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And Your Eyes Open, Benjamin Yusen 2022 Western Michigan University

And Your Eyes Open, Benjamin Yusen

The Hilltop Review

This piece explores the realties of dreams, and the blurring of dreams and reality.


Testimony, Violence, And Silence: An Examination Of Agamben And His Critics, Yagmur Uygarkizi 2022 N/A

Testimony, Violence, And Silence: An Examination Of Agamben And His Critics, Yagmur Uygarkizi

Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

This paper investigates the difficulties faced by survivors of atrocities in testifying. I work on the case of female victims of domestic torture as reported by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald. The starting point is Giorgio Agamben’s Remnants of Auschwitz with his discussion on Primo Levi’s paradox and the testis/superstes/auctor distinction. I build on his nuances while arguing that he has not looked enough into power dynamics that render one speechless. “Unspeakable violence” refers simultaneously to incapacity and not being allowed to speak. Pain renders the victim speechless; perpetrators distort language and speak over survivors. Victims ...


A Murder Of Crows Sit Watching, Sarayah Villasenor 2022 Dartmouth College

A Murder Of Crows Sit Watching, Sarayah Villasenor

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

No abstract provided.


Purple Flowers Always Bloom, Lilabeth Martchenke 2022 Dartmouth College

Purple Flowers Always Bloom, Lilabeth Martchenke

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Dut Zie, Jian Liang 2022 Dartmouth College

Dut Zie, Jian Liang

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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In Training, Tim Fish 2022 Dartmouth College

In Training, Tim Fish

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Starting From Mushrooms, Shuwen He 2022 Dartmouth College

Starting From Mushrooms, Shuwen He

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Eternal Blue, Matthew Garrell 2022 Dartmouth College

Eternal Blue, Matthew Garrell

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Something Ancient, Something Blue, Erin Bennett 2022 Dartmouth College

Something Ancient, Something Blue, Erin Bennett

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Post Blast, George Byford 2022 Dartmouth College

Post Blast, George Byford

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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A Flood Of Memories, Emmett Frank 2022 Dartmouth College

A Flood Of Memories, Emmett Frank

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, Thrasyvoulos Ioannis Kalaitzidis 2022 Louisiana State University

Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, Thrasyvoulos Ioannis Kalaitzidis

LSU Master's Theses

With this body of work, I am looking for visual symbols that help communicate unuttered meanings through storytelling and stimulate an affectual response to the viewer. This exploration is presented in two different forms: a surreal sculptural installation and a board game. The installation consists of large-scale sculptures made from light and soft materials (polyurethane foam, plastic waste, paper) that are available to move inside the gallery, while the board game is presented as a set of 3D prints with instructions on how the participants can play it. The materials used in the installation suggest a way to transform waste ...


Batter: A Creative Writing Portfolio, Hannah Newman 2022 Kennesaw State University

Batter: A Creative Writing Portfolio, Hannah Newman

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

My capstone project, Batter, is a collection of creative writing pieces, consisting of short stories, flash fiction, and two creative nonfiction essays. I decided to do a portfolio because creative writing is simply what I enjoy the most and have been intrigued by since I took my first fiction writing class at Kennesaw State University. Composing stories, imagining how characters could behave believably, their problems and their solutions, all of it combined gives me a sense of creative determination that I have not found in any other area of work or craft. I believe I’ve been rather lucky because ...


Women Without Bodies: Autonomy, Empowerment, And Embodiment In Southern Women, Martha Peyton Ford 2022 University of Mississippi

Women Without Bodies: Autonomy, Empowerment, And Embodiment In Southern Women, Martha Peyton Ford

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the relationship between rural, upper-class, Southern, white women and their bodies. In my attempts to understand this relationship, I analyze sources from the fields of gender studies, philosophy, and psychology, utilizing concepts such as the Cult of True Womanhood, the newly-emerging field of body memoirs, and the long-lasting but elusive idea of Southern ladyhood to make sense of cultural expectations of Southern women and their bodies. This research, alongside my use of autoethnography and oral history, serve as an anchor for my analysis of women’s relationships to their bodies, in which I use myself, my mother ...


[They], Mary Alsobrooks 2022 Georgia College

[They], Mary Alsobrooks

Poetry MFA Theses

A poetry collection centered around the exploration of identity through the people and places that shaped the poet's childhood.


Proclivities Of The Common Southern Wasp, Paul Bryant 2022 Georgia College

Proclivities Of The Common Southern Wasp, Paul Bryant

Creative Nonfiction MFA Theses

A hybrid collection of poems and creative nonfiction essays exploring the author's relationship with his father and the American South.


Finding Their Chrysanthemum: Linguistic Representation In Children's Literature, Marielena Zajac 2022 Kennesaw State University

Finding Their Chrysanthemum: Linguistic Representation In Children's Literature, Marielena Zajac

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Children in America today struggle with finding themselves in the books they read due to societal expectations. From an early age, children are dictated on the correct way to speak and write in “American,” which can leave children and their home languages feeling unseen and dismissed. To help further the conversation and promotion of linguistic diversity in American society, this capstone analyzes dialectal representation in children’s books, with a heavy focus on attitudinal linguistic principles rather than prescriptive mechanics. The secondary research explores current literature and resources that discuss literacy acquisition in adolescents, trends in dialects in America, and ...


Sandstorm Spring 2022, Leslie Malland 2022 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Sandstorm Spring 2022, Leslie Malland

Sandstorm: A Journal of Arts and Letters

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Big Piney Crimes, Amy Patterson 2022 University of South Alabama

Big Piney Crimes, Amy Patterson

Theses and Dissertations

In 1983, the year Scarface debuted in theaters, big oil marched across the buckle state of Wyoming with the construction of the Frontier Oil pipeline. Oil patch workers from around the U.S. came to Wyoming to labor on the project, forming a temporary community termed the pipeline family. My mother’s brother, Ed Brown, moved to Big Piney, Wyoming and was hired on as a pipeline welder. His shooting death at the hands of a pipeline inspector ushered in my coming of age. Back at the family homeplace in Texas, 1000 miles from Big Piney, grief stained the fabric ...


The Garden Of Secrets And Truths, Chloe Martin 2022 University of Mary Washington

The Garden Of Secrets And Truths, Chloe Martin

Student Research Submissions

This essay, entitled “The Garden of Secrets and Truths,” was written for ENGL 470C-01, Seminar in Creative Writing: Nonfiction, with Professor Colin Rafferty. This piece consists of excerpts from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden coupled with nonfiction flash essays about life, growing up, and ambition. This essay was born from the “Public Domain” challenge in this course which prompted students to take a work of literature that is within the Public Domain and use it as a springboard to tell their original nonfiction story or stories. It follows a sort of call-and-response pattern where a quote from The ...


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