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The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith Dec 2015

The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...


First Year Sober And A Lifelong Journey, Lisa Brown Dec 2015

First Year Sober And A Lifelong Journey, Lisa Brown

Capstones

This is a non-fiction narrative story that shows the difficulty and process of the first year of sobriety from substance abuse, using in-depth journalism reporting. The piece follows two individuals from New York during the first weeks or months of their recovery as they maintain a sober lifestyle.


Please Read, Joseph W. Anthony-Brown Dec 2015

Please Read, Joseph W. Anthony-Brown

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This is a semi-fictional story told through a series of fake found documents. It describes my work and thoughts through metaphor. Machines have the potential to gain self-consciousness through accumulation of errors. Creativity can be confused with randomly generated variety. The acceptance of chaos and loss of control can provide a path to enlightenment.


Little Village December 2, 2015 - January 5, 2016 Dec 2015

Little Village December 2, 2015 - January 5, 2016

Little Village Magazine Digital Archive

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Good-Bye To All That: The Rise And Demise Of Irish America (1993), Shaun O’Connell Nov 2015

Good-Bye To All That: The Rise And Demise Of Irish America (1993), Shaun O’Connell

New England Journal of Public Policy

The works discussed in this article include: The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley 1874-1958, by Jack Beatty; JFK: Reckless Youth, by Nigel Hamilton; Textures of Irish America, by Lawrence J. McCaffrey; and Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, by James M. O'Toole.

Reprinted from New England Journal of Public Policy 9, no. 1 (1993), article 9.


Important Places (2005), Shaun O’Connell Nov 2015

Important Places (2005), Shaun O’Connell

New England Journal of Public Policy

The author talks about his time and associations with the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also describes Ireland and his family's roots there and how it connects with Boston as well as his life in New York.

Reprinted from New England Journal of Public Policy 20, no. 2 (2005), article 10.


Wars Remembered (2003), Shaun O’Connell Nov 2015

Wars Remembered (2003), Shaun O’Connell

New England Journal of Public Policy

O'Connell speaks about his father, among other war veterans, dealing with the effects of the wars they fought in. He explains his father's history from how he enilisted to how he died. He also touches upon other's war experiences and writing about the after effects of them as well.

Reprinted from New England Journal of Public Policy 19, no. 1 (2003), article 3.


Mary Spillwater, Robert Mcgowan Nov 2015

Mary Spillwater, Robert Mcgowan

Westview

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Inside Work, Tom Larsen Nov 2015

Inside Work, Tom Larsen

Westview

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Mending, Patricia Heim Nov 2015

Mending, Patricia Heim

Westview

No abstract provided.


The Two Emotions Of Dogs, Marc Berman Nov 2015

The Two Emotions Of Dogs, Marc Berman

Westview

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After-Care Elegy, Paul Watsky Nov 2015

After-Care Elegy, Paul Watsky

Westview

No abstract provided.


Animal Ways, Beth Paulson Nov 2015

Animal Ways, Beth Paulson

Westview

No abstract provided.


Stepfather, John Graves Morris Nov 2015

Stepfather, John Graves Morris

Westview

No abstract provided.


A Simple Disquisition About Nothing, John Graves Morris Nov 2015

A Simple Disquisition About Nothing, John Graves Morris

Westview

No abstract provided.


All Night Diner, Michael D. Riley Nov 2015

All Night Diner, Michael D. Riley

Westview

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The Generous Aroma Of Prayer, William Joliff Nov 2015

The Generous Aroma Of Prayer, William Joliff

Westview

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Before Dawn In Nebraska, John Nizalowski Nov 2015

Before Dawn In Nebraska, John Nizalowski

Westview

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Peeling The Grief Until The Onion Is None, L. C. Atencio Nov 2015

Peeling The Grief Until The Onion Is None, L. C. Atencio

Westview

No abstract provided.


The Woodpile, Marian F. Wolbers Nov 2015

The Woodpile, Marian F. Wolbers

Westview

No abstract provided.


Christman Card, Roger Jones Nov 2015

Christman Card, Roger Jones

Westview

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Nature's Tattoos, Denise Landrum-Geyer Nov 2015

Nature's Tattoos, Denise Landrum-Geyer

Westview

No abstract provided.


Meditation On Household Appliances, Will Walker Nov 2015

Meditation On Household Appliances, Will Walker

Westview

No abstract provided.


Twins' Birthday, 9/15/13, Paul Watsky Nov 2015

Twins' Birthday, 9/15/13, Paul Watsky

Westview

No abstract provided.


Confluence, Gary Lark Nov 2015

Confluence, Gary Lark

Westview

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Lost, Gary Lark Nov 2015

Lost, Gary Lark

Westview

No abstract provided.


So Five Seconds Ago, Being A Meditation In Real Time About High Speed Technology, Language, And “Getting To Heaven In Season”, John Graves Morris Nov 2015

So Five Seconds Ago, Being A Meditation In Real Time About High Speed Technology, Language, And “Getting To Heaven In Season”, John Graves Morris

Westview

No abstract provided.


Time's Needle, John Nizalowski Nov 2015

Time's Needle, John Nizalowski

Westview

No abstract provided.


With Winter's Approach, Maura Gage Cavell Nov 2015

With Winter's Approach, Maura Gage Cavell

Westview

No abstract provided.


Sky Pearls, Maura Gage Cavell Nov 2015

Sky Pearls, Maura Gage Cavell

Westview

No abstract provided.