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Contents: Editor’s Introduction; Interview with Dr. Robert Miklitsch; Articles: A New Type of Queen: The Emergence of Beauty Pageants in America, 1880-1921 – Randi Hopkins; “What have we women to do with these matters?”: Women and Femininity in Pre-Revolutionary America, 1763-1775 – Megan Hatfield; Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! – Whitney Prose; Kenny and Wee on the Necessity of ‘Liberty of Indifference’ in Descartes’ Theory of Judgment – Larsa Ramsini; Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis – Adam Berner; Pope Pius XII: His Role with the Vatican in WWII – Kevin Crafton; The Genocide of the Herero Set the Tone for the Holocaust – Gabrielle Gagnon; Exploring Thomas Hardy’s Grief Through His Poetry – Stacie Walulik; Saint Manuel the Unhappy, Deceiver – Zachary Hopper; Frankenstein: Gothic Novel, Feminist Manifesto, and Guide to Parenting – Zachary Hopper; Beowulf and Gawain: Different Stories, Similar Endings – Zachary Hopper; Book Reviews: Nobrow - Will Ferrall; A Thousand Splendid Suns - Ashley Fox; Blindness - Zachary Hopper; Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams - Meghan Johnson; Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Laura Muellner; The Zookeeper’s Wife - Abby Reschke; The World Without Us - Jennifer Scarbrough; Contributors, etc.

Publication Date

Spring 2008


Otterbein University




Dr. Robert Miklitsch, Beauty Pageants in America, Women and Femininity in Pre-Revolutionary America, Recycling, Anthony Kenny, Cecilia Wee, Descartes’ Theory of Judgment, Iannis Xenakis, Pope Pius XII, Vatican in WWII, the Genocide of the Herero, Thomas Hardy, “Saint Manuel the Good, Martyr”, Frankenstein, Beowulf and Sir Gawain


Arts and Humanities


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Otterbein Aegis Spring 2008