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Lauren Allen Courting Chaos: The Ambivalence of Knowledge in the Relationship Between Frankenstein and his Creature Sam Beeker Sylvia Plath’s Linguistic “Magic Mirror”: The Chaos of Textual Subject Formation Steve Chadwick Clearly Chaos: Perspectives Distorted by Glass in Zamyatin’s We and Francis’ “Part for the Whole” Patrick Dunham Chaotic Realms of Baudrillardian Identity in the Digital Age Nicole Hall Structures of Control: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness as Represented in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Theorized in Discipline and Punish Alice Harding The Necessity of Chaos in the
Descent of Inanna Ross Lench Comedy, Chaos, and the New “Norm” in a Post-Network Era: The Tale of
Norm Macdonald Live Ali Lilley Humanity at the Hands of Humbert Humbert: An Analysis of the Chaotic Perception of Beauty Duncan MacEachern The Inevitability and Secret Order of Chaos Malyssa Robles Control in the Face of Chaos Stephanie Seymour The Weight of Words, the Shock of Photos Lindsay Skinner Chaotic Duality: Unconquerable Natures in Mérimée’s Lokis and the Case of Anna O. Claire Williams Artificial Chaos Fruition: The Reinvention of Death in Westworld Quin Wise James Joyce’s “Sirens”: A Narrative Advancing Through Literary Chaos


Erin Casini Breaking the Threshold Andrea Cueva Fairy Tale Portals: Gateways to Understanding Modern Life Anna Fitting The Silent Border: Repression and Progression in Silent Hill Brandy Graham The Threshold of Identity: Internalizing the Male Gaze in John Green’s Paper Towns Sarah Gough-Piazza “It’s Showtime!”: The Blending of Reality and Fantasy in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice Katie Guisler Dissipation of Form: Threshold of the Self and the Double Work of Culture in Paprika and Woman Between Mirrors Sarah Greenlaw Mirroring Reality: The Ambiguity between Hero and Villain in the Netflix Original Marvel’s Daredevil Taylor Heggen Moral Thresholds, “Nymphets,” and the Dialogic Imagination of Nabokov’s Lolita
Natania Hernandez Sancho’s Reality-based Perceptions of Fantasy: The Internal and External Threshold of Reality and the Fantastical Tate James Empty Floating Castles: Revolutionary Girl Utena’s Deconstruction of Gender Performance Briauna Jones The Threshold of the Sublime: Standing in Awe and Fear in José María Heredia’s “En el Teocalli de Cholula” Annie de Lancie Soprano Thresholds Lillian Loftin Evelyn’s Evolution in El Barrio: An Evolution of Community, Family and Self and the Threshold Moment for El Barrio to Reunite their Puerto Rican Pride Dakota MacColl 2001: A Space Odyssey Seen Through a Deleuzean Lens: How the Monolith Can Represent Both a Time-image and a Movement-image Michelle McKenna Cultural Thresholds: American Women’s Relationship to the French Woman Adam Mead Changing Hearts Through Photography Miles Shepard Liminal Thresholds in El Laberinto Del Fauno Leah Filloy Troper Skateboarding Across Thresholds


Andrew Dorn Not the Masters of their Domain: Unbalanced Humours and Freudian Release in Seinfeld Brady Cox Depraved New World: Dystopia and Satire in Mike Judge’s Idiocracy Charlotte Rheingold Ridiculous Critiques: Why are the Dancers not allowed to Speak? Daisy Ahlstone Can Feminists Be Funny?: Feminist Humor in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Dillon Bryant Laughing the face of Adversity: Rocky Horror, Humor, and Cultural Hegemony Finlay Louden A Tale of Two Snorris:
Reading Conflicting Culture, Ritual, and Ridicule in Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda Mathilde Lind The Absurdity of Literary Folktales in “The Sea King’s Gift” by Zachris Topelius Yimeng He Fake Feet, Real Stages: Gender and Humor in “Zhuang Zhou Tests His Wife”


