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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

The Life and Times of the Aspiring Professional Athlete, William M. Farrow IV
Department: English

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Windy City Radicals: Sister Carrie, Organized Labor, and the Problem of Chicago, Ben Fuqua
Department: English; History

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Our Father Who Art in Georgia: Case Studies of the Family and Christian Mythology in Southern Gothic Short Fiction, Eleanor K. Godbey
Department: English; Religious Studies

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The Quest for an Inclusive Understanding of Heroism: A Feminist Analysis of the Hero's Journey in Young Adult Fantasy Literature, Julia A. Hart
Department: English

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Internalized Racism, The Nadir, and Lynching: A study of George Schuyler’s Black No More and Countee Cullen’s “Heritage”, Randie D. Henderson
Department: Africana Studies; English

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

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Who is the Who: Lost Boys of Sudan in Language and Narrative, Devin Johns
Department: English; Sociology and Anthropology

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Under Construction, Kara Johnson
Department: English

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"Jezephied": Re-Telling Black Women's Stories in the Quest for Self-Definition, Ashley T. Jones
Department: English

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Gypsy Girl: A Criticial Examination of the Female Gypsy Masquerade in British Literature, Zoe Kopp-Weber
Department: English

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YUMA, Delia A. Loughrey
Department: English

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The Immortal Story: An Examination of J.M. Barrie's Myth-Tale Peter and Wendy and an Explanation of its Relevance and Permanence within Society, Andrea C. Luedtke
Department: English

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The Desegregation of Boston Public Schools: A Collection of Short Stories, Matthew J. Magoon
Department: English

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Urban Folktales: Poems and Stories from Society's Underbelly, Jacob N. Malone
Department: English

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Reflecting on Roeper: Thirteen Years in a School for the Gifted, Travis Marmon
Department: English

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Smells Like Teen Spirit: A Middle School Survival Guide, Molly McCartt
Department: English

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The "Other": An Exploration of the Fear of Mormonism in the 19th Century, Mariah A. McGovern
Department: English; History

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Why Can't I Take My Parrot to the Pool?, Stephanie N. Nuber
Department: English

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Voices From the Woods: Classic Fairy Tales Revisited and Revised, Amanda C. O'Donnell
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

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"Enter Bottom With the Ass Head": A Critical Study of the Metacognitive Effects of Comedy, Chelsey Porter
Department: English

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Voices Now Heard: Familial Experiences with Autism, Danielle N. Reeder
Department: English

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"A Separate Peace": Modern Masculinity in Hemingway's In Our Time, John A. Schulz
Department: English

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Becoming Home: Shaped by the Seasons, Whitney E. Siders
Department: English; Environmental Studies

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Inviting Gender Literacy into the Classroom: An Analysis of Gender Portrayal Issues in YA Realistic Fiction, Brooke Skiba
Department: English

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The Wizard of Oz: A Feminist Allegory, Lorraine C. Sullivan
Department: English

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I Should Google That: A Collection of Essays, Kristen M. Sween
Department: English

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Songbird: Stories of African American Women, Salena Wagstaff
Department: English

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A Smithy to Myself: The Narratival Structure of Selfhood and James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Aaron D. Winston
Department: English; Philosophy

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Fish Brothers, Sarah Allard

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The Truth That Lies in Fiction: Magical Realism and the Subaltern in the Americas, Andrea Arguera
Department: English

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Memories of a Senegalese Boy / Souvenirs D’Un Fils Sénégalais: A Collection of Poems, Baba Badji
Department: English; French and Francophone Studies

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Route 28, Ilana R. Ben-Zvi
Department: English

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Breaking (Amish) News: Citizen Journalism in the Digital Age, Leah M. Brown
Department: English

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Breaking Patriarchy: the Utopias and Discontents of Gilman, Atwood, Le Guin, and Burgess, Milo Carpenter
Department: English

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The Curse of the South: Using Trauma Theory to Examine Faulkner's the Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!, Evelyn M. Clarke
Department: English

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The Unique Value of Autonomy, Daniel Copfer
Department: English; Philosophy

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The Flâneuse in Film: Female Flânerie in the French New Wave and Contemporary Indie Cinema, Emily Corwin
Department: English

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Lazarene, Mary K. Donnelly

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Cracks Between the Cobble: France and the World Out There, Joseph Dziedziak
Department: English; French and Francophone Studies

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From Compost to Gram's Kitchen: a Cultural History of Food, Elizabeth Jean Fackler
Department: English

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The Lost Letters of Calpurnia: An Epistolary Novella Based on the Life of Pliny the Younger's Wife, Lisa Marie Favicchia
Department: Classical Studies; English

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The Seven Deadly Sins, Kathryn Furbee
Department: English

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Fire, David Grunfeld
Department: English

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To Speak of Building my House: A Life with Gastroparesis, Kelsey E. Hardin
Department: English

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The Inevitable Fate of Charlie Drake, Annie Hunter
Department: English

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Lesbian Life Writing: a Multi Genre Exploration From the Well to Memoir, Erika Kay
Department: English

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Sexually Ever After: Cultural Impositions on Psychosexual Development in Myth and Fairy Tales, Lara Koenig
Department: English

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The Boondocks, Double Consciousness and Minstrelsy, Chantel Massey
Department: English

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Life of a Dead Man, Stephen Maxwell
Department: English

