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 1998

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Mulingi's Belt, David Bryant
Department: English

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Winnie-The-Pooh For Adults, Jessica Buell
Department: English

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Examining the Affects of Sexual Motifs on Mother-Daughter Relationships in Three East-Asian American Novels: Amy Tan's "Joy Luck Club," Lan Cao's "Monkey Bridge," and Nora O. Keller's "Comfort Woman.", Lasaly Changkachith
Department: English

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Matriarchy, Maternity, Monogamy, and Black Women's Empowerment in the Novels of Toni Morrison, Emily M. Coleman
Department: English

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This Slower Death: a Collection of Poems, Nicole Donnelly
Department: English

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Inbetween Spaces Le Cas De La Littérature Postcoloniale de l'Afrique Occidentale, Helen Aine Flewelling
Department: English; French and Francophone Studies

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We Must Use What We Have to Invent What We Desire: Poetics and Politics in the Later Poems of Adrienne Rich, 1978-1995, Heidi R. Haverkamp
Department: English

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"No Madder Than the Queen of England": Representations of the Nineteenth-Centruy Madwoman in Twentieth-Century Literature and Popular Journals, Kristin E. Hundertmark
Department: English

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Read Me, Read Me, Read Me!: An Analysis of the Persuasive Functions and Powers of Language in Advertising and Marketing, Megan Kreider
Department: English

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"Better to Leave Your Audience Wailing in the Dark": A Study of the Reader-Text Relationship and the Readers Struggle With Indeterminacy in Tim O'Brien's "In the Lake of the Woods", Holly L. Kyle
Department: English

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Lights, Hellman Rolling, Action, Gregory B. Licht
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

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Pacifying Vidalia, Jennifer Nadar
Department: English

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Hayden Carruth, Rose Marie, and This World's Love, Eduardo Nunes
Department: English

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Eyeblink of Rokeness, Matt R. Pietz
Department: English

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With Love From the Man in the Bush, Rachel Pope
Department: English

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Computer: Enemy of the Humanities?, Christopher D. Pugh
Department: English

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Kindred Parables: An Examination of Octavia Butler's "Kindred" and "Parable of the Sower", Kathryn E. Rhoads
Department: English

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Boxed In, Andrea K. Shreve
Department: English

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In Here It Is I Must Kill the Priest and the King: the Deconstruction of Cultural Hegemony in James Joyce's Ulysses, Hilary A. Teynor
Department: English

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World's Best I.S., Sally Thelen
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1997

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22 Is Catching, Jill Bartholomew
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

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Wooster By Night: a Study in Chaos, Dana Benson
Department: English

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Irish-American Search For Identity As Exhibited Through the Literature of the Famine Generation, Stephanie H. Blake
Department: English

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Voices Behind the Curtain, Margaret E. Conti
Department: English

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Persona Non Grata, Ian P. Cook
Department: English

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Issue of Reader Response: a Personal Investigation, Lesley A. Crossley
Department: English

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Anyways, Sarah K. DeBacher
Department: English

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Brutal Black or Bad Black Man? Assessing the Affect of Culture on Interpretation and Identity in 'The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger', Ebony M. Green
Department: English

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Fragile Jericho: a Novella, Aaron D. Hemry
Department: English

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Regulars of Blanding, Ohio, Daniel B. Herr
Department: English

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714: Family Legends and Other Myths of Baseball, Christopher R. Hertz
Department: English

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Abdominous Tales, Patrick E. Hogan
Department: English

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In Other Words..., Liam P. Kelly
Department: English; Art and Art History

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Pray Love, Remember: a Novella, Antonia Mandry
Department: English; History

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Advertisements By Myself, Mark Melnick
Department: English

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Locusts in Bronze, Nathaniel J. Missildine
Department: English

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Hourglass No One Has to Turn: a Collection of Poems, Neil Moore
Department: English; Spanish

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Trials and Triumphs: Images of Womanhood, Caroline W. Muchekehu
Department: English

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Common Women: An Examination of Writings By White Women and Women-Of-Color in the Construction of Community, Julia D. Oliverio
Department: English

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Conventions, Controversy, and the Environment: a Study of Newspaper Articles Mentioning Environmental Issues Pertaining to the 1988 and 1992 Presidential Campaigns, Robin Oswald
Department: English; Chemistry

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It Isn't a Book About Cops: Ed Mcbain's 87th Precinct Novels - a Study of Social Commentary Within Genre Fiction, Allehandro J. Parker
Department: English

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Modern Madwoman: Insights From Twentieth Century Novels By Women, Heather A. Schuckman
Department: English

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Influence of the Classics on Henry David Thoreau, Aaron V. Skrypski
Department: English; Classical Studies

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Concepts of Mother: Motherhood, Mother Tongue, and Motherland in the Novels of Buchi Emecheta and Alice Walker, Amanda J. Smith
Department: English

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Music For the Accordion: a Collection of Poetry, Susannah C. Sprong
Department: English

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Chair That Sits at the End of the Hallway, Katherine E. Steger
Department: English

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On the Stoop: a Collection of Short and Short-Short Stories, Mary Tartir
Department: English

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Ruby Fire: a Romance, Jacqueline Tolonese
Department: English

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Feminist Speculative Fiction: Reshaping the Archetypal Patterns of Motherhood Rooted in Myth, Margaret A. Toth
Department: Classical Studies; English