cover_2014KATHRYN BURNEY Oppression in “Daydream Nation”JESSICA DILLEY Imagism(e), Voticism and the Framing of “Oread” AMANDA HAMMONS Universalpoesie as Illustrated by Novalis’ “Atlantis Tale”ALLISON TERHUME Translation as a Frame: Translating Molière for a Modern Audience CAITLIN NICHOLS Redefining the Frame: Fried Green Tomatoes Challenging the Structure of Female Friendship Films EVA BERTOGLIO Dreaming of Dreams: Intertext and Text in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman JESSICA BUMA Framed in Narration: Is There A Contemporary Approach to Astrology? ALEXANDRA CARTHEW Framing and Manipulation in The Last of the Innocent SIERRA SWAN Cinema Voyeur: Hitchcock’s Critique of Spectatorship in Rear Window SARAH CAREY Subjectivity and Objectivity in La Science des rêves TAHNI NIKITINS The Deconstruction of Narrative Framing in David Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress ALEXANDRA MORENO“To Prick the Sides of My Intent”: The Phenomenology of Macbeth BAILEY ALBRECH Portrait of an Artist as an Author: The Conscious Framing of Isaac Babel as Himself Marilyn Drennan Oryx and Crake & The Year of the Flood: Antithetical Narrator Perspectives and the Gothic Frame. (pdf)


cover_2013AMANDA STEINVALL Bound to Tragedy: Secrecy’s Movement in Tristan and Isolde. QUINN AKINA The Gendering of Romance-Mystery Fiction: Androgyny in J.D. Robb’s Naked in Death and M.L. Buchman’s TheNight is Mine VALERIA LEVKOVSKAYA Greg Rucka’s Batwoman and the Gender Duality of the Bat HANNAH MUELLER Street Identity–Shepard Fairey and OBEYJOSHUA HEATH The Shame of Honor in Arthur Schnitzler’s Spiel imMorgengrauen: Public Objectivity and the Private Negation of the SelfSTEPHEN MAHER Secret Spaces AURORA LAYBOURN-CANDLISH The Confessions of Herculine Barbin: Administering “True” Sex in Eighteenth Century France FORREST MUNRO Unlocking Light and Darkness NOELLE PETROWSKI Estha Alone: Derrida in the Context of Postcolonial IdentityMARINA CLAVERIA Personal Politics as Experienced by Mina Loy and the Grrrls of Bikini Kill KELLYE BYAL Slashing Patriarchy: Beauvoir, the Slasher film, and Psychoanalysis DIANA WILDRIDGE  Keeping Sex a Secret: Gender Subversion and Heteronormativity in the Hunger Games series. (pdf)


cover_2012JULIA VICKERS Overcoming Dualism: Reading Bodies and Words in the Work of Bill. T Jones JOSEPH BITNEY Maria Edgeworth’s The Irish Incognito and Literary Form in Colonial Contexts IIDA PÖLLÄNENIlluminating the Construction of Narratives and Identities in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated SAVANNAH EULER Bernini and the Tension of Trompe L’oeil MONICA CERESTO 3D Functionality in the Meaning of Cinema MELISSA HICKS Veiled Intents: Marriage as a Means of Social Control in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure ELIZABETH DORMAN Magical Realism as a Subversive Agency: Clara the Clairvoyant in The House of the Spirits ANNA CHELSKY The Eco-sublime: The Drowned World as a Hopeful Apocalypse CAROLINE STAFFORD The Illusion of a Dark Half JENNA WESTOVER Bored Out of Your Mind: Self Preservation in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King. (pdf)


cover_2011RAQUEL LEVINE Sustaining/Consuming the Ego: Francisco Goya’s and Peter Paul Rubens’ Saturn Devouring his Son LUCAS ANDINO To Shit As Ginsberg NICK SNYDER Exsanguinating Friendship: Alienation and Love in Let the Right One In PATTY NASH Pornography in the Kitchen: Ree Drummond’sPioneer Woman, Food Porn, and the Rules of Domesticity JACOB PLAGMANN Dynamic Self-Becoming and the Perception of Christian Sin in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and works of Soren Kierkegaard OLIVIA AWBREY Sembene Ousmane’s “Tribal Scars”: Storytelling as Sustenance in Post-Colonial Senegal KAYLA MEEHAN “Begun by living actors, is ended by automatons”: A Discourse of Posthumanism and Discontinuity in The Possibility of an Island LAUREN GREENHALL The Red Tent and the Continuation of Viewing ‘the Menstruant as Pollution’ ANNA HARDIN From Typeset to Hypertext: Stranger in a Strange Land and the Future of the Book JOSHUA ZIRL Flickering Reality: Illuminating Delusional Self-Sustainment Using Nabakov’s Pale Fire VANIA LOREDO Without a Hand to Hold: The Exploration of Brazilian Children’s Family Reality in Child of the Dark and Ciudade de Deus. (pdf)


