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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Breeding Ground, 2019

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Identifier: sw_2019spring_gacita_joshua.pdf
Overview "Breeding Ground is a political horror story that reflects on the experiences and anxieties that come with growing up within traditional, heteronormative, male-dominated groups. It's a mediation on how American boys with privilege are raised in America and indoctrinated with certain values that can often be taken to a violent extreme. My work throughout this program has used the horror and science fiction genres to explore social and political issues such as class struggle, racism, the...
Dates: 2019

Bridging divides : catalyzing issue engagement using affective media, 2017

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Identifier: cm_2017summer_fryburg_jesse.pdf
Overview "This project was designed to test the efficacy of a purely affective model of issue-based communication, representing a context-based innovation in a social sector that has traditionally relied upon informative, fact-based public appeals. Using music and humor as primary affective hooks, this project sought to raise awareness of the need for civics education in Greater Boston, and, in doing so, increase demand for its provision. More specifically, this experiment sought to test whether...
Dates: 2017

Bridging the Digital Divide: Reuniting Actors with their Audiences in Virtual Performance, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_stouter_billie.pdf
Overview ""Limitations foster creativity. Tell an artist to paint anything, and he may struggle, but tell him to create something specific, in a set amount of time, for a certain audience, and these constraints might well push him to produce something he might never have come up with on his own." – John C. McCrae This article explores creative strategies for mitigating the challenges of virtual performance (as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) to reunite audiences and actors. By utilizing technology...
Dates: 2021

Bring me to life, 2019

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Identifier: sw_2019spring_marini_nicholas.pdf
Overview "BRING ME TO LIFE is a crime thriller about a transgender private investigator searching for her dead partner's missing teenage daughter. The investigator soon uncovers a child trafficking ring run by politicians. It focuses on themes of identity, infrastructure, the spoiling of innocence and the struggle against power, with expressions of a mental state on the screen, graphic violence and assault, and transformative experiences. The script aims for authentic representations of minority...
Dates: 2019

Bringing Change, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020fall_herth_brittany.pdf
Overview "In 2009, I chose to study homelessness as part of an assignment for my Media Ethic's course at Emerson College. For the next five years, I continued to explore the political, social, and economic challenges that undermined social progress in addressing homelessness in the United States. As of 2020, the challenge of reducing homelessness in the United States has not been met and experts fear that the Covid-19 pandemic will accelerate the existing crisis of homelessness in America." --...
Dates: 2020

Broken Little Beauties, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020fall_feller_brian.pdf
Overview "'Broken Little Beauties' is a collection of stories, each exploring the struggles of their flawed characters and worlds. These stories vary both in size and genre, ranging from literary to fantasy to strange fiction (and spreading across flash fiction, short story, and novelette). Follow the disturbing cyclical nature of life in 'Two Shawls,' and the struggles of an abused boy who's dream blurs with reality in 'The Woods, the Spider,' and join Markus's hunting trials on the dangerous island...
Dates: 2020

Bulletproof Bandit, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_derveloy_madeleine.pdf
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"Bulletproof Bandit is a female led dystopian short film that follows Bandit as she finds her voice in a world of chaos. This story is grounded in the need for Bandit to get life saving medicine for her sister Luna, with the help of their friend Mirah. However, at its core, it explores the world of passive and active resistance, survival, living life, and the powerful role of art in a broken society." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Buttercup, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_starkey_samantha.pdf
Overview "A twelve-year-old Polish immigrant arrives in Brooklyn in 1953, facing a set of hardships that are disctinctly quieter than those her family faced in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. From childhood to marriage to old age, Mary attempts to rectify the trauma of her wartime childhood, particularly the events surrounding the Warsaw Rising, with her experience as an American woman—including sexual violence, as well as innumerable smaller acts of aggression—in the latter half of the twentieth and the early...
Dates: 2020

Buttercup, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_novack_sarah.pdf
Overview "This thesis is the first third of my novel, titled Buttercup. It is a young adult high fantasy novel immersed in Jewish mythology. The story follows sixteen-year-old Opal living in a high fantasy world, called Medina. The people of Medina have supernatural powers, and there are four varieties—serafers (powers based on fire), seviaths (powers based on water), solems (powers based on earth), and spirahs (powers based on air). Non-supernatural people are called commons, but they have an...
Dates: 2023

By any other name : a feminist anthology for fangirls, 2015

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Identifier: cw_2015spring_rivera_jennifer.pdf
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Book proposal for an anthology of feminist academic and personal essays involving women in geek and sports fandom. For the purposes of this project, the term "geek" applies to fans of comics, video games, science fiction, and fantasy. --Abstract.

