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  • Rushing Towards Death: Alienation and Doom in the 1940s American Crime Film 

    Unruh, Isley Demetrius (University of Kansas, 2016-08-31)
    While the criminals found in classic American crime films take many forms, from frontier outlaws to big city gangsters, they all serve, on some level, as surrogates for audiences’ darker impulses and desires. And, while ...
  • Lucem Ferre 

    Tawde, Lopeeta Sudhakar (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Lucem Ferre, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition was influenced by an interpretation of bioluminescence, a chemical process in which a living organism catalyzes and releases light from within; this process is also ...
  • The Development of the Post-Classical Hollywood Sports Business Film Trend: A Socio-Historic Approach 

    Sutera, David Micheal (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    This dissertation examines the development of an emerging trend in contemporary sports film production identified as the post-classical Hollywood sports business film. Post-classical Hollywood sports business films stand ...
  • Wild Yonder 

    Raymer, Mark Alister (University of Kansas, 2016-01-01)
    Wild Yonder is a body of large mixed media, collage wall hangings made from scrapes fabric, textiles, prints, drawings, and rubbings. All these elements come together to form a post-apocalyptic world in each piece, populated ...
  • Reimagining the Explicit Image: A Discourse on Transgressive Self-Expression and the Fe-male Body 

    Nixon, Patricia Ann (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    My studio practice focuses on the intersection of sexuality and art. More specifically, I am locating my queer identity through a theoretical lens where pleasure, gender, and power come to the forefront in this Thesis. I ...
  • Extant Fragments 

    McKenna, Edward Patrick (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Extant Fragments explores the social context of the artist’s studio space and the importance of developing an art making process that is personal. The studio becomes a metaphor for the confines of daily life and the art ...
  • Bare: A Pop Opera 

    McNamara, Casey (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Suicide is the second leading cause for LGBT adolescents. Religious groups are the most outspoken against the LGBT community, leading LGBT youth to have a negative self worth. Many religious groups stick to their respective ...
  • Dystopian Performatives: Negative Affect/Emotion in the Work of Sarah Kane 

    Knowles, Scott Knowles (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    "Dystopian Performatives: Negative Affect/Emotion in the Work of Sarah Kane" seeks to combine three areas of theoretical inquiry to understand the way that affect/emotion operates on an audience in the theatre: affect/emotion ...
  • Living Shakespeare at the Lansing Correctional Facility, Kansas: Rehabilitation and Re-creation in Action 

    Cox, Scott Lee (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Living Shakespeare is an all-male, all-inmate theatre program offered under the auspices of Arts in Prison at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. It was founded by Scott L. Cox in September 2011 and has ...
  • Goo-Witching: Hydromancy 

    Burchett, Shelby (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Abstract: Goo-Witching: Hydromancy is a culmination of searching for moments of magick, manifesting child-like imagination to rediscover the world, and experimenting with strange materials and creatures that fill the soul ...
  • MEN, MEMORY, AND MEMORIAL: VIETNAM VETERAN THEATRICAL NARRATIVES 

    Boyle, Amanda Jan (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    This dissertation is a study of Vietnam War veteran narratives and how they are presented on stage. I argue that these plays are a form of commemoration of the Vietnam War and those who fought in it. I examine three plays: ...
  • Hard to Say 

    Beall, Carrie Beth (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    Abstract Hard to Say is an installation comprised of four artist’s books that are displayed in a fabricated living room environment that includes wood laminate floors, comfortable chairs, a coffee table, a rug, end tables, ...
  • From El Mariachi to El Rey: Robert Rodriguez and the Transformation of a Microbudget Filmmaker into a Latino Media Mogul 

    Ingle, Zachary Thomas (University of Kansas, 2015-12-31)
    Studies based on a director often follow a common model, generally resorting to an overview of that director’s films and examining shared aesthetic qualities and themes. This sort of study was grounded in the auteur ...
  • The South Korean Film Workforce and its Organizations' Response to Globalization 

    Sohn, Rona Eun-Kyung (University of Kansas, 2013-08-31)
    Through the lens of cultural nationalism, this study examines how below-the-line South Korean film workers and the organizations representing them have historically responded to the complex forces of globalization, structural ...
  • Hairball 

    DiPiazzo, Denise (University of Kansas, 2014-12-31)
    Hairball is a metaphor for life as an accumulation of things, good and bad, over time: years, people, ambitions, loves, fears, and cells. Whereas time is typically thought of as linear, in truth it winds in many directions ...
  • Enlarged to Show Texture 

    Weber, Ella Patricia (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Enlarged to Show Texture is an exhibition that utilizes video, sound, installation, and print media to activate the viewer’s senses as a means to investigate the surface and depth of an idealistic image. This work ...
  • Non+Precious 

    Son, Eunhwa (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Non+Precious, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, consists of five tables with assorted sets of jewelry arranged on the top and a suspended necklace centered above each. The sets of jewelry contain rings, bracelets, ...
  • blaze 

    Stertz, Kasey (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Transformative visual cypher-landscapes navigated by human interaction. My work is a system of trails and paths meant to be followed through signals of texture, number, and color. Within the work are solutions which depict ...
  • Salad Days 

    Stone, Gregory (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Salad Days is a multimedia installation consisting of sculpture, prints, painting, and artist’s books. Viewers are transported to a period of youthful innocence as they climb up into a fort reminiscent of the childhood ...
  • Building to Fall 

    Spain, Mitchell Ross (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Abstract Building to Fall is an exploration of our experiences that establish ideas of balance, risk, and failure, testing theories about the physical and social world in which we exist. Throughout history we have encountered ...

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