The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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A Lens of Our Own: A Feminist Photovoice Exploration of LGBTQ+ Experience at The College of Wooster, Foster J. Cheng
Department: Art and Art History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Dead Cultures, Imagined Contexts: The Ogtogmaní-khün, Emily Brett Glickman
Department: Art and Art History

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Plays with Words: Understanding Visual Interpretation through Ed Ruscha's Text Works, Claire E. Ilersich
Department: Art and Art History; Philosophy

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The Science of Art- Exploring the Gum Bichromate Process- Landscape Microscopy and Geo-Photography, Cassidy D. Jester
Department: Art and Art History

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Self Portraits, Mariah Joyce
Department: Art and Art History

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The Art of Function: An Exploration in Reclaimed Furniture Design, Abbey E. Partika
Department: Art and Art History

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Beach Haven: A Photographic Exploration of Long Beach Island, Theresa M. Spadola 2945985
Department: Art and Art History

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Great Camp Sagamore: An Integration of Nature, Architecture, and the Sublime, Allison Turner
Department: Art and Art History

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Finding Salvation Through Pilgrimage: Dante’s Influences on Hell scenes and Chaucer and the Relationship to Salvation, Alexandra Wendt
Department: Art and Art History; English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Amassing Subsistence: Creating an Environment Through Objects and Time, Matilda J. Alexander
Department: Art and Art History

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Near and Far: A Series of Paintings Exploring the Concept of Home, Hannah Ayers
Department: Art and Art History

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Serendipity in Liminality: A Photographic Study of the Liminal Space in Music Performance, Chelsea B. Carlson
Department: Art and Art History

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Making and Mindfulness: How Process-Oriented Tasks Encourage Reflection and Lead to Recovery, Devin DeLaney
Department: Art and Art History

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Home Is Where…? : A Visual And Textual Exploration Of Home, Nostalgia, And Persona, Dallas K M Dickey
Department: Art and Art History; English

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Dynamic Beauty: The Journey to Perfection, Jenna L. Hunkins
Department: Art and Art History

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Custom Framing: An Analysis of Camille Pissarro's "Les Turpitudes Sociales" within a Base-Superstructure Model, Robin S. Klaus
Department: Art and Art History

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Stress Induced Deterioration of the Human Form, Anna Kruse
Department: Art and Art History

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"Let Them Eat Crack": A Look at Street Art Culture and Banksy’s Epitomizing Role in the Advancement of Graffiti as Art, Melissa K. Ladd
Department: Art and Art History

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It Started With a Blank Piece of Paper: the Making of a Children’s Picture Book, Joyce A. Lee
Department: Art and Art History

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The Solid Russian Iconostasis as Unifier of Hesychasm and the Eucharistic Celebration, Katherine E. McCombs
Department: Art and Art History

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Strange Reflections and Obscured Bodies: the Presence of the Surrealist Unconscious in Paul Delvaux's the Break of Day, Rebecca L. Osborne
Department: Art and Art History

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Street and Elite, William Owen
Department: Art and Art History

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Guatemala: A Buried History, Collin J. Perez
Department: Art and Art History

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Art Making as an Ecofeminist Exercise in Understanding Species Extinction and Animal Farming, Adrian Rowan
Department: Art and Art History; Environmental Studies

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What You’ll Miss Just Driving By: A Visual History of My Family's Relationship with Industry, Natalie Renee Shreeve
Department: Art and Art History

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Exploring the Unknown: A Ceramic Journey Through the Sea of Imagination, Kaitlin N. Starr
Department: Art and Art History

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Exposing Mental Illness in New Light, Isabel R. Taccheri
Department: Art and Art History

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The Queen’s Serpent: An Examination of the Serpent Vessel from Burial 61 from El Perú-Waka’, Sarah Van Oss
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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Beyond the Binary, Petr Wiese
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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Mycenae and Cultural Memory: 150 to 2015 CE, Elora A. Agsten
Department: Art and Art History; Classical Studies

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Two Gods, a Dancer, and a Skeleton Walk into a Bar: an exploration of created space through puppetry and performance, Colin Bauman
Department: Art and Art History

