Archive for December, 2008

Pictures from Ben Lomond

By • Dec 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, pictures, Research

Here are some pictures of the Ben Lomond site.  The first is the front of the house, the second is of the historical marker and the third is the first floor main hallway where I plan to do some filming.



The other documentaries

By • Dec 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Aside from all of the actual books I have been reading I have been watching many other Civil War documentaries.  I have not had the time to watch them in their entirety but it has been helpful to see the different styles employed.  So far I have looked at:
Ken Burns’ Civil War
The Civil War and […]



First Chapter complete…but for how long?

By • Dec 25th, 2008 • Category: history research, Honors Thesis, Research, research paper

So I finally finished my first chapter of my thesis last week and passed that in for my Research Methods class.  It ended up being 26.5 pages.  My first draft was horrendous so the final needed a lot of revision and reworking.  I’m fairly happy with the final product, but I’m pretty sure I’m going […]



Welcome

By • Dec 24th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello,
This page will be documenting my experiences during my research on Prince William County during the Civil War. All of this research will culminate in a few short film documentary pieces. I am conducting an independent project for the Spring 2009 semester but I am beinging work now due to the distance of Williamsburg from […]



Imagined Communities: Immigrants, Transnationalism, and the Spanish-Language Media

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Some Hispanic Studies majors instinctively gag when they hear the term “imagined community.” There’s a reason for drilling it into our heads, though: nations are social constructs and a good deal of politics, especially politics of migration, come down to how we imagine our nation. I’ve taken a look here at how two Spanish-language newspapers […]

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Roberto Bolaño and the Bastard Canon

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Roberto Bolaño is an dead Latin American novelist recently proclaimed the most influential of his generation. He wrote The Savage Detectives and 2666. Strangely, he is both canonical and vanguard; he publicly insulted most of his famous predecessors but has inherited their mantle. The attached essay (in Spanish) examines what Bolaño’s canonization tells us about canon formation.   Bolaño […]

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The past couple weeks….

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My two chapters are written, revised, and submitted.  It was quite an adventure to actually write….  After spending so much time on research, it was exhilarating to finally put some things together.  Having two chapters written (though I’ll definitely revise them to … Continue reading

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The big day

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My lab:

My jug of coffee:

And some music to analyze data to:

Time to go science.



Pop psychology rant in F# minor

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

And this here is one of the reasons no one takes psychology seriously.  I wouldn’t bother reading the whole thing (it’s about the DSM-V), but I found this quote particularly resonant:
“This is not cardiology or nephrology, where the basic diseases are well known,” said Edward Shorter, a leading historian of psychiatry whose latest book, “Before […]



Tenth Annual Honors Colloquium

By • Dec 17th, 2008 • Category: Presentations

Students conducting Honors thesis research will present in the Tenth Annual Honors Colloquium February 9-19. The College community is invited to attend. SEE THE SCHEDULE