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Skin: Stories, Poems, And Essays, Amanda G. Hadlock May 2020

Skin: Stories, Poems, And Essays, Amanda G. Hadlock

MSU Graduate Theses

This thesis begins with a critical introduction which analyzes the use of objective correlative and varying points of view in creative writing in order to generate dialogue on cultural issues. I relate theories from Edward T. Hall, T.S. Eliot, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Lubomír Doležel to my own writing. Additionally, I situate my own multi-genre writing with work of contemporaries such as Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine. My hypothesis is that writers can use an objective correlative (Eliot) from the top of the cultural iceberg (Hall) as an entry point to representing deeper, more fraught cultural issues. Additionally ...


Critical Reflection: Tracking Professional Identity Formation In A Medical Student Trainee, Cesar Rodriguez Feb 2020

Critical Reflection: Tracking Professional Identity Formation In A Medical Student Trainee, Cesar Rodriguez

Capstone Presentations

We sought to establish a framework to track professional identity formation (PIF) in one individual trainee through the use of reflective writing. Using the same six reflective prompts, one undergraduate medical trainee wrote six reflective essays each year of training which were subsequently analyzed by a faculty member and the author looking for specific themes. 22 of a possible 24 pieces were analyzed and the three major themes that emerged across four years were roots, emotions, and self-doubt. Overall, the themes highlighted the critical nature that an individual’s socio-cultural identity plays in medical professional identity formation. This work serves ...


Cultivating Convergence Through Creative Nonfiction: Identity, Development, And The Metaphor Of Transfer, Wendy Ryden, Danielle Sposato Jan 2020

Cultivating Convergence Through Creative Nonfiction: Identity, Development, And The Metaphor Of Transfer, Wendy Ryden, Danielle Sposato

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

The authors explore the role of the creative nonfiction course in the development of a writerly self and propose a paradigm of developmental convergence to supplement composition studies’ metaphor of traditional transfer tied to outcomes-based education and assessment culture. The paper further considers the idea of CNF as method rather than genre and its ties to expressivism in composition studies and pedagogy.


Women Of The World, Unite!: An Interview With Nancy Fraser, Christopher J. Helali Jan 2020

Women Of The World, Unite!: An Interview With Nancy Fraser, Christopher J. Helali

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

No abstract provided.


Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook Dec 2019

Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Am I A Feminist? Narrative Fidelity In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’S 'We Should All Be Feminists', Nora K. Angus Dec 2019

Am I A Feminist? Narrative Fidelity In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’S 'We Should All Be Feminists', Nora K. Angus

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In this paper I analyze Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and her TED Talk based off her book, “We Should All be Feminists.” Adichie is a Nigerian woman who has firsthand experience with feminist issues of inequality and she serves as a speaker and activist for issues of feminism and beyond. She is a renowned author, activist, academic, and a feminist. In hearing of her personal experiences regarding inequality, I realized I am able to identify parallels between her experiences and the inequalities which I have faced despite our vastly different origin stories. The importance of her work as a feminist ...


Small Worlds: A Collection Of Creative Nonfiction On Relationships And Our Connections, Nicole H. Conner, Colin Burch Dec 2019

Small Worlds: A Collection Of Creative Nonfiction On Relationships And Our Connections, Nicole H. Conner, Colin Burch

Honors Theses

Small Worlds is a collection of creative nonfiction, personal essays, and memoir essays detailing the connections between relationships, love, and music.


Reshaping The United States' Anti-Trafficking Legislation: The Need For Uniform Reporting And Victim Rehabilitation, Bryant Cross Dec 2019

Reshaping The United States' Anti-Trafficking Legislation: The Need For Uniform Reporting And Victim Rehabilitation, Bryant Cross

Honors Theses

Trafficking in persons—or “human trafficking”—is a prevalent issue in the United States in the twenty-first century. Since the turn of the century, awareness surrounding the national and international problem of human trafficking has gradually risen. This rise in awareness came hand-in-hand with Congressional efforts to combat the trafficking of human beings through federal law—namely, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations. Unfortunately, federal legislators’ initial framing of the trafficking in persons problem as an international issue—rather than a national issue—led to the creation of a weak legislative foundation for anti-trafficking ...


