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Ada Cheng Interview, Zishuo Wang Jun 2019

Ada Cheng Interview, Zishuo Wang

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: Ada Cheng is the host of the storytelling show Pour One Out, a monthly storytelling series at Volumes Bookcafe. She is also the producer and host of the show Am I Man Enough? a storytelling/podcasting show, where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. In addition, she is the co-producer and co-host of Talk Stories, an Asian American/Asian diaspora storytelling show, along with Randy Kim, a show where they showcase Asian/Asian American storytellers and performing artists.


Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford May 2019

Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford

Student Publications

Disney Buyout


A man listens to the radio to find out that the White House has been bought out by Disney.
*Edited/adapted for the performance by Tim Brown and Thomas Edwards


Nightmare, Maggie E. Burke Mar 2019

Nightmare, Maggie E. Burke

Student Publications

This poem is about the restlessness of overthinking at night and falling into a nightmarish dream state, similar to that of Alice in Wonderland, centered on frightful feelings of emptiness.


Cheater, Daniel Jameson Mar 2019

Cheater, Daniel Jameson

Student Publications

A young man comes to terms with the decisions he has made regarding his love life.


Ua68/6/2/5 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Dramatics Club, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua68/6/2/5 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Dramatics Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of the Dramatics Club.


The State Of Dancingness: Staying With Leaving, Jo Pollitt Jan 2019

The State Of Dancingness: Staying With Leaving, Jo Pollitt

ECU Publications Post 2013

Borrowing from Cixous’ ‘State of Drawingness’ (1993), this article proposes a ‘State of Dancingness’ as method of inhabiting the practice of writing as dancing. Understanding the dancing body as a place of virtuosic attention, the practice of writing is activated as a ‘continuation’ of dancing; neither as creative response or description but as frame for housing (staging) emergent content. The work proposes that the dancer begin on the page from the vantage and experience of entering the stage as solo improvising performer. These words come with this body tucked and pressing inside them. Pressing. The State of Dancingness enables the ...


Dialogues On Voluntary Action And New Commons, Roger A. Lohmann Nov 2018

Dialogues On Voluntary Action And New Commons, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

This volume contains a suite of seven one-act plays originating in political and civic themes, voluntary action and new commons, and associated with the 2012 President election.


Rocky Horror: A Study In Shadows And Flight, Julia M. Chin Oct 2018

Rocky Horror: A Study In Shadows And Flight, Julia M. Chin

Student Publications

“Rocky Horror: A Study in Shadows and Flight” is a creative nonfiction piece that analyzes the infamous legacy left by the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As a first-year in college, the speaker strings together a series of vignettes from different encounters with the film in her life, from her first midnight showing to her first performance as Columbia in a live production. In a few pages, this piece examines the meaning of identity and freedom as the speaker works through repulsion, rebellion, and all things Rocky.


The Director's Role In The Development Of A New Play, Andrew Mullins Jul 2018

The Director's Role In The Development Of A New Play, Andrew Mullins

Honors College Theses

Over the course of May 2017 - February 2018, I examined the role of a theatre director in the development of a new play. The play that I directed was written by Brandon Adam, and is titled Nice Jewish X. We developed the play using three different forms of performances as guideposts and opportunities for feedback. The three forms of performance were a closed cold reading, a rehearsed open reading, and a fully staged and produced production. Over the course of this process, I worked closely with the playwright and helped facilitate his creative process, as well as explored what I ...


Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, John Thomas Cunha May 2018

Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, John Thomas Cunha

Senior Honors Projects

Television is accessible to millions from the comfort of their own homes and shapes the way we view the world. It has the power to bring people together, but often presents diversity with a strong emphasis on labels. Characters are defined by the one trait that, to the majority of viewers, is unrelatable. This maintains the separation of “us” and “them,” isolating those in the minority. Representation is essential for progress, but it’s more than just including diversity. Instead of dwelling on differences and indulging in stereotypes, characters should all treat each other equally.

