Saturday, December 11, 2004

More Paper Titles; or, Why I am Tired of School

Freshman Undergraduate

Alice Walker
Anne Sexton’s Mother Tongue
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Reflections of the Self in Bronte's Jane Eyre and Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea
Imagination as Rebellion in Dickinson's "They shut me up in Prose" and Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Women's Role in 18th Century England
Unspoken Refusal in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior
Speaking the Unspoken: Paradox and Irony in Toni Morrison's Beloved
The Meaning of Hair in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
Women and their Contribution to Annie John’s Development in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John
Reversing the Doctor-Patient Role: Diagnosing Psychiatry as Patriarchy in Susanna Kayesn’s Girl Interrupted

Sophomore Undergraduate

Alice Walker's Backward and Forward (Re)Vision
A Butlerian Reading of Beth Nugent’s “City of Boys”
Value in Saussure
The Contrasted Self in Margaret Atwood’s “Death by Landscape”
From Victim to Visionary: Adrienne Rich’s Feminist Evolution in"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" and "Planetarium"
Discourse of Power in Shakespeare's The Tempest
Human understanding of the General and Particular in Samuel Johnson's The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
Painting Lady Wishfort
Enormous Changes in the Language
Not So Definitely Defined: Racial Categories and Ambiguities in Nella Larsen's Passing
Loud Silence: The Paradox of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon


Junior Undergraduate

Voices from the Madhouse: Women, Writing, and Patriarchy in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Maria
Feminism Avant Le Lettre: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
Gender Performance in “Maggie’s Second Visit”: A Close Reading of George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss
Invading the Folk Group: Female Speech as Transgression in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Stories He Told
Godel's Incompleteness Theorem
Foucault’s Panopticon and Vertov’s The Man with the Movie Camera
Questions and Possibilities for Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking
Education, Reason, Virtues: The Feminine Argument in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Lynne McFall’s “Integrity”: A Feminist Analysis


Senior Undergraduate
Juan Rulfo—Escritor de México
La Mirada en “Axolotl” de Julio Cortázar y “Reflective” de A.R. Ammons
The Transformation of Beauty and Art in Gwendolyn Brooks’ Maud Martha
“Summoning Home All Those Who Strayed”: Helena María Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus
Thomas Sutpen’s Narrative Design in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom
Forms of Enclosure in Jane Campion’s The Piano
The Intersection of Form and Content in Hawks’ His Girl Friday
Coding the Internet Commercial: Defining an Emerging Genre
Anxiety and Modernization: An Ideological Analysis of Television Commercials
“Out” and “Not Out”: Language, Morals and Social Values in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park
Match-making as Marriage Plotting in Jane Austen’s Novels
Neither Sense nor Sensibility: Reading the Second Chapter of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
“Economy and Modesty”: Irony in Chapter Nineteen of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

1st Year Master’s
Pulling Teeth: Analyzing Dental Images in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth
The Legacy of Frank O’Hara’s “I Do This I Do That” Poems: The Case of David Lehman and The Daily Mirror
The Madwoman in the Attic: A Summary
On the Impossibility of Objective Truth and Realism: A Defense of Writers and a Critique of György Lukács’ “Realism in the Balance”
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: A Marxist Reading

2nd Year Master’s
Bad Reader and Bad Writer: Edith Wharton’s Critique of Newland Archer in The Age of Innocence
Archer as Reader and Writer in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence
Masculinity, Anxiety, and the Father: The Cases of “Indian Camp” and “Big Two-Hearted River” in Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time

1st Year PhD
“I must write just what I have lived and witnessed myself”: Literacy, Authority, Authenticity, and the Problems of Authorship in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The New Roman á Clef and Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake: Facts, Fiction and Postmodernism
Alain Robbe Grillet’s Repetition and the French New Novel
Jane Sharp’s The Midwives Book: A Bibliographical Analysis
The Conventions of Children’s Biography, The Myth of Walt Disney, and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery’s Walt Disney: Master of Make Believe:
An Archival Research Project
The Conversion Narrative and the Contemporary Depression Memoir:
The Case of Jeffery Smith’s Where the Roots Reach for Water
A Female Bildungsroman: Jane’s Development of a Feminist Consciousness and Autonomy in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

2nd Year Phd
Tommo and the Construction of Typee Womanhood in Herman Melville’s Typee
The Horrors of Anglo Saxon Purity Discourse, the 19th Century Racial Grotesque,
and Herman Melville’s “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids”
Legitimizing a New Form: Autobiography, Individualism, and Realism in Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders