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Disrupting” The Broadcast: Female Showrunners As 21st Century “Fangirl” Feminist Rhetors, Veronica Diaz Jan 2019

Disrupting” The Broadcast: Female Showrunners As 21st Century “Fangirl” Feminist Rhetors, Veronica Diaz

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

Despite being considered a female-driven discipline, previous scholarship and personal testimonies indicate that composition remains solidly a “boys’ club.” Popular media is male-dominated as well, resulting in on-screen representations of women that, written from the male perspective, tend toward one-dimensionality. Recently, more women are permeating Hollywood writers’ rooms and producing multi-layered stories that offset the aforementioned portrayals.

This thesis examines how showrunners Marti Noxon, Jenji Kohan, and Shonda Rhimes have redefined female representation on-screen—and subsequently, perceptions of women in real life—by crafting nuanced, female-driven narratives. Elements analyzed include: themes present in Noxon’s Sharp Objects (2018) and Dietland ...


Un-Becoming: A Confluence Of The Poetic Voice And The Sociological Imagination, Stephanie Walls Jan 2015

Un-Becoming: A Confluence Of The Poetic Voice And The Sociological Imagination, Stephanie Walls

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

No abstract provided.


Hallowed Be Thy Fall, Kristina Smeriglio Jan 2015

Hallowed Be Thy Fall, Kristina Smeriglio

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

All Priella wanted was to find love. She roamed the fields of the Garden of Earthly Delights, day by day, in the hopes of finally attaining it. But, it wasn't that simple. In the midst of an existential crisis, unable to understand her difficulty in relating to others and achieving happiness, Priella meets the Archangel Michael who offers her a chance at salvation. Venturing into the unknown, Priella is forced to face the distorted ways of thinking that kept her hostage.


Carnival Of Creeps, Richard Rodriguez Jan 2015

Carnival Of Creeps, Richard Rodriguez

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

No abstract provided.


Bitter Orange, Racquel Fagon Jan 2009

Bitter Orange, Racquel Fagon

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

No abstract provided.


The Re-Conception Of Cate, Cortney Palmacci Jan 2008

The Re-Conception Of Cate, Cortney Palmacci

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

No abstract provided.