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English senior thesis presentations

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Event Type: Academic Events

Audience: Continuing Education Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Contact: D. Matthew Ramsey

Seniors majoring in English communications, English literature and creative writing will give their thesis presentations via Zoom. Featured will be students’ examination and in-depth analysis of a variety of cultural topics drawn from popular contemporary novels, classic literature, television shows, movies, journalism and social media, among others.

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Today's presenters include:

  • Michael DeFusco: "'Will You Accept This Rose?': Romantic Reality Television and the Depiction of Gender Relations"
  • Allison Orsini: "Gender, Sex and the Disney Princess"
  • Robert Welcome: "'To Reveal Art and Conceal the Artist is Art's Aim': Queer Theory and Authorial Intent in Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'"
  • Bethany Disanno: "Make Art, Not War: An Exploration of Female Creativity in 'The House of the Spirits'"
  • Sarah Salemy: "Breaking the Barriers: The Lady of Shalott's Commitment to Herself"
  • Aaron White: "'American Sniper': Entertainment or Call to Action? Analyzing American Propaganda"
  • Gavin Parent: "Family Narratives of Divorce in 'Mrs. Doubtfire': How Does it Affect the Family Dynamic?"
  • Emily Grant: "'Living in the After': Examining How 'Grey's Anatomy" Portrays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"
  • Samantha Tarbox: "Deadly Articles: Analyzing the Relationship Between Mass Shootings and Print Media"