cover_vol-9_120RACHEL M. RASMUSSEN Our Story, As I Know ItDEVIKA BAKSHI “We Can Only Survive Here When We’re in Harmony”: Conformity, Conservation and Survival in Happy Feet JADE SNELLING Gamer and Subjective Displacement CHARLEANNE WADERecycling Séraphine Louis: Outsider Mythologies in Martin Provost’s Séraphine SHANNON REITER The Minarets of Wangen bei Olten MONTANA CAVARRA
The Hyper-Female: Grotesque Bodies in American Reality TelevisionREBECCA LUSK White-Trashing the “Whodunit”: Representations of White Trash in the Crime Novels of Carl Hiaasen ALLISON SWAIM Fiction Beyond Kinsey’s Science: Sexuality in Theodore Sturgeon’s “The World Well Lost”. (pdf)


cover_vol-8_120ANNA WALLER Dancing the Undead: The Social Implications of Giselle’s Wilis JEFFORY WILLIAMS
“The Remains of his Sickness”: Abjection and Intertextuality in I’m Not There REBECCA BAKER
When We all Rise Up Together: Subjectivity and the Zombie Apocalypse in The Walking Dead RICHARD BUHR Roaming the Borderlands of Identity: Ron Arias’ The Road to Tamanzunchale and Undocumented Immigrants as Undead KAILA FROHMDAHL “The Hideous Dropping off of the Veil”: The Uncanny in Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher MARY RENOLDS The Undead Author BROOKE WOOLFSON Horror-struck: Reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight as Romance KATIE DWYER La Llorona Cries for Me: Chicana Feminist Redefinitions of a Latin American GhostCAMERON THURBER Zombiotic (Re)Imaginings: Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and the Evolution of Ingestion FELICIA ROGERS Undead Comedy: Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead KRISTIN MITCHELL Created Human: The Posthuman Search for Humanity in Fullmetal Alchemist LESLIE WEILBACHER Hearing Music that Nobody Hears: Bloodlust and Social Critique in Sweeney Todd GLENN PRATHER I Am Who: The Created and Exodus from Human Definition in Metropolis. (pdf)


cover_vol-7_120AMANDA GOLBEK “Not Even the Length of a Decent Kiss”: Romantic Love and the Late Capitalist Moral Occult in Grey’s Anatomy SARAH MCNAUGHTON The Pleasure of Fear: Network Newscasts and the 2002 Beltway Sniper Attacks BENJAMIN TAYLOR The Production Behind Production: Developing Trends in the Global Television Set Market SCOTT DINSFRIEND The Screen Is Wide and Many Shall Enter Through It: The Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Global Quest to Sell the “Free” Gospel JACOB BENTLEY “Protecting the Castle”: Appropriation and Double Discourse inGargoyles MAGGIE MINNICH The iPod Sillhouette Campaign: Visuals for an Aural Culture ALEX FRANE “It’s All Very Violent”: Violence and the Clash of Values in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (pdf)

The 2007 Issue: Volume 6

cover_vol-6_120MARY KAY BANSMER Waiting for the Paladin: Ideology, Imagination, and Archetypes of the Female in The Odyssey and The Anniad KATIE DWYER Society’s Tragedy: The Death of Lovers SHANNON MURPHY The Lyric: Giving Shape to Darkness AMANDA ANGLINRhetoric and Rivalries: The Reunion of Fathers and SonsKATHRYN DARNALL Beauty and Monstrosity: A Reading of Fruit Chan’s Short Film “Dumplings” ERIN CAREY Translating Refined Appearance into Raised Social Status in The Great Gatsby and The Bourgeois Gentleman (pdf)

