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Superhero Popularity in Past and Present America

Talia Smart

The industry of superhero films has ballooned over the past ten years or so, expanding into massive franchises under the leadership of longtime comic book producers Marvel and D.C. Comics and drawing larger audiences than ever.

 

Feeding Global Warming: Assessing the Impact of Agriculture on Climate Change

Emma Layman

This essay examines the ways in which agricultural practices have influenced global climate change.

 

"Deliberate Indifference:" Protecting the Rights of Transgender Prisoners

Adrienne Bonar

Although gender is beginning to be viewed as a social construct, the United States’ preoccupation with a binary system of gender classification continues to exacerbate the flaws within the U.S. Department of Corrections (DOC).

 

What is art: An Objective Definition vs. a Functional Definition

Mikala Smith

The question "What is art?" has been asked for generations, but it is important to consider art's functionality rather than its definition. This paper explores scholarship on the issue of art.

 

Moral Philosophy and the Dialogic Tradition: Izaak Walton's The Complete Angler

Taylor Hewett

There is no doubt that the defining religious, political, and economic framework of seventeenth-century England had its influences on the Angler.

 

Allusions as Web-Building Vehicles in V for Vendetta

Orvis Evans, Michael Foote, Ross McDonald

Some works call out to readers with an invitation to play an active role in the construction of the text's meaning.

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