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Senior Capstone Projects from 2015

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

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