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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

A Memoir In Conversation, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022fall_purswell_melissa.pdf
Overview "This manuscript is a collection-in-progress of essays, like conversations, between me and myself, my twin sister, old friends, strangers, flowers, and fictional characters. Each poem acts as an introduction to the essay that follows it. Every essay is a sort of confession of lessons I have learned, mistakes I have made, and my imperfect attempts to understand humanity, the world around me, and most of all, my mother. This collection is a catalog of stories, divulgences filled with loss and...
Dates: 2022

A New Review of Science Fiction in Latin America, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_valley_victoria.pdf
Overview "Within Latin America the publishing trends of Science Fiction have largely been ignored. I feel that this is a large error within the Latin American publishing industry, as Science Fiction in this region can incorporate the popular genres of Magical Realism, Fantasy, and the Fantastic. These forms of literature tend to be the most popular forms within the North American mindset as well. By honing in on Science Fiction I believe we can see an important wider cultural context of Latin...
Dates: 2021

A New Way of Seeing: Transformative Wholeness Through Spiritual Inquiry and Creative Practice, 2023

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Identifier: te_2023spring_jiles_david_jr.pdf
Overview "'Tarrying' is an audio collage created through spiritual rituals and improvisational jazz practices. This project includes interviews with singers, instrumentalists, actors, and producers to whom I am connected and have come to admire. The listener is invited to engage with the audio through embodied exercises and reflections indicated in the liner notes. Following adrienne maree brown's Pleasure Activism (2019), "Tarrying" encourages listeners to allow the listening experience and...
Dates: 2023

A Plague of Shadows, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_sulaiman_cassidy.pdf
Overview "This fantasy novel follows Elzeya, a powerful but sheltered fairy mage, and Lernosa, a street-smart half-fairy performer, as they confront deadly spectres ravaging the human city of Mithron while figuring out their feelings for each other and who they want to be. Elzeya strives to live up to her master's legacy as an Archmage, and Lernosa wants to become a noble in human society, but they eventually learn the hollowness of those dreams and choose to follow their own values instead. Themes...
Dates: 2020

A Plain Glass Sheet: Essays on Pain and Illness, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_reanier_jordan.pdf
Overview "This project aims to explore the intersections between pain, chronic illness, religion, socialization, culture, the medical system, and family. The title is based on a quote from Virginia Woolf's essay "On Being Ill" where she says that literature "...does its best to maintain that its concern is with the mind; that the body is a sheet of plain glass through which the soul looks straight and clear, and, save for one or two passions such as desire and greed, is null, negligible and...
Dates: 2023

A series of installations : textile and media art, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_nakagawa_mitsuko.pdf
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"A series of installations that incorporate projection mapping on objects with abstract animations and original sound designs. The theme of the thesis is the struggle and conflict in current society through the limitation of our physical spaces to represent our attempt to escape from our mental spaces. The project can be viewed from any direction, and the audience can enter the installations and interact with projected images and sounds." --page 2.

Dates: 2018

A Starving Fire, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022summer_joseph_satchel.pdf
Overview "A Starving Fire tells the story of a young man plagued by death, guilt, and regret, all while he tries to navigate this new world of ever-changing relationships after a terrible house fire claimed the lives of his father and little brother. This excerpt features the first part of his story, when he is still in his early twenties and struggling to move forward. Influenced by contemporary romance novels, Jaxson’s story navigates love in its many forms, including love for family, friends,...
Dates: 2022

"A Summer Reverie", 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_tang_yun.pdf
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"'Summer Reverie' is about a young man's frustrating experience trying to reestablish a relationship with his first love. When he is forced to confront a harsh reality far short of his idealistic expectations, Simon's reason starts to fall apart." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

A Toolbox of Video Series for Media Literacy Education, 2022

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Identifier: md_2022summer_hu_xufan.pdf
Overview "'Media literacy' is a term that has been studied for years, which usually connects to the trending media type and social behavior. Media literacy not only presents the ability to recognize information from media, but more importantly shows the comprehension of messages and civic engagement capacity. Film has been a popular type of media for many decades and is an effective path to demonstrating the understanding of media literacy. This project discusses the connections between media...
Dates: 2022

About Us, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_shen_jing.pdf
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"About Us is a short romantic drama that follows a married woman who falls into a turbulent emotional struggle after discovering her best friend's secret love for her after his death. Confronted with the harm caused to both relationships, she must face up to her heart and who she really is." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Acid Base Daughters, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022spring_provenzano_abigail.pdf
Overview "Acid Base Daughters follows primarily women at points of transformation, transition states, in their lives. A grieving woman discovers glass animals that come alive only in her presence. A pair of daughters try to remedy traumas using chemistry. A command-giving, ever- evolving bird refuses to leave one woman. A nurse collects mothers. A ballerina navigates desire on and off stage. And a strange circus brings one girl more than she asked for. Through explorations of grief and loss, longing,...
Dates: 2022

