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Aletheia: The Orphic Ouroboros, Glen Mcknight Jan 2020

Aletheia: The Orphic Ouroboros, Glen Mcknight

Theses : Honours

This thesis shows how The Orphic Hymns function as a katábasis, a descent to the underworld, representing a process of becoming and psychological rebirth. I begin with the Greek concept of sparagmόs, a dismemberment or deconstruction, as a necessary precursor in that it emphasises at once both primordial unity and yet also the incipient tensions within the Orphic initiates on this path to katabasis. The argument herein extends beyond literary explication to consider how the Orphics sought to enact this process in Greek society itself.

The thesis then establishes the connections between the Hymns and the thinking of Nietzsche and ...


Universe Of Things: A Human Presentation Of Food-For-Thought., Madeline Halpern May 2019

Universe Of Things: A Human Presentation Of Food-For-Thought., Madeline Halpern

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

I present this statement under three loose categories: People, Objects and their Environment. I consider People as human, Objects as art objects, domestic objects, and food, and Environment as the shared space of the former groups. Food directs this statement as I present each concept and creative process as a metaphorical dish. Material exploration carried me from a direct practice of reorienting acrylic paint and questioning object functionality through personified sculptures into theoretical thesis work in which I use interpersonal relations and the idea of consumption to translate tactile, gustatory and olfactory sensations into digital film. In this meal I ...


Moments As They Pass, Jesus Armenta May 2019

Moments As They Pass, Jesus Armenta

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

This is a creative project titled “Moments as They Pass.” It’s an anthology of poetry with over 106 original pieces, spanning over 135 pages. These pieces all center on the thematic elements of existential philosophy and its intersection with beauty, time, and concept of self. Each poem will explore a particular facet of existentialism. The anthology will be broken up into chapters that reflect each concept accordingly. There is a dialogue that occurs within each piece that will encourage readers to reflect on their own lives and how they navigate their own search for meaning. Ultimately, this creative project ...


Plunging Down Under, Ian Smith Apr 2019

Plunging Down Under, Ian Smith

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Plunging Down Under


The Journey Of An Emotional Black Boy, Alonzo Elias Jul 2018

The Journey Of An Emotional Black Boy, Alonzo Elias

Philosophy Summer Fellows

The title of my project is "Emotional Nigga" a.k.a. "Emotional Black Boy" because people would be comfortable if I called it so. The audience for this project may want to think of it this way. The title I chose is meant to express the struggles I faced in my journey to self-awareness. I decided to share my story through fifteen topics, which have brought me a better understanding of myself and will hopefully help the audience as well. These topics are Self-Love, Prelude: Intimacy and Attachment Theory, Relationships, Sex, Beauty, Sexuality, Love, Self-Love, Spirituality, Religion, Astrology, Psychology, Self-Care ...


Introducing Godzilla To Marianne Moore's Octopus Of Ice At The Intersection Of Global Warming, Environmental Philosophy, And Poetry, David Seter May 2018

Introducing Godzilla To Marianne Moore's Octopus Of Ice At The Intersection Of Global Warming, Environmental Philosophy, And Poetry, David Seter

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

This paper explores the question: how can a poet write an ecologically aware poem about global warming? Global warming impacts everything on earth, most visibly the glaciers melting away before our eyes. Adopting Aldo Leopold’s environmental philosophy of thinking like a mountain, the poet may describe the impact of global warming upon the mountain, glacier, flora and fauna, that form an interconnected web of life. A poem that thinks like a mountain already exists: Marianne Moore’s “An Octopus” (published in 1924), which takes its title from the system of glaciers (or octopus of ice) on Mt. Rainier. For ...


Poetry Of Roe 8, Nandi Chinna Mar 2018

Poetry Of Roe 8, Nandi Chinna

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Poetry of Roe 8

The occasion for the writing of these poems was activism surrounding the controversial highway known as the Roe 8 extension in the areas of Cockburn and Fremantle in Western Australia. Planned in the 1950s, Roe 8 is contentious for a number of reasons, including extraordinary political deals over funding, undue process regarding environmental reporting, lack of a business case, inadequate noise and traffic modelling, erasure of Indigenous heritage sites, and clearing of the sensitive Beeliar wetlands and Coolbellup banksia woodlands which were designated a Threatened Ecological Community in 2016. During the summer of 2016/2017 contractors ...


The Second Language: An Argument For The Superlative Authenticity Of Poetry Through The Complex Personal Relationships It Develops With Its Audiences By Way Of Truth In Metaphor, C Mandler Jan 2018

The Second Language: An Argument For The Superlative Authenticity Of Poetry Through The Complex Personal Relationships It Develops With Its Audiences By Way Of Truth In Metaphor, C Mandler

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Abstract: In this paper, I will argue that poetry allows for a kind of expression that is not found within other uses of language. This is because the poetic form is able to better lend itself to larger notions of not only truth, but also authenticity, which it achieves through the building of complex emotional engagements between a work of poetry and its audience. When discussing the authenticity of poetry, one’s personal connection to the work by way of metaphor is more truthful than the so-called literal truth one comes to when one reads something exactly as it is ...


