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Enchantment: A Teleology, Nathanael S. Toth Apr 2019

Enchantment: A Teleology, Nathanael S. Toth

Senior Honors Theses

Despite the highly developed nature of his fictional world, Middle-earth, Tolkien never formally laid out a tabulated magic system for his fantasy creation. Nevertheless, unlike many stories by others in the fantasy genre, the magic he does include is far from just a shallow, world-building mechanism. Instead, it encapsulates the core theme of his fiction and the purposes which Ilúvatar (the God of Middle-earth) has given to the story’s many characters.

This paper will examine the nature and function of this magic from many angles: the identification of good magic with art and evil magic with domination; the delineation ...


Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester May 2018

Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Movement and storytelling are the links between past and present; both dance and literature have the same artistic and primal origins. We began to dance to express and communicate, to worship and feel. We tell stories for the same reasons: to learn from the past and to be able to communicate in the present.

This work explores the many connections between literature and dance through examinations of six dance forms: Native American, Bharatanatyam, West African, Ballet, Modern, and Post-Modern dance.


The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann Apr 2018

The Tygr Magazine: Then And Now, Hannah Shiner, Luke Jungermann

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The Tygr presentation will focus on the collaboration between the art and English departments throughout the magazine's existence. We will present the history of the Tygr, with examples of past magazines, and talk about their format, their composition, and their shortcomings. We will examine how the Tygr has changed and grown into this new digital age and what goals we have for the future of the Tygr. We will also discuss how the Tygr is made now, closely examining the way these two departments work together to produce a product. Further time in the presentation will be dedicated to ...


Prince Myshkin As A Tragic Interpretation Of Don Quixote, Slav N. Gratchev Phd Dec 2016

Prince Myshkin As A Tragic Interpretation Of Don Quixote, Slav N. Gratchev Phd

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev

Surprisingly, although virtually no one doubts Dostoevsky’s profound and direct indebtedness to Cervantes, and the Quixote–Myshkin identity is obvious, no one has ever mentioned or analyzed how Myshkin, the character more dialogically elaborate and versatile, turned out to be more limited in literary expressivity than his more “monological” counterpart. The focus on this essay is the question of what weakened the realness of Dostoevsky’s favorite hero, and what negatively affected his literary answerability.


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat Dec 2016

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Ink And Graphite: A Visual Comparison Of Don Quixote And Journal Of A Ufo Investigator, Amelia Richards Jan 2016

Ink And Graphite: A Visual Comparison Of Don Quixote And Journal Of A Ufo Investigator, Amelia Richards

Conspectus Borealis

No abstract provided.


Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley Mar 2015

Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

This paper looks to María Izquierdo’s paintings, Prisioneras (Prisoners) of 1936 and Sueño y presentimiento (Dream and Premonition) of 1947, as case studies for activating a theory of triple self-portraiture. The theory reflects how plurality arises in the singular or in single significations of the self and disrupts homogeneity in thinking about identities for the self and others within the genre of self-portraiture. In activating a theory of triple self-portraiture, I found three forms of the self in Izquierdo's works: the self as oppressed (the past); the self as oppressing (the current); and the self as an emancipator ...


Prince Myshkin As A Tragic Interpretation Of Don Quixote, Slav N. Gratchev Phd Jan 2015

Prince Myshkin As A Tragic Interpretation Of Don Quixote, Slav N. Gratchev Phd

Modern Languages Faculty Research

Surprisingly, although virtually no one doubts Dostoevsky’s profound and direct indebtedness to Cervantes, and the Quixote–Myshkin identity is obvious, no one has ever mentioned or analyzed how Myshkin, the character more dialogically elaborate and versatile, turned out to be more limited in literary expressivity than his more “monological” counterpart. The focus on this essay is the question of what weakened the realness of Dostoevsky’s favorite hero, and what negatively affected his literary answerability.


Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms. Dec 2014

Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This is a thesis that details the process of writing a short 30 page novel, and then converting the subsequent story into a graphic format via illustrations and into a comic book layout. The story itself deals in reworking our learned assumptions of good and evil, specifically in the supernatural and human possibility for both. The comic book format is an exploration of my reader’s different responses to the written and the graphic.


Creating 'Reflection And Refraction', Tara Prescott Feb 2014

Creating 'Reflection And Refraction', Tara Prescott

The STEAM Journal

This essay offers personal narrative about the creation of Reflecting and Refracting, a collage artwork integrating literary and scientific texts regarding light. Reflecting and Refracting was made specifically for the STEAM journal’s first issue and elements were incorporated into the issue’s collaborative cover image, Equations of Light. The current essay, however, is the first time the original artwork is being published in its entirety.


Review Of A Splash Of Red: The Life And Art Of Horace Pippin By Jen Bryant, Rebekkah C. Reisner Jan 2013

Review Of A Splash Of Red: The Life And Art Of Horace Pippin By Jen Bryant, Rebekkah C. Reisner

Library Intern Book Reviews

Bryant recounts the deeply moving story of an African American veteran and artist, Horace Pippin. Sweet’s artistic work covers his pages with Horace Pippin quotes that are integral to profoundly enriching the story. A delightfully deep book.

A book that all reading levels can understand. Author and Illustrator Notes explain how they worked together preparing and researching the book. Further reading, film, websites, and quote sources listed. The back cover shows locations to view Horace Pippin’s artwork. Useful for classroom instruction for history, social studies, or art.

Highly Recommended. Rebekkah Reisner, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University


Review Of A Long Way Away By Frank Vita, Courtney Raymond Jan 2013

Review Of A Long Way Away By Frank Vita, Courtney Raymond

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


From Excess Exhibit, Zach Kleyn, Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin Feb 2012

From Excess Exhibit, Zach Kleyn, Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin

SPECS journal of art and culture

No abstract provided.