Acoustic analysis of intonation styles in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2023

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Identifier: cd_2023spring_kim_boram.pdf
Overview "This paper focused on measuring intonation styles in spontanous [sic] speech produced by young children (age 4-7) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Wiggliness and Spaciousness metrics and discrete cosine transform (DCT) were applied for analyses. The results revealed that the ASD group exhibited larger values in both Wiggliness and Spaciousness metrics compared to a typically developing (TD) group. The DCT result indicated that the ASD group demonstrated higher values in decomposed...
Dates: 2023

Acting Out: An Integrated Preschool Theater Curriculum for Empathy Development, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_tidball_kelsey.pdf
Overview "Theater arts have long been incorporated into K-12 education, not simply as a tool to teach kids how to perform a monologue or design a set, but to teach valuable social and emotional skills. However, theater arts are less often included in early education settings for use with younger, preschool-age students. This project examines the usefulness of incorporating theater arts into an early education setting to encourage social and emotional growth and empathy development. It gives an...
Dates: 2021

Aerial View, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019fall_angelides_rikki.pdf
Overview "The goal of this dissertation is to provide an individual perspective within the prevailing homogeneous societal opinion. The poems in this MFA thesis map my observations of our impossibly complete world, while examining the authenticity of chatter, the blurry lines of my imagination, the grey area of blended family, the precariousness of foreclosure, and the difficulties of defining oneself after coming-out. In this attempt at understanding what makes me human, the collection interrogates...
Dates: 2019

Afro-Colombiana Cultural Workers Strategizing Self-Care in Bogotá, 2020

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Identifier: te_2020spring_wand_kate.pdf
Overview "This paper explores the strategies of self-care for survival utilized by Afro-Colombian female cultural workers in Bogotá. Interviews were conducted to contextualize and identify selfcare strategies for survival. Participants include three Afro-Colombian female cultural workers and their mestiza female colleagues at a hip-hop community arts center in Bogotá. Daily, ordinary and lived experiences can be examined to understand why Afro-Colombian women might need these strategies, how they are...
Dates: 2020

Afterimages, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_shoults_joyce.pdf
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"Afterimages is a science ficition [sic] psychological mystery that splits its setting between a small island in the British Isles and a world called the "Simulation." The narrative follows the character of Dahlia, an amnesiac woman trying to solve the mystery of who she was and what happened to her. This is a story about love, death, cults, and robots." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Against Type: Fatphobia, Bias, and Typecasting in Educational Theatre, 2022

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Identifier: te_2022spring_kania_lucy.pdf
Overview "This thesis combines research and narrative fiction to investigate bias in educational theatre, as it pertains to the typecasting and exclusion of marginalized students. It presents indepth, original research on fatphobia in educational theatre and its impact on larger-bodied adolescent girls. This is followed by sample materials for an original Young Adult novel, Typecast, which tells the story of a fat teenage girl who teams up with other marginalized students to put on a production where...
Dates: 2022

AH-MEH-RI-CAH: A Collection of Essays, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_uong_an.pdf
Overview "AH-MEH-RI-CAH is a collection of essays existing at the intersection of Vietnamese American identity, food politics, and pop culture. It explores themes of belonging, displacement, family, intergenerational trauma, and growing up as a 1.5 generation Vietnamese woman in America. With a focus on the mother-daughter relationship, AH-MEH-RI-CAH introduces an experience distanced from the Vietnam War yet connected to it nontheless through a family finding its place in Los Angeles, with each...
Dates: 2019

A Lander-Based Action Role Playing Game and Real Time Strategy Game, in the Low-Poly Flat-Shaded Style, with Rogue like and Tower Defense Elements., 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016fall_kulakovich_bret.pdf
Overview "Melinki Lander Arena is a science fiction video game in the low poly flat-shaded style, with role playing and real-time strategy components. This game is played on maps that are actual 3D objects, which is a new approach in mobile device gaming, and unique to this application. This project combines multiple elements from different gaming mechanisms to synthesize a whole. While thematically similar to individual science fiction space games that preceeded it, the principal challenges of this...
Dates: 2016

Alexander at the end of the world, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017fall_ozdemir_tanju.pdf
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"Alexander at the End of the World is about Husrev, a Turkish photographer in Boston who suddenly loses his wife and feels doubly alienated afterwards, since the current political volatility prevents him from returning to Turkey. Husrev falls into an artistic crisis, which leads him to re-establish through miniature art his severed connections with the place of his origin and identity." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017