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Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams Sep 2019

Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Peace and Justice Studies Faculty Publications

He took a rib from your side and made others.

So you considered Others your children, forever.

He told you to go forth and produce and multiply so you made capitalism.

He told you to go forth and conquer and pillage and mark your name and plant your flag where-ever you wanted.

So now the moon is yours. Jupiter, beware! [excerpt]


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.


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 ...


Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc. Sep 2019

Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc. Aug 2019

Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bryan Thao Worra, Pauline De Leon Jul 2019

Bryan Thao Worra, Pauline De Leon

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Artist Bio: An award-winning Laotian American writer, I work actively to support Laotian, Hmong and Southeast Asian American artists. I am recognized by the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. I also served as a consulting contractor with the Minnesota History Center, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Commission. I am an active professional member of the Horror Writer Association and president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.


Nicole Sumida And Alex Yu Interview, Laraib Malik Jun 2019

Nicole Sumida And Alex Yu Interview, Laraib Malik

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: Nicole Sumida is a co-founder and co-publisher of Riksha Magazine, an online magazine featuring creative work by and about Asian Americans. Alex Yu is a co-publisher of Riksha and both have been involved in community arts organizing since the 1990s in Chicago.

Riksha provides a space for capturing the Asian American experience through compelling writing, commentary, and artistic expression. We curate an online magazine that presents poetry, fiction, non-fiction, fine arts, and video and audio pieces. We also comment on and curate the bric-a-brac and ephemera of Asian American life.”


Bao Phi Interview, Elyse Warnecke Jun 2019

Bao Phi Interview, Elyse Warnecke

Asian American Art Oral History Project

BIO: Bao Phi is a Vietnamese American spoken and written word artist. Coming from a family of refugees from Vietnam, his escapism and life values he has found in literature have allowed for many great accomplishments, such as poetry championships, several books of poetry collections, and most recently, children’s books. He uses his life stories and lessons, as well as current events to guide his audience, as well as his daughter and younger generations, through a rather difficult world. His most recent project has been publishing a children’s book illustrated by Thi Bui.


Ada Cheng Interview, Zishuo Wang Jun 2019

Ada Cheng Interview, Zishuo Wang

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: Ada Cheng is the host of the storytelling show Pour One Out, a monthly storytelling series at Volumes Bookcafe. She is also the producer and host of the show Am I Man Enough? a storytelling/podcasting show, where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. In addition, she is the co-producer and co-host of Talk Stories, an Asian American/Asian diaspora storytelling show, along with Randy Kim, a show where they showcase Asian/Asian American storytellers and performing artists.


Mary Grace Bertulfo Interview, Serena Offord Jun 2019

Mary Grace Bertulfo Interview, Serena Offord

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: Mary Grace Bertulfo lives and writes at the intersection of nature, culture, and spirituality. She has written professionally for television and children’s education in such venues as CBS, Pearson Education Asia, and Schlessinger and for conservation magazines such as Sierra and Chicago Wilderness. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Growing Up Filipino II, Our Own Voice, and The Oak Parker and her essays have appeared in various anthologies. She is a co-owner of Calypso Moon Studio, a working arts studio, in the Oak Park Arts District. Mary Grace is a member of the international N.V.M. and ...


Wrack Lines Volume 19, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2019, Nancy Balcom, Syma Ebbin, David Gregorio, Richard Telford, Judy Benson Jun 2019

Wrack Lines Volume 19, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2019, Nancy Balcom, Syma Ebbin, David Gregorio, Richard Telford, Judy Benson

Wrack Lines

Issue theme is: "Making Connections: As the Climate Changes, People and Nature Intertwine in New Ways." Articles include: "As More Roads Become Rivers, Communities Search for Solutions;" "Solving an Engineering Conundrum: As Coastal Homes Get Elevated, New Research Looks at Whether Vulnerability to Wind Damage Is Increasing;" "Along the Coast, Residents Consider How to Heed Sandy's Warning of What's to Come;" "All Rivers, All Lives Run to the Sea," about the intersection of waterways and the world of nature writer Edwin Way Teale; and "Crosscurrents: Connecticut Sea Grant's Retrospective Exhibition Makes Waves," about reaching new audiences and ...


