Artifacts (Journal)

Description: Artifacts is a refereed journal of undergraduate work in rhetoric and composition at the University of Missouri. The journal celebrates writing in all its forms by inviting student authors to submit projects composed across different genres and media. Artifacts seeks to promote a public exchange of ideas by providing MU students with audiences outside their own classrooms. Please note that all links provided in the articles were current at the time the article was placed in MOspace.
Publisher: University of Missouri
Date of publication: Issue 1 (2008)-
Frequency: Semiannual

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  • The women’s symposium 

    Niederberger, Erin (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Observations on love and philosophy by serving women in a kitchen, while philosophers such as Socrates, Pausanias, and Phaedrus discuss the same in another room.
  • Vauxhall Gardens in Frances Burney’s Evelina 

    Judd, Sarah (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Frances Burney’s Evelina portrays a world where politeness, manners, and proper etiquette are very important. When Evelina first encounters Vauxhall Gardens, she has yet to believe that the place is anything but reputable, ...
  • Out of the water and onto our plates: combating Asian carp invasion with cutlery 

    Petty, Erin (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Originally native to the Yangtze River in southeastern China, “Asian carp” collectively refers to bighead (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), black (Mylopharyngodon piceus), grass (Ctenopharyngodon idella), and silver ...
  • Hypovolemic shock and fluid resuscitation 

    Furlong, Jackson (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    This essay presents a case of a patient brought to the ER complaining of abdominal pain for the past two days. What follows is a detailed description of the efforts involved in saving this patient's life.
  • Reflections in a black mirror: analyzing Bloody Mary and her presence in “The Wolf Among Us” 

    Flood, Connor (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    It’s a typical setting; a group of teens enjoying each others company at a sleepover, when suddenly, they decide to play a game. At the behest of the others, one of the teens gets up, goes to the bathroom, turns off all ...
  • Thelonius Monk, Alone in San Francisco: a critical review 

    Colagiovanni, Bendetto (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Thelonious Monk does not simply play the piano–he lives through it. The instrument is an extension of himself Each note Monk plays is a cathartic expression of emotion–love, loss, pain, anguish–all conspiring with the ...
  • The essential role of islet transplantation in diabetes treatment 

    Secrist, Emily (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    For many years, different studies have been performed for potential methods in order to reach independence from insulin in diabetic patients. One prospective treatment, known as islet cell transplantation, has been examined ...
  • Fear of fear itself: a deeper look into U. S. birthing culture 

    Dennis, Jessica (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Imagine a woman giving birth. What exactly comes to mind? For many Americans scenes of a screaming woman laying flat on a hospital bed in an all white room probably flashes before them. For others around the globe, the ...
  • Death as freedom in 19th century women’s literature: an escape from idleness 

    Ransom, Hughes (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    Few would argue that Victorian writers were death-averse; generally, at least one of their novels or poems consists of a hefty, symbolic death that transforms the other characters around them. Being so numerous, these ...
  • The rise of the “Crazy Cat Lady” 

    Ares, Andrea (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    As a spritely, little 7-year old — having a cat was cool. In fact, it made me really cool. People I had never spoken to at school had somehow caught word of my new kitty and prompted their parents to call my parents in ...
  • The Gay Lib controversy: social change versus social norms at the University of Missouri 

    Niederberger, Erin (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    In 1971, a homosexual student organization known as Gay Liberation or Gay Lib requested and was denied recognition at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For the next seven years, Gay Lib members would work their way ...
  • Table of contents 

    Artifacts, Issue 14 (2016) (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    These pages show brief descriptions of the submissions in this issue.
  • My misadventures in love, like, lust, & other attractions 

    Ares, Andrea (University of Missouri, Department of English, 2016-04)
    If you’re looking to read something along the lines of “How To Land Your Dream Man In Less Than A Week”, I would suggest picking up any edition of Seventeen magazine instead. If you’re looking to hear a steamy love story ...
  • Conflict analysis 

    Daugherty, Jakob (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    This work is an examination of the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine its causes, effects and repercussions.
  • A glimpse of everything 

    Donovan, Sean (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Very rarely is one able to extract from a work of literature, or any work for that matter, a truly profound insight into a person’s most defining views on life, the universe, and existence. Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, ...
  • King Arthur and his part in the breaking of the Round Table 

    Cantrall, Amy (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    This is an examination of King Arthur's responsibility for the fall of Camelot and the destruction of the Round Table due to his selfish, oblivious nature and his misunderstanding of how to separate his personal and ...
  • Crop circles explained 

    Pendergrass, McKenzie (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Crop circles and their mysterious origins have spawned years of debate and speculation about whether or not they are formed by aliens. Crop circles have been adapted into films and television series, and usually the use ...
  • Shitshow 

    Dennis, Jessica (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Shitshow is a first-person narrative that refers to the highs and lows of the author's first year of college life.
  • The Rwandan conflict of 1994 and America’s role 

    Davis, Julia (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    Rooted in historical ethnic tensions, a conflict culminated between the two dominant people groups of Rwanda in 1994. These two groups were the Hutus and the Tutsis, and the conflict between them led to a genocide that is ...
  • The conspiracy of the NBA draft 

    Schwartz, Zack (University of Missouri, The Campus Writing Program, 2015-08)
    The National Basketball Association is third largest professional sports league in the country and one of the biggest businesses, valued at over 12 billion dollars. With some of the most popular athletes on the planet, ...

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