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 2005

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Is There a Difference Between a Work of Literature and An Instruction Manual?, John Evans
Department: English; Philosophy

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Sibling Ties: A Family's Struggle with Adoption, Katherine Ruth Homer
Department: English

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Humane Caregiver: Physicians and Nurses As Poets, Sula M. Hood
Department: English

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To Get a Voice Heard: The Development and Production of a Documentary Film As An Application of a Qualitative Study, Jessica Keath
Department: English; Sociology and Anthropology

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"The Story of Our Lives Becomes Our Lives:" Lesbian Readers and the Construction of a Lesbian Self Through Textual Experience, Sheila Liming
Department: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; English

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"Loving You This Way Is a Crime": Desire as Causation for Social Deviance and Self-Destruction in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar and David Lynch, Melissa K. Malone
Department: English

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Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro: How Discourse Leads to Tragedy, Courtney L. Miller
Department: English

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I Do Not Want to Die: Fear, Fantasy, and Grief in Death-Related Literature For Children, Elizabeth A. Miller
Department: English

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Lost Boys: Sir James M. Barrie and Peter Pan, Margo Nelson
Department: English

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Voices of Travel: Exploring Study Abroad, Travel Literature and Contemporary Issues of Travel Through the Creation of a Magazine, Angel D. Pappalardo
Department: English

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Collected Poems of Lawrence Raysor and the Lyrics of the Son of Sin, Lawrence Raysor
Department: English

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Fictional Invitations Into Ojibwa Worlds: a Reader-Response and Cultural Study of Louise Erdrich's the Antelope Wife and Love Medicine, Emily E. Ritter
Department: English

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Filtering History: The Story of the Burbages and the Birth of the Globe Theater, Meghan E. Sackett
Department: English

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Cuentos de una Cumbiambera, Christina Elena Schmitzler
Department: English; Spanish

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Idle Witness, Joel Servillo
Department: English

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Menace of Lemming Heights, Julia Smith
Department: English

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Leaning in the Balance: a Collection of Poems, Jenifer A. Stockdale
Department: English

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Discerning Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: the Teaching of Morality, Amy N. Stotler
Department: English

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85, Will Torres
Department: English

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Dennis Cantwell Wetzel: Memories of a Lost Uncle, Charles Alexander Van Gombos
Department: English

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Bending of Twigs: a Collection of Poems, Katherine Walsh
Department: English

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Diaphanous: a Collection of Short Stories, Tiffany Anne White
Department: English

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Sister Stories: Negotiating the Landscape of Relationality in Women's Memoir, Emily Joy Whitsett
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Soul Sistas: An Analysis of Black Women Writers, Angela Nichole Barone

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Ten Thousand Words: From Lao Tzu to Landscape Poetry, Laura A. Clarke
Department: English

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Can Narrative Heal? Honoring the Creativity, Consciousness and Self-Authorship of Sick Patients and Re-Humanizing Health Care Through the Art of Narrative, Daniel R. George
Department: English

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Crawling Through the Mist, Melissa Johnson
Department: English

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Blood, Sweat and Tears: Sentimentality in Aids Documentaries, Rachel Kranch
Department: English

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Doubt and Faith in Dostoevskii's Later Novels: a Re-Evaluation of Bakhtin's Polyphonic Theory, Jesse R. Menefee
Department: English; Russian Studies

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Produclng a Literate Nation: A Critical and Creative Approach to Teaching and Encouraging Chlldren's Reading, Serena A. Sword

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Suburban Gangsters': A Screenplay, William C. Thomas
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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Little Ol' Excursion Trips: Selected Travel Narratives of John Steinbeck and William Least Heat-Moon, Daniel S. Bartha
Department: English

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The Romance Novel and the Controversies Surrounding It, Erin Miller Bode
Department: English

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Between Moments: A Collection of Short Stories, Margaret Buck
Department: English

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Exploration X: A Look into Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, Andy Busch
Department: English

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Up in the Air, Catherine Anne Clifford
Department: English

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Unshattered Mask: Melville's Narrators Confront the Gothic Void, Matthew A. Cutler
Department: English

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"Appalling Manners:" Working Through Evelyn Waugh's Fiction, Gregory M. Davis
Department: English

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Mary, the Screenplay: An Adaptation and Expansion of Nabokov's First Novel, Darren C. Demaree
Department: English

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The Political Pulitzer, Erin Donnell
Department: English

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"Cereal Flakes:" An Experiment in Satire, Justin J. Fusco
Department: English

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From Execution to Entertainment: An Examination of Past and Present Constructions of Witchcraft, Jamie Ganzhorn
Department: English

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An Exploration and Analysis of the Construction of Chicana Identity in the Short Stories and Novels of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, Meena Marie Ghaziasgar
Department: English

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Women Bound: The Deconstruction of Gender Boundaries in The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot and Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Emily S. Hines
Department: English

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Overcoming the Representational Problem of the Apocalypse in Kurt Vonnegut, Peter King
Department: English

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The Compson Family: A Lineage of "Ancient Wounds", Caroline Kramer
Department: English

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Women and Power in Tragedy: Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, and The Crucible, Katy L. Leedy
Department: English

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'A Hunger For Justice:' The Development of the Modern Detective Story, Emily L. Martin
Department: English

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Red: A Look at the History of Little Red Riding Hood and her Impact on our Culture, Cara Milne
Department: English

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Not Like Us: A Collection of Short Stories, Theresa A. Morgan
Department: English

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Cultural and Narrative Renewal in Leslie Marmon Silko's Novels, Laura Nader
Department: English

