Undergraduate ProgramsPast Honors Theses




Borrayo, Saori
Before the Doors Close
Faculty Advisor: Justin Torres

Carli, Michael
Burnt Up
Faculty Advisor: Justin Torres

Keenan, Emma
Mag Hag
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Snelson

Maida, Vivien
Cup of Maté
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson

Mottern, Lillian
Sky (Hyper-Chlorinated)
Faculty Advisor: Blake Allmendinger

Tower, Jason
Golden Gate
Faculty Advisor: Justin Torres





Dolan, Stephen
Horror as Mode: Reading Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist as Critiques of Religion and Sexuality
Faculty Advisor: Helen Deutsch

Dowdle, Oliva
“The Feeling of Time”: An Ontological Approach to Trauma and Memory
Faculty Advisor: Mitchum Huehls

Madjidi, Yasmin
What are Words Worth?: Environmentalism in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Joy Harjo
Faculty Advisor: Helen Deutsch

Nezu, Megumi
Redefining Gender and Traditional Gender Dynamics in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
Faculty Advisor: Megan Stephan

Onarecker, Erin
What is so Ordinary about Literary Studies?
Faculty Advisor: Louise Hornby

Prishkulnik, Jy
Animating the Disney Princess: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), and the Evolving Princess Code
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Bristow

Reyes, Francisco
Please Don’t Stop Being My Mother!”: Attachment Theory and Identity Formation in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion
Faculty Advisor: Brian Kim Stefans

Rosenberg, Hanna
“Contagions of Feeling”: Affect, Structural Violence, and Fallenness in Ruth, Adam Bede, and East Lynne
Faculty Advisor: Megan Stephan

To, Kalysa
Model Minority? Representations of Trauma in The Joy Luck Club and Shanghai Girls
Faculty Advisor: Jinqi Li