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  • [2013-07-11] The Entertaining Art of Dance Engagement 

    Fullmer, Crystal Jolene (03/08/1981)
    In the world of dance, choreographers face a divide between creating choreographed works which fulfill the artistic vision of the artist and creating works which can engage the widest audience base. What are the elements ...
  • [2009-07-08] Everyman's Argot 

    Chapman, Kamarie
    This paper discusses different methods and theories in playwriting, specifically the importance of dramatic structure and the value of cultural awareness as a playwright. Many of the theories discussed range from Aristotle ...
  • [2015-06-26] Exoskeletons 

    Sheesley, Sarah
    This collection of creative nonfiction includes reflective personal essays in three parts. The first part deals loosely with my efforts to assert, define, and interrogate my sense of identity dealing primarily with ...
  • [2013-07-11] Fadeaway 

    Eskeets, Leslie
    This essay will explore questions related to the role of the supernatural in relation to Navajo identity, the role of magic realism within Navajo storytelling and discuss my approach to Dramatic Writing. I will analyze ...
  • [2012-07-05] A Falling Sky: A Novel 

    Raab-Faber, Richard
    In the days following the attacks of September 11th, 2001, writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, and screenwriters struggled with how and when to put to use their craft as a way to, not only express their feelings ...
  • [2015-06-25] Fishers of Men 

    Noltemeyer, Michael
    My novel, Fishers of Men, is a historical fiction account in which 23-year-old Henry Fisher, a present-day medical student, explores the urban legends surrounding the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, ...
  • [2012-07-03] “FLAMENCO PURO: PURSUING TRUTH IN FLAMENCO AND LOOKING AT MY WORK IN REGARD TO FLAMENCO HISTORY” 

    Encinias, Marisol
    In flamenco there exists a conversation revolving around ideas of authenticity and purity. This dialogue advances a claim that there is “true” flamenco. From this discussion I extract for my research the idea of truth in ...
  • [2011-08-31] For the Lost 

    Cutler, Carrie
    The stories of students and children who are the victims of child abuse rarely intersect in published works for a variety of reasons, including a lasting social stigma which constitutes the child and adult as suspect, ...
  • [2014-09-12] The Great Green Wall 

    Pelletier, Catherine
    The Great Green Wall is a novel that explores story-telling, memory, identity, and family connections. The novel centers around a young woman named Greta and her relationship with her younger, troubled brother. Greta’s ...
  • [2015-01-28] The Hat 

    Minkin, Katherine
    The Hat is a story about a young woman, Allison, an art teacher in Albuquerque, who goes to Chicago around the winter holidays for the funeral of her stepfather Vince, who has died suddenly of a stroke. Adding to the tension ...
  • [2009-07-09] The Hyphenated Playwright: A Speculation on Opportunities for an Emerging MFA 

    Davis, Terry
    Few playwrights in the history of theater have earned a living from their writing. Certainly contemporary playwrights append other theatrical duties to their title to make a living. How, then, will the current crop of MFAs ...
  • [2010-06-28] Identifying Comedy: The Linguistic Properties of Humor 

    Frale, Aaron
    This dissertation is a method to label comedy with a linguistic model. Comedy is defined via an audience’s laughter. The first part presents anecdotal evidence and certain factors of comedy. Time and Cultural awareness ...
  • [2011-02-08] IN A “WE CAN’T” THEATER CULTURE, MY PLAYWRITING REALITY: A SELF-REFLECTIVE ANALYSIS 

    Iha, Margaret
    This essay examines the effects of a “we can’t” theatre culture as experienced by the author. I detail my experiments in discerning and enacting a "we can" way of doing theatre amidst a creative environment punctuated by ...
  • [2011-08-19] In the Clothes of Others 

    Krohn-Bourgeois, Jennifer
    In the Clothes of Others is a collection of poems that begins with a nontraditional evocation of the muses and is followed by three different sections of poems. The thirteen poems in first section deal with how we use ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Invasive Kind 

    Hjelm, Christina
    This essay will explore the representation of the Latin American female identity in Dramatic Narratives. It analyzes the sexualized Latina stereotype frequently portrayed in the media and discusses how I, as a Cuban American ...
  • [2014-07-12] Jiggs and Other Stories 

    Jones, Vondell
    Jiggs and Other Stories represent a diverse sampling of my work as a UNM graduate student and a writer of fiction. The works presented here are a pastiche of genres that include magical realism, tragedy, absurdist fiction, ...
  • [2010-06-28] La Nueva Escuela De La Danza Flamenca: Postmodern Shifts in Flamenco Dance 

    Gomez, Illeana
    Within the past ten years, flamenco, the musical genera from Andalusia, Spain has gone through a very evident transformation. This transformation involves an intellectualization of flamenco, in that there is an increasing ...
  • [2015-06-24] Listen, then Speak: Foregrounding Women's Spaces, Stories, and Relationships in Dramatic Writing 

    Loy, Irene
    In this essay, I provide documentation for my theory and practice during this MFA degree. I begin with a short personal essay on my auto-biography leading up to and including this program. Then I follow with an overview ...
  • [2011-08-31] The Magical Mystery Donkey Tour 

    DuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn
    This creative non-fiction dissertation consists of a travel memoir written while I was enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. It incorporates many ...
  • [2011-08-19] Midnite's Child: A Multidisciplinary Methodology for Staging Stories of Forgotten People 

    Sachdeva, Riti
    Midnite’s Child: A Multidisciplinary Methodology For Staging Stories of Forgotten People This paper examines several plays and performance pieces I have written in the last ten years that centralize the experiences, ...