Arts and Humanities

Solitary Places Made Glad

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Henry Turner Davis

Subtitle: being observations and experiences for thirty-two years in Nebraska; with sketches and incidents touching the discovery, early settlement, and development of the state.

A Hundred Little Deaths

A Hundred Little Deaths is a full length confessional style poetry collection that deals with human sexuality, deviance, desire, and trauma. This collection pulls inspiration from multiple places but most prominently from horrors that are both real and imagined. Some theorists whose work is of key importance to this project are Judith Butler and Michel Foucault.


Retranslating East of Eden: Lee, Timshel, and Buddhist Interpretations

This study argues that John Steinbeck's novel, East of Eden, introduces elements of Buddhist practice using the character Lee. Lee philosophically examines the Judeo-Christian understanding of the human condition and retranslates the Cain and Abel narrative to reflect his Eastern philosophic conception of meaning and purpose.


The Compson Family Language Game: Despair, Depression, and Death in The Sound in the Fury Language

In William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, language creates microcosms that isolate each Compson family member, especially the children.


“Community as a Window of Hope” The Story of an Emerging L’Arche Community

This project tells the stories of families involved in an emerging L'Arche community in San Diego through a short documentary and narrative storytelling that also explores disability theology and the meaning of 'community.' L'Arche is a worldwide federation of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together.


A Trial-And-Error Study on Trend Analytics for The DIY Musician Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Queen, Vampire Weekend, and Radiohead

Although many DIY musicians believe that releasing songs based around the broad subject of love will effectively reach their target demographic, we believe that writing culturally relevant songs aimed at the life struggles of a specific age group will generate a larger amount of streams. To prove this, we wrote and produced an album split into two themes: half were love songs, and the other half were about our experiences as Gen Z kids.


New Objects in the American West

This body of work is a catalogue of Western contemporary culture that presents itself
both minimally and vaguely. These convenient consumables directly reference television and soap opera clichés, Southwestern plastic culture, and instances of several intersections between globalism and Americana in what I hope presents itself with a certain context to offer a more thoughtful look at our social tendencies, stereotypes and aesthetic tastes.


The State of the Art World: An Autoethnographic Review of Women Artist Representation

This essay focuses on my experience as an emerging woman artist, and examines the culture of inequality that prevails in the art industry today. Using the method of autoethnography, I aim to bring qualitative and quantitative data together to illustrate a more full account of women’s representation in art.


Chaos, Challenge, and Cooperation: An Inquiry into Post-War Ethnic German Migration and Resettlement in Canada

An Inquiry into Post-War Ethnic German Migration and Resettlement in Canada. Post-Second World War ethnic German migration to Canada is a history marked by hardships, challenges, and a seemingly endless number of hurdles that people faced in the Old World, in transit, and upon arrival to Canada. Having been displaced by the war, many ethnic Germans made their way to Canada for a chance at a fresh start, far away from the devastation and suffering in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe.


Kaleidoscope: Identity in Motion

This paper is a work of autoethnography. In other words, the author uses self-reflection in his writing to help explore his own personal experience and directly tie it into a larger social or cultural context. In this paper, the idea of identity as a social and spiritual construction is explored. The goal of this paper is to describe and explain identity through the lenses of adolescents in higher education. This will be explored through the frameworks of developmental psychology and spiritual formation.



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