Completed Senior Theses in Literature

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Shannon Knapp: "Representing Rape:  Theatrical Dialogue on Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, An Exploration of the Possibilities of Feminist Readings of Lavinia"

Committee:  Susan Harris Smith and Jeff Aziz

Lauren Schmeer: "Female Agency in Twilight, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games:  Can Feminist Be Feminine?"

Committee:  Courtney Wiekle-Mills and Lori Campbell

Ashley Werlinich: "'The Beasts of the Earth and the Madness of Men':  Dehumanization, Neurodegeneration, and Denial in Moby Dick and Catch-22"  

 Committee:  Philip Smith and Paul Kameen


 Geoa Geer: “Victorian Sight: Unique Perceptions in Middlemarch and Jane Eyre

Committee:  Troy Boone, Amy Murray-Twyning

Jacob Robbins: “‘Can You Feel It?’  Modernist Emotional Resonance Across Jazz and Literature”

Committee:  Ronald Judy, Amy Murray-Twyning

Becca Stern: “From Where did Langland’s Jew Emerge: A Study of Literary and Exegetical Portrayals of the Jew from Late-Antiquity to the Middle Ages”

Committee:  Hannah Johnson, Jeff Aziz


Liam Sweeney: “Enlightenment Tragedy”

Committee:  Jonathan Arac, Jeff Aziz

Elaine Short: "Setting as an Agent in Hardy's Fiction"

Committee:  John Twyning, Amy Murray-Twyning

Danielle Grimm: “A Theological Consideration of Resolution in ‘The Endless Ending’ of George MacDonald's Lilith (1895)”

Committee:  Marah Gubar, Lori Campbell


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