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Listen to the Story: Banksy, Tyler the Creator, and Nihilism in Urban Artistic Expression

Duri Long

Art, as an expression of feelings, worldviews, and personal beliefs, is a reflection of our environment and how we interact with it. In this way, urban art such as rap music and graffiti can serve as a lens through which we are able to examine the state of the urban environment.

 

Staring into Destruction: Analyzing the Association between Sight, Desire, and Death

Leland Tabares

In Salome, Oscar Wilde expresses a dangerous relationship between sight and sexual desire that leads to death.  Throughout the play, the male characters look upon the females with a sense of voyeurism, stimulating a sensual desire for the other.  In the same way, the female characters re

 

Quite Useless: Truth, Art, and Life in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sarah Huener

In his examination of art in human form, Oscar Wilde ultimately concludes that art is not a means of striving for Absolute Truth, as Plato describes Form to be. Wilde’s choice of a man as his object of analysis is no coincidence; for him, the human soul itself is Form.

 

Colored by Passion: The Political-Poetical Intersect in the Life and Work of Pablo Neruda

Erin Becker

Pablo Neruda began his career as an apolitical love poet and ended it as an outspoken advocate for engaged art and the Communist cause.

 

"Fit Words to Paint": The Rhetoric of Courtship and Courtiership in Sidney's Astrophil and Stella

Joe Albernaz

This article examines the types and uses of rhetoric in Sir Philip Sidney's sonnet sequence "Astrophil and Stella." Astrophil's rhetoric is informed by his roles as a courtier and lover, the two roles that define him.

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