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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Trademark Sunshine, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_kobosko_katherine.pdf
Overview "Trademark Sunshine' is a collection of poems by Kate Kobosko that explores the link between place, history, and memory. The poems are set in wildly different locations from Costa Rica to New England (and numerous places in between). The poet explores geography, literal and metaphorical, and what it means to be a visitor in a place. These poems answer questions about what it means to be 'from' a certain place: both a tangible location that can be pointed to on a map, as well as the...
Dates: 2021

Traffic, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_ferguson_margaret.pdf
Overview "Poppy Flower, her name an unfortunate adornment stemming from the full bloom of her parent’s now faded affections, has held the title of Boston Black Cab’s best private car service driver for just over a year, and it’s one she would like to keep. When Mai, a teenager fleeing a human trafficking ring, climbs into the back of Poppy’s cab, Poppy tries to unload the girl and get back to work. Unfortunately, human connections are not shaken off as easily as Poppy wishes, and Mai won’t let help...
Dates: 2018

Trannifesto, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020fall_phillips_elliot.pdf
Overview "Trannifesto is an creative nonfiction essay collection which focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, mental illness, and belonging. These essays range to the extent which they discuss each of these issues: some focus more on gender identity, while others focus more on mental illness. However, tying them all together is the theme that, no matter how marginalized or alienated a person may feel, connection with those around them is always possible -- and, this connection is vital and necessary...
Dates: 2020

Trans Embodiments: Examining Casting Practices in Educational Theater Settings, 2022

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Identifier: th_2022fall_taub_han.pdf
Overview "This paper explores how casting practices in educational theater programs, and the resulting experiences, shape gender identity development for transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming adolescents. To examine this question, I interviewed four transgender and non-binary adolescents who participated as actors in educational theater programs. A two-part thematic analysis was conducted on the interview data; themes surrounding identity discovery, identity negotiation, and...
Dates: 2022

Trapped, 2021

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Identifier: vm_2021fall_kirker_william.pdf
Overview "'Trapped' is an experimental exhibition telling the story of the struggle with coming to terms with your sexuality, examined through the lens of 1970s queer culture and gender performance. The installation chronicles the story of one man, frozen in both time and his personal development, as he attempts to engage with the bright hopefulness of queer expression, only to be tamped down and destroyed by expectations of heteronormativity, addiction and the fear of his own femininity. 'Trapped'...
Dates: 2021

Treasured, 2022

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Identifier: pf_2022fall_neal_lorri.pdf
Overview "Treasured is a contemporary romantic thriller in which two former lovers are reunited in a desperate bid to track down a rare artifact needed to save their lives. This second chance romantic story line features African American characters who initially met at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee nearly 20 years prior. After meeting up again over a dead body they must work together by unraveling the mystery surrounding an antique book believed to contain a map that leads to a fortune in...
Dates: 2022

Tribulation, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_burnette_sally.pdf
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"Tribulation is a pre-apocalyptic collection of poems that experiment with form and genre in examining the intertwinement of various issues, especially religion, gender, and sexuality. At times funny but always serious, it also deals with themes of class, pop culture, trauma, violence, and mental health." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Tricentennial, 2022

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Identifier: pf_2022fall_yeazel_christopher.pdf
Overview "Tricentennial is a sci-fi fantasy novel of approximately 50,000 words. Its protagonist, Marisol Rivera, is a cult survivor who leads a team of space-based commandos in a conflict she and many on Earth believe is being fought to ensure American dominance over the solar system's resources. Her greatest mentor, Michael Goff, is a publicly disgraced former military officer branded as a traitor by her government. As Marisol wrestles with distressing memories from her childhood, she is dispatched...
Dates: 2022

Tulip, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_romein_gregory.pdf
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"The following is a description of the proposed work including narrative summary and major themes of the work. It highlights Romein's project goals, citing the origins of the film and the phenomena that is cryptocurrency while addressing the social, cultural, and personal reasons for undertaking the work." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Turkey Town, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_floyd_aynsley.pdf
Overview "Turkey Town is a documentary short that examines the recent population explosion of wild turkeys in urban areas in and around Boston. The film covers the history of the wild turkey population in Massachusetts, from extirpation in the mid 19th century through the intentional repopulation effort made by a government agency in the 1970's, to today, as the birds encroach upon urban spaces. Turkey Town addresses deeper philosophical questions about humanity's responsibility towards other species...
Dates: 2022

