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Le Poème | La Danseuse, Karen Fleming Apr 2021

Le Poème | La Danseuse, Karen Fleming

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

le poème | La Danseuse is a piece that explores the relationship between historical, often male-created representations of the female dancer and the possibilities that exist for female dancers to claim their own identities in the twenty-first century. Drawing on modernist poetry and early modern dance, the film component of the piece emphasizes the ways in which the poetic image of the female dancer as an ideal, ethereal figure is a mere projection, or something unreal. Once the dancer on stage emerges, she begins to push back against the trappings of the historic gaze and ultimately breaks out of its confines ...


Fala: Through The Lens Of Zarefsky’S Fourth Distinction, Oliver Vettoretti Apr 2021

Fala: Through The Lens Of Zarefsky’S Fourth Distinction, Oliver Vettoretti

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

Attention to public image is an ongoing responsibility for a President in a free society, by virtue of the fact that public opinion and favorability influence voting inclinations. Power influences, legislatively and symbolically, and the way it is wielded defines each President. Fala served as a figurative sponge that absorbed criticism against Roosevelt and wiped it away. Although public opinion regarding Roosevelt’s politics was often very divided, Fala provided a positive distraction that shifted the public’s focus away from Roosevelt’s disability and served as a humanizing figure for adults and children alike to adore.



Impact Of Online Learning On International Students’ English Language Concerns, Jiayi Du, Yiwei (Scarlett) Sun Apr 2021

Impact Of Online Learning On International Students’ English Language Concerns, Jiayi Du, Yiwei (Scarlett) Sun

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

With the onset of COVID-19, U.S. universities have been forced to move many, even all, courses online. At the University of Richmond, many of our international students faced visa restrictions due to COVID and were required to stay in their countries. As a result, the majority of our international students must attend their classes remotely. International students may find language to be a challenge during online learning. The purpose of our study is to learn more about how, if at all, online classes have an impact on international students’ English language concerns.


The Annotated Translation Of The Diary Of Lidia Makarovna Androsova, Rosa Lovo Apr 2021

The Annotated Translation Of The Diary Of Lidia Makarovna Androsova, Rosa Lovo

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

This play is based on the true story and focuses on a sector of the Young Guard i Eastern Ukraine during WWII. The Germans took control of Eastern Ukraine in July 1942. By the end of September, the smaller rebel groups in the city of Krasnodon united to form the Young Guard. The Young Guard sought to sabotage any German activity in the city and surrounding villages while also covertly sharing accurate news about the war. All actions portrayed here were described in the diary of Lidia Makarovna Androsova which the researcher translated over the course of 10 weeks. This ...


“It’S My Metier”: The Failed Hero In Chinatown, Ann C. Hall Aug 2020

“It’S My Metier”: The Failed Hero In Chinatown, Ann C. Hall

Heroism Science

Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974) presents one of film’s most memorable failed heroes, Jake Giddes. Because of its grim ending, critics tend to conclude that it is an existential noir or a reflection on Polanski’s life and times, his escape from the Holocaust as a child, the death of his wife Sharon Tate, or political events such as Watergate and Vietnam. By examining the film as through the genre of tragedy, Giddes becomes a tragic, not failed, hero, a character who can show us how to suffer nobly.


Operación Araña: Reflections On How A Performative Intervention In Buenos Aires’S Subway System Can Help Rethink Feminist Activism, Mariela Méndez May 2020

Operación Araña: Reflections On How A Performative Intervention In Buenos Aires’S Subway System Can Help Rethink Feminist Activism, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

On July 31, 2018, Buenos Aires’s subway system was overtaken by a public intervention under the name “Operación Araña,” co-organized by Ni Una Menos - a feminist social movement focused on gender violence -, the Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe, and Free Abortion, unionized metro workers, and more than seventy organizations, with the overall intention of affirming women’s autonomy and calling attention to several social issues with direct impact on their lives. This study weaves a series of reflections on some of the specific features of the Operación Araña intervention that can shed light on how and why ...


El Nostre Dramaturg: In Memoriam Jmbij, Sharon G. Feldman May 2020

El Nostre Dramaturg: In Memoriam Jmbij, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

La figura del dramaturg Josep M. Benet i Jornet mort el 6 d'abril passat, és evocaddae des de la llunyania geogràfica i l'amistat personal per una de les millors estudioses del teatre català contemporani.


