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Myrrha Now: Reimagining Classic Myth And Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses In The #Metoo Era, Claire A. Pukszta 2019 Scripps College

Myrrha Now: Reimagining Classic Myth And Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses In The #Metoo Era, Claire A. Pukszta

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper represents the final culmination of a theater senior project. The project consisted of an analytical research paper, performance in a mainstage department production, and supporting process documentation. I portrayed Myrrha, Hunger, Zeus, and others in a production of the play Metamorphoses.

Through research on Mary Zimmerman’s 1998 play Metamorphoses, adapted from the works of Roman poet Ovid, this thesis grapples with the historical meaning of the myth of Myrrha. A polarizing figure, Myrrha was cursed to fall in lust with her father. By exploring of portrayals sexual assault onstage, I tackle themes of audience relationships to trauma ...


A Merely Comic Conclusion: A Comparative Analysis Of Xenophon’S Spartan Constitution, Conor Hogan 2019 Claremont Colleges

A Merely Comic Conclusion: A Comparative Analysis Of Xenophon’S Spartan Constitution, Conor Hogan

CMC Senior Theses

In this paper, I hope to do a small part to bridge the gap that has emerged in this scholarly debate between the historicist and Straussian views of Spartan society. To that end, this paper will analyze the Spartan Constitution according to the Straussian method. That is, I will engage in a close reading of the text, only referencing outside, secondary sources directly when necessary and appropriate. In other cases, their views will simply color this analysis and be referenced as supporting evidence in footnotes. Strauss chose to have only a superficial interaction with the existing scholarship at the time ...


“Greetings, I Am An Immortal God!”: Reading, Imagination, And Personal Divinity In Late Antiquity, 2nd – 5th Centuries Ce, Mark Roblee 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

“Greetings, I Am An Immortal God!”: Reading, Imagination, And Personal Divinity In Late Antiquity, 2nd – 5th Centuries Ce, Mark Roblee

Doctoral Dissertations

In City of God, Augustine entertains “personal divinity”—the idea that a person could become an immortal god. Recent scholarship has focused on the social function of such beliefs. The divine status of public figures such as emperors and martyrs has become a trope widely understood in its social and institutional dimensions. I add to this sociological understanding by inquiring into individual experience. How did a late antique person become divine? How did she understand divinity and the limits of the self? In City of God, Augustine assembles an archive that includes references to works by Platonists Apuleius, Plotinus, Porphyry ...


"Does Victory In This Clash Mean So Much To You?" : Translating Power In Three Plays Of Aeschylus, Stephen Patrick Dwyer 2019 Bard College

"Does Victory In This Clash Mean So Much To You?" : Translating Power In Three Plays Of Aeschylus, Stephen Patrick Dwyer

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College


Sororal Bonds Actualized: Sisterhood In Charlotte Bronte's Shirley And Louisa May Alcott's Work, Lorin Richard 2019 Eastern Washington University

Sororal Bonds Actualized: Sisterhood In Charlotte Bronte's Shirley And Louisa May Alcott's Work, Lorin Richard

EWU Masters Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


Displays Of Medici Wealth And Authority: The Acts Of The Apostles And Valois Fêtes Tapestry Cycles, Madison L. Clyburn 2019 University of Central Florida

Displays Of Medici Wealth And Authority: The Acts Of The Apostles And Valois Fêtes Tapestry Cycles, Madison L. Clyburn

Honors Undergraduate Theses

The objective of my research is to explore Medici extravagance, power, and wealth through the multifaceted artistic form of tapestries vis-à-vis two particular tapestry cycles; the Acts of the Apostles and the Valois Fêtes. The cycles were commissioned by Pope Leo X (1475-1521), the first Medici pope, and Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589), queen, queen regent, and queen mother of France. The motivation for such a project lies in analyzing what is traditionally considered as two independent tapestry cycles by revealing their social, religious, political, and artistic significance through the powerful dynastic influence of the Medici. As Leo and Catherine were ...


Curious Spawn In The Hotbed Of Thought In Theogony, Will R. Kettner 2019 Bard College

Curious Spawn In The Hotbed Of Thought In Theogony, Will R. Kettner

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


French Classicism In Four Painters: Where It Went And Why, Kristen Tayler Westerduin 2019 Bard College

French Classicism In Four Painters: Where It Went And Why, Kristen Tayler Westerduin

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Language and Literature and The Division of Arts of Bard College. French Classicism in Four Painters: Where It Went and Why is an analytical approach to the history of classicism and its definitions since being proposed as a style by the ancient Greeks. This paper looks to artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Jacques-Louis David, Charles le Brun, and Eugène Delacroix to understand the evolution of the style’s interpretations within France between the 16th and 19th century.


Ethics In 21st Century Art Conservation: Confederate Monuments, Kate L. Hoffman 2019 University of Mississippi

Ethics In 21st Century Art Conservation: Confederate Monuments, Kate L. Hoffman

Honors Theses

This paper explores the ethics surrounding the conservation of damaged confederate monuments, specifically as educational tools for understanding their place in society and memory over time. Much of this research has been conducted through the use of contemporary news sources and memory studies scholarship on account of the recent influx of interest towards the monuments and their controversies in the 21st century. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to provide an unbiased source of material for future scholarship in memory studies towards confederate monuments, for if damages dealt to the monuments are repaired, that portion of their physical history ...