Dates: 2015

By My Own Hand: A Master's Poetry Manuscript, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022fall_wagner_jennifer.pdf
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"This thesis project is a 40-page poetry manuscript written largely in free verse. The poems focus on relationships in all forms—family, friends, lovers—, gender issues, evangelical faith reckoning, and the natural world. Throughout the collection the speaker grapples with finding and exercising their voice." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Bystander, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016fall_dugan_andrew.pdf
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"The poems in Bystander hold the private spaces in our lives up to the light. This examination yields a reconsideration of what we assume mundane, but also shows us the things we thought were solid are perhaps fluid--perhaps a mirage. Relationships between people and objects are explored, as well as the relationship among the mind, the body and consciousness that can elude us all." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Call Home, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_cohen_elise.pdf
Overview "How isolated can we feel in a foreign country? How much do we feel the need to constantly stay connected with our family? And how do we cope with the fear of losing the traditions transmitted by our loved ones? Working with a collection of Home movies filmed by my grandfather from his time in Morocco, and a series of recordings of conversations I've had with my grandmother, Call Home reflects on the preservation and transmission of the memory taking the form of a visual poem." --...
Dates: 2023

"Can You Hear Me Now?": Perspectives on Speech-Language Teletherapy from Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders, 2022

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Identifier: cd_2022summer_powell_lauren.pdf
Overview "The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in countless speech-language pathologists and clients with communication disorders transitioning to the use of telepractice for speech-language pathology services. Using a qualitative approach, the current study examines client satisfaction with the receipt of teletherapy services. It provides first-person perspectives from adults with neurogenic communication disorders who received remote speech and language therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This...
Dates: 2022

Capturing unconventional language use over time in individuals on the autism spectrum: A preliminary study, 2021

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Identifier: csd_2021spring_arnold_rachel.pdf
Overview "The language expression of children on the autism spectrum has often been described as atypical or unusual. However, little is known about how this unconventional use of language changes over time and how it may relate to adult outcomes. This qualitative study provides a longitudinal language analysis of seven unconventional language features in three individuals across the spectrum. Video recordings of participants at three time points were transcribed and coded for each linguistic...
Dates: 2021

Care is an Incision, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_meneghin_livia.pdf
Overview "'Care is an Incision' explores self-care and self-preservation in the event of a severing—what does it mean when a painful act, like letting someone go or undergoing surgery, are necessary for wellness and safety? In 2019, I was diagnosed with cancer and was left behind by someone I cared for very dearly. This manuscript experiments with form to push the boundaries of memory; I rely on the ghazal's repetition to mirror the obsessiveness of anxiety and the depression of sitting in what is...
Dates: 2021

Ceylon, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_brown_kaleigh.pdf
Overview "High-achieving Manhattan-native Mulan is supposed to go to Princeton. She's not supposed to think about her crazy Aunt Tabitha's suspected suicide. However, it's hard not to, when Tabitha is sending her messages from the other side. The signs seem to lead to Hawthorne College's mysterious summer program in the jungle. The program not only allegedly involves magic, but it's also highly competitive with students sent home every week. If Mulan wants to learn the truth about her aunt, she'll...
Dates: 2020

Characters in the trees, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016spring_bercovici_elizabeth.pdf
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The spiritual adventure of a young woman who goes to teach English for a year in China.--Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Charlie Parker and the Mystic Mountain, 2019

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Identifier: pf_2019spring_bruno_daniel.pdf
Overview "'Charlie Parker and the Mystic Mountain' is a middle-grade fantasy adventure novel set in a Narnia-like world. Charlie Parker is a 12-year-old boy living in a normal town at the foot of a mystical mountain. He wishes he was anyone else, living anywhere else. His only safe haven is the dojo, where he practices karate and meditation—a road his mom started him on before she died giving birth to his little sister. Everything changes for Charlie when he finds a magic key from the hidden world on...
Dates: 2019

Chasing Shadows in Barrowed Light, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023fall_danish_elahi_safina.pdf
Overview "Chasing Shadows in Borrowed Light is a work of fiction that deals with friendships and mental health across countries. A group of four friends who went to school together separate following a painful event, are thrown far apart from each other. In an attempt to disengage, three leave the country, while one stays back. The story begins when one of them reaches out to another announcing she would not be around any longer. The novel deals with complex issues such as molestation, childhood...
Dates: 2023