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Rhetoric and Composition

 

Bahareh Alaei                                    

bbrittanya@mac.com            

Topic: Chora and video production

 

Amy Loy                                            

AmyLoy05@yahoo.com       

Topic: YouTube/Videocy

 

Michael Koger                                    

mkoger87@gmail.com 

Title: “Discoursal Self Perception and Construction in First Year Composition Courses”  

 

Literature

 

Kacie Wills                                         

kacie.wills@gmail.com

Topic: Eating and the construction of identity in the poetry of John Keats

 

Sarah Nolan

sarahnolan@gmail.com

Title: “Ecopoetry and Ecocentrism: The Poetics of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams.”

 

Kat Gilmore

katdgilmore@gmail.com

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.

 

Jake Williams

awilliams@lassencollege.edu

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

 

Stewart Baker

stewart.c.baker@gmail.com 

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