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Theses from 2022

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Girls' Trip, Carly Alaimo

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Apricot City, Lindsey M.B. Bower

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"[H]earing beyond what we are able to hear: Reframing Grievable Lives in Thomas Pynchon?s V. and Stephen Wright?s Meditations in Green, F. Tyler Elrod

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Power, Domesticity, and Insanity: Gender Roles in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, Danielle Hestand

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Self-Mutilation as Nonverbal Communication in Young Adult Literature, Morgan L. Hunter

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God, Dog, and the Problem of the Immanent Frame, Sung Park

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Bargaining Dreams and Myths: The Relationship between the Literacy Myth, the American Dream, and the Immigrant Bargain, Brianny M. Paulino Feliz

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Alive in the Glamour Pit, Alec J. Prevett

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Considering the Agency of Faith in Reimagining Narrative and Shared Space in Beth Moore?s Departure from the Southern Baptist Convention, Samantha Joann Rae

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Transnational Perspectives on Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Elisha T. Schuett

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Combatting Disability Erasure in Literary Studies: How a Literary Archive and Distant Reading Can Give Disabled Characters the Attention They Have Been Denied, Barbara C. Shea

Theses from 2021

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Queering the Monstrous Feminine: Lesbian Vampires, Folklore, and Trauma in Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, Emilee Calametti

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Surveilling Wolves, Reticent Rabbits, and Pecking Parties: Discourse as Power Mechanism for Policing Queerness in Ken Kesey?s One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest, Sarah E. Darling

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The Feast of Languages: A Perspectival Reading of James Joyce?s Ulysses, Edward Prioleau Ellis

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Derrida's Style: Formalism as an Address to the Other, Benjamin Leake

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Livestreaming Vico: Imagination and the Ecology of Literacy in Online Gaming, Dylan Maroney

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The Taste of Toxic Rhetoric within TikTok?s Cosplay Community, Amber Murray

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Lillian Smith's Killers of the Dream and Michel Foucault: Structural Racism, Critical Theory, and the U.S. South, Emily Pierce

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Too Weird For Words: An Analysis of the Weird Across Media, Joshua Winston

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A Call for the Study of Irish Rhetoric, Rachel E. Woods

Theses from 2020

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Revealing the Gothic Narrative Tradition in Eudora Welty's Delta Wedding and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey: A Study of the Transatlantic Novel, Rachel Adornato

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“She’s a Sly One:” Rethinking Complicity and Survival in Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive, Mary Ann Barfield

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Rethinking Discourse Communities in the Digital Age: The Effects of Streaming on Discourse of Gaming Communities, Russell Beason

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Partnering Universities with Their Neighboring High School Writing Centers: A Local Study Through Interviews and Observations, Katherine Carroll

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"Say What I Wear": A Study of Clothing and Animal Language within Aldhelm's Enigmata and the Exeter Riddles, Bridgitte I. Colwell

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A Syzygy of Snails, Nathan G. Isaksson

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The Evolution of the Lyrics of The Beatles as a Social Function within the Popular Culture, Leslie King

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"You Can Disappear Here Without Knowing It": Excess, Accommodation, and Assimilation in The Great Gatsby and Less Than Zero, Jeremy Simpson

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Mina: A Novel, Jeremiah Wood

Theses from 2019

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Emergence Elsewhere: Third Space in Linda Hogan's People of the Whale, Joan M. Banez

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In a Space of their Own: Literary Representations of Feminine Trauma through the Arthuriad, Viktorija Bezbradica

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The Shine of The Shining: Domestic Violence and Deterministic Trauma, Ashleigh Boutwell

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A Wintering Room, Taylor D'Amico

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Shock and the Poststructural in Watt and Murphy, Emily B. Davis

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Cold Witness: A Short Story Collection, Hannah Doyle

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Time and 'Manyness': Temporality, Ecology, and Form in Don DeLillo's Underworld, Andrew B. Hagan Mr.

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As Small As a World, Rebecca Kumar

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"I Felt All the Pangs of Exile": Trauma and the Fight for Human Rights in the Memoirs of Nabokov, Soyinka, and Danticat, Lauren Marlatt

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Regional Flavor of Blood: Trauma of the Subjugated in the Nature of Blood and the God of Small Things, Shabana Sayeed

Theses from 2018

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Critical Compassion in the Composition Classroom, Brittny M. Byrom

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"Irresistible Motion": Matter, Causality, and Henry David Thoreau, Kristen Carlson

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Thru-hiking and Why People Do It, Richard Crowley

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Considering Social Media and Mental Health in Critical Expressivism, Sarah Geil

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Frenzied, Desperate Birds, RaNiqua S. Lee

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Reimagining the Modern American 'Monomyth': A Comparative Study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, the Midcentury Myth-and-Symbol School, and Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller, Carley Peace

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Wycliffite Influence in an Age of Political and Religious Turmoil: A Reassessment of Jack Upland, Friar Daw's Reply, and Upland's Rejoinder, Bradley Peppers

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The Hill Fire and Other Stories, Michael Putnam

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Formal Genre Interruption in Ursula K. Le Guin and Samuel R. Delany, Christopher Reynolds

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The Etymology Of Salvation, Anna Sandy

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The Measurement of Dreams, Marissa Stephens

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Rome is Burning: Reevaluating Futurism's Relation to Fascism, Carl C. Sweat IV

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Recognizing the War-Torn Wives of West’s Return of the Soldier and Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Nicole Turner

Theses from 2017

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“I Am the Joneses!”: Deconstructing Class Performativity and Identity Formation in Bravo’s the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Shari L. Arnold

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Identity, Knowledge, and Power: Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier and Parade's End, Dianne D. Berger

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"The River's for Everybody": The River Chronotope and Trauma Healing in Melvin Dixon's Trouble the Water, Keith D. Freeman Jr.

