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2011 2016

These five stories present and trouble a question that has been posed in literature from courtly love poetry to Romantic anti-heroes to the writing born of Twentieth Century human and civil rights movements: what if one's individual desires are greater than or different from what she is allowed by her world, or half her conscience? Where should her fidelity lie? Unrepentant transgression and the penance one must endure after such a choice: in one way or another that recognition and impulse, and the aftermath of following it, is the force that moves characters through these stories. The stories are of ...

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Boyer-White, Branden, Mcnally, Thomas, Turchi, Peter, et al.
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2012

After the opening of Japan in the mid-1800s many foreigners flocked to the nation. San Franciscan Helen Hyde (1868-1919) joined the throng in 1899. Unlike many of her predecessors, however, she went as a single woman and was so taken with Japan she made it her home over the span of fourteen years. While a number of cursory studies have been written on Helen Hyde and her work, a wide range of questions have been left unanswered. Issues regarding her specific training, her printmaking techniques and the marketing of her art have been touched on, but never delved into. This ...

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McMurtrey, Shiloh, Brown, Claudia, Baker, Janet, et al.
Created Date
2016

Rusalka and Other Stories is a creative thesis composed of short fiction and the first section of a novel. The two stories - entitled "In Deep" and "The Rain" - are concerned with the troubled relationship between childhood and adulthood, and the complicated network of influences that construct us as human beings. Combining the tools of psychological realism, philosophy, and fabulism, these stories explore the boundary between objective reality and the imagination. The novel, entitled Rusalka, traces four generations of women from pre-World War II Poland to contemporary Chicago. The story begins in 1921 with a powerful Polish woman outside ...

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Celt, Adrienne Michelle, Mcnally, Thomas, Turchi, Peter, et al.
Created Date
2012

The primary objective of this research project is to expand the clarinet repertoire with the addition of four new pieces. Each of these new pieces use contemporary clarinet techniques, including electronics, prerecorded sounds, multiphonics, circular breathing, multiple articulation, demi-clarinet, and the clari-flute. The repertoire composed includes Grant Jahn’s Duo for Two Clarinets, Reggie Berg’s Funkalicious for Clarinet and Piano, Rusty Banks’ Star Juice for Clarinet and Fixed Media, and Chris Malloy’s A Celestial Breath for Clarinet and Electronics. In addition to the musical commissions, this project also includes interviews with the composers indicating how they wrote these works and what ...

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Case-Ruchala, Celeste Ann, Gardner, Joshua, Spring, Robert, et al.
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2016

This thesis paper, Something about Self: Moving the Creative Flow Within, explores the progression of the author's abilities as a facilitator in a creative context through her project presentation SELF(ish): grow(tru)thOUGHT. Along with the subjective assessment of creative facilitation, the underpinnings of the author's creative process and artistic vision are exposed through relevant literature, significant inspirations, personal insight, process comparisons, and imaginative metaphors. The author/artist offers a unique perspective on personal interests collected over the course of her graduate studies. Waugh expounds upon pertinent content such as intuition in creativity, the emotional link to the mind-body connection, dance movement therapy ...

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Waugh, Whitney R., Murphey, Claudia, Fitzgerald, Mary, et al.
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2012

The complexity and interconnectedness of sustainability issues has led to the joining of disciplines. This effort has been primarily within the sciences with minimal attention given to the relationship between science and art. The exclusion of art is problematic since sustainability challenges are not only scientific and technical; they are also cultural, so the arts, as shapers of culture, are critical components that warrant representation. In addition to contributing to the production of culture, arts have also been credited as catalysts for scientific breakthroughs; thus it stands to reason that understanding art-science integration will benefit sustainability’s focus on use-inspired basic ...

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Cardenas, Edgar, Klett, Mark, Minteer, Ben A, et al.
Created Date
2015

Ranging in subject from a Tuareg festival outside Timbuktu to the 1975 "Battle of the Sexes" race at Belmont track to a Mississippi classroom in the Delta flood plains, the poems in The Body Snatcher's Complaint explore the blurring of self hood, a feeling of foreignness within one's own physical experience of the world, in the most intimate and global contexts. Dissertation/Thesis

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Murray, Catherine Corinna, Hogue, Cynthia, Ball, Sally, et al.
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2013

The stories in Backyard Cannibals examine the thin line between connecting with another person and consuming them. They dwell in the intersections of natural and manmade worlds, exploring dislocated bodies, unexpected wildernesses, and the consequences of hunger. Dissertation/Thesis

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Dell, Angela, Turchi, Peter, Pritchard, Melissa, et al.
Created Date
2013

This manuscript of poetry examines the weird and the wonderful of the worlds of science and popular culture. The poems touch on such topics as varied as tabloid inventions, shipwrecks, wandering planets, and Davie Bowie. A focus on figurative language, intriguing vocabulary, and the interesting tidbits of life provide the foundation for the thesis both in individual poems and as a whole. This thesis draws from three years of work and revision as an MFA candidate. It contains sixty poems of varying forms and lengths. Dissertation/Thesis

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Keller, Kathrine, Ball, Sara, Ball, Sara, et al.
Created Date
2014

Holidays. Anniversaries. Cocktail parties. In No One Wants to Be Here and No One Wants to Leave, loneliness surfaces in crowded rooms across America. Having gathered to mark special occasions, the people in these stories instead encounter moments where celebration and sadness intermingle. Dissertation/Thesis

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Albers, Jeffrey, Mcnally, T.M., Pritchard, Melissa, et al.
Created Date
2014

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