English Language and Literature
M.A. Degrees Received in 2010
- Zachary J. Bellino, "Articles of Faith: Salman
- Dianne E. Berg, "'Familiar in their Mouths as Household
Words': Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, and the Early Modernization of History"
- Ben Charlesworth, "Artefacts of Walter Benjamin in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian"
- Keen Owen Hahn, "speculative Fiction and the (super) constructs of Oppression: Towards a Deconstructionist Aesthetics"
- Matthew Henningsen, "Moins 'Parfaite' et Plus Libre: Human and Machine Identities in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World"
- Jin Lee, "Simulation of Simulation: Romantic
Consumption in the Consumer Culture of the Great Gatsby"
- Karen Miele, "'Between Freedom and Fetters': A
Discussion of Race and Gender in passing Literature of the Harlem
- Shannon Minifie, "'Yes, there is a long period of
reconstruction ahead': The 12 Step Program and Recovery from the Postmodern
in David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest'"
- Peter Murray, "The Stone that [Illuminates] the Living
Stream: How Non-Linear Narratives Reflect the Fluidity of the English
- Toufiq Sarwarzada, "Dubious Benevolence: Politics of
Representation in the Muslim Narratives after 9/11"
- Thorsten Schwaben, "Echoing the Holocaust through 'Maus':
Literary Themes and the Narrator"
- Marilyn Squier, "'We do not Like the Hackneyed
Expression of Angel': Representations of Southern Motherhood in Uncle Tom's
Cabin and Anti-'Tom' Fiction"
- Tanya Uluwitiya, "Cyber Nationalism, Diaspora Identity
and Imaginary Worlds: A Study of Sri Lankan Diaspora and Sri Lankan
M.A. Degrees Received in 2009
- Dania Dwyer, ""Re-membering History: The
Aesthetics of Ruins in Post-Colonial West Indian Literature"
- Joshua Francis Flaccavento,"It Seems to Me I Am
Trying To Tell Yous a Dream" Hyperfiction, Modernist Aesthetics and the
Death of the Author
- Joseph Flis, "The Reader's Necessary Assumption in
Herman Melville's The Confidence Man"
- Samantha Keefe, "There is No Text in This Courtroom:
Reader Response as a Foundation for Judicial Response to Intellectual
Property Law in the context of the Internet"
- Christoph Lanzen, "Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind: Piri Thomas's American Dream--Preparing the Streets for Revolution"
- Isabel Pakowski, "American Psychosis: The Social
Criticism of Bret Easton Ellis"
- Arezu Rahimi, "The Impact of 'In-Betweenness' on
Second-Generation Iranian American Identity Formations: An analysis of
Azadeh Moavenit's Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
and American in Iran"
- Michelle Elise Simon, "Sprinkled with Paris Dust"
Chester Himes, James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald: The
'Other' Americans in Paris
M.A. Degrees Received in 2008
- Amy Beth Barcelo, "Transgressing the Cult: Strategies
of Balance & Negotiation in the Works of Fanny Fern & Kate Chopin"
- Steven Bruso, "Discord in Chivalry's Ideological
- Gina Desmarais, "Service is Perfect Freedom: Choosing
to Serve in Shakespeare and Milton"
- Meghan E. Gayton, "Janeites & Jane Austen's Canonicity:
An Examination of Austen's Hybridized Texts & Readerships"
- Jenny Provo, "Navigating Irish American Cultural
Identity in the major Works of James T. Farrell"
- Nicole Myoshi Rabin, "The Mixed Race Body Matters:
Examining Mixed Race Subjects in Ethnic Autobiography & Fiction"
- Yassine Talhaoui, "What or Who Am I? Identifying
Formation of Immigrants and Their Children in Germany and the United States
- Bei Zhang, "My Dear--Don't Look So Ugly!" Physiognomy
and Gender Transgression in The Mill on the Floss and The Woman in White
M.A. Degrees Received in 2007
- Genie Nicole Giaimo, "From a Body Acted Upon to a Body
Acting: The Significance of Ethnicity, Race, and Gender in Contemporary
- Ubaraj Katawal, "Exile and its Representation in
Contemporary U.S. Narratives: Mukerjee's Jasmine and Pynchon's
The Crying of Lot 49"
- Katja Kurz, "Performing a Liminal Space: Multiple Identities in Three Late-Twentieth-Century Autobiographical Works"
- Sarah Lennox, "My Dear--Don't Look so Ugly!":
Physiognomy and Gender Transgression in The Mill on the Floss and
The Woman in White
- Jane Lindelof, "Undoing Uncertainty: Expressions of
Anxiety in Puritan Writing"
- Emily McGinn, "Toward a Literary Universe: The
convergence of Non-Linear Science and Narrative Theory in Jog Luis Gorges's
El Aleph, funes el memorioso and El jardin de senderos
que se bifurcan"
- Elisabeth J. Noyes, "Frost's Poetic Dialectic"
- Sarah Rauf, "The American Trip: Reporting the
'Unreality' in the 1960s and 1970s"
- Amber Blossom Vayo, "Magical World, Modern Problems:
Identity Conflicts in Harry Potter"
- Kathleen L. Webber, "Examining Consciousness in William
Faulkner's As I Lay Dying"