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Senior Capstone Projects from 2017

Clear blue light, Jack Conway

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“Pathetic and impressive”: recovering the role of American sentimental novels in the fiction/morality conflict, Elizabeth Dean

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Lost in transnation: reconciling geographical, linguistic and cultural distance in NoViolet Bulawayo’s "We Need New Names", Elizabeth Fetterolf

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Cødes: a poetry collection in three parts, Mariah Ghant

Ghost calls, Noah Goldberg

Homecoming(s), Rachel Jacobe

Same size: a collection of linked stories, Abigail "Abby" Johnson

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“Blind puppets of a capricious goddess”: clothing and skin in fairy tale adaptations, Jenna Lang

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“Reading for our lives”: healing from sexual violence and remembering stolen sisters in Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie, Monica Martinez

Wonder nine, James Pedersen

Charlotte Brontë’s utilization of depression as a source of agency and the denial of this agency in her historical memory, Kelsey Quinn

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The inside, Hannah Shlaferman

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Autonomy through image: the path of identity formation in Fun Home, Calling Dr. Laura, and Lighter Than My Shadow, Brooke Thomas

Senior Capstone Projects from 2016

Remember where you came from: opiate addiction in the Hudson Valley and beyond, Eloy Bleifuss Prados

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"What am I to do about you? I fear you may be... quite mad:" an exploration of the mad superheroine on the comic book page, Cynthia Bonacum

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Text as creation: the centrality of motherhood across women's writing in the early modern period, Kristen Caccavale

Read this for the meme, Ethan Cohen

The grave, Katherine Finney

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There's something queer about that Jake: marginalized in the Margins, Michael Gambardella

As good as the best of them: using animal metaphors and language in Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey to overturn social hierarchies, Emma Glassman

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The formation of the hero: Achilles, Cú Chulainn, and Beowulf, Cari Goldfine

Going back to yesterday, Christa Guild

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Adapting Lamb: retelling a retelling of the oldest story ever told, Sophie Hessekiel

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Cracking the textual chrysalis: Crafting universes in Nabokov’s novels, Elena Iannuzzi

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The Old English Phoenix, Kacey M. King

‘And despite everything the body remains’: monstrosity and materiality in Citizen and Autobiography of Red, Jacqueline Krass

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Directing violence from "stage to page": revenge tragedies and the early modern dramatic form, Robert Leinheiser

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Reading and reassessing the construction of gender and sexuality in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography, Isabella Luksh

Here's the thing, Dylan Manning

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Complex culpability: childhood morality and the rights of citizenship in Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron, Gabriella Mongelli

Unrealities, Dorian Oberstein

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The legacy of the ‘woman on paper’: why Georgia O’Keeffe should be remembered as a writer, Emily Elizabeth Omrod

Worlds "safe as houses": ethical discoveries in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Allison Pearl

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L, Noelle Phansalkar

Ways, Audrey Pierson

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Poems: from water and to water, Alexander Raz

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The sudden dark, Sam Rebelein

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A Poesque trauma theory, Jacqueline Rosenbaum

Ad hominem, Joshua Sherman

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Reading the pedophile: deconstruction of innocence worship through the work of Henry Darger, Grace Sparapani

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Spell 21: a senior thesis portfolio, Madison Vilkin

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You see before you, the unfortunate General Tso: notes on eating Chinese, American, and foods in between, Zijun Wang

Transitions, Isaac Wash

Tenderhooks academy, Justine Woods

William Faulkner’s Journey with Influence as imposed by “Faulkner”: A closer look at the consequences of the “alter ego” of the Southern Literary Legend, Winnie Yeates

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Dark map: poems & essays, Andrew Yim

Senior Capstone Projects from 2015

The Hillside School, Max Baumbach

Sisters in Time, Jelena Borak

Northway, Alexandra Bowditch

Deformed Readers, “Embryo” Libraries, and “Opium Eater” Scholars: Images of Readers’ Bodies in Nineteenth-Century British Novels, Jordan Bunzel

The Deep Lake of the Sky, Derek Butterton

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The Island, Olivia Cameron

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Rivers Run Still, Katie Ewen

