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 2002

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Transcending the Roadblocks: Northern Irish Writers and the Troubles, Meghan E. Wills
Department: English

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Catch Me When You Can, Jaime L. Wolfe
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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I'm a Man: A Look at Masculinity in Highway 61 Revisited, What's Going on, Born to Run, and Me Against the World, Bryan C. Appel
Department: English

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What Is Becoming of Me: Personal Agency As National Possibility in the Post-Apartheid Narrative, Karen Auble
Department: English

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Une Exploration De Théâtre De L'Absurde Une Autre Vue De Fin De Partie, Elise M. Becchetti
Department: English; French and Francophone Studies

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Letters From Home: a Novel, Siddhartha Bose
Department: English

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Voice 'In-Between': Oral Dialogues Within Written Texts, Ashley C. Brister
Department: English

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Translating Between Cultures in Novels by Bhara Ti Mukherjee and Chitra Div Akaruni, Elizabeth A. Byrer
Department: English

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The Ghost Story: It's Not Just For Kids, Michelle Cady
Department: English

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NV: The Making of a Fashion Magazine, Sarah C. Chazan
Department: English

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Seeking Slam, Erika Joy Chouinard
Department: English

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George Eliot's Realism and George Sand's Idealism: a Comparative Study, Marjorie D. Cooper
Department: French and Francophone Studies; English

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The Same Thing Every Night: A Collection of Poems, Tim E. Drouhard
Department: English

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Tales of Disjunction: a Collection of Short Stories, Craig E. Duff
Department: English

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Verbatim: a Behind the Scenes Look, Matthew H. Frank
Department: English

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Simple Procedure, Kate Kutina Gessler
Department: English

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A Quantitative Model and Test of Journalistic Writing Quality, Jeffrey R. Guciardo
Department: English

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Transgressing Limitations, Timothy B. Hagen
Department: Art and Art History; English

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Splendor: A Magazine - Concerning Politics of Women's Magazines in American Culture, Stephanie A. Hoffman
Department: English

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Journalism Ethics and the Outing of Oliver Sipple A Discussion About the Importance of Incorporating Feminine Ethics into the Practice of Journalism, Amelia Kays
Department: English; Philosophy

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I Never Knew It Had a Name: Experiences of Trichotillomania, Erin R. Kollar
Department: English

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Walls Broken: Poetry and an Interview with Authors of the Former East Germany, Naomi R. Kresge
Department: English; German Studies

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"My Task Which I Am Trying to Achieve Is, By Power of the Written Word,... to Make You See": Apocalypse Now, a Clockwork Orange, and Lord of the Flies As Adaptations of Three Modern Novels, Lauren E. Kulchawik
Department: English

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MyMarx.com: What's Your Revolution? - Signs of Modernity in Literary Fiction at the 20th Century's End, Johathan G. Lindsay
Department: English

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Portrayals of Chinese Eurasian Identity in the Autobiographies of Edith and Winnifred Eaton: Identity Politics and Social Protest, Sheri Marker
Department: English

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"The Island of Women" and Other Stories: a Fictional Exploration Into Writing From What We Do Not Know, Molly S. McKinney
Department: English

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A Llama Caught In Rain: A Collection of Poems, Caroline Morrell
Department: English

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Magpie in June Sun, Brendan Park
Department: English

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Revolution Chicago: A Study and Practice of Hypertext on the World Wide Web, Andrew Phelan
Department: English

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The Survival of Past Images: The Use of Time, Memory and the Past in Novels by William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, and Michael Dorris., Katherine M. Rybak
Department: English

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Barley Educated, J. Marie Shannon
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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Conversations and Answers: Comparing Constructions of Race and Gender in Jack Koruacs the Subterreneans and Hettie Jones' How I Became Hettie Jones, Richard K. Anderson
Department: English

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Transgressions - a Memoir, Julie R. Assmus
Department: English

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Bilito's Ghost: How Charles Manson's Cowboy Boots Became the White Star of the West, Matthew M. Barbee
Department: English

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Construction of the Self: Two American Women in the 1950S, Katie L. Bomba
Department: English

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Kerri on Her Own: a Fictional Young Adult Novel Intended For the Betterment of Adolescent Girls, Amy R. Brown
Department: English

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Portrayals of Animals in Children's Literature, Darlene Bubel
Department: English

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Black Womens' Sexuality: Voices of the Dark Brought to Light, Rose Carter
Department: English

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"Dear Father:" How Gender Construction Among Emigrants to Liberia in the Nineteenth Century Compared to Gender Constructions in the Antebellum South, As Revealed Through Letters Written By Freed Slaves to Their Former Owners, Marjorie J. Clayman
Department: English; History

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Manipulation of Newspaper Media, Ryan L. Dansak
Department: English

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Duality and Deception: a Novella, David J. Francis
Department: English

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Why I Don't Like Shakespeare, Marijke S. Hartzler
Department: English

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Wild Things Protection Act: Taking a Second Look at the Works of Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak, Kathryn M. Hoffman
Department: English

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Multigenre Research Paper: An Alternative to Standard Research, Stacy K. Ingraham
Department: English

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If This House Stands, Angel M. Jernigan
Department: English

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Eyes Wide Shut, Andrew J. Jones
Department: English

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Echoes of Experience: One Writers Attempt to Create the Various Life Situations of Today's Woman, Elizabeth A. King
Department: English

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Slowness and Perception, Matthew R. King
Department: English

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Africa in the News, Chemeli T. Kipkorir
Department: English

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Murder Will Out, Timothy G. Kiscoe
Department: English

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Crystalballs and Mindreading: the Relationship Between the Public and the Media in the Evolution of Presidential Press Coverage, Jamie L. Mapes
Department: English

