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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Gender Neutral Language in Transgender Communities

In a society built around gendered language, there is seldom enough linguistic “room” left for those who identify outside of the binary gender system. Queer and transgender communities have begun to identify the need for gender neutral language that will aid them in expressing non-binary identities; however, the question remains whether or not suitable gender…

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The River Is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism

This celebratory event showcased the creative investigations of a class entitled “Water Now,”through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students. This SASAH course was taught by Prof. Patrick Mahon from Visual Arts and the exhibit was on display February 9-12, 2016 at Satellite Project Space in downtown London. At…

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