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Comic Legacies Of The Japanese Silver Screen, Aaron Gerow, Xavi Sawada, David Baasch, Eugene Kwon, Adam Silverman, Anna Tropnikova, Chloe Yan Feb 2024

Comic Legacies Of The Japanese Silver Screen, Aaron Gerow, Xavi Sawada, David Baasch, Eugene Kwon, Adam Silverman, Anna Tropnikova, Chloe Yan

Film Series Commentaries

Pamphlet created for the film series “Comic Legacies of the Japanese Silver Screen” presented at Yale University from February to April, 2024. Starting with an introduction outlining the history of Japanese film comedy, the pamphlet contains plot summaries and commentaries on the following films:

Buddhist Mass for Goemon Ishikawa (1930, Saitō Torajirō) Fighting Friends (1929, Ozu Yasujirō) Romantic and Crazy (1934, Yamamoto Kajirō) Singing Lovebirds (1939, Makino Masahiro) Akanishi Kakita (1936, Itami Mansaku) Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryō (1935, Yamanaka Sadao) Room for Rent (1959, Kawashima Yūzō) Doctor’s Day Off (1952, Shibuya Minoru) Oh, My Bomb! …


Coda: Storytelling As A Cultural Context In Vona Groarke’S Hereafter, Niamh Macgloin Feb 2024

Coda: Storytelling As A Cultural Context In Vona Groarke’S Hereafter, Niamh Macgloin

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies

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Hereafter: The Telling Life Of Ellen O’Hara: An Interview With Vona Groarke, Elizabeth Brewer Redwine Feb 2024

Hereafter: The Telling Life Of Ellen O’Hara: An Interview With Vona Groarke, Elizabeth Brewer Redwine

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies

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An Examination Of The Visual And Textual Influences On The Anthology Of American Folk Music, Ben Collier Jan 2024

An Examination Of The Visual And Textual Influences On The Anthology Of American Folk Music, Ben Collier

History Theses

The Anthology of American Folk Music is a collection of eight-four selections of southern vernacular recordings made for commercial record labels in the 1920s and 1930s and assembled into a unified collage by Harry Smith. Smith was an experimental filmmaker, painter, and self-taught anthropologist with a deep interest in renaissance hermeticism and mysticism who worked with Moe Asch in 1952 to release the six-record set and accompanying handbook on Folkways Records. The release was heralded by musicians and critics as an essential piece of influence on the folk music revival. Despite this, the Anthology sold poorly and quickly faced legal …


Feminist Phenomenology And First-Person Narrative: Understanding Gender And Social Conflict In Anna Burns’ Milkman, Sushree Routray, Rashmi Gaur Professor Jan 2024

Feminist Phenomenology And First-Person Narrative: Understanding Gender And Social Conflict In Anna Burns’ Milkman, Sushree Routray, Rashmi Gaur Professor

Comparative Woman

In her magnum opus Milkman (2018), Anna Burns employs a subversive and artfully crafted first-person narrative, deftly exposing the arduous and tumultuous struggles encountered by individuals who dare to defy the confines of traditional gender roles. Through a relentless and unflinching narrative, the novel fearlessly confronts the harrowing manifestations of psychological torment, the insidious spectre of relentless stalking, and the manipulative machinations of gaslighting, all the while fervently interrogating the notion of a fixed and immutable gender identity. In a relentless odyssey toward self-realization, the protagonist's journey unfurls against a backdrop of traumatic events and the unyielding pressures imposed by …


The People Are A-Changin’: The Political Groupings That Built American Folk And Country Music, Nicholas Taubenheim Jan 2024

The People Are A-Changin’: The Political Groupings That Built American Folk And Country Music, Nicholas Taubenheim

CMC Senior Theses

Since the Civil War, American folk and country music have become deeply political cultural mediums. This thesis posits that the history of the folk-country family can be broken down into three distinct “eras.” During the first era, the post-Civil War South gave rise to a new form of “Dixie,” or “hillbilly” folk music derived from traditional European folk ballads. In the second era, the Dust Bowl migrants of Southern California pioneered the “Okie” sound, which built upon Dixie/hillbilly music. And in the third era, the political and cultural dissidents of the 1960s produced a new type of folk music in …


Full Issue Dec 2023

Full Issue

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

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Medicine And The Mines, Troy Madsen Dec 2023

Medicine And The Mines, Troy Madsen

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

When Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad laborers stumbled onto eastern Utah's coal deposits in 1881, they sparked the development of Carbon County's explosive mining communities. Known across the state for their rampant disorder and untamed energy, the volatile coal mining towns of eastern Utah departed dramatically from the ecclesiastical, agrarian societies dotting the rest of Utah's map. Raucous taverns and seamy brothels quickly surfaced along Main Street in Helper. Violent union strikes shook the foundations of the communities' coal companies. Dark clouds of imminent danger hung continually above the portals of the region's somber, murky mines. Deeply rooted ethnic …


Navigating Identity, Belonging, And Purpose In A Society In Flux, Chris Rabb Dec 2023

Navigating Identity, Belonging, And Purpose In A Society In Flux, Chris Rabb

Pace Law Review

Chris Rabb is a family historian, author, and thought leader at the intersection of social identity, civic innovation, and equity. This is a lightly edited transcript of his 2023 Dyson Distinguished Lecture delivered at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University on October 25, 2023.


Treating Traum(A): Examples In The Tanakh That Mirror Events During The Life Of Bonhoeffer And Crimes Of The Ian Rankin Novel Knots And Crosses, Geraldine Mitchell Dec 2023

Treating Traum(A): Examples In The Tanakh That Mirror Events During The Life Of Bonhoeffer And Crimes Of The Ian Rankin Novel Knots And Crosses, Geraldine Mitchell

Journal of Franco-Irish Studies

The Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) contains a wealth of stories reflecting life in the ancient world including struggles and wars that prove(d) traumatic. It is shown time and again that history repeats itself, and the stories of the Bible reappear in the modern world, both real and (crime) fictional. In this paper, traumatic experiences associated with the German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer as well as the fictional character DI John Rebus created by the crime writer Ian Rankin, are linked with similar incidents recorded in the Tanakh. The first novel in the Rebus series, Knots and Crosses, also forms the basis …


The Third Horseman: Preventability Versus Apocalypse In The Great Famine Of 1315 And The Irish Potato Famine, Luke Ziegler Dec 2023

The Third Horseman: Preventability Versus Apocalypse In The Great Famine Of 1315 And The Irish Potato Famine, Luke Ziegler

Honors Theses

Famine is a huge problem for societies, even in the modern world. Throughout history, famine has reared its ugly head and brought about demographic and societal collapse. The Great Famine of 1315 Famine and the Irish Potato Famine, despite their differences, had similar underlying factors of land management and overpopulation paired with an environmental catalyst, and also show that governmental response has the potential to both cause and prevent a famine, but only if the scale of the problem is limited. They both examine the question of national identity and create a multitude of debates in later historiography. Although these …


The Transmutation Of The Draugr: Christianizing Icelandic Mythology, Kathrine Esten Nov 2023

The Transmutation Of The Draugr: Christianizing Icelandic Mythology, Kathrine Esten

University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal

If the dead will not stay dead, what can you count on? The better question may be: Why aren’t the dead staying dead? In this essay, I examine the draugr (pl. draugar), an undead creature of pagan Norse origin, as described before and after the adoption of Christianity in Iceland in 1000 CE. Featured prominently in pre-conversion folklore, the draugr often symbolized Icelandic fears of isolation, starvation, and darkness. However, The Sagas of Icelanders, written in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, features a reimagined draugr. Intentionally, post-conversion draugar return from the dead in accordance with Catholic practice or lack …


The Power Of Perception: How The Perception Of Race Impacted Irish And Italian Immigrants In Boston From 1850-1910, Genevieve Weidner Nov 2023

The Power Of Perception: How The Perception Of Race Impacted Irish And Italian Immigrants In Boston From 1850-1910, Genevieve Weidner