左興萬, Hsing Wan Tso: Against The Current, Deryka D. Tso Dec 2019

左興萬, Hsing Wan Tso: Against The Current, Deryka D. Tso

Masters Theses

This literary biography tells the story of Hsing Wan Tso, a Chinese man who chose to act counter to the conventions of his culture, and his granddaughter, a writer learning what it means to defend his legacy.


Let Me Be Myself, Brandon Stettenbenz Dec 2019

Let Me Be Myself, Brandon Stettenbenz

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Let Me Be Myself is a collection of short stories, essays, oral history, and poems that deals with generational trauma, history, traveling, family, war, oppression, and healing. This project serves to inform, evoke understanding, lend perspective, and inspire others. It aims to help others understand the trauma of being born from a Holocaust surviving family, and its impact on somebody in modern day society. It explores the story of a first, second, and third generation Holocaust refugee. It connects a timeline of eighty years of trauma through violence and oppression, and a pursuit to find healing from Nazi Germany.


I Was A Teenage Misanthrope: Essays, Lane E. Pybas Dec 2019

I Was A Teenage Misanthrope: Essays, Lane E. Pybas

MSU Graduate Theses

The essays in this collection each explore to some extent my experience of mental illness, specifically clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder. In writing these essays, I wanted to experiment with different methods of representing the self as it undergoes an experience of mental illness. In the essay “I Was a Teenage Misanthrope,” for example, I portray myself in a somewhat humorous way, highlighting my antisocial behaviors for comic effect, in order to depict a period of my life that might otherwise have been too difficult to write about. In “Quiet Midwestern Bitch,” an essay about anxiety, I represent multiple ...


The Limits Of The Recipe, Anke Klitzing Nov 2019

The Limits Of The Recipe, Anke Klitzing

Articles

This article discusses the development and limitations of recipes, and why it is invaluable to allow oneself to make mistakes in the kitchen.


The Stories We Tell, Daniella Cornejo, Daniel Penuela, Stacey Leon, Audrey Ashami Hammond, Guillermo Gonzalez, Laura Mejia, Jordyn Patterson, Luisa Valle, Mirian Melendez, Nicole Hernandez Nov 2019

The Stories We Tell, Daniella Cornejo, Daniel Penuela, Stacey Leon, Audrey Ashami Hammond, Guillermo Gonzalez, Laura Mejia, Jordyn Patterson, Luisa Valle, Mirian Melendez, Nicole Hernandez

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

These voices you will hear in this edition of First Gen Voices were crafted and cultivated in a summer trip to the Dominican Republic, where our writers had the opportunity to workshop and reflect on their experiences being first-generation. The purpose? To share their work, mind, and feelings about the struggles and incredible experiences they have made. It is their strength, resilience, and love. Enjoy.


The Mysterious Incident Of The Missing Title: Why Did Titular Concern Vanish From Composition Studies?, John Lamothe Nov 2019

The Mysterious Incident Of The Missing Title: Why Did Titular Concern Vanish From Composition Studies?, John Lamothe

John Lamothe

How much time, if any, do first-year writing instructors spend in class discussing the importance of titles on their students’ papers? Without looking at a mountain of lesson plans or interviewing a plethora of instructors from across the country, it is impossible to know what is and what isn’t commonly taught in first-year composition courses. Admittedly, introductory writing and research classes can vary greatly from institution to institution and even from instructor to instructor within the same department. However, judging by an examination of current First-Year Composition textbooks, Rhet/Comp scholars place little importance on discussing the effect of ...


Conversations About Everything, Kim Judge, Pawel Tomaszewski, Mark B N Ingham Dr Sep 2019

Conversations About Everything, Kim Judge, Pawel Tomaszewski, Mark B N Ingham Dr

Organizational Aesthetics

Conversations about Everything is based on a three way conversation about a performative educational project called Mapping Strange Assemblages. This was a part of UAL/London College of Communication‘s contribution the 2018 London Design Festival and the Design School’s Public Programme. It rhizomatically maps out the interventions by a group of students and alumni who where named the Band of Animateurs (BOAs). As an assemblages it attempts to create a visual and narrative affect that mirrored the performances during the Exhibition, Everything Happens So Much’.


