This page contains honors theses produced by senior English majors. For a list of all honors theses since 2011, click here.

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Theses from 2017

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Finding Closure: Trauma Narratives in Graphic Literatures, Katharina Harling

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Waste, Time and Film in Don DeLillo’s Underworld and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, Nathan T. Moreau

Theses from 2016

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Chaucer's Women and Women Chaucerians: Unveiling the Modern Academy as a Medieval Institution through Chaucer's Poetry, Cheyenne J. Cannarozzo

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Poetics of the Heartland: The Lyric Voices of James Wright and Stanley Plumly, William R. Cleaves

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Safely Shooting a Quiet Woman: A Study of Patriarchy, Sexuality, Racism, and Putrefaction in John Webster’s Plays, Rebecca C. Dobbin

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Reading "A Politics of Location": An Ethical Mapping of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, Michela J. Moscufo

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La Mujer en La Frontera: Gender and Assimilation in Pedro Juan Soto’s Spiks, Joseph Foster’s Stephana, and José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho, Jacqueline L. Paredes

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Empathy, Medicine, and the Novel, Anna Sophia Williams

Theses from 2015

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"She among them but never of them": Race and Sexuality through Tomboy Transformation Narratives of the Postwar Era, Michael John Creedon

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Reflections in the Author's Eye: Optics, Involution, and Artifice in the Novels and Short Stories of Vladimir Nabokov, Amelia J. Oliver

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"Infinitesimal Progress": Rethinking Bergsonian Modalities of Time in William Faulkner's Novels, 1929-1932, Beau P. Sperry

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“To my virginity!”: Queerness, Silencing, and Dominicanity in Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Nicholas Jason Steverson

Theses from 2014

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Scottish Nostalgias: Evocations of Home in the 1990s Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, and Kathleen Jamie, Kathryn A. Ailes

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Materiality and the Literary Letter, Alexandra McDowell Carley

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How the Mind Refigures Memory: The Role of Social Construction and Fallibility in the Fictions of Faulkner, Woolf, and Nabokov, Rebecca H. Salzman-Fiske

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Religion and the Postmodern in Contemporary North American Fiction, Alexandra T. Sentner

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"Another Landscape, Another Tongue:" The Queer Language of Silence in Virginia Woolf's Fiction, Sarah Streat

Theses from 2013

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Satire and the Necessity of Locale: Genealogical Readings in Max Beerbohm and Karl Kraus, Matthew Joseph Bettles

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Jane Austen and the Art of Revision: Reading, Fiction, Feminism, Natalie R. Thompson

Theses from 2012

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Child of the Black Atlantic: Negotiating Identities in Helene Cooper’s Memoir, Tasheana S. Dukuly

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Love, Crime, and Township Identity in Fred Khumalo's "Bitches' Brew" and "Seven Steps to Heaven", Erica Rose Long

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The Problem of the Ordinary: Liberating the Fantastic and the Uncanny, Meghan R. Napier

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Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell: Authorship, Collaboration, and Divergence, Maria J. Rouvalis

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Counting "Whole Persons" in David Foster Wallace's Fiction, Charles J. Thaxton

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The Evolution of Chivalric Values in the Order of the Garter: Edward III to Elizabeth I, Sarah Joy Vigne Ms.

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"The Vindication of Spinsters: Winifred Holtby's Case for Female Satisfaction", Katherine Ann Wiryaman