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The Sublime in Contemporary Art and Politics: The Post 9/11 Art of Middle Eastern Diaspora in North America
This dissertation takes ethnographic approach to researching art with an emphasis on the artistic practices of Middle Eastern diasporic artists in Canada and the USA. This dissertation moves from an account of aesthetic ...
Contemporary Ruins: Politics and Aesthetics Beyond the Melancholy Imagination
This thesis attempts to elucidate the specificities of contemporary ruins using critical theory and cultural studies applied to various sites of analysis ranging from art and film to abandoned factories and disaster zones. ...
What Words Can Do: Analyzing Adult/Child Relations in Narratives of Literature and Psychosocial Theory
This thesis enters into an analysis of adult/child relations by looking closely at affective social and historical representations of childhood. It asks, how to characterize the self-other relation when the subject is a ...
The Live Fashion Show in Mediatized Consumer Culture
This dissertation examines the fashion show and its mediatization as a microcosm of online medias impact on consumer culture. The contemporary fashion show is a brief, one-off live performance that presents a fashion house ...
The Potential of Leaks: Mediation, Materiality and Incontinent Domains
Leaks appear within and in between disciplines. While the vernacular implications of leaking tend to connote either the release of texts or, in a more literal sense, the escape of a fluid, the leak also embodies more poetic ...