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    Masters Thesis
    Salinas, Tomas
    A Garden of Roses is a novela Chicana about a group of young people growing up in a predominantly working class, Mexican-American barrio in Northern California. The pieces in this collection attempt to blend, or “amasar,” on many fronts, to exist with . . .
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    Lanatti Shen, Jennifer
    Due to its heavy emphasis on student creativity and diversity in communication styles, multimodality is a useful vehicle for practicing equitable pedagogies in the classroom. This thesis provides a practical method of implementing equitable multimodal . . .
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    Funk, Kami
    Gone Baby Gone focuses its lens on the emotional toll of a broken family, abuse, and loss. It tackles harsh subjects, including kidnapping and human trafficking, while still maintaining a sense of hope. Esther Esparza’s sixteen-year-old brother Antoni . . .
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    Franklin Turner, Janice
    The history of the United States has been fraught with contradictions that challenge the meaning of the values we have always professed. Despite it all, Black and other minoritized people have persevered, making lives within the conditions that they h . . .
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    Calderon, Erica
    Through a poststructuralist lens, this thesis deconstructs character interiority in modernist literature to locate the subjective experience of the modern individual amid the cultural and social shifts of the early twentieth century. By doing so, this . . .
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    Brown, Steven V.
    A social commentary focused upon racism, politics, gender inequality, sexual exploitation and the effect of archetypes upon cultural psychology, Carnival Songs is a novel that attempts to highlight the negative aspects of American social orders that h . . .
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    Brennan, Nicholas
    This novel is about a group of friends who discover their individual past lives and find enlightenment. They rely on their experiences to come together to fight the Devil and his evil Underworlder Army, helping humanity pass through the Great Filter a . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Bland, Kayli
    The recent death of George Floyd sparked civil unrest and protest in every major city across the United States as well as internationally. The American people called for justice, not only for Floyd but for all the Black men, women, and children wrongf . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Baker, Sean
    By examining trans-corporeal, material activity within the battlefield and home-front environments of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, this study argues that trauma awakens protagonist Paul Baumer to the vitality of things and th . . .
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    Arend, Ashlyn
    A collection of poetry, tangible mouth explores the associative power of both language and silence from a highly visual aesthetic. While the collection as a whole speaks about spaces both liminal and domestic, landscapes that are both real and imagine . . .
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    Peet, Laura
    Wuthering Heights is one of the most beloved novels to have come out of the Victorian period. According to Patsy Stoneman, “Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are…still the third and fourth most borrowed books from British public libraries” (236). Possib . . .
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    Jones-Bey, Ali Chaya
    This thesis consists of the author's analysis of themes of eros and ecology in the poetic works of Lucille Clifton, June Jordan, and Nayyirah Waheed.
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    Bronson, Megan Leona
    This project explores three different forms of discourse in American drag queen culture. It seeks to understand different ways that drag queen culture heals itself, is misrepresented in modern media, and how drag discourse is an opportunity to engage . . .
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    César Roberto Olivas
    Using the framework of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Conceptual Blending this paper aims to show how Spanish-speaking ghost story tellers think and talk about death, the afterlife, and ghosts. Based on the language of personal supernatural experience . . .
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    Colin James Flynn
    The setting for Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is the American-Mexican southwest borderlands in the middle of the nineteenth century. McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, meanwhile, takes place in the same region at the end of the twentieth century. I . . .
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    Zoe Elizabeth Dumas
    As technology becomes ever-prevalent in modem society and our lives are documented for all to see on a daily basis, it is more important than ever that we understand the role of narrative in our media. This project explores works of horror fiction tha . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Melissa Thea Valk
    This thesis dissects the role of melancholic imagery and religion in Alfred Tennyson’s poetry, with a special focus on his magnum opus, In Memoriam A.H.H (1850) and how the use of melancholy and religion act as rhetorical tropes in conveying the depth . . .
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    Nikolas Paul Bunton
    The aim of this thesis is to explore and analyze David Lynch’s films noir through a psychoanalytic lens, predominantly employing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories to dissect and explicate these films. This thesis defines and explores wha . . .
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    Vang, Linda.
    The Hmong are undergoing a process of acceptance and rejection in forming their new Hmong American identities. As borderlands citizens, the Hmong’s new identities reflect the bicultural communities around them, and therefore, exemplify both Hmong a . . .