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Electronic thesis

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

These Days, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_adams_paige.pdf
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"These Days is a feature length film designed for theatrical and streaming release. It explores the complicated bond between siblings as they navigate their fears for the future and resentment of their upbringing. This film brings to life a dynamic not often featured on screen: a significant age gap between siblings and examines how their lives became so much different because of it." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Thesis: Four Stories, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_brasco_nicholas.pdf
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"My work, entitled Thesis: Four Stories, is a thesis project that contains four stories. Each story is about everyday people managing everyday problems within worlds that are strange and zany." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

Things Fall Apart, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_berrios_michael.pdf
Overview "Things Fall Apart is a narrative film that aims to realistically represent, onscreen, the human experience of grief, regret, divorce and the consequences of adolescent anger. It follows a Millennial consultant, Landon, whose father, Rich, suddenly dies from a heart attack. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Landon's relationship with his father was strained because of his actions during Rich's divorce to Landon's mother. Landon resents Rich's handiness with tools and optimistic outlook...
Dates: 2020

Thirteen ways of looking at a brown boy, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_jackson_daniel.pdf
Overview "Explores the perception of a particular brown body, in this case a brown boy’s body. The title poem was inspired by Wallace Stevens’ 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,' but after some great advice, I realized that it was also the title of this short collection, as it navigates the process of understanding that there are various ways one can become aware of one’s own body through the awareness of others, which is why the first four sections focus on 'looking' at others until the final...
Dates: 2018

This Side of Rye: "Pilot", 2022

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Identifier: sw_2022spring_brindisi_samantha.pdf
Overview "THIS SIDE OF RYE is a six-part episodic limited series designed for streaming platforms, mostly aligning with Amazon Studios catalogue of content. NATALIE (35) has lost her job. This wasn't just your run of the mill midthirties "it pays the bills" sort of job. No. This was Natalie's dream job. The job she had worked her entire life for. No, not a job. This was her career, her calling. Ever since she picked up Ian Flemings' Casino Royal her mind was made up. Natalie was going to be a Spy....
Dates: 2022

Threads of Manipulation, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018fall_gibbons_samantha.pdf
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"The poems in Threads of Manipulation revolve around relationships, and are divided into two sections. The first explores familial affection, illness & death. The second addresses the hardship of lost love, and the adjustment to the loneliness of living in a new city." -- Abstract

Dates: 2018

Three Feet Over Boston, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019fall_pouttu_ernest abram.pdf
Overview "The documentary film 'Three Feet Over Boston' explores the issue of sea level rise and how it will affect coastal cities, with a focus on the City of Boston. Boston is currently one of the first cities to proactively prepare for the effects of rising sea levels and the consequent vulnerabilities to flooding and storm surges on the landscape, the infrastructure, and the populations of the city. The film will explore how humans will have to contend with climate change in an age where...
Dates: 2019

Through the looking glass : cultural identity and teaching practice by Charles Jabour., 2015

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Identifier: te_2015spring_jabour_charles.pdf
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"Utilizing a combination of literature review, autoethnography, reflective practice, and interviews with practicing educators, the researcher explores the relationship between educators' cultural identity and teaching practice." --Abstract.

Dates: 2015

Through the words of my neighbor : an exploration of participatory storytelling in public space, 2018

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Identifier: cm_2018summer_amuguni_sharon.pdf
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"Our public spaces are their own microcosm of stories. This thesis is an examination of how public and participatory engagement tactics implemented in public space can work as ample methods of capturing community narratives during a brief moment in time, and how through DIY zine-making, those stories can be used to memorialize a neighborhood's collective identity while in the midst of change." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Timbre Waves of Violent Hues, 2021

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Identifier: pf_2021summer_cruz_cardalda_dorielys.pdf
Overview "Declan Colón Mayhew desperately needs divine intervention. It's not because he's a junior without a real plan for life after college. It has nothing to do with the fact that he's not over his secret ex, a boy whose gentle love Declan doesn't think he deserves. It might not even be because he's not sure what happened last summer, with his mother's broken body and the murder weapon in his hand. Rather, it's because of the death-drenched reoccurring nightmares that lead to him waking up...
Dates: 2021

