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  • between Gods & Dogs 

    Heesacker, Bryce (University of Kansas, 2020-05-20)
    between Gods & Dogs is an exhibition, comprised of two installations, that raises questions about belief, authority, knowledge, and power. The Word That Binds Them is an interactive installation involving books that have ...
  • En La Sombra: Cinema Culture and Modern Women in Mexico City, 1917-1931 

    Sanchez, Courtney Aspen (University of Kansas, 2019-12-31)
    This dissertation is about cinema culture, modern femininity, and Mexico City between 1917 and 1931. It is a story about movie makers, movie spectators, and the movie texts that mediated between them. It is a study of ...
  • Stages of Whiteness: Marking Power and Privilege in U.S. and German Popular Performance 

    Martin, Christopher (University of Kansas, 2019-12-31)
    Stages of Whiteness: Marking Power and Privilege in U.S. and German Popular Performance examines white, male playwrights, television evangelists, and game show hosts and producers on what I am defining as three “performance ...
  • The Realization of Terrence McNally's Ragtime 

    Zimmerman, Taylor Jo (University of Kansas, 2019-08-31)
    The story of Ragtime is testament to the heartbreaking truth that the America of the early 1900’s has far too many similarities to the America we live in today. The book was written in 1975, and in 1990, a Lynn Ahrens, ...
  • Human by Nature by Human 

    Wright, Shantel (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    My studio practice is based in ceramic and mixed media practices, and blurs the lines between sculpture and installation. It is strongly inspired by the remains of the current world around the human existence. I am interested ...
  • Inherent Innovation 

    Webster, Jodi (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    Native American people have relied on their inherent skills of innovation as a means of survival. As makers, they acquired new skills and traded for the most modern fabrics, beads, and metals to adorn themselves. As an ...
  • FROM RAGS TO MORE RAGS 

    SARMIENTO, EUGENE (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    FROM RAGS TO MORE RAGS is an exhibition consisting of large scale paintings and intimate, small scale drawings with the intent of establishing a visual narrative of the human soul in the moment of passing. The work explores ...
  • For | Billions of Years | Now 

    Lavergne, Brandon Joseph (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    For | Billions of Years | Now is a Masters of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition of seven prints, two metalsmithing sculptures and an x-ray film. There are five traditional intaglio etchings on the right side of the gallery. The ...
  • blooming pestiferousness 

    Belangee, Jessica Lynn (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    blooming pestiferousness is an exhibition that discusses found organic object in tandem with both the physical body and hidden psyche. The exhibition consists of nine large-scale drawings and three smaller supplemental ...
  • Classified by Genre: Rhetorical Genrefication in Cinema 

    Swanson, Carl Joseph (University of Kansas, 2019-05-31)
    This dissertation argues for a rethinking and expansion of film genre theory. As the variety of media exhibition platforms expands and as discourse about films permeates a greater number of communication media, the use of ...
  • Documenting Drill Music: Understanding Black Masculine Performances in Hip-Hop 

    Green, Demetrius (University of Kansas, 2018-12-31)
    When it comes to analyzing stereotypical representations of black masculinity in contemporary media, commercial hip-hop and the imagery associated with many of the artists is filled with caricatures of black men. The images ...
  • The Performance of Intersectionality on the 21st Century Stand-Up Comedy Stage 

    Blackburn, Rachel Eliza (University of Kansas, 2018-12-31)
    In 2014, Black feminist scholar bell hooks called for humor to be utilized as political weaponry in the current, post-1990s wave of intersectional activism at the National Women’s Studies Association conference in San Juan, ...
  • CinemaCon: Identifying the Voice of the Film Exhibition Industry Through the National Association of Theatre Owners’ Field-Configuring Event, 2011-2018 

    Pitzer, Juli Stone (University of Kansas, 2018-12-31)
    This dissertation examines the film exhibition industry’s main field-configuring event, CinemaCon (2011-2018), deemed the largest convention and trade show in the world with over 4,000 participating delegates each year. ...
  • This Is How We Walk on the Moon 

    Kaulbach, Leigh Agnes (University of Kansas, 2018-08-31)
    Copies of two books and a newspaper rest, ready for reading, on a white, squiggly bench in the center of the gallery below a vaulted ceiling. On two surrounding tall walls, animations flash on loop all the way to the top. ...
  • Alter E(c)o 

    Shell, Marissa R (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    Alter E(c)o is a series of three large-scale sculptures that represent a futuristic, fictional, dystopic landscape. Each individual piece mimics land formations observed in the natural world. The use of synthetic and ...
  • Seen not spoken 

    Springer, Renee (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    Seen not spoken is an exhibition that investigates the technology of pop culture (via the screen) and its influence within contemporary art and painting. The notable collapse of the separation between physical and ...
  • Momentous 

    Martinez, Antonio (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    The work of Antonio Martinez uses functional ceramics to explore moments of intimacy. By navigating features of surface, color, and form, he creates opportunities for tranquility and reflection. This thesis paper discusses ...
  • Strategies of Digital Surrealism in Contemporary Western Cinema 

    Kartashov, Andrei (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    This thesis joins an ongoing discussion of cinema’s identity in the digital age. The new technology, which by now has become standard for moving images of any kind, has put into question existing assumptions and created ...
  • heart of plush 

    Ito, Fuko (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    "heart of plush" is an exhibition of a series of large-scale drawings that imagines various scenes and narratives of a parallel universe inhabited by a community of naked, vulnerable, genderless creatures called fumblys. ...
  • Phantom Thoughts, Surreal Dreams: A Journey Through Organizational Dysfunction 

    Ehlers, Walter David (University of Kansas, 2018-05-31)
    The sculpture for my Master of Fine Arts exhibition represents some of the memories resulting from nearly thirty years of military service, and is inspired by observations of absurd, ironic and haunting experiences. My art ...

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