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Hijos, Muerte Y La Histeria Femenina: La Historia De La Malinche A Través De Dos Representaciones De La Llorona En El Cine Mexicano, Aria D. Walfrand 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Hijos, Muerte Y La Histeria Femenina: La Historia De La Malinche A Través De Dos Representaciones De La Llorona En El Cine Mexicano, Aria D. Walfrand

Honors Theses

This thesis is an exploration of two very famous Mexican legend figures, La Malinche and La Llorona, and the connection between women through two films: La Llorona (1960) and Las Lloronas (2003). These films, although they are about the myth of La Llorona, have very strong connections to La Malinche. These connections are based on the representation of them in the film and the themes of the children's background, the hysteria, and the effect that La Llorona's curse has on future generations. First, information is given on the history of La Malinche. There is not much concrete information ...


Interview With Brooke Jacobson, 1st Interview (Audio), Heather Oriana Petrocelli 2011 Portland State University

Interview With Brooke Jacobson, 1st Interview (Audio), Heather Oriana Petrocelli

Center for the Moving Image Oral Histories

Heather Petrocelli interviewed Brooke Jacobson in her home in Portland, Oregon on her involvement with the Center for the Moving Image.

Brooke Jacobson is a retired PSU professor and the co-founder of the Northwest Film Center.


The Femme Fatale And The Exotic Queer Within Shinya Tuskamoto's Tetsuo: Gender As Narrative Tool Within An Allegory For Post Wwii Japan's Industrialized Identity Crisis, Nickolus Walters 2011 Portland State University

The Femme Fatale And The Exotic Queer Within Shinya Tuskamoto's Tetsuo: Gender As Narrative Tool Within An Allegory For Post Wwii Japan's Industrialized Identity Crisis, Nickolus Walters

Anthós

Within Shinya Tsukamoto’s seminal independent horror masterpiece Tetsuo, the viewer’s perceptions of reality and the present are distorted within a temporally disjointed blend of horrific fantasy and banal existence; this instability reflects the vocal and subconscious critiques of historical ontological truths exhibited within the emergent transnational genres of Japanese cyberpunk and American Avant-pop ideologies of the late 1980’s. Author Takayuki Tatsumi uses Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo to illustrate the emergence of the "Japanoid," a technologically driven fusion of American and Japanese post-war identity best understood as a manifestation of Donna Haraway's socio-political "cyborg." Tatsumi strongly advises ...


Pierre Bayard's Wormholes, Warren Motte 2011 University of Colorado

Pierre Bayard's Wormholes, Warren Motte

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The recent work of Pierre Bayard is trenchant, original, and deeply engaging. From Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd? (1998) Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? (2001) onward, Bayard's books have piqued the interest of readers well beyond the limited circle of those who habitually consume French criticism and literary theory, and have served thus to expand the horizon of possibility of critical writing in significant ways. Bayard writes in a conditional, hypothetical mode, rather than a declarative one, keenly aware of how very mobile literary objects are. Bayard is not afraid to take risks, and he searches for new forms through ...


The Penetration Of Social Media In Governance,Political Reforms And Building Public Perception, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2011 India Today Group

The Penetration Of Social Media In Governance,Political Reforms And Building Public Perception, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. While we know that social media can play an important role in publicizing political activities such as protests, do we have evidence that such actions have led to substantive political change? Is it possible to develop a set of indicators to more effectively gauge the impact of new technologies and media on questions of political change? That social media can help coordinate large and discrete activities, such as protests and ...


Empowering And Engaging Teen Girls Through Media From The Perspective Of A Practitioner And Producer, Marie Celestin 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Empowering And Engaging Teen Girls Through Media From The Perspective Of A Practitioner And Producer, Marie Celestin

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Mainstream media plays an important part of our lives. For teens today, often labeled the “digital generation,” media sources affect the way they read, understand, and interpret information and are a critical influence on the way they see themselves. I have been a media critic since I was a teenager, but the Critical and Creative Thinking program allowed me to articulate my vision for a fairer representation of women and girls while tapping in my creative toolbox to produce original and bolder images of real girls through the G.I.R.L.S. (Growing Individuals Reacting to Life's Struggles ...


