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My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker Dec 2018

My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Pillow, Talk: Kaitlin Prest’S The Shadows And The Elements Of Modern Audio Fiction, Neil Verma Dec 2018

Pillow, Talk: Kaitlin Prest’S The Shadows And The Elements Of Modern Audio Fiction, Neil Verma

RadioDoc Review

This essay is a study of The Shadows (2018), a series produced by Kaitlin Prest and Phoebe Wang for CBC Podcasts. I situate the work in the framework of Prest’s career after her podcast The Heart, and argue that The Shadows crystallises a set of conventions about “audio fiction” that set it apart from “audio drama,” “radio features” and other similar forms, at least at this particular historical moment. These conventions include: the embrace of naive themes; a preference for retroversion or 'queer temporality'; a focus on body sound; multiplication in mixing and editing that comes across as a ...


The Rise Of The Neoliberal Chinese Female Subject In Go Lala Go, Su-Lin Yu Dec 2018

The Rise Of The Neoliberal Chinese Female Subject In Go Lala Go, Su-Lin Yu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Built upon feminist critique of neoliberalism, this paper will examine a prominent medium through which neoliberal feminist ideology is disseminated: Go Lala Go. By analyzing the film, I will show how it co-opts the discourse of neoliberalism, and reworks it to construct neoliberal female subjects. First, I will explore what kind of role neoliberalism has enacted in the formation of an emergent type of female subject in China. Then, I will demonstrate how the contentious process of neoliberal feminism affects young career women’s identities. More than career guides promoting different techniques for making women more successful at their workplaces ...


‘I Am That Very Witch’: On The Witch, Feminism, And Not Surviving Patriarchy, Laurel Zwissler Dec 2018

‘I Am That Very Witch’: On The Witch, Feminism, And Not Surviving Patriarchy, Laurel Zwissler

Journal of Religion & Film

While contemporary discussions about witchcraft include reinterpretations and feminist reclamations, early modern accusations contained no such complexity. It is this historical witch as misogynist nightmare that the film, The Witch: A New England Folktale (2015), expresses so effectively. Within the film, the very patriarchal structures that decry witchcraft – the Puritan church from which the family exiles itself, the male headship to which the parents so desperately cling, the insistence, in the face of repeated failure, on the viability of the isolated nuclear family unit – are the same structures that inevitably foreclose the options of the lead character, Thomasin.


Paper: An Ecowomanist View On The Dakota Access Pipeline, Ariana Raya Dec 2018

Paper: An Ecowomanist View On The Dakota Access Pipeline, Ariana Raya

Womanist Ethics

This paper examines the Dakota Access Pipeline using ecofeminist and ecowomanist philosophies, provides a brief historical background of African American and Native American communities, explains the dangers of the pipeline to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, and offers constructive alternatives.


Frankenstein: A Feminist Interpretation Of Gender Construction, Jackie Docka Dec 2018

Frankenstein: A Feminist Interpretation Of Gender Construction, Jackie Docka

Augsburg Honors Review

There is a long history of exploring Frankenstein through a feminist lens. A historical examination that explores Mary Shelley’s life and the literature that influenced her writing is key to understanding the feminist elements of Frankenstein. Additionally, this paper will call upon Judith Butler’s concept of gender performativity to examine the ways in which Victor’s monster constructs his own gender identity based upon his creator’s own flawed masculinity. Victor’s gender expression is defined by the time period in which he was created and also by the masculine literature of the time. While masculine literature helped ...


#Metoo Movement: The New Wave Of Feminism, Jannette Delgado Dec 2018

#Metoo Movement: The New Wave Of Feminism, Jannette Delgado

Gender & Sexuality Studies Student Work Collection

Every wave of feminism serves a different purpose based on the state of society and how it treats women from all backgrounds. This presentation shares a glimpse on how the socially media-driven #MeToo movement has impacted all social spectrums from Hollywood to the higher courts and why it has remained effective in and outside social media.


