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My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker Dec 2018

My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker

Comparative Woman

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Strange Woods, Song Park May 2018

Strange Woods, Song Park

Graduate School of Art Theses

I am interested in searching for images of women that have not been adequately represented in visual art. As a visual artist, I am directed by my sense of sight to investigate and know something. I like to challenge myself to visualize things that do not already have a visual representation. It has been frustrating for me to create images of women, and I have experienced a deep ambivalence in response to the different images of women I have encountered. The socially and culturally constructed images of women that I have internalized and those that have developed from my own ...


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill Apr 2018

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Escape From Wonderland - A Novel, Crystal Denise Pennymon Jan 2018

Escape From Wonderland - A Novel, Crystal Denise Pennymon

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

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The Damsel Can Rescue Herself: Subverting Common Literary Tropes Of The Fantasy Genre, Melissa N. Hurlburt Jan 2018

The Damsel Can Rescue Herself: Subverting Common Literary Tropes Of The Fantasy Genre, Melissa N. Hurlburt

Honors Theses and Capstones

This thesis consists of a fantasy novella. A character-driven work, it focuses on internal conflicts rather than the external conflicts and grand, sweeping plotlines that are typical of fantasy novels. Taye is an aerial performer with the king’s circus troupe, Corracha. She is also the vigilante Saorsa, a figure who fights against the injustices the king of Monadh inflicts upon the kingdom’s immigrants. A young woman haunted by her past and struggling to make something of herself in a male-dominated society, she must confront her inner demons when she is injured during a performance. She relies on her ...


[There Is So Much Blood In Us], Lindsey C. Whitlock Jan 2018

[There Is So Much Blood In Us], Lindsey C. Whitlock

Scripps Senior Theses

[There is So Much Blood in Us] is an ambiguously alternate universe in which absolutely nothing is true but almost everything could be. In these poems, tension between the absurd and the possible synthesize into one linguistically and psychologically driving force – discomfort. More than anything, I am writing about discomfort.

America’s media representations of women are almost always defined by a singular, and often sexualized experience. Yet, when I talk to the many wonderful / brilliant / badass / etc. women in my life, most of our truly defining experiences are impressively unsexy. Our womanity, if you will, orbits around the gravitational ...


(Un)Spoken, Vanessa Barraco Jan 2018

(Un)Spoken, Vanessa Barraco

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

(Un)Spoken is a collection of experimental poems that explore various compositional techniques to express types of silence. Language is embedded with silence, for there are things or experiences that Language cannot say. When Language fails to communicate, silence speaks. This thesis finds what is possible in language, fragmenting and distorting Language so it can express unspoken experiences. The interplays between silence and language suggests inexpressibility, resisting structure and order so deeply rooted in Language. This thesis aims to give voice to what should be said, while also revealing the compulsoriness of silence to communicate what cannot be said.