Senior Thesis Archive

Senior thesis reception 2018

Class of 2018

Nawal Arjini, “Banana Bottom and the Anti-National Bildungsroman”

Ceylon Auguste-Nelson, “Haircaring: The Significance of Black Hair in Contemporary Black Women’s Literature”

Matthew Brokaw, “‘O’Brien Is Tryin’ to Learn to Talk Hawaiian’: Crafting the Image of Hawaii as New American Fantasia in the Popular Imagination”

Theresa Byrne, “Encounter Magazine and Dissident Literature: Questioning Cultural Cold War Complicity”

Lily Calcagnini, “The Culture of Clothes: Navigating Marc Jacobs, High Fashion, and Intercultural Exchange”

Emma City, “The Coherence of Suffrage: Writing Towards the Vote in the British Women’s Suffrage Campaign, 1903-1913”

Josiah Corbus, “‘We Ask No Favors’: The Founding of Deeds in Black Abolitionist Thought”

George Miles Counts, “A House Is Not a Home: Heirs’ Property, Black Women’s Art, and the Intestacy of the Black Family in the South Carolina Lowcountry”

Caroline Cronin, “The Prison as a Battlefield: Civil War Prisons, Union Leadership, and Camp Douglas, 1861-65”

Nathan Cummings, “Reinventing the Liminal City: Seattle’s Western Urban Identity and the 1962 Century 21 Exhibition”

Alexander Deshuk, “Movement and Dissent: How Andrei Amalrik Wrote Himself Into the Soviet Dissident Movement”

Claire Dinhut, “France, Fashion, and Femininity: Christian Dior and the Power of Distinction in Promoting the Idea of France”

Naima Drecker-Waxman, “‘To Destroy Mankind’: Historical Memory of Nuclear Testing and Militarization in the Marshall Islands”

Andrew Duehren, “‘Seriously?’: Celebrity Performativity and the Quest for the White Working Class in William F. Buckley’s 1965 and Norman Mailer’s 1969 New York Mayoral Campaigns”

Casey Durant, “‘A Mood Picture of a Generation’: The Politics and Theater of Community in Hair

Ramsey Fahs, “‘Too Much Mencken’: A Cultural History of the American Mercury Magazine, 1924-1928”

Charles Gibson, “Confederacy Without Confederates: The Imperial Legacy of Monuments to the Lost Cause in the Upper South, 1897-1914”

Jack Goldfisher, “‘Smokers Are Jokers’: A Cultural History of U.S. Anti-Tobacco Campaigns, 1970-2000”

Jamie Herring, “Once Upon a Time…in 1979: Revisiting Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber from its Immediate Historical Context”

Olivia Dixon Herrington, “A Literary Education: Tanzanian Adolescence and HIV/AIDS Through Steve Reynolds’s Orodha

Lee Hittner-Cunningham, ““If You See Dostoevsky, Tell Him I Love Him”: The Philosophy and Friendship of Solovyov, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky”

Catalina Ibarguen, “Pulling Back the Curtain: Gender Performativity and Social Mobility in the Writings of Ursula de Jesús and Catalina de Erauso”

Minyoung Jang, “Tracing Trauma: Discourses and Narratives of Experience in Post-Conflict Peru”

Madison Johnson, “The Mis-Remembered Mountain: Memory, Embodiment, and Black Southern Life Against the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving”

Stephanie Johnson, “Combatting the Specter of Silence: A Cinematic Quest for Historical Justice in Mexico’s ‘Perfect Dictatorship’”

Sophia Kiam, “‘The First Rape Celebrity’: Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will and Anti-Rape Activism in America”

Mo Kim, “We the Girls: K-Pop, Girl Groups, and Korean Identity, 1997/2017”

Natalie Kim, “A Battle in Paris: October 17, 1961 and the Issues of Memorialization”

Lev Mamuya, “The Right to Know: ‘Yes, Minister.’ Postmodern TV, and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Great Britain”

Madeline Nam, “‘She Wants to Be Everything’: Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and 1950s Women’s Higher Education”

Emma Noyes, “Without Reservation: Women, Journalism, and the American Restaurant, 1900-1945”

Kelsey O'Connor, “Claiming the Dead: How Obituaries Memorialized Their Subjects and Captured Community, 1895-1920”

Kyle O'Hara, “The Essential Femininity of Anaïs Nin: The Genesis of and Reactions to Nin’s Creative Plan”

India Patel, “The Ayahs’ Home: Contesting Belonging in Imperial London, 1880-1933”

Thomas Peterson, “‘I Ain’t Never Gonna Die’: The Afterlives of Roy M. Cohen in American Memory and Performance”

Paulena Prager, “The Groundless War: A Cultural History of the Helicopter in Vietnam”

Melissa Claire Rodman, “Staging Disability in Twenty-First-Century American Theater”

Caleb Shelburne, “Murmurs on the Orient Express: Ottoman Tracks in European Railway

Henry Shreffler, “Indigenous Citizens: Algerian Jews Under French Colonial Rule”

Madeleine Stern, “‘We Dare Maintain Our Rights’: Popular Resistance, White Supremacy, and the 1901 Alabama Constitution”

Rachel Talamo, “‘Who Cares What the Black Woman Thinks of Rape?’: A Legal-Historical Reading of Black Feminist Anti-Rape Strategy in Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple”

Emma Talkoff, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: Podcasts as New Narratives”

Jessica Tueller, “A Reluctant Representative: Feminism and Dictatorship in the Films of María Luisa Bemberg”

Anastacia Valdespino, “Cuerpo-Realities: Latina Embodiment in 21st Century U.S. Television”

Ava Violich, “‘The Sunset of Mankind’: Dystopian Visions of Technology in the Early Works of H.G. Wells”

Francesca Violich, “Technology and the Malleable Body in the Works of Mina Loy”

Alexandra Walsh, “Pursuing the Second Odyssey: A Study in Homeric Renegotiation by Modern Greek Poets”

Anne Warnke, “Political Ideology and the Image: Federal Power as Depicted in the Lives of Sharecroppers in the 1930s South”

Savannah Whaley, “Space As the Limitless Frontier: How Presidents, Movies, and Entrepreneurs Justify Space Travel and What It Means For Earth”