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2017

"Digital Punk Rock Spirit:" A Spatial Reorientation of Asian American Diasporic Subcultural Subjectivities

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2017-January-01
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This thesis is about Asian Americans creating and seeking a spaces of belonging, in and between essentialisms of racial, national, ethnic, and cultural borders. Starting from the 1800s, Chinese laborers formed ethnic communities and contested their belonging under the state-sanctioned...

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"Saga Hwaet Ic Hatte": The Riddles of the Aenigmata and the Exeter Book in Conversation

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2017-January-01
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Symphosius's Latin <em>Aenigmata</em> and the Old English Exeter Book, although known as two related collections of riddles, have not yet been analyzed from the perspective of their connected natures. This thesis seeks to bring the two collections into conversation as...

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An exploration of the diary as a medium: during the 17th and 18th centuries

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2017-January-01
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Looking through the 17th and 18th centuries and specifically the diaries of Samuel Pepys and William Byrd, I aim to explore the medium specificity in the diary as well as its particular moment in manuscript culture. Being written by hand...

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