University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal

In the 1850s, a large population of Irish immigrants came to Boston. In the 1880s, as Boston began to industrialize, the promise of jobs encouraged many more groups of immigrants to move to Boston. The Italians and more Irish came to Boston, but because the Irish had established communities and job connections in the city, it was easier for the Irish immigrants to have better jobs and move into positions of power. Since the Italian immigrants came later than the Irish, the gatekeepers of Boston largely defined that their ethnicity meant. By referencing secondary sources on the topic of race …


Marion Townsend, Interviewed By Phyllis Von Herrlich, Marion Adell Townsend Nov 2023

Marion Townsend, Interviewed By Phyllis Von Herrlich, Marion Adell Townsend

MF144 Women in the Military

Marion Townsend, interviewed by Phyllis von Herrlich, January 6, 2002. Townsend talks about joining the service in 1942; twenty-eight when she joined the Navy; Hunter College for boot camp training; lived in dorms; went to store keeper school; ordered supplies; was in for two years; trained with just women; didn’t get trained to shoot a gun; it was either get out or go to Japan; naval reserve for two years; type a certain WPM to pass store keeper school; went to Gates Business College; went to the University of Maine for a year then to Farmington; teaching for thirty-seven years; …


“Each Heart Alone Knoweth Its Own Bitterness”: The Jackson Family In Clarke County, Virginia, From Enslavement To Jim Crow, Melanie E. Garvey Aug 2023

“Each Heart Alone Knoweth Its Own Bitterness”: The Jackson Family In Clarke County, Virginia, From Enslavement To Jim Crow, Melanie E. Garvey

Graduate Masters Theses

This thesis examines the experiences of three generations of the Jackson family in Clarke County, Virginia, from approximately 1860 to 1915, covering the shift from enslavement to the Jim Crow period. Chapter One introduces the challenges with pre-existing publications on Clarke County and Virginia history. Chapter two focuses on the antebellum period and discusses what enslavement may have looked like in Clarke County. Chapter Three narrows the focus to Charles Jackson, Sr., the family patriarch, who was enslaved at New Market Plantation. Chapter Four looks at Charles Sr.’s son, Charles Jr., and the life he created for himself after enslavement. …


The Context And The Commissioner: The Effect Of Milwaukee’S Health Commissioners’ Social, Cultural, And Historical Understanding Of Milwaukee’S People During The Last Five Pandemics, Madeline O'Dea Fruehe Aug 2023

The Context And The Commissioner: The Effect Of Milwaukee’S Health Commissioners’ Social, Cultural, And Historical Understanding Of Milwaukee’S People During The Last Five Pandemics, Madeline O'Dea Fruehe

Theses and Dissertations

Resistance to pandemic response policies was observed globally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This resistance has been linked by researchers to the prolonged duration and higher mortality rate of COVID-19 compared to previous pandemics, despite advancements in modern medicine, extensive surveillance networks and record vaccine production. However, the strategies implemented by public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic closely mirrored those successful in mitigating past pandemics. To elucidate this disparity, a historical analysis encompassing the 1918, 1957, 1968, 2009, and Covid-19 pandemics was conducted within the city of Milwaukee. By examining archival documents and over 800 newspaper articles, this research found …


Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Stephen Richard, Blanche L. Smith Jul 2023

Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Stephen Richard, Blanche L. Smith

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Blanche Smith, interviewed by Stephen Richard, December 13, 1978, for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. Smith talks about her house and Veazie history.

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Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Dona Brotz, Part 2, Blanche L. Smith Jul 2023

Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Dona Brotz, Part 2, Blanche L. Smith

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Blanche Smith, interviewed by Dona Brotz, December 7, 1977, for AY 125, fall 1977, at the Smith home in Veazie, Maine. Smith talks about Veazie history; her family; houses in Veazie. Her ancestor, Joseph Page, was the first white European to settle in Veazie sometime prior to 1779. Brief discussion of family genealogy.

