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    Masters Thesis
    Baez, Stefani
    This paper demonstrates that the findings of Black Feminist Theory run parallel to the themes of selected novels by famed black female authors such as: Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker. These authors address core theore . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Brown, Aaron M.
    This study explores the concept of mythic monstrosity and how John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) used it within his own literature. It analyzes the concept of evil in literary creatures by looking at the traits that they exhibit in medieval li . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Garcia, Javier
    This paper analyzes the representation of the city in Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus. The competitive conflict between the characters Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Mozart of the play, two classical composers competing for the adulation of Emperor Joseph . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Herzberg, Christopher
    In the early 1930s, a group of writers met each week and discussed their literary works in progress. The types of support varied from confidence builder to constructive criticism from fellow writers. Many times, Tolkien and Lewis’s discourse resulted . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Lingenfelter, Laura
    The iconography of ancient Maya art addresses Maya mythology and communicates the Maya belief system. The decipherment of Maya glyphs has contributed to the understanding of the historical circumstances of much of ancient Maya art; however, the art is . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Simmons, Meredith
    Although frequently remembered as theatrical entertainment, the works of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II also serve as a lasting way to measure the impact of history on culture and vice versa. From Oklahoma! to the Sound of Music, each Rodger . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Stansberry, Jr., Reese Eldon
    Because the nature of instruction in Ancient Greece was focused on the formation of the perfect citizen, this study will center on the intent of the initiative known as paideia which helped to formulate what the citizens thought about certain topics a . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Swenson, Casey
    This thesis is an investigation into the decision to maintain the use of the death penalty during the French Revolution. One of the most recognizable features of the Revolution was the very public use of the guillotine, and yet in the early stages th . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Warick, Mindy
    Republican, utopian, poet, historian, and the first true “man of letters,” Robert Southey had a prodigious amount to say; yet very little of his passionate life’s work is recalled, let alone studied. One seemingly insignificant contribution remains in . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Wesley, Edwards P.
    The cognitive science of religion (CSR) has risen to prominence in the 21st Century as the latest in the long history of natural explanations for religious belief. It is, however, unique in at least two ways: it is well supported empirically, and it e . . .