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Kindall, EmmaLearning that you have to let yourself rot in order to grow into new gardens
Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2017, Art
This work is about her leaving, creating a mythology surrounding her imagined return, realizing she couldn't, mourning the loss, and returning to her instead.

Committee:

Sergio Soave (Advisor); Alison Crocetta (Committee Member); Carmel Buckley (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

art; printmaking; collage;

Jones, Richard EarlKeep it Local: Music Streaming & Local Music Communities
Master of Fine Arts, Miami University, 2017, Art
The Napster revolution at the turn of 21st century toppled recorded music revenue streams as peer-to-peer file-sharing and piracy tore listeners away from music retailers and left a power vacuum at the center of the music industry. From 2008-2016, streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube emerged as the de facto leaders in the free culture of recorded music. This paper examines the impact of streaming services on local musicians and explores possible design interventions to improve financial returns of streaming for local acts. Streaming revenues accounted for 51% of recorded music revenue in 2016, but local artists, without the financial resources of major record labels, are not enjoying the financial revival. Favoring regional talent in streaming algorithms and incorporating existing plugins or widgets into the user interface of streaming platforms can funnel more revenue toward local artists.

Committee:

Dennis Cheatham (Committee Chair); Richard Campbell (Committee Member); Diane Fellows (Committee Member); Chris Strobel (Other); Glenn Platt (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts; Mass Communications; Mass Media; Multimedia Communications; Music; Performing Arts; Technology

Keywords:

music; streaming; spotify; apple; recording artists; live performance; music streaming; napster; pandora; iTunes; iPod; YouTube; Netflix; RIAA; design; soundcloud; bandcamp; record labels; experience design; music industry; revenue; radio; college radio;

Stevens, Nicholas DavidLulu's Daughters: Portraying the Anti-Heroine in Contemporary Opera, 1993-2013
Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 2017, Musicology
In this dissertation, I argue that opera’s anti-heroine archetype – one of the most familiar in the genre’s historical canon – returned to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century, along with many of its typical tropes and plot trajectories. Between 1993 and 2013, four leading composers chose to update and adapt the basic idea of a transgressive heroine who rises in her society only to fall silent in the end. Each of the creative teams behind these works finds a novel way to modernize, transform, disrupt, or critique opera’s long tradition of doomed anti-heroines – but each also draws upon a common, historically rooted set of musical and dramatic devices in characterizing their compromised protagonists. Like Alban Berg’s Lulu of 1935, these operas incorporate forms of American popular music into modernist scores; all partake of and thematize audiovisual media, such as film, photography, and phonography. In an introduction, I trace the phenomenon of opera’s anti-heroine back to its historical heyday, and discuss the methodological and theoretical frameworks in which I operate. In the first two case studies, grouped under the heading Remembering the Twentieth Century, I examine new opera’s depictions of two real women who came of age between the wars. Margaret, Duchess of Argyll becomes a complex concatenation of archetypes in Thomas Ades and Philip Hensher’s Powder Her Face, and Anais Nin, the posthumous librettist and sole physical character of Louis Andriessen’s Anais Nin, becomes an insatiable femme fatale in the Dutch composer’s tightly edited biographical sketch. The second pair of case studies, American Dreams, Southern Scenes, and European (Re)visions, opens with a look at a third quasi-biographical account of a female celebrity’s rise and demise: Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas’s Anna Nicole, a satire influenced by the tabloid culture of the 1990s and 2000s. In the final chapter, I turn to a work that eschews the depiction of a real woman, instead featuring a new version of a pre-existing operatic femme fatale: Berg’s Lulu, reimagined as an African-American native of New Orleans in Olga Neuwirth’s American Lulu. I conclude by suggesting paths forward, for both scholarship and contemporary opera.

Committee:

Susan McClary, PhD (Advisor); Daniel Goldmark, PhD (Committee Member); Francesca Brittan, PhD (Committee Member); Susanne Vees-Gulani, PhD (Committee Member); Sherry Lee, PhD (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Film Studies; Fine Arts; Gender Studies; Music; Theater Studies

Keywords:

media; jazz; popular music; chamber opera; monodrama; postopera; music theatre; gender; archetype; Berg, Alban; Ades, Thomas; Andriessen, Louis; Neuwirth, Olga; Turnage, Mark-Anthony; Nin, Anais; tabloid culture; modernism; narrative; voice

Goetz, SarahHow To Do It Yourself
Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2017, Art
Within this document you will find the instructional artwork how to do it yourself, annotated with instructions. You will then encounter an account of the practice at large, and treatments of the two works shown in the 2017 Urban Arts Space Exhibition THESIS: me and my army and for now.

