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 2012

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Recapturing Kathy: Or, How I Learned to Write in Past Tense; A Son's Fight through the Fog of Memory Surrounding his Mother's Death, Scott Stelter
Department: English

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Animal, Human, Machine? Cyborgization and Its Consequences in Science Fiction, Andrew J. Tisdel
Department: English

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Yonnondio, Of Mice and Men & The Girl: a Feminist Critique of the Traditional Social and Neoclassical Economic Roles of Women During the Great Depression, Brooke Danielle Towner
Department: Economics; English

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And Don't You Know That God Is Pooh Bear? a Study of Jack Kerouac's Spiritual Quest in on the Road, Visions of Cody, and the Dharma Bums, John Tracy
Department: English

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The Young Man and the Lake: An Exploration of Hemingway in Michigan, Megan A. Wilson
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Seven Deadly Satires, Elspeth Bloom
Department: English

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Waiting For Death, Stephanie Cholley
Department: English

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An Echo of An Echo: Stories, Emily Davis
Department: English

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An Exploration of the Future of the Book: the Effect of Cultural and Technological Changes on the American Publishing Industry, Hannah Diorio-Toth
Department: English

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Experiencing a Narrative: An Empirical Exploration of a Reader's Social Engagement With Text, Sarah Gerlach
Department: English; Psychology

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Feminism and Magic in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy: An Exploration of Representations of Women and Paganism in Modern Fantasy Literature and How These Stories Reshape Ideologies, Abigail Gordon
Department: English

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Achieving Autonomy: a Gendered Exploration of Space and Class in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Villette, Margaret Goss
Department: English

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The Camelot Garden: a Novel, Alison Hornbeck
Department: English

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The Language of Totalitarianism: Newspeak, Freedom, and Orwellian Dystopia, Thomas Irvin
Department: English; Philosophy

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Oh, to Be a Monk on a Lonely Mountain: A Collection of Four Short Stories, Joseph Jensen
Department: English

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Louisiana Island Stories: Cultural and Coastal Erosion, As Seen Through Kate Chopin's the Awakening, Lafcadio Hearn's Chita: a Memory of Last Island, and the Stories of Isle De Jean Charles, Amanda Keith
Department: English

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I Left My Heart in Malawi: A Young Woman's Six-Week Journey of Self Discovery and Cultural Awakening, Brittanny Lee
Department: English

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Next to Nothing: a Novel, Rachel Lindenberger
Department: English

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Reimagining Romantic Relationships: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Isabel Allende's Novels, Grace Lundergan
Department: English; Spanish

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"Re-Souling" the Glass Slipper: The Transforming Voice of Fairy Tales From Traditional Stories and Disney Films to Modern Adaptations, Erica Morgan
Department: English

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The Poetics of Metaphor: How It Means, Conceptualizes, and Creates, Lindsay Neff
Department: English; Philosophy

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Malicious Competitive Individualism in the Fairy Tale Tradition, William Regan O'Connor
Department: English

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Sharing Lanes: a Collection of Interconnected Short Stories, Eowyn Randall
Department: English

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Fear and Arrogance: Why Death Needs a Revolution, William Reid
Department: English; Psychology

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Adrift Amongst a Sea of Flies, a Novella, Derek Rundell
Department: English

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In Dementia's Cave: a Poetry Collection, Andrew Shaw
Department: English

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Jane Austen: Zombies, Sex, and the Message That Lives Within, Katie L. Smart
Department: English

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From Bennets to Bridget: the Construction of the Ideal Woman in Nineteenth-Century Women's Literature and Contemporary Chick Lit, Emily Tarr
Department: English

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The Experience of Place, Patryk Tenorio

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Fantastic Reality: An Analysis of the Conflation of Fantasy and Reality Through Cinema, May Tobar
Department: English

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Listening For the Peace Caught in the Wind: a Collection of Poetry, Miatta Toothman
Department: English

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The Dark and the Bloody: a New Chapter in Fairy Tales, Eryn Wells
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Requiem For a Nightmare: Six Tales of Malevolence Mourned, John Boucher
Department: English

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Hellhammer, Evan Conzett
Department: English