Tita's Cuba, 2015

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Identifier: cw_2015fall_surarez-rivas_maite.pdf
Overview "This family memoir is a multigenerational story of the aspirations that moved my grandmother's family up and onward, through alternating episodes of opportunities and challenges, and out of one country into another. Events are told in a series of episodes that flow chronologically, beginning with my greatgrandmother's childhood and her marriage at seventeen. Each episode covers significant events in the lives of my great-grandmother and grandmother and includes anecdotal information about...
Dates: 2015

"To Be Heard", 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_barthelemy_steven.pdf
Overview "'To Be Heard' follows an afro-latino poet as he stands at a crossroads between his artistic pursuits and his family. The film is meant to capture the struggle of growing up as the child of an immigrant, weighing the expectations of your family and the expectations one weighs onto oneself. The expectations of higher education pushes people to leave their communities, but this is more difficult to accomplish in a first generation family with no college graduates, especially being from a place...
Dates: 2019

To live and die in EV, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_mancinas_oscar.pdf
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"Anglo, Latino, Afro, Indigenous, and immigrant all struggle and blend with one another for preservation and evolution in El Valle, a sprawling, fictional city in the heart of Arizona." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

To raze the walls I've constructed, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_pitler_marc.pdf
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"A personal photo essay exploring the ways the artist has dealt with, and seeks to move on from, a traumatic childhood. The project juxtaposes two image sequences to convey this process. One uses macro photography to document the different control methods used by the artist in childhood to mitigate the feelings of trauma. The other uses landscapes, photographed during a road trip from Seattle to San Diego. This contrast is intended to signify a broadening of perspective." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

To the Chapel, 2019

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Identifier: sw_2019spring_beatty_marissa.pdf
Overview "To the Chapel is a half-hour network comedy about a young woman in Las Vegas trying to rebel against her family expectations and pursue her own dreams as she starts her photography career at an eclectic wedding chapel on the Strip. Wild Inside is an children's animated television show about an uptight boy who learns to get along with a rambuncious raccoon. Both pilots focus on the theme of finding one's own way in the face of societal pressures as well as the anxieties of starting into the...
Dates: 2019

To the World I Am a Drop of Water, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_montana_christina.pdf
Overview "This collection of short stories focuses primarily on the theme of stasis. Each story features characters trapped by their traumas and anxieties as they search for ways to free themselves from those mental restraints. These stories replicate the way family, friendships, and relationships echo through locations; the way memories fill walls, trees, dust, paper... the way in which the spaces people occupy are constructed of the things we project. While none of the stories are linked, they...
Dates: 2019

Tongue-tied : essays of a self-conscious journey, 2015

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Identifier: cw_2015spring_wells_ashley.pdf
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"Tongue-Tied is a collection of seven linked essays that explore the writer's experiences with generalized anxiety disorder and major depression." --Abstract.

Dates: 2015

Toward a Post-Pandemic Pedagogy: Coming to Grips with the State of Play, 2022

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Identifier: te_2022summer_lecuyer_timothy.pdf
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"This study discusses the devising of an online theatre piece, a totally unique project for the students involved, at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department in Meredith, New Hampshire. It is a first-person account of the motivations, insecurities, and growth inspired by this project for its director and participants. It looks forward to possible applications for a post-pandemic pedagogy." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Towards a Local Media Literacy: Community-Based Understanding in a Globally Connected World, 2022

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Identifier: md_2022summer_stier_cohen_aaron.pdf
Overview "This thesis project documents the process of designing a prototype to help the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) support and regularly engage its individual members. I focused my design prototype on Boston K-12 teachers as a trial demographic, with the understanding that each teaching and media ecosystem has its own unique challenges and context. On NAMLE's website, they define media literacy broadly as "the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using...
Dates: 2022

Toxic Nostalgia, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_burr_patrick.pdf
Overview "In the year since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, drag artists in Boston and across the country have continually adapted their craft to new digital mediums, even as the queer spaces in which they once performed and earned their living close under the economic pressures of the time. 'Toxic Nostalgia' takes place in this liminal space between an idealized pre-pandemic past and an uncertain future. Through elements of documentary, drag, one-woman show and cabaret, the film guides...
Dates: 2021