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Discussions in and of Conceptual Art: Different Modes of Conveying Experience, Anthony J. Black
Department: Art and Art History

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Our Children: A Documentation of Modern Day Lynching in America, Adam Brinson
Department: Art and Art History

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A Neopagan Renaissance: Appropriation of Medieval Imagery and Pre-Christian Folklore in the Magazine Covers of Harvest, Jennifer C. Caventer
Department: Art and Art History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Art or Artifact? African Objects in the Museum, Elizabeth Chamis
Department: Art and Art History; Sociology and Anthropology

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The Function of Masochism in Performance Art of the 1970's: A Psychoanalytic Examination of Performances by Chris Burden, Marina Abramović, and Abramović/Ulay, Philip W. Chung
Department: Art and Art History

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Technomorphis: Artistic Explorations of Humanity’s Dynamic Relationship with Technology, Julia M. Cropper
Department: Art and Art History

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Visions of Progress: Ohio's New Deal Post Office Murals, Curtis J. Davies
Department: History; Art and Art History

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The Developement of Craft, Samuel S. Donnroummo III
Department: Art and Art History

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A Portrait A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, Jessica D. Friesen
Department: Art and Art History

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Exposure of the Self: Expressions of Internal Conflict Through Fashion, Melissa G. Hackett
Department: Art and Art History

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The Canyon as Home: Accessing food, water, education, and employment in Tijuana's former municipal landfill, Morgan E. Hughes
Department: Art and Art History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Photographing Experience in Natures of united States and South Korea: Construction of Landscape Sceneries with Cubism Approach, Min Sung Kim
Department: Art and Art History

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Stopping Power Analysis of 37K, 44Cl, and 71 Br Incident on a He:CO2 (9:1) Gas Target, Min Sung Kim
Department: Art and Art History; Physics

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Exploration of Form and Technique in Functional Ceramics, Grace Lawton
Department: Art and Art History

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Lost and Found: An Exploration of Design in Urban Cartography, Chloe McFadyen
Department: Art and Art History

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Blurred Lines: "Should an Artwork have Toilets", Matthew A. Miklavcic
Department: Art and Art History

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Do You Ever Get Nightmares?: A photographic journey through the lives of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, Gabrielle M. Morrison
Department: Art and Art History

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Inside the Black Box: Relationships Between Structure and Natural Spaces, Bjorn Olsen
Department: Art and Art History

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Venus and the Salon of 1863: Allegorization, Transformation, and The Gaze, James L. Parker II
Department: Art and Art History

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An Exploration of Self: Continued, Aniecia L. Patridge
Department: Art and Art History

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Investigating Intrigue: Past and Imagined, Lauren D. Perrino
Department: Art and Art History

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A Fool's Comedic Cavalcade of Heads, Young Jae Oliver Shin
Department: Art and Art History

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Ship Burials as Indicators of Status and Power, Meagan Shirley
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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History in the Hand Through Functional Ceramics, Katherine E. Stephens
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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Serving Up a Cup, Mattie R. Cannon
Department: Art and Art History

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Women in Water: The Drowned Female Victim in Victorian Painting, Catherine Everett
Department: Art and Art History

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Power, Sex, and Intrigue: An Examination of Mistress Portraiture at the Court of Charles II, Margaret S. Frick
Department: Art and Art History; History

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Consummation of the 'Good Life' through Aesthetics, Christina M. Haupt
Department: Art and Art History; Philosophy

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Belonging(s): A Short Story Cycle and Artworks, Maria Janasz
Department: Art and Art History; English

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This Product is 100% Unofficial, Paige M. Madden
Department: Art and Art History

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A World of Make-Believe, Sarah K. Michels
Department: Art and Art History

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Documenting Qualities of Natural and Artificial Forms of Beauty, Arianna G. Priddle
Department: Art and Art History

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Journey to Recovery, Sarah A. Ragosta
Department: Art and Art History

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A Functional Family, Anna G. Regan
Department: Art and Art History

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Fresh Boundaries, Seung Ryong Riew
Department: Art and Art History

