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 Department: English
 Resource Type: Presentation
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
Identifying and analyzing the poetic qualities of The Beatles' lyrics from 1965-1970

Identifying and analyzing the poetic qualities of The Beatles' lyrics from 1965-1970

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Murphy, Stephanie M.; Baird, James L. & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This presentation analyzes and identifies the poetic elements of The Beatles' lyrics from 1965 to 1970. The primary goal is to demonstrate that the band's lyrics are serious poetry, not merely performance. The author will review scholarly books and articles about The Beatles' role in popular culture and literature, as well as use the author's own knowledge of poetry to interpret the findings of her close analysis of individual Beatles' songs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
"That One Congenial Friend": A Study of Hawthorne's Aim and Audience

"That One Congenial Friend": A Study of Hawthorne's Aim and Audience

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Garrido, Alejandro & Joines, Richard
Description: This presentation discusses research on Nathanial Hawthorne's political aims and divided audience. In the prefaces of his novels and short stories, Hawthorne explores conflicts that surface when factional tyranny occurs in a democratic state. His prefaces introduce these conflicts and act as guides on how to read what follows. Despite the settings of his stories - often in the years of America's infancy - Hawthorne uses allegorical connections to comment on the dilemmas of his present. In this way he is, perhaps, advocating a revision of the sociopolitical state of antebellum New England and indirectly promoting an agenda that will be capable of bringing the faults of his country to light.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Such Ecstatic Agony: The Conflicted Self in the Life and Art of Carlo Gesualdo

Such Ecstatic Agony: The Conflicted Self in the Life and Art of Carlo Gesualdo

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Coronado, Sam & Fairchild, B. H.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the conflicted self in the life and art of Carlo Gesualdo. The topic of study for this presentation is demythologizing Carlo Gesualdo and examining the life, culture, and influence of the Prince of Venosa and his contributions to music history.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Noble Appeal: Establishing Truth in True Reports from the Early Modern Era

The Noble Appeal: Establishing Truth in True Reports from the Early Modern Era

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Fletcher, David & Wisecup, Kelly
Description: This presentation presents the results of archival research on True Reports from 1554 to 1685. The changes in the way these short pamphlets establish authority reflect the expansion of the English Empire. From their domestic beginnings, authors of True Reports faced the problem of convincing their audience that they wrote the truth. In the earliest True Reports - about Catholics and comets threatening God's punishment on England - the authors listed names of eyewitnesses who attested to the report's certainty. As England became more imperial-minded, the reports told the tales of heroic battles fought in foreign lands. As Europeans entered the New World, their reports encompassed the wonders and commodities of new lands. This made the truth more distant, however, and authority could only be established by appealing to noble figures who could attest to a report's truth on an author's behalf.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The "Nature" of Sovereignty and the Female Intellectual in Milton's Paradise Lost

The "Nature" of Sovereignty and the Female Intellectual in Milton's Paradise Lost

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Trotter, Megan & Curran, Kevin
Description: In this presentation, the author discusses research on the effect of Queen Elizabeth I's sovereignty as a monarch on English literature in the 17th century England, especially the work of John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. The meaning of 'sovereignty' is explored as well as the consequences of an expanding book trade on the concept of women's status in Milton's time. The results of a close reading of 'Paradise Lost', from an ecofeminist perspective, demonstrates that 'Paradise Lost' is not a protofeminist work, but rather a continuation of an anti-feminist movement initiated by Renaissance pamphleteers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Popular Resistance, Leadership Attitudes, and Turkish Accession to the European Union

Popular Resistance, Leadership Attitudes, and Turkish Accession to the European Union

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Dean, Tahirah & Breuning, Marijke
Description: This presentation accompanies a paper discussing research on popular resistance, leadership attitudes, and Turkish accession to the European Union (EU).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College