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Atlanta's Curtain Call: Aids Activism On The Southern Stage, Matthew Kowal Apr 2019

Atlanta's Curtain Call: Aids Activism On The Southern Stage, Matthew Kowal

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Throughout the 1980s, gay theatre changed profoundly as this relatively new genre morphed to grapple with the continuing destruction wrought by the AIDS Crisis and its subsequent gentrification. First generation AIDS plays memorialize deceased AIDS victims and provide education or exposure to the grief and gravity of AIDS. Second generation AIDS plays shifted focus to provide accessible avenues into AIDS activism intended to remedy communal heartache. The most recognizable iterations of both subgenres – As Is (1985) and Angels in America (1991), for instance – portray the epidemic from a discernably northern perspective. Before white gay men assumed center stage, Rebecca Ranson ...


Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett Apr 2018

Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the use of linguistic feminism and references to the body in 20th-century French feminist texts, and particularly in the work of Luce Irigaray. This involves an investigation into the nature of French feminism and the validity of the accusations of essentialism that have been leveled against it by many critics. The thesis argues for French feminists' place in feminist scholarship and for an anti-essentialist, more figurative reading of their discussions of the body, in addition to examining their discussions of language, including écriture féminine. Finally, the implications of French feminist ideology for feminism today, as well as ...


"'Dying To Live': Remembering And Forgetting May Sinclair”, Suzanne Raitt Sep 2017

"'Dying To Live': Remembering And Forgetting May Sinclair”, Suzanne Raitt

Arts & Sciences Book Chapters

For Sinclair, the past was a wound. She feared being unable to escape it, and she feared in turn her own persistence in a form that she could not control. Mystic ecstasy – what she called the “new mysticism” – was a way of entering a timeless realm in which there was no longer any past to damage her. But she was also fascinated by what could never be left behind – hence her interest in heredity, the unconscious, and the supernatural. However, the immanence of the future can also emancipate us from the past, in Sinclair’s view, and this is the ...


Defining Ambiguous: Lesbianism And The Vampire In “Christabel” And Carmilla, Holly E. Reynolds May 2017

Defining Ambiguous: Lesbianism And The Vampire In “Christabel” And Carmilla, Holly E. Reynolds

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Within vampire fiction, there exists a common narrative of a wide-eyed, innocent victim being pursued and then corrupted by a mysterious figure. At first glance, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Christabel" (1816) and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's novella Carmilla (1872) seem to adhere to this narrative. Both works feature young women, Christabel in "Christabel" and Laura in Carmilla, being pursued by vampires: specifically, female vampires. However, it can be argued that the young women in Coleridge's and Le Fanu's works are not victims; rather, they are liberated agents acting independently in their sexual lives. An analysis of ...


Composed In The Closet: Ingolf Dahl's A Cycle Of Sonnets, Cody M. Jones May 2017

Composed In The Closet: Ingolf Dahl's A Cycle Of Sonnets, Cody M. Jones

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper analyzes Ingolf Dahl’s 1968 song cycle, A Cycle of Sonnets, within the specific personal and historical context surrounding its composition. This piece—perhaps more than any of his other works—shows the strong imprint of the emotional forces caused by Dahl’s personal life—specifically, his complex conception of his identity as a gay man. Through detailed examination of the score, text, and compositional sketches for the work and of entries in the composer’s unpublished diaries, this paper establishes a connection between the work itself and Dahl’s struggles to cope with aging, relationships, and his ...


“Insane For The Destination:” Disrupting The Teleological Impulses Of Sylvia Plath’S Ariel And Adrienne Rich’S Diving Into The Wreck, Noah Christopher Brooksher May 2016

“Insane For The Destination:” Disrupting The Teleological Impulses Of Sylvia Plath’S Ariel And Adrienne Rich’S Diving Into The Wreck, Noah Christopher Brooksher

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Despite their complex poetry, the critical scholarship of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich has been dominated by oversimplistic and reductive biographical and feminist readings that fail to engage with the nuanced texts. By contrast, this paper intends to examine these poets through a post-structuralist feminist framework. Not only does such a perspective challenge pre-existing critical assumptions of both poets’ work, but it also draws attention to their key differences: their treatment of selfhood and history. In Ariel, Plath’s rejection of a final, transcendent telos informs a poetics that challenges the romantic humanist view of the uniform subject predicated on ...