Committee:

Roger Beebe, Ph.D. (Advisor); Alison Crocetta, M.F.A. (Committee Member); Ann Hamilton, M.F.A. (Committee Member); Kris Paulsen, Ph.D. (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Art Criticism; Film Studies; Fine Arts; Gender; Literature

Keywords:

video art; instruction; pronoun; indexical language; identity; feminism; how to; credit; resistance; sexual violence; sexual assault; A Clockwork Orange; vinyl; art; wall text; me and my army; for now; sticky note; wordplay; active voice; ring true;

Anderson, Emma Elizebeth"If She Could Relax, Don't You Think She Would?"
MFA, Kent State University, 2018, College of the Arts / School of Art
My artwork functions as a personal expression of repressed emotions. I convey various negative emotions through the use of formal elements in my paintings and monoprints. My paintings and monoprints contain anxious and chaotic scenes that function as non-linear narratives from traumatic experiences in my life. The creatures operate as alter egos of myself representing my repressed emotions, or physical characteristics of my appearance. Creating my art allows me to work out personal issues through the use of forms and materials. My art pieces contain various applications of paint, jagged and gestural marks to form the figures, along childlike graphic imagery such as bulging eyes and crooked teeth. The paintings and monoprints contain energetic reds, acidic yellows, and vibrant purples which add to the energy in the work. The ultimate goal of my work is to spark an emotional response within the viewer. Ideally, I would like the overload of hectic information to evoke within the viewer a constant anxious feeling; the same feeling I experience as a result of my battle with anxiety. I am consistently told by others around me to just relax. Through the work the viewer will experience the anxiety that I constantly feel and am unable to escape. If I were able to relax, I would. The overwhelming sensation of anxiety is always with me.

Committee:

Martin Ball, Mr. (Advisor); Gianna Commito, Ms. (Committee Member); Arron Foster, Mr. (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Painting; Neo-Expressionism; Emotions

Lawrence, Erin RUndermined: A Novel
MFA, Kent State University, 2018, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of English
This novel of speculative fiction takes on the possibility of propaganda, deceit, and war in Victorian Age Europe.

Committee:

Varley O'Connor (Advisor)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Alonso, Christopher RafaelIf Lost on the Roads and Other Stories
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Youngstown State University, 2018, Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)
The four short stories and portion of a novel in If Lost on the Roads and Other Stories use magical realism, fabulism, and a lyrical style and voice in order to explore themes of love, acceptance, chosen family, and loss within the Latinx and Hispanic communities, centering on queer people within said spaces.

Committee:

Christopher Barzak, MFA (Advisor); Caryl Pagel, MFA (Committee Member); Imad Rahman, MFA (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts; Literature

Keywords:

Magical realism; Latino literature; Latinx literature; Queer literature; Fiction

Aljared, RawyaFueling Petroculture: Contemporary Art from the Arabian Gulf
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ohio University, 2018, Interdisciplinary Arts (Fine Arts)
The unprecedented transformation of petromodernity in the Arabian Gulf’s landscape and culture during the twentieth century coincided with the formation of the Arabian Gulf nation states. As such, the Arabian Gulf’s oil economy is considered as an important factor in the stability and prosperity of these countries. This oil transformation has generated a modern lifestyle, denoted by petromodernity, which hinges on petroleum as its mode of energy. Petromodernity and its subsequent petroleum culture, or petroculture, serve as the framework for this research analysis of the Arabian Gulf’s contemporary art. The project focuses on how the works of art reflect the manifestation of petroculture on: 1) urban landscape; 2) social behaviors; and 3) environmental issues of the region. Navigating contemporary art in the Arabian Gulf through manifestations of petroculture attest to a new regional field in art history. This dissertation aims to lay out art as a mode of civic engagement and critical space regarding the discourse around the inevitable ramifications of energy transition by opening the possibility for the advocacy and the discussion of this topic within and beyond the region.

