Archives for the ‘Monroe’ Category

Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Wrapping Up

By • Aug 16th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“In the midst of this strife, whereat the halls of Ilúvatar shook and a tremor ran out into the silences yet unmoved, Ilúvatar arose…and his face was terrible to behold. Then he raised up both his hands, and in one chord, deeper than the Abyss, higher than the Firmament, piercing as the light of the […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 3

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“Now Ilúvatar sat and hearkened, and for a great while it seemed good to him, for in the music there were no flaws. But as the theme progressed, it came into the heart of Melkor to interweave matters of his own imagining that were not in accord with the theme of Ilúvatar; for he sought […]

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The Northumbrian Frontier: Using Old Sources in Modern Research

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Applying primary sources is one of the central tasks, and one of the most necessary skills, for the right conduct of historical research. On the face of it, the task may seem easy enough for Anglo-Saxon England. Every source that I would need to consult has already appeared in a high-quality, modern English translation. The […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 2

By • Jun 11th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“Then the voices of the Ainur, like unto harps and lutes, and pipes and trumpets, and viols and organs, and like unto countless choirs singing with words, began to fashion the theme of Ilúvatar to a great music; and a sound arose of endless interchanging melodies woven in harmony that passed beyond hearing into the […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Blog Post 1

By • Jun 8th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

“There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made. And he spoke to them, propounding to them themes of music; and they sang before him, and he […]

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Michael Sparrow – Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods – Abstract

By • May 8th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

In the beginning of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Silmarillion, he compares the creation of Middle-earth to a song. My research goal for this summer is to produce an original, full-length interpretation of what that song might have sounded like. The orchestration of my composition will contain a separate instrument for each of the […]

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The Northumbrian Frontier: At the Edge of an Early Medieval Kingship

By • Apr 4th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

This project focuses on the kingdom of Northumbria: it was the foremost polity in existence on the island of Great Britain between 500–700 CE. Expanding from a fortified hill on the ocean, Northumbria grew into the valleys and mountains of its hinterland. Bolstered by the church, the kingdom maintained its power well, flourishing in the […]

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Abstract – 20th Century American Fine Art Activism

By • Apr 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

My Monroe Project is going to be on American fine art activism in the 20th century. Fine art activism is a subclass of protest art, which, like the name implies, is art used in political activism. I will be focusing on drawing and painting, and not other forms of prevalent protest art, such as performance […]

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Finished Product Post: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Greetings all, Just wanted to give y’all a recapitulation on how my project turned out and the overall process. As I said before, I spent the first half or so of my summer doing more general research and getting a good feel for what exactly I was dealing with. Starting from day 1, I stockpiled […]



What it might really mean when we capitalize certain words

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research, William and Mary

We traditionally capitalize proper nouns in the English language in order to distinguish specific entities from generic terms. One capital letter can entirely change the meaning of a sentence. One might say, “I bought an Apple” in order to indicate that an Apple computer was purchased. While, “I bought an apple,” uncontroversially means that someone […]