Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

This project is a feminist exploration of the muse as a cultural icon, and of the relationship dynamic between artists and their muses, using specific twentieth century photographers and their models as examples. The pairs discussed are Lee Miller and Man Ray, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and Charis Wilson and Edward Weston.

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Fanguy, Rachel Marie, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Fahlman, Betsy, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

The following study is an attempt to analyze the idea of the abject through the grotesque representation of the female body in contemporary visual art. The focus of the paper will remain within the scheme of the modern Western ideology of physical female beauty, social affirmations, and restraints. My hypothesis is that the grotesque imagery of the female body in modern art redefines beauty and liberates the female subject by turning the gaze upon itself. The proposition of this study emerges from Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject as it applies to the viewer and the viewed. There is a ...

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Willson, Ariane Lolita, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Miller, April, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

This honors thesis project combines the research of regional marketing trends in international film posters and game packaging designs with a creative application of that research. The thesis consists of 4 main sections. The first section includes background research on film poster marketing design approaches and summary of international guidelines for game packaging standards. The second part contains an analysis of selected global film posters from all genres leading up to Disney/Pixar movies, and also a few popular video game packaging designs. The research is then be applied to 3 designs based on regional trends in the largest hubs of ...

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Adivikolanu, Harika Sruthi, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Viles, Rebecca, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

A creative project was made in the form of a movie. The video portrays the corruption of children through media and pop culture's influence. From this, we created the ideas of the Superhero Complex, Princess Complex, and Quasi-fairytale life.

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Evans, Chanel Nicole, Clayson, Danielle, Switzer, Heather, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Art is an inherent concept instilled in human nature, which utilizes the abilities of the creative mind to invent. Art has served many purposes in the history of mankind, including, but not limited to story telling, entertainment, decoration, exploration, propaganda, education, and therapy. The primary aim of this creative project was to explore the importance of the art, as a creative process, as a way to supplement academic endeavors. The idea derived from an observation made by myself that contemporary regard for art has been on a decline, which made me question if I also value art as much as ...

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Sun, Sean Yu-Hsiang, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Chandler, Douglas, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Prince Shendi is a novella set in the semi-fictional continent of Great Africa, specifically in a proud and prosperous region called Serengeti. Our story follows the thrilling adventure of Serengeti’s king-to-be, the young and naive Shendi. When Kovalu, the mighty king of Serengeti and Shendi’s father, passes away due to old age, Shendi is thrust into the gauntlet of responsibility in an early and unprepared state. After a short foray as the amateur king heavily assisted by the tenured members of Serengeti’s Plain Council, Shendi encounters disaster that results in the death of an important council representative and the young ...

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Revelle, Lucas Benjamin, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Viles, Rebecca, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Over the course of this paper, the overall role and effect street art has on a city and its development will be discussed. It will touch generally on the topic of street art history and how it stems from graffiti practices. While also mentioning two well known street artists that changed how the form can be perceived and applied to the streets, ultimately being a factor in growing city environments. The difference in definitions of street art and graffiti will also be discussed with reference to its overall subjectiveness, followed by street arts interconnectedness with the law. This will lead ...

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Richards, Sarah Renae, Kelley, Jason, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

With each new Disney princess being hailed as finally representing a strong, positive female role model, the images presented by older princesses come into question. This investigation delves into the messages put forth by the Disney princess films and the way in which these ideas are developed within each of their movies. By defining the core of feminism to revolve around agency and the freedom of choice available to the women in the films, each princess’ adherence to feminist values was analyzed. All current and expected Disney princesses were evaluated (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, ...

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Ferrero Mendoza, Vanessa Cristina, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Kitch, Sally, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Victor Hugo crafted a relationship with architecture that demonstrated his nuanced experience of the “harmony” of historical monuments, as exemplified in the novel Notre-Dame de Paris. In the first chapter, I will introduce the largest aspect of Notre-Dame de Paris’ contradictory nature: its role as both historian and revolutionary. The Gothic’s rise to prominence is traceable in Notre-Dame, and Hugo presented the edifice as proof of France’s enduring cultural significance. Notre-Dame was just as influential in its revolutionary capacity: Hugo believed that the cathedral acted as an invigorating force to the medieval public and was a vital component of revolutions ...

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Heidinger, Sedona Lee, Codell, Julie, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

This paper explores the contested relationships between nature, culture, and gender. In order to analyze these relationships, we look specifically at outdoor recreation. Furthermore, we employ poststructuralist feminist theory in order to produce three frameworks; the first of which is titled Mother Nature’s Promiscuous Past. Rooted in Old World and colonial values, this framework illustrates the flawed feminization of nature by masculinity, and its subsequent extortion of anything related to femininity — including women and nature itself. This belief barred women from nature, resulting in a lack of access for women to outdoor recreation. Our second framework, titled The Pleasurable ...

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Polick-Kirkpatrick, Kaelyn, Downing, Haley Marie, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.