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The Controlled Narrative Of “Jane Roe:” Norma Mccorvey’S Life Beyond The 1973 Trial, Eleanor G. Strickland 2024 Georgia Southern University

The Controlled Narrative Of “Jane Roe:” Norma Mccorvey’S Life Beyond The 1973 Trial, Eleanor G. Strickland

Honors College Theses

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, 1973, wrote two memoirs twenty years after the Supreme Court trial that surrounded her third pregnancy. These memoirs (I Am Roe, 1994, and Won by Love, 1997), along with the recent documentary AKA Jane Roe (2020), provide an insight into McCorvey’s life and how she was used by politicians and civilians during and after the influential trial. McCorvey lived a complicated life and was constantly being pulled in different directions spiritually, politically, and personally. This thesis shows how McCorvey attempted to re-write the narrative of her life using …


Adaptation Production Plan For “Cardigan, Betty, And August” From Taylor Swift's Folklore, Carlie Hillhouse 2024 Kennesaw State University

Adaptation Production Plan For “Cardigan, Betty, And August” From Taylor Swift's Folklore, Carlie Hillhouse

FUSION

This multimodal project creates a production plan for a fictional movie adaptation of Taylor Swift's popular songs "cardigan, betty, and august" from her 8th studio album, folklore. The production plan consists of details and descriptions for each cast member, filming locations, soundtrack, and key scenes to film for the movie.

The project was created in response to an assignment prompt that asked students to analyze how adaptation affects the way stories are told in different genres. Students had to consider audience reception, the portrayal of heroism, how mode affects a story's point-of-view, and how elements like key scenes and …


The Exorcist Effect: Horror, Religion, And Demonic Belief, Sena Nurhan Duran 2024 University of Michigan

The Exorcist Effect: Horror, Religion, And Demonic Belief, Sena Nurhan Duran

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Joseph P. Laycock and Eric Harrelson, The Exorcist Effect: Horror, Religion, and Demonic Belief (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2023).


Strategic Plan For The Flannery O'Connor Institute For The Humanities, Dan Lavery 2024 Georgia College

Strategic Plan For The Flannery O'Connor Institute For The Humanities, Dan Lavery

Graduate Research Showcase

Mary Flannery O’Connor (1925-1963) is the most prestigious alumna of Georgia College and State University (GCSU). On March 25, 2025, GCSU will celebrate the Centenary of her birth. In the period leading up to that time there are many activities and events to commemorate this significant occasion. One of the most significant is the renaming of the now Andalusia Institute at GCSU to the Flannery O’Connor Institute for the Humanities with a new mission, vision and goals. My proposed Capstone Project is to create a new strategic plan for the rebranded Flannery O’Connor Institute for the Humanities so that it …


The Impact Of The Gut-Brain Axis On Alzheimer’S Disease, Elissa Wakim 2024 Wright State University

The Impact Of The Gut-Brain Axis On Alzheimer’S Disease, Elissa Wakim

Best Integrated Writing

Elissa’s review for the Graduate Biomedical Review focuses on the links between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain; the gut-brain axis and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. As a student in the Microbiology and Immunology Masters Program Elissa was particularly interested in the gut microbiota and their connection to neurodegenerative disease. She tidily reviewed the literature and wrote a fascinating and compelling piece of work.


Best Integrated Writing 2024 - Complete Edition, Wright State University School of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2024 Wright State University

Best Integrated Writing 2024 - Complete Edition, Wright State University School Of Humanities And Cultural Studies

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. This is the first issue after a 5 year hiatus.


Pirates And An Acadian Huguenot, Elizabeth Starkey 2024 Pepperdine University

Pirates And An Acadian Huguenot, Elizabeth Starkey

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

A discussion of a piracy trial in 1726 Boston and an Acadian merchant.


Heroic Women Of The West: The Role Of Women In Developing The West, Oluchi Angela Ekwenye 2024 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Heroic Women Of The West: The Role Of Women In Developing The West, Oluchi Angela Ekwenye

UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The women's suffrage movement in Wyoming offers an illustrative example of the instrumental role that some women played in shaping the early American West. In 1869, Esther Morris spearheaded the fight for women's right to vote in the Wyoming territory. As a prominent judge and justice of the peace, Morris utilized her political clout and legal expertise to lobby territorial lawmakers. She helped draft a progressive bill granting all Wyoming women the right to vote, which the all-male legislature passed into law that same year. Using primary sources, this research discusses how women like Esther Morris paved the way for …


Gender And Orality In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon, Nessa Ordukhani 2024 University of California, Berkeley

Gender And Orality In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon, Nessa Ordukhani

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

This essay explores the intersection of postmodernism and multiculturalism in Toni Morrison's novel, Song of Solomon. It delves into the destabilization of historical metanarratives by postmodernism through the theories of Jean-François Lyotard, which challenges the notion of a singular truth and questions who constructs popular historical narratives. The essay discusses the role of the victors, particularly white males, in shaping history and the process of legitimation through which historical facts are determined. It examines how Morrison's novel offers an alternative history that highlights African American perspectives and challenges the dominant white narrative. Additionally, the essay explores the tension between multiculturalism …


Florida History In Publications, 2020, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

Florida History In Publications, 2020, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Cumulative Index, Volume 99, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

Cumulative Index, Volume 99, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

No abstract provided.