The 2006 Issue: Volume 5

cover_vol-5_120NIKO KWIATKOWSKI Zamyatin and ‘the Other’: The Ethics of Revolution NIKOS ARAGON The Promethean Abyss: A Reading of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness JEFF WILLIAMS Invisible Men: A Reconsideration of African-American Avant-Garde in the 1960s LUKE DOHMANMistaken Identity: An Insight into the characters of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s The Erasers and Vladimir Nabokov’s The Real Life of Sebastian Knight JAY PATEL Existence and Essence in Mist and NauseaLISA POPLAWSKI Merging Identities: A Comparison of African Suffering and Survival in Season of Migration to the North and Your Name Shall Be Tanga NIKKI THOMMEN BINGHAM A Cultural Body of Mothers: Mother-Daughter Relationships in The Lover and Peel My Love Like an Onion TESS SNOOK Thieves of Language DESIREE AFLLEJE Beauty’s Bellicose Beginning VANESSA BRUNNER Maternal Narratives in Song of SolomonOLENKA BURGESS The Role of Art in Dealing with the Intangible PETER ALILUNAS I Wanna Kill Sam: Ice Cube as Persona and Patriot. (pdf)

The 2005 Issue: Volume 4

cover_vol-3-4_120CONCHITA WILCOXSON Language, Love, and Poor Little Mike JULIA CUELLAR An Artichokal MotherANGELINA VENEZIA Memory and Repression DANIEL WORDEN To Explore the ‘Uncanny’ MICHAEL MCCANN Theory Redoublé: Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” as a Precursor to Psychoanalytic CriticismALLYSON GOSLING The Conflict Between Logic and Faith MEGAN WALDRAM E.O. Wilson AND S.J. Gould: An Analysis of the Importance of Consilience in the Study of Archetypes ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON Misery: An Author’s Experience of Reader-Response MEGAN HOLMES New Possibilities for the Gothic Heroine ANTHONY LUCERO The Function of Fiction CALLAN JANOWIEC Leda from the Perspective of Two Poets. (pdf)

The 2003-4 Issue: Volume 3

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JENA KNUDSEN Spiritual Homelessness and Hope for the Renewed Epic: Lukács and Tolstoy
KRISTA JOHNSON Epistolary Chastity ALI ABDURAHMAN ALMOASSIB MARMADUKE The Stranger Figure in Etel Adnan’s Sitt Marie Rose and Kerstin Ekman’sBlackwater MAGALI RABASA Animalization & Infantilization: Colonialist Tropes in Outpost in Morocco and In Morocco TRAVIS JOSEPH Radical Femininity: Following Feministic Transformation in Hasegawa and Strindberg’s Modern Plays EMILY MATTSON Cultural Ostracism and ‘White America’ KELSEA FEOLA Gwendolyn Brooks and Edith Södergran: Examination of the Elegy AMY ZIARI Social v. Poetic Commentary: A Comparison of the Pastoral in the Work of Cullen and Akhmatova. (pdf)

2002 Issue: Volume 2

cover_vol-2_120BROOKE CEDARS “Transformation of the Artist: A Depiction Through the Pygmalion Theme”
JON GROSH “Obscured by Angels and Devils” NICOLE HENRY “Other Forms of Dialogue” THEODORA KO“Paradox Between Worlds: An Autobiographical Excerpt” EMILY MATTSON“Notions of Self, Space and Place in Harriet Wilson’s Our NigBEN MORSE“Masculinity and Femininity in the Pygmalion Myth and the Succession of These Themes in Fight ClubYING ZHULandscape Painted with Tea and the Return to Identity”. (pdf)

2001 Issue: Volume 1

cover_vol-1_120MARTHA CALHOON “Of Modesty and Shame: Gender and Imperialism in David Henry Hwang’s M. ButterflyJENNIFER CAMERON “The Other Cheek: Alienation and Duality in David Bergelson’s ‘Among Refugees’”CHERYL HANING “An Inevitable Encounter: Man and Nature in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian” RYAN MONTELL “The rich Man as Pauper: Capitalism and Contradiction in Joel Coen’s Barton Fink” CONSTANCE NEWMAN “Who Was Montezuma?” YING ZYU “Deconstructing Freudian Analysis and Gradiva”.