Review Of Song For The Unraveling Of The World, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jun 2019

Review Of Song For The Unraveling Of The World, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Critical Introduction: Responsibility And Representation & Introduction To All My Mother’S Lovers, Ilana Masad Jun 2019

Critical Introduction: Responsibility And Representation & Introduction To All My Mother’S Lovers, Ilana Masad

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This critical component of the creative thesis All My Mother’s Lovers explores the question of fiction writers’ responsibility to themselves, their work, and their readers in the age of social media and easy access of readers to writers and vice versa. Using two examples of recent online controversies, this piece explores the varying ways in which readers respond to writers and writers to readers and rhetorically analyzes the responses of those in positions of power (writers, publishers) as well as the cultural contexts from within which they respond. It then draws conclusions as to the trajectory of these two ...


Self-Reflective Journaling: A Practice For Achieving Self-Understanding And Acceptance, Overcoming Creative Resistance, And Moving Toward Ideal Self, Courtney Moses May 2019

Self-Reflective Journaling: A Practice For Achieving Self-Understanding And Acceptance, Overcoming Creative Resistance, And Moving Toward Ideal Self, Courtney Moses

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The Critical and Creative Thinking synthesis course provided an opportunity for me to begin a process of self-transformation, using all that I had learned in the program about metacognition, reflective practice, and creativity to inspire goals for my personal growth. As part of my work in the synthesis course, I rediscovered a consistent practice of self-reflective journaling that I had abandoned some years ago and used my synthesis paper to document my process in hopes that others may learn from it and perhaps be inspired to take on a self-reflective journaling practice of their own. As my paper reveals through ...


Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford May 2019

Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford

Student Publications

Disney Buyout


A man listens to the radio to find out that the White House has been bought out by Disney.
*Edited/adapted for the performance by Tim Brown and Thomas Edwards


Digital Disruption: The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018, New York Times May 2019

Digital Disruption: The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2018, New York Times

Student Publications

This is a yearly writing competition organised by International New York Times (NYT). This year’s topic is “Digital Disruption” and SMU’s social sciences student Victoria Ivory Birrell was the winner in the University category. See her essay:

Ignore the Fluff, Technology hasn’t failed us and here’s why


Breaking The Fourth Wall, Esther Elizabeth Karram May 2019

Breaking The Fourth Wall, Esther Elizabeth Karram

Masters Theses

This creative, non-fiction thesis is written in memoir form and analyzes how a person perceives reality, how that perception is broken, and how a person copes with the limitations of a new reality. In examining my life, I came to realize that many of my performative tendencies stemmed from a desire to be loved and the belief that love was contingent upon perfection. What follows is my struggle to try to maintain that perfection, the failure to do so, and the slow acceptance of being an imperfect person in an imperfect world.


What's In A Genre?: The Relationship Between Reader And Text, Anabelle Mahoney May 2019

What's In A Genre?: The Relationship Between Reader And Text, Anabelle Mahoney

Senior Honors Projects

The way in which literary genres are understood shapes how one reads and interacts with different texts. Genre expectations affect both how individuals choose texts to read, and then how those texts are understood. Therefore, labeling literature as a certain genre affects the relationship between writer and reader. Literary nonfiction is unlike most genres as it promises a certain truth to its readers. One cannot deviate too far from “the truth” in nonfiction writing and still fulfill the genre; the relationship a reader has with a text changes if it is not considered “true enough.” Author James Frey, who marketed ...


Review Of The History Of Living Forever, Michael F. Russo Etc. May 2019

Review Of The History Of Living Forever, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Academic/Creative Writing Binary, Jessica O'Leary May 2019

Exploring The Academic/Creative Writing Binary, Jessica O'Leary

Honors College Theses

I began to work on this study in my ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines class during my junior year at Pace University. After being asked to write a paper on what writing looks like in my discipline, I realized that my perceptions of the kinds of writing done by faculty and students in a university English department were limited and constricting as a result of the binary way in which I viewed academic and creative forms of writing. For instance, I had trouble believing that my creative writing professor studied pre-med in undergrad. I continued my research on this ...


Late-Victorian Novels, Microsociology, And Bad Dialogue, Amy Wong May 2019

Late-Victorian Novels, Microsociology, And Bad Dialogue, Amy Wong

Literature and Languages | Faculty Scholarship

This essay argues that a separation between dialogue and talk has been enforced since the rejection of mimetic realism in the late nineteenth-century art of fiction debates. Both the institutionalization of formalist methods and poststructuralism since Derrida have resulted, moreover, in continued suspicion about ontological claims made about any category of "orality." Yet what has been lost in the name of poststructuralist sophistication is an appreciation of talk as an embodied, relational, and sociologically mediated form. This essay contends that revisiting dialogue with a view toward such elements—from gestures and other physiological productions to "invisible" social dynamics—unfolds ethical ...