End Notes, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

End Notes, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

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Pathfinders, Progressives, And Boosters: The 1911 "Gulf-To-Great-Lakes-As-The-Crow-Flies" Automobile Adventure, Martin T. Olliff 2024 University of Central Florida

Pathfinders, Progressives, And Boosters: The 1911 "Gulf-To-Great-Lakes-As-The-Crow-Flies" Automobile Adventure, Martin T. Olliff

Florida Historical Quarterly

At 10 a.m. on September 3, 1911, Dr. S. R. M. Kennedy, Frank L. Mayes, A. M. Avery, Jr., and F. C. Brent, Jr., left Pensacola for Chicago in Kennedy's Speedwell 50 touring car. Calling themselves the "Gulf-to-Great-Lakes-As-The-Crow-Flies" pathfinders, their ostensible mission was to represent Florida at the Fourth International Good Roads Congress. But their real goals were to add a Pensacola-to-Birmingham route description to the American Automobile Association's Blue Book (to complete the trail between the Great Lakes and the Gulf) and to promote Pensacola as a destination for midwestern tourists. At a time when road conditions rattled bones …


Captain Charles E. Hawkins, "The Key West Tragedy," And The "Unwritten Law," 1827-1830, James M. Denham 2024 University of Central Florida

Captain Charles E. Hawkins, "The Key West Tragedy," And The "Unwritten Law," 1827-1830, James M. Denham

Florida Historical Quarterly

Once Spain transferred Florida to the United States in 1821, Americans moved to secure the sparsely settled island at the end of the Florida Keys. Key West's exposed position atop the Caribbean required enforcement of United States authority. Establishing a federal presence was essential to protecting its commercial interests in the Caribbean. In 1822 the island became home to the U. S. West India Squadron's four-year campaign against piracy. The scourge was all but wiped out but there were still challenges. Key West attracted mariners and interlopers from the West Indies. Florida's close proximity to Spain's Latin American colonies encouraged …


Amateur Minstrel Shows And Blackface Amusements At The University Of Florida In The Jim Crow Era, Myles Sullivan 2024 University of Central Florida

Amateur Minstrel Shows And Blackface Amusements At The University Of Florida In The Jim Crow Era, Myles Sullivan

Florida Historical Quarterly

In the spring of 1914, the University of Florida's (UF) studentrun newspaper, The Florida Alligator, heralded "one of the biggest attractions of the spring season" with the front page headline "Heah Dey Kum! Dat Minstrel Show." As a theatrical performance style that had gained widespread popularity in the United States in the early 1800s, minstrel shows were often delivered with this imagined faux speech of rural African Americans. Its defining feature was culturally deemed white individuals "blacking up" their faces with burnt cork in visually cued racial caricatures acted out in music, song, and dance. Indeed, when subsequently reviewing the …


A New Territory: "By Attention And Kindness, All Repugnance May Be Overcome", Philip M. Smith 2024 University of Central Florida

A New Territory: "By Attention And Kindness, All Repugnance May Be Overcome", Philip M. Smith

Florida Historical Quarterly

On July 10, 1821, Private Nathaniel Sherburne stood in formation for the change of flags ceremony in St. Augustine as Spanish la Florida officially became a United States territory. The sights of that day must have been exotic for the New Hampshire farm boy who ran away from home and joined the army. Private Sherburne was part of the 4th Regiment of Light Artillery of the United States Army, which had been under the command of recently retired Major General Andrew Jackson. Jackson himself was in Pensacola for a similar ceremony the following week. During the past decade, the United …


Editor's Note: The Pandemic Year, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

Editor's Note: The Pandemic Year, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

In its 99 published volumes the Fl01ida Historical Quarterly has encountered numerous challenges...inadequate funding in the early years, the Great Depression, World War II, scholarly transformations in historiographic interpretations, and innovations in publication formats. Nothing quite prepared the FHQ for the challenge of a global pandemic.


Diplomats, Spies, & Their Common Cause: American Initiative, Spanish Support, & The Revolutional War Along The Mississippi & Gulf Coast, Henry B. Motty 2024 University of Central Florida

Diplomats, Spies, & Their Common Cause: American Initiative, Spanish Support, & The Revolutional War Along The Mississippi & Gulf Coast, Henry B. Motty

Florida Historical Quarterly

Within weeks of the Americans declaring independence in July of 1776, diplomatic exchanges between Philadelphia and Madrid yielded essential cooperation as Spain secretly rendered supplies to the revolutionaries via New Orleans. By 1778, France and the United States became allies with hopes of luring Spain to officially join the conflict. That same year, Spanish emissary Juan de Miralles arrived in Philadelphia where many Americans welcomed him, noting his "pleasant disposition, social grace, and ability to make friends." In a letter to George Washington, Miralles assured the general that Spanish officials in Havana received orders to "communicate them to the Honourable …


Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol 99, No. 3/4, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol 99, No. 3/4, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Title Pages, Florida Historical Society 2024 University of Central Florida

Title Pages, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Editor's Note: The Pandemic Year
Diplomats, Spies, & Their Common Cause: American Initiative, Spanish Support, & The Revolutionary War Along the Mississippi & Gulf Coast by Henry B. Motty
A New Territory: "By Attention and Kindness, All Repugnance May be Overcome" by Philip M. Smith
Captain Charles E. Hawkins, "The Key West Tragedy," and the "Unwritten Law," 1827-1830 by James M. Denham
Amateur Minstrel Shows and Blackface Amusements at the University of Florida in the Jim Crow Era by Myles Sullivan
Pathfinders, Progressives, and Boosters: The 1911 "Gulf-to-Great-Lakes-As-The-Crow-Flies" Automobile Adventure by Martin T. Olliff
End Notes
Florida History in Publications, …


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