Past Theses

2009 - Present


  • Hannah Kadin - Apocalyptic Surpluses
  • Pumho Karimi - Postcolonial Intertextual Hantology: Exploring Legacies of Enlightenment Thought on Postwar Understanding of the Human in Heart of Darkness and Hunter x Hunter


  • Ryan Ellis, State Power and Body Politics in Neoliberal Times: Diamela Eltit's Sumar and Basma Abdel Aziz's al-Ṭābūrs


  • Theodore Friedman. Witnessing and Remembrance: The Rhetoric of Loss in the Old Testament and Latin-American, Jewish Memoir Writers
  • Julianne Mehra. An Arrangement: Music and Literature in Diderot, Rousseau, and Rameau
  • Abigail Mihaly. The Displaced Poet: Forced Cosmopolitanism and the Reimagining of Nation in Transatlantic Exile Poetry
  • Raam Tambe. Post Diluvial Man and the Origins of Humanitarianism


  • Joseph Estrada. Time regained in the great war


  • Hannah Gallen. The Question of Aesthetic Newness in Joyce and Apollinair
  • Ji Hyun Shin. Tawada Yoko and Bae Suah
  • Madeleine Walker. Reinventing the Wagnerian Aesthetic: the Leitmotif in Proust's À la recherche du temps perduand Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschten


  • Timothy Messen. Fragments of a Babble-onion Analysis Interminable "Dora Bruder" and "Notes from the Underground"
  • Ava Tichnor. Through Hell and High Water: The Southern Louisiana Trickster Narrative as an Ontology of Resilience


  • Elise S. Wien. Third Night: An Original Play with Dramaturgical Analysis



  • Benjamin Randolph. Toward a Decolonial Critical Theory
  • Gabriela Josebachvili. The Stories They Tell: Fictional Representations of the Spanish Civil War
  • Paul C. Chang. Entering the Mind of a Genius: Yi Sang
  • Tom Owen. Spatial Fictions: Contemporary Representations and Theorizations of Urban Space


  • Chanon Praepipatmongkol. Insufficient Utopias: The Politics of Participatory Art from Post-1997 Thailand
  • Krista Oehlke. Writing Art in Latin America: The Spectacular Society and Movie Stars in Cortázar and Puig
  • Andrew Huh. Intellectual Masculinity and Masculine Intellectuals
  • Alexis Monroe. "Abstract Painting is Abstract": A Semiotic Analysis of Abstraction in Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art


  • Hilary C. Krutt. The Tensions of Literary Space: Janet Flanner's New York, Colette's Provinces, and the Paris They Shared
  • Maxwell A. Moran. Hunting the Spanish Civil War: An Exploration of the "Human" and the "Animal" in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Carlos Saura's La Caza
  • Madeline L. Sims. Crafting a New Political and Social History: A Study of Christine de Pizan
  • Renee L. Phillip. The Ideal of Hybridity: Rethinking the Theory within the Context of Albert Camus, José Luandino Vieira and their Selected Works


  • Rahul Malik. William Methwold and the Great Palaces of Europe
  • Wallace Jones. Debilitating Dichotomies: The Fragmented Nationalist Endeavor of the Gaucho Literary Genre
  • Cannon Biggs. Paradoxes of the Postwar Body in The Face of Another
  • Matthew Rodriguez. On the Threshold of the Archive: The Madeleine and the Bartlett Pears
  • Therese Korndorf. Überzähliