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The Modern Myth (thesis)
Altogether, the five pieces I created for this project reflect a yearlong journey into fairy tale and folklore. I have met witches and anthropomorphized bears on this journey, and discussed life and men with princesses and ...
The Politics of Poverty: Conscience and Justice in the Modern Novel (thesis)
As a student of literary theory, I am fascinated by how literature explores and elucidates ideology and its concomitant social and cultural impact in the real world—a sort of meta-ideology. With a background in poverty and ...
Salvation, Perdition, and Redemption: The Genre of King Lear and His Three Daughters (thesis)
In changing the ending of the play, then, Shakespeare was rewriting history in a bold fashion. This is not merely a question of characterization, like Richard III, or condensation for dramatic purposes, like Macbeth, but ...
"A Language Without Words": Ireland Reimagined in the Plays of Brian Friel (thesis)
In the following chapters, I will introduce two of Brian Friel’s most beloved plays, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa, focusing particularly on the playwright’s use of different “languages” and his emphasis on the ...