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Brown Working Papers

The Brown Working Papers in the Arts and Sciences is a series of professional papers representing the breadth and depth of research in a liberal arts setting. These papers are intended to get findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished.

Most papers are presented here in PDF (portable document format) & require the Adobe Reader to read/print. If you have trouble printing any of the papers, select “Print as Image” in your print dialog box. If this fails to solve a printing error or you would like to receive copies of any of these papers, please contact the current series editor, Dirk Early, professor of economics, department of economics and business, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex. 78626.

Volume Eleven (2011)


(1) Mary Grace Neville, “Dialogue Starter Kit” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Ten (2010)


(1) Rebecca Paulsen Edwards and John L. Schroeder, “Characterization of Hurrican Gust factors using Observed and Simulated Data” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Whitney L. Laas, Kathryn L. Bollich, Stacy E. Mathis, and
Traci A. Giuliano
, “Strategies for Improving Perceptions of Shy Individuals”
Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Laura Hobgood-Oster, “Lions and Christians: Animals in Sport” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Nine (2009)


(1) Barbara M. Anthony and Richard Denman, “k-Bounded Positive Not All Equal LE3-SAT” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Phil Hopkins, “Mass Moralizing” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Davi Johnson Thornton, “Rhetoric, Language, Materiality: Rethinking ‘Black Power’ “ Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Eight (2008)


(1) Sarah Hensley, Colin Kyle, James McDonough and Romi Burks, “Foreign relations: Exotic, invasive applesnails substantially consume taro and other exotic plants”
Now: Romi L. Burks, Sarah A. Hensley, and Colin H. Kyle. 2011. ”Quite The Appetite: Juvenile Island Apple Snails (Pomacea Insularum) Survive Consuming Only Exotic Invasive Plants.” Journal of Molluscan Studies.

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(2) Richard Denman and Stephen Foster, “Using Clausal Graphs to Determine the Computational Complexity of k-Bounded Positive 1-in-3 SAT” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Rachel L. Osborne and Traci A. Giuliano, “Lookin’ Great, Easy to Hate: Women’s Reactions to Fat Talk as a Function of Target’s Weight” Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Phil Hopkins,  “Weaving the Fish Basket: Heraclitus on the Relation of Word and World” Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Davi Johnson, “Neuroscience, Government and Babies’ Brains” Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Phuong M. Nguyen and Emily D. Niemeyer, “Effects of nitrogen fertilization on the phenolic composition and antioxidant properties of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)” Adobe Acrobat File
(7) Timothy Mark Robinson, “Postmodern Negotiations and the Ancestral Presence in African American Fiction” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Seven (2007)


(1) Bob Bednar, Department of Communication Studies
“Touching Images: Toward a Visual/Material Cultural Study of Roadside Shrines”
Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Christy Bell and Steven Alexander, Departments of Chemistry and Physics
“A Tastefull Example of Evolutionary Programming”
Adobe Acrobat File
(3) J. Michael Cooper, Department of Music
“The Unknown St. Paul: Bachian Impulses and Dramatic Spirit in Mendelssohn’s First Oratorio”
Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Thomas Howe, Department of Art and Art History
“The Stabiae Project: Changing the Management of World Archaeology”
Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Maria Lowe, Department of Sociology and Anthropoloty
“An Unseen Hand: The Role of Sociology Professor Ernst Borinski in Mississippi’s Struggle for Racial Integration in the 1950s and 1960s”
Now: Maria Lowe. 2008.  “An Unseen Hand: The Role of Sociology Professor Ernst Borinski in Mississippi’s Struggle for Racial Integration in the 1950s and 1960s.” Leadership 4(1): 27-47.
Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Kendall Richards, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
“On Inequalities for 2F1 and Related Means”
Adobe Acrobat File
(7) Ken Roberts and Rachel Connelly, Departments of Economics
“The Impact of Migration on the Position of Women in Rural China”
Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Six (2006)


(1) Catherine Bourland Ross, “Carmen de Icaza: Novela Rosa as Feminist Discourse?” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Jimmy C. Smith, Ph.D., & John W. Hobbs, “Use of the Critical Power Model to Prescribe athe Elements of Intermittent Exercise” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Suzanne Fox Buchele, “The Story of Flatland: An Adventure in Many Dimensions” Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Melissa A. Johnson, “The Natures of Ecotourism in Crooked Tree” Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Mary Grace Neville, “Global Social Change Leadership: A Framework For Business” Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Bill O’Brien, “Mining Power and Hydrocarbon Consciousness from the Monthly Electric Bill: A Classroom Project” Adobe Acrobat File
(7) Terry Klefstad, “The Mass Appeal of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony” Adobe Acrobat File
(8) David Gaines, “DEMO DREAMSCAPES: John Wesley Harding, Nebraska, and Two Weird Americas” Adobe Acrobat File
(9) Aaron Prevots, “Poetry, Swing and Jacques Reda” Adobe Acrobat File
(10) Mary Visser, “The Interface: Computers, 3-D Modeling and Women Sculptors” Web Site

Volume Five (2005)


(1) Laura Senio Blair, “Betwixt and Between: Finding Home Again in Chilean Returnee Literature.” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Mehmet E. Karaaslan, “Privatization by Franchising: Commissioned Entrepreneurs.” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Amy Wink, “‘The Loveliness She Made’: Memory and Community in Women’s Gardening Writing.” Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Elaine Craddock, “The Anatomy of Devotion: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar.” Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Dan C. Hillard and Alexandra O. Hendley, “Celebrity Athletes and Sports Imagery in Advertising During NFL Telecasts.” Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Therese Olson, “Politics on the Internet: A Webliographic Essay.” Web Site Link
(7) Tolly Moseley, “‘An Emancipated, Intellectualized Bundle of Nerves’: New Woman Identity and Hysteria in Nineteenth Century England.” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Four (2004)


(1) D.R. Taub, “A Meta-analysis of Studies on Plant Growth Rate and Allocation to Roots vs. Shoots.” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Teena Gabrielson, “Sexuality, Suffrage, and the State: Mary Austin’s Theory of Citizenship.” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Bob Bednar, “Making Space on the Side of the Road: Towards a Cultural Study of Roadside Car Crash Memorials.” Web Site Link
(4) Maria Hernandez-Ojeda, “Textos transatlanticos: Nivaria Tejera y Dulce Mari Loynaz en Canarias.” Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Brad Knapp, “Architecture of a Revolution:Cosmological Time and Revolution in Chiapas.” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Three (2003) Special Issue


(1) David Tabb Stewart ed., “Waco: Ten Years After: 2003 Fleming Lectures in Religion” (includes bookmarks for navigation) Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Three (2003)


(1) Amy Wendling, Pennsylvania State University/Southwestern University/International Institute of Social History, “Are All Revolutions Bourgeois? Revolutionary Temporality in Karl Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte” Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Meghana Nayak, University of Minnesota/Pace University, “The Orientalism of Mapping Bodies and Borders: Post Colonial (In)Security and Feminist Contentions on the India-Pakistan Border” Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Ana Mallen, New School University Elcaso de la Asemblea Nacional de Educacion: Una explicacion contextual de la participacion de la sociedad venezolana durante el premier periodo de Chavez Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Jennifer Suchland, University of Texas, “Political Subjectivity: a useful category for comparative analysis” Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Margaret Dorsey, Indiana University, “Gore’d in the Bush: Democracy, Music, and Disconnect in the Millennial United States” Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Michelle Mielly, Harvard University, “Werewere Liking and the Aesthetics of Necessity: Re-Considering Culture and Development in Post Colonial Africa” Adobe Acrobat File

Volume Two (2002)


(1) Phil Hopkins, “Speech and Narrative: Expositional and Philosophical Practice in Thucydides.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Kathleen Juhl and Sue Mennicke, “Arts in London: The Intersection of Performance Studies and Intercultural Learning.” Department of Theatre and Office of International Programs. Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Jennifer L. Knight and Traci A. Giuliano, “He’s a Laker; She’s a ‘Looker:’ The Consequences of Gender-Stereotypical Portrayals of Male and Female Athletes by the Print Media.” Department of Psychology. Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Emily Northrop, “Your Supersized Diet Is Our Concern.” Department of Economics and Business. Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Janel Owens and Emily Niemeyer, “Chemical Analysis of Industrial Pollution in a Border Colonia.” Department of Chemistry. Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Julie Thompson, “‘Stop! You’re Making Me Sick!’: Disciplining Lesbian Motherhood in Psychological Rhetoric.” Department of Communication. Adobe Acrobat File
(7) Helen Cordes and Eric Selbin with Jesse Cordes Selbin and Zoe Cordes Selbin, “Is This the Educational System You Wanted?: Feminism and Homeschooling.” Department of Political Sceince. Adobe Acrobat File
(8) Thomas McClendon, “Who Put the Mission in Civilizing Mission? Reconsiderations of Shepstone’s Early Career.” Department of History. Adobe Acrobat File
(9) Shannon Winnubst, “Make Yourself Useful!” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Adobe Acrobat File

Volume One (2001)


(1) Dirk Early, “Targeting Housing Aid to the Homeless: Evidence from the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients.” Department of Economics and Business. Adobe Acrobat File
(2) Laura Hobgood-Oster, “Holy Dogs and Asses: Finding Animals in Christian History.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Adobe Acrobat File
(3) Maria Lowe, J. Clint Morris, and Madeline L. Pizzo, “Academic Agitators in Mississippi: Advancing the Cause of Racial Equality at Millsaps College and Tougaloo College.” Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Adobe Acrobat File
(4) Melissa Johnson, “Racing the Environment: Color and Nature in the Afro-Caribbean History of Belize.” Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Now: Melissa Johnson. 2003. The Making of Race and Place in Nineteenth-Century British Honduras,” Environmental History 8(4): 598-617. Adobe Acrobat File
(5) Eric Selbin, “Zapata’s White Horse and Che’s Beret: Theses on the Future of Revolution.” Department of Political Science. Adobe Acrobat File
(6) Kimberly A. Smith, “‘Eine kleine Welt’: Riegl, Expressionism, and the Recovery of Painting.” Department of Art. Adobe Acrobat File
(7) Shannon Winnubst, “Vampires, Anxieties and Dreams: Race and Sex in the Contemporary US.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Adobe Acrobat File
(8) Thomas McClendon, “Don’t Mess With My Ngquthu: Articulations of Gender and Generation in Rural South Africa, 1928-48.” Department of History. Adobe Acrobat File