Waiting As Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, And Whiling Away, Harold Schweizer Dec 2017

Waiting As Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, And Whiling Away, Harold Schweizer

Faculty Journal Articles

„Waiting as Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, and Whiling Away” is a critique of the economics of consumption, suggesting that the widespread denigration of waiting as lost time and its economic and psychological displacements in consumer goods amount to a denigration of human life itself. In the practice of lingering and its related temporalities, the author proposes, we regain an appreciation of the fundamental temporality of all things, that everything, we humans included, is constituted by time. Conceptually indebted to Theodor Adorno and substantiated with reference, chiefly to Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and other poetic works, this argument throughout opposes ...


Edgar Allan Poe’S Cosmology And Natural Theology: A Constructive Postmodern Appreciation, Theodore Walker Jan 2017

Edgar Allan Poe’S Cosmology And Natural Theology: A Constructive Postmodern Appreciation, Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Contrary to some literary classifications, Edgar Allan Poe’s book-length prose poem Eureka is not intended to be fiction. In Eureka Poe was seriously attempting to advance ‘truth’ about the universe. Poe was doing natural science and poetry in the tradition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and other natural philosophers. Poe’s prose poem is natural scientific astronomy and cosmology, plus natural theology, not science fiction.


Oh Sinnerman, Where You Gonna Run To?, Semein Washington May 2016

Oh Sinnerman, Where You Gonna Run To?, Semein Washington

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

Semein Washington. OH SINNERMAN, WHERE YOU GONNA RUN TO? (Under the direction of Mary Carroll Hackett, MFA) Department of English and Modern Language, April 2016.

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the growth of personal identity via poetry. “Oh Sinnerman,” is a run of thirty-eight poems in which the speaker learns survival through experience, and the underpinning ideas, whether traditional or modern, for which life is preserved. In theme, the poems tend to separate his experience into personal and social humanity. In poems such as “No Good Being,” “Sunday Tennis” and “How One Loves,” personal humanity shows through ...


The Public Vs. The Private, Elise "Alice" G. Roberson Jan 2016

The Public Vs. The Private, Elise "Alice" G. Roberson

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

No abstract provided.


What The Fuck Is This?: Aesthetic Nature Of Being Or Ontology In The Poetry Of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Alexis Stephenson Jul 2015

What The Fuck Is This?: Aesthetic Nature Of Being Or Ontology In The Poetry Of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Alexis Stephenson

Theses and Dissertations

“What the Fuck is This?” examines the intersection of phenomenology and poetry arguing for an aesthetic nature of Being and focuses on how we know or experience the world instead of Cartesian absolutes. This subjective knowledge does not compete against objective knowledge but simply recognizes the use that poetic language has for communicating the subjective knowledge from experience of being as it unfolds for us. The major movements of the thesis focus on aesthetic objects, aesthetic intersubjectivity, and the aesthetic self. These are labeled “aesthetic” because a phenomenological methodology reveals a dialectic between that which is unfolding and that which ...


Two Against Freud: Pinsky’S ‘Essay On Psychiatrists’ In A Philosophical Context, Brian Glaser Jan 2014

Two Against Freud: Pinsky’S ‘Essay On Psychiatrists’ In A Philosophical Context, Brian Glaser

English Faculty Articles and Research

This article offers a reading of Robert Pinsky’s “Essay on Psychiatrists” in the context of a contemporary theoretical work by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus. I do not use the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to make interpretive comments about poetry, to identify or articulate meanings. Rather I read Pinsky’s poem in the context of the philosophy, noting points of agreement between the two texts, areas where the poetry works as a supplement to the insights of the philosophy, places where the poetry offers grounds for criticisms of the philosophy and times where there might be irreconcilable ...


Lisa Suhair Majaj’S Geographies Of Light: The Lighted Landscape Of Hope (Book Review), Rehnuma Sazzad Sep 2013

Lisa Suhair Majaj’S Geographies Of Light: The Lighted Landscape Of Hope (Book Review), Rehnuma Sazzad

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is a review of the book, Geographies of Light: the Lighted Landscape of Hope, a collection of poetry by the Palestinian-American poet Lisa Suhair Majaj, published by Del Sol Press, Washington, D.C, 2009. “Reading Majaj,” the reviewer Rehnuma Sazzad states, “we surely realize that whatever differences of skin, colour, or map we may have, we are the neighbours of the stars by dint of inhabiting a tiny planet that has not yet stopped its orbit round its own star.” In her view, “The book presents a wonderful landscape, which is filled with the presence of light. The landscape ...


