A number of extraordinary research papers are published every two weeks in www.apollonejournal.org. The latest ones published are:
Troubled Eyes: Reading Madness in the Duchess of Malfi written by Laura Strout who is a senior at Clemson University. The paper talks about madness, and how it is fascinating to the audience. But while madness remains consistently intriguing throughout the centuries, the reason why it is fascinating changes, as do the ways in which it is perceived and understood. A paper worth reading and a fascinating topic worth researching even more!
Black Sabbath, an interesting paper in which the writer (Victoria E. Winfree, a Randolph College graduate) discusses the painting of David Kjeseth Johnson (adjunct professor of Art and Communication Studies in Randolph College). Most of his work seems joyful, until one notices his confusing piece “Black Sabbath”, which represents four young innocent joyful girls playing outdoors. The atmosphere of the scene changes from sweet to sinister. One begins to wonder what disaster awaits these children: how might they lose their innocence?
Personally, reading those two papers made many questions pop in my mind; they made me want to know more about the reality and the truth behind paintings and madness. The papers are so well written, that, at a certain point, I felt a sort of suspense. As if I was watching an award winning complicated attention catching movie. I am really looking forward to reading the next papers and sharing my opinion with you in the hope that you will take time to enjoy reading them and share what you thought!
The other papers that are now published in www.apollonejournal.org and that are on my reading list:
Writing the Female Experience by Elizabeth Zehl, a recent graduate from Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Modern Break up: Understanding conflict through relational dialectics theory. Written by Sean Owsley, is a senior Speech Communication major at Berea College.
The Jurymen: Seeing Plato through Aristophanes. Written by Katherine Janson who recently graduated from Randolph College.