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"