Selected Theses and Essays
Sarah Abdul: "The Pervasiveness of Orientalism Today: An Analysis of Discursive Othering in Post-9/11 America"
Josh Lannon: "What it Means to be the Man of Tomorrow: A Thesis on Superman’s Cultural Relevance in American Culture and its Culmination in All-Star Superman"
Ethan Miller: "Manhood in the Wake of Trauma: Hypermasculinity and Healing in The Things They Carried, Beloved, and The Sorrow of War"
Hannah O'Koon: “Stories of Resilience, Self-Reflection, and Suffering: Examining Memoirs by Female Survivors of Genocide from Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Rwanda”
Cassie Schifman: “The Picture Isn’t Dorian Gray: Cultural Uptake and Intertextuality in Oscar Wilde Adaptations”
Siena DeBenedittis: "What if I’m in Charge of My Own Light Switch? What if I’m Not?: Maslow’s Theory of Self-Actualization in Stories of Twins Coming of Age"
Caroline Greaney: "Invisible Enemy, Visible Harm: Unearthing Traces of the 1918 Flu Pandemic in Tolkien's Middle-earth"
Sam Chestna: "Religion and Revolution: Religious Arguments and Their Political Implications in the Writing of Thomas Paine"
Conor Amrien: "Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds: The Queering of Characterization via Comedic Subversions"