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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 …


Proud Of Your Boy: Toxic Masculinity, Boyhood, And The American Musical, Aaron J. Wood Oct 2023

Proud Of Your Boy: Toxic Masculinity, Boyhood, And The American Musical, Aaron J. Wood

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This project traces the cultural historiography of the phrase "boys will be boys" and examines the pattern of white male excusal it embodies through a case-study based survey of onstage depictions of boyhood in musical theatre. I argue that the generational idea of manhood as aggressive, competitive, and violent is continually reasserted through our passive acceptance of white boy violence. This dissertation looks to the musicals Newsies, West Side Story, Heathers, and Dear Evan Hansen as case studies for exploring the cultural lineage of the phrase “boys will be boys.” Like the works of Aaron Thomas, Raymond …


Civil War Treasures: "Louis Kossuth And The Unwinnable Dilemma Of Slavery", Hans Rasmussen Jan 2023

Civil War Treasures: "Louis Kossuth And The Unwinnable Dilemma Of Slavery", Hans Rasmussen

Civil War Book Review

Hans Rasmussen uses archival material from LSU Library's special collections to examine how and why nineteenth-century-Americans celebrated Louis Kossuth, an anti-Russian-imperialism activist, and how their behavior resembles pro-Volodymyr Zelensky sentiment today.


Queer Bodies: Homoeroticism, Sensuality, And Erotica In Postmodern Fine Art Photography, Rosa Michel Pace Aug 2022

Queer Bodies: Homoeroticism, Sensuality, And Erotica In Postmodern Fine Art Photography, Rosa Michel Pace

LSU Master's Theses

The queer body– describes the sum of assumptions and biases attributed to queer people, whereby a person’s own queer identity or expression is overshadowed by the generalizations, (mis)perceptions, and stereotypes that society imposes on that individual. Central to the scope of this thesis is the reality whereby the ostracization of queer people involves the association between the very body of the queer person with sexual acts deemed both deviant and immoral by a cis-heteronormative society. Society renders the queer body as pejoratively deviant simply on the basis of its existence alone, where any form of varied gender or sexual expression …


Learning To Interpret Fluid Type Phenomena Via Images, Simron Thapa Aug 2021

Learning To Interpret Fluid Type Phenomena Via Images, Simron Thapa

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Learning to interpret fluid-type phenomena via images is a long-standing challenging problem in computer vision. The problem becomes even more challenging when the fluid medium is highly dynamic and refractive due to its transparent nature. Here, we consider imaging through such refractive fluid media like water and air. For water, we design novel supervised learning-based algorithms to recover its 3D surface as well as the highly distorted underground patterns. For air, we design a state-of-the-art unsupervised learning algorithm to predict the distortion-free image given a short sequence of turbulent images. Specifically, we design a deep neural network that estimates the …


Fighting For Citizenship: Black Northerners And The Debate Over Military Service In The Civil War, Jonathan Lande Jan 2021

Fighting For Citizenship: Black Northerners And The Debate Over Military Service In The Civil War, Jonathan Lande

Civil War Book Review

"Taylor broadens the focus of scholarship on Black Northerners during the war from the most prominent leaders to newspaper editors and other local trailblazers, showing that not all Black Northerners trusted military service would garner citizenship," and in doing so, “Taylor’s Fighting for Citizenship hits its mark.”


Psychological, Addictive, And Health Behavior Implications Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michael J. Zvolensky, Lorra Garey, Andrew H. Rogers, Norman B. Schmidt, Anka .. Vujanovic, Eric A. Storch, Julia D. Buckner, Daniel J. Paulus, Candice Alfano, Jasper A. J. Smits, Connall O'Cleirigh Nov 2020

Psychological, Addictive, And Health Behavior Implications Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michael J. Zvolensky, Lorra Garey, Andrew H. Rogers, Norman B. Schmidt, Anka .. Vujanovic, Eric A. Storch, Julia D. Buckner, Daniel J. Paulus, Candice Alfano, Jasper A. J. Smits, Connall O'Cleirigh

Faculty Publications

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James I: Monarchial Representation And English Identity, Elizabeth Maria Taylor Mar 2020

