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The Scorned Woman: Ancient And Modern, Liza Wolf Jun 2019

The Scorned Woman: Ancient And Modern, Liza Wolf

Honors Theses

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is a famous misquotation that has contributed to the prominence of the scorned woman as a culturally recognized figure. However, this idea goes further back into Classical times and can be seen in the writing of various Roman writers. The scorned woman has not disappeared over time, but rather has transformed in order to remain relevant in a modern world.

This thesis begins by looking at three Classical scorned women (Juno, Circe, and Medea) and analyzing the portrayal of these characters in order to attempt to define a scorned woman. Using Ovid ...


The External Soul, Catherine Fahey May 2018

The External Soul, Catherine Fahey

Graduate Theses

Table of Contents:

  1. Faith
  2. The Winter Witch
  3. The Fool
  4. Collins Cove
  5. Judgement
  6. On Cheese
  7. The Presentation of the Self
  8. To the Young Girl in the Torn Dress
  9. Mental Health Day
  10. Callanish
  11. Horn Dance
  12. Crewel
  13. Grayscale
  14. Six of Cups
  15. Lynn Shore Drive
  16. Equinox Redeye
  17. Plum Island
  18. The Star
  19. To the Asshole in the Pickup Truck Who Cut Me Off
  20. Litany
  21. The Roses that Bloom at the End of the World
  22. To the Guy Riding His Bike Without a Helmet, Both Hands Occupied with Texting and Vaping
  23. Seasonal Fashion
  24. Poppies, Isles of Shoals
  25. Two of Swords
  26. Flirting
  27. Reading Poetry
  28. The High Priestess ...


Examining Literary Scholarship Through A Rhetorical Lens: Extending The Interpretive Map Of Gertrude Stein’S Tender Buttons, Dorothy Calabro May 2018

Examining Literary Scholarship Through A Rhetorical Lens: Extending The Interpretive Map Of Gertrude Stein’S Tender Buttons, Dorothy Calabro

Graduate Theses

From the introduction:

American Modernism is a literary era that stands out as producing some of the most challenging texts in the last century. With Modernism came the advent of the psychoanalytic lens in literary criticism, a mourning for the “loss” of traditional literary value, and a belief in deep structures in writing. American Modernist works, such as T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” and Ezra Pound’s “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley,” have consistently remained in the spotlight of literary criticism, and despite the wide variety in the interpretations of these works, their value and contribution to literary tradition is seldom ...


Borne: A Novel, Patricia Callan Apr 2018

Borne: A Novel, Patricia Callan

Graduate Theses

A married mother of one young child finds herself hospitalized after a car accident. While recovering, it is gradually revealed that she had an abortion the day of the accident. Her family members react to the news of the abortion in varying ways, and her relationship with her mother is particularly complicated by the secret. Their discovery that she also had a brief affair continues to alter family dynamics.


Fire Hazard, Jessica Brennan Apr 2018

Fire Hazard, Jessica Brennan

Graduate Theses

This is a series of stories from my life that show the aftermath of a fire at my childhood home. The stories focus on darker topics such as: self-harm, anxiety, suicide, domestic abuse, and healing.


Blue Orchid And Other Stories, Andrew Fondell Apr 2018

Blue Orchid And Other Stories, Andrew Fondell

Graduate Theses

Table of Contents:

  1. Sargent’s Orders
  2. Father’s Day
  3. The Pastor’s Wife
  4. Blue Orchid
  5. Altar Call
  6. The Bartender
  7. Collecting
  8. Poolside
  9. Ocean City
  10. Limited Time Offer
  11. Yellow
  12. Sugarcoating


The Secret Of Her Silence, Colleen West Jan 2018

The Secret Of Her Silence, Colleen West

Honors Theses

Writing has always been a passion of mine and writing a novel has always been a goal. This thesis was the perfect way to bring passion and goals together. To achieve this goal, I worked closely with my thesis advisor, Kevin Carey, to meet a goal of 7-10 pages weekly and edit them along the way. After around 3 weeks of submissions and editing the smaller chunks, I would submit everything I had edited and he would re-read it and give me more notes on how to strengthen the story. This process went on for four months until I had ...


No English: My Experiences As An Immigrant, Jen Yao Jan 2018

No English: My Experiences As An Immigrant, Jen Yao

Honors Theses

After living in Taiwan for the first nine years of my life, I moved to America with my family. I struggled with learning the language, adapting to the culture, and fitting in. Now that I have assimilated, I can see that some English speakers just didn’t understand how difficult life was for immigrants. My thesis, “No English,” is a series of creative non-fiction essays, attempting to help people understand what it’s like to be someone who struggles to learn a new culture. By recording my transition from being illiterate in English to an English major, I demonstrate the ...


