Burden of Knowledge

I obtained my master's degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake in May 2006.

My thesis, Burden of Knowledge: An Exploration of Myth, History, and the Motif of Lost Innocence in the Filmography of Oliver Stone, was published by UMI.  The abstract is available here.

A copy can be obtained from UMI.  I also published it on lulu.com, where it can be ordered for less.  Click on the image to order:


If you are not my mom, then you probably don't want to pay for a hard copy of my thesis.  If for some reason you are interested in reading it, you can download a .pdf  here.

This is an article I wrote for Confluence about the countermyth of Oliver Stone vis-á-vis the Vietnam War film: It was the genesis for my master's thesis which attempts to trace the connections between history, memory, and myth in Stone's filmography.  If you want a copy of the journal, good luck.  I haven't been able to obtain one.

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Dan Butler, 2006