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Carnival Fish, Audra M. Variakojis
Department: English

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Air Underneath My Wings, Mariama K. Whyte
Department: English

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Jennifer Willis Actually Turns in Independent Study, Jennifer Willis
Department: English

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Sneaky Monks and Other Fuzzy Stories, Brad A. Winter
Department: English

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Serving Up the Soul: a Multi-Genre Examination of the American Diner, Susan Wittstock
Department: English

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One Unsatisfied Customer, Derek J. Young
Department: English

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Tent Worms and Other Stories, Kathryn A. Youther
Department: English

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Great Writers of the People: a Fictional Journey Through the Writings of Fyodor Dostoevdky, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, and Douglas Coupland, Joseph J. Zenir
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1996

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Perspectives on Censorship in Adolescent Literature, Erin Martha J. Balsat
Department: English

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Toni Morrison: the Advantage of Post Colonial Writing, Heather S. Bond
Department: English

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Restructuring of the American Canon in the Twentieth Century, Maureen Bowles
Department: English

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Jacob's New Kite: a Study of Self-Esteem in Children's Picture Books, Amy Boyden
Department: English

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Teaching Banned Books: the Case of Little Black Sambo, Elizabeth C. Conrad
Department: English

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Fly on the Wall, Beth Cooperman
Department: English

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The No-Win Situation: Shedding Light on the Indian Woman's Romantic Heterosexual Relations, Meher D'Mello
Department: English; History

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World War One and Its Effects on American Literature: Romantic Vision to Disillusion, Meghan H. Doughtery
Department: English

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Makin' Freedom Languages: a Cyclical Journey in Conversation With Writings By Toni Morrison & Nitozake Shange, Erin I. Dreistadt
Department: English

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Influences on Shakespeare's Fairy Mythology in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Heather Ford
Department: English

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Angel, Whore, Bitch: An Analysis of Mothers, The Cultural Implications and Assessment of Motherhood in Portnoy's Complaint, Life is Elsewhere, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Heidi M. Georgi
Department: English

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Oppression Through Experience: the Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Children As Seen in Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, Anthony M. Humbert
Department: English

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Images of Women in Advertising 1960-Present, Jesmon Idriss
Department: English

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Literary Texts As Ethnographies: the Folkloric Design in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Toni Morrison's Sula By Which the Writers Present Myth of Self and Community, Achila Imchen
Department: English; Sociology and Anthropology

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Entering the Realm of the Unknown: the "Problem" of Convention and Cultural Context in Three Representations of Satan, Amanda L. Junkin
Department: English

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Can You See What I'm Saying?: Comics, the Graphic Novel, and Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Lizbeth A. Leathers
Department: English

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Female Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary and Personal Critique, Deborah J. Lewis

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Contaminations, Matthew W. May
Department: English

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Don't Bother Reading This. You Already Know What It Says., Curtis McClurkin
Department: English

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Medieval Reader in England, 1356-1500, Carolina Miranda
Department: English; History

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Belle Réve: An Analysis of John Berryman's Dream Song, Latasha Naidu
Department: English

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Lay-Z Boys of America: a Collection of Poems, Adam H. Rose
Department: English

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"From Science to Spirit: Metaphor in Walden and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek", Jason R. Rundorff
Department: English

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Sightings: a Collection of Poems, Caleb M. Tiller
Department: English

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My Life: a Personal Narrative, Regan M. Turner
Department: English

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What Is This Creature That I Have Created?, Carmine Vincenzo
Department: English

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Hotel Catarphillus and Other Encounters With the Strangely Usual, Benjamin Wachs
Department: English

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Appearance of Things: a Collection of Short Fiction, Melissa L. Wagner
Department: English

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Text Into Screenplay: An Adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's a Good Man Is Hard to Find, Benjamin B. Wolski
Department: English

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Looking to the North Star: Octavia E. Butler's Use of the Ante Bellum Slave Narrative and Science Fiction in the Novel Kindred, Courtney L. Young
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1995

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Tet Offensive of 1968: Examining the Relationship Between Print Media Discourse and Trends in Public Opinion, Amanda L. Avery
Department: English; Political Science

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Modernism Expanded: Questions of Self, Narration, and Language in Virginia Woolf's to the Lighthouse and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, Ruth E. Berry
Department: English

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Dragons, Sirens, Warriors, and Goddesses, Naomi A.C. Crummy
Department: English

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Venus of Nazareth, Jesus of Willendorf, Alan DeNiro
Department: English

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From Paradox to Paradigm: Understanding Fiction As Knowledge in the Novels Native Son and Go Tell It on the Mountain, Ben Geiger
Department: English

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Reconstructing Byatt, Michelle Gershman
Department: English

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Formalist Analysis of the French Lieutenant's Woman: Novel Into Film, Kevin M.M. Goheen
Department: English

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Gorge, Michael D. Grau
Department: English

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Geography of the Spirit: Implications of the Escape Motif in the Regionalist Works of Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, and Mark Twain, Kendra L. Hancock
Department: English

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"Freedom Cannot Be Conceived Simply": the Conflict Between Divine and Human Wills in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Joyce Carol Oates, Lisa M. Hannan
Department: English

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Muckraking Tradition: a Dynamic Between Society and Texts, Peter A. James
Department: English

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Saviors and the Saved: a Novella, Jennifer L. Lindquist
Department: English

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic Novel Rebecca, Amy K. Madden
Department: English