My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachael Cefalu Dec 2017

My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachael Cefalu

Graduate Theses

My thesis is a travel memoir that describes experiences I have had while traveling to various destinations. Throughout each piece, I have included retrospections about my relationships with people who are closest to me and how we connected during our travel experiences.


My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachel Cefalu Dec 2017

My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachel Cefalu

Graduate Theses

My thesis is a travel memoir hat describes experiences I have had while traveling to various destinations. Throughout each piece, I have included retrospects about my relationships with people who are closest to me and how we connected during our travel experiences.


The Tactics Of Confrontation: Documentary Epistemology In The Fiction Of W.G. Sebald, Adam Pieroni Dec 2017

The Tactics Of Confrontation: Documentary Epistemology In The Fiction Of W.G. Sebald, Adam Pieroni

Graduate Theses

Of the many enigmatic features of W.G. Sebald's fiction, perhaps the most perplexing is the author's uncanny ability to convey a topic while avoiding explicit reference to it. This is especially true in regard to the Holocaust, a topic Sebald rarely labels with terms traditionally associated with its history, but which arguably constitutes the ethical core of the works. Partially in response to historian Saul Frieländer's suggestion that literature may potentially offer cohesion to "the growing fragmentation of the history of the Nazi period" ("Trauma" 52), this thesis investigates the relationship between Sebald's unique stylistics ...


37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall May 2017

37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall

Undergraduate Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


A Silence Broken, Evalynn Bulger May 2017

A Silence Broken, Evalynn Bulger

Graduate Theses

This is a collection of poems centered around the experiences of my family during the Khmer Rouge's control that last from 1975-1979. The Cambodian people were robbed of their voice and forced into silence. This collection serves as an attempt to restore their voices. And as with life, though there are heavy and chilling moments, there are still moments of beauty.


Commander & Queen: Part I, Beiramar, Ciara J. Freeman May 2017

Commander & Queen: Part I, Beiramar, Ciara J. Freeman

Graduate Theses

The first chapter of Commander & Queen.


This Is What You Want: Stories, Savannah Blake Horton May 2017

This Is What You Want: Stories, Savannah Blake Horton

Honors Projects

This is What You Want: Stories is a collection of nine stories exploring the role of humor in dark situations. It is a work of fiction.


Burden, Jessica Tower Jan 2017

Burden, Jessica Tower

Graduate Theses

A collection of poems.


Daffodils: A Completely Unrelated Collection Of Short Stories, Sawyer E.P. Henshaw Jan 2017

Daffodils: A Completely Unrelated Collection Of Short Stories, Sawyer E.P. Henshaw

Scripps Senior Theses

“Daffodils” is a collection of three fictional short stories without obvious thematic connection, yet all containing tenacious female characters. “The Winner” is told from the unflinching voice of a young wife in her struggle for control within the newfound environment of a Massachusetts boarding school. “The Seers” is a dystopian story, taking place in a world with months of “Sun” and months of dark at a time, intimately describing the effects of this phenomenon upon the civilization. Lastly, “Plastic Flowers” examines the loss of love and comfort within a relationship, depicting the insecurities of young adult life in New York ...


This Sleep Of Reason., Brit Thompson May 2016

This Sleep Of Reason., Brit Thompson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This creative thesis encompasses two features: 1) a critical component that contextualizes and supports the second component, 2) a short Southern Gothic novella. Critical analyses of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction and discourse about the genre illustrate where inspiration was drawn, and how the project’s creative component contributes to this genre. The project explores anxieties of displacement, isolation, and a stuck-in-the-past-temporality, as shown through the vessel of characters’ houses. The novella is decentralized in form and point-of-view—fragmentary excerpts of technological communications are utilized to illustrate how the protagonist’s problems are literally always on hand. The project argues ...


Life After-, Connor Sheridan Apr 2016

Life After-, Connor Sheridan

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Above Average In New York City, Anonymous Jan 2016

Above Average In New York City, Anonymous

Graduate Theses

A dance memoir featuring scenes of New York and reflections on the life of a young, female artist.


Chaucerian Imperfections: The Other And The Turbulant Self, Ahmed Seif Jan 2016

Chaucerian Imperfections: The Other And The Turbulant Self, Ahmed Seif

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is interested in forms of “imperfection” in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. I define “imperfection” as an authorial gesture performed to narrate an idealized virtue while depriving it from its idealism. The imperfection of a virtue, however, does not happen absolutely. It is the character’s incomplete, distorted, or decadent command of a given virtue, rather than the virtue itself, that makes it imperfect. Consisting of three chapters, the thesis examines Chaucer’s imperfection of things idealized within two medieval spaces: a) the ecclesiastical institution of Church and b) the secular institution of Knighthood. This is why the ...


