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Sugarcane Crossroads, Sean Carrero May 2019

Sugarcane Crossroads, Sean Carrero

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The following manuscript is a collection of lyric poetry that touches on themes of family history, love, and labor in the service industry. It is divided into three sections. The speaker in the work dwells in mostly private spaces and deals with private symbols such as, water, to represent the father figure in the poems.


“To Be Men, Not Destroyers”: Developing Dabrowskian Personalities In Ezra Pound’S The Cantos And Neil Gaiman’S American Gods, Michelle A. Nicholson May 2019

“To Be Men, Not Destroyers”: Developing Dabrowskian Personalities In Ezra Pound’S The Cantos And Neil Gaiman’S American Gods, Michelle A. Nicholson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Kazimierz Dabrowski’s psychological theory of positive disintegration is a lesser known theory of personality development that offers an alternative critical perspective of literature. It provides a framework for the characterization of postmodern protagonists who move beyond heroic indoctrination to construct their own self-organized, autonomous identities. Ezra Pound’s The Cantos captures the speaker-poet’s extensive process of inner conflict, providing a unique opportunity to track the progress of the hero’s transformation into a personality, or a man. American Gods is a more fully realized portrayal of a character who undergoes the complete paradigmatic collapse of positive disintegration and ...


The Fool And The Flood: A Journey, Michelle R. Hoover May 2018

The Fool And The Flood: A Journey, Michelle R. Hoover

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This journey based narrative inspired by the traditional narrative of the Major Arcana cards in the tarot, centers on The Fool and his interactions with the rest of the Major Arcana. The Fool’s journey centers on memory, regaining personal power, admitting and accepting weakness, and creating a personal place in relation to a larger world. This evolution throughout the journey is explored through detailed repeating imagery and symbols drawn from a mixture of traditional tarot imagery and the author’s personal image set created for this narrative.


If It's Hot, Annelle L. Magnuson May 2018

If It's Hot, Annelle L. Magnuson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Holy, These Gaps, Elspeth Jeanne Lindner May 2018

Holy, These Gaps, Elspeth Jeanne Lindner

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


Late Bloomer, Allyson M. Nobles Dec 2017

Late Bloomer, Allyson M. Nobles

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk Dec 2017

The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.


Fabric Of Thought And Other Poems, Andrew P. Kindiger May 2017

Fabric Of Thought And Other Poems, Andrew P. Kindiger

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


Lost, Nathaniel Kostar May 2017

Lost, Nathaniel Kostar

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


No Money In It, Lauren Burgess May 2017

No Money In It, Lauren Burgess

Senior Honors Theses

This project consists of nineteen poems produced during my undergraduate career at the University of New Orleans. Issues concerning the female body; science (particularly astronomy and evolutionary theory); and theories about the creative process, capitalism, and relationships characterize the themes of this manuscript. Some poems are clearly part of the same narrative, while others are composed in various modes: epistle, address, self-definition, elegy, and lyric. This thesis includes prose and emblematic forms; there are poems styled after other poets and one composed entirely of “found” sentences. The poems consider what it means to be a young poet in 2017—a ...


Re::Humanity, Paisley Summer Ford May 2017

Re::Humanity, Paisley Summer Ford

Senior Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Let It In And Let It Go, Sarah Warner May 2017

Let It In And Let It Go, Sarah Warner

Senior Honors Theses

The following ten chapters comprise the beginning of a larger novel, one which focuses on a young woman’s journey to both accept the mistakes she has made and forgive herself for making them. Carson Cadwell returns to her small hometown after spending the last six months at college in the nearby big city. During this time her mother, who has struggled with breast cancer for years, has finally passed away. Carson, who cut off all contact with her family while she was at school, is now forced to face the reality of what she left behind. Carson, who moves ...


Beacon, Samantha Eroche May 2017

Beacon, Samantha Eroche

Senior Honors Theses

Beacon is a short, relatively low production value screenplay about two people coming to know each other better, about them coming to know themselves better and to grow as human beings. When Kate Clarence realizes she’s discovered the journal of her favorite pen-named author from childhood—“C. Rimes”—she embarks on a journey to return it to him, whoever he is. She’s delinquent on her rent, her bookshop’s failing, she’s far from her landlocked Midwest home and family, and she’s single; the obligation to return the journal is a welcomed adventure and reprieve. However, when ...


