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An Analysis of Gabriel’s Self-Estrangement in James Joyce’s “The Dead”

An Analysis of Gabriel’s Self-Estrangement in James Joyce’s “The Dead”

Written by Sam Fisher for Prof. Liana Bellon James Joyce’s “The Dead” explores the theme of being alienated from one’s self. Gabriel, the main character in “The Dead,” is a member of the Irish upper class in early twentieth-century Dublin. Despite being surrounded by a rather conservative family and group of friends, Gabriel identifies himself as progressive, does not believe in class distinctions, and promotes the idea of leaving Ireland to explore the modern world. However, through an analysis of…

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Challenging the Exterior

Challenging the Exterior

By Max Pancer for the course Rhetoric Instructor: Roy Cartlidge Challenging the Exterior           The view out of the fogged window was worse than I had anticipated. The sky was a mixture of white and ash grey, with not a strand of blue nor a streak of sunshine in sight. Below stood drooping trees, which appeared to have had their lives drained.  Although it was April, the wailing trees contained not a single green leaf, or a leaf of any…

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Feminism in “The Boarding House”

Feminism in “The Boarding House”

By Bridget Butler For the course Literary Criticism Instructor: Prof. Neil Hartlen Feminism in “The Boarding House”      While feminist criticism does, as its name suggests, concern itself with women and women’s issues, it also encompasses a much broader area of study. Not only does it deal with works by female authors and consider feminist points of view, it also examines the ways in which male authors portray women in their works. An example of this is James Joyce’s “The…

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APO LOGIA EPI LOGUE

APO LOGIA EPI LOGUE

Written by Matthew Iakov Liberman Some might reproach me for my facetiousness. I reproach “such ‘serious animals’” for their “prejudice against all ‘frohliche Wissenschaft’; let us show that this is prejudice!” To attack the Musician of the Future with such a dour creaking machine of the intellect in ‘ernst,’ would be a heinous blasphemy. (Nietzsche, ernst nehmen) The Madman Shoots Lasers From his Eyes: Heliocentricism and the Marketplace ‘No, because Nietzsche wasn’t a time traveller…’ ―Herr Doktor Doktor Polakoff, pers….

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A Perilous Quest: The Awakening of True Heroes

A Perilous Quest: The Awakening of True Heroes

Written by Sewsen Abubeker for Prof. Rebecca Million In several literary works, it is common for authors to abide by the guidelines of the archetypal hero described by Joseph Campbell. Indeed, this is true about J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. However, a particularity that can be observed in Tolkien’s work is the fact that he presents various elements of the Hero’s Journey by means of several characters. In addition, each personage has a specific way of portraying their heroism. Thus,…

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The Inevitable Monstrosity of Innovative Design

The Inevitable Monstrosity of Innovative Design

Written by Meghan Dove For Prof. Shalon Noble Graphic design is a combination of advertising, fine art, and typography with an emphasis on giving “order to information, form to ideas, [and] expression and feeling to artifacts that document human experience” (Meggs 588). In the graphic design industry, Fibonacci sequences, the golden ratio, and fractal patterns greatly influence the forms of letters in typography, the proportion of page layout in book design, and the hierarchy of printed posters. Deviations from industry…

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Easy to Find? Speech Language Pathologists are like Needles in a Haystack

Easy to Find? Speech Language Pathologists are like Needles in a Haystack

Written by Esfir Tkach for Prof. Jeffrey Gandell Why me? Why wasn’t I good enough? Guilt overwhelmed me. The fear of any type of communication made my body tremble and sweat. The fear of laughter or rejection made my anxiety ever more noticeable. I found myself stuck in an eternal loophole. The same exact routine day after day. School was never something I looked forward to. At 8 am, I would come to school, and would sit down at the…

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Erasing the Lines Between Economics, Equality, and Health

Erasing the Lines Between Economics, Equality, and Health

Written by Cheyenne Thomas  For Prof. Tavish McDonell On a pack of cigarettes, we have a gruesome warning label, informing us of the health consequences we expose ourselves to when we smoke. When buying packaged and processed foods, we have a nutritional label at our disposal, to allow us to decide for ourselves if we want to fill up on calorie-dense foods with little to no nutritional value. We have ad campaign posters lining the hallways of maternity units, informing…

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Be Who You Wanna Be, B-A-R-B-I-E

Be Who You Wanna Be, B-A-R-B-I-E

Written by Jamie Sterlin for Prof. Neil Hartlen In the science fiction stories “Options” and “The Barbie Murders,” John Varley discusses the novum of body modification through opposing points of view. In “Options,” the author suggests that body modification can be a safe way to explore one’s gender and / or sexuality while still remaining oneself, if one takes into account their loved ones. However, “The Barbie Murders” explores a world where extreme body modification can end up causing issues…

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