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Constructing The Home Space: Reclaiming The Orientalist Image In Contemporary Mena Art, Sarah Mary Zankowski Jan 2015

Constructing The Home Space: Reclaiming The Orientalist Image In Contemporary Mena Art, Sarah Mary Zankowski

Art History Theses & Dissertations

This project will investigate how home and identity is constructed in the works of artists who operate from within and outside of the MENA world in various states of exile. By looking at the tropes established in Orientalist photography, this project seeks to examine a connective thread between nineteenth-century Orientalist photography of the Middle East and North Africa and the works by contemporary photographic and video artists from the MENA world within the past ten years. The master narrative created in these nineteenth-century photographs, implying that the Middle East and North Africa is a homogenous location marked by ruined vacant ...


The Death Of Superman: Superheroes In Contemporary Hollywood, Corey Shaw Jan 2015

The Death Of Superman: Superheroes In Contemporary Hollywood, Corey Shaw

Undergraduate Honors Theses

For my undergraduate honors thesis, I propose a study on the evolution of Superman and Batman as superheroes in America over the course of the past century, ultimately leading to the creation of the comic book movie genre in contemporary cinema. The study will be done using the close analysis of two films, with each film viewed through the historical (social, political, religious) lens of the period it was made. The two films are as Superman (1978, Dir. Richard Donner) and Batman (1989, Dir. Tim Burton).

Comic books, per the decade they are made, can offer a fantastic metaphor for ...


Parts, Helenayu Biying Su Jan 2015

Parts, Helenayu Biying Su

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I construct digital images to represent my identity as an American-Chinese artist. My work interprets the practice of fashion and present day environmental concerns in China. My current project, My Identity (2014), is a discourse on everyday outfits with the focus on what the individuals wear and how they can change the observing viewer’s perception. I use clothing and makeup to blur the lines between various invented personas and myself.

My Identity (2014), deals with identity by manipulating and combining various unique personas. This project communicates to viewers that unique personas do not change one’s true identity, but ...