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Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Dona Brotz, Part 1, Blanche L. Smith Jul 2023

Blanche Smith, Interviewed By Dona Brotz, Part 1, Blanche L. Smith

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Blanche Smith, interviewed by Dona Brotz, December 7, 1977, for AY 125, fall 1977, at the Smith home in Veazie, Maine. Smith talks about Veazie history; her family; houses in Veazie. Her ancestor, Joseph Page, was the first white European to settle in Veazie sometime prior to 1779. Brief discussion of family genealogy.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 6, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 6, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 5, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 5, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 4, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 4, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 3, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 3, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 2, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 2, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 1, Addie Matilda Weed Jul 2023

Addie M. Weed, Interviewed By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Part 1, Addie Matilda Weed

MF064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Addie M. Weed, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in her Veazie, Maine home, October 7, 1975. Weed, age 92, speaks about her life and the history of her State Street home and property in Veazie, Maine.

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The 1900s Southwestern Ontario Sand Sucker Panic, Mary E. Baxter Jul 2023

The 1900s Southwestern Ontario Sand Sucker Panic, Mary E. Baxter

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

During the early twentieth century, waterbed aggregate mining in the Great Lakes supplied sand and gravel for infrastructure development in the lakes’ shoreline communities. This thesis explores commercial dredging and its impacts at Lake Erie's Pelee Island and Point Pelee, and along the St. Clair River. The mostly transnational activity produced shoreline erosion that threatened agricultural operations, and sand suckers, the dredges that performed the mining, came to symbolize American capitalist exploitation in southwestern Ontario. Disputes arose over the extent of the erosion and affected relations between governments at all levels. Using government and business records, I argue that the …


Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 4, Patrick Crowley Jul 2023

Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 4, Patrick Crowley

MF026 Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine

Patrick Crowley, interviewed by Alan Comeau, September 21 and October 20, 1993, at the Shuffle Inn in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. Crowley talks about life on French Island; family reunions and genealogy; businesses on the Island; St. Joseph's school; crossing the ice; swimming and the booms on the Penobscot river; changes in winter weather; children's work and recreation; neighborhood relationships; getting married; Christmas; mother's divorce; feelings about his religion; working at the University; Saturday baths; Father John's tonic; lighting a candle to pray; bars on French Island.

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Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 3, Patrick Crowley Jul 2023

Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 3, Patrick Crowley

MF026 Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine

Patrick Crowley, interviewed by Alan Comeau, September 21 and October 20, 1993, at the Shuffle Inn in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. Crowley talks about life on French Island; family reunions and genealogy; businesses on the Island; St. Joseph's school; crossing the ice; swimming and the booms on the Penobscot river; changes in winter weather; children's work and recreation; neighborhood relationships; getting married; Christmas; mother's divorce; feelings about his religion; working at the University; Saturday baths; Father John's tonic; lighting a candle to pray; bars on French Island.

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Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 2, Patrick Crowley Jul 2023

Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 2, Patrick Crowley

MF026 Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine

Patrick Crowley, interviewed by Alan Comeau, September 21 and October 20, 1993, at the Shuffle Inn in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. Crowley talks about life on French Island; family reunions and genealogy; businesses on the Island; St. Joseph's school; crossing the ice; swimming and the booms on the Penobscot river; changes in winter weather; children's work and recreation; neighborhood relationships; getting married; Christmas; mother's divorce; feelings about his religion; working at the University; Saturday baths; Father John's tonic; lighting a candle to pray; bars on French Island.

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Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 1, Patrick Crowley Jul 2023

Patrick Crowley, Interviewed By Alan Comeau, Part 1, Patrick Crowley

MF026 Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine

Patrick Crowley, interviewed by Alan Comeau, September 21 and October 20, 1993, at the Shuffle Inn in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. Crowley talks about life on French Island; family reunions and genealogy; businesses on the Island; St. Joseph's school; crossing the ice; swimming and the booms on the Penobscot river; changes in winter weather; children's work and recreation; neighborhood relationships; getting married; Christmas; mother's divorce; feelings about his religion; working at the University; Saturday baths; Father John's tonic; lighting a candle to pray; bars on French Island.

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