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Prose Poetry: Transcendent Literature, Erica C. Molliver
Department: English

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What It Means to Be Human: Artificial Humans in Fiction and Science Fiction, Sarah M. Nagelbush
Department: English

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What Lies in the Tunnel: A Memoir, Bryan J. Partridge
Department: English

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Structural Study of Children's Literature By Matt Christopher, Edward L. Priesand
Department: English

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Kitchen Table Tales, Elizabeth C. Reiter
Department: English

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Under the Lunar Neon: A Collection of Poems, Paul T. Richlovsky
Department: English

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Are You Talking to Me? Literature As a Form of Dialogue Between Black and White Women, Marie Salupo
Department: English

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Feeling-Knowing-Being: Reconstructing Dominant Systems of Knowledge in Jeanette Winterson's "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", Nicole Scott
Department: English

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Deserving of My Attention: An Experential Reading of Tillie Olsen's Short Fiction, Scott Sheets
Department: English

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Who Am I and How Do I Fit In?: An Examination of the Adolescent Maturation Process Into Adulthood With Representations From Fifties and Contemporary Literature, Sarah E. Smith
Department: English

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Enjoy the Silence: Exploring the Poetic Significance of European Pop-Music, Ben Spieldenner
Department: English

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In Pursuit of Prospectives: The Private, Liberal Arts College, Marketing, and the View Book, Christina P. Stern
Department: Communication Studies; English

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Escaping Sweet Valley: A Feminist Approach to Beauty, Sexuality, and Gender in Young Adult Literature, Megan A. Tarrant
Department: English

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Capricious By Nature: The Mutable Role of Pan in a Selection of Classical, Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth Century Texts, Megan W. Whinery
Department: Classical Studies; English

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One Woman Reading: A Personal Inquiry in Transactional Reading, Carrie L. Wiles
Department: English

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America's Biographers: The Personal and Political Poetry of Robert Lowell and John Berryman, Nathan Wilkinson
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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Vision of the Child in the Nineteenth Century British Fiction, Christina K. Alberto
Department: English

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Person Is a Person, No Matter How Small Breaking the Communication Barrier Between Adults and Children Through Literature, Jayme Armistead
Department: English

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Creation at the Intersection of Media, Francis Browne
Department: English

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Drama of Her Own: J.M. Synge and the Quest For National Identity in Ireland, 1903-1909, Brooke Bulkeley
Department: English

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Creating and Implementing an Effective Elementary Reading Program: A Discussion of a Whole Language, Literature Based Reading Program, Laura J. Chazan
Department: English

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Spice: The Making of a Magazine, Amy M. Chidiac
Department: English

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Writing From the Belly of a Paradow: Thomas Merton and the Recovery of the Christian Experience Through Zen, David J. Cooper
Department: Religious Studies; English

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Color at the Final Curtain: The Creation of Mood Through Color in Europides Medea and Dassin's Dream of Passion and How the Ancient and Modern Audiences Responded, Danielle M. Coppola
Department: Classical Studies; English

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Transcendentalism of Gatsby's Dream: Illusions of Time and the Material, Jonathan N. Crawford
Department: English

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Film Adaptation As Autoethnography: Three Cinematic Offspring of Oliver Twist, Dan Darling
Department: English

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Ya-Ya Mamas and Women Warriors, Kristen Demaline

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Under the Rim: a Sportswriter's Season With the 1998-99 Scot Men's Basketball Team, Neil Domer-Shank
Department: English

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Pleasure Unto Death, Colleen V. Dunn
Department: English

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Modern Christian Fiction: Bridging the Gap Between the Believer and the Unbeliever, Rachel E. Evans
Department: English

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Dirty Tricks and Dirty Dresses: Newspapers and White House Scandal, Sarah C. Fenske
Department: English; Political Science

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Photography and Text: a Meaningful Conversation, Micheal L. Hahn
Department: English

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Irony in Selected Short Stories of O. Henry, Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: 1890-1910, Andrea J. Hiner
Department: English

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Dula: An Acoustical, Lucien G. Holmes
Department: English

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Rise of Legal Fiction, Elizabeth B. Howard
Department: English

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"Yes, There Are Homeless People in Wooster": Memoirs of Invisible Women, Kathryn A. Klonowski
Department: English

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Serial: Fixations...Ratings...Objects, Hope E. Miller
Department: English

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Examination of Animals in Literature: What They Are Saying About Us and Why, Yael Moore
Department: English

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Digging Up the Streets and Other Stories, Lorraina Raccuia
Department: English

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Creation of a New Genre: Fusing the Elements of the Gothic and Grotesque Elements to Examine the Works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Conneor, Karen J. Rafferty
Department: English

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Dinosaurs and Memory Wars: A Dialogical Interpretation of Historical Experience in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Graham Swift's Waterland, and Bradley Me. Rank's Untitled, Bradley M. Rank
Department: English; History

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Multiculturalism in the Classroom: a Look at Creation Stories and English Literature, Heather N. Reynolds
Department: English

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Hummingbird of the Dead, Kirsten Rich
Department: English

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B6560, Shayna N. Sharpe
Department: English

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Exploring Wilderness (And Returning Home), Caitlin F. Shipps
Department: English

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Talking About the Body: a Collection of Poems, Kristen Silver
Department: English

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Reimagining Beauty: Challeging Societal Images of Black Women in Two Novels of the Harlem Rennaisance:; Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun and Wallace Thurman's Blacker the Berry, Catriona A. Ward
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Terminal Bliss: the Wrath of Mortality on Ernest Hemingway and the Garden of Eden, Brooke S. Abernethy
Department: English

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Why Boobz, Wende Bitler
Department: English