The University Of Richmond: Leadership During Crisis, Gabby Beneducci, Josie Bossidy, Ben Castellano, Lexi Cobbs, Phoebe Cook, Westen Doran, Caroline Dzenitis, Taylor Fine, Evie Hanson, Sophia Hartman, Maha Hassan, Katelyn Inkman, Grace Jamin, Matt Kalady, Mimi Laws, Regan Mccrossan, David Nadwodny, Kathryn Reda, Savon Smith, Brian Taylor, Arden Tierney, Lauranett L. Lee Apr 2020

The University Of Richmond: Leadership During Crisis, Gabby Beneducci, Josie Bossidy, Ben Castellano, Lexi Cobbs, Phoebe Cook, Westen Doran, Caroline Dzenitis, Taylor Fine, Evie Hanson, Sophia Hartman, Maha Hassan, Katelyn Inkman, Grace Jamin, Matt Kalady, Mimi Laws, Regan Mccrossan, David Nadwodny, Kathryn Reda, Savon Smith, Brian Taylor, Arden Tierney, Lauranett L. Lee

Student Publications

Throughout history, we have experienced numerous points of difficulty, tension, and conflict. Although they vary widely in their cause, context, and intensity, these points in history are considered times of crisis. How humans have reacted to these events and moments having created influential turning points in human history. This presentation explores various crises in American history, and the role of leaders and leadership during these times. This presentation looks at these crises, past and present, from the perspective of the collegiate institution, specifically, the University of Richmond.


Troping For Justice And Joy: A Feminist Rhetorical Study Of Women’S Reproductive Health, Claire E. Noppenberger Jan 2020

Troping For Justice And Joy: A Feminist Rhetorical Study Of Women’S Reproductive Health, Claire E. Noppenberger

Honors Theses

Taking my cues from feminist rhetorical studies, and the enactment of the personal as political, my thick description of women’s reproductive healthcare is focused on my own encounters with these rhetorics through a collection of my experiences through various media. This description adopts an autoethnographic attitude to approach these rhetorics “as pluralistic, subjective, personal, and potentially inclusive,” by using my own position and narrative to frame this rhetorical study. Just as feminist rhetorical studies require meta-reflexive awareness, autoethnography requires the acceptance of “responsibility for our subjective lenses through reflexivity.” My thick description uses the metadata of these media, including ...


The Long Arm Of Medicine: Creation Of The Turkish Medical Infrastructure, Legitimacy, Governmentality, And The Rockefeller Foundation, Eric Bossert Jan 2020

The Long Arm Of Medicine: Creation Of The Turkish Medical Infrastructure, Legitimacy, Governmentality, And The Rockefeller Foundation, Eric Bossert

Honors Theses

During the early Turkish Republic, a goal of the new government was to set up systems that would help develop the country. One of these systems was their medical infrastructure which included medical education, public health, and hospitals. Ever suspicious of foreign investment since the events leading to the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish government decided to employ the help of the American aid organization, the Rockefeller Foundation because of their seeming lack of imperialistic goals. Turkish government and the Rockefeller Foundation sought to further their aims through cooperation. The Turkish government sought to gain legitimacy for its ...


On Agamben, Arendt, Christianity, And The Dark Arts Of Civilization, Peter I. Kaufman Jan 2020

On Agamben, Arendt, Christianity, And The Dark Arts Of Civilization, Peter I. Kaufman

Bookshelf

Many progressives have found passages in Augustine's work that suggest he entertained hopes for meaningful political melioration in his time. They also propose that his “political theology” could be an especially valuable resource for “an ethics of democratic citizenship” or for “hopeful citizenship” in our times. Peter Kaufman argues that Augustine's “political theology” offers a compelling, radical alternative to progressive politics. He chronicles Augustine's experiments with alternative polities, and pairs Augustine's criticisms of political culture with those of Giorgio Agamben and Hannah Arendt.

This book argues that the perspectives of pilgrims (Augustine), refugees (Agamben), and pariahs ...


