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Samples of Graduate Theses
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- Darby, Dawn
"Virginia Woolf and Being Unfit for Society"
- Fobare, Bethany
"A 'Return on Perception': William H. H. Murray and the Values of the Adirondack Aesthetic"
- LaVoie, Erin
"I'm Not Helpless, I'm Just Drawn That Way: How the Princesses of Disney and Once Upon a Time are Transforming the Archetype"
- Murphy, Kristen
"Stand Up Comedy, Framing, and Moral Boundaries: How Do Controversial Comedians Maintain Large Followings?"
- Zaidi, Ali
"The Futuristic Arc of Early American Literature"
- Manchester, Melissa
"Dialogic Landscapes: Critical Regionalism in Richard Russo's Empire Falls and Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer"
- Bates, Carrie
"The Virtue of Justice in the First Century CE: Jews, Greeks, Romans, and the Apostle Paul"
- Crump-Hampton, Kismet
"Sister Souljah and Bell Hooks: On Black Nationalism, Anglo-American Feminism, and the African-American Woman"
- Link-Barkley, Brenna
"The Canon Sue: Understanding the Mary Sue Archetype in Published Fiction"
- Murray, Chelsie
"The Reception and Gendering of Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess and The Secret Garden"
- Smith, Suzanne
"Spectral Band: Representations of Motherhood in Turn-of-the-Century Ghost Stories"
- Weber, Jamie
"The Persistent Morphing of the West: How the perpetuation of the Frontier and the Rugged Individual Archetypes Helps us Define Society, Heroes, and Ourselves"
- Yang, Eun Joo (Sandra)
"Myths of Multilingualism in Multicultural Singapore"
- Hurley, Meredith
"Using Informal Social Networking Language to Help Develop Academic Writing in Adolescents"
- Snyder, Breanne
"Gay Pride and Shame in Little Ashes"
- Bruce, Melissa
"'No chick flick moments': Gender portrayals in Eric Kripke's Supernatural"
- Clark, Josh
"Theorizing an Interface Design: Malleability and Visual Thinking in the Service of Complex Composing Projects"
- Glynn, Xi'an
"Higher Education and Discourse in the Shinnecock Community: A Qualitative Study"
- Ferguson, Jessica
"Finding the Muse in an Age of Distraction: Screen Technology--The Clock We Run By"
- Jewell, Rebecca
"Pen and Persona: Construction of Authorship in the Writings of Marietta Holley"
- Bulizak, Adam
"Milan Kundera, "litost" and Czech Literature"
- Curtis, Jordan
"Use of Uncertainty Reduction Theory to Examine Emoticons and Other Chat Room Tools' Facilitation of Affiliative Nonverbal Communication"
- Flamini, Alex
"Semiotics and Male Body Image"
- Salem, Abdel-Rahman
"Samuel Johnson and Augustanism"
- Wisniewski, Marzena
"The Power of Discourse and Analysis of Holocaust Survivors in Buffalo, NY"
- Ferro, Darcie
"Gendered Genre Conventions in Sophia Lee's The Recess"
- Jones, Kirk
"Self, Society, and Surveillance in the Literature of 19th-Century America"
- Neer, Christine
"Charlotte Brooke and Lady Gregory: Irish Literary Nationalist Writers"
- Pierie, Laura
"Helping Students with Learning Disabilities and Low Socioeconomic Background to Maneuver New York State English Regents Testing"
- Polidori, Mary
"Women's Culture in Potsdam Rescue"
- West, Heather
"Environmental Risk Communication: A Case Study of a State Agency's Communication with the Public"
- Gibson, Karen
"Text and Context: Rethinking John Dos Passos, Post-Revolutionary Filmmakers, and the Modern Novel"
- Smith, Rachel
"The Victorian Woman in Mary Barton and The Mill on the Floss: What Causes the Angel to Fall"
- Riley French, Kayla
"Apocalypic Addiction: William C. Burroughs' The Naked Lunch"
- Watson, Eudora
"The Writer's Myth and the Teacher's Reality of Working in Isolation and Its Influences on Writing Instruction Reform"
- Wood, Alyssa
"Ceremony, Storytelling, Land: The Rediscovery of Identity in Silko's Ceremony and Storyteller and Momaday's The Ancient Child, House Made of Dawn, and The Way to Rainy Mountain"
- Cook Raymond, Sarah
"Revisions in Sport, Perpetuation of Discourse: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of the AAGPBL and the 1999 Women's World Cup"
- Hanley, Amanda
"The Search for Aura and Authenticity: A Benjamin and McLuhan Inspired Analysis of Kafka's The Trial and "The Penal Colony""
- Pennock, Mary
"How West African Drum Language Communicates: A "New" Model"
- Smith, Kathryn
"Heroes and Villains in Michael Moore's Roger and Me: A Fantasy Theme Analysis
- Wenzel, Heather
"Old Testament Spatial Metaphor and Troilus and Criseyde: A Study in Persistence"
- Tisdale, Elizabeth
"Martha Reben: Adirondack Writer"
- Von Hoffman, Amanda
"Margaret Atwood's Exploration of Formal Cues that Dictate the Readers' Expectations in The Blind Assassin"
- Flanders-Gunderson, Aimi
""Anything but a Woman': Willa Cather's Rejection of Labels and Search for Power"
- Tyo, Louise
"Unleashing the Power -- Moving from Oppressed Silence to Empowered Voice: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kate Clinton's Stand-up Comedy Routine"
- Kang, Moon Seok
"On Peter Shaffer's The Royal Hunt of the Sun"
- Wilson, Karen
"Rape in Rural America: A Pentadic Analysis of the Casablanca Rape Case"
- Ross, Cindy
"The Rhetoric and Politics of Profiles in American Literature: Anna Julia Cooper and A Voice From the South"