You Tubers Influence Of Young People, Matisse Melendres Sep 2019

You Tubers Influence Of Young People, Matisse Melendres

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

You tube Influencers are the new form a fame in our society, and young people of the ages 13-17 spend a huge portion of their free time watching Youtube videos. Youtube Influencers, also known as Youtubers, have a huge amount of influence of young people. In this article, it will discuss that reaction based videos not only attract young people, but also behavior and actions in that video can be easily transferred to the young viewer. In addition, the excessive amount of time young people spend on Youtube can determine the amount of influence Youtubers have amongst the youth.


Inside Work, Tom Larsen Sep 2019

Inside Work, Tom Larsen

Tom Larsen

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Scrolling: Social Media Takeover, Bianca Mancini Sep 2019

The Effects Of Scrolling: Social Media Takeover, Bianca Mancini

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

The present research and argument examines how social media (influencers) negatively affect individuals by causing envy and low self esteem. Results suggest that many factors play a role, including time spent on social media and the individual’s level of self-esteem. To support my background research I will pull from my personal experience and a study I conducted. From these results, I have determined that we as a society have to take envy, low self-esteem, age, gender, and location into consideration when we are examining the link between mental health and social media. In the study, I will show that ...


The Relationship Between Entrepreneurship, Business And Mental Health, Madison Bregman Sep 2019

The Relationship Between Entrepreneurship, Business And Mental Health, Madison Bregman

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will cover the relationship between entrepreneurship, business and mental health. As entrepreneurship has become increasingly popular in culture, many people aspire to be entrepreneurs. However, the "darker side" of it - the mental health challenges that often come with it - is less talked about and can have a significant impact on the "success" of an entrepreneur.


Holding The Line: A Dynamic Salary Cap For European Association Football, Kavi Sachania Sep 2019

Holding The Line: A Dynamic Salary Cap For European Association Football, Kavi Sachania

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

European association football’s domination by a select few teams with the plentiful resources to buy talent exposes how a sports league can develop runaway disparity without the presence of any wage spending controls. With the introduction of the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules to keep teams from furthering their debt, much discussion has ensued on whether these financial laws need to be expanded to address competitive imbalance. While salary cap systems have been proposed before, none have been able to balance the interests of owners, fans, players, and regulators within the European Union. I plan to add to the ...


Influences Of Religion In Rap Music, Joey Rubino Sep 2019

Influences Of Religion In Rap Music, Joey Rubino

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article covers the intersection of religion and rap music. It covers many popular rappers of the current era and how their success has been bolstered by religious influence in their music.


The Porn Crisis: This Generations Sexual Outlet, Daniela Williams Sep 2019

The Porn Crisis: This Generations Sexual Outlet, Daniela Williams

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

With the development of technology, we opened a world, not only to new ideas and innovations but also to the world of pornography. Pornography has invaded our culture, in music, television shows, movies even social media. Advocates for the production and consumption of pornography claim pornography to be a form of self-expression that is healthy and essential to discovering their sexual experiences. However, this paper argues that the lack of regulation is contributing to the damaging effects pornography has on the consumers’ psyche and behavior, it is also factoring into our society’s decline of public health. This claim is ...


The Impact Of The 90’S-2000’S Boy Bands, Tamia Braggs Sep 2019

The Impact Of The 90’S-2000’S Boy Bands, Tamia Braggs

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will be covering the impact that top tier boy bands, The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC made in the 90's with Masculinity as well as Marketing aspects.


Video Games And Social Relation, Feiyang Yu Sep 2019

Video Games And Social Relation, Feiyang Yu

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will be discussing how multi-player games encourage social interactions. It will over multiple games as examples to illustrate the argument. The article has two focus: game mechanics and player psychology.


