Follow

Senior Capstone Projects from 2018

PDF

Psychic splitting and the rupture of self: a Freudian analysis of the double in literary theory and Frankenstein, Alexander Barzacanos

PDF

Body talk: perceptions of the body and performative roles in Japanese anime, as seen through Scum’s Wish, Sabrina Castillo

Cowper's animals, Jacob Dompier

File

Kabbalah is not rocket science: Jewish mystical symbolism in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, Will Garner

PDF

The genealogy of repetition: reading Becket reading Proust, John Haug

PDF

Stand up comedy, narrative, and pain; a case study: Homecoming King, Rachel A. Ludwig

PDF

“Raw with the shame that I’d tried to be like the rest and couldn’t”: sexual control of immigrant girls in public schools and in literature in early twentieth century America, Kayla Miron

The pound “Arrow”—on the being of poetry and truth, Yibei Qian

Violent defoliations: transmasculine roots of the contemporary, middle-american family drama; deconstructing gender performance, masculinity, and transgression rom Buried Child to Hir and Orange Julius, Jo Michael Rezes

PDF

Poetics of the flesh: the rearticulation and recuperation of the black body, Kibi Blaze Williams-Brown

PDF

Through the eyes of time, Julie Wilson

PDF

Mysteries of the sky, Clark Xu

Animalism & love in the works of Edward Albee, Eric S. Yoon

Senior Capstone Projects from 2017

Clear blue light, Jack Conway

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

“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

PDF

The inside, Hannah Shlaferman

PDF

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

Wing: a collection of short stories, Windy Vo

Delta ruins: stories, Jade Wong-Baxter

For when I'm dead, Ben Yassky

Senior Capstone Projects from 2016

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

PDF

"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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Going back to yesterday, Christa Guild

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

The Old English Phoenix, Kacey M. King

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Unrealities, Dorian Oberstein

PDF

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

PDF

L, Noelle Phansalkar

Ways, Audrey Pierson

PDF

Poems: from water and to water, Alexander Raz

PDF

The sudden dark, Sam Rebelein

PDF

A Poesque trauma theory, Jacqueline Rosenbaum

Ad hominem, Joshua Sherman

PDF

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

PDF

Spell 21: a senior thesis portfolio, Madison Vilkin

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

The Island, Olivia Cameron

PDF

Rivers Run Still, Katie Ewen

Below the Fold, Christopher Gonzalez

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

I Used to Be Somebody, Rachael Johnson

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

Glory Girl Jr. jr., Penelope Luksic

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

Side Effects, Margaret Yap

Senior Capstone Projects from 2014

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

PDF

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

PDF

Other Countries, Other Shores, Alex Bue

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

The Gallery and Other Stories, Adrienne Lang