This is a collection of
papers I wrote between 2001 and 2003 during my doctoral studies. Current
work has been published in Teaching Theology and Religion, Seminary Journal,
and Communication Research Trends.
To contact the author, please email Dr. Sebastian Mahfood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spedonics: a systemic
This is a 41-page essay concerning the remediation of minority students based on their linguistic and cultural deficits.
A Survey of
The Superfluous Conformity of Ethnic Groups to the Mainstream
This is an 11-page essay concerning the literary definition of cultural semantics.
Sexuality: The Seduction and the Rape in Blake's Seasons
This is a 4-page essay concerning the four seasons in Blake's adolescent writings.
The Lamb and the
Tyger: Binary Archetypes
This is a 9-page essay concerning the symbiotic nature of the Lamb and the Tyger.
Semantics: The Grotesque Retailoring of the World
in Carlyles Sartor Resartus
This is an 8-page essay concerning the use of the grotesque in Carlyle's Sartor Resartus.
Grotesque Sexuality within Jude the Obscure
This is a 9-page essay concerning the conventional and non-conventional sexual relationships within Thomas Hardy's last novel.
The Fear of Change in the 19th-Century
This is a short 3 1/2 page essay exam, answering the assertion that the grotesque in 19th-century literature manifested a fear of change, rather than a fear of life.
A Secret Liberation: The Estranged
World as a Crucial Response to this One
This is a 5-page essay exam, answering the assertion that the grotesque in 19th-century literature manifested a secret liberation, in addition to a fear of life.
Chronicles: The Evolution of the Foundation Myth of England
This is a multi-tiered project concerning the transcription of the Albion myth and the coming of Brutus to England. For other manuscript sites, click here.
Home and Homelessness: The
Illimitable Transcendence of this Dialectic
This is a 7-page essay concerning the function of the dialectic existing between the binary poles of home and homelessness drawn through the society of Schiller’s The Robbers and the anti-society of Wordsworth’s The Borderers.
Place and Displacement: The
Semantics of the Culturally ‘Other’
This is a 15-page essay concerning the displacement of British cultural identity during the Romantic period between 1790 and 1830.
Maintaining the Integrity of an Online Course
This is an 11-page presentation delivered to the Learning 2000 Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, 28 September 2000.
Semiotics: A Metalinguistic Analysis
This is a 7-page book review delivered to Dr. James Scott's film class on October 26, 2000.
The Pragmatics of the Memento Mori in The Judd Memorial
This is a 24-page essay concerning the imprese and emblems of Renaissance portraiture.
December 5, 2000
The "Jolly Nigger Bank" of Spike Lee’s Bamboozled
This is a 13-page essay concerning the discursive semiotics of the iconography of Lee's film.
December 8, 2000 Click for the Entire JNB Project
The Semiotics of Race: Yeats’s Vision for Ireland
This is a 20-page essay concerning the dichotomy between Yeats's Literary Nationalism and the Universality of The Great Wheel in A Vision
December 12, 2000
Communication Competence and the Myths of Culture and Peace
This is an 8-page essay concerning communication competence-based models of discourse
February 8, 2001
Mass Society, Propaganda and Community: The Active Generation of a Schizophrenic Culture
This is a 9-page essay concerning propaganda theory
February 9, 2001
Communitarianism: The Sweetness and Light of a Postmodern World
This is an 8-page essay defending the concept of communitarianism
March 8, 2001
Media Effects: Conceptual, Methodological and Political Causation
This is an 11-page essay concerning the effects research in mass media theory
March 9, 2001
Literature as Mythic Discourse
This is a 6-page essay concerning the function of literature
April 2, 2001
Postmodernism in Praxis: Society of the Post-Hegemon
This is a 9-page essay concerning the idea of postmodernity
April 19, 2001
"Global English: World Tool or World Problem": The Social and Political Implications
This is an 11-page essay concerning the idea of global English.
April 3, 2003
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