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Contents: Editors’ Introduction; Interview with Dr. William Ian Miller; Articles: “My Body is a Pebble”: Death Drive, Repression, and Freeing the Self in Sylvia Plath’s Ariel – Stephanie Freas; China’s Quest for Natural Resources: The Environmental Impact on Africa – Will Ferrall; Soviet, Japanese, and American Relations with China, 1949-1972: China’s Quest for Power through Foreign Policy – Brianna Joslyn; Creative Integrity Despite Oppression: Soviet Realism and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 – Ruthann Elder; Uncovering the Politics of Hierarchy in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things – Vicki Mullins; Ethnocentrism and Prejudice in Politics: Deconstructing the Myth of the Shi’a Crescent – Kirsten Peninger; A Plagued Nation: A Psychoanalytic and Thematic Exploration of Charles Burns’ Black Hole – Ashley Butler; The Nazi Ideology of German Womanhood – Eryn Kane; A Critique of Lafont’s Response to the Cognitive Dishonesty Objection – Larsa Ramsini; Book Reviews: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present – Eryn Kane; Armageddon in Retrospect – JT Hillier; Atmospheric Disturbances – Boris Hinderer; Wetlands – Will Ferrall; The Forever War – Justin McAtee; The Other – Jennifer Rish; Her Fearful Symmetry – Danielle Wood; Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down – Christine Horvath; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jonna Stewart; One Teacher in Ten: LGBT Educators Share Their Stories – Vianca Yohn; The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession – Stephanie Freas; What it Is-Ashley Butler; Contributors, etc.

Publication Date

Spring 2010


Otterbein University




Dr. William Ian Miller, Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, China’s Environmental Impact on Africa, China’s Foreign Policy, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things, Shi’a Crescent, Charles Burns, Black Hole, German Womanhood, Cognitive Dishonesty Objection


Arts and Humanities


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Otterbein Aegis Spring 2010