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English SIPs, 1970-2007
This is a list of Senior Individualized Projects completed in the English department at Kalamazoo College from 1970 to 2007. Note that this is not a complete list of SIPs during these years.
City in My Mind/ Ville dans mon Esprit
A collection of original poetry written in English and French. The poems explore the boundaries and the overlapping areas between the two languages. They deal with themes of language and identity, growing into womanhood, ...
Disturbing Frequency: A Critical Study of Misogynist Language in Popular Music
Radio waves and iPods today are inundated with the disturbing frequency of misogynistic music. But are we really listening to its message? It has become the norm in our society to listen to music that not only degrades ...
Jazz Writing and the Beat Generation: The Intersection of Music and Literature
The writing of American Beat Generation writers of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s such as Jack Kerouac were heavily influenced by the rhythms, character, and phrasings of bebop jazz of musicians such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy ...
Darkmatter tells the story of Camellus Flacy, a young man growing up in rural Illinois. An introspective musician, he spends most of his time inside of his head--until World War I begins and he gets shipped off to France. ...
Which is to Be Master: How Lewis Carroll Empowered Children to Think Critically about the World through Literature
"Which is to Be Master..." is a critical literary SIP divided in three sections. The first section is a brief history of children's literature just until the end of the 1800s, when the end of the genre's "Golden Age" ...
Reading Censorship in American Culture: Creating Self-Understanding in Adolescence Through Critical Reading
An research paper exploring censorship of literature in the context of American society, especially with themes of individualism and development in adolescence.
The Subtext of Symbols: A Study in Visual Poetry
This collection of poems uses language as symbol to pervade overt visual symbol with oscillating meaning. To begin, world religious symbols are charged with overt connotation. By reading poems unrelated in content to the ...
El Tiburon and Other Stories
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Letters of Reconciliation
Through hardships, pitfalls, and mistakes, I was forced to find a new voice...because my old one just wasn't working anymore.