Essays

This is a list of the essays I have written for my undergraduate classes. This is definitely not all inclusive. These are just the ones I personally liked.

Ancient & Medieval Cultures

  • The Disproportionate Contributions, Importance and Impact of Jewish Culture on Western Civilization
  • Is the Early History of Islam a Predictor of Islamic Behavior in the World Today?
  • Theodora: From Circus Folk to Her Place in History
  • The Greco-Roman Legacy on Western Civilization

The Bible as Literature

  • Cain & Abel
  • The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Business 101

  • News Flash: ‘The nation of Effra has announced that they will now be using pigs as money’

Comparative Literature

  • Survival of the One-Track Mind: “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” and “The Secret Miracle” vs. “Rashomon”
  • Life and Death in the Land of Young Women: Sputnik Sweetheart vs. One Hundred Years of Solitude

Film and Literature

  • The Best Literary Revenge of All Time: The Betrayal of Adaptations
  • The Lonely God (film treatment of Word Processor of the Gods by Stephen King)

Fundamentals of Business Writing

  • Angela’s Ashes

History of Japan

  • Japanese Culture in the Philippines
  • The Sound of the Mountain (book review)
  • Let Me Show You The Way… The Japanese Tea Ceremony

History of Women in the United States

  • The Voices of a Generation: Women in 1970s and 1980s Rock Music

Introduction to Shakespeare

  • Mors ultima linea rerum est: Civilized Society vs. Barbarians in Titus Andronicus
  • This is She! Analysis of Mercutio’s Queen Mab Speech
  • A Plague on All Your Houses! The Black Death in William Shakespeare’s Plays

Linguistics

  • I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That: The History of Machine Translations

Literature of the American West

  • Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am, or Gender in the West
  • Violence in the Day of the Locust

Medieval English Lit

  • Maybe He Was Born With It: The Birth of Evil: Grendel and Darth Vader
  • The Feminization of Suicide in Dante’s Inferno

Outlaw Genres

  • Shades of Gray: The Complications of Arab-American Identity
  • Seven Sins of the Sisters

Popular Culture in 20th Century United States

  • The Villains of Class Conflict Silent Films
  • Jillian’s on Fremont Street
  • Representations of Filipino Culture in American Media

Principles of Macroeconomics

  • The Economic Connection Between Households and Business
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Robert Malthus
  • The Life of Adam Smith

Senior Seminar in History

  • Article Review of Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites” “Dissent and Emotional Management in a Liberal-Democratic Society: The Kent State Iconic Photograph”
  • We Gotta Get out of This Place: Definitive Photography in the Vietnam Conflict

U.S. Foreign Relations I

  • Benedict Arnold
  • Reasons for a Revolution: The Revolutionary War in America
  • Alliance of Two: The American Colonists and France
  • Seward”s Folly
  • Manifest Destiny
  • 19th Century America
  • The Annexation of the Philippines
  • Alfred Mahan and the Spanish-American War
  • The Roots of World War II in World War I

Women and Literature

  • Little Lady Love: A Moving Storyboard

World Lit I

  • The World Laughs With You: Epic of Gilgamesh, Oedipus Rex, and Lysistrata
  • The Assassin”s Tale: A Canterbury Tale
  • Modern Love: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Rape of the Lock, and Alias

Writing About Multi-cultural Literature

  • Love in the Time of Mango Street