So What: The Justification Of Morality In Christine Korsgaard’S The Sources Of Normativity, Julian Scott Jan 2020

So What: The Justification Of Morality In Christine Korsgaard’S The Sources Of Normativity, Julian Scott

Honors Theses

Phillipa Foot once described the case of a Sudeten farm boy who, in 1944, had to choose between joining the SS and being executed (Foot 2). Perhaps it is clear that he was right to choose death rather than join such an evil organization. But if he disagreed, what are we supposed to say to him? Suppose he said that he knew the SS was evil and that joining would require him to do evil things, but when faced with the alternative of execution, why did he have to do the right thing?

This problem can be generalized: what are ...


Le Prix Pour Devenir Médecin Une Analyse Comparative Des Frais De Scolarité Actuels Associés À La Formation Des Médecins En Suisse Et Aux États-Unis, Jack Dillon Scheutzow Jan 2020

Le Prix Pour Devenir Médecin Une Analyse Comparative Des Frais De Scolarité Actuels Associés À La Formation Des Médecins En Suisse Et Aux États-Unis, Jack Dillon Scheutzow

Honors Theses

Pour commencer ce travail, nous devons attirer l'attention sur ce qui se passe actuellement dans le monde et qui a bouleversé tant nos vies : l'épidémie meurtrière du coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Ce virus, en quelques mois seulement, a provoqué la peur, la panique, et la souffrance des communautés partout dans le monde. Il nous a également montrés que nos systèmes de santé présentent certains défauts, notamment le manque de médecins et de ressources médicales disponibles pour les patients malades. En Suisse et aux États-Unis, spécifiquement, il y a une grave pénurie de médecins, ce qui rend plus difficile pour ...


“Smile For Me, Sweetie!”: An Analysis Of Contemporary Gender Based Violence And Discrimination In The Bahamas, Jennifer Munnings Jan 2020

“Smile For Me, Sweetie!”: An Analysis Of Contemporary Gender Based Violence And Discrimination In The Bahamas, Jennifer Munnings

Honors Theses

Women in the Bahamas face various forms of pervasive sexist discrimination and high rates of gender-based violence. However, recent governmental initiatives aimed at addressing gender inequality have not proven effective. The narrow focus on individual reforms like anti-crime measures to curb structural violence highlights a lack of understanding of gender inequality as embedded within social institutions. To interrogate the institutionalized nature of gender inequality in the Bahamas, the present study draws on in-depth interviews with seven Bahamian women’s rights activists to explore the social, cultural, and political explanations for the persistence of gender-based violence and discrimination. Three major themes ...


Learning To Check Yourself: Improving Civic Engagement Through Duties, Better Voting Practices, And Combatting Group Loyalty, Katherine Brumund Jan 2020

Learning To Check Yourself: Improving Civic Engagement Through Duties, Better Voting Practices, And Combatting Group Loyalty, Katherine Brumund

Honors Theses

This project examines civic engagement. It is divided into three chapters: apathy, voting, and group loyalties. I derive two duties, a duty to care and a duty to reason well, that serve as a framework for community engagement aimed at facilitating moral progress. In the second section the main topic is voting. I argue for strategies to vote well. The third section of this project then focuses on group loyalties. This project uses two duties to frame how to engage with others, proposes a better way to participate civically, and ways to avoid pitfalls associated with group membership.


How To Be A Good Believer: A Multifaceted Defense Of Christian Belief, Cameron Bonsell Jan 2020

How To Be A Good Believer: A Multifaceted Defense Of Christian Belief, Cameron Bonsell

Honors Theses

In this paper I will argue that holding Christian beliefs is consistent with intellectual virtues. I must first clarify that holding Christian beliefs does not consist only in the affirmation of certain propositions like “God exists”. This is not to say that affirming certain doctrine is not essential to Christian belief, but this is only part of what it encompasses. When I refer to Christianity and Christian beliefs in this paper, I mean affirming basic religious propositions like “Jesus was the son of God”, but I also take certain practices to be part of Christian belief. For example, spiritual disciplines ...