You Gotta Crack A Few Begs To Make An Honest, Jonathan Alexander Brown Dec 2016

You Gotta Crack A Few Begs To Make An Honest, Jonathan Alexander Brown

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores childhood, relationships, teaching, and god.


E To Em, Elizabeth M. Hogan May 2015

E To Em, Elizabeth M. Hogan

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

A poetry thesis exploring subjects of gender identity, sexuality, socialization, writing, and craft, and including a preface that credits Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich as primary influences. One-third of the manuscript features epistolary prose poems in conversation with Dickinson, while the remaining portion contains poetry written in either free verse, traditional poetic form, or field composition.


Talk Here: A Personal Chronology In Linked Essays, Neva Knott May 2015

Talk Here: A Personal Chronology In Linked Essays, Neva Knott

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Letters Of A Ruined House, Benjamin P. Sines May 2015

Letters Of A Ruined House, Benjamin P. Sines

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This poetry manuscript tells the story of a family dealing with betrayal, loss, and aging.


Ash Back Into Fire, Roxanne P. Seay May 2015

Ash Back Into Fire, Roxanne P. Seay

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


Baring It All, Barbie Cure Dec 2014

Baring It All, Barbie Cure

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This collection of creative nonfiction encapsulates the author’s career as a burlesque performer in New Orleans. The goal of this thesis is to tell her story using the techniques of creative nonfiction – specifically, the memoir. This is not merely a story of her career – it is a piece about her relationships, the author conquering her fears, and how she rises up to meet her goals. Part I tells of how the author discovers this new world and how she finds her place in it. Part II is the author’s personal narrative of her revelation to her family. This ...


Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii Dec 2014

Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Isle Of Flightless Birds: A Concise History, Carin Chapman Aug 2014

The Isle Of Flightless Birds: A Concise History, Carin Chapman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


From The Same Branch, Aurielle Destiche Aug 2014

From The Same Branch, Aurielle Destiche

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Here There Is No Place That Does Not See You, Carolyn B. Mikulencak Aug 2014

Here There Is No Place That Does Not See You, Carolyn B. Mikulencak

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


At The End Of The World, Allison Reu Aug 2014

At The End Of The World, Allison Reu

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


The Music Of Turbulence, Traci J. Rosenbaum Aug 2014

The Music Of Turbulence, Traci J. Rosenbaum

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


Tango In Solitude, Maria Hinterkoerner May 2014

Tango In Solitude, Maria Hinterkoerner

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Screenplay


Roadside, Lea L. Downing May 2014

Roadside, Lea L. Downing

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Roadside deals with themes of self-discovery, transcendence, and the search for camaraderie in modern America. Many of the stories take place on or adjacent to the road: that eternal path of transience and transformation. Whether metaphorically or literally on the "roadside," many of the characters contained within are marginalized in their own lives and communities. It is through their grasping and searching for greater meaning in their lives that they come to gain understanding of their places in the world.


The Trash Collector, Cara E. Duryea May 2014

The Trash Collector, Cara E. Duryea

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Forlorn Days, Anthony Kane May 2014

Forlorn Days, Anthony Kane

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The characters of Forlorn Days have been beaten down, be it personally or professionally. These stories are meant to present these characters as they struggle in their own indecisions and adversities. Some are more successful than others, while some come to the realization that it is nearly impossible to escape their flaws. The worlds they occupy are filled with a sense of disillusionment, whether it be soul crushing jobs, fractured relationships, or a lack of communicating with those around them. The characters that populate these stories are looking for a connection of any kind to break out of the fates ...


Triangle, Joyana Peters May 2014

Triangle, Joyana Peters

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

In the Lower East Side of New York City from 1909 through 1911 a fight for change was taking place. Jewish immigrant girls put their safety on the line and brought attention to the abuse taking place in factories across the country. They first spoke out and led the Ladies' Garment Worker strike bringing attention to their cause. But it was ultimately their untimely deaths in one of the most tragic workplace disasters ever in history that finally spurred the country to action in passing new fire safety and child labor laws.

Historical Fiction, Immigration Story, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist ...