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"We the People Do Not Know what Kind of World We Should Imagine": Archibald MacLeish and Democracy in the 1930's
I would like the starting point in this examination of the 1930's work of Archibald MacLeish to be one of simple investigation. In this document I seek to explore the ways in which MacLeish conceived of art, ethics and ...
Miseducation, the Page and the Stage: Seduction, Education and Theatricality in 19 th Century American Literature
In the preface of the inaugural issue of The Dramatic Mirror and Literary Companion , "the Author" calls for Americans to emulate England's respect for drama. In the 19th century, the theater was still associated with ...
Surveying the damage: Political aesthetics of violence after Abu Ghraib
From the outstretched hands of an injured Haitian girl who reaches toward the camera to the thumbs up of a U.S. interrogator who stands over the naked body of a detainee, we are inundated, today, with politicized images ...
The delay of an establishing shot in narrative film openings
This thesis offers a detailed critical examination of the delay of an establishing shot in narrative film openings, one of the most frequently used but not sufficiently theorized techniques in the filmmaker's arsenal. ...