UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

Date: 2006
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: UNT Research magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
Opening the Door to Meaning-Making in Secondary Art History Instruction

Opening the Door to Meaning-Making in Secondary Art History Instruction

Date: May 2006
Creator: Stroud, Elizabeth J.
Description: Each day countless numbers of high school students remain standing at the threshold of the door to meaningful learning in art history because of traditional authoritative instructional methods and content. With the keys of feminist pedagogy, interactive teaching methods, and the new art histories, the teacher can now unlock that door and lead students to personally relevant learning on the other side. A case study using both qualitative and quantitative research methods was conducted in a secondary art history classroom to examine the teacher's pedagogical choices and the degree to which they enable meaningful and relevant student learning. The analysis of multiple sources of data, including classroom observations, revealed statistically significant correlations between the teacher's instructional methods and the content, as well as their impact on student meaning-making.
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The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere

The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Camp, Briana & Baxter, Denise Amy
Description: This paper discusses research on the absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere, Rome. The author's research examines the social context throughout Rome during the medieval era, the status of prostitution, spatial analysis of Trastevere, and the inevitable entrance of promiscuity through the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Cornwell, Alicia & Way, Jennifer
Description: This paper examines research on the significance of clothing, specifically, the "men's suit," in select examples of contemporary American performance art. Drawing on sociology and art history, it considers the suit as a form of communication, and it suggests that performance artists Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, and Vanessa Beecroft have used the "men's suit" to explore and communicate something about masculinity as a socially and culturally constructed hegemony.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere, Rome

The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere, Rome

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Camp, Briana & Baxter, Denise Amy
Description: This presentation accompanies a paper discussing research on the absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere, Rome. The research examines the social context of Rome in this era, the status of prostitute, the neighborhood of Trastevere, and the entrance of promiscuity in the Santa Maria Basilica.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs

The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs

Date: August 2011
Creator: Baldwin, Frances Novier
Description: The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of history and culture on the passage of the comic book to the animated film. Although the comic book has both historical and cultural components, the latter often undergoes a cultural shift in the animation process. Using the Smurfs as a case study, this investigation first reviews existing literature pertaining to the comic book as an art form, the influence of history and culture on Smurf story plots, and the translation of the comic book into a moving picture. This study then utilizes authentic documents and interviews to analyze the perceptions of success and failure in the transformation of the Smurf comic book into animation: concluding that original meaning is often altered in the translation to meet the criteria of cultural relevance for the new audiences.
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Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Date: August 1965
Creator: Reeves, Wilma Carol
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent creative stitchery is used in the art program of the Dallas Independent School District, when it is found to be most valuable, and what limitations it is found to have.
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A King's Decapitation

A King's Decapitation

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Palyu, Cheryl & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: This paper presents research on Francisco de Goya. This research proves that the painting of Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) from 1800 ('The Cannibals), and his paintings from 1820-1823 (The Black Paintings, 'Judith,' and 'Saturn,' and Miniature, 'Judith') represent changing ideas on decapitation of a monarch.
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'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Nersesova, Lisa & Way, Jennifer
Description: This paper discusses research on the performance art of Alexander Brener.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Goya's Los Caprichos: An Enlightened Bestiary

Goya's Los Caprichos: An Enlightened Bestiary

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Thompson, Julie & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: This paper discusses research on Francisco de Goya's series Los Caprichos. A semiotic analysis of Francisco de Goya's prints 'Todos Caeran' and 'Devota Profesion' examines how Goya modifies the medieval iconography of the siren, the owl, and the ass to embody immoral aspects of contemporary Spanish society.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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