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Rhetoric and Composition
Topic: Chora and video production
Title: “Discoursal Self Perception and Construction in First Year Composition Courses”
Topic: Eating and the construction of identity in the poetry of John Keats
Title: “Ecopoetry and Ecocentrism: The Poetics of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams.”
Title: “‘With Their Heads in the Lion’s Mouth’: Exploring the Novels of Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison Through Social Contract Theory.”
Topic: Thesis was a crossover of literature (African American novels) and philosophy (Social Contract Theory). The topic was to examine the way these novels used and implemented the language and ideas of Social Contract as a means to gain justice through literature.
Title: “Joe Christmas and (in)Authenticity in ‘Light in August’”
Topics: Criticism and interpretation of William Faulkner’s “Light in August,” Characters of William Faulkner; Race relations in literature; Authenticity (philosophy) in literature
Title: “In Her (Text) He Throng: Authority, Genre, and the Construction of Feminine Stereotypes in ‘The Merchant’s Tale.’”
Topics: Middle English; Genre; Medieval Literature; Post-structuralism; Julia Kristeva; Intertextuality; Feminism