Event Details

Senior thesis presentations

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: DiStefano Lecture Hall

Event Type: Academic Events

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Seniors from the Department of English and Communications will give thesis presentations on a variety of cultural topics drawn from popular contemporary novels, classic literature, fairy tales, television shows, movies, video games and social media, among others.

Students presenting from 3:30-5 p.m. include:

  • Clarissa Verleur: "Be Different and Be Damned: Gone with the Wind Within the Context of Modernism"
  • Lyndsay Rinere: "Smoke Shows or Sideshows? Exposing the Presence of Objectification in Barstool Smokeshows Instagram Account"
  • Emma Farinacci: "Kissing and Telling: A Critical Analysis of Anonymous Hookup Narratives Online"
  • Jessica Deegan: "Booze and Balls: Representations of Masculinity and Alcohol in Super Bowl Commercials"

Students presenting from 6:30-9 p.m. include:

  • Marrissa Ballard: "Indoctrination over Objectivity? Examining Breitbart's Framing of Candidates and Social Issues in the 2016 Election"
  • Meghan Hannon: “'Can I Live?!': Celebrity Icons in the Age of Social Media"
  • Rebecca Clar: "Escape from Reality: The Bridge Dystopian Fiction is Building Between Fiction and News"
  • Alexis Mateus: "The Beginning of the End: How Reliving the Lives of Others Gives Solace to Our Own Suffering"
  • Ryan Colwell: "Blank Spaces: How Figurative Language Helps the Reader Reimagine Reality"
  • Lily Margaret Jones: “'Can't repeat the past? Why, of course you can': A Defense of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Auteurist Adaptation"