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Towards A Theory Of Comic Book Adaptation, Colin Beineke 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Towards A Theory Of Comic Book Adaptation, Colin Beineke

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Contemporary adaptation studies/theories have tended to focus singularly on the movement from the novel/short story to film – largely ignoring mediums such as the theater, music, visual art, video games, and the comic book. Such a limited view of adaptation has led to an underdeveloped and misplaced understanding of the adaptation process, which has in turn culminated in a convoluted perception of the products of artistic adaptation. The necessity of combating the consequences of these limited outlooks – particularly in the field of comics studies – is as vital as the difficulties are manifold. In opposition to this current stream of ...


Thrive Magazine, Kasey Panetta 2011 Syracuse University

Thrive Magazine, Kasey Panetta

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Thrive, a Central New York lifestyle magazine, explores the politics, science, culture, sex, social issues, dining and leisure for residents of the Syracuse area between the ages of 18 and 30. The purpose of the magazine is to inform and educate in an unpretentious way about the positive aspects of living in CNY by talking to young residents using departments like the “Best of CNY,” “Single in CNY,” “CNY Traveler,” “Bucket List,” and an assortment of feature stories. The demographics for the audience are educated men and women between the ages of 18 and 30, single or married with no ...


The Pinochet Project: A Nation’S Search For Truth Memory Struggles In Post-Pinochet Chile, Christine Mehta 2011 Syracuse University

The Pinochet Project: A Nation’S Search For Truth Memory Struggles In Post-Pinochet Chile, Christine Mehta

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Chile has fought for 21 years to overcome General Augusto Pinochet’s violent legacy, but moving past the pervasive influence of Pinochet’s 17-year reign is a difficult task, even today. The following work is an investigation on memory, and Chile’s struggle to come to terms with its memory of the dictatorship. The key questions asked are: How do Chileans remember the dictatorship? What does each individual’s memory mean to the collective whole? Why is confronting the past important to Chile’s future?

The investigation is divided into two parts: a journalistic portion in which individual accounts are ...


The Perpetual Creation And Provocation Of The Self, Krista Damico 2011 University of Rhode Island

The Perpetual Creation And Provocation Of The Self, Krista Damico

Senior Honors Projects

The Perpetual Creation and Provocation of the Self

Krista D’Amico

Faculty Sponsor: Stephen Barber, English

This project consists of four related parts. The first part is a critical and creative work of prose in which I converse with the thought of two philosophers, namely Spinoza and Gilles Deleuze. This conversation enables me to present my own thought and subjectivity in relationship to a very important aspect of my life: music-making. The second part of my project is a critical essay in which I contemplate the work of another artist, Virginia Woolf, and the way that her credo Three Guineas ...


Early Modern Evil Genius: Hyperconformity And Objectivity In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century English Literature, Christine Hoffmann 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Early Modern Evil Genius: Hyperconformity And Objectivity In Sixteenth And Seventeenth-Century English Literature, Christine Hoffmann

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation studies the response among early modern and postmodern audiences to the experience of information overload, and suggests that the most appealing response to living in a communications network that appears both systematic and random is to use a rhetoric of struggle that is ambiguous in the same way. >The reasons for this appeal are twofold: firstly, the rhetoric of struggle is a way to cope with the difficulty of situating oneself within a system of circulating information that operates according to its own arbitrary rules. Mimicking that arbitrariness is a way of finding aesthetic synchronicity between how one ...


Raise The Still Rabbit, Michael Kroesche 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Raise The Still Rabbit, Michael Kroesche

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

My first collection of poetry, Raise the Still Rabbit, explores the literal landscape we live in, the themes of language and lyric, as well as the relationships between people. The poems are rooted in the experiential, the moments when the act of writing becomes a navigation of the various themes of the local environment, cohabitation between individual people, and the geography of the poems' content and textual construction. Navigating these themes, the poems attempt to dissolve the illusory barriers that appear to separate subjects such as the interior of a home from the desert surrounding it. In this collection, the ...


East / West: Salman Rushdie And Hybridity, Jessica Brown 2011 Olivet Nazarene University

East / West: Salman Rushdie And Hybridity, Jessica Brown

Honors Program Projects

The purpose of this study is to explore the ways in which the novelist Salman Rushdie advocates a hybrid world—a world in which difference and heterogeneity are not only tolerated, but are eagerly celebrated as a means of cultural newness. In the 21st century, instantaneous communication, global economics, and increasing migration of people across continents have drastically destabilized old views on the formation of cultural identities. In his novels, Salman Rushdie explores these questions which plague the postcolonial and cosmopolitan world—what is the migrant? How can a person survive between cultures? What do those grand ideas of home ...


