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Behind Closet Doors: Horror And Dislocation In The Queer Closet, Corey C. Allen Feb 2019

Behind Closet Doors: Horror And Dislocation In The Queer Closet, Corey C. Allen

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

“Behind Closet Doors: Horror and Dislocation in the Queer Closet,” is composed of a collection of sculptures, videos, and sound works that are directly associated with themes of horror and anxiety derived from the precarious space of the queer closet as detailed in this thesis of the same name.


A Portrait Of The Artist As Sisyphus, Jared N. Crane Jan 2016

A Portrait Of The Artist As Sisyphus, Jared N. Crane

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In this thesis statement, contemporary artist Jared Nathan Crane uses the French philosopher Albert Camus’ essay The Myth of Sisyphus as a framework for discussing meaningfulness in art and life, and reflects on how his own experimental creative process evolved during his graduate studies.


Translingual Identity And Art: Marc Chagall's Stride Through The Gate Of Janus, Natasha Lvovich Jan 2015

Translingual Identity And Art: Marc Chagall's Stride Through The Gate Of Janus, Natasha Lvovich

Publications and Research

This hybrid piece, combining scholarly inquiry in several disciplines (from bilingualism and literary theory to visual art, cultural anthropology, and psychoanalysis) with the genre of personal essay, explores the concept of multilingual identity and creativity in visual art. Establishing the parallel with the phenomenon of 'literary translingualism' and exemplifying most salient identity features of several translingual writers, I coin the concept of 'artistic translingualism.' The essay is focused on multilingual life and art of an immigrant artist, Marc Chagall, and analyzes his several paintings within the framework of three translingual constructs: duality, ambivalence, and liminality. The complexity of translingual identity ...