Assistance From Alexa: The Social And Material Benefits Of The Internet Of Things, Sara Bunyard Sep 2019

Assistance From Alexa: The Social And Material Benefits Of The Internet Of Things, Sara Bunyard

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will apply the uses and gratifications theory to examine why people adopt products from the Internet of Things. Previous studies have applied the uses and gratifications theory to analyze why consumers have adopted forms of new media and technology, including social media and the Internet of Things. There are also many articles on the potential flaws of the Internet of Things, especially privacy concerns. This article will expand on this research by combining the benefits and concerns about the Internet of Things to asses user satisfaction. It argues that the Internet of Things satisfies user needs successfully despite ...


Effects Of American Pop Culture On The Political Stability Of The Arab Spring!, Mina Alsadoon Sep 2019

Effects Of American Pop Culture On The Political Stability Of The Arab Spring!, Mina Alsadoon

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

The Arab Spring was an act of rebellion by the youth to ask for freedom of speech, a relief from the dictatorship era, and to demand basic civil rights. It all started in Tunisia when a policewoman slapped a young boy in public when he was trying to sell merch on the sidewalk to support his family, the boy resulted to burning himself in public as its a shameful thing that a woman hit a man. That in a way started a revolution to enlighten people's minds, and be conscience to reality. In 2009, the Middle East started to ...


'Art' They Can't See, Lines, Anatomy Of Decomposing, October On Danford Creek, Wing Bone, And Taxidermy, Kailyn J. Dekker Aug 2019

'Art' They Can't See, Lines, Anatomy Of Decomposing, October On Danford Creek, Wing Bone, And Taxidermy, Kailyn J. Dekker

The Hilltop Review

The following document includes a selection and submission for the Hilltop Review. Within the file the reader will find five (5) poems and one (1) micro fiction piece. The poems are titled 'Art' They Can't See, Lines, Anatomy of Decomposing, October on Danford Creek, and Wing Bone. These poems incorporate darkness, illness, social issues, and a manifestation and exploration of the human condition. The Microfiction text titled Taxidermy, details the interaction between two siblings showcasing the younger sister's mental illness by detailing the delusional and obsessive behavior of this character.

These texts have been workshopped under the instruction ...


The Misconception Of College Life: How Popular Media Is Making It Worse, Jenna Bucher Aug 2019

The Misconception Of College Life: How Popular Media Is Making It Worse, Jenna Bucher

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article explores the misconceptions of the life of a college student and the daily struggles that get overlooked. Colleges provide support for the most prevalent cases of mental illness but disregard those who do not display these obvious signs. This focus on only those with extreme needs leaves the majority of students feeling lost and not knowing where to go for help; their feelings are not warranted and unless they are suicidal, it is not of a concern. I will argue that on top of the stresses of acclimating to college, daily work and social pressures, social media has ...


The Hovde Years: A Biography Of Frederick L. Hovde, Robert W. Topping Aug 2019

The Hovde Years: A Biography Of Frederick L. Hovde, Robert W. Topping

Purdue University Press Books

This biography details Hovde’s life and times from his birth at Erie, Pennsylvania, through his boyhood at Devils Lake, North Dakota, and includes his student days at the University of Minnesota and in England and Europe as a Rhodes scholar. In addition, it outlines his career from the time he returned to the United States from England in 1932, as well as when he went back again in 1941 as the United States secretary for American-British scientific research and development exchange efforts. Principally, it covers his twenty-five years as president of Purdue University, his impact on higher education generally ...


Edward Charles Elliott, Educator, Frank K. Burrin Aug 2019

Edward Charles Elliott, Educator, Frank K. Burrin

Purdue University Press Books

A study of the 50-year career of Edward Charles Elliott is a study of the development of American education. Elliott had experience as a high school and college teacher, school system superintendent, state college system chancellor, and president of a Big Ten university, all during a period of change in American attitudes toward public schooling and rapid growth in education institutions.

As president of Purdue University from 1922 to 1945, Elliott steered the school through years of expansion in size, prestige, and service. Student enrollment, staff, course offerings, buildings, and campus acreage more than doubled; the total value of the ...