Bridging The Works Of Horace, Catullus, Ovid, And Haydock, George Bishop Haydock Jun 2015

Bridging The Works Of Horace, Catullus, Ovid, And Haydock, George Bishop Haydock

Honors Theses

I wrote this thesis to explore the metrical poetry of Horace, Catullus, and Ovid, as well as my own poetry and short fiction. I parsed the Latin poems, word-by-word, and provided literal translations, as well as idiomatic translations of selected poems by Horace and Ovid. In order to link these translations to my short story, Into the Last Good Fight, I wrote three metrical poems that synthesize the themes, concepts, and structures of my story with the themes, concepts, and structures of the Latin poems. To provide an even stronger link between the Latin portion of my thesis and the ...


That Which Binds Us, Tracey M. Dover Jun 2015

That Which Binds Us, Tracey M. Dover

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This novel follows three individuals struggling with isolation and loneliness. Rina, a twenty-two year-old college student is studying abroad in Japan when she learns of her grandfather’s death. As his last living relative, she decides to leave her studies and a burgeoning romance to take care of her grandfather’s final affairs. At his funeral she meets Marcus, a mysterious man whose past ties in with her own. Marcus gives Rina the opportunity to uncover secrets surrounding her family and forces her to question not only her grandfather’s past but also her own identity. Tilnu is an immortal ...


Gravity And Other Minor Obstructions, Jacob Trask May 2015

Gravity And Other Minor Obstructions, Jacob Trask

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis traces the beginnings and growth as a writer, of the author. The following is an excerpt from the thesis, which will serve as an abstract:

Inspiration for a particular piece of work, whether it be short fiction, poetry, or something else entirely, usually comes to me in the form of a single or couple lines. Sometimes these lines will come from nowhere, sometimes they will come from conversation, but most often they will come from objects or things I see during the day. For instance, the third story in this collection, titled “Wearing Thin,” begins with the line ...


Le Flâneur Contemporain: The Wanderer In The 21st Century, Zachary Kocanda May 2015

Le Flâneur Contemporain: The Wanderer In The 21st Century, Zachary Kocanda

Honors Projects

This creative project is a love letter to walking, poetry, and the French language. The flâneur is a French literary type, the most famous example being Charles Baudelaire. Baudelaire epitomizes la modernité, writing poetry about urban Paris in the nineteenth century. The flâneur's importance as a literary type continues in contemporary poetry. Through fifteen prose poems, the project examines what it means to wander in the twenty-first century.


The Recognition Of Micro Poetry As A Literary Art Form Across Time And Culture, Kaitlyn M. Dahle May 2015

The Recognition Of Micro Poetry As A Literary Art Form Across Time And Culture, Kaitlyn M. Dahle

Undergraduate Honors Theses

My creative thesis, titled, The Recognition of Micro Poetry as a Literary Art Form across Time and Culture, is on micro poetry and its prevalence in the literary world of today and throughout history with examples of writings from past authors, like Emily Dickinson and William Carlos Williams and even as far back as Ancient Greece’s Sappho. Examples of my own micro poetry are included in the thesis. The period followed by two dashes, or .//, mark the beginning of each micro poem I have written. The poems end with one single dash, or /, and each poem is separated by ...


Disordered: A Collection Of Poetry, Jessica Tower May 2015

Disordered: A Collection Of Poetry, Jessica Tower

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Unreal Magazine: A Feminist Magazine Dedicated To Women In Music, Lauren Vinciguerra May 2015

Unreal Magazine: A Feminist Magazine Dedicated To Women In Music, Lauren Vinciguerra

Honors Theses

The basis of this project was to create an online magazine geared towards the subject of women in music. In today's society, women are still seen and treated as second-class citizens. In particular, women are considered to be less talented and are typically taken less-seriously than their male counterparts. Because of this, it is important to showcase female musicians in a strong, empowering light in order to show and fix the sexism and misconstrued ideals in today's society.

For this project, I read both music and feminist publications in order to better understand the subject matters and industries ...


Nature's Presents, Samantha Bator May 2015

Nature's Presents, Samantha Bator

Honors Theses

When many people are outside in nature, they don’t notice many little events taking place. For example, a person might not notice a field mouse darting under a staircase or a frog that is severely injured. This collection of poems documents my experiences in nature, including many happenings that usually go unnoticed.

During the writing process, I went through many steps, probably the most important of which was the writing period. First, I had to find inspiration. Most of my poems were written at Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. I found, as I walked around the ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...