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Death In Paradise Lost
This thesis is an examination of the role that death plays in Paradise Lost. I argue that Milton's conception of death is a unified presentation of a complex but singular theological idea. My analysis examines the ways ...
At Play In Her Clearing: Centering The Personal Experience Of Disability Within Irigarayan Philsophy
From a theoretical perspective, the disabled woman can be seen as `doubly othered' within patriarchal culture. Because the disabled woman faces this dual otherness, she is barred from both masculine language and able-bodied ...
Lilith Rising: American Gothic Fiction And The Evolution Of The Female Hero In Sarah Wood's Julia And The Illuminated Baron, E.D.E.N. Southworth's The Hidden Hand, And Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The construction and gendered identity of the female hero has long been a pressing concern of feminist criticism. A female hero capable of sustaining a role as a central protagonist in terms of complexity of character and ...
The Drag Paradox
Why are so many of us intent on defining ourselves in terms of those anatomically well-protected, discrete, and proportionally insignificant parts of our bodies we choose to keep covered up in the first place? Drag, the ...
Resisting Commodification (with Friends!): Facebook And Consumer Culture
Is participating in the Facebook phenomenon (or can it become) politically resistant - even revolutionary? Or are social networking websites merely another form of commodified capitalist consumerism? In this thesis, I ...
Negotiated Authorship: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Professional Writer Job Postings
This qualitative study (a rhetorical/discourse analysis) explores the genre of job postings, particularly postings for writing-related jobs in the financial services sector, to determine how words like "author" and "writer" ...
A Multi-functional Essay Prompt For State Mandated Assessments
A State-mandated assessment of high school English composition skills can be a trying experience for sophomore basic writers. Because students must construct a text-supported argument around the State's choice of theme, ...
How to Change Electric Guitar Strings
How to Change Electric Guitar Strings in 12 Simple Steps!
Recollecting Memory, Reviewing History: Trauma In Asian North American Literature
My dissertation focuses on representations of traumas in select eight Asian North American novels. I attempt to draw attention to this underrepresented issue of the Asian minority's traumatic experiences. Trauma in my ...
Frantic Fathers And Misplaced Mothers: Hegemonic Patriarchal Reinforcement Of The Traditional Family In American Film
Movies play an integral part in the formation of cultural identity and therefore should be subject to critical examination. This study examines the roles of mothers and fathers in films by looking at several basic techniques ...