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Senior Capstone Projects from 2014

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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

In the Shadow of the Stars, Francesca Calo

Unconditional Love and Other Disappointments, Rachel Chait

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Apples and Cyanide, Mackenzie Cook

Grow Up Slow, Matt Elisofon

First Garden, Meghan Feldmeier

Stuck, Joseph Reed Gaines

Stage Text: Case Studies in Contemporary Theater Performance, Arianna B. Gass

Ways of Hiding, Mikko Harvey

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The Mind in the Hand Beyond, Vincent Hiscock

Affliction, Amanda Howard

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"These Indeed Seem": Shakespearean Mimesis in Richard III, Hamlet, and The Taming of the Shrew, Ryan Jaworski

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“Life Stand Still Here”: The Prone “I” and Deixis in the Work of Virginia Woolf, Googie Karrass

The Water Tower, Laura Kinter

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“Life Is, All, Transformation”: Desire and Lightness in John Berryman’s Poetry, Raffi Robert Kiureghian

Falling with Style: A Personal Study of Salinger’s Franny, April Levins

High Tidings, Thaddeus Long

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Le Hip-Hop: Constructing Local Identities in Early Francophone Rap, Antonia Massa

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Crackers and Coffins, Brian Muir

Fires in Gilead, Ian Muneshwar

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"When the Boys Come Back They Will Not Be the Same": Masculinity and the Male Body in the Poetry of the First World War, Caitlin Newby

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William Blake and Matthew Fox: Religious Revolutionaries, Emma Russell

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The Golden Queen of a Golden Age: Representing Queen Elizabeth I in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England, Alexander Sham

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“Always True to You (In My Fashion)”: Female Agency in Musicalized Shakespeare, Becca Shulbank-Smith

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New Ape Idea, Daniel Sohval

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Breaking the “Spell of Tradition”: Ezra Pound’s Co-Creation of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Amanda Zeligs

Senior Capstone Projects from 2012

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The Migrant’s Quest Home : Caribbean Identity in the Diaspora., Tobian Banton

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Drool, Sarah Begley

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Doubled Reality and Morality in Lolita and Ada, Mikaila Beusman

Revisions on a Corner Personhood, Chloë Boxer

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Lost Worlds and Little Girls: Movement, Metaphor, and Un-timely Bodies in Early 20th-Century Animation, Julia Chang

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“A Tearing Off of Masks”: Reconsidering the Hermeneutics of Suspicion’s Role in Literary Studies, Aaron Colton

Reclaiming Nature and the Essential Self in Opposition to Industrial Modernity in the Novels of D. H. Lawrence, Katie Cornish

The Specter of the Past in William Faulkner’s Deep South, Ruby Cramer

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Cross(-Dress)ing Boundaries: Transvestism and Female Agency in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It, Andrew Gaines

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A Defense of Sophie’s Choice and an Assertion of Stingo’s Importance in It, Giles Benjamin Guzick

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A New Enemy in Camelot: Vilification of the Mother Morgause in T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Louisa Hager

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Codices: A Redefinition Of Readers, Writers, Books and Poetry, Joanna Hamer

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Hemingway, Orwell, and the Truth of the “Good Fight”: Foreign Combatants’ Accounts of the Spanish Civil War, Felicia Hansell

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“A Something Between the Do-Nothing and the Do-All”: Female Sociability and the Subversions and Invention of Female Friendship in Jane Austen’s Emma, Elena Hershey

Crossing Boundaries and Creating Communities in Sui Sin Far’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings, Grace Humphries

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What We Know To Be True, Brittany Hunt

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You in the Cacophony, Jordan Kaye

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A Thrilling Ride: Nancy Drew’s Impact and Appeal as Immersive Fiction, Ashlinn Killeen

“Who can despise these people, who have women like this among them?”: Permutations of Old Testament Women in Ancrene Wisse., Laura Lebow

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Mandalas by Andre, Brandon Logans

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In Defense, Emily Moore Ludolph

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Petrograd, Andrew Massey

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Skunk Cabbage & The Tarot Cycle, Daniel Minty

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The Woman in the Basement, Christie Musket

