We are very proud of the contributions our graduate students have made and will continue to make to their respective fields. Students develop and complete their projects with the help of their professor-mentors, travel funding from the University, and the assistance of a host of competitive grants and scholarships. Some of their more recent work can be found below:
2011-12 Academic Year
- Lisa G. Jennings. "The Alchemy of Sexuality in Early Modern English Lyric Poetry"
- Peter C. Kunze. "The Tears of a Clown: Masculinity and Comedy in Contemporary American Narratives"
- Cheryl B. Price. "The Subtle Art: Poison in Victorian Literature"
- Matthew L. Price. "Epidemic of the Mind: Insanity and Early American Literature 1789-1804."
- Stacey A. Suver. "'Interzone' or Bust: Sanctuary and National Identity in the Work of Post-War American Expatriates in Tangier."
2010-11 Academic Year
- Leonard Troy Appling. "Plays, Pastors, and Politics: Religious Figures and Ideological Construction in Modern American Drama"
- Brent K. Griffin. "'My charms crack not, my spirits obey': The Promise of Original Practices at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2003-2005"
- Catherine R. Littler. "American Exodus: Challenging Narratives of Exceptionalism in Contemporary American Literature"
- April McCray. "Marriage and Identity in Twentieth Century African-American Women's Fiction"
- William Silverman. "Seeing while Blind: Disability, Theories of Vision, and Milton's Poetry"
- Crishawn Speller. "In This Skin: A Search for Identity through Gender, Sexuality and Self Love"
- David A. Swanson. "The Law and the Christ Poems: An Examination of the Cultural Influence on and by Texts"
- Sarah Unruh. "'Something Fouler than the Earth': Death and the Dying Body in British Romantic Literature"
2009-10 Academic Year
- Dustin Anderson. "Forgetting to Remember: The Event of Memory in Joyce and Beckett"
- Joanna Beall. "Interlace in Early Britain"
- Lamar J. Garnes. "Can't Knock the Hustle: Hustler Masculinity in African American Literature and Culture"
- Andrew McFeaters. "How the Irish Ended History: Postmodern Writings of James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, and Samuel Beckett"
- Jane Phares. "Natural, Civilized, Citizen: Dickens's Characters and Rousseau's Philosophy"
- Deidre Price. "Confessional Poetry and Blog Culture in the Age of Autobiography"
2008-9 Academic Year
- Megan Campbell. "The Gaze in Eighteenth-Century Portraits of the Other"
- Flore Chevaillier. "The Body of Writing: An Erotics of Language in Contemporary American Fiction"
- Amy Hall. "Pass the Cup and Jump the Fire: The Defining Power of Traditional Holidays in Late Medieval and Early Modern England"
- Meredith M. Hand. "That Inimitable Art: Magic in Early Modern English Culture"
- Tatia Jacobson Jordon. "Fashioning and Refashioning Marie Laveau in American Memory and Imagination"
- Heidi Marshall. "Family Dynamics in American Literature: Genesis and Beyond"
- Kathryn Meehan. "Self Representation, Modernity,and Social Critique in Nineteenth-Century Working Class Women's Poetry"
- Alejandra P. Vargas. "Romantic Legacies: Modern Reimagining of Romanticism in Levertov, Williams, and Nabokov"
- Margaret Wright-Cleveland. "White Is a Color: Race and the Developing Modernism of Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner"