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Piecing the parts: An analysis of narrative strategies and textual elements in microserialized webcomics
This thesis details the results of a qualitative and quantitative study of webcomics in accordance to their method of publication. This sequential digital microserialized graphic narrative is analyzed through the literary ...
Mordor and the threat from the East: Tolkien's shifting intentions: Orientalism and representation in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the presence of Orientalism in the Lord of the Rings; secondly, how orientalist discourse is employed, beginning by defining what Orientalism is and how it relates to the Lord ...
Naturalistic learning of Spanish in Puerto Rico: Linguistic landscape, motivation, and identity of self through cultural expression and practices
The objective of this thesis is to examine the individual differences of eight L1 English speakers learning L2 Spanish naturalistically in Puerto Rico (PR) both as a group and as individuals. Through the use of voice-recorded ...
Towards a multidisciplinary approach on video game studies: A case study of Portal
This thesis discusses how video games entered academia as an area of study and how Narratology and Ludology became the leading approaches. It discusses the benefits and shortcomings of each of them through a case study of ...