Editorial, Volume Four
By Charles Badger
On March 3, Carol Browner granted a half hour interview with Apollon following her convocation. “The nation that leads in green jobs will be the leader of the 21st Century,” she declared in her speech before the student population. In wide-ranging remarks, she cited everything from melting polar ice caps to U.S. military’s transportation cost in Afghanistan to “knowing your neighbors” as reasons to support the United States’ transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
Editorial, Volume Four
During Carol Browner’s March 3rd Convocation lecture, she discussed many of the alternative energy sources being considered for development as a means to kick the United States’ oil addiction. As Charles Badger noted in his editorial, some environmentalists in attendance were in disagreement with Browner’s policy-driven approach to environmental pragmatism.
Award-winning multimedia journalist John Yearwood is World Editor of The Miami Herald and a Vice Chair of the Vienna-based International Press Institute, the world's oldest press-freedom organization.
By Nicole Corrigan
In the 1960s, the second wave of feminism came crashing over America and led to the criticism of many cultural institutions that had long been bastions of sexism.
By Laura Stamm
As a fantasy structure, film acts as a privileged medium to conceive of formations, including identity formations, which are otherwise unthinkable under dominant ideology.
By Joseph Witkin
Paul Valéry’s “Philosophy of the Dance” may have ekphrastic potential, but before suggesting that the author’s words give voice to the dance, a strong association between word and the dancer’s image must be formed.
By Doly Begum
This paper evaluates the problems that commonly plague education systems and policies in developing nations.
By Elizabeth Davis
Scholars have argued that no area of East German society more decisively formed the “socialist citizen” than education, and the monolithic nature of this socialist education serves as a testament to such indoctrination (Rodden 2002, pg. 9).
By Rachael Isom
Hilda Doolittle, more commonly known by the initials H.D., merges classical mythology with personal perception in "Helen," a poetic portrait of the infamous Helen of Troy.
By Justin Holliday
The first Act of Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill takes place during the Victorian era, a period associated with social repression; this part of the play is set in Africa.
By Brent Rowley
Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism can be productively read as an historically concrete examination of and response to Heidegger's thought in Being and Time.
By Elizabeth Zehl
Works that fall within the genre of bildungsroman chart the "advancement and development of the individual," generally from childhood to, and sometimes through, adulthood (Kunz 2010).
By Brittany Collins
Charles Chesnutt's collection of stories entitled The Conjure Woman, which involve the telling of past plantation stories by an elderly former slave named Julius McAdoo to a curious white couple named John and Annie, were originally published in 1899.
By Laura Strout
Madness has always fascinated audiences; this is one of the few facts about madness upon which literary critics agree.
By Mike Strumpf
When the first folio edition of William Shakespeare's works was published in 1623, "it was not clear whose idea the collected volume was or even what was the precise motivation for it" (Proudfoot, Thompson, & Kastan-1998, 8), but the inclusion of two actors that worked with Shakespeare in the publication process underscores the importance of accuracy of authorial intent in the volume.
By Victoria Winfree
For the duration of Randolph College’s fall 2009 semester, visitors to the Maier Museum of Art are treated to a special exhibition, titled Teaching Begins Here: Recent Works by Randolph College Art Faculty.
By Mariah Sue Redden
After completing work on what would become his masterpiece, Moby-Dick or, the Whale, Herman Melville drafted a letter to friend and fellow author Nathaniel Hawthorne, noting: “I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb” (Coffler 108).
By Katherine Janson
The Jurymen is an Old Comedy style play fashioned after Aristophanes that discusses the philosophies of ancient thinkers, namely Plato and Aristotle.
By Sean Owsley
The notion of heroes and villains has jumped straight out of the comics and into our everyday lives.
Ron Rash's first published work was the collection of short stories, The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth and Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina. The ten stories in this collection are told through the voices of a chicken farmer, a carpenter, and a man who has recently returned home to visit his mother.