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Poetry & Prints: Impressions From Detroit & Brazil, Marion Jackson Ph.D., Thomas L. Pyrzewski Sep 2014

Poetry & Prints: Impressions From Detroit & Brazil, Marion Jackson Ph.D., Thomas L. Pyrzewski

The Mid-America Print Council Conference

This panel presentation will discuss how one good idea developed into the blueprint for a high-quality arts program for Detroit area youth that can be used year after year.

Eight Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer a 9-week summer program of workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing. As part of the summer program, students will learn about a fascinating artistic tradition of the Northeast of Brazil known as literatura de cordel (“stories on a string ...


Buying A Rat Trap ... And More (Natural History Essays), Michele Patenaude Aug 2014

Buying A Rat Trap ... And More (Natural History Essays), Michele Patenaude

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Michele read her natural-history essay to us, about the rat in her backyard. She recorded its movements and actions, educated us about "rat the animal," as well as her thoughts about having "one of her own."


Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo May 2014

Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo

Celebration

The collection of short stories I have written focuses on how people process (or do not process) tragedy, especially as related to themes of grief, memory, and faith. Most of the stories I have written are dysfunctional narratives in that they do not necessarily provide solid conclusions or solutions for the characters or readers, reflecting current trends in literature to move away from the didactic and moralistic in favor of the ambiguous and unstable, the hopeless and sorrowful. In "Wilderness", one of the pieces I wrote for my collection, Robert struggles with the death of his wife when he realizes ...


Omakuva : Welcome Home, Marianela D'Aprile Apr 2014

Omakuva : Welcome Home, Marianela D'Aprile

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This project delves into the possibilities of using poetry, its reading and its creation, as a form of architectural research. Cities and landscapes have long inspired poets and writers — so, is it possible to reverse this process?

I chose Pablo Neruda’s poetry for analysis because of its imagery : the sea, stones and forests -- all evocative of the Finnish landscape. I also wrote poetry in order to more directly express the ultimate goals of the design.

Before this phase of research, I first familiarized myself with the Finnish landscape — cultural and designed. Through the combination of first-hand experience and second-hand ...


Graphic Novels: Creation Of "The Bloody Man", Taylor Buckley Apr 2014

Graphic Novels: Creation Of "The Bloody Man", Taylor Buckley

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

I created a 26-page comic book, created to be a teaser trailer into a ongoing series. In my work, I sought to create rich, dynamic characters that functioned in a fantasy world grounded in reality. Special care was given to create logical costumes and destroy common tropes found in fantasy literature. I also worked to improve my technical skills in drawing the dynamic figure on motion, my understanding of color, and composition.

I broke my project down into two semesters. In the fall, I created the sketch work for the pages. This included small panel thumbnails, research (architectural, kinetic, photographic ...


A Dream Of A Dweller, Elaine Pham Apr 2014

A Dream Of A Dweller, Elaine Pham

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Romance And Reason: Contextualizing The Arthurian Romances Of Chrétien De Troyes, Alexandra Borkowski Mar 2014

Romance And Reason: Contextualizing The Arthurian Romances Of Chrétien De Troyes, Alexandra Borkowski

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

The twelfth century saw the birth of the romance in literature, as well as the intellectual and social developments of humanism. The romance often involved the adventures of the knight, focusing on the behavior of the knight using the ideals of courtly love and chivalry. Chrétien de Troyes (c.1135-c.1183) contributed to the discussion of chivalry and courtliness by writing narrative poetry involving the Arthurian legends. He focused on the consequences of his knightly characters’ choices in order to show examples of how a proper knight should behave. This emphasis on the choices of each knight conveys a humanistic ...


P-16 Constructing Short Fiction: The Creative Writing Process, Mark Joslin Mar 2014

P-16 Constructing Short Fiction: The Creative Writing Process, Mark Joslin

Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium Programs

This project explores a creative fiction writer’s process through writing four pieces of short fiction. Documenting his progress along the way, the writer uses peer-revision to refine his work. This method means to improve early drafts by both interacting with readers and utilizing the examples of well-known authors. The writer’s stories will be considered successful if their plot moves at a bright pace, if the characters and settings are authentic, and if they come to a satisfying conclusion. The project will consist of these stories and an accompanying writer’s notebook, which examines certain revisions representative of a ...


P-23 Worldview 2.0: Revisiting, Refinding, And Refining Faith In The University Years, Jacina Shultz Mar 2014

P-23 Worldview 2.0: Revisiting, Refinding, And Refining Faith In The University Years, Jacina Shultz

Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium Programs

In this non-fiction, creative extended essay, I revisit my worldview essay from Western Heritage, specifically focusing on my belief in a loving God. I trace my path to this belief, beginning with my freshmen year of college when I first started to question its legitimacy. Though teetering on the edge of agnosticism, I eventually learned how a belief in a loving God is not a blind one. I came to understand what it means to have a relationship with God. The project reconstructs the reasoning that verified to me that a faith in God does not have to be ignorant ...


The Unconference Research Initiative, Odyssey Team 3, Erik Deluca, Dylan Halpern, Gurnoor Kaur, Christina Jones, Rachel Vassar, Nicole Williams Feb 2014

The Unconference Research Initiative, Odyssey Team 3, Erik Deluca, Dylan Halpern, Gurnoor Kaur, Christina Jones, Rachel Vassar, Nicole Williams

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This group responded to the challenge in part with a conceptual piece of creative writing–a “conference snapshot” written by the Unconference Research Initiative (URI). The initiative is a transdisciplinary group of scholars who build conference infrastructure to support conference content. Robots? Check. Karaoke? Check.