Undergraduate ProgramsPast Honors Theses




Bromberg, Gabby
Nob Hill
Faculty Advisor: Justin Torres

Galloway, Rosemary
Lividity in Pink
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Snelson

Kim, Ashley Gahyun
Faculty Advisor: Reed Wilson

Lacy, Jade
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson

Maher, Tyler
Summer’s Dawn
Faculty Advisor: Justin Torres

Wong, Jessica
Faculty Advisor: Mona Simpson



Bhasin, Khushi
Sadomasochism in Jane Eyre: A Psychological Exchange of Power
Faculty Advisor: Megan Stephan

Chan, Kelsey
“The Lines of Influence”: The Occult Recontextualization of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Churches in From Hell and Lud Heat
Faculty Advisor: Saree Makdisi

Conley, Kathleen
A War of Roses: An Examination of Tudor Mythography in Shakespeare’s First Tetralogy of History and George R.R. Martin’s, A Song of Ice and Fire Series
Faculty Advisor: Christine Chism

He, Max
The Human Mecha: Titan, Technology, and Self in Attack on Titan
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Snelson

Huwe, Justin
Utopia by a Thousand Cuts: Melodrama and the Queer Art of Self-Harm in Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life
Faculty Advisor: Mitchum Huehls

Justad, Miró
The Bildungsroman Transformed Magic, Memories, and the Unpredictable Movements of Growth in Young Adult Speculative Fiction
Faculty Advisor:  Summer Kim Lee

Moore, Ella
Histories of Dust and Bone: Mythologizing the Chinese American Past in Contemporary Western Fictions
Faculty Advisors: Blake Allmendinger; Marissa López

Morrissey, Kayleigh
“I’ve Never Heard Silence Quite this Loud”: The Complexity of Taylor Swift’s Neutral Star Text
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen McHugh

Ovsepyan, Ana
Neurodivergent Diagnoses Explained in Abstract Metaphors in Lauren Slater’s Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir
Faculty Advisor: Eleanor Kaufman

Roche, Allyson
“Between Gloom and Laughter”: Female Longing, Unhappiness, and Structures of Absence in the Works of Virginia Woolf
Faculty Advisor: Louise Hornby

Sargent, Justine
The Feminine Episteme: Tracing the Experimental Body in Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and David Cronenberg
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Bristow

Sukonik, Jolie
Queer Desire as Restoration: The Rejection of Phallic Exchange in Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”
Faculty Advisor: Helen Deutsch