The culminating project for the literary studies majors in English can take many forms: interpretive essay, autobiographical criticism; biographical or cultural study; film and literature study; readers guide; new media; etc.

The project is generally 15-20 pages and is accompanied by a preface that orients readers to the larger aims and interests of the project, reflects on its genesis and evolution, and situates it within an autobiographical and disciplinary context. At the end of the academic year, students read excerpts from their projects for peers and professors at the annual Senior Readings celebration.

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Papers/Projects from 2022

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Uniting England’s Two Nations: The Victorian Social Problem Novel as a Medium for Sociopolitical Change, Kat Gibson

Papers/Projects from 2021

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The Mother Of All Mysteries: How Mothers Are Disavowed and Undermined in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), Juli Lindenmayer

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The Portrayal of Trial by Jury in American Entertainment, Kimberly Satterfield

Papers/Projects from 2018

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"Alas for the Red Dragon:" Redefining Welsh Identity through Arthurian Legend, Claire Lober

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Motherhood Makes a Matriarchy, Lily Mann

Papers/Projects from 2017

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The Double Work of the Female Spectator, Emily Greitzer

Papers/Projects from 2015

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“Jane Eyre: An Ancestor Heroine for Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Literature”, Emmanuela Ann Bean

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Young Adult Dystopian Literature as Social Change Evolution, Rachel L. Scherzer

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Übermensch: A Feminist, Literary, & Artistic Rebuke to Modern Patriarchy in the Institution of Liberal Arts Education, Virginia Valenzuela

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Shakespeare's Dictionary: One Playwright's Influence on the Modern English Lanugage, Jennifer Walton