James I: Monarchial Representation And English Identity, Elizabeth Maria Taylor

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This work unpacks James’s representational performance and the issues he faced in assimilating himself into English identity during him time on the English throne. He implemented tropes he previously utilized in Scotland, presenting himself as Solomon, David, Constantine, a philosopher-king, and Rex Pacificus. James relied upon print for his public representation, he was an avid writer and seems to have thought of himself as something of a theologian, for he frequently commented upon religious doctrine and paid acute attention to sermons. This dissertation explores his entrance to England, the union debates, the Gunpowder Plot and its remembrance, James’s religious …


Open Data In Cultural Heritage Institutions: Can We Be Better Than Data Brokers?, Sl Ziegler Jan 2020

Open Data In Cultural Heritage Institutions: Can We Be Better Than Data Brokers?, Sl Ziegler

Faculty Publications

Treating collections in cultural institutions as data encourages novel approaches to the use of historic collections. To reframe collections as data is to focus on how digitized collection material, collection metadata, and transcriptions can be used and reused for various types of computational analysis. Scholars active in the field of digital humanities have long taken advantage of computational data. This paper focuses on the work of cultural heritage institutions, which are increasingly offering collections as data. This paper outlines the collections as data project and examines specific examples of cultural institutions active in this space. The paper then details the …


The Rise And Fall Of Focused Deterrence Initiatives, Chandra Lynore Joseph Jul 2019

The Rise And Fall Of Focused Deterrence Initiatives, Chandra Lynore Joseph

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Following the national uptick of violence across the country, societal angst has once again begun to surface. Those in positions of authority began to look to the criminal justice system for ways to address this cyclical issue. Traditionally, applying law enforcement crackdowns and increased penalties and sanctions to the offenders were the main topics of discussion. However, over the last two decades, problem-oriented policing has begun to emerge. Problem-oriented policing works to identify why things are going wrong and to frame responses using a wide variety of often untraditional approaches (Goldstein 1979). One of the problem-oriented frameworks known as the …


Southwest- Summer 2019, Lsu Agcenter Jul 2019

Southwest- Summer 2019, Lsu Agcenter

Horiculture Hints

No abstract provided.


Don Draper,Teacher-As-Artist: A Diffractive Reading Of Mad Men, Gabriel Huddleston, Sam Rocha Aug 2018

Don Draper,Teacher-As-Artist: A Diffractive Reading Of Mad Men, Gabriel Huddleston, Sam Rocha

Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Religious Music In A Southern U.S. Public Middle School: A Case Study, Emily Marie Mercado Mar 2018

Perceptions Of Religious Music In A Southern U.S. Public Middle School: A Case Study, Emily Marie Mercado

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Intercultural experiences can result in increased knowledge of and positive attitudes towards unfamiliar cultural groups (Neto, Pinto, & Mullet, 2016; Vuoskoski, Clarke, & DeNora, 2017). Deardorff’s (2006) intercultural competence process framework provides a method for exploring and categorizing elements of intercultural competence including attitudes, knowledge/skills, internal outcomes, and external outcomes.

This narrative instrumental case study examined the perceptions of one middle school choir teacher, choir students, the student teacher, the parents, and the vice principal when implementing a researcher-designed unit titled: Religious Choral Music from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Worlds. The choir teacher offered a unique perspective as an …


The Education Of Pauline Carey, Jon Judy Sep 2017

The Education Of Pauline Carey, Jon Judy

Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education

No abstract provided.


Did We Miss The Joke Again? The Cultural Learnings Of Two Middle East Professors For Make Benefit Insights On The Glorious West, Christopher D. Stonebanks, Özlem Sensoy Sep 2017

Did We Miss The Joke Again? The Cultural Learnings Of Two Middle East Professors For Make Benefit Insights On The Glorious West, Christopher D. Stonebanks, Özlem Sensoy

Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate Newsletter, February 2017, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College Feb 2017

Faculty Senate Newsletter, February 2017, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College

LSU Faculty Senate Publications

Message from President: Readers of the now old-fashioned novels of Dorothy Sayers and Evelyn Waugh remember an era of academic elegance: a time when colleges and universities reveled in custom, costume, character, and social complexity. True, the jottings of the aforementioned writers caricatured an academic establishment that hovered on the thin line between comedy (per academic satire) and criminality (per detective novels), yet they also portrayed a cultural elite that occasionally fell into absurdity or even lawlessness owing to its willingness to stand apart from the norm. Rank-and-file citizens might puzzle over the singing of the Mallard Song at All …


Cwbr Author Interview: Thunder At The Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton Jan 2017

Cwbr Author Interview: Thunder At The Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton

Civil War Book Review

Interview with Douglas Egerton, author of Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America Interviewed by Tom Barber Civil War Book Review (CWBR): Today the Civil War Book Review is pleased to speak with Douglas Egerton, Professor of History at Le Moyne College and....


