Undergraduate ProgramsPast Honors Theses




Burrows, Vera
The Scholarship
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson

Cronin, Natasha Larisa
The Dranko Chronicles: In the Land of Dragons
Faculty Advisor: Christine Chism

Lawson, Tina
Madre Natura: Poems, Prose, and Art
Faculty Advisor: Anahid Nersessian

Livier Nunez, Ruth
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson

Kapralau Romanchuk, Maryna
The Drake
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Kareem

Noh, Daniel
Faculty Advisor: Fred D’Aguiar

Schindler, JoAnna
Sundays in Santa Monica
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson



Abolail, Sarah
Out of Time Men: Capitalism, Violence and the Aesthetics of Temporality in Breaking Bad
Faculty Advisor: Mitchum Huehls

Caguioa, Abner
The Norman Trinity: A Study on the Development of the Norman Bates Character from Psycho
Faculty Advisor: Blake Allmendinger

Cox, Michael
Shaping Biopolitics from Richard III to House of Cards
Faculty Advisor: Arthur Little

Gallardo, Gloria
Contemporary Chicano Novels and the Politics of Place: Re-Forming Spaces of Resistance and Representation
Faculty Advisor: Marissa Lopez

Ghoogasian, Aram
My Heart’s in the Highlands: William Saroyan and the Diasporic Condition
Faculty Advisor: Michael North

Giron, Mario
Riding Reality: The Attempts to Rewrite Trauma and Nation to Form New Histories and Identity in Salvadoran Diasporic Novels
Faculty Advisor: Rafael Perez-Torres

Hays, Toni
Within Genre: On the Post-Genre Mode in China Miéville’s Railsea and Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting
Faculty Advisor: Christine Chism

Highfill, Holly
Engineering Optopia in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy
Faculty Advisor: Ursula Heise

Jafari, Syeda
The Language of Love: A Comparative Analysis of the Dialectics of the Divine of Jalal Al-Din Rumi and Julian of Norwich
Faculty Advisor: Christine Chism

Kang, Catherine
The Unquiet Unclean Undead: Drowned Women in Legend and Folklore
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Nagy

Morgan, McKenna
Oh Say Can You Scream: Nachträglichkeit and Performativity in American Horror Story: Asylum
Faculty Advisor: Blake Allmendinger

Seifert, Celeste
William Blake and Creating a Narrative Against Social Injustice within Selected Poems from Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Compared with his Contemporaries Charles Lamb and Mary Robinson
Faculty Advisor: Saree Makdisi

Silverman, Evan
William Blake and the Beat Generation
Faculty Advisor: Stephen Dickey

Tan, Wayne
Sue Bridehead and Female Subjectivity: A Rousseau-ian Perspective
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Kareem

Wheatley, Jordan
“Who Can I Become?”: The Significance of Sex, Sexuality, and the Generational Shift in the Works of Sam Selvon, Buchi Emecheta, and Hanif Kureishi
Faculty Advisor: Yogita Goyal