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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Animal Bones and other stories, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_valcour_megan.pdf
Overview "'Animal Bones and other stories,' a collection of short fiction, explores the reverberations of loss and the strength it takes to rebuild in the aftermath. In "Lake Monster," a precocious eight-year-old girl and a grieving father find themselves linked in strange rotation around a prison and a polluted town lake. In "What Is Left," a newly retired man discovers a familiar kinship with the remains from the three small towns that now sit under the county's reservoir. And in the title story,...
Dates: 2019

Anywhere But Here, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_anwari_diva.pdf
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"These stories paint a vivid picture of love and grief in their innumerable forms. They encompass that raw and all-consuming feeling of wanting and needing to get away. This collection comments on generational trauma and the immigrant experience. In unconventional short shorts and traditional short story form, they explore what it means to survive, to be a family, and what it takes to follow your arrow wherever it may lead." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

Approaching Media Literacy in Civic Life among Urban Youth, 2021

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Identifier: md_2021summer_angove_sydney.pdf
Overview "Given rapid technological advances "Young people today are reading, manipulating, and producing texts in ways that are fundamentally different than in the past" (Garcia, 2015). If we can acknowledge that having a core set of literacies extends into the digital space, we must then move to development of building competencies to enable critical media use. Further, research focused on the intersection of youth and media literacy assumes that "young people are not only interested and capable,...
Dates: 2021

Approaching Media Literacy in Civic Life among Urban Youth, 2021

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Identifier: md_2021summer_hsu_melody.pdf
Overview "Given rapid technological advances "Young people today are reading, manipulating, and producing texts in ways that are fundamentally different than in the past" (Garcia, 2015). If we can acknowledge that having a core set of literacies extends into the digital space, we must then move to development of building competencies to enable critical media use. Further, research focused on the intersection of youth and media literacy assumes that "young people are not only interested and capable,...
Dates: 2021

Ark, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_siefert_lynne.pdf
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"Ark is an experimental documentary about a cruise ship at the end of the world. In this film we tour the ship and discover through anonymous voices that the present is actually the future." -- Abstract

Dates: 2016

Arm Me To The Teeth, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023spring_vesey_alexandra.pdf
Overview "Fifteen-year-old Maria Reyes killed a man to save her family.. Haunted by nightmares, she attends a boarding school for troubled young mages. At school she meets Thomas, a ghost trapped halfway to godhood who claims to hate his worshippers and the blood they spill. He says he has a plan to end the war between his people and hers. She's skeptical, but the leaders on her own side seem more interested in winning the war, at whatever cost, than ending the bloodshed. She must decide who to trust...
Dates: 2023

Around This Impossible Black, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019fall_alsamsam_dana.pdf
Overview "The poetry manuscript "Around This Impossible Black" unravels what it means to be a queer, Syrian-American woman in America. Through the incorporation of Arabic language, Syrian heritage, and Islamic tradition, the poet navigates her identity as a borderland, ruminating on the loss of the inherited mother tongue and land while not being fully comfortable in America. This conflict is punctuated not only by the war in Syria and widespread Islamophobic terrorism, but also by the breakage of...
Dates: 2019

Ars Prophetica, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_watson_edward.pdf
Overview "A poetic hybrid of verse and prose, 'Ars Prophetica' expresses through form and content the varying registers through which the queer self is constructed and mythologized in the wake of trauma both spiritual and emotional. Taking the reader through a mystic's wrestle with the familial, religious, and academic institutions that simultaneously provide him with both spiritual insight and hierarchical pushback, 'Ars Prophetica' follows an intuitive logic that resists the narratives typically...
Dates: 2021

Artificial, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_grad_samuel.pdf
Overview "Artificial is a feature length comedy that negotiates the dangers and fears many feel surrounding the rise of artificial intelligence in art and entertainment. The film follows a recently divorced TV writer, a tech CEO, an artificial general intelligence, and a large cast of other writers, workers, and revolutionaries as they navigate the influx of automation in the workplace. Set in the very near future, this satirical sci-fi takes aim at the self-righteousness of artists, the vanity of...
Dates: 2023

A.S.S. Crawler & Southern Haunt, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_fatima_aizzah.pdf
Overview "A.S.S. Crawler is a half hour comedy set in New York City in 2002. It follows the struggles of Nadia Malik, a queer Muslim female actor, living in post 9/11 America. When a wire transfer sent by her parents from Saudi Arabia gets flagged by the NYPD, Nadia gets picked up for questioning. During the interrogation, Officer Diaz entraps her into working for the NYPD's Arab Secret Surveillance (A.S.S.) Unit to spy on a mosque in Queens. This project is based on real events, and is a commentary...
Dates: 2021

