English, Literature, and Modern Languages Student Presentations

 

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Presentations from 2016

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Tom Bombadil and Goldberry: Romantic Theology as Revelation in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Brandon Best

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Should English Spelling be Reformed?: A History of English Spelling, Rachel M. Schloneger

Submissions from 2015

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Dostoevsky's Polyphonic Apologetic: Dialogue and Defense of Christianity in The Brothers Karamazov, Tyler C. Detrick

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Evangelicalism and Mental Slavery: A Miltonic Critique, Tyler C. Detrick

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Discourses Surrounding Divided Germany, Timothy Gauthier, Shaune Young, and Zachary Weaver

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Patriarchy and The Protestants: A New Historical and Feminist Reading of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, Jesse D. Lawhead

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I Am With You: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Fans, and the Harmful Effects of Californication, Alexander MacPhail-Fausey

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Of Education: Milton and the Common Core State Standards, Alexander D. MacPhail-Fausey

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Completing the Construction: Art as Therapy in Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of A Funny Story, Catherine L. McClain

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“Shining” with the Marginalized: Self-Reflection and Empathy in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Bethany Miller

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Captivity of the Mind: A Postcolonial Analysis of “The Man Who Liked Dickens”, Juliann R. Phillips

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English in the Amazon: Unhomeliness in Evelyn Waugh’s “The Man Who Liked Dickens”, Hannah E. Rau

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'We Need Some Light': Seeing Identities After Grief in Next to Normal, Kathy S. Roberts

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“Do Not Ask Me to Remain the Same”: Charles Darwin in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Rachael D. Tague

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The Double-Sided Message of The Lego Movie: The Effects of Popular Entertainment on Children in Consumer Culture, Jordan Treece

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A Queer Poet in a Queer Time: John Milton and Homosexuality, Adam J. Wagner

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A Daughter's Struggle to Individuate in "Einstein's Daughter", Matthew K. Werneburg

Submissions from 2014

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“An Obscene Power”: Desire, Capitalism, and Identity in Geraldine Brooks’ March, Rachel Dark

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Christian Themes in German Fairy Tales, Nikolaus Foulkrod, Grant Friedrich, Jen Johnson, and Nathaniel Burrell

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We Are Infinite: Confronting High School Simulacra in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Michayla N. Lehman

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Motivations and Implications of Secondary Jobs Among University Faculty: A Qualitative Study, Ruth L. Markham, Alexandra Iriana, Jessica Dyson, and Jeremiah Bollman

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Capitalistic Christians and Educated Elites: Fanonian Theory and Neo-Colonialism in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat, Rebecca Miller

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"A Generation That Didn't Agree": The Paramountcy of Multidimensional Moral Hierarchy in the System of a Down Discography, Jesse A. Silk

Submissions from 2013

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The Heroic Fallacy: Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and the Young Adult Reader, Shawn L. Buice

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Orual's Quest for Identity: C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces in 1950s British Society, Cora Gray

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A New Masculinity for a New Millennium: Gender and Technology in David Fincher’s The Social Network, Danielle McDonald

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“Ravaged by Time”: The Effects of the Past and Future on the Present in The Glass Menagerie, Lauren R. Moore

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Life of Pi: Perspectives on Truth, Sarah Morse

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“I’m not lost anymore:” Hyperreal Self-Realization amidst Hostile Father-Son Relationships in Lunar Park, John Michael Mumme

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The Effects of Young Caregiving in Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, Natalie V. Youngquist

Submissions from 2012

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“First they built the roads”: The Automobile Agent in Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, Kimberly Prijatel

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Waste, Wasting, Wasted: Repercussions of Simulations on the American Family in Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, Kate Soules

Submissions from 2011

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The Fantasy of the Real: J.R.R. Tolkien, Modernism, and Postmodernism, Hannah Brady

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“Look Back at Me”: North and South and the Two-faced Neo-Victorian Gaze, Julie Ellen Pickens

Submissions from 2010

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Multiple Factors of “Insideness” and “Outsideness”: Exploring Why Gilead Is Both a Place of Insideness and Outsideness for Ames and Jack, Whitney Burch

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The Grotesque Gospel of Buechner’s Godric, Emily Burris Geary

Submissions from 2005

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Memories, Moments and Miracles as a Source of Hope in John Cheever's Falconer, Adam Drent

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"On and On" until "All Out": Seeking Silence within the Postmodern Paradigm of Samuel Beckett, Rachel Ganong

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Failing to Connect: Dialogue and Love in E.M. Forster's The Life to Come, Joshua Sanborn

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Witches Among Us: Elizabeth George Speare's Social Commentary on McCarthyism in The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Libby Shortt

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Social Construction in Les Miserables: A Look at Jean Valjean's Identity Formation in the Context of Symbolic Interactionism's Labeling Theory, Joy VanBuskirk

To Warm the Anawim: Radical Feminism, American Culture, Judeo-Christian Traditions, and Incest, Cynthia R. Wallace

Submissions from 2003

Directors and Tutors ‘Writing Back’: Implementing a Vision for a Campus-Friendly Writing Center, Julie L. Moore, Cindy Rich, and Nate Andrews