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  • [2009-01-29] Theatre/Games: The Poetics, Ludology & Narrative in Video Game and Dramatic Structure 

    Diel, Matt
    This paper discusses the potential avenues of relationship between interactive media, particularly video games, and more traditional forms of theatrical production. It looks at the major theoretical paradigms of game ...
  • [2009-07-08] Dramatis Pupae: The Special Agency of Puppet Performances 

    Mráz, Casey
    Puppets have been used in performance by many cultures for thousands of years. Their roles in performance are constantly changing and evolving. Throughout the twentieth century there has been much contention between ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2009-07-09] Writing the Warrior: A Latina Writes Latinas 

    Crespin, Patricia S.
    This paper discusses the relationship between Latina writer and her warrior woman character on the stage. It defines the warrior woman from an extrapolated viewpoint and it reveals the motivations behind the inspiration ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2010-06-25] Blood Heist 

    Darling, Dan
    A novel of fiction. John Stick, along with his two best friends, Spartacus Rex and Leon Flowers, rob a blood bank with the intent to sell the blood in Mexico. On the way, the ice cream truck that they have converted to ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2010-06-28] The Dilemma of Dezra: An Adolescent Manifesto in Five Parts 

    Phillips, Erin
    The adolescent body and the space of performance both employ a dynamic of liminality - constantly changing and shifting, never “complete,” never able to be fully defined, understood, or categorized. There is a compulsion ...
  • [2010-09-10] Motherland 

    Morelli, Emily
    Motherland is a three-part collection of poetry. The first part, “Foreign,” contains poems about Portugal and Brazil. The poems reflect historic events and personal observations. In the context of the collection, they serve ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-02-09] A New Vision of Korean Dance Through a Comparative Study of Korean Dance and Modern Dance History 

    Lee, Sun-Ah Kim
    In this dissertation, I conduct a comparative study of Korean and Modern dance history while examining new ways to incorporate the traditional forms of Korean dance with a contemporary dance aesthetic. It is important to ...
  • [2011-08-17] Dollo & Me (Aftermath with Permutations) and The Relenting 

    Gill, Lisa
    This dissertation is comprised of two parts. The first is called “Dollo & Me (Aftermath with Permutations)” and is an unconventional and nonlinear memoir addressing the aftermath of violence and the changes that are required ...
  • [2011-08-17] Nothing Free 

    Santillanes, Valerie
    This is a multi-generational story of a family in a centuries-old New Mexico community undergoing wrenching change as it is forced into the modern world. The focus is on three sisters and how they and their loved ones ...
  • [2011-08-17] Twine Ball: Stories 

    Karas, Felicia Megan, 1983-
    This dissertation is comprised of seven works of short fiction that revolve around contemporary life in the Upper Midwest and a nonfiction critical preface that illustrates author’s creative concerns and influences in ...
  • [2011-08-17] Paydazed and a Song for Shenandoah 

    Vargas, Richard R.
    My dissertation consists of poetry and two non-fiction essays written during my enrollment in the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts program at the University of New Mexico. The manuscript begins with an essay detailing ...
  • [2011-08-17] Across Water 

    Kirk, Nari
    This dissertation is a collection of essays that examines the author’s coming-of-age in terms of religion, race, gender, and family. Using a combination of personal experience, reflection on this experience, and outside ...
  • [2011-08-17] On Unstable Ground: A Journey in Time, Memory, and Place 

    Beer, Molly
    On Unstable Ground is the story of the two years I spent trying to understand and navigate El Salvador—both as a place and a history. This is not, however, a memoir, per se. Rather, it is a history told through personal ...
  • [2011-08-17] Contraband 

    Sanchez, Erika
    This dissertation consists of a poetry manuscript that primarily explores themes of class, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity. The collection is divided into three sections. The first addresses the coming of age of ...
  • [2011-08-17] The Paper-Haired God 

    Boat, Chris
    This dissertation consists of a novella entitled The Paper Haired God. It is the story of a man named Jason who one day (after dropping his wife Akiko off at the airport to visit friends) decides to crawl into the cabinet ...