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(dis)Appearance, Caroline R. Wensel
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Tussen Droom En Werkelijkheid: Between Dream and Reality, Karin Barend
Department: Art and Art History

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A Bestial History, Brittany Bounds
Department: Art and Art History

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Encaustic Internal Organs Paralleling the External Industrial World, Betsy J. Elderbrock
Department: Art and Art History

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Disidentifying Performance of Freedom, Laura Haldane
Department: Physics; Art and Art History

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The Weathered Nude: Topographic Maps Paved By the Intricacies of Memory, Time, and Emotion, Emily Koelmel
Department: Art and Art History

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Lost and Found: the Life and Art of Vivian Maier, Emily L. Mitchell
Department: Art and Art History

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From Renaissance Entertainment to Occult Divinitory Practice: An Iconographic Study of the Sexual Female Image in Tarot, Megan Mary Piemonte
Department: Art and Art History; French and Francophone Studies

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The Transparent Self, Jessica Pisani
Department: Art and Art History

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The History of the Americanization of Sushi and its Application as an Art Form, Margaret Graham Roberts
Department: Art and Art History

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Architectural Interventions, Abigail Aloe Sandberg
Department: Art and Art History

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Dream Worlds, Madeleine Socolar
Department: Art and Art History

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Leaving It to the Streets: An Examination of the Consequences of Memorializing Street Art, Emily Timmerman
Department: Art and Art History

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Welcome to the Jungle: A Hallucinogenic Phenomenological Experience, Ashle S. Williams
Department: Art and Art History

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Experiencing the Change of Home, Hava K. Yoast-Hull
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Evolving to Explore: the Potential in Land Art, Nora Byrne Armstrong
Department: Art and Art History

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Experiences in Vietnam, Interpreted Through Art: Creating New Process and Technique, Lida C. Bilokur
Department: Art and Art History

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Artist Francesco Clemente's Understanding of Tantrism As Demonstrated By the Unfolding of Female Genitalia in His Works, Eliza Cady
Department: Art and Art History

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The Eloquence of Stone: Propagandistic Function of Monumental and Funerary Art in Nineteenth Century Paris, Lauren Close
Department: Art and Art History; History

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Extended Family, Will Ehrenreich
Department: Art and Art History

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Cracks in the Sidewalk: An Examination of "Freaks" and Women in Garry Winogrand's Volatile Sixties, Charlie Fanelli
Department: Art and Art History

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Exploration of Hyperbolic Geometry/ Mathematics and Studio Art, Rachel Frank
Department: Art and Art History; Mathematics

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Johnny Appleseed: Exploring a Cultural Landscape, Brenna Hatcher
Department: Art and Art History

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Gift That Keeps on Giving: Exploring the Role of Scenes Involving the Offering of Gifts on Egyptian Non-Royal Coffins and Tombs, Renee Hennemann
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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Goddess of Mercy: the Gender Transformation of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Hawwah LaRoche
Department: Art and Art History

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Time Travelin' Is Dino-Mite!: the Development of an Original Sequential Art Narrative, Ann Elizabeth Lewis
Department: Art and Art History

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Come to the Table, A. Greer Morgan
Department: Art and Art History

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Seen and Unseen Face of God: An Artist's Exploration of Patua Art and Religion, Julia Murphy
Department: Art and Art History; Religious Studies

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Terrain, Rebecca Newhouse
Department: Art and Art History

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Effects of Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Induced Habitat Disturbance on Spider Community Structure in Southeastern Michigan and Reflections on Biological Research, Sarah E. Rudawsky
Department: Art and Art History; Biology

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Not So Innocent: Little Red Riding Hood's Corrupted Past and the Constructs of Victorian Childhood, Jennifer Singer
Department: Art and Art History

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Masquerade of Gender: the Study of the Power and Influence of the Female Gender Through the Visual Culture of Sande Masks and Performance, Claire Smith
Department: Art and Art History

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Untitled, Abiose Spriggs
Department: Art and Art History

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Destructive Creation, Marissa Stover
Department: Art and Art History