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?: An Exploration of Existentialism, Jennifer C. Novicki
Department: English

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Koffie and Dreams: The European Experience as Seen Through the Eyes of an American Teenager, Christopher Olson
Department: English

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Knock Twice, Erin Popelka
Department: English

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Something Palace and Other Poems, Haley B. Pritchard
Department: English

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Things Other Than Flowers: a Collection of Poems and Their Rejected Brethren, James Redick
Department: English

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Literary Canon: A Blast from the Past or a Modern-Day Teaching Tool?: Compilation of Essays dealing Critically with the Concept of the Literary Canon, Kristen Rice
Department: English

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Glimpse of Truth, Alison Richardson
Department: Religious Studies; English

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The Intersection of Poetry and Community within the Poetic Works of Sherman Alexie, Martin Espada and Yusef Komunyakaa, Hannah W. Russell
Department: English

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After Tragedy: An Aesthetic Solution, Philip Sandifer
Department: English

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Errant Passages: Essays Towards a Literacy of the Land, Emily Schadler
Department: English

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Self Help: Intentions of the Author and Responses From the Reader, Gina T. Serrani
Department: English

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Exposing Time's Lie: A Bergsonian Analysis of William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury, Rebecca C. Stinson
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Birth of a Siren: Creating the New Voice of Third Wave Feminism, Leila H. Atassi
Department: English

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Building on a Genre: Feminist Novels Transforming Transformation, Maria C. Carpenedo
Department: English

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Hugo: A Collection of Short Stories and Essays, Sarah A. Church

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Speaking to Maoritanga the Representation of Postcolonial Identity in Maori Literature, Maia S. Clay
Department: English

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It! From Castaway to the Mclaughlin Group: the Dean Magazine Uncovered, Daniel G. Dean
Department: English

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Tangled Threads: An Exploration of Choose Your Own Adventure Stories and Fictional Writing, Kristin DeAngelis
Department: English

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African-American Literary Theory and Criticism: An Exploration to Find a Minority’S Voice, Melanie A. DeNardo
Department: English

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Birthright: a Collection of Short Stories, Greta N. Dishong
Department: English

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Aesthetics of Naming and Making: An Esemplification of Frank O'Hara's Poetics Within a Study of the Influenceof Painting on Modern Poetry, Adam T. Dupaski
Department: English

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From the Page to La Peau: Tearing Women's Identities Out of the Advertisements in Elle and Vogue, Elizabeth Farina
Department: French and Francophone Studies; English

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Day Soweto Burned, Claire B.G. Frese
Department: English

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Resisting the Gender Binary: Women Novelists Negotiate Their Social and Cultural Contexts, Pieta C. Horvath
Department: English

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Wonderland, Slone Isselhard
Department: English

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He, Arlyn E. Keith
Department: English; Philosophy

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Homemade Voyeur: a Collection of Poems, Robyn M. Kocher
Department: English

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Finding My Voice: Exploring Identity Through Literature, Elizabeth M. Kriynovich
Department: English

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"Am I the Only Weirdo in the World?": a Study of the Misfit in Children's Literature, Jennifer Kunkler
Department: English

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Grandma's Intestinal Fortitude, Lori A. Lehr
Department: English

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Two Trees Deep: a Summer of Love and Learning, Elizabeth H. Martin
Department: English

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Cycling: a Local Bike Magazine For Everyone, Nicholas E. Mason
Department: English

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According to Me: the Stories of My Mother, Melissa Marie Melvin
Department: English

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Historical Fact or Fiction? a Study of the Historical and Literary Components of Louis De Bernieres's "Corelli's Mandolin," Evelyn Waugh's "The End of the Battle," and William Craig's "Enemy at the Gates: the Battle For Stalingrad", Maren L. Miller
Department: English

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Self Concealed: a Memoir, Melissa Myers
Department: English

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She Might Be Giant, Mary J. Nienaber
Department: English

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Hidden: Suburban Legends at the College of Wooster, Daniel F. O'Connor
Department: English

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Powered By PR: An Analysis and Overview of Public Relations Campaigns For Country Kitchen and Habitat For Humanity, Kathryn E. Orwin
Department: English

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Infestation of American Public Schools: Challenges to Literature in the American Educational System, Miranda H. Pfahl
Department: English

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California Dreams, California Nightmares: Celebrity Culture and Female Identity in Three Texts, Alicia H. Reed
Department: English

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"Vieux Carre, Nouveau Vie" and Other Stories, David D. Reeves
Department: English

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Bearing: a Nontraditional Memoir, Allison Roger
Department: English

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An Imitation of a Film a Filmed Screenplay, Victor Rortvedt
Department: English

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People and the Stones, Jen Schade
Department: English

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Tension Decreased, Interaction Achieved: the Eruption of Spontaneous Community in Postwar America, Hallie Shapiro
Department: English; History

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Monkey See, Monkey Do: a Project Demonstrating Ceative and Practical Applications of Race, Gendern and Disability in Children's Literature, Diana M. Smith
Department: English; Communication Studies

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"Cause I'm a Twenty-First Century Digital Boy:" Looking Back From the Future in William Gibson's Cyberpunk, Andrew J. Stimson
Department: English

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"Is It Just Me?" - the Development and Writing of An Original Situation Comedy and An Analysis of the Writing Process, Jennifer Telischak
Department: English

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Growing Up in a Contradicting Nation: a Critical and Creative Analysis of American Identity in Fiction, Emily Van Oeveren
Department: English