Archaeological Investigations At Rowan Oak: Searching For Evidence Of Antebellum Slavery, Arianna Faith Kitchens 2019 University of Mississippi

Archaeological Investigations At Rowan Oak: Searching For Evidence Of Antebellum Slavery, Arianna Faith Kitchens

Honors Theses

Although best-known as the home of William Faulkner, Rowan Oak and a number of associated outbuildings were built by Robert Sheegog, a wealthy individual who owned multiple plantations and dozens of slaves. Sheegog held seven to nine slaves at Rowan Oak, renting some out to the University of Mississippi for labor-intensive tasks such as constructing the Lyceum and other campus buildings. Although it is known that enslaved individuals lived and worked on the property of Rowan Oak, the location of their housing remains a mystery. Through the use of archaeological survey methods, structural evidence beyond the extant buildings has been ...


Code-Switching Practices In The Foreign-Language Classroom: Instructor Nativeness And Students' Perceptions, Zachary Ty Gill 2019 University of Mississippi

Code-Switching Practices In The Foreign-Language Classroom: Instructor Nativeness And Students' Perceptions, Zachary Ty Gill

Honors Theses

In this study we investigated code-switching practices in the foreign language classroom among instructors who are native speakers of the target language (Spanish) and instructors who are non-native speakers of the target language, as well as students’ perceptions of L1 use. Participants were three college instructors of Spanish and 38 college students in an intermediate level Spanish course. The participants were observed and recorded during two hour-long classes involving group work. After the observations, the instructors completed an interview, and the students completed an online questionnaire. This study found that native instructors use less English than non-native instructors and the ...


"Ocular Proof": Race, Religion, And Gender In The Merchant Of Venice And Othello, Edward A. Cooper 2019 University of Denver

"Ocular Proof": Race, Religion, And Gender In The Merchant Of Venice And Othello, Edward A. Cooper

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This project is a study of the development of early modern racial categories in England - focusing on religion and skin color as primary modes of demarcation interwoven with other prevalent categories of language, ancestry/blood, nationality, and gender - as illuminated in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Othello. Religion and skin color, then, are the primary modes of racializing individuals in early modern England and characters in Shakespeare's works. This essay studies the context of racial difference as present in English and European rhetoric, art, theater, and exploration. Given this context, the paper explores the poetic geography ...


Underworld, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 2018 Bryn Mawr College

Underworld, Radcliffe G. Edmonds Iii

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

Depictions of the underworld, in ancient Greek and Roman textual and visual sources, differ significantly from source to source, but they all draw on a common pool of traditional mythic motifs. These motifs, such as the realm of Hades and its denizens, the rivers of the underworld, the paradise of the blessed dead, and the places of punishment for the wicked, are developed and transformed through all their uses throughout the ages, depending upon the aims of the author or artist depicting the underworld. Some sources explore the relation of the world of the living to that of the dead ...


The Philosophy Of Myth, Erwin F. Cook 2018 Trinity University

The Philosophy Of Myth, Erwin F. Cook

Erwin F. Cook

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mycenaeans Up To Date: The Archaeology Of The North-Eastern Peloponnese – Current Concepts And New Directions, 2018 Selected Works

Review Of Mycenaeans Up To Date: The Archaeology Of The North-Eastern Peloponnese – Current Concepts And New Directions

Lynne A. Kvapil

No abstract provided.


The Quintessential Greek Hero: How Odysseus Fits The Campbellian Monomyth, Julia M. Feron 2018 University of Richmond

The Quintessential Greek Hero: How Odysseus Fits The Campbellian Monomyth, Julia M. Feron

Scott T. Allison

Odysseus faces many challenges along his return home after the Trojan War and must put his heroic attributes to the test, all while undergoing a unique self-transformation in accordance with Joseph Campbell’s (1949) monomyth. Odysseus specifically endures an “emotional transformation” involving his acquisition of humility, an essential component of the classic “hero” (Allison & Smith, 2015). Joseph Campbell’s research on the traditional hero’s journey closely aligns with Odysseus’ story. The Odyssey can be broken down into Campbell's three stages of transformation in order to properly assess the characterization of Odysseus as an archetypal hero.


The Heroic Transformative Journey Of Aeneas, Hero Of The Tro􀀀An War, Antonio M. Balducci 2018 University of Richmond

The Heroic Transformative Journey Of Aeneas, Hero Of The Tro􀀀An War, Antonio M. Balducci

Scott T. Allison

Aeneas was the protagonist character in the epic story, The Aeneid, written by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. The storyline takes place in ancient times that scholars believe to be roughly 1250 B.C.E. Aeneas was widely known as a classic “mythical hero” of that era. Told from the point of view of Aeneas, the story captures all the graphic details of his life as a Trojan soldier. The city of Troy was overtaken by the Greeks, which forced Aeneas to flee and build a “new Troy”. His journey to heroism begins with his departure from Troy.


Among The Ancestors At Aidonia, Lynne Kvapil, Kim Shelton 2018 University of California - Berkeley

Among The Ancestors At Aidonia, Lynne Kvapil, Kim Shelton

Lynne A. Kvapil

No abstract provided.


Literature Of The Self In Foucault: Parrhesia And Autobiographical Discourse, Álvaro Luque 2018 University of Granada

Literature Of The Self In Foucault: Parrhesia And Autobiographical Discourse, Álvaro Luque

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Literature of the Self in Foucault: Parrhesia and Autobiographical Discourse" Álvaro Luque Amo analyzes the framework of Foucault’s study of the technologies of the self. In his study, Michel Foucault analyses the practices of self-writing in the Graeco-Roman period. From this perspective, Foucault approaches the texts of classical authors to interpret what he calls a process of ethopoiesis, or construction of the subject: a subject who tells the truth about himself in the text. Foucault introduces concepts and ideas that are essential to understanding the evolution of autobiography and literature of the self. This article studies ...


Martial Iv.29 By Martial, George Held 2018 Queens College, CUNY

Martial Iv.29 By Martial, George Held

Transference

Translated from Latin by George Held.


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