Committee:

Andrea Frohne (Committee Chair); Marina Peterson (Committee Member); Jennie Klein (Committee Member); Steve Howard (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Art Criticism; Art History; Energy; Environmental Studies; Fine Arts; Middle Eastern Studies; Urban Planning

Keywords:

Contemporary Art; Petroculutre; Petromodernity; Arabian Gulf; Cultural Anthropology

Seiler, Jena M.Sensing Security through Contemporary Art and Ethnographic Encounters
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ohio University, 2017, Interdisciplinary Arts (Fine Arts)
This dissertation examines the sensory entanglements of security through an analysis of contemporary art and ethnographic encounters. I argue that the “securitization” of society does not only entail a multiplicity of actors and practices, as Marc Schuilenburg demonstrates, but sensory attunements that bring technologies, bodies, and spaces into security assemblages. The project is in line with recent scholarship on the senses in the social sciences and the humanities, what anthropologist David Howes identifies as the “sensory turn.” In particular, the project resonates with the work of Tim Ingold and Davide Panagia as they argue that the senses are phenomenological, social, and political. I extend this understanding of the senses to the topic of security. To analyze the sensory dimensions of security, I consider a diverse set of materials, including artworks, ethnographic research, news sources, industry trade journals, and official government materials. From this collection of material, I draw out sensory moments and lines of sensation, examining the ways that seeing, hearing, touching, and smelling are at work in security. In this project, “sensing security” holds three meanings: first, I use it to refer to the sensory technologies that increasingly have become a part of contemporary security and how security acts as a sensing mechanism. Second, it refers to the way security conditions the senses, instructing us on how to see, hear, and touch. Security discourse not only outline threats but also teaches us to turn our bodies into security machines in order to identify suspicion and alert authorities: enlisting our eyes, for example, in the counterterrorism campaign “If You See Something, Say Something™.” Finally, by using this phrase I attempt to capture the work I do in the dissertation, as the project explicates, or senses out, the entangled sensory relations of security.

Committee:

Marina Peterson (Advisor)

Subjects:

Art Criticism; Cultural Anthropology; Fine Arts; Geography; Museum Studies; Performing Arts

Keywords:

Security; Senses; Contemporary Art; Ethnography; Technology; Embodiment; Space; Museums

Morrow, Stephen MThe Art Education of Recklessness: Thinking Scholarship through the Essay
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2017, Arts Administration, Education and Policy
This document has been (for me, writing) and is (for you, reading) a journey. It started with a passing remark in Gilles Deleuze’s 1981 book Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation. That remark concerned the cliche. The psychic cliches within us all. The greatest accomplishment of the mind is thinking, which according to Deleuze means clawing through and beyond the cliche. But how? I found in my research that higher education art schools (like the higher education English departments in which I had for years taught) claim to teach thinking, sometimes written as “critical thinking,” in addition to all the necessary skills of artmaking. For this dissertation, I set off on a journey to understand what thinking is, finding that Deleuze’s study of the dogmatic image of thought and its challenger, the new image of thought—a study he calls noo-ology—to be quite useful in understanding the history of the cliche and originality, and for understanding a problematic within the part of art education that purports to use Deleuzian concepts toward original thinking/artmaking. This document is both about original contributions to any field and is my original contribution to the field. A critique and a proposal.

Committee:

JACK RICHARDSON (Advisor); JENNIFER RICHARDSON (Committee Member); SYDNEY WALKER (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Art Criticism; Art Education; Art History; Education; Education Philosophy; Film Studies; Fine Arts; Literature; Philosophy; Teaching

Keywords:

art education; art; cinema; poetry; philosophy; Gilles Deleuze; jan jagodzinski; the image of thought; Recklessness

Keller, Matthew J.DANCENOISE DECLARES OPEN SEASON ON THE DOCILE BODY: DANCE STUDIES AND FEMINIST THEORY
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Ohio University, 2017, Dance
Dancenoise was created by Lucy Sexton and Anne Iobst after graduating from Ohio University in 1983. They worked as an active part of the downtown dance scene—a group of avant-garde dance artists—where they established themselves as prominent members with a fusion of performance art and dance. Due to the explicit feminist perspective embedded in their work and their prominence in the downtown dance scene, it is curious that they have not been the focus of a dance and feminist studies project. This thesis analyzes two of their works Half a Brain (1988) and Open Season (1996) and argues that Dancenoise disrupts and subverts Western culture’s heterosexist attitudes towards the body. There are three theoretical paradigms used to analyze how Sexton and Iobst transgress hegemonic culture. Through gaze theory, particularly male gaze theory, I assert that Sexton and Iobst challenge patriarchal representations of women through their fast-paced scene structure and use of nudity in tandem with dialogue. To further argue that they transgress hegemony, I assert that they disrupt the subjugation and docility of the body in the West by utilizing Michel Foucault’s theorizing on “docile bodies”. Furthermore, I use Judith Butler’s theory of gender performativity to argue that they challenge and subvert bodily norms of behavior, refuting traditional, sexist ways of using the body. To conclude, I assert that Dancenoise adheres to a poststructuralist decentered subjectivity. This is at the heart of their subversive tendencies.

