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Electronic thesis

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Checking Behavior, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_currell_anna.pdf
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"'Checking Behavior' is a nonfiction collection of essays written by MFA student Anna Currell. The work is a collection of humorous essays about the writer's experience in therapy and relationship she forms with her therapist. After a breakup, the writer has trouble sleeping and seeks therapy to find out that she has something much bigger to learn about herself." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

Cheek to Cheek, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_bradley_christopher.pdf
Overview "Cheek to Cheek is a romantic comedy thriller which tells a story of finding love while outrunning that which threatens to destroy it – in this case, a vengeful soon to be husband of the protagonist's former lover. The story is a dramatization of the corporate existence and the quest for self-satisfaction and liberation through preternatural machinations of fortune and luck, where characters dream to the heights of casino towers and sums of magazine sweepstakes. This project adds to the...
Dates: 2021

Chinese Student Assimilation at Emerson College: An Analysis of CHUANG Stage, 2020

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Identifier: te_2020spring_zheng_shuyu.pdf
Overview "With an increasing number of Chinese students studying in the United States, there is an observable phenomenon in which they tend to create their own community in order to secure a sense of cultural belonging. This thesis explores the process of establishing a theater group, emerging out of an interest in the possibilities of adapting Chinese theatrical works in a way that better connects various ethnic and cultural groups. Through in-depth interviews with different team members of a...
Dates: 2020

Chosen Permanence, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_cubilette_genesis.pdf
Overview "Gathered here, in a collection of narratives, is a personal reflection on the post-traumatic lived experience of survivors of sexual violence. Chosen Permanence challenges the portrayal of sexual violence that centers rape, by offering an incisive look at what is achieved when survivors are provided a safe space to speak up. The decorative but necessary elements of this project include: first-person narration that is applied to every story as a way for survivors to stand as one in an...
Dates: 2023

Citizen TALES Commons: The Transformative Power of Collective Voice in Academia, 2019

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Identifier: cm_2019summer_rapti_vassiliki_.pdf
Overview "Citizen TALES* Commons is an intersectional research and media project encompassing civic media design, civic dramaturgy, interdisciplinary research, textual criticism, storytelling and curatorial studies. Fueled by institutional critique —especially in today's academia in the United States, characterized by an adjunct underclass and the decline of the humanities— and committed to social justice and the democratic values, Citizen TALES Commons aspires to offer an innovative, holistic...
Dates: 2019

Club girls, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016spring_dasilva_emily.pdf
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Full-length manuscript of personal memoir, which touches upon the universal themes of death, loss, aging, friendship, and human connectivity.--Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Coding Conventions for Unconventional Language: A Reliability Study, 2023

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Identifier: cd_2023spring_davis_luke.pdf
Overview "Unconventional language describes spoken utterances that are idiosyncratic in nature and do not follow neurotypical social conventions surrounding the form, content, and/or use of language. These language forms are of high interest to autistic individuals and their families, in addition to autism researchers, clinicians, and educators. Luyster, Zane, and Wisman Weil (2022) suggested an operational framework to describe and categorize these language forms, but further study is required to...
Dates: 2023

Collections, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_googins_alicia.pdf
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"This thesis collection comprises three sections: 1) the beginning chapters of my memoir-in-progress, The School, about my experience growing up in an unusual spiritual organization, 2) a collection of Vignettes and Essays on parenting, and 3) a group of profiles and humor pieces." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Colour, 2010

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Identifier: vm_2010summer_mukerjee_mohijit.pdf
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"Colour is a twelve minute still image short film. The film portrays a unique relationship between a young girl and a toy seller and the influence of his tales with moral lessons on the girl's outlook to life. She breaks the shackles that is imposed on her by her parents and learns to embrace life and especially youth." -- Abstract

Dates: 2010

Communication and Life Participation Outcomes of a Recreational Sailing Program for Adults with Aphasia, 2019

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Identifier: cd_2019spring_callahan_colleen.pdf
Overview "We investigated the effects of a 10-week recreational sailing program on communication, quality of life, and confidence for two individuals with chronic mild-moderate aphasia. This study employed a pretest/posttest design in which the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination, the Assessment for Living with Aphasia, two discourse prompts, and an adapted Communication Confidence Questionnaire were administered to participants before and after the intervention period. Intervention consisted of a...
Dates: 2019