Un Vrai Centriste? Les Politiques D’Emmanuel Macron Au 21Ème Siècle, Alexandra Kohnert Jan 2020

Un Vrai Centriste? Les Politiques D’Emmanuel Macron Au 21Ème Siècle, Alexandra Kohnert

Honors Theses

“Le Kid” président. En 2016 Emmanuel Macron a bouleversé le climat politique avec sa candidature à l'élection présidentielle et son parti politique “La République en Marche” (LREM). Différent des hommes politiques traditionnels, Macron était le changement souhaité par le public français. Il représente un nouveau modèle pour la France sous la Cinquième République et les traditions gaullistes. Sa candidature centriste introduisait un mélange de pensées de gauche et de droite qui permettrait de resserrer le clivage politique. Comme il le proclame toujours, LREM n’est “ni de gauche, ni de droite”.1 Contrairement à Marine le Pen et sa ...


A Twisted Skein Of Desire: Confession, Gaze, And Time In Andre Aciman’S Call Me By Your Name, Anthony Isenhour Jan 2020

A Twisted Skein Of Desire: Confession, Gaze, And Time In Andre Aciman’S Call Me By Your Name, Anthony Isenhour

Honors Theses

In interacting with others, and particularly in intimate relationships with others, desire becomes a complex emotion entangled with the specific identifications of each person. These complications are also often shaped by social conventions, internal thoughts, and the ability to communicate. In all its narrative structures, themes, and plot points, Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is framed by one question on this topic, stated in a time of deep conflict by the narrator: “Are ‘being’ and ‘having’ thoroughly accurate verbs in the twisted skein of desire, where having someone’s body to touch and being that someone we ...


Distorsión Y Silencio En El Lienzo De Tlaxcala (1892) De Alfredo Chavero: Notas Metodológicas, Jannette Amaral-Rodríguez Jan 2020

Distorsión Y Silencio En El Lienzo De Tlaxcala (1892) De Alfredo Chavero: Notas Metodológicas, Jannette Amaral-Rodríguez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Descripción de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala (1581–1585), a Tlaxcalan manuscript that contains homologous images to the ones in Lienzo de Tlaxcala (of which there are only modern copies in existence), was found in 1976 and published in three modern editions since 1981. Even though this sixteenth-century manuscript offers authentic images on the history of colonial Tlaxcala, literary critics and historians continue to use the Lienzo de Tlaxcala copied by the painter Genaro López and edited by Alfredo Chavero in 1892. To develop a critique of these methodological practices through the consideration of the historical and ideological context ...


The Messenger - Spring 2020 Jan 2020

The Messenger - Spring 2020

The Messenger

The objective of The Messenger is to encourage the appreciation and exploration of the creative arts on the University of Richmond campus. Since 1876, The Messenger has celebrated student work by publishing submissions in a literary and visual arts magazine. More information on the magazine, as well as past publications since 1987, can be found on messengerur.wordpress.com.

MEMORY

the act or fact of retaining and recalling impressions, facts, etc.

to draw from memory.

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“I think it is all a matter of love:

the more you love a memory,

the stronger and stranger it is.”

Vladimir Nabokov


Tu Amoris Ignem, Casey Murano Jan 2020

Tu Amoris Ignem, Casey Murano

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Light In The Dark, Nichole Schiff Jan 2020

Light In The Dark, Nichole Schiff

The Messenger

Cover illustration for the Spring 2020 issue of The Messenger.


Black Hole, Reda Ansar Jan 2020

Black Hole, Reda Ansar

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Lost In Time And Space, Nichole Schiff Jan 2020

Lost In Time And Space, Nichole Schiff

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Poetry From “Consider The Twists”, Raven Baugh Jan 2020

Poetry From “Consider The Twists”, Raven Baugh

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Greetings From Ghana: Portraits Of Greats, Johnnette Johnson Jan 2020

Greetings From Ghana: Portraits Of Greats, Johnnette Johnson

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Thundercloud, Riley Geritz Jan 2020

Thundercloud, Riley Geritz

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


London Eye, Sarah Pencak Jan 2020

London Eye, Sarah Pencak

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Shovel, Raven Baugh Jan 2020

Shovel, Raven Baugh

The Messenger

No abstract provided.


Lost In A Dream, Caroline Bisese Jan 2020

Lost In A Dream, Caroline Bisese

The Messenger

No abstract provided.