Bonaparte's Dream: Napoleon And The Rhetoric Of American Expansion, 1800-1850, Mark Ehlers Jan 2017

Bonaparte's Dream: Napoleon And The Rhetoric Of American Expansion, 1800-1850, Mark Ehlers

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Between 1800 and 1850, the United States built a continental empire that stretched from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean. As scholars have come to realize over the past three decades, this expansion was not a peaceful movement of American settlers into virgin wilderness. Instead, it involved the conquest and subjugation of diverse peoples in Louisiana, Florida and the northern provinces of Mexico, and forced the United States to interact aggressively with the European empires of Great Britain, France, Spain, and eventually Mexico. My work helps to explain how Americans in the early republic reconciled this militant expansion with …


Faculty Senate Newsletter, September 2016, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College Sep 2016

Faculty Senate Newsletter, September 2016, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College

LSU Faculty Senate Publications

Message from President: Academe is not immune to the new epidemic of affiliation. Often enough, thinking people choose careers in higher education owing in part to a desire to escape the avalanche of demographic labels—race; class; gender; ethnicity; income; educational level; zip code and associated social status; favorite URLs—that rolls over individuality and buries free thinking. Academe, many hope, provides the last bastion for individual achievement. The quest for liberty, whether from imposed group identities or mass movements, is, as revolutionaries soon discover, not so easy as expected. Even dissidents want to belong to something. Surprisingly, academic folk prize affiliation …


Women Do It Better: The Inclusion Of Women In Post-Conflict Peace Negotiations, Mary Scott Wofford Apr 2016

Women Do It Better: The Inclusion Of Women In Post-Conflict Peace Negotiations, Mary Scott Wofford

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Cwbr Author Interview: Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, And White Supremacy In Civil War-Era Charleston, Jeff Strickland Jan 2016

Cwbr Author Interview: Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, And White Supremacy In Civil War-Era Charleston, Jeff Strickland

Civil War Book Review

Interview with Jeff Strickland, Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University

Interviewed by Zach Isenhower

Civil War Book Review (CWBR): Today the Civil War Book Review is pleased to speak with Jeff Strickland, Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University. Today we get to talk about his most recent book, Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston. Professor Strickland, thank you for joining us today. Jeff Strickland (JS): Hi Zach, it's an honor to speak with you.


Civil War Treasures: English Satire On The American Civil War From The Pages Of Punch, Hans Rasmussen Micael Jan 2016

Civil War Treasures: English Satire On The American Civil War From The Pages Of Punch, Hans Rasmussen Micael

Civil War Book Review

Punch, or the London Charivari, a justly famous British weekly satirical magazine established in 1841, had become a national institution by the time the American Civil War began. Its brilliant writers and cartoonists naturally made sport of the politics of the war, casting their witty and di....


Women, Work, And Worship In Lincoln\'S Country: The Dumville Family Letters, Bao Bui Jan 2016

Women, Work, And Worship In Lincoln\'S Country: The Dumville Family Letters, Bao Bui

Civil War Book Review

Four Women's Stories In 1840 the Dumville family left England and settled in the American Midwest. They joined the millions of European, chiefly German and Irish, who immigrated to United States in the 1840s and 1850s. Thanks to the meticulous research by the editors of Women, Work, and Worshi....