Japanese Jesus: Presenting The Character Of Christ In An Eastern Context, Jessica Schewe 2011 Olivet Nazarene University

Japanese Jesus: Presenting The Character Of Christ In An Eastern Context, Jessica Schewe

Honors Program Projects

This Capstone Project looks at the differences between Western and Eastern literature, focusing on the Asian genre of manga, a graphic novel. This project culminates in a Japanese graphic novel entitled Rosalee. It attempts to unite the Western concept of Christianity with the Eastern literary conventions, bridging a gap between un-churched Japan and the truth of the Gospel. The story is designed to inspire readers to read the bible and learn more about Christ.


North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Public Lands Task Force, Tammy Horn 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Public Lands Task Force, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

No abstract provided.


Narratives Of Fear And Shame: Jewish Childhood In Soviet And Post-Soviet Life Writing, Rosa Kleinman, Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Narratives Of Fear And Shame: Jewish Childhood In Soviet And Post-Soviet Life Writing, Rosa Kleinman, Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


“The Day Everything Became Nothing”: Finding Meaning In The Postapocalyptic, Joe Chellino 2011 Governors State University

“The Day Everything Became Nothing”: Finding Meaning In The Postapocalyptic, Joe Chellino

All Student Theses

Explored in this work are three texts: Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road; Douglas Coupland’s novel, Girlfriend in a Coma; and Robert Kirkman’s ongoing serialized comic book, The Walking Dead. After a discussion of apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fictions and their ubiquity and popularity in contemporary culture, each work will be analyzed individually to explore each author’s message regarding postapocalyptic concerns. These three texts have been chosen as each represents a point along a loose continuum of high-to-low art. Primarily, this thesis will focus on how each author approaches systems of meaning-making and systems of understanding in postapocalyptic ...


"Undone By Murmurs Of Love": Traumatic Legacies And The Struggle For Personal And Communal Identity Formation In Toni Morrison's Trilogy, Fida Yasin 2011 Governors State University

"Undone By Murmurs Of Love": Traumatic Legacies And The Struggle For Personal And Communal Identity Formation In Toni Morrison's Trilogy, Fida Yasin

All Student Theses

Implications of racial oppression on personal and collective African American identity formation in Toni Morrison’s trilogy are explored in this thesis. Morrison reconstructs African American history in her trilogy, but she also enacts a cultural healing through content and form. Impossible choices are made by characters in Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise who are influenced by the racial trauma they experience and inherit. The legacies of oppression--traumatic memories, fragmentation, stereotypes and negative associations—distort the way these characters view themselves and one another. They are disoriented, isolated, and displaced. Characters recover from their past trauma— together—when they share their ...


Crisis And Contemporary Poetry, Seán Crosson Dr., Anne Karhio, Charles I. Armstrong 2011 National University of Ireland, Galway

Crisis And Contemporary Poetry, Seán Crosson Dr., Anne Karhio, Charles I. Armstrong

Seán Crosson

This collection of essays addresses poetic and critical responses to the various crises encountered by contemporary writers and our society. The essays included discuss a range of issues from the holocaust, the Troubles in Northern Ireland and their aftermath and the war on terror to the ecological crisis, poetry's relationship to place and questions of cultural and national identity. What are the means available to poetry to address the various crises it faces, and how can both poets and critics meet the challenges posed by society and the literary community? How can poetry justify its own role as a ...


Pathos, Spring 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2011 Portland State University

Pathos, Spring 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 15


Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy 2011 University of Richmond

Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy

Honors Theses

At the heart of what Roberta S. Trites titles ―adolescent literature‖ – works written both for and about young adults—is a question of agency (Disturbing 7). In Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature, Trites asserts that adolescent novels attempt to answer the question of young adults who wonder if they ―should or even can affect the world in which they live‖ (1). Trites‘ argument is based on the idea that the distinguishing characteristic of adolescent literature is its focus on ―the social forces‖ that shape, and ...


North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Making A Difference One Pollinator At A Time, Tammy Horn 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Making A Difference One Pollinator At A Time, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 10th Anniversary conference, held in Washington DC 2010, is the last place I saw myself being invited to a couple of years ago. Unemployed and changing careers, I withdrew from conventional academe to work bees on surface mine sites in Kentucky, which are not conventional places to define new careers.


Vladimir Tumanov's Books, Vladimir Tumanov 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Vladimir Tumanov's Books, Vladimir Tumanov

Research Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education)

Information about the books on the poster is available here.


"Emptiness About The Heart Of Life": A Reformed Approach To Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway And Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Mary Dengler 2011 Dordt College

"Emptiness About The Heart Of Life": A Reformed Approach To Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway And Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Mary Dengler

Pro Rege

Dr. Mary Dengler presented this paper at the Calvinism for the 21st Century Conference, at Dordt College, April 2010.


Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Opening remarks on the panel, "Why Can’t We Teach What We’re Trained to Teach? Program Consolidation, Elimination, Realignment” at the Modern Language Association Convention on 6 January 2011.


Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather I. Sullivan 2011 Trinity University

Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


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