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Mary Shelley's Lodore: A Romantic Reconfiguration of Paradise Lost, Robert Gregory Gamewell

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Anecdotal Evidence, Charles Gay

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Church of Bone, Valerie Dawn Gilreath

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Marriageable Material, Soniah Kamal

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"For the Elevation of Women": Recovering the Lost Voices of College Temple, 1853-1889, Emily Nicole Kimbell

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Spotlighting Truth and Beauty: Willa Cather's Tenebraic Word Pictures, Maria Mackas

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The Need for Critical Composition Pedagogy in Present Times, Lashon Malone

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More Stores About Disappointment And TV, James McDermott

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Laughing Them Into Religion: A Comparison of the Contexts, Causes, and Effects of Jonathan Swift's A Tale of A Tub and C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, Alan Neely

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Convergence: The Meeting of Technology and Art in Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis and Zero K, Jay Shelat

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Folklore and Identity in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, Amy Wilson

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The Impossible Thought of Georges Bataille: A Consciousness That Laughs and Cries, Drew M. Wright

Theses from 2016

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(Dis)Continuous Beings: Sadean Sexual Aesthetics in the Work of John Hawkes, Emma Baughman

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First Light, Judith Carson

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On The Local Level: Rethinking Grammar and The Role of Editing in Writing Centers, Jennifer Carter

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By the Grace of Joyce, the Brute is Freed: Brutish Bodies, Munificent Minds, and Liberating Language Within Dubliners, Julie E. Fowkes

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Love on the Stage, War on the Page: Evaluating the Role of War Trauma in How I Learned to Drive, Deborah Hull

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The Three Merry Wives of Windsor, Kirsten Marciniak

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Triad, Kelly Neal

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Uncovering Trahlyta: Examining Textual Manifestations of Dahlonega's Cherokee Indian Princess, Allison Pine

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The Rhetoric of the iPhone: A Cultural Gateway Of Our Transforming Digital Paradigm, Jessica Rose

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The Yard's Edge: Poems, Eric Saye

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Troy Novant: An Examination of Aeneas as Depicted by Geoffrey Chaucer, Peter Steffensen

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Close Enough to Burn, Bethany Sullivan

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"The eyes of judgment": Prejudice, Misperception, and Sexuality in The Roaring Girl, Donna Wroble

Theses from 2015

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Hostages in Old English Literature, Melissa Bird

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These Things Could Not Be Resolved: Short Stories, Kara E. Eidsvik

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Metonymic Modes of Identity in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and David Foster Wallace's "The Suffering Channel": A Metonymic Nose to Sniff out the Empathetic Shit, Donald Fentem

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Southern Lives: Selected Fiction, Amanda Gable

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Moby-Dick as Proto-Modernist Prophecy, Randall W. Harrell

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English in the Margins: Cajun Literacy Communities in Bec Doux et ses amis, Samantha Jakobeit

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A Transnational Perspective On Vietnam War Narratives of The U.S. and South Korea, Na Rae Kim

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How the Performances, Song Lyrics, and Activism of the Indigo Girls Demonstrate the Mutable Composition of Southern Identity, Alison Law

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The Impact of the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 on the Discourse on Womanhood, Pamela Logan

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We Might Have Power, Benjamin Michelman

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The Schizophrenic Warrior: Exploring Agl‘ca in the Old English Corpus, Danielle Robinson

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Capital Sandbox: Fantasy and the Mechanics of Form in Fallout 3, Christopher Seidl

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The Prophetic Chronotope and the Sexual Revolution in Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein's The Mysteries of New Orleans, Timothy Walker

Theses from 2014

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Pleasure as Pathology: Trauma and Perversion in the Fiction of David Foster Wallace, Erik Cofer

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Representing the Past and Future Post-9/11 Manhattan: Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City and Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin as Disavowing Fiction, Richard Conley

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The Weight of Birds, Travis Denton

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Seattle: Stories, Alex Gallo-brown

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Kerouac's Dharma Bums (1958) & DeLillo's Americana (1971): An Investigation of the Influences of Media, Spatiality, & Buddhism on Selfhood in Mid-twentieth-century American Culture & Consciousness, Alex Ryan Gregor

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The Remediation of Dumas Fils' La Dame aux Cam‚lias, Brandi Guined

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The Nature of Religious Melancholy: Edward Taylor's Poetic Treatments of a 17th Century Epidemic, Sheena K. Johnson