Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue. Please note all links in items were active at the time of submission but have not been maintained.

Recent Submissions

  • Women Veterans Face Challenges of Homelessness 

    Redohl, Sarah; Kaghazi, Kaveh (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Tina Conroy's voice cracks mid-sentence and mid-sob over the phone in the Veterans Affairs office (VA) of Columbia while a comforting voice reminds her she can stop if it becomes too painful. “We had nowhere else to go. ...
  • Representation through Documentary: A Post-Modern Assessment 

    Arneson, Krystin (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Like photography, documentaries are a representational medium: They record and occasionally reconstruct the everyday reality viewers typically cannot experience themselves. Because photography is an indexical sign signifying ...
  • "Work While the White Folks Play:" Meta-Theater and Greek Chorus in Show Boat 

    Taylor, Alexander (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Based on the 1926 Edna Ferber novel of the same name, Show Boat (1937) is an American musical composed by Jerome Kern (1885-1945) with book and lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960). It is regarded as a ...
  • Vaudeville and the American Dream 

    Vale, Max (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Vaudeville was an expressive, innovative, and quirky form of popular entertainment in America that spanned the turn of the twentieth century. Yet, vaudeville was more than mere entertainment for the American mass culture—it ...
  • U. S. Syphilis Study at Tuskegee and Minority Participation in Research 

    Riggs, Mackenzie (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Many nights after finishing my shifts of running entrees, pouring wine, and remaining unwaveringly hospitable, I would sit at the gleaming wooden bar centered in my restaurant of employment and chat with the manager, Mario. ...
  • Charlotte and Elizabeth: Guardians of the Female Mind in Pride and Prejudice 

    Alafaireet, Lamia (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's depiction of womanhood is both varied and expansive. A woman can be gentle in spirit, incapable of finding ill in others. Daughters can be impossibly “silly” in their romantic endeavors. ...
  • FUTURE TENSE 

    Darch, Melissa (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    A poem about technology.
  • In the Water, Everyone is Equal 

    Melin, Anders (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    The conflict has been raging for over half a century. Israel and Palestine are like two brothers; brothers that are sprung out of the same core and host religions and nations that share the same origins. But in spite of ...
  • Nature's Voice: A Review of Environmental Literature 

    McWay, Sean (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--ColumbiaRhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    I started this essay with the intention of crafting a new chapter, a 21st century update, to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. What I soon found was that this task is fundamentally impossible. There can't be another Silent ...
  • If You Give Your Love Some Chemo... 

    McGartland, Chelsea (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012-03)
    Cancer is not pretty, it is a harsh, ugly disease and the treatment is uglier still. There is no cure for cancer, at least not yet. I think the best solution is to be there for the ones you love, and help others by donating ...