Below the Fold, Christopher Gonzalez

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Living in Ink: Embodiment in the Diary Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell, Emma Gregoline

An Unfinished Tale: Reading Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen’s Bilingual Œuvre, Mari Berg Henie

Notes Concerning the Dreams of Another, Frank Hoffman

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Adrift in the Ether: The Market for Literary and Cultural Criticism in the Digital Age, Mary Huber

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Writing the Void: Or, a conversation between Sebald and Blanchot, Noah Johnson

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I Used to Be Somebody, Rachael Johnson

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Nostalgic Constructions of Femininity and Americanism: A Study of Adaptations of The Great Gatsby, Anisha Kurien

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The Ern Malley Affair: Literary Hoaxes and the Doxa of Modernism, Kevin Lozano

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Glory Girl Jr. jr., Penelope Luksic

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Gender and Class in Eighteenth-Century Satires of London, Stacey Nieves

Understanding Sherman Alexie’s project of healing the American community through his collection of poems Face, Erik Quinson

Bodies of Water, Kevin Ritter

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The Other Side of Late Eighteenth-Century Society: Social Violence and Masquerade in Frances Burney’s Evelina, Juliana E. Struve

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Curious Girls Don't Follow Rules: Eve and Obedience in Paradise Lost, Sabrina Sucato

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Hummingbirds, Drive-bys, y vuelos a lo olvidado, Leonel Torres

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Roles, Reproduction, and Resistance Within Spectacle Culture in Young Adult Dystopian Literature, Catherine Torrisi

Max’s Room, Eliza Tyack

The House of Ghosts, Lanbo Yang

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Side Effects, Margaret Yap

Senior Capstone Projects from 2014

The Problem of the Animal: Civilization, Wildness, and Gender in Lolita, Gabriel Back-Gaal

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Societal Policing of the Internal Self: Patriarchal Forces, “Correction” of Gender Performance, and Homosexuality in Victorian Literature, Ruth Elaine Bolster

The Difference Between Me and Me, Jean-Luc Bouchard

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Other Countries, Other Shores, Alex Bue

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Paranoia and Schizophrenia in Postmodern Literature: Pynchon and DeLillo, Danielle Bukowski

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Literary Bloodlines: The Family and the Construction of History in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, and Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Emily Dowling

The Only Ones Who Blush, Corinne Hastings

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A Verse Translation of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11, Genesis B and ‘Satan, the Body, and Sexual Shame in Genesis B’, Nicholas Hoffman

I Love Caesura: Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick inspected, Alexander Iadarola

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Sulayman Al-Bassam’s The Al-Hamlet Summit: Allegorical anti-Orientalism in the Shadow of 9/11, Eroll Kuhn

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The Gallery and Other Stories, Adrienne Lang

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Musées Imaginaires: “Ut Pictura Poesis” as Critical Agent in the Realization of the Gallery Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century English Pictorial Poetry, Eleanor Ling

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Authorship, Eliot Marcus

The Hair-Raising Tale of Maisha Williams: A Graphic Novel, Kamaria Mion

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Here, But Not Entirely Queer: Constructions of Gay Male Identity in 21st Century Trade Fiction for Teens, Nathan Muscato

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Una and the Milk, Joel Orloff

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Just Look at That: A Personal and Rhetorical Analysis of Non-Traditional Internet Journalism, Wilson Platt

[T]here: A collection of intercontinental writings about things that have been, may be, and might be true, Lyla Porter-Follows

When Morning Comes, Arushi Raina

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Mem-War: The Art of Truth In The Literary Non-fiction of The Vietnam War, Carmen Reinicke

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In the Buginning Is the Woid, in the Muddle Is the Sounddance: a Look at the Letter in Finnegans Wake, Melanie Risch

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I Am Made Lush, Elizabeth Rowland

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Great America: Stories, Ben Sandman

Senior Project: A Screenplay, Hadiya Shire

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Paris Invertie: Expatriate Queerness, Then and Now, Tierney Steelberg

Queer Wonderlands: The Appeal of Children’s Fantasy Literature to the LGBTQ Community, Leighton Suen

Senior Capstone Projects from 2013

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Operation Richard III: Dissecting Shakespeare’s Villain in Tradaptation, Tracy Brätt