(Dis) Agreements Section of L'Atalante: Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos Issue 28. This section includes assessments of the topic of censorship and cinematic classicism that serve to correct and update numerous aspects in relation to the real scope and impact of the Hays Code on Hollywood films.
Gilbert, Nora; Jacobs, Lea; Staiger, Janet; Grieveson, Lee; Schaefer, Eric; Maltby, Richard et al.
Undergraduate thesis biographically examining the lives, deaths, and works of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, including their roles as daughters, wives, mothers, and female writers. This thesis has implications for the relevancy and pertinence of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath to literary, gender, and even political studies today as evident in their being namesakes of their crafts, hallmarks of the literary periods in which they wrote, and some of the most recognized and referenced literary names in popular culture.
Undergraduate thesis that is a collection of short stories preceded by critical preface. The preface, which is divided into two sections, contextualizes the function and presence of the modular narrative. The first section explores the criticism of the form and the second section provides contextual examples of contemporary stories which more or less exhibit elements of the modular. This collection entitled "We Were Once All Gentle Creatures" employs the many conventions and elements of the modular story as means to show how the modular replicates the atemporal qualities of human experience.
Undergraduate thesis exploring how the economic collapse of Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2009 has been expressed in literature by Zimbabwean writers. It seeks to establish a connection between the strong-government controls of information in the media and the politicized nature of fiction during this period. It examines the nationalist narrative created by the Zimbabwean government and shows how the works of fiction of writers like Brian Chikwava and Petina Gappah have undermined this narrative by revealing parallel narratives that reveal the spin the government has put on society.
Undergraduate thesis expanding exploring the 1836 captivity narrative "An Authentic Narrative of the Seminole War; and the Miraculous Escape of Mrs. Mary Godfrey, and Her Four Female Children." Unlike Mary Rowlandson's "The Sovereignty and Goodness of God," the anonymously-authored "An Authentic Narrative" is almost certainly fabricated. There are no records of a Mrs. Mary Godfrey being captured and redeemed, or even existing at all. However, like Rowlandson's captivity narrative, it attempts to use a woman's experience of captivity to defend and stabilize a national male identity. "An Authentic Narrative" is a variation on the captivity genre that indicates a shift toward the white fraternal national identity described by Dana E. Nelson, even as the female captive's rescue by an escaped slave and the deaths of the white, male rescuers point to the fundamental incoherence of this national identity.
Undergraduate thesis psychoanalyzing the composer Don Carlo Gesualdo. It focuses on the relationship between the composer and mastery of the musical task. The author examines the life and work of Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, who was commonly referred to as both musician and murderer.
Undergraduate thesis examining representations of media and technology in two contemporary American novels, "White Noise" by Don DeLillo (1985) and "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart (2010), with the goal of elucidating the attributes and significance of the technological contexts in fiction as well as contributing to a broader discussion of its operations on consciousness, society, and the cultural imagination.
Undergraduate thesis exploring criticisms of patriarchy in women's captivity narratives by examining Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1862) and Sarah Wakefield's Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees: A Narrative of Indian Captivity (1862). Both used their socially acceptable roles in order to assert their own ideas regarding the patriarchy. The author concludes that both narratives therefore assert that patriarchal societies did not necessarily produce justice for English or American women who were a part of these societies, or for the Dakota Indians who lived in close contact with a patriarchal society.
Paper investigates how Gertrude Stein uses photographic theory in the formal construction of her literary portraits in order to create an autonomous work of art and an authentic resemblance to her human subjects.
Paper discusses how changing gender roles in the 1920s, particularly for mothers, are depicted in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and how mother figures influence the development of his leading male characters.
Paper argues that Janie, the protagonist of Their Eyes Were Watching God, achieves agency and identity through the act of storytelling rather than through the actions she takes within the story itself.
Paper discusses the ways in which the play Hamlet frames homosocial relationships, arguing that the homosocial relationship of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern serves as a counterpoint to the Neo-Platonic friendship represented by Horatio.