MA Theses


Dana Burke, "Gender and Class in Chaucer: The Wife of Bath’s Self-Serving Appropriation of Masculinity"

Brianna Kimberly, "Jane Austen’s Sanditon and the Placebo Effect of Spa Towns”

Brianna Mott, "#MeToo: Exploring Sexual Violence in Fantasy Literature"

Jenna Sterling, "Queer (Hi)Stories: Circumventing Ideology Using Mythology"


Aaron Finnessey, "Finding Room for Empathy in House of Leaves: A Curious Examination of Re-Mediation and Affect"


Michael Brewster, ""Do Not Fashion The Other": Representing Contemporary Haudenosaunee Literature"

Victoria Corning, ""The Letter Killeth": The Obscurity of Language and Communication in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure"

Erika Jackson, "Diagnoses by Gender: The Consequences of Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Virginia Woolf's The Waves and Mrs. Dalloway" 

Caitlin Liberati, "To Be Both: Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and The Garden of Eden


Cassandra CerJanic, “Persephone’s Contemporary Dilemma: Consent, Sexuality, and “Female Empowerment”

Anne DiCosimo, ""Casting aside that fictitious self": Deciphering Female Identity in The Awakening

Natalie El-Eid, ""carried away": Love, Bly, and Secrecy in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw"

Mark Meyer II, "Daisy and Frederick: An Exploration of Innocence and its Consequences in Henry James' Daily Miller: A Study

Amanda Munson, "Gender, Othering, and Loki" 

Shannon O' Loughlin, "Fire and Water Imagery in Jane Eyre

Emily Paccia, "The Beast Inside: Trauma Theory and William Golding's Lord of the Flies


Amy DeChellis, "Narcissism and Stephen Crane's The Monster: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Dr. Trescott"

Amanda Haessler, "The Acceptance of Community and Sexuality in Quicksand and Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zachary Lang, "Minor Characters with Major Impacts: Examining Giovanelli's Role in Henry James' Daisy Miler

Timothy Morris, "Chivalric Schism: The Man Who Occupies the Masculine and the Feminine" 

James Reardon, "Zora Neale Hurston's and Richard Wright's Feminist Empowerment in Constructions of Southern African-American Femininity" 

Jay-Nel Steitz, "Gender and Self-Representation in Maya Angelou's Autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"


Nancy Dunbar, ""Things out o' nature": Discovering the Narrator in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss"

Sofia Rittenhouse, "African American Domestic Crisis in the Early Twentieth Century: The Aftermath of the Clash Between Ideals and Realities of The Great Migration"


Bruce Bidwell, "Some Aspects of William Butler Yeats' Views of Christianity"