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Since It Began: a Collection of Poetic Daguerreotypes, Lee B. McKinstry
Department: English

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Finding Meaning at the End of the World(S): Life, Death, and Identity in Battlestar Galactica, Amy Newton
Department: English

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Grand Owl Habitat: a Collection of Poetry, Alexa Norris
Department: English

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Lady Rochford: Always Remembered As a True Courtier of Henry VIII, Jacqueline O'Dell
Department: English; History

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Switchbacks: An Outdoor Magazine For Ohio, Colleen O'Neil
Department: English

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Paralysis: An Urban Liberation, Amanda Priest
Department: English

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Ali- No Color Added: A Transracial Adoption Story, Alexandria Questel
Department: English

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Give Me a Minute to Figure this Out: A Memoir of Learning, Larping, and Living a Young Life with Aspergers, Hannah J. Rothman
Department: English

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Searching For Alice: An Examination of Identity Through Dreams, Gender, Class, and Language in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alea Safier
Department: English

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The Little Gods, Ian D. Schoultz
Department: English

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The Extremes of Our Own Nature: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Three Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor, Hilary Sehring
Department: English

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This Is How Girls Walk, Jane Meryl Siegel
Department: English

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Inside the "Strategery" of Impression: a Study of Political Satire on Saturday Night Live, Libba Smith
Department: English

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Breaking News in Emerging India: Analysis of the Indian Broadcast News System (2007- 2012); Broadcast News in India, Tanvi Sood
Department: English

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The Jackson Thieves, Justin Stanger
Department: English

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Anchored: a Novel-In-Stories and a Brief Exploration of Why We Love Horror, Shaina Switzer
Department: English

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Minds on Fire: or How I Learned to Stop Being Paranoid and Love the Young Adult Dystopia, Lauren Tweddale
Department: English

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An Artificial Eden: Experiencing the Suburban Landscape in Postwar American Literature, Elyse Vukelich
Department: English; History

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Workingmen! To Arms!, Joshua Ware
Department: English

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Réplicas Heroicas/Heroic Replicas: Don Quijote de La Mancha y/and Song of Solomon, Alexia Wynn
Department: English; Spanish

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Mating: a Creative Exploration of Comedic Television, Jadon Baker
Department: English

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¡Venga! A Non-Fiction Magazine for The College of Wooster Study Abroad Students Interested in Andalusia, Spain, Emily Bartelheim

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In Memoriam and Moratorium: Trauma and Maturation in Young Adult Fiction, Katie Blachman
Department: English

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Modern Day Slavery: A Literary and Pedagogical Liberation Movement for Human Sexual Trafficking as a First-Year Seminar, Esther Elizabeth Bryant
Department: English

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Seams You Wear, Alec Burns
Department: English

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Daily Show: Jon Stewart's Comic Court, Kevin Carpenter
Department: English

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Absurdity with God: Faith in Walker Percy's Novels, Emily DeTar
Department: English; Philosophy

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Refusing the Voice of the Mother: The Generative Failure of French Feminist Thought in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, Jordan E. Farrar
Department: English

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Reading Sesame Street: a Study of Literary Structures in Children's Educational Television, Geoffrey T. Fisher
Department: English

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Chechnya: Death, Journalism, and History, Samuel Foulkes
Department: English; Russian Studies

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Marshallese Time: A Critical Reflection of the Magazine, H. Kris Fronzak
Department: English

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Backstory-'Without It, It's Just a Game', Michael Gellert
Department: English

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What Science Says: Popular Science Rhetoric in Contemporary American Society, Emily Alanna Graham
Department: English

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Walking With a Ghost, Nell C. Gram
Department: English

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Oddly Uninteresting: a Collection of Short Stories, Bridget Hillyer
Department: English

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Fissures in the Sand: a Narrartive Ethnography of the Fishing Culture in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Christopher Hudson
Department: Communication Studies; English

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Heroin Mystique: Feminist and Postfeminist Implications of Socially Deviant Behavior in Memoir, Rachel Kassenbrock
Department: English

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How to Know the Animals: a Field Guide in Poetry, Eryn Coffman Killian
Department: English

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Inshallah in America: the American Dream and Arab American Literature Pre and Post 9/11, Ramsey Kincannon
Department: English

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Wrecks on the Infobahn, Brandelle Knights
Department: English

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Framing Death: Celebrating the Spectacle of Fast Five and the American Killing of Osama Bin Laden, Matthew J. Kodner
Department: English

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Rereading Childhood: An Analysis of Female Self-Actualization in Three Classic Children's Series, Elizabeth Mady
Department: English

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On Stages, Katherine M. Markovich
Department: English

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Even Dusty Palms Dry Tears, Rochelle Anakaye Marrett
Department: English

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Born in Blood, Ellen McIlvaine
Department: English

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Adventurers' Club, Valerie Mozena
Department: English

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Na(RR/VIG)ating the Labyrinth: Literary Imaginings of Repetition, Course, Horizon, and Center in the Form of the Labyrinth, Jordan Nelson
Department: English

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Mosaic House, Charles A. Parrott
Department: English

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Under the Bonnet and Between the Covers: An Examination of How We Read Bonnet Fiction, Hannah K. Reisdorff
Department: English

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Aftermath of a Yawn: the Memoir of a Quiet Person You Can Trust (Most of the Time), Katherine Sowers
Department: English

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C.O.W.Z., Nicholas A. Starr
Department: English