Turn around, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018summer_jin_cheng.pdf
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"Turn Around is a comedy about a young man falling in love with a stranger that he finds online. He is addicted to the beautiful bubble the social network creates for him. But the bubble breaks the first time he meets this girl in person." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Turn the Siren On, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_munn_brady.pdf
Overview "Turn the Siren On is a collection of linked short stories that explores life in a small town and how living in such a place informs the relationships and connections one has with themselves as well as those around them. Each story examines some form of loss and how that changes and shapes the characters. Some of the stories attempt to show the ways in which loss can unravel a person and ripple through generations while others demonstrate how losing someone or something can open our eyes to...
Dates: 2021

Twenty Volume Deathtape, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019fall_latimer_reid.pdf
Overview "Twenty Volume Deathtape is a collection of poetry and experimental prose concerning the alienation, paranoia, and loss inherent under contemporary techno-capitalism. In the face of the looming climate disaster and mass extinction events, this collection grasps at the possibility of new modes of symbolic association via contemporary philosophies, psyc hoanalytic theories, technologies, and the great wealth of information concerning both recent history and deep cosmic timescales. Perhaps this...
Dates: 2019

Two Headed Animals, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023fall_crefeld_jonathan.pdf
Overview "Two Headed Animals is a 32-minute film about youth, loss, the cruelty of moving on, and the strange shapes we have to make in love with one another, over and over, no matter how painful. A young woman dreams of running away to a perfect future with her girlfriend–when it all goes horribly wrong on a dark highway, she enters the terrifying real world, and the life of another desperate stranger, in one infinite NJ night. It is also an attempt to make and market a space in between features and...
Dates: 2023

Ugly Sweater, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_musgrove_lauren.pdf
Overview "The subconcious [sic] mind is an inspiring, exciting, and sometimes haunting place. This project explores the anxieties of an ambitious teenage girl on the cusp of transitioning from high school to college. Stop-motion animation visualizes her inner fears and a dream world where she takes a stand for herself. This thesis documents the film's progress from idea to creation, and the research and inspirations in the realms of dreams, memories, nonlinear dramatic structure, and the element of...
Dates: 2023

Ultramarinus, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023spring_jackens_nolita.pdf
Overview "A young captain is mutinied for crimes she didn't commit on an island teeming with untamable magic. She soon realizes she's far from alone in this new land and seems to be the only traveler who retained her memory prior to arriving, something that ties her to eccentric Marcel who's been in the same predicament for many years. As our Captain Crostaff navigates the bonds of trust and companionship within a fluid reality she has to learn the value of them both if she ever wants to set sail...
Dates: 2023

Unconventional language in autism spectrum disorder : associations with child characteristics and adult outcomes, 2018

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Identifier: cd_2018spring_maeda_mika.pdf
Overview "Children with autism spectrum disorder often use unconventional language (e.g., echolalia, stereotyped speech). However, based on the existing literature, it remains unclear whether unconventional language is best understood as a marker of developmental achievement or a problematic behavior. The present investigation is comprised of three smaller studies, each using an existing longitudinal dataset. Study 1 revealed that young children with high levels of clinician-observed unconventional...
Dates: 2018

Undecided/Shimmer, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_washburn_nicholas.pdf
Overview "UNDECIDED is an absurd comedy series, set in the world of college admissions, exploring whether outcasts, in an increasing categorized world, can find their own purpose. Through the lens of an admissions counselor, and outcast in his own right, the series contemplates whether the directionless can provide guidance, possibility, and hope to their community while also searching for the same. SHIMMER is a sci-fi drama series set within the toxicity of high school, examining burdgeoning [sic]...
Dates: 2021

Under maintenance, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_seifert_matthew.pdf
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"An interactive story that unfolds over the course of a work week. The game is designed as an exercise to explore whistleblower ethics. The user is also challenged to consider their own identity as they discover a world unfamiliar to them." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Under the Honey Locusts, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_pate_katharine.pdf
Overview "Kakie Pate's Under the Honey Locusts is a collection of poems that largely examines the human experience as it relates to the natural, spiritual and religious world. Topics such as mental and physical health (and the lack thereof) as well as elements of place come into play at times to help explore human to human, human to self, and human to nature relationships. The collection's title stems from Pate's life in Boston living on a hilly street lined with Honey Locust trees, a habitat from...
Dates: 2021