Recent Submissions

  • The Intersection of Race and Cultural Production 

    Barbieri, Emily (2019-05)
    This paper views the intersection between race and cultural production as related to Native American identity, the shifting racial composition of the sport of lacrosse, and the social and moral paradigms of the Holocaust. ...
  • ISLAMIC STYLE BOTANICAL SURFACE DECORATIONS 

    Alhamar, Jafar (2019-04)
    There are many types of Islamic style engraving designs and the most important is botanical engraving designs. My studies on the Islamic inscriptions, inspired me to use the Islamic style engraving in my ceramic artwork, ...
  • Meaning and Interpretations of Historical Icons 

    Vallee, Andreanne (2019-04)
    Throughout time, it has often been taught that the author or creator holds the greatest authority on the meaning of a work of art. In more recent times, however, many have argued that it is instead the audience's own ...
  • Shakespeare and British Occupation Policy in Germany, 1945-1949 

    Weida, Katherine (2019-04-11)
    Following World War II, the United Kingdom was responsible for occupying a section of Germany. While the British were initially focused on demilitarization and reparations, their goals quickly changed to that of rehabilitation ...
  • Immanuel Kant's Third Critique: Applying the Aesthetic Lens 

    Govender, Tiffany (2019-04-11)
    The following examines in greater detail and considers the potential of Immanuel Kant’s theories of aesthetic judgement—with special interest in his theory of the sublime—to provide answers to several questions that become ...
  • Neihardt’s Ghost Dance: The literary creation of Black Elk and Lakota Religion 

    DeBarba, Robert (2019-04)
    Native American ceremonies are an integral part of understanding indigenous culture. In the early 1900’s, John Neihardt attempted to better understand the Lakota culture by interviewing Black Elk about the Ghost Dance of ...
  • The Resonance of Exploration 

    Cassidy, Patrick (2019-04)
    A study of exploration and its effect on an audience. This study analyzes four twentieth century case studies in light of their effect on an audience. The study reviews each case study based on five factors of resonance. ...
  • Exploring the Characterization of Shakespeare's Villains 

    Amusa, Olawunmi (2018-12-07)
    Shakespeare is one of the most widely read authors of his time. His writing reflects his outlook on life. This paper explores how Shakespeare characterizes some of his villains. The language of some of these villains, their ...
  • Meta Spherical 

    Miller, Alexander (2018-07)
    Meta Spherical is a sculptural exploration of the search for truth at the intersection of science, faith, and human perception. Interconnected matrices of smaller clay components come together to form abstract sculptures ...
  • Re-Presenting Black Masculinities in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me 

    Aaouinti-Haris, Asmaa (2018-04)
    Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir and letter to his son Between the World and Me (2015)—published shortly after the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement—provides a rich and diverse representation of African American male ...
  • Finding Inspiration in Organic Forms 

    Gianni, Jenna (2018)
    Finding Inspiration examines the growth processes and environmental effects that add patterns, shapes, and textures to natural objects. Soda-fired ceramic sculptures based on the artist’s collection of found organic forms ...
  • Emily Dickinson in the Postprint Era 

    Lopez Sanchez, Irene (2018-04)
    For over a century, the editing of Emily Dickinson has become one of the most controversial topics among literary scholars. In the 1890s, the first editions of Dickinson’s poems established her as a major American poet of ...
  • The Fact of Whiteness: Female 

    Scibelli, Tara (2018-03)
    My creative writing thesis poetry collection covers a variety of issues currently in public discourse and is written using different conventions. The poems touch on motherhood/feminism, religion, LGBTQ issues, bullying, ...