Translation, Teenagers, and Truth: A Comparison of Content between West Side Story & Romeo and Juliet

This project was completed for Dr. Christine Sprengler’s first-year SASAH course. Through the script of a fictional radio show, this piece views the translation of Romeo and Juliet into the Broadway musical West Side Story through the lens of modernism and postmodernism to determine which sensibility the musical processes. An androgynous and ambiguous radio show…

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Altermodernism, a Fraction of Postmodernism

Where is our society at today in terms of modernism? Well, according to Nicholas Bourriad, we have entered into a period known as “Altermodernism”. As our current society continues to evolve and progress towards what would likely be considered modernity, perhaps Bourriad is right. Society is in constant flux, and with constant flux often comes…

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Postmodernism- Here to Stay. Altermodernism- Go Away

Postmodernism – prospering and thriving? Not quite, however, it is still alive. The period is no longer in its prime, as much has been brought anew since the term was first introduced. Although, the characteristics that are embodied through the postmodern era are still present. Nicholas Bourriad, curator and art critic, may refute this statement,…

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Artifacts and Interaction

After visiting the Ontario Museum of Archeology, I noticed that many artifacts were kept behind glass walls. For humans, touch is one of our strongest senses from which we gain access to information about an object; we are able to feel texture, irregularities, and weight. Going to a museum however, is quite different. We are…

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