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Kafka’S Identity Crisis: Examining The Metamorphosis As A Response To Anti-Semitism And Assimilation In Turn-Of-The-Century Europe, Sarah B. Classon Apr 2014

Kafka’S Identity Crisis: Examining The Metamorphosis As A Response To Anti-Semitism And Assimilation In Turn-Of-The-Century Europe, Sarah B. Classon

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis chronicles the bizarre tale of Gregor Samsa’s transformation into an insect and the despairing isolation and personal quest for a meaningful existence that follows. A masterpiece of modern literature, it explores the universal concerns and struggles of Modernity, but also offers insight into the lives of assimilated Jews living in Prague at the turn-of-the-century. The acquisition of basic civil rights afforded European Jews opportunities in education, employment, and housing. Integration into Western society presented new challenges for the Jews as they carved out their new position in European society. The Jews’ difficult task of ...


The Chess Players, Gerry A. Wolfson-Grande May 2013

The Chess Players, Gerry A. Wolfson-Grande

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

Originally conducted primarily as a game of war and strategy, chess has evolved to reflect historical developments in Western civilization as well as inspired literary and artistic endeavors in such a fashion as to provide comment, often as metaphor, on the human condition and our place in a cosmos influenced as frequently by chance as by order. The evolution of the game itself, particularly the promotion of a weak and relatively unimportant piece to the most powerful, at a time when a similar shift was taking place in the real world, ensured its survival as it served as an educational ...


Frankenstein: A Seminal Work Of Modern Literature, Traci K. Damron Dec 2012

Frankenstein: A Seminal Work Of Modern Literature, Traci K. Damron

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

Although Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, published in 1818, is assigned to the Romantic period of literature, it surpasses her contemporaries by its complexity of themes, philosophies, and social commentary embedded deep within. This paper contends that the novel should be considered one of the seminal works of modernity by closely examining the following elements of Modern literature as they apply to Frankenstein: the beginnings of speculative fiction found within the novel, science vs. religion, dark aspects of the psyche, disenchantment with the world, and the isolation/emptiness of the individual. Additionally, Mary Shelley’s own life ...


When Wishes Are Horses: My Life And The Poetry Of De La Tierra And Lorde Through A Kaleidoscopic Lens, Racquel Goodison Feb 2012

When Wishes Are Horses: My Life And The Poetry Of De La Tierra And Lorde Through A Kaleidoscopic Lens, Racquel Goodison

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Zero Metaphor: How The Kaleidoscopic Point Escapes The Tautology Of Metaphor, Shathley Q Feb 2012

Zero Metaphor: How The Kaleidoscopic Point Escapes The Tautology Of Metaphor, Shathley Q

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Once Upon A Time At The Kiev, David Hicks Feb 2012

Once Upon A Time At The Kiev, David Hicks

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Tyrannosaurus, Willie Davis Feb 2012

Tyrannosaurus, Willie Davis

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Flourish, T.A. Noonan Feb 2012

Flourish, T.A. Noonan

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Tongue Dares Verbosity, Liz Henry Feb 2012

Tongue Dares Verbosity, Liz Henry

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Lengua Osa Verba, Carmen Berenguer Feb 2012

Lengua Osa Verba, Carmen Berenguer

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Untitled, Liz Henry Feb 2012

Untitled, Liz Henry

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Gypsum In Nova Scotia, William Doreski Feb 2012

Gypsum In Nova Scotia, William Doreski

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A 21st Century Love Letter, Rachel Nagelberg Feb 2012

A 21st Century Love Letter, Rachel Nagelberg

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No abstract provided.


Four Scenes, Bishakh Som Feb 2012

Four Scenes, Bishakh Som

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Downlands, Kathryn Kruse Feb 2012

Downlands, Kathryn Kruse

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Orbits, Bruce Covey Feb 2012

Orbits, Bruce Covey

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Motel Goose, Bruce Covey Feb 2012

Motel Goose, Bruce Covey

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Dust Bunny, Anne Pitkin Feb 2012

Dust Bunny, Anne Pitkin

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No abstract provided.


Like Owls, Tania Hershman Feb 2012

Like Owls, Tania Hershman

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No abstract provided.


Dunes; That Day, Lynne Potts Feb 2012

Dunes; That Day, Lynne Potts

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Ogling, Lynne Potts Feb 2012

Ogling, Lynne Potts

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On Time, Noel Sloboda Feb 2012

On Time, Noel Sloboda

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Community Arts, Noel Sloboda Feb 2012

Community Arts, Noel Sloboda

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Mystery Play, Noel Sloboda Feb 2012

Mystery Play, Noel Sloboda

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From The Hymnal, Robin Linn Feb 2012

From The Hymnal, Robin Linn

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The Story In Which You Are A Knife, Robert Walker Feb 2012

The Story In Which You Are A Knife, Robert Walker

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No abstract provided.


Salix Gooddingii (Goodding Willow), Wendy Burk Feb 2012

Salix Gooddingii (Goodding Willow), Wendy Burk

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No abstract provided.


Geography Is Destiny, N. A’Yara Stein Feb 2012

Geography Is Destiny, N. A’Yara Stein

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My Gallery, Jesse Glass Feb 2012

My Gallery, Jesse Glass

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Hands: A Text For Two Voices, Viola Da Gamba And Death, Jesse Glass Feb 2012

Hands: A Text For Two Voices, Viola Da Gamba And Death, Jesse Glass

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No abstract provided.