"A Product Of Her Body As Well As Soul": Narrative Fullness And The Feminine Body In The Work Of Julia Ward Howe, Sarah J. Schuster May 2015

"A Product Of Her Body As Well As Soul": Narrative Fullness And The Feminine Body In The Work Of Julia Ward Howe, Sarah J. Schuster

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Acclaimed poet of the mid-nineteenth century Julia Ward Howe is currently best known for her civil war poem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But more recent research has uncovered manuscripts like The Hermaphrodite, an incomplete prose piece detailing the life of intersexed protagonist Laurence published by Gary Williams, among other more personal poems included in Williams’s biography. Her unpublished manuscript poems and prose suggest a more complex character to Howe’s writing. In particular, The Hermaphrodite manuscript, her 1852 collection Passion-flowers, and her unpublished poetry describe a woman torn between societal expectation and intellectual endeavor, and between body ...


Being An "Extraterrestrial:" The Need For Academic Emphasis On The Intersection Of Race And Sexuality, Marvin D. Shelton Jr. May 2015

Being An "Extraterrestrial:" The Need For Academic Emphasis On The Intersection Of Race And Sexuality, Marvin D. Shelton Jr.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I investigate the ways in which collegiate humanities curriculum and instruction can include more literature, scholarship, and discussion around the intersection of race and sexuality. My goal is to help turn college humanities classrooms into intellectual safe spaces for GBTQ Black males. An intellectual safe space, for the focus of this thesis, is one where GBTQ Black males (and perhaps other marginalized identities as well) feel that both of their identities are equally valuable parts in the curriculum and that these dual identities (or multiple in some cases) are fully represented and affirmed in the books and articles that they ...


Deviants Of Great Potential: Images Of The Leopold-Loeb Case, John Carl Fiorini Jan 2013

Deviants Of Great Potential: Images Of The Leopold-Loeb Case, John Carl Fiorini

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Deviants of Great Potential analyzes the 1924 Leopold-Loeb case as a cultural narrative with important effects on the marginalization of same-sex sexuality in men throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. After Chicago teenagers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were arrested for the United States' first nationally recognized "thrill killing," the apparently motiveless murder of fourteen-year-old Robert Franks, the Leopold-Loeb case became an instant cause celebre. The popular fixation on the case continued in the decades after 1924, as journalists and behavioral scientists treated it as a precedent for understanding a certain type of crime and criminal. Meanwhile---especially after ...


Dealing With Dual Differences: Social Coping Strategies Of Gifted And Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer Adolescents, Virginia Helen Hutcheson Jan 2012

Dealing With Dual Differences: Social Coping Strategies Of Gifted And Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer Adolescents, Virginia Helen Hutcheson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby Jan 2011

Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford Jan 2011

Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Exploratory Study Of Experiences Of Gifted/Sexual Minority Students, Rebecca M. Walter Jan 2008

An Exploratory Study Of Experiences Of Gifted/Sexual Minority Students, Rebecca M. Walter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Prejudicial Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: The Competing Roles Of Moral Reasoning And The Moral Emotion Of Disgust, John Anthony Terrizzi Jan 2007

Prejudicial Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: The Competing Roles Of Moral Reasoning And The Moral Emotion Of Disgust, John Anthony Terrizzi

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Emotional Consequences Of Exposure To Sexual Orientation Inappropriate Humor On Television Comedies, Allison S. Caruthers Jan 1999

The Emotional Consequences Of Exposure To Sexual Orientation Inappropriate Humor On Television Comedies, Allison S. Caruthers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Formula: Politics And Sexuality In Lesbian Detective Fiction, Meredith Abner Wood Jan 1990

Breaking The Formula: Politics And Sexuality In Lesbian Detective Fiction, Meredith Abner Wood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Homophile "Dis-Ease": A Product Of The Social Environment, T. R. Deroche Jan 1972

Homophile "Dis-Ease": A Product Of The Social Environment, T. R. Deroche

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.