Schizophrene, Bhanu Kapil, Rohini Kapil Feb 2012

Schizophrene, Bhanu Kapil, Rohini Kapil

SPECS journal of art and culture

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould Dec 2010

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.


'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello Oct 2010

'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello

Dr Moya Costello

For a year, between 2009 and 2010, I wrote a wine-review column in a free regional newspaper as a passionate amateur. I conceive of the wine reviews as creative nonfiction and of myself as a role model for my students who have the option of writing on food. Genre has its courtiers and jesters and, in itself, it is bound for change as any other cultural phenomena. I think of my wine-writing practice as destablising that specific genre, attempting a transformation of it into an expanded field, via the efficacy of writing and wine as art. It is contentious to ...


'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello Jan 2010

'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello

School of Arts and Social Sciences

For a year, between 2009 and 2010, I wrote a wine-review column in a free regional newspaper as a passionate amateur. I conceive of the wine reviews as creative nonfiction and of myself as a role model for my students who have the option of writing on food. Genre has its courtiers and jesters and, in itself, it is bound for change as any other cultural phenomena. I think of my wine-writing practice as destablising that specific genre, attempting a transformation of it into an expanded field, via the efficacy of writing and wine as art. It is contentious to ...


From The Atlantic To The Pacific: Maruja Mallo In Exile , Shirley Mangini Jan 2006

From The Atlantic To The Pacific: Maruja Mallo In Exile , Shirley Mangini

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Maruja Mallo's life (1902-1995) and art represent one woman's odyssey from the European vanguards to political commitment during the Spanish Republic (1931-1939) and finally to a unique transcendent art form after her wrenching exile from Spain and her residence in Latin America from 1937 to 1965. In her early career she was a leader among the avant-garde painters when few Spanish women were recognized as creative artists. In Latin America, her work diverged radically from European avant-garde trends and from her ideologically oriented subject matter of the 1930s; Mallo not only reflects the impact of her discovery of ...


Weaving Memories Of Self-Identity: The Narratives Of Christa Wolf And The Chilean Arpilleristas, Kirsten C. Olson Jan 1998

Weaving Memories Of Self-Identity: The Narratives Of Christa Wolf And The Chilean Arpilleristas, Kirsten C. Olson

Vahe Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Senior Honors Theses

The artistic processes of both Wolf and the arpilleristas, while yet so different in their form and their origins, delve into the imaginations of their memories to create their art. For both, it is an art distinctly personal, and yet it inevitably speaks for a larger community. That they create again an individual and collective memory of the past demonstrates the transformative potential of both text and visual art, for both their personal self-identities and the world about them.


Paintings And Drawings In Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné, Polly P. Duryea May 1993

Paintings And Drawings In Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné, Polly P. Duryea

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Paintings and Drawings in Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné considers the specific artists and their visual art that greatly influenced Willa Cather's textual compositions. The Catalogue draws upon the author's research of Cather-related art from both American and European libraries and art museums. This art includes painting, drawing, illustration, and tapestry. A detailed and alphabetized list of selected artists and paintings that Cather preferred is provided. The artists are cross-referenced with Cather's own statements about their work or style. Included is biographical data for each artist, the named work of art, and often the date ...


Mimetic Faces: On Luiz Costa Lima's The Control Of Imaginary, Alberto Moreiras Jan 1993

Mimetic Faces: On Luiz Costa Lima's The Control Of Imaginary, Alberto Moreiras

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Mimetic Faces: On Luiz Costa Lima's The Control of Imaginary


The Dialectics Of The Archaic And The Post-Modern In Maghrebian Literature Written In French, Hédi Abdel-Jaouad Jan 1991

The Dialectics Of The Archaic And The Post-Modern In Maghrebian Literature Written In French, Hédi Abdel-Jaouad

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Maghrebian literature written in French has been since its inception a literature of and about the abyss. For the Maghrebian the abyss is esentially the space of modernity, that forbidden citadel of art, science and technology from which s/he was excluded and marginalized. Recently, writing of/in French has become the site/scene of a polemos between the archaic (identity) and the post-modern (difference).

Our study of the archaic focuses on cultural, literary and critical knowledge and centers around two main themes: that of a beginning, that is a search for events in the past that explain the abyss ...


The Maze Of Taste: On Bataille, Derrida, And Kant, Arkady Plotnitsky Jun 1988

The Maze Of Taste: On Bataille, Derrida, And Kant, Arkady Plotnitsky

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The case of Kant's Critique of Judgment offers a powerful example of the radical disruption of the metaphysical text, enacted by Bataille's major сoncepts. The analysis of the metaphor of economy in Kant, Bataille and Derrida suggests the crucial importance of Bataille's general economy—as the economy of loss—for deconstructing the Kantian conception of genius and the whole scheme of taste—as an economy of consumption—and inscribing a complex interplay forces that the general economy is designed to account for. Once however taste, art and the economy of genius can no longer be inscribed through ...


Meaning In Structure And The Structure Of Meaning In La Modification And La Route Des Flandres, Katherine Passias Jan 1985

Meaning In Structure And The Structure Of Meaning In La Modification And La Route Des Flandres, Katherine Passias

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Stream of consciousness novels employ a variety of narrative techniques to depict the flow of consciousness. This article examines narrative structures underlying the subjective frame created by a sole character/narrator in two French New Novels, Michel Butor's La Modification and Claude Simon's La Route des Flandres. There is a dynamic relationship between form and content. Conventional narrative syntax in Butor's work reflects the evaluative and associative processes of the mind attempting to resolve an emotional conflict. In Simon's work, narrative structures mirror the complex embedding of four main fables as the narrative process attempts to ...