The focal TV show of ...


Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod Apr 2018

Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter Apr 2018

Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly Apr 2018

Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill Apr 2018

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth Apr 2018

Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier Apr 2018

Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu Apr 2018

Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson Apr 2018

Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk Apr 2018

Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle Apr 2018

Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra Apr 2018

Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir Apr 2018

Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 01: Jack In The Box, Rachel Zinck Apr 2018

Episode 01: Jack In The Box, Rachel Zinck

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Waiting, Jennifer Nesbitt Apr 2018

Waiting, Jennifer Nesbitt

Theatre Student Works

The play Waiting, looks at two couples who are presently waiting for a next big thing, so much that they are taking for granted what is happening in the present and this causes conflict; evermoreso, when the one you’re waiting for is not aware that you’re waiting.


The Voices Of Native Guard: From The Page To Performance, Corrie Claiborne, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Cliff Miller Mar 2018

The Voices Of Native Guard: From The Page To Performance, Corrie Claiborne, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Cliff Miller

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Published in 2006, Native Guard received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and the book's author, Natasha Trethewey, went on to become the US Poet Laureate in 2012 and 2014. Trethewey emphasizes that Native Guard is a book of poetry, not a collection of poems that were gathered together for publication. This one among many reasons it was an excellent source for a theatrical production by the Alliance Theatre (in Atlanta) in 2014, in restaged in 2018. Actors January Lavoy (the poet) and Anton Neal (the native guard) breathe new life into Trethewey's work, expressing the deep musicality of ...


Choreopoems: Augmenting Textuality With Movement, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Zari Mcfadden Mar 2018

Choreopoems: Augmenting Textuality With Movement, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Zari Mcfadden

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

In 1975, Ntozake Shange debuted For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf establishing a new intermedia genre: the choreopoem. A choreopoem is a unique approach to storytelling that departs from Western poetry by incorporating emphases on movement and nonverbal communication, using embodied emotion to connect with audiences. Shange’s innovation is continued through the work of Jessica Care Moore (poet) and Aku Kadogo (choreographer, Spelman College) who has developed a techno-choreopoem entitled Salt City. The work celebrates Black culture in Detroit: “the African-American presence in the city … [and] techno-music that was pioneered by African-American men ...


Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, Nathaniel Condit-Schultz Mar 2018

Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, Nathaniel Condit-Schultz

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Tonal counterpoint is a common device in the oral improvisatory tradition of Yorùbá oríkì (praise-singing), first documented by Ọlátunji (1984). Both tonal and counterpoint are terms familiar to musicians, but the meaning here is the linguistic tonal, not the harmonic, and the rhetorical counterpoint, not polyphonic. Ọlátunji describes couplets in which each phrase is parallel if not identical in terms of phonic content and the first sets up a tonal expectancy for the second. The contrast might also be between words within a single phrase. There are three primary categories of tonal counterpoint in Yorùbá oríkì: parallelism of similar words ...


Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos Feb 2018

Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos

English Publications

The primary goal of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in general, and of online language instruction in particular, is to create and evaluate language learning opportunities. To be effective, online language courses need to be guided by an integrated set of theoretical perspectives to second language acquisition (SLA), as well as by specific curricular goals, learning objectives and outcomes, appropriate tasks and necessary materials, and learners’ characteristics and abilities – to name a few factors that are essential in both online and face-to-face teaching (Xu & Morris, 2007). Doughty and Long (2003) articulate pedagogical principles for computer-enhanced language teaching, which highlight the importance ...


Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi Sep 2017

Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

NaCl Confi is pronounced "Salt-Khan-Fee". According to the artist, his style is: "Punchlines, Schemes, Flow, Christian, Conscious, Personality"


"Why Women Are Smarter Than Men" By Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne Jul 2017

"Why Women Are Smarter Than Men" By Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Gloria Barr Ford, Gullah Storyteller, tells the tale of the father, daughter and preacher. Recorded July 31, 2017 at her home in Georgetown, South Carolina.