Communities Love Art ('The CLA') non-profit business plan, 2017

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Identifier: te_2017spring_brown_shani.pdf
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"This project is a business plan for the creation of a Community Arts and Learning Center that offers more than traditional after-school programming. The center will include a recording studio, a theatre, a café, various performing art classes, technology and social media based classes, clothing design and much more. The products in the center will be made, sold by, and for the benefit of the people who live in the Boston community." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Community storytelling guide : best practices to convey stories about migration, 2018

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Identifier: cm_2018summer_gupta_aakanksha.pdf
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"Community Storytelling Guide on Migration is a digital resource to support community storytellers and mediamakers in being better prepared to work with a wide range of migrants to share their stories online. This guide is intentional in its usage of the word migration, a practice which is an essential part of human existence and survival. We migrate for different reasons, and stories can be a powerful means of understanding those nuances of migration." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Comparing divergent creativity in children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers, 2017

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Identifier: cd_2017summer_mcclintock_kelly.pdf
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"This study explored how 6-12-year-old children with and without ASD approach divergent creativity and formation of novel ideas using an online survey. Both concrete and abstract images were studied." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Confronting Challenges Facing International Graduate Students: The Impact of Using Documentary Theatre to tell Their Stories, 2023

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Identifier: te_2023summer_archer_lemar.pdf
Overview "Substantial research has emphasized the various challenges faced by international graduate students when adjusting to pursuing academic studies in the United States. This qualitative study examines the challenges and experiences of four (4) international graduate students at a U.S. liberal arts college in the northeast. The study further examines the impact of engaging two (2) international students along with myself in the process of devising a documentary theatre performance to tell the...
Dates: 2023

Connected Pedagogy in Theatre Training: Embodiment, Empowerment and Empathy, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_bernfeld_eve.pdf
Overview "Can American theatre training in the 21st Century shed its psychology-based, Cartesian-influenced, hierarchical structure and instead work toward co-engagement, co-learning and co-liberation of students and teachers? The Coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and Youth Climate movements, demands an examination of traditional power hegemonies, including in the training of theatre artists. This qualitative inquiry and associated grounded research looks at the...
Dates: 2021

Consumed, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_turner_sloan.pdf
Overview "An original, psychological horror film about a young girl, Sasha, who envisions an ominous monster lurking in her home after her mother comes back from an extended hospital stay. Formatted as a 15-minute short, the film will explore Sasha’s inner turmoil as she witnesses her family dynamic crumble in the face of a physically disabled mother and emotionally distraught father. The application of horror to this context is used to explore the societal issues of prescription drug abuse/addiction...
Dates: 2018

Convergence: Stories from the Red Island, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019fall_chen_christine hiu-tung.pdf
Overview "When people ask me where I'm from, they get a few seconds of silence from me. What do you tell people if you were born in one place, grew up in another, and live elsewhere? How did you end up where you are now? Who are you? Where do you belong? Those were questions that translated into six stories in this collection. They are populated by dislocated characters who grapple with identity and race while navigating complex familial relationships. The stories are set in Madagascar, known to the...
Dates: 2019

Coventry Carol, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020fall_rubin_rebecca.pdf
Overview "The goal of this thesis is to provide a thorough interrogation of memory and place from a personal point of view. Within this collection of poems, the town of Coventry, Rhode Island and its impact on my life is investigated, along with familial relationships, death, catholic school, and antisemitism that I have experienced and meditated on. Each poem offers a snapshot of a memory and is as accurate as my mind will allow. The way that returning to a place evokes memory is something that...
Dates: 2020

CRANE: A Case for a New Era of College Radio Engagement in the Digital Age, 2018

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Identifier: cm_2018fall_goldberg_lindsy.pdf
Overview "This project advocates for college radio stations to unify in a new digital space in order to maintain relevancy, re-evaluate their value propositions and form a plan for sustainability in the digital age. With radio engagement and listenership transitioning to more customizable spaces such as streaming platforms, college radio's clear benefits are now more immediately evident to individual participants as opposed to listeners. College radio participants often cite the experience of...
Dates: 2018

Crane Wife, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_machugh_lily.pdf
Overview "In this speculative work of fiction, we follow a split narrative of a lonely girl named Jenny in a punk scene in the tristate area and a woman named Koda trying to escape a pocket dimension created by a man calling himself god. Through Jenny we see the beginnings of a cult and tendrils of the supernatural inching in. In Koda's narrative, we are left to deal with the aftermath, and watch as she tries to break free. Koda finds herself again as she journeys beyond the cult's compound, with the...
Dates: 2023