Professional Wrestling: Local Performance History, Global Performance Praxis, Neal Anderson Hebert Jan 2016

Professional Wrestling: Local Performance History, Global Performance Praxis, Neal Anderson Hebert

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Professional Wrestling: Local Performance History, Global Performance Praxis, is a work of interdisciplinary scholarship (combining elements of theatre history, performance studies, and philosophy) that addresses an area of performance currently under-researched within the liberal arts and humanities: professional wrestling. My dissertation directs much-needed attention to the fact that professional wrestling is the only kind of live drama many Americans ever see (or even want to see). Although it is no doubt easy for theatre historians and performance theorists to dismiss this performance practice because of its location somewhere between “illegitimate sport” and “lowbrow popular entertainment,” I contend that United States …


Faculty Senate Newsletter, October 2015, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College Oct 2015

Faculty Senate Newsletter, October 2015, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College

LSU Faculty Senate Publications

Message from President: Unanimity or the appearance thereof is often a symptom of error. Unanimity or its various affiliates—commitment; team spirit; the embrace of a corporate culture— usually emerge from uncertainty, as happens when players are asked to commit to a plan in order to win a hard game or when ambitious beginners avoid questioning their superiors lest they seem out of sync with purportedly shared strategies or goals. Currently, few words, ideas, or practices enjoy more unanimous support than does “collaboration.” Academic professionals hear the word ceaselessly. We are called on to collaborate, we are offered prizes for collaborative …


Faculty Senate Newsletter, February 2015, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College Feb 2015

Faculty Senate Newsletter, February 2015, Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College

LSU Faculty Senate Publications

Message from President: An ivy-league legend holds that early twentieth-century literary scholar George Lyman Kittredge once passed a doctoral student who had flubbed his dissertation defense when, upon asking the candidate about his smoking preferences, Kittredge discovered that the lad had a keen eye for quality cigars. Although we can thank our lucky stars that Kittredge’s kind of benevolent autocracy—his readiness to use unchecked authority to show off his combined power and tastefulness—is a thing of the past, we can also at least minimally mourn the passing of eccentricity and of the mix of moxie and eagerness that induces acts …


Book Reviews Jan 2015

Book Reviews

1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era

No abstract provided.


A Domesticated Idea: British Women Writers And The Victorian Recipe, 1845-1910, Helana E. Brigman Jan 2015

A Domesticated Idea: British Women Writers And The Victorian Recipe, 1845-1910, Helana E. Brigman

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Until recently, critics have devalued the Victorian cookbook as an object of literary inquiry, regularly dismissing it as “Victoriana”—cultural, anthropological histories detailing bland culinary traditions. A Domesticated Idea: British Women Writers and the Victorian Recipe, 1845-1910 seeks to provide a framework by which we can explore the Victorian cookbook as a literary text appropriated by writers responding to and advocating for cultural, educational, and artistic reform during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Looking specifically at how women used recipes to discuss food preparation, dining, and household management, I argue that British women writers participated in a collaborative tradition, borrowing and sharing …


L'Essentiel Ou Lagniappe: The Ideology Of French Revitalization In Louisiana, Albert Camp Jan 2015

L'Essentiel Ou Lagniappe: The Ideology Of French Revitalization In Louisiana, Albert Camp

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Louisiana’s French revitalization movement has received millions of dollars in taxpayer funding through its various initiatives such as music and cultural festivals, public school French immersion programs, and academic exchange programs, among others. Over forty years ago, the state of Louisiana created CODOFIL, a government agency dedicated to the promotion of Francophone language and culture in Louisiana, yet the number of Francophones in the state has continued to decline at an alarming rate according to the most reliable data available. My study investigates the ideology and demographics of those involved in French education programs in Louisiana’s public schools. Who decides …


Thomas Davis, The Nation, And Songs Of Irish Nationalism, Timothy Mason Love Jan 2015

Thomas Davis, The Nation, And Songs Of Irish Nationalism, Timothy Mason Love

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Thomas Davis was a significant figure in the flourishing movement of cultural nationalism in mid-nineteenth-century Ireland. A cofounder of _The Nation_, Davis used the journal’s pages as a medium through which to promote a nationalist vision for Ireland distinctive for its nonsectarian appeal. Along with impassioned editorial prose, Davis employed poetry and song to carry his message to the public. “Young Ireland,” as Davis and his colleagues became known, focused their efforts especially on the traditional Irish song, elevating it as a symbol for their cultural heritage while harnessing its emotional power to strengthen their political cause. The songs printed …