Writing Studies

Post-American Revolution Male-Centered Discourse and its Oppressive Effects on Women Literature

by Ashley Sherman

“From the appallingly small number of classes that versify their students on the historical overview of women’s subjection, the impact of discourse remains routinely overlooked. Yet, within most societies, discourse remains the catalyst for all pivotal historical events, as well as the creator of the causes and effects that preceded or followed. This paper examines the intricate ties between post-American Revolution, male-centered discourse and its oppressive effects on women’s literature…

How Edward Hopper Represented the Counterculture of the 1920s

by Ashley Jumbelick

“The following article pertains to four pieces painted by Edward Hopper and how they relate to the counterculture of the 1920s. Two pieces depict rural life while the other two focus on a more modern urban setting. This article also includes how the project itself was made and the key aspects of it. Lastly, it discusses hardships faced in this project as well as methods I used that worked…”

The Politics of Horror

by Luis Nieves

“Horror movies, while often overlooked at award ceremonies and by critics alike for being deemed too lowbrow of a form of entertainment, often have intricate social criticisms to offer. Below the shocking gore, gracious nudity, or silent and eerie shocks, the horror genre is home to many outspoken writers and directors that aim to showcase their political observations through the visual medium of film and television…”

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