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Caught in a Rainstorm, The First Wife Without an Umbrella, Gwen Niekamp

Making Things, Alanna Okun

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From Self Culture to Self Promotion: An Interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as an Anticipation of America’s post Civil War Cultural Transition From Transcendental Individualism to Institutional Professionalism, Robert Onstott

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Safety, Wonder, Apprehension and the Interactions of Science and Religion in Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet, Jessica Panico

Steamtown, Thomas Renjilian

Narrative Co-Op Mode: Choice, Creativity, and Collaborative Authorship in Video Games, Rachel Ritter

DYNIA, Emma Scott Schaeffer

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English in a Second Language: Reading and Writing a New Vernacular, Caryn Schwartz

Maternity and Revolution: Motherhood and the Assertion of Female Independence in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft and Anne Brontë, Elizabeth Shand

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Smart Reviews: An Exploration of the History and Theory of Theater Criticism, Jack Smart

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Carriages and Mobility in Jane Austen’s Novels, Hilary Strauch

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“‘Blood and time’: Cormac McCarthy’s Writing of the American Epic in Blood Meridian: Or, The Evening Redness in the West”, Joseph Sullivan

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Embracing The Abject: The Freed Language of Embodiment, Molly Tulipan

The Darkness on the Edge of Town, Hannah Webster

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Henry Chinaski IV, Brett Wishart

Takotsubo and Other Ways to Trap the Octopus, Alexandra Wong

Senior Capstone Projects from 2011

ambulette, Carolyn Bergonzo

Comparative Novels of Trauma: Representations of the Indian Partition in Three South Asian Novels, Shouvik Bhattacharya

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More Than a Midnight Snack: Charles Johnson’s Dr. King’s Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories and the (Eightfold) Path to Enlightenment, Mackenzie Boyd

Heroism Under Fire: Representations of Masculinity in British World War I Poetry, Leslie Briggs

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The Emergence of A Cultural Phenomenon: Mediation in Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, Melisa Brower

Illusions of Philosophers and Fools, Joe Bubar

Origins and other stories, Emma Coates-Finke

“Frighted with False Fire”: Shakespeare’s Manipulation of the Audience, Francesca Cocuzza

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Here Comes Every Body: Languaging, Imminence and Immanence in Finnegans Wake, Ben Cole

Peristed, Elizabeth Cunningham

Cataracts: A novelette thesis, Brittany Davis

“Adaptation as Scholarly Work” and The Smallest Woman in the World, Allison Douglass

The Dog Park Architects, Sadie J. Elkoff

[Untitled Senior Thesis], Brittany Gudas

Christianity and Cruelty: The Miraculous and the Grotesque in Medieval Drama, Dana Hart

Senseless Violence and Brain-Wrecking Drug Use, Peter Zebulon Hermann

Fire In the City: A Screenplay, Dronile Hiraldo

Senior Thesis in English: Trek Repertoire, Kyle Holter

Uncovering ‘Madness’ in Lady Audley’s Secret, Rukshana Jalil

The Influence of Illness in Society in Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion, Dev Darshan Khalsa

Beowulf and the Old English Poetic Tradition in The Lord of the Rings, Elizavetta Koemets

The Authentic Villains: Reading Madvillainy, Maxfield Lewin

The Search for Meaning and Identity in the Underworlds of Underworld, Lauren Lightbody

We Dismantle The Sun, Amielle Major

Waking Jacob, Briana Markoff

Stone Shoulders and Wax Wings, Julia Mascioli

“Dangerous Logic” in Dangerous Laughter: Millhauser’s Realism and the Way to the “Unbound World” in “Vanishing Acts”, Alexandra M. Matthews

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Author(ity) of the Original: A Celebration of Influence and Appropriation in Writing Today, Samantha McNaughton

Monsters and Men in the Nowell Codex’s Life of St. Christopher: British Library MS Cotton Vitellius A. xv, Kaylin Myers

Writing in the Dark: Blindness in the African-American Imagination, Adam P. Newman

Wounded Birds, Poverty, and a Whole Week of Rain: Short Stories, Carolyn Nims

Expectations in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Henry IV Pt. 1., Holly Norgard