Responding To Change: Girl Scouts, Race, And The Feminist Movement, Phyllis E. Reske Dec 2018

Responding To Change: Girl Scouts, Race, And The Feminist Movement, Phyllis E. Reske

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is to teach girls to be giving, self-sufficient, and independent in their homes and communities through volunteer work and earning merit badges. Open to all girls since its inception, the GSUSA offers Girl Scouts training in both gender-conforming and nontraditional vocations. However, during the first half of the twentieth century, segregation and domesticity was emphasized in American society. The organization began to focus less on careers, independence, and racial inclusion to preparing predominately white girls to be good wives and mothers. As Black Power and women’s ...


Esther And Hadassah: A Comparative Study Of Female Agency, Grace Thevamalar Paulson Dec 2018

Esther And Hadassah: A Comparative Study Of Female Agency, Grace Thevamalar Paulson

Theses Masters Research

The intention of this study is to compare two texts separated by thousands of years, in the context of female agency. The modern male-authored text Hadassah: One Night with the King will be compared in the light of 3 models of feminist critique of the biblical Esther regarding female empowerment. This study aims to determine if the discourses within the modern text, Hadassah: One Night with the King positions its protagonists as conforming to one or more of three models established by this study’s reading of the biblical Esther. The three models are Model 1) Esther as a ‘Traditional ...


Synthetic, Julia L. Prince Dec 2018

Synthetic, Julia L. Prince

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Throughout her life, the poet May Swenson concerned herself with communicating pathways to personal improvement and self-discovery by navigating the distinct social and psychological challenges specific to her historical context, personality, and gender. Though deceased, Swenson is still able to communicate these notions successfully, as many of her poems’ speakers do not conceal their intentions, but rather “force the truth.”

Synthetic, a poetry chapbook, similarly “forces the truth,” as the speaker – like Swenson’s – craves to bare all and discover more about who she is, as she contends with her own social and psychological challenges regarding beauty-gestures, practices, and relationships ...


Border-Crossing Travels Across Literary Worlds: My Shamanic Conscientization, Scott Neumeister Nov 2018

Border-Crossing Travels Across Literary Worlds: My Shamanic Conscientization, Scott Neumeister

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Border-Crossing Travels Across Literary Worlds is an autocritographical journey that places a group of U.S. literary texts into critically conscious dialogue with the “text” of my life. As a white, American, middle-class, cishetero, able-bodied man, I historicize, contextualize, analyze, and deconstruct the process by which my ten years of graduate academic studies at the University of South Florida fostered my ongoing awakening to critical consciousness—the personal and political evolution Paolo Freire terms “conscientization.” I present the analytical insights I realized about landmark feminist and womanist texts I encountered during my graduate studies that resonate with the prominent literary ...


The Rise And Fall Of Gilmore Girls' Feminist Legacy, Mckenna Ahlgren Oct 2018

The Rise And Fall Of Gilmore Girls' Feminist Legacy, Mckenna Ahlgren

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This thesis explores the feminist legacy that the television series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007, 2016) built during its original airtime and how its later revival diminished that legacy. Gilmore Girls’ main characters are three generations of women within the Gilmore family, providing a unique opportunity to analyze their feminist identities and characterizations relative to different iterations of feminism. This paper examines how the youngest Gilmore, Rory, is influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s embodiments of feminism. Their expressions of femininity and sexuality, their approaches to motherhood, and their behaviors in their romantic relationships throughout the series correlate with the ...


