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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...