When Bird And Fish Fall In Love, Matthew C. Mackey Dec 2012

When Bird And Fish Fall In Love, Matthew C. Mackey

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

A work of poetry that offers a new method of poetics. By examining translation as a means of understanding relationships, this work offers a nuanced manner for the writing and experience of poetry. When Bird and Fish Fall in Love is a close examination of language, relationships, translation, and the intimacy of conflation.


Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd May 1996

Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The May 20, 1996 issue includes articles, poems, drawings, student events, photos, film stills and comics. Also a calendar of events including Commencement and campus activities for RISD students are in this issue.


Mixed Media May 6, 1996, Students Of Risd May 1996

Mixed Media May 6, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The May 6, 1996 issue includes a calendar of events for May 6-May 12, 1996, letters to the editor, comics, poems, photos, drawings. The RISD endowment is described and also RISD faculty evaluations.


Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The April 22, 1996 issue includes an article about diversity at RISD. Also included are poems, drawings, photographs, comics and letters to the editor.


Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Your Name Here was a student publication begun in the spring of 1996. The April 8, 1996 issue includes an article about the location of RISD Commencement. Also included are recipes, poems, photographs and comics and a contest to name the student newspaper.


Your Name Here March 25, 1996, Students Of Risd Mar 1996

Your Name Here March 25, 1996, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Your Name Here was a student publication begun in the spring of 1996. The March 25, 1996 issue has an article about the RISD faculty contract talks and space issues at RISD. It also includes poems, drawings, photographs and comics.


Incorporated Press, Inc. May 18, 1979, Students Of Risd May 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. May 18, 1979, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of May 18-May 27 1979 includes an article about censorship at RISD and RISD Commencement events. Concerts, art exhibitions, plays and lectures that took place on the RISD campus and in the Providence area were also included.


Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd Apr 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of April 6-May 3, 1979 includes articles about the possibility of a RISD faculty strike, which did not happen. Also mentioned was the problem of information about events being hidden from students. Poems, photographs and drawings are also in this issue.


Express-O February 21, 1975, Students Of Risd Feb 1975

Express-O February 21, 1975, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Express-O was a short-lived student newspaper published in early 1975. The issue of February 21, 1975 included an article about music to tie in with an appearance by Morton Subotnick at Brown University. There also was a short article from Talbot Rantoul, President of RISD about student tuition. Student board notes, poems, a short story and listing of events at RISD and in the Providence area also included.


Express-O February 7, 1975, Students Of Risd Feb 1975

Express-O February 7, 1975, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

Express-O was a short-lived student newspaper published in early 1975. The issue of February 7, 1975 included an interview with Ruth Kligman, author of Love Affair: Memoirs of Jackson Pollock, and Jackie Curtis, actor. They spoke at a lecture called "Against Nature" that Seavor Leslie organized on January 29, 1975. An article about hair salons in Providence is also included. Events of interest to RISD students that took place at RISD and in the Providence area were also listed.


Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd Nov 1974

Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating into one digestible pile all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of November 22, 1974 included an interview with Murray Danforth, Jr. treasurer of the RISD Corporation and a member of the RISD Board of Trustees. The Centennial building project was discussed. This issue also includes an article about the RISD Art History department and notes from the RISD student board meeting. Record and film reviews were also mentioned. Event listings on the RISD campus ...


Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd Mar 1974

Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The March 15, 1974 issue had an article about sports at RISD, a letter to the RISD building committee from RISD architecture students, and an article about a quilt lecture with Jonathan Holstein. There also was an article about the Women in Wintersession class in New York City. Poems, comics, ads, classifieds, and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press November 30, 1973, Students Of Risd Nov 1973

Risd Press November 30, 1973, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of November 30, 1973 had an article about the Graphic Design department. Also there was an article about the elections of the RISD student board with the hope that communication would improve between the students and faculty. There were reviews of John Udvary's show at Woods Gerry and Mahler Ryder's show at the Whitney. Recipes, comics, poems, photographs and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press November 2, 1973, Students Of Risd Nov 1973

Risd Press November 2, 1973, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. Beginning in September 1973, RISD press included the Brown Daily Herald’s weekly issue of Fresh Fruit as an insert. The issue of November 2, 1973 included an article about the Ad Hoc Committee to study curriculum at RISD. There was an interview with the photographer Andre Kertesz and an article about the RISD Architectural Studies Division. A poem, a short story and events for RISD students were also mentioned ...


Risd Press May 4, 1973, Students Of Risd May 1973

Risd Press May 4, 1973, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating into one digestible pile all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of May 4, 1973 had an article about RISD student housing with the Dean, Mrs. Davies. There were some articles about RISD faculty Harry Beckwith and the conflict surrounding him. A poem, comics, and events for RISD students were also mentioned.