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Preservation of the Literary World: Archiving Canyon Voices

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Information is a precious gift to all people. In order to preserve it for a long time to come, archives help maintain and provide access to information for public use.

Information is a precious gift to all people. In order to preserve it for a long time to come, archives help maintain and provide access to information for public use. In this project, I explore a brief history of archives and detail my process of building one of my own for Canyon Voices - a literary magazine on ASU's West campus.

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  • 2021-05

“The Apartment...for the Airbnb Generation!: A Rewrite of the 1960 Romantic Comedy-Drama for Modern Audiences.”

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I write a modern revamp of the 1960 romantic comedy-drama film The Apartment, intentionally filling it with topical issues and touching upon (post)modern concepts such as intertextuality and parody. Additionally,

I write a modern revamp of the 1960 romantic comedy-drama film The Apartment, intentionally filling it with topical issues and touching upon (post)modern concepts such as intertextuality and parody. Additionally, I contextualize my creative work with an academic supplement that gives weight to my various stylistic and content choices, and bring them into conversation with those utilized by the original 1960 film.

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  • 2021-05

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Tanked: A Novella

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TANKED is a novella set in a futuristic world in which fish have become the dominant species and humans are kept in bowls of air. This story follows five children

TANKED is a novella set in a futuristic world in which fish have become the dominant species and humans are kept in bowls of air. This story follows five children (8-16 years old) on their escape attempt to find the Land Above. While light hearted in nature for the target audience of about 4th grade, the story does cover a variety of themes including religion, perseverance, and climate change. The sibling pair that serves as the two main characters work as a foil between the two ideals of this journey. The younger, Goldie, represents hope and is always optimistic about the escape working while the elder, Swimmy, deems herself as more of a “realist” and often points out the slim likelihood of the events working out in their favor. The strengths of this piece largely involve the characters and their dialogue while a weakness is the scenery descriptions and where the story ends. This story is not over, but instead will one day have a part two. Some difficulties encountered in this piece included the scale of the humans to the fish in scenes like the one in which the group rides the back of a dolphin as well as setting up the world in which people could accept this new world as a futuristic earth. Both of these issues were worked on, but can still persist in some readings of the novella. This project will be worked on in the future to adapt it into a screenplay to accentuate the strengths of the piece and complete the story.

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  • 2019-05

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Exploring Protest Poetry

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Throughout every liberation movement in America’s history, poetry has been an undeniably powerful act of resistance. Even today, protest poetry is instrumental to countless resistance movements because it captures attention,

Throughout every liberation movement in America’s history, poetry has been an undeniably powerful act of resistance. Even today, protest poetry is instrumental to countless resistance movements because it captures attention, evokes emotion, and demands social progress. My project is divided into two parts. The first part is made up of five journals. These journals are informal written responses that conversate with different texts and analyze specific images within specific passages. My exploration of protest poetry focuses on five prominent poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzaldúa, Camille T. Dungy, and Claudia Rankine. The second part of this project is my contribution to protest poetry. For my collection, I crafted ten poems in which I resist a range of issues that have to do with class, gender, and ethnicity. My protest poetry is also an examination of what it means to be human, particularly in modern day America.

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  • 2021-05