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"Beauty And The Beast", Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

"Beauty And The Beast", Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"There are two movies here, neither of which get along well with the other."

Posting about the movie Beauty and the Beast from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/beauty-and-the-beast/


Logan (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Logan (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"It could well be that Logan is the best superhero movie of 2017, or even the best of the last five years."

Posting about the movie Logan from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/logan/


Silence: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Silence: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Scorsese has made his most 'Christian' movie here—at least, overtly Christian. Silence says in a hundred creative ways that God is Not Dead, although not, thankfully, in the title."

Posting about a 2017 Academy Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography nominee ­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/silence-a-movie-review/


La La Land: A Musical For Everyone, Marta Vander Top 2017 Dordt College

La La Land: A Musical For Everyone, Marta Vander Top

Student Work

"I think the simplicity of this film is what makes it brilliant. It’s nostalgic, it’s vibrant, and it’s for all of us."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/la-la-land-a-musical-for-everyone/


Hacksaw Ridge: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Hacksaw Ridge: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

“'Hacksaw Ridge' is a rare bird among war movies, neither pro- nor anti-war."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/hacksaw-ridge-a-movie-review/


Taking My Daughter To Hidden Figures, Howard Schaap 2017 Dordt College

Taking My Daughter To Hidden Figures, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"For me, Hidden Figures is most important as a beginning. It made me want to talk with my daughter about the conditions it takes to create more Katherine Goble Johnsons, Dorothy Vaughans, and Mary Jacksons."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­a 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/taking-my-daughter-to-hidden-figures/


Manchester By The Sea: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Manchester By The Sea: A Movie Review, Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Manchester by the Sea is one of those rare realistic movies that seems like a documentary, as if the movie screen were a window onto lives elsewhere."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/manchester-by-the-sea-a-movie-review/


You And Me And West Texas: Review Of Hell Or High Water, James C. Schaap 2017 Dordt College

You And Me And West Texas: Review Of Hell Or High Water, James C. Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Hell or High Water isn’t about bank robberies. It’s about hard-pressed brothers, bad dudes who love each other and will do just about anything to right their own family’s ship."

Posting about a 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/you-and-me-and-west-texas-review-of-hell-or-high-water/


Introduction To Volume Six: An Identity Rebus, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

Introduction To Volume Six: An Identity Rebus, Noelle Brada-Williams

Angela Noelle Brada-Williams

No abstract provided.


A “Monstress” Undertaking: An Interview With Lysley Tenorio, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

A “Monstress” Undertaking: An Interview With Lysley Tenorio, Noelle Brada-Williams

Angela Noelle Brada-Williams

No abstract provided.


Twenty Years After Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest: An Interview With Karen Tei Yamashita, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

Twenty Years After Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest: An Interview With Karen Tei Yamashita, Noelle Brada-Williams

Angela Noelle Brada-Williams

A brief interview in which Yamashita discusses her work which has spanned twenty years and three continents. The interview closes with her description of her newest novel, I Hotel, which brings readers back to the roots of Asian American Studies and Asian American Literature and is set during a pivotal ten-year period in Northern California.


Introduction To Volume Seven: Confessing Racial Schizophrenia, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

Introduction To Volume Seven: Confessing Racial Schizophrenia, Noelle Brada-Williams

Angela Noelle Brada-Williams

A short meditation on teaching ethnic American literature in 2016, acknowledgments, and a summary of this volume's contents.


On Such A Full Sea Of Novels: An Interview With Chang-Rae Lee, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

On Such A Full Sea Of Novels: An Interview With Chang-Rae Lee, Noelle Brada-Williams

Angela Noelle Brada-Williams

An interview with author Chang-rae Lee.


Spaces Of Collapse: Psychological Deterioration, Subjectivity, And Spatiality In American Narratives, Andrew Papaspyrou 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Spaces Of Collapse: Psychological Deterioration, Subjectivity, And Spatiality In American Narratives, Andrew Papaspyrou

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis studies the relationship between spatiality and subjectivity within the context of modern and contemporary American narrative. Combining a psychoanalytic approach with phenomenological considerations, I set out to analyze the ways in which spatial structures mediate madness, paranoia, the compulsion to repeat, and uncanny anxiety. Space serves a primary focus of my analysis, and I outline the different ways that language and consciousness construct space. Considering the work of William Faulkner, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Auster, and Mark Z. Danielewski, I argue that particular spaces, such as houses and cities, represent or contribute to particular forms of psychological psychosis ...


Explicar El Fracaso: Casa De Mi Padre (Piedmont, 2012), LIAM Baldwin 2017 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Explicar El Fracaso: Casa De Mi Padre (Piedmont, 2012), Liam Baldwin

Spanish: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Walking And Wandering: Reconstructing Diasporic Subjectivity In T. C. Huo's Land Of Smiles And Lê Thi Diem Thúy’S The Gangster We Are All Looking For, Brian G. Chen 2017 Westfield State University

Walking And Wandering: Reconstructing Diasporic Subjectivity In T. C. Huo's Land Of Smiles And Lê Thi Diem Thúy’S The Gangster We Are All Looking For, Brian G. Chen

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

Diaspora has often been defined as the condition of dispersal and displacement in which its members express minimal connections with their host country and always look to return to their ancestral homelands. However, from the literary representations in T. C. Huo’s Land of Smiles and Lê Thi Diem Thúy’s The Gangster We Are All Looking For, it is clear that members of the Southeast Asian diaspora determine to set root in their host country and refuse to be treated as temporary guests. This determination is warranted by their desire to redefine the contentious idea of home beyond cultural ...


Volume 8 Cover, Joanne Lamb 2017 San Jose State University

Volume 8 Cover, Joanne Lamb

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

No abstract provided.


"It's Oil And Water": Race, Gender, Power, And Trauma In Vu Tran's Dragonfish, Quan-Manh Ha, Chase Greenfield 2017 University of Montana - Missoula

"It's Oil And Water": Race, Gender, Power, And Trauma In Vu Tran's Dragonfish, Quan-Manh Ha, Chase Greenfield

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

ABSTRACT: This article analyzes in-depth the interplay between race, gender, power, and trauma in Vu Tran’s debut novel, Dragonfish. We argue that Dragonfish focuses on the relationships, desires, and conflicts among its three protagonists—Robert, Suzy, and Sonny—to highlight how their postwar interactions complicate race, gender, trauma, and remembrance. The three protagonists engage in an intense socio-political struggle for dominance and control, which is riddled with irony, heart-wrenching pain, and misleading appearances. They experience hardship and loss, but they rely on each other for recovery from past and present trauma, and to advance their own varying personal priorities ...


From Shtetl To Stardom: Jews And Hollywood, Vincent Brook, Michael Renov 2016 Purdue University

From Shtetl To Stardom: Jews And Hollywood, Vincent Brook, Michael Renov

Purdue University Press Book Previews

The outsized influence of Jews in American entertainment from the early days of Hollywood to the present has proved an endlessly fascinating and controversial topic, for Jews and non-Jews alike. From Shtetl to Stardom: Jews and Hollywood takes an exciting and innovative approach to this rich and complex material. Exploring the subject from a scholarly perspective as well as up close and personal, the book combines historical and theoretical analysis by leading academics in the field with inside information from prominent entertainment professionals. Essays range from Vincent Brook’s survey of the stubbornly persistent canard of Jewish industry “control” to ...


Lin-Manuel Meets Moana, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner 2016 Linfield College

Lin-Manuel Meets Moana, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Faculty Publications

In this article originally published in Public Books, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wonders whether a Disney musical and a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical want the same thing.


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