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Honors Theses from 2021

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Beyond Realism: Reading the Ongoing Wounds of Enslavement in Beloved and Kindred, Stephanie Fawell

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Bitter Waters: And Other Stories, Sydney R. Koeplin

Honors Theses from 2020

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"They Shall be a Kosmos:" Alexander Von Humboldt and the Ecopoetics of Walt Whitman, Benjamin Theyerl

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Where virtue goes: Stories, Radihika Vu Thanh Vy

Honors Theses from 2018

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African-American Poetry, Music, and Politics, Tyler H. Macdonald

Honors Theses from 2016

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There and Back Again: The Enchanted Otherworlds of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Orfeo Prefiguring the Structure of Disenchantment, Andrew D. Finn

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Alexander the Great Cultural Chameleon: Changing Character & Purpose Over Time, Eva Neczypor

Honors Theses from 2015

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Beer Stein Poem, True Poem, Sick Poem, Erotic Poem, and Other Poems, Margaret Bower

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The Destabilization of Hierarchy: Counter-hegemonic Attitudes in Works by Herman Melville, Morgan C. Gallagher

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Expanding the Literary Enterprise: How we experience the texts of the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Curriculum, Molly Ostrow

Along the Cliffs of Bray, Elizabeth J. Woodbury

Honors Theses from 2014

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Illusion of Control: The Struggle for History and Humanity, Samantha R. Nystrom

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The Social Media Tango, Anne E. Papadellis Ms.

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Failures of Chivalry and Love in Chretien de Troyes, Adele Priestley

Honors Theses from 2013

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The Value of Truth: The Elijah Parish Lovejoy Story and an Examination of the Idea of “Truth” in Journalism, Eliza R. Larson

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From the Slums of Shaolin to the Bard of Avon: The Homosocial Bond in Shakespeare and Hip Hop, Camilla Ostrow

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Gender, Nature, and the Fairytale Structure in Robin McKinley's Works, Molly Rogers

Honors Theses from 2012

In Favor of Riding Bikes and other poems, Jenny Chen

Virginia Woolf and the Language of the Mind, Angelica D'Aiello

Knocking from the Inside: Poems, Elise DeSimone

Like a Fish in Dark Water, Lucy Dotson

A Violent Language: An Exploration of Gender, Class, and the Possibility of Narrative Transcendence, Veronica Foster

After the Rush and other poems, Rachel Goff

The Foundling, Jenna Gundersen

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Island Voices, Sarah Hirsch

Revisions of Day, Matthieu Nadeau

Swim Swam Swum, Grant Patch

Damaged Pieces, Lindsay Putnam

'The saddest word[s] of all': Quentin Compson's Derridean Obsession with a Great Southern Babel of Myth, Time, & Language in a Selection of William Faulkner's Fiction, Dashiell Wasserman

MILLENNIALS: A Collection of Short Stories, Aliya Weiss

Clamor and other poems, Winsor Wesson

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Life in Color, Lucy Wilhelms

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Mediums Change, Fears Stay the Same, Lucy Wilhelms

Let Them Eat Cake, Courtney Yeager

Honors Theses from 2011

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Lawns and Backyards, Darcy K. Bullock

The Director as God: Pedro Almodóvar's Quest for Ultimate Control in Relation to his Representations of Spanish Women, Elizabeth A. L. Fort

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Unpacking the Past: Collection and Recollection in Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjamin, Duncan H. Hardock

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Who Shall Trace the Void?’ The Marginalization of the Modern City in Lord Byron and the Shelleys’ Authoritative Representations of Rome, Elizabeth A. Hathaway

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The Biased White Reader: Reading, Revisiting, and Revising Racial Identity through Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Catherine W. Hawkins

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’Is Blooming Budding Withering?’: A Study of Samuel Beckett’s Extension into the Poetics of James Joyce, Kevin Lucas

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The Tubercular Prostitute: Contaminating the Consumptive Courtesan in La Dame Aux Camellias, Katherine W. Muto

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Purpose Found: Conditions of Meaningful Existence, Selfhood and the Role of the Other in John Milton's Paradise Lost, Anna Sawch

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Failing Marx: Locating Class Issues and the Potential for Transgressive Pedagogy in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Aleah Starr

Stasis Past Living and other poems, Nicole Ziemlak

Honors Theses from 2010

Shakespeare and Homoeroticism: A Study of Cross-dressing, Society, and Film, Leigh Bullion

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Shakespeare and Homoeroticism: A Study of Cross-dressing, Society, and Film, Leigh Bullion

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Hiding, Jean M. Burnet

Beneath the dark and equivocal and symbolical archways of midnight:' An Exploration of Twilight as a Narrative Device in Three Faulkner Novels, Alison B. Madison Davis

When You are Gone, and Reason Gone with You': The Rhetoric of Love and Gender in John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets, Francesca R. Gentile

