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    • Against Objectivity: Philosophy and the Humanities 

      Benchoff, Kate (2022-04-13)
      This collection of works examines how philosophical approaches have long been coded as "rational" and "objective" (and "male"), creating a rift between philosophy and other fields of study in the humanities and privileging ...
    • 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 ...
    • CERAMIC SCULPTURES IN GROUP-DISPLAY TO NARRATE PASSAGE OF TIME AND EMOTION 

      Ding, Lillian (2020-08-12)
      The thesis project, “Good Will, Ill Will,” builds multiple sets of sculptures telling the story of two sisters and their unusual birthmarks. To narrate their progressing sentiments and appearances from childhood to teenage ...
    • 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. ...
    • Craving to the past 

      Abdulsalam, Amnah (2021-11-19)
      Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries throughout civilised human culture. A new level of civilization was born once human beings discovered the advantage of firing clay to produce functional cookware. The invention ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Dynamics of Objectification Within Individual Identity 

      Caggiano, Nicholas (2020-08-07)
      This portfolio work focuses on the individual's experience of being seen as an object through society's gaze and the pressures to present themselves and perform in a certain way, knowing they are being watched. Though ...
    • 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 ...
    • AN EXAMINATION OF THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF MEANINGFUL WORK: MORAL CARTOONISTS, PUBLIC MERCY AND JIHADIST TERRORISM 

      Rudy, Adam (2020-11-16)
      This Humanities portfolio examines the theme of meaningful work throughout an interpersonal experience and then connects to the other work that was completed throughout my time in the Humanities program. The paper views ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • THE FEMALE FACTOR: THE IMPACT OF GERMAN WOMEN ON AMERICAN POLICY DURING THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY, 1945-1949 

      Ford, Tiffiny (2020-04-20)
      The Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS) administered the area of Germany and the sector of Berlin controlled by the U.S. from 1945-1949. The military government, under the direction of General Lucius Clay, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • FORM, SURFACE AND NARRATIVE: EXPERIMENTS IN SURFACE TREATMENT ON NARRATIVE HAND SIZE SCULPTURES 

      King, Carolyn (2021-11-19)
      After creating life-sized sculpture work(s) with a major focus on form and anatomy for my Certificate Exhibit in 2015, I began work on my MFA. I continued working with life size figurative sculptures, refining my sculpting ...
    • Forms of Tranquility 

      Wallerstein, Brett (2021-08)
      ABSTRACT In an increasingly complex world, the connection between nature and the feeling of tranquility is explored through the creation of abstract biomorphic porcelain sculptures. The act of sculpting the nature-inspired ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Inspiration and Iridescence - Chemistry in Art 

      Laney, Jason (2021-08-06)
      Chemistry is key to gaining control of the entire ceramic process. I experimented with clay and glaze chemistry to achieve my aesthetics, which include my interests in visual and textural clay surfaces, as well as iridescence. ...