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Christmas Presents and Christmas Past: a Study of Memory in Holiday Fiction and Film, Meghan Durand
Department: English

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Postmemories, (Re)Constructions, and Lies: Memory and Narrative in El Hablador, El Gesticulador, and Everything Is Illuminated, Keli Horton
Department: English; Comparative Literature

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The Myths we Build our Lives on: An Investigation of the Construction of Narrative by Adulterous Characters in Contemporary Short Fiction, Elizabeth Maffetone
Department: English

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Lament: Stories About Beginnings, Robert Melick
Department: English

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The Brontës in 21St Century Fictional Biographies, Whitney Williams
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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From Semi-Automatic Pistols to Taser Guns and Snowballs: Using the April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre and the February 13, 2007 Kauke Arch Incident at the College of Wooster to Explore the Journalistic Techniques Applied in Crime Reporting, Sydney Amanda Lydia Bender
Department: English

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Hereisthefamilymotherfatherdickandjane: a Guide to Teaching the Unreadable, Kristen Bielik
Department: English

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Confronting the Other Through the Cinematic Frame: a Study of the Novel That Swallowed the Film, Kathleen Blair
Department: English

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Coming Out of the Corset: the Representation of Changing Female Ideals in Three Late-Victorian Gothic Novels, Ann Katherine Boyd
Department: English

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Martyrs, Musicians, and Memoirists: Reading Identity and Ownership Through Folk Song in Frank Mccourt's Angela's Ashes, Scott Campbell
Department: English

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Beyond the Dividing Line: An Argument For the Secondary Writing Center's Role in Literature Education, Megan Connor
Department: English

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Up, Set, Gotcha - Memoir of a Runner, Mark Dewine
Department: English

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Plato Gone Wilde: An Analysis of Same-Sex, Mentor-Pupil Relations in Plato's Symposium, Oscar Wilde's the Picture of Dorian Gray, and Alan Bennett's the History Boys, Megan Grundtisch
Department: Classical Studies; English

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"I Said, Listening to Hear What I Would Say, to Find Out What I Thought": Women Diarist's Quest For Authentic Expression As Exemplified in the Golden Notebook, Emily Halnon
Department: English

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Oaxaca Vive, ¿La Lucha Sigue?: Una Crónica De Conflictividad Social, Lauren Hines
Department: English; Spanish

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Notions of Child Rearing in Peter Pan and Lolita, Jonathan McKay
Department: English

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Concerning Nathaniel Bloom, Daniel Paul Miraldi
Department: English

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The Masculinity of Juvenal Satire and the Roles of Men, Grant Dominic Morrison
Department: English

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The Legal Thriller: Learning to Love to Hate the Law, J. Brendan O'Conor
Department: English

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Make It Look Easy, Tracy Patinski
Department: English

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"There Are Images I Need to Complete My Own Reality": Images, Memory, and the Limitations of Language in the Event of September 11th, 2001, Leda Rodis
Department: English

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The First Step, Andrew Sartorius
Department: English

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If You Love the Self, Fashion the Self: An Investigation of Early Modern Self-Hood Through the Works of Shakespeare, Lee Stablein
Department: English

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∆S, Mitch Storar
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Looking For Watts and Other Stories, Jack Shelton Boyle
Department: English

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Looking in a Shattered Glass: Coming to Terms With History, Family, Identity and Place, Cora Hofstetter
Department: English

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What the #$%?!: the Life Cycle of Censorship in Young Adult Literature, Allison P. Hunter
Department: English

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Invisible Men and How to See Them: a Critical Introduction to Off-Kilter Magazine, Jacqueline C. Hunter
Department: English

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Classes Apart: Exploring Perceptions of Class and Experimenting With Propaganda of Agitation, Mikael Page
Department: English

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Helium and Idiom: Translation as Interpretation and the Poetry of Félix de Azúa, Claire M. Robertson
Department: English

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It Happened Here: a Novel, Heather A. Summers
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Covering All the Bases: the Coming of Age in Baseball Fiction, Michael T. Barone
Department: English

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An Other's Blood: Nonfictions, Arianne M. Beros
Department: English