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Fast: The Stories of a Team, Katrina J. Gravel

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Right On Poole, Dana L. Himmelstein

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Stopgap: Short Stories, Eric T. McDowell

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Realistic Fantasy: A Study of the Effects of the Women's Movement on Harlequin American Romance Novels, Samantha G. Smith

Honors Theses from 2009

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Janeiteism: An Exploration of the Pleasures of Jane Austen in Contemporary Popular Culture, Cynthia C. Anderson-Bauer

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Family Plots, Michael P. Barrett

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Places that Slip, Elly K. Bookman

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Calamities: A Quintet of Short Stories, Kat R. Brzozowski

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Black Lung Trust, John P. Campbell

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Carnivores and Other Consumers: A Quartet of Short Stories, Elana Cogliano

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Reading Joycean Comedy and Faulknerian Tragedy: Exploring the Significance of Location, Literary Influence and the Possibilities of Heroism with Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses and Quentin Compson in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!, Colin R. Cummings

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Beneath the Surface: The Struggle to Accommodate the Complexity of Personal Experience in Postmodern Art and Poetry, Charlotte K. Cutter

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Four Stories, Tucker L. Hancock

Jane Austen's Emma and the Progressive Plot: The Cloak of Virtue in the Marketplace, Emily L. Hansen

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The Trouble with Treacle: Social Class and Wordplay in Lewis Carroll's Alice Books, Katja E. Jylkka

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Emerge in Costume and Smash, Peter J. Kirn

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Bird of Paradise, Brianna N. Kondrat

Romantic Representations: The intercultural translation of body and commodity in Orientalist discourse, Ellen J. London

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The Blue Hour, Elizabeth K. O'Neill

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Shedding Spectatorship: An Examination of Immersion in Experience in the Travel and Art Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Lauren M. Pongan

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The Realization of Eisenstein's Excitation Factor: Grierson, Wiseman, and the Vietnam Documentaries of the 1960s and 1970s, Victoria A. Starr

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Negotiating Gender and Lyric Tradition in Two Nineteenth Century Cultures, Po Yin Wong

Emily Dickinson and Wu Zao: Negotiating Gender and Lyric Traditionin Two Nineteenth-Century Cultures, Po Yin Wong

Honors Theses from 2008

A collection of short stories titled: 'Our Pompeii', Elizabeth O. Clark

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William Blake’s Transatlantic Vision of Power and Agency, Charles H. Eichacker

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Rhythm in This Life: A Collection of Poetry, Maya E. Klauber

Louisa May Alcott and the Little Woman, Allison S. Michalski

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Moral Philosophy in 20th Century Legal Dramas, Emily M. Parker

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Representations of Grief in Akhmatova’s Requiem and Pushkin’s the Bronze Horseman, Hillary R. Smith

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Stranger in a Strange Land: The struggle for cultural and personal identity in Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Laura E. Smith

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Poisonous Books and Corrupting Influences: Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, Jessie C. Tang

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Riley’s Story, Juliana N. Wilson

Honors Theses from 2007

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Agent of Change: Trickster in Ojibwa Oral Narratives and in the Works of Louise Erdrich, Patrick B. Benton

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Antarctica – Poems by Jessica Bernhard, Jessica Bernhard

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Carry the Fire or the Sunset Limited: Determinism and the Illusion of Free Will in the Works of Cormac McCarthy, Peter Carty

Home: A Collection of Short Stories, Allison E. Cole

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“Nothing that is so, is so”: Indeterminate Language in Shakespeare, Matthew K. Crane

The Destablilization of Gender & Religious Identity in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Megan Deeley

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Messy Love: Collection of Short Stories, Mindy Favreau

What Changes a Person – A Collection of Short Stories, Mindy Favreau

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Apple and The Tree: Shakespeare’s Use of Father-child Relationships in Character Construction, Elizabeth Finn

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Women Making Progress?: a Study of Wide Sargasso Sea as a Response to Jane Eyre, Kaitlin M. Gangl

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Was Austen a Pro-Feminist? Education In Austen’s Novels, Anna Gillespie

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Cold and Silver – A Novella, Kyle Haskett

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Religion and Renunciation in Wordsworth: the Progression of Natural Individualism to Christian Stoicism, Geoffrey L. Meldahl

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Fun World – Pilot' A Television Screenplay, Drew Moreland

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The Politics of the Spoken Word in African American Poetry and the Vernacular Tradition, Charlie Patton

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Gendered Struggle for the Freedom From Violence Using Frantz Fanon’s Theory in Three Postcolonial Novels: Albert Wendt’s Pouliuli, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory, Robin M. Respaut

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Saturday Night Random, Elizabeth Stovall

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An Epistolary Heritage: An Examination of the Influence of Clarissa, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Julie on Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon, Delwyn Webster

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Confronting Convention: Ideologies of Gender & Marriage in the Works of Edith Wharton, Naomi Wilson