Senior Capstone Projects from 2011


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

Illusions of Philosophers and Fools, Joe Bubar


The Rise of Urbanization and Social Control: Secondary Schooling, the Reformatory Movement and the Realignment of Separate Spheres in the United States, Siena Chiang

Origins and other stories, Emma Coates-Finke

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


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


With Sleep Comes a Fusion of Worlds: The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus Through Formation and Transformation, Gwendolyn Collaco

Peristed, Elizabeth Cunningham

Cataracts: A novelette thesis, Brittany Davis

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


The Odds of Changing the Odds: Adapting the Harlem Children’s Zone through the Promise Neighborhoods Initiative, Mallory Easton

The Dog Park Architects, Sadie J. Elkoff


seized space : two projects for poughkeepsie, new york, Ethan Fischer


Ξενία Πολύτροπος: The Social Ritual of Hospitality in The Odyssey, Jonah I. Frank

Deconstructing the Urban Achievement Gap in Poughkeepsie, NY, Anna-Elysia Glover

[Untitled Senior Thesis], Brittany Gudas


Challenging Neoliberalism Through Sustainability Initiatives at the Local Level in New Jersey, Alistair Hall


Community Gardening and Critical Mentoring as a Means of Youth Empowerment, Dylan Hamilton

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 Question of the Magician: an Exploration in the Role of the Magician in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature and Material Culture, Sybil Faris Johnson

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


Finding The Middle Class in Three Ancient Societies, Deirdre Lewis

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


A Companion to the Toolbox for the Power Kingdom: Using Main Street Poughkeepsie’s between-use spaces to build an open, vibrant community district, John McCartin


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


24 Lies Per Second: an Auteurist Analysis of the Documentary Films of Errol Morris, Jonathan Miller

Transportation Policy in the United States Case Study: Poughkeepsie, New York The Development of Public Transportation Infrastructure in the Urban Landscape, Katie Mullen

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

Liner Notes: A Mixtape, Connor Towne O’Neill


The Man in the Mirror: Self-awareness and Self-Criticism in the Satires of Persius, Anthony Pinggera


Power Encantadas, Evander L. Price


Re-using the Ashes: Reimagined Spaces in Detroit, Elizabeth Pugh

A Practical Guide to the Architecture of Assembly, Carsten C. S. Rodin

Ex-Patriot, Samantha San Jose

Rhetorica Amoris: The Rhetorization of Roman Elegiac Poetry, Jenna F. Sarchio


Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Rome, Hannah L. Savio


Heroic Lineage and the Evolution of the Individual, Ben Scaglione

Fossils of the Infinite Intertext: Reading Roland Barthes and Richard Brautigan, Devin Schiff

Samuel Johnson and the Golden Mean, Taylor Self

Dr. Hanson’s Play House, Gabriel Smoller


“Curse Him Not”: Disobedience, Creativity, and Freedom in Byron’s Cain, Christopher Troise

The Digital Flâneur: Cartography, Inception and the Modern Subject in Motion, Danielle Unger


The Poetic Forms of Cities in Eleven Labyrinths, Davis Wang

Not a Memoir, Zachary Wasser

“I have come from Paris to tell you not to alter a single word:” Joyce’s Ulysses and the Paradox of Translation, Stephanie Wilmes

“Freedom-Loving Satan:” Genre and Irony in Paradise Lost, Christopher Wilson


A View from Above: Reimagining Poughkeepsie Through the Lens of the Walkway over the Hudson, Michael Zipp