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Selling out to Buy in: a Black Feminist Literary Critique on Willful Self-negation and Inevitable Self-destruction Within the Capitalist White Patriarchy, Joy Bronson

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Author Has No Authority Here: Issues of Identity, Community and Textual Interaction Online, Nora E. Cascadden
Department: English

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Beatriz and the Heavenly Bodies: a Translation of An Excerpt From Lucia Etxebarria's Beatriz Los Cuerpos Celestes, Megan Donelson
Department: English; Spanish

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"A Woman Playing a Woman? Where's the Trick in That?": Women's Gender Performativity Explored Through a Theatrical Lens, Rachel Fichter
Department: Theatre and Dance; English

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Everything, Written Down: a Novella, Sarah Haskell
Department: English

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After Caravaggio: a Collection of Poetry, Julie Hufnagel
Department: English

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"When Nine Hundred Years Old You Reach, Look As Good You Will Not": Star Wars and the New Mythology of Fan Fiction, Jessica Ilko
Department: English

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Seeking a Text of Her Own: (Con)Textualizing Women's Reputations and Agency in Late Medieval England, Elizabeth Jean Kerr
Department: History; English

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Viewing Between the Lines: Animated Females Produced By Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Brandi M. Killinger
Department: English

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Suffocation By Refrigeration: a Collection of Short Fiction, Amanda Marie Kirkendall
Department: English

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Oh, the Things You Can Think Up If Only You Try: a Collection of Parodies and Original Short Stories, Abigail L. Knapp
Department: English

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Transposed Edens: a Comparison of C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman and Their Fictional Writings, Katherine E. Lawrence
Department: English

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Illegals: An Intertextual Study of Legitimacy and Voice, Anne L. Leigh
Department: English

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And If That Boisterous Channel: Crossing Borders, Deleting Lines, Marissa A. Marangoni
Department: English

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"No Place For Children in a War:" the World War II Evacuation of British Children in History and Chidren's Fiction, Julia Stuckman
Department: English; History

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Annotated Lorax: a Creative and Critical Investigation Into Dr. Seuss's the Lorax, the First and Definitive Edition of Its Kind With Many Notes About Many Important Things, Sara R. Taggart
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Evolution of Gay Identity in Twentieth-Century American Gay Fiction, Clinton K. Baugess
Department: English

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Mendacious Memoir of Rick Leblanc, Rhett H. Brodie
Department: English

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Palace of the Forest of Lebanon: A Collection of Poems, Sarah June Fisher
Department: English

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Disentangle: Rethreading Feminism through the Creation of a Magazine, Mary Kate Hageman

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Prison Models and Organizational Agendas: A Reflection on the Historical Development of the American Prison System, Shawn Joseph Handy
Department: English; History

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Donnie Darko: Writing a Film From a Reader's Perspective, Jeffery A. Morgan II
Department: English

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"Had You Behaved in a More Gentleman-Like Manner" (Austen 127): a Study of Social Conventions in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and How the Novel Acts As a Microcosm in the Context of Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century English Society, Caitlin A. Schneider
Department: English

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National Enquirer Eats New York Times: An Examination of the Tabloidization of U.S. Daily Newspapers, Leslie Mae Smith
Department: English

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Heroes Without Wings: Rescue, Redemption, and the Persistence of Western Myth, Elizabeth Weiss
Department: History; English

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Heroes: Reflections of World War II Through the Stories of Those Who Lived It, Jennifer R. Woloschyn
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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The Landscape: Catalyst of American Identity, Ann Marie Bliley
Department: English

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"What He Has Now to Say": a Thematic Narrative in John Berryman's 77 Dream Songs, Jay Brumfield
Department: English

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Redeeming Voices: Mother-Daughter Relationships in Dorothy Allison, Jessica Paige Conn
Department: English

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Rhizome Media: Exploring the Effect of the Internet on Journalism Today, Sarah Core
Department: English

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Diamonds in the Roughly Dismissed Literature: Plot, Theme, and Character Development in the Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury, Michelle Douglas
Department: English

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Word Problems, Juliann Frances Draper
Department: English

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Waves of Meaning: Advertising the Cruise Industry, Michelle Lynn Durham
Department: English