Committee:

Tresa Randall, Ph.D (Advisor)

Subjects:

Dance; Fine Arts; Womens Studies

Keywords:

Dancenoise; Lucy Sexton; Anne Iobst; postmodern dance; dance history; feminist theory; dance; dance studies; downtown dance; male gaze; Judith Butler; Michel Foucault

Horner, Dustin JamesThe Breach
MFA, Kent State University, 2017, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of English
A novel examining a marriage in the midst of changing community.

Committee:

Varley O'Connor (Committee Chair)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Nardandrea, Coral HHer Name is Albatross
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bowling Green State University, 2017, Creative Writing/Poetry
Larissa Szporluk Celli, Advisor, For this thesis, I did not want to restrict it with any one theme; however, it can be assumed that the title is a nod to “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In the original poem, Coleridge faces a devastating haunting after killing an albatross at sea. In my work, the albatross continues that metaphor—ghosts of identity, family, pain, place, and queerness all haunt this speaker, and she experiences those emotional hauntings through her very physical body. Each of the three sections nods to a different point in the speakers life, how she is navigating these hauntings. In the first section, the speaker gets herself into poor situations, flounders through her identity, trying to find something to grab onto. In the second, she is more clear on her identity through past and place, but has trouble admitting to the changes she must face. The last section, hopefully, is one of resolution, if reserved. While the speaker does not have her identity pinned down or completely resolved, she is more focused on meeting it head-on. In short, this work is meant to be a window to the intersectional, and how our self-image is skewed by those we are close to and those we are not.

Committee:

Larissa Szporluk (Advisor); Rebecca Klaver (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

queer, poetry, feminism, ghosts,

Cibella, MarcOn Writing 2: An Essay Collection and Loose Sequel to Stephen King's On Writing
Master of Fine Arts, University of Akron, 2018, Creative Writing
On Writing 2: An Essay Collection and Loose Sequel to Stephen King's On Writing, a creative nonfiction thesis, takes horror and suspense legend Stephen King's memoir on the craft and UPS THE ANTE!!! Eighteen years after the debut of King's nonfiction hit comes the sequel fans have been begging for. Gone are the tales of King's childhood, his lessons on writing, and that time he got hit by a van. Now, read of the essays of a different schmuck, none of which have to do with writing, but do deal with traveling in Key West, volunteering at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and trying to keep a relationship together at an IKEA. Each essay is handled deftly with a lot of humor and that innate sadness that is key to the human condition. See what the critics are saying about On Writing 2: "This is worse than A Million Little Pieces." — Melvin Goldfarb, New York Times "My son has really disappointed me this time." — Barbara Cibella, Mother of Author Do yourself a favor and download Stephen King's lawyer's favorite thesis of 2018! Get On Writing 2 today! DISCLAIMER: This is a sequel to Stephen King's On Writing in name only. Please do not sue me.

Committee:

David Giffels (Advisor)

Subjects:

American Literature; Composition; Fine Arts; Journalism; Literature; Modern Literature; Political Science

Keywords:

Creative Writing; Humor; Creative Nonfiction; Political Science; Travel; Key West; Literature; 2016 Presidential Election; 2016 Republican National Convention; Ohio; Relationships

Bomsta, Tanya ElizabethThe Visionaries and Other Essays
Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2017, English
This thesis is a collection of personal essays that explore the narrator's experience with belief, faith, personal loss, and motherhood. The collection seeks to examine the ramifications of choice, the split and merge of past and present selves, and the implications of changing one's worldview. The essays employ different narrative modes in order to interrogate the nature of truth and the formation and deformation of self.

Committee:

Lina Ferreira (Committee Chair); Michelle Herman (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts; Modern Literature

Keywords:

essay; personal essay; creative nonfiction; religion; faith; motherhood;

Markham, ThomasA Tree Falls In A Forest
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bowling Green State University, 2017, Creative Writing/Fiction
A Tree Falls In A Forest is a novel that wrestles with the many issues regarding how the past both colors and shapes the present. Specifically, the novel looks at tragedies and the way we as humans attempt to ground ourselves in the present by either ignoring a past tragedy or by letting the tragedy shape our present and future. In the narrator Joe Coleman, the reader finds a man whose life is caught in stasis; having suffered the tragedy of his wife's passing, he tries to ignore the grief and keep moving forward with his life but finds he can't. This problem becomes even more complicated when he must out of necessity rekindle his relationship with his estranged brother, the famous musician Anthony Coleman. A Tree Falls In A Forest uses Joe and Anthony's relationship as a crucible for exploring the ways that we as humans might suffer tragedy and honor the memory of tragic moments while still carrying out fulfilling lives.

