting behavior ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 65, No. 56, WKU Student Affairs 2020 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 65, No. 56, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Houchens, Gary. Students Still Run Herald, Talisman
  • Howard, Laura. Busy Legislature, Faculty Raises Slow Budget
  • Carlton, Jill. Commencement a Family Affair for Three Graduates – Oakes Family
  • Hoover, Amy. Egg Drop Part of Weekend’s Science Games
  • Bart White to Head Faculty Senate Again
  • Tree will be Dedicated to Deceased Student – Perry Newby
  • Dance Professor Beverly Veenker Gains Recognition
  • Vice President Application Deadline Set
  • 1990 Marsupial Awards
  • Rountree, Ron. Addressing Religion – New Age
  • Black, Sam. $400,000 Still Needed for Preston Health & Activities Center
  • Dorris, Donna ...


Editorial Introducing The Special Issue For Diversity In Aquatics, Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, Austin R. Anderson, Steven N. Waller 2020 Rowan University

Editorial Introducing The Special Issue For Diversity In Aquatics, Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, Austin R. Anderson, Steven N. Waller

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

Introduction to Special Issue - no abstract available


Shyla Driver, 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Shyla Driver

Barrio Writers

No abstract provided.


Cameron Daniels, 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cameron Daniels

Barrio Writers

No abstract provided.


Armani Scott, 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Armani Scott

Barrio Writers

No abstract provided.


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