Capstones 2012

Caffeination and loop: approaches to literary and science fiction
46 pp.; 28 cm., Griffin O'Hara's critical introduction to two of his original stories discusses the author’s merger of two genres, popular science fiction and literary fiction. Previous experiments with this combination appear in the novels of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and Samuel Delany’s Dhalgren. O’Hara’s analysis of Foster’s and Delany’s influences on his stories delineates the strengths of both science fiction and literary fiction and explains how the merger results in expanded communication between author and reader. The two original stories resulting from his experimentation and illustrating these ideas are “Caffeination” and “Loop.” “Caffeination” is a work of fiction that follows the imagined history and the imagined future of the humble coffee bean. “Loop” is a short story that focuses on the interplay between making memories and recollecting them., Submitted by Seung Hahn (seung.hahn@gallaudet.edu) on 2014-09-15T18:45:40Z No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1089 bytes, checksum: 0a703d871bf062c5fdc7850b1496693b (MD5) GriffinO'HaraCapstone2013.pdf: 719616 bytes, checksum: 7f053f0e168630372ca3d15ef3f27205 (MD5), Made available in DSpace on 2014-09-15T18:45:40Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1089 bytes, checksum: 0a703d871bf062c5fdc7850b1496693b (MD5) GriffinO'HaraCapstone2013.pdf: 719616 bytes, checksum: 7f053f0e168630372ca3d15ef3f27205 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2012-12-10
Ecumenism: catholicism and the ELCA the possibility of ecumenism between the catholic church and the evangelical lutheran church of america
80 pp.; 28 cm., Despite the common knowledge of differences between the various Christian denominations of the world, many people are unaware of how these differences have impacted the ecumenical talks to unite, or at least improve communications between, different Christian denominations. These issues came to light in a personal way when my father, a Catholic, began studying to become a deacon while my mother remains an Evangelical Lutheran. An analysis of the denominations, including their teachings, leaders, and congregations, shows an easily recognizable similarity, but also a stark contrast in many teachings, including those related to the Eucharist, as well as leadership duties and the role of women. These differences of opinion have separated these denominations for centuries. However, the answer to unification could remain with the parishioners and members of the respective denominations. An examination of an interreligious marriage, the parish leaders, and the members of the denominations may lead to the answer., Submitted by Seung Hahn (seung.hahn@gallaudet.edu) on 2014-09-15T18:49:53Z No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1089 bytes, checksum: 0a703d871bf062c5fdc7850b1496693b (MD5) TrevorDeRoschCapstone2013.pdf: 882322 bytes, checksum: 7669920fc2b4039153848b79a14d5d2a (MD5), Made available in DSpace on 2014-09-15T18:49:53Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1089 bytes, checksum: 0a703d871bf062c5fdc7850b1496693b (MD5) TrevorDeRoschCapstone2013.pdf: 882322 bytes, checksum: 7669920fc2b4039153848b79a14d5d2a (MD5) Previous issue date: 2012-12-02