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Rhetoric and Composition


Bahareh Alaei                                        

Topic: Chora and video production


Amy Loy                                           

Topic: YouTube/Videocy


Michael Koger                             

Title: “Discoursal Self Perception and Construction in First Year Composition Courses”  




Kacie Wills                                 

Topic: Eating and the construction of identity in the poetry of John Keats


Sarah Nolan

Title: “Ecopoetry and Ecocentrism: The Poetics of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams.”


Kat Gilmore

Title: “‘With Their Heads in the Lion’s Mouth’: Exploring the Novels of Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison Through Social Contract Theory.”

Topic: Thesis was a crossover of literature (African American novels) and philosophy (Social Contract Theory). The topic was to examine the way these novels used and implemented the language and ideas of Social Contract as a means to gain justice through literature.


Jake Williams

Title: “Joe Christmas and (in)Authenticity in ‘Light in August’”

Topics: Criticism and interpretation of William Faulkner’s “Light in August,” Characters of William Faulkner; Race relations in literature; Authenticity (philosophy) in literature


Stewart Baker 

Title: “In Her (Text) He Throng: Authority, Genre, and the Construction of Feminine Stereotypes in ‘The Merchant’s Tale.’”

Topics: Middle English; Genre; Medieval Literature; Post-structuralism; Julia Kristeva; Intertextuality; Feminism