English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

 

The international studies major provides students with a political view of the international community. Utilizing courses in economics, geography, history, literature, and political science, this program prepares students for careers in areas such as diplomacy, intelligence, international media, humanitarian assistance, international relations, and missions.

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

Submissions from 2014

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

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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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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