Masters' Theses

List of the past Masters' Theses written by alumni of the Master of Arts (M.A.) Program.

Information on more recent theses is available through the department office.

  • Settell, Jon-David Wesley. 2015. Carnivalized Desire and the Cult of the Flesh: The Erotic Ethos of Grotesque Realism.
  • Allgire, Nikita. 2014. Unfolding the Ravens-Duck: The "Pun-of-the-Father" in Gogol and Poe.
  • Boughanmi, Soumaya. 2014. The Exilic Condition in Slow Man and Disparition de la Langue Française.
  • Dilts, Rebekkah Roberta. 2014. The Role of Irigaray's Angel in Notre Dames-des-Fleurs and Teorema.
  • Perry, Chris Lynne. 2014. The Forgotten Story: Memory, Narrative, and Trauma.
  • Quattrin, Rudraigh Callaghan. 2013. Ars Morphei: Examining Comics Through Horace and Gaiman.
  • Cardona, Luis Francisco. 2012. American Dispensations: The "New" World Orders of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and Cotton Mather.
  • Cranford, Nathan. 2012. Against the Law: Non-Identity and the Crisis of Individual Autonomy in World Literature.
  • McCabe, Thomas Michael. 2012. Evolution, Literature and Critical Theory.
  • Snaebjornsson, Magnus Thor. 2012. Aesthetics, Politics, and Value in Martin Eden and La Vorágine.
  • Loomis, Suzanne MacBride. 2011. Written in Time of War.
  • Matthews-Mendez, Shanna Shalene. 2011. Woman. Immigrant. Storyteller: Representing & Resisting in Poniatowska, Danticat and Cisneros.
  • Russell, Patrick James. 2011. The (Un)writing of the Self in Two Experimental Narratives.
  • Bummer, Angelo Lloyd. 2010. Six Characters & Seven Madmen: Transforming the commedia in Pirandello and Arlt.
  • King, David Thomas. 2010. World Literacy: Teaching College Reading with Sociocultural Reading Theory and World Literature.
  • Mendoza, Bernabé Sebastian. 2010. Sex and the Politics of Masculinity in Hwang's Butterfly and Puig's Beso.
  • Frick, Adrianna E. 2009. Impotent Authorities: Gender Dynamics and Political Metaphor in Impotence Poetry.
  • Kaminsky, Norma Gabriela. 2009. South African and Argentine Narratives of Repression.
  • Tashlitskyy, Roman. 2009. Translator’s Voice in Cultural Communication (Based on Ukrainian Translations of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare).
  • Sapp, Sophia Laël. 2008. Food Fight: Consuming Power and Cannibalistic Gastronomy in Greenaway and Chamoiseau.
  • Weiss, Vered. 2008. Nineteenth-Century Gothic Otherness in English and Hebrew.
  • Arighi, William Scott. 2007. The Recurring Nightmare: Henri Christophe in Twentieth-Century Literature of the Americas.
  • Seward, Sarah Annette. 2007. Encouraging Historical Discovery: A Narratological Approach to Cola De Lagartija [The Lizard’s Tail] and Slaughterhouse-Five.
  • Bao, Celene. 2006. Reading The Dream of the Red Chamber and Lolita with ‘A Mirror for the Romantic’.
  • Lore, Elisabeth Marie, 2006. Speech Switch: A Look at Code Switching in Chronique Des Sept Miseres and The Colour of Forgetting.
  • Wilkins, Nora Beatriz. 2006. Translating Kasida: Memories De Una Argentina.
  • Donnelly, Damien M. 2005. Comparative Analysis of English Translations of Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing.
  • Lynn, Morgan. 2005. Textualizing Gender/Feminizing Poetics: Rupturing the Voice and Re-Creating the Body in Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Alejandra Pizarnik.
  • Stephanides, Julia. 2005. A Comparative Study of Leandros and Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister.
  • Doubiago, Shawn Colleen. 2004. Resisting Divisions: Narration, Gender, and Conflict in Etel Adnan’s Sitt Marie Rose and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee.
  • Evans, Mary Christina. 2004. Narrative, Musicality and Context in El sombrero des tres picos: a comparison of the novel and ballet.
  • Kakar, Jolie Maria Fareshta. 2003. Imagined Nation.
  • Lanam, Douglas Henry. 2002. Gender Experiments: Alternative Visions in Works by Le Guin and Suzuki.
  • Love, LaNita. 2002. Conceptions of Personal Identity in Moll Flanders and La vie de Marianne.
  • Masumitsu, Kazuko. 2001. Woman’s Autonomy and Eros in Chopin and Tamura.
  • Austin, Lisette Davies. 1999. British and Italian New Woman Novelists: Models of Femininity.
  • Broemer, Marlene Carol. 1999. Poetic Response to War & Repression in Valéry, Akhmatova & Seferis.
  • Alsowaifan, Sabah Habes. 1998. The City of Winds.
  • Ringwald, Marian. 1996. The Fairy Tale Narrative: A Transcendental Opportunity.
  • Clark, Sharon Anne. 1995. The Clash Between Sorcery and Science in Postcolonial Magical Realism.
  • Hsu, Angela. 1992. The Allotment of Tears.
  • Hayes, Daniel J. 1991. The Heroic Tradition.
  • Jerome, Linda. 1991. Civilization and Barbarism: A Study of Foreign Influences in Three Fictitious Latin American Dictatorships.
  • Maher, John Michael. 1985. Three Deaths: A Comparative Survey.
  • Maskaleris, Mina. 1985. Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and the Margarita and its Affinities with Goethe’s Faust.
  • Mirabaud, Irène. 1983. The Mythical Voyage in Alejo Carpentier’s Los Pasos Perdidos and Homer’s Odyssey.
  • Pasek, Ann. 1980. Discourse in the Prose of Freud and Beckett.
  • Nunn, Marie Downs. 1977. Profile of a Poet – Jeno Platthy.
  • Van Duyn, Julie. 1968. The Tribunal as Metaphor in the Works of Franz Kafka.