2010 Senior English Course Majors’ Senior Essay Topics

Anderson, Roshé, “Spurning a Mother’s Love in John Gardner’s Grendel

Berty, Apolline, “A Humble Sorcerer’s Apprentice: The Uncertainties of Science in Frankenstein

Bond, Johanna, “Narrative Identities in Chaucer and Gilman”

Chu, Nancy, “Humanity and Monstrosity in Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Chung, Daniel, “Failed Exegesis: A Dialectic Trap” [The Wife of Bath]

Davis, Chelsea, “Confining Houses, Stifled Minds: A Case Study of Gilman’s and Jackson’s Uses of the Female Gothic”

Friedenberg, Kevin, “Death is Not the Answer: Lack of Resolution at the Close of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Getachew-Smith, David, “Still Alive: The Existence of the Slave Narrative”

Gopal, Ramya, “Hybrid Spaces in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

Kahn, Jeffrey, “The Plural Poets Unshaping: An Exploration of Natural Destructive Sequences in the Beowulf Poem”

Khan, Rayan, “The Vampire Phantasmagoria: Literary and Socio-Cultural Evolutions of the Vampire”

Kim, Rosa, “‘The Most Refined Form of Sensual Lust’: Music and Extramarital Affair in Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata

Lugo, Christel, “Instances of the Uncanny in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Myers, Robin, “The Fantastic Ague: Worldliness, Anxiety, Desire, and Devotion in John Donne’s Holy Sonnets

Noonan, Chloe, “Beowulf Lesson Plan”

Osborn, Casey, “The ‘Uncanny’ Abbey” [Northanger Abbey]

Tettey-Fio, Ama, “Uncanniness in The Bluest Eye

Trabert, Dustin, “Selling the Self of a Stranger: Alienation from the American Dream in Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross

Zhuang, Xiaoxia, “The Woman Warrior and Middlesex: Anxieties in Assimilation”

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