Jonathan Laxamana Interview, Kevin Galanto 2011 DePaul University

Jonathan Laxamana Interview, Kevin Galanto

Asian American Art Oral History Project

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Bio: Jonathan Laxamana is the Program Director for the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival. To learn more about CFAAF visit: www.cfaff.org


Balancing Bias In The Media, Sharon Beder 2011 University of Wollongong

Balancing Bias In The Media, Sharon Beder

Sharon Beder

The news is presented to give the impression it is factual, uncoloured by journalistic bias, so each side of a controversy is accurately reported. This paper outlines the way that the influence of editors, owners, advertisers – as well as journalistic conventions – are more important to the final result of journalism than the reporting skills or biases of individual journalists.


Using Textual Features To Predict Popular Content On Digg, Paul H. Miller 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Using Textual Features To Predict Popular Content On Digg, Paul H. Miller

Paul H Miller

Over the past few years, collaborative rating sites, such as Netflix, Digg and Stumble, have become increasingly prevalent sites for users to find trending content. I used various data mining techniques to study Digg, a social news site, to examine the influence of content on popularity. What influence does content have on popularity, and what influence does content have on users’ decisions? Overwhelmingly, prior studies have consistently shown that predicting popularity based on content is difficult and maybe even inherently impossible. The same submission can have multiple outcomes and content neither determines popularity, nor individual user decisions. My results show ...


Ground Zero: Tourism, Terrorism, And Global Imagination, Maxwell E. Loos 2011 Macalester College

Ground Zero: Tourism, Terrorism, And Global Imagination, Maxwell E. Loos

International Studies Honors Projects

At Ground Zero, the transnational phenomena of tourism and terrorism intersect. In this thesis, I introduce the concept of global imagination, and analyze how tourism and terrorism affect this process of global imagination for Americans, arguing that tourism plays an important role in constructing a globe, while terrorism – particularly the 9/11 attacks – works to interrupt imaginative process itself. I then explore how tourism of terrorism at Ground Zero influences global imagination, containing the events of 9/11, allowing for the construction of only a very specific globe in which the U.S. is an innocent, benevolent actor in world ...


After The Fall: The Post-Apocalyptic Frontier In The Road And 28 Days Later, Jeffrey J. Lavigne 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

After The Fall: The Post-Apocalyptic Frontier In The Road And 28 Days Later, Jeffrey J. Lavigne

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Previous scholars have identified three scenes of the American frontier myth: the sea, the west, and space. This evolution of frontiers reflected key changes in the expression of America’s cultural identity. While Janice Hocker Rushing called space “the final frontier,” the prominent place in contemporary society held by zombies and other minions of the occult hint at the emergence of yet another scene of the American mythos: the post apocalypse. In contrast to previous frontiers, which are defined geographically, the post-apocalypse is much broader, for in the wake of a global cataclysm, everywhere is a potential frontier. This decentralization ...


Building An Interdisciplinary Production Program, Ruth D. Johnson 2011 Film and Screen Studies, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Building An Interdisciplinary Production Program, Ruth D. Johnson

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


The Fourth Dimension, Elkana O. ONG'ESA 2011 Lingnan University

The Fourth Dimension, Elkana O. Ong'esa

Artists-in-Residence Programme : Exhibition Catalogues

Exhibition of Recent Stone and Wood Sculptures by Elkana O. Ong'esa

The Fourth Dimension, a concept that I have been working on for many years with the objective of assisting people with visual disabilities to appreciate sculpture more. The use of stone, wood and metal allows me to create forms and surface finishes that address the issue of tactile vision or perception that I try to apply in achieving communication in the fourth dimension.


