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    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • Autonomy and the Need to Know 

      Shu, Xiang (2019-08-02)
      Personal autonomy is the capacity to decide for oneself and to live one’s life according to reasons and motives that are taken as one’s own and not the product of manipulative external forces. This paper aims to discuss ...
    • Designing Functional Ceramics For Service And Wellness 

      Gleeson, Angela (2019-08-07)
      Service nurtures wellness. Through glaze palate, form, and function, Wellness illustrates this truth. Complete wellness requires self-care and engagement with community. By serving self, one nurtures decompression and ...
    • Conversations in Clay: Reflections on Dialogue in the Ceramics Studio 

      McDermott, Jack (2020)
      The dialogue shared between the artist and the clay is an important component of the ceramics process; however, exploration and growth often become static without engaging in dialogue with other members of a community. ...
    • Justice in The Round House: Literary Language as a Tool for Social Justice 

      Staires, Sophie (2020-04-15)
      This project explores the way literature functions as a tool for social justice by analyzing Louise Erdrich’s 2012 novel The Round House, a work that addresses the issue of sexual violence toward Indigenous American women. ...
    • Gender and Violence in Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard’s Plays 

      Mira Alonso, Alexandra (2020-04-16)
      Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard are two generational playwrights whose work not only defines their perception of American masculinities but also the role and social consequences of women in domestic environments. It is ...
    • Femininity and Gender in Lars von Trier's Depression Trilogy 

      Perez Gutierrez, Carles (2020-04-17)
      Both praised and criticized, Lars von Trier’s Depression Trilogy—a film trilogy that includes Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011), and Nymphomaniac (2013)— provides an exploration of femininity and gender roles. This ...