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Exploring the Voices of Wives, Mothers, and Revolutionaries in Ireland: A Collection of Poetry

The performance pieces I will be looking at for my final project are Dancing at Lughnasa, a play written by Brian Friel, and Eclipsed, a play written by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dancing at Lughnasa is set in 1936 and follows the Mundy family, including the sisters Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rose, and Christina. However, for my […]



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Egypt Today: The Revolution Continues

For the most part, the Egyptian revolution of 2011 has come to a standstill. The April 6 Youth Movement, however, is still actively protesting. From their 2008 labor strike,to their involvement in the 2011 revolution, to the current protests against the imprisonment of their members, the April 6 Youth Movement is still fighting. This shows […]



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Arab Spring Cinema: A Fountain of Freedom

      Just as every other country around the world has come through it’s right of passage within cinema, the time has come in which the Arab world has finally caught up. Undermining fallen leaders and accessing new means of expression has sprung countries such as Egypt and Tunisia into the realm of introspection […]



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The Arab Spring And Other Propaganda

The Arab Spring is a term used to describe the uprisings which took place in the Middle East starting in 2011, and which came to a head sometime toward the end of 2013. The expression Arab Spring is a piece of propaganda by itself, with plenty of geopolitical implications in just two words. The period […]



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Rapping the Arab Spring

Pete Perry 11/20/2014 Arab Spring Abstract Rob Williams   Rap music is often seen as the music of “delinquents”, associated with gangs, and given a bad name. To the contrary, there are a myriad of rappers who push for social change. Until recently though, rap music hadn’t been a tool for tangible political or revolutionary […]



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