Featured Artist: Katie Ecoff

By Katie Ecoff, a Psychology major and Chemistry minor. The following work was created for ART 294: Printmaking. Artist statement: The piece “Thoughts” was made using two linoleum blocks and relief paint. It was created to represent thoughts, the inside of the thought bubble itself is left blank to allow the viewer to implement their…

Featured Artist: Liane Beckley

By Liane Beckley, a Studio Art major and Journalism, Editing & Publishing, and Arts Management & Entrepreneurship double minor. The following artwork was created for ART 394: Art as Inquiry. Artist statement: This piece was created from modular cartographic images. The maps were generated from a GPS application I used to track my movements while…

“You couldn’t be sure about anything”: Facades in William Trevor’s “Beyond the Pale” and “Death in Jerusalem”

By Annalie Buscarino ’21, an English and Sociology double major and Creative Writing; Psychology; and Justice, Law, and Society triple minor. The following work was created for ENG 334: Irish Short Story. Brief Description: Willian Trevor’s “Beyond the Pale” narrates the disruption of British imperialism through the ignored outburst of a woman against the indifference…

Comic Book Orange: Contrasting Visuality as Representative of the Self in Invisible Man

By Sophia Grabiec ’20, an English major and Secondary Education Studies minor. The following was created for ENG 345: The African American Novel. Brief description: This essay examines the artistic landscape of identity in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by close reading the novel as a comic book with orange as the focus.   Riddled with contrast and contradictions, Ralph Ellison’s…

Theoretical Analysis: Marxist Exploitation Theory

By Emily Kreider ‘ 20, a Communication and Media Studies major with minors in English and Creative Writing. The following work was created for CMS 250: Intermediate Communication and Media Theory Brief Description: This piece examines the incompleteness of Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation, seeing as his writing does not take into consideration racial inequalities…

Recommendations for Risk Assessments of Intimate Partner Violence

By Saoirse ’20 Abstract Professionals within the criminal justice system will likely encounter victims and/or perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within the course of their professional duties, given the prevalence of IPV. It is important that these professionals take a proactive and not a reactive approach to IPV and play an active role in…

The Unequal Treatment of Media and Communication Technologies

By Patricia Rana ’21, a Communications and Media Studies major and Arts Management & Entrepreneurship and Journalism, Editing, & Publishing minor. The following work was created for CMS 294-10: International Communications. Brief description: The paper aims to answer the question, “Do media and communication technologies treat all users equally regardless of their country of origin?”…

Writing to the Tune of Jazz

By Saoirse ’20 The following work was created for ENG 214: Intro to African American Literature and Culture II. When writing Jazz, Toni Morrison “was interested in rendering a period in African American life through a specific lens—one that would reflect the content and characteristics of its music [Jazz music]…and the manner of its expression”…

The Relationship Between Athenian and Medieval English Theatre and Their Governments

By Nicholas Splendoria ’23 The following work was created for THE 101-10: Drama, Stage, and Society I. Throughout history, one of the most important and influential theatres was the theatrical institutions run by Athens in Ancient Greece. The playwrights, staging techniques, acting innovations, and theatrical repertoire comprise some of the most important elements of theatre…

Final Paper

By: Ian Adams ’23 The following work was created for FYS 101: Becoming a Citizen Leader. Within the semester of the FYS “Becoming a Citizen Leader” taught by Professor Harvey, I have gained an extreme amount of knowledge on leadership, what it takes to lead, and how to become the greatest leader you can possibly…

Regulatory Effects on Maryland Blue Crab Sustainability

By: Emma Cease ’22, an Environmental Science major. The following work was created for FYS 101: Science of Reality TV. Brief description: This is a thesis paper evaluating the successful measures taken by Maryland to revitalize the blue crab population. Reports from the late 1990s and early 2000s demonstrated extreme overexploitation of the species, but…

Faculty in Focus: Conjuring a Reader

Emily Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology In addition to “Introduction to Anthropology,” Dr. Steinmetz teaches courses such as “Sex, Gender, and Culture” and “Prisons, Punishment, and Social Control.” In her FYS “Liberation,” students correspond with women incarcerated in a Delaware prison while exploring larger questions of what makes us free and unfree. Her current scholarship…