Relationships The Feminist Way, Grace Henderson, Elizabeth Rebello, Maddie Fabricant Oct 2018

Relationships The Feminist Way, Grace Henderson, Elizabeth Rebello, Maddie Fabricant

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Intersectionality, Mya Gamble, Lola Williams, Autumn Sumruld Oct 2018

Intersectionality, Mya Gamble, Lola Williams, Autumn Sumruld

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


G Spot, Audrey Kenefick, Sule Murray, Ivanna Rea, Sydney Weinger Oct 2018

G Spot, Audrey Kenefick, Sule Murray, Ivanna Rea, Sydney Weinger

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Women Proudly Roaring Their Feminist Ideas, Juliana Tarallo, Lia Weed, Jessica Gibbons Oct 2018

Women Proudly Roaring Their Feminist Ideas, Juliana Tarallo, Lia Weed, Jessica Gibbons

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


The Beauty Myth, Sierra Dean, Amanda Doolittle, Taylor Orozco Oct 2018

The Beauty Myth, Sierra Dean, Amanda Doolittle, Taylor Orozco

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Abuse Or Be Abused: Traumatic Memory, Sex Inequality, And Millennium As A Socio-Literary Device, Kate Rose Oct 2018

Abuse Or Be Abused: Traumatic Memory, Sex Inequality, And Millennium As A Socio-Literary Device, Kate Rose

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This article applies the research of French psychiatrist Muriel Salmona to literary analysis of Stieg Larsson’s protagonist, Lisbeth Salander, in the Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2008; The Girl Who Played with Fire, 2009; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, 2010). It suggests that Larsson’s novels may be useful in raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse, through reading neglected signs linked to the neurology of traumatic memory. In the tradition of Nordic noir novels, hyperboles in Salander’s sensationalized identity serve to magnify and bring to light a misunderstood social problem. The article ...


No Means No, Payton Miller, Sydney Mcafee, Kait Kenyon Oct 2018

No Means No, Payton Miller, Sydney Mcafee, Kait Kenyon

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Feminism In Music & Film, Alexandra Callaway, Keila San Pedro, Jili "Gigi" Chen Oct 2018

Feminism In Music & Film, Alexandra Callaway, Keila San Pedro, Jili "Gigi" Chen

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


The Beauty Myth, Summer Runion, Annika Briski, Jacqueline Botz Oct 2018

The Beauty Myth, Summer Runion, Annika Briski, Jacqueline Botz

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Reproductive Justice, Lucy Ebers, Mia Fowler, Amy Magsam, Olivia Schroeder Oct 2018

Reproductive Justice, Lucy Ebers, Mia Fowler, Amy Magsam, Olivia Schroeder

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


The Feminist Burn Book On Rape Culture, Charlie Jackson, Sara Duboise, Elena Bethea, Rachel Sison Oct 2018

The Feminist Burn Book On Rape Culture, Charlie Jackson, Sara Duboise, Elena Bethea, Rachel Sison

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Gender Violence, Jillian Morris, Gabriella Anderson, Bella Bacoka, Micaela Bastianelli Oct 2018

Gender Violence, Jillian Morris, Gabriella Anderson, Bella Bacoka, Micaela Bastianelli

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Social Media Burn Book, Rachael Lindblom, Hebe Moore, Janine Ortiz Oct 2018

Social Media Burn Book, Rachael Lindblom, Hebe Moore, Janine Ortiz

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Untamed, Corinne Tam, Kyla Stone, Norma Mendoza Oct 2018

Untamed, Corinne Tam, Kyla Stone, Norma Mendoza

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Why We Don't "Just Smile", Tory Allen, Taylor Mavroudis, Amber Skytte Oct 2018

Why We Don't "Just Smile", Tory Allen, Taylor Mavroudis, Amber Skytte

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Women & Healthcare, Phybie Le, Paige Goedderz, Jerry Hu, Vafa Fanaii Oct 2018

Women & Healthcare, Phybie Le, Paige Goedderz, Jerry Hu, Vafa Fanaii

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Rape Schedule, Justin Moh, Kaedi Dalley, Annie Iskander Oct 2018

Rape Schedule, Justin Moh, Kaedi Dalley, Annie Iskander

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.


Sexualization In The Media, Claire Widtfeldt, Talia Mohajer, Noah Maser Oct 2018

Sexualization In The Media, Claire Widtfeldt, Talia Mohajer, Noah Maser

Women’s Studies, Feminist Zine Archive

No abstract provided.