Aster and Sidney, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_temple_sean.pdf
Overview "Aster and Sidney is a 19-minute narrative short film directed by Sean Temple and written by Sean Temple and Sarah Wisner. Aster and Sidney are survivors. What destroyed their world is unknown, but what keeps them alive is a constant state of vigilance. Former strangers, they have bonded together against the threat of those who would harm them for the food in their packs or the shoes on their feet. They travel away from the city, instinctively seeking isolation in the hope that wilderness...
Dates: 2016

Astray, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_lichtman_samuel.pdf
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"A minimalist thriller-mystery that follows a young man as he searches for help for an injured dog that he hit on an isolated, rural highway. The film deals with the themes of isolation, guilt, masculinity, and pain." --page 8.

Dates: 2018

At Night, Look Up: Essays, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_vassot_chloe.pdf
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"This thesis is a collection of essays exploring the different facets of the author's relationship to bodies and embodiment, illness or the lack of it, and how we grieve what we lose. The essays cover ground from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Rome as they contemplate how religion, medical diagnostic norms, homophobia, and the instructions of misogyny shape how the author learns to understand herself." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

Augmented identity in public art, 2018

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Identifier: cm_2018summer_dominique_stanley.pdf
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"Public art, through the use of interactive technology like Augmented Reality, might shift how we talk about the identity of a community. As development changes the landscape and eventually the culture of a neighborhood, this paper asks the question, 'can public art through interactive technology help play a role to preserve a community's spirit?'" --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Avatars, apps, & autism : an innovative approach to facilitate social language, 2018

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Identifier: cd_2018spring_parent_kelsey.pdf
Overview "Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prefer communicating via computers, rather than face-to-face. We analyzed how four adolescents with ASD used social language in a face-to-face conversation, followed by two conversations with the same partner represented as a computer avatar. Specifically, we investigated the use of contingent language in response to close-ended questions and to bait-and-hook statements. Bait-and-hook statements created a natural opening in conversation for...
Dates: 2018

Awe, an elicitor of cognitive processes : considerations of its use and function as a pedagogical tool, 2016

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Identifier: te_2016spring_burmester_daniel.pdf
Overview "This paper discusses an approach to considering the affect 'awe' as a pedagogical tool and an inciter of cognitive and affective processes. Utilizing qualitative research on the topic, as well as educational, cognitive, psychological and neuro-psychological theorists, the paper argues that an educator can harness and utilize awe stimuli to allow a learner to simultaneously experience affect automaticity and a need for accommodation, making it possible for awe and awe stimuli to act as a...
Dates: 2016

Azimuth, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_mcgrath-conwell_devin.pdf
Overview "Azimuth is a feature-length film written with theatrical distribution in mind. It is conceived to feature a diverse cast of heroes/protagonists within a story designed to examine themes of duty, anti-fascism, and chosen family. The setting is the eponymous fictional moon Azimuth, the last stop in a galaxy where a fascist government enforces violent control. The story follows a long-separated couple and their compatriots as they contend with whether to stay and fight the forces of evil or...
Dates: 2023

Babies, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016fall_shapira_yuval.pdf
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"Babies is a story about a young mother who awakens in the middle of the night to the sound of her baby crying. She sets off in her nightgown to buy some formula to feed her child. At a nearby 24 hour grocery store, the mother purchases the baby food, but then, mysteriously, instead of turning back, she is forced to drift further and further away from her home and her child." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Bad sleeper, 2018

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Identifier: wf_2018spring_potrykus_joel.pdf
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"After the death of her father, traveling saleswoman Charley assembles a checklist to overcome her anxieties and give her the confidence to take out the life insurance company that cheated her family." --page 6.

Dates: 2018

Baristas, 2020

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Identifier: sw_2020spring_pronley_edward_james.pdf
Overview "BARISTAS is a half-hour comedy that follows a young woman on a journey of selfdiscovery and the bonds she forms between her co-workers along the way. Drawing from my own personal experience as a Barista at Starbucks, the stories in the show and the relationships between characters are directly related to real events and people in my life. Within the Thesis are two episodes for the show as well as a show bible that further explores the plot, characters, tone, and themes of the series." --...
Dates: 2020