Archive for September, 2011

Senior Year Honors Thesis Grind, Commence!

By • Sep 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Who ever said senior year was supposed to be easy? Classes have been in session for just over a month now and things only seem to be speeding up. The brief hurrication thanks to Ms. Irene couldn’t even do much to slow down the whirlwind of obligations that the fall semester brings. Conducting honors research…
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Scientific Management in the Home

By • Sep 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research has taken a turn to thinking about how scientific management in the home affects children. I think I am going to argue that Wharton depicts the application of Taylorism to the home as faulty and the attempt as damaging to children because it strives them into the products rather than members of the…
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It’s October Already? How quickly time passes, yet how deeply it is felt…

By • Sep 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Time goes by very quickly during the beginning of the school year. I’m shocked that we are already coming to Fall Break. My friends in Oregon and overseas in Scotland have just finished off their first week or two and when I tell them I’m getting essays together for midterms they initially think I’m joking.…
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The Director

By • Sep 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The aspects of the director that I tackled in my research were the overall vision for the show (contained in the Director’s Note), the show’s cast (a breakdown can be seen in the character list), and the order in which the plays are going t…



The Dramaturge

By • Sep 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The functions of the dramaturge that I researched for my project are the historical and literary property of the play (completed in the Dramaturg’s Note) and the complicated language of the script (completed in the glossary).  I also made many n…



The Balancing Act

By • Sep 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again, The time has come for another update on the research process.  With classes in full swing and midterms upon us, it is increasingly difficult to ensure adequate time is available for class work, thesis research, friends, activities, and the oft-sacrificed sleep. I have found that scheduling and staying focused is crucial to making…
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What to take away?

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Through completing this research process, I not only learned a good deal about the existence of pre-modern Orientalism, but also about the nature of liberal arts research in general. Regarding my academic project, I discovered a lot about the historica…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research PART DEUX!

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East. O…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research PART DEUX!

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East. O…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research…pt. 1

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Okay, so this may not be the best logic, but this is how my research was completed this summer. It is odd, however, that I have finally found the time [and the volition] to type my final blog posts after I presented my findings at the research symposiu…