Committee:

Lawrence Coates (Advisor); Wendell Mayo (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Volkmar, Karl FranklinCamille Pissarro's Jardinière (1884-1885) in the context of his early genre paintings: 1872-1886 /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1985, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Pissarro;Painters;Impressionism

Fisher, Linda M (Linda Marie)Iconography and narrative in the 'St. Albans' Apocalypses /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1984, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Apocalyptic art

Meixner, Laura LeeJean-François Millet : his American students and influences /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1979, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Millet

Wallace, Kyle SAn Exploratory Study of Learning Journeys for Makers in the Fields of Art, Craft and Design: An Investigation of the Blurred Boundaries between Art, Craft, and Design
Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2016, Industrial, Interior Visual Communication Design
In this exploratory study, research was conducted on the learning journeys of makers in the fields of art, craft and design. The investigation was conducted to explore new ways of informing hands-on learning for makers, as well as parents and educators of makers. The primary research revealed insights about the makers' positions within the blurred boundaries of art, craft and design, how these makers approach creativity and how their learning activities fit within informal, non-formal and formal learning approaches. This study does not attempt to reinforce or redefine the boundaries between art, craft and design. Rather, this study suggests that practitioners and students want to explore the space between art, craft and design even though many academic institutions often attempt to reinforce boundaries between the three fields. The findings in this study were rich in details and these were used to create a framework for makers to begin or continue advancing their skills and knowledge in hands-on learning. The information provided could be used to bridge formal learning activities with informal and non-formal learning activities. Bridging these types of learning activities could better position future makers to become the producers of innovative ideas for our future economy. It is important to note that the investigator is also a maker. His background includes vocational education in cabinetmaking and millwork, and university education at a one-year exchange program in Germany and a BFA with a concentration in Industrial Design. His professional career includes fabrication and managerial experiences from a variety of production workshops at multiple locations across the United States and abroad, in countries such as England and Australia.

Committee:

Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders, Ph.D., (Advisor); Peter Chan, Ph.D., (Committee Member); David Staley, Ph.D., (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Adult Education; Art Education; Curricula; Design; Education; Epistemology; Fine Arts; Higher Education; Industrial Arts Education; Pedagogy; Teacher Education; Teaching; Vocational Education

Keywords:

Exploratory Study; User-Centered; Maker; Blurred Boundaries; Art; Craft; Design; Learning Journey

Quinlan, Joshua MortimerReduce, Reuse, Recycle – Research: Sustainable Scene Design for a Production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People
Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2016, Theatre

Theatre is a liminal environment between performers and a live audience, and between the past, present and future. Theatre practitioners often bring to life old scripts that have graced the stage many times while highlighting the relevance of key themes and motifs in relation to a modern audience. The work of playwright Henrik Ibsen is produced worldwide because of its modern subjects, despite having been written in the late nineteenth century.

Under the direction of Lesley Ferris, I designed the scenic environment for Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at The Ohio State University. I used a combination of sketches, digital modelling, and a physical white model to communicate my scenic design. By way of reducing, reusing, and recycling, I executed a sustainable scenic environment that complimented the themes of environmental awareness within the play without compromising the aesthetic of the design.

Committee:

Brad Steinmetz, M.F.A. (Advisor); Mary Tarantino, M.F.A (Committee Member); Lesley Ferris, PhD (Committee Member)

Subjects:

Architectural; Architecture; Art History; Design; Environmental Education; Environmental Health; Environmental Management; Environmental Studies; Fine Arts; Gender; Gender Studies; Performing Arts; Scandinavian Studies; Theater; Theater History; Theater Studies; Womens Studies

Keywords:

Theatre; Design; Scene Design; Scene; Set Design; Set; Scenic Design; Scenic; Painting; Art; Scenic Art; Scene Painting; Scrim; Costume; Lighting; Sustainable; Green; Theater; Hammershoi; Henrik Ibsen; Enemy of The People; Production; Norway; Environment

Wilson, BrentThe development and testing of an instrument to measure aspective perception of paintings /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1966, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Perception;Painting

Burnside, Wesley M.Maynard Dixon, artist of the west /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1971, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Dixon

Ladd, Frederick J.The revival style alterations at Corsham Court, 1749-1849 /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1972, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Green, William BrentSome curriculum consequences of two theories of aesthetic criticism /
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1973, Graduate School

Committee:

Not Provided (Other)

Subjects:

Fine Arts

Keywords:

Aesthetics;Art criticism;Art

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