The Importance of Creativity in Advertising

When it comes to ensuring that an advertising campaign will be successful, it is important to use both creativity and research. They can work together to make a campaign stronger, but there are situations where one interferes with the other. In this paper, I will explain why creative may be the more important element of … Continue reading The Importance of Creativity in Advertising

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Words Unto Whom: Adam Pynkhurst, Chaucer’s Owne Scriveyn

In her introduction to “Chaucer’s Words Unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn,” published in The Riverside Chaucer, Laina Z. Gross begins with a quote from F. N. Robinson, “The lines to ‘Adam Scriveyn’, which read like one of the personal epigrams of the ancients, reveal some of the anxieties which beset an author before the invention … Continue reading Words Unto Whom: Adam Pynkhurst, Chaucer’s Owne Scriveyn

Parodies, My Love: Humor in the New York School

Around 1960, a small group of poets, mostly gay men working as art critics in New York City, formed the first generation of what would come to be known as the New York School. These poets: Frank O’Hara, James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, and Barbara Guest, bonded over “their passion for painting, especially abstract … Continue reading Parodies, My Love: Humor in the New York School

Who Fed on Whom?: Plagiarism and Identity in Polidori’s The Vampyre

This was my final paper for a course on the British Romantics, hence the length. The assignment was to choose a text not listed in the syllabus and connect it with themes and texts covered within the course. I chose John William Polidori's The Vampyre and the theme of authorial identity.   By the end … Continue reading Who Fed on Whom?: Plagiarism and Identity in Polidori’s The Vampyre