SearchSkip to Search Results
This study explores the architectural lifeworlds in three dementia care buildings in Alberta, Canada, helping architects better understand the meanings of architectural spaces to people with dementia. Addressing the practical design issue of evidence-based design guidelines challenging...
This dissertation analyzes three types of semantically opaque phrases (i.e., phrases that are composed of constituents whose literal meanings do not entirely contribute to the meaning of the overall phrase): opaque compound words (e.g., hogwash), metaphors that have a compound-like structure...
Modes of Metaphor and Me: The Role Shyness Plays in the Interpretation of Visual and Verbal MetaphorsDownload
This thesis examines whether or not one's level of shyness affects one's interpretation of visual and verbal metaphors. Current research demonstrates that shyness correlates positively with more negative interpretations of counterfactual irony and that personality traits are related to certain...
Solvitur Ambulando: Interrupting Secondary English Literature Education Through Conversation with the SciencesDownload
Though the world at large is a complex system of interdisciplinarity, secondary classrooms continue to be divided by subject, a modernist orientation, drawing lines between disciplines in lieu of nurturing conversations between them. Ultimately, what results are students who are made to keep...
Tick Tock: Insect Figuration, Temporal Estrangement and Historiographic Critique in Postmodern and Contemporary Literature, Art, and FilmDownload
This dissertation engages with posthumanist and postmodern theory, critical animal studies, and critiques of modern temporality and historiography to examine how insect figures trouble dominant understandings of historical time in contemporary Western literature, film, and art. It argues that...