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  • Christopher Nolan and the Art of Anamorphosis 

    Kolahjooei Alvar, Farzad (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-20)
    This dissertation explores the cinema of Christopher Nolan over a 15-year period. It focuses on the portrayal of the subject in five of his major films: Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception ...
  • Conflicts and Agreements: Canada’s Foundations and Their Consequences, 1865-1949 

    Dutil, Patrice; Heidt, Daniel; Krikorian, Jacqueline; Lackenbauer, P. Whitney; Martel, Marcel; Wardhaugh, Robert (The Confederation Debates, 2017-06)
    In response to curiosity about Confederation during this sesquicentennial year, historians Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Marcel Martel, Robert Wardhaugh, and political scientist Jacqueline Krikorian ...
  • Membership Retention in Scout Troops 

    Morland, Liam (University of Waterloo, 2001-08-16)
    Factors affecting membership retention in Scout troops were examined. Scout meetings were unobtrusively observed and program information questionnaires were completed for 17 urban Scouts Canada Scout troops (age range ...
  • La vie et les miracles de seint Edmund par Denis Piramus: Une édition critique accompagnée d’une traduction en français moderne 

    Finkelstein, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-06)
    Vers la fin du 12e siècle, Dennis Piramus, moine de l’abbaye Bury St Edmunds en Angleterre a écrit de la vie et des miracles du roi et du saint, Edmund d’Est-Anglie. Selon Denis et ses sources, Edmund était martyrisé par ...
  • On the Determinants of Effort 

    Dunn, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-04)
    That humans configure their behaviors in ways to avoid effortful actions is undoubtedly one of the most pervasive hypotheses put forth to account for a wide range of human behaviors. This dissertation describes a series ...
  • Textes missionnaires dans l’espace francophone 

    Poirier, Guy (Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société canadienne d'études de la Renaissance, 2015-05)
    Guy Poirier aborde, dans cet article, les points de réflexion qui ont amené à la création du partenariat « Textes missionnaires dans l’espace francophone », et notamment les questions liées aux nouvelles études sur les ...
  • Quantum Indefinite Spacetime 

    Jia, Ding (University of Waterloo, 2017)
    We combine the principle of superposition from quantum theory and the principle of dynamical causal structure from general relativity to attack fundamental questions in quantum gravity. We generalize the concept ...
  • The Urban Web: Metonymic Representation in the Work of Charles Dickens and George Gissing 

    Lesiuk, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-12)
    This dissertation deploys the resources of cognitive linguistics and ecocriticism to gain insight into the role of metonymy in the Victorian novel’s representation of an increasingly complex and interconnected urban world. ...
  • Neospirituality, Social Change and the Culture of the Post-Fordist Workplace 

    Dyer-Witheford, Anne (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    This dissertation applies a religious studies perspective to the topic of neospirituality in the iconic post-Fordist workplaces of symbolic analysts. Despite a voluminous business literature on the importance of spirituality, ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    St Marie, Denise; Walker, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    Walker, Timothy; St Marie, Denise (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...
  • Shyness, Verbal Irony Comprehension, and Socio-Emotional Functioning in Middle Childhood 

    Mewhort-Buist, Tracy Anne (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-17)
    Shy children simultaneously desire to engage in social interactions with their peers and to avoid social situations (particularly novel ones) due to feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness. Although not in itself ...
  • The Refutation of Magic in the Dərsanat of Zärʾa Yaʿəqob 

    Dickinson, Shawn Michael Augustine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
    The 15th century Ethiopian Emperor Zärʾa Yaʿəqob (r. 1434-1468) is perhaps the most influential figure in the almost 1700 year history of the Ethiopian Church. One would be hard-pressed to name an individual who can match ...
  • On the Effects of Disfluency in Complex Cognitive Tasks 

    Medimorec, Srdan (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-10)
    While much previous research has suggested that decreased transcription fluency has a detrimental effect on writing, there is recent evidence that decreased fluency can actually benefit cognitive processing. Across a series ...
  • Writing the Historian's Macroscope in Public 

    Milligan, Ian; Graham, Shawn; Weingart, Scott (American Historical Association, 2014-10)
    Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope - A short book summary by the authors exploring their own rationale, and the historical context for the book's themes, including descriptions of the collaborative ...
  • Welcome to the web: The online community of GeoCities during the early years of the World Wide Web 

    Milligan, Ian (UCL Press, 2017-03)
    As the World Wide Web entered mainstream North American society in the mid-to late 1990s, GeoCities was there to welcome users with open arms. GeoCities helped to facilitate their first steps into publishing, so they could ...
  • Seleukos IV Philopator 

    Elvidge, Mitchell (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    This thesis seeks to prove that Seleukos IV Philopator was a competent ruler after the death of his father and throughout his peaceful 12 year reign. Seleukos was a king who led a successful reign and led the Seleukid ...
  • Contesting the centre: Low German-speaking Mennonite identity, language, and literacy constructions 

    Kampen Robinson, Christine Julia (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    We make sense of who we are by talking about ourselves with others, telling stories about ourselves, our experiences, and our feelings. When we do this, we construct sociolinguistic spaces in which we speak, live, work, ...
  • Stringent, open and hybrid state treatment of foreign investment: three eras of the oil industry in Venezuela and Ecuador 

    Rosales Nieves, Antulio (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-28)
    This thesis explains the development of three distinctive forms of engagement between the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian states and foreign investment since the 1970s until 2014 in their oil sectors. State treatment of foreign ...
  • Does History Matter? Pioneering Research on Canada's Attitudes Toward Bygone Days 

    Milligan, Ian (The LIterary Review of Canada, 2014-05)
    A book review of 'Canadians and their past' by Margaret Conrad, Kadriye Ercikan, Gerald Friesen, Jocelyn Létourneau, Delphin Muise, David Northrup and Peter Seixas.

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