Do Marketing Media Have Life Cycles? The Case Of Product Placement In Movies, Ekaterina Karniouchina, Can Uslay, Grigori Erenburg 2011 Chapman University

Do Marketing Media Have Life Cycles? The Case Of Product Placement In Movies, Ekaterina Karniouchina, Can Uslay, Grigori Erenburg

Business Faculty Articles and Research

This article examines the economic worth of product placement in movies over a time span of 40 years (1968-2007). The authors find an inverted U-shaped relationship between the year of the movie release and the returns associated with product placements. In addition, a similar inverted U-shaped relationship characterizes the economic worth of tie-in campaigns associated with product placements. These findings are consistent with the habituation tedium theory used to explain the inverted U-shaped pattern in response to novel advertisements and suggest that the same mechanism could be influencing the response to an entire marketing medium. Overall, the results reinforce the ...


At Home In Estranged Dreams: Contemporary Hollywood And The Uncanny, Kevin Patrick McDonald 2011 University of Iowa

At Home In Estranged Dreams: Contemporary Hollywood And The Uncanny, Kevin Patrick Mcdonald

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines contemporary Hollywood by focusing on films made between 1990 and 2010. With chapters on the double, war trauma, the undead, and automata, I delineate evidence of the uncanny within individual films along with the underlying contradictions that symptomatically respond to the larger economic conditions and industrial practices that shape the contemporary period. Each of the four chapters also serve as an occasion to analyze theoretical and thematic concerns drawn from Sigmund Freud's 1919 essay on the uncanny. Throughout the project there is a strong effort to link Freud's initial account to subsequent theoretical developments with ...


Ctrl + Z, Andrew Golibersuch 2011 Syracuse University

Ctrl + Z, Andrew Golibersuch

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

In Ctrl + Z, Amanda rides the train to work and tells her new employee the story of a particularly bizarre and life changing day from her early career. While working on her laptop at her favorite coffee shop, she discovers that her computer’s undo function, control + z, affects real life. At first she can’t believe what is happening, so she begins experimenting. Eventually she decides to use the power to her personal advantage, specifically to try to get a guy’s attention. Unfortunately she inadvertently causes some severe problems and is forced to choose between what she wants ...


"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche 2011 Syracuse University

"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Capstone Thesis is a creative screenplay pursuing the complexities of predestination and our innate obsession to control fate. I became intrigued with the idea that our decisions or actions dictate outcomes we may have had the ability to prevent or perpetuate. I recently found it difficult to accept my misfortunes for ineptitude or lack of preparation. Instead I called it “fate” or “destiny” that circumstances were not meant to work in my favor. In hindsight I realized I had allowed my passivity to compensate for my lack of commitment and courage to take risks. Granted, I do believe regardless ...


Dengue Fever: Infectious Hope, Collin Shea 2011 Syracuse University

Dengue Fever: Infectious Hope, Collin Shea

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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The Lotus Flower, Meghan Couture 2011 Syracuse University

The Lotus Flower, Meghan Couture

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

“The Lotus Flower” is an animation based on the epic story of Shimchong, a girl who overcomes her poverty due to her devotion to her family and later marries into the royal family. This Cinderella story is a famous Korean tale that has been told and re-told for centuries. By bringing this story to an international audience, I hope to bring at least a small awareness of the cultural and historical value of Korea.

The script was adapted and written by me, taking various versions of the folktale into account as well as putting my own details and embellishments to ...


American Political Satire: The 20th Century Onward, Michael Contino 2011 Syracuse University

American Political Satire: The 20th Century Onward, Michael Contino

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Political satire is an implied freedom enumerated in the first amendment of the Constitution. As a form of political speech, it falls under the category of the most protected form of expression. Now that I’ve got your attention, I can go ahead with the rest of my project. This is a journalistic study of the people who used their freedom of speech to openly criticize the government. More specifically, it’s about the people who openly criticized the government and then became famous for it. Of course, there’s many ways to criticize, many platforms, many audiences, many influences ...


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