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Presentations from 2019

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Putting it Graphically: Fidelity in Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic German Literature, Melissa Gernert, Abigail Mouring, Andrew Mrozek, Aaron Weiss, and Annis Shaver Dr.
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Presentations from 2018

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A Comparative Analysis of Martin Luther's Works, Lauren E. Yost, Josh Graham, Peter Kennell, Daniel J. Stank, Joshua Kira, and Annis N. Shaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Presentations from 2017

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Identifying Elements of Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Clara G. Hendrickson, Joshua D. Pearson, Brice J. Montgomery, Natalie M. Lien, Marcella B. Moorman, Anna T. Kaster, Elizabeth J. Carraher, and Annis N. Shaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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Should English Spelling be Reformed?: A History of English Spelling, Rachel M. Schloneger
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Capstones from 2015

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

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Evangelicalism and Mental Slavery: A Miltonic Critique, Tyler C. Detrick
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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Discourses Surrounding Divided Germany, Timothy Gauthier, Shaune Young, and Zachary Weaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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Patriarchy and The Protestants: A New Historical and Feminist Reading of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, Jesse D. Lawhead
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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

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Of Education: Milton and the Common Core State Standards, Alexander D. MacPhail-Fausey
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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

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

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Captivity of the Mind: A Postcolonial Analysis of “The Man Who Liked Dickens”, Juliann R. Phillips
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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English in the Amazon: Unhomeliness in Evelyn Waugh’s “The Man Who Liked Dickens”, Hannah E. Rau
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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'We Need Some Light': Seeing Identities After Grief in Next to Normal, Kathy S. Roberts
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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

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

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A Queer Poet in a Queer Time: John Milton and Homosexuality, Adam J. Wagner
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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A Daughter's Struggle to Individuate in "Einstein's Daughter", Matthew K. Werneburg
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Capstones from 2014

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“An Obscene Power”: Desire, Capitalism, and Identity in Geraldine Brooks’ March, Rachel Dark
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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Christian Themes in German Fairy Tales, Nikolaus Foulkrod, Grant Friedrich, Jen Johnson, and Nathaniel Burrell
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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

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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
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

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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
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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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
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

Capstones from 2013

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

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

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

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

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Life of Pi: Perspectives on Truth, Sarah Morse
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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

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The Effects of Young Caregiving in Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, Natalie V. Youngquist
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

Capstones from 2012

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

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

Capstones from 2011

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The Fantasy of the Real: J.R.R. Tolkien, Modernism, and Postmodernism, Hannah Brady
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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

Capstones 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
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

Capstones from 2005

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Memories, Moments and Miracles as a Source of Hope in John Cheever's Falconer, Adam Drent
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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"On and On" until "All Out": Seeking Silence within the Postmodern Paradigm of Samuel Beckett, Rachel Ganong
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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

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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
English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

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

Presentations from 2003

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