Since the creation of films, Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes has been captured again numerous times—in some cases there have been clear adaptations and in other cases there have been more discreet connections. For this reason, I wrote an 15-page essay in Spanish, analyzing how the theme of reality versus fantasy and Don Quijote and Sancho Panza’s relationship are represented in modern films by comparing the classic novel to Shrek (2001) and Toy Story (1995) by using the narrative rhetorical methodology.
The Representation of LGBTQ+ Latinos in Films – Fall 2016
Since I was young, I have been very interested in learning about Latino culture. What I realized is that I did not know much about LGBTQ+ issues in relation to Latinos; however, upon researching this group, I learned that others have contributed to research about LGBTQ+ Latinos. I decided to research this group because I wanted to learn more as well as share information so that others can learn too. As I started to research this LGBTQ+ Latinos, a lot of questions came to mind. For that reason, I decided to analyze how LGBTQ+ Latinos are represented—or even silenced—in films.
The Rhetoric of Beyoncé – Spring 2016
From her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014 to the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show performance in 2016, Beyoncé has stimulated strong reactions to the messages about social and political issues presented in her music. Through her music, Beyoncé has developed an intriguing and powerful rhetorical artifact; whether this is an unintentional or purposeful act is up to her audience to decide.
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Promotional Video – Spring 2015
During a Digital Rhetorics course offered, I and two classmates created a promotional video for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital located in Lexington, KY, to highlight their recreational facility and activities.