The Modern era, roughly the time between 1860-1930, brought about a
significant restructuring of artistic mediums. From the canvas to the page, artists of the
twentieth century turned towards collaboration as a means by which they could
reconfigure their works. Painters, writers, and dancers, borrowed aesthetic techniques
from one another...
In their respective novels, The House Behind the Cedars (1900) and
Passing (1929), both Charles Chesnutt and Nella Larsen utilize racial
passing, the process of a mixed-race individual living as "white," to
explore the relations between black and white people during early-twentieth century America. This thesis specifically argues that
The popularity and pervasiveness of eugenic discourse during the modernist
period in England and Ireland raised many questions about race, class, and gender.
While Hitler's Nazi "experiment" ultimately demonstrated the consequences of
implementing eugenic ideas, forcing eugenicists to abandon, or at least mask, their
theories, the eugenics movement before World...
The development and maintenance of a family achievement
theme was analyzed using two dramas: Long Day's Journey Into Night
by Eugene O'Neill and A Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Three
propositions were tested: 1) The development of a family achievement
theme involves a transaction between individual personality needs...
The present experiment examined children's memory for stereotypic
and non-stereotypic sex role content in their reading material.
Twenty-four male and twenty-four female fifth grade subjects read
two short stories, each depicting a male and female character who
exhibited an equal number of masculine and feminine traits and
behaviors. Results of...
Asynthesis & Act is a signiﬁcant intervention into the discourse of the sublime.
Through a deep investigation of the critical metaphysics of Immanuel Kant, the ﬁrst
chapter of this thesis puts forth the claim that the sublime is a radical experience
that occasions a possibility for the individual to commit...
Ms. Miles is Missing—the beginning of a novel—is the story of a woman who, in her early thirties comes to realize that the life she is living is not the life she wants. She yearns for her lost childhood, and tries to come to terms with her mother’s death. Martha...
The purpose of the study was to attempt to develop a methodological
approach which would tap the contribution of the literary
artist to the understanding of human behavior. It was assumed that
a content analysis of the social attitudes expressed in fiction would
yield data which was complimentary, if not...
This essay is an exploration of identity formation and expression. Humanity's
identity formations create the orientations and languages with which we use to
create our knowledge and understanding of the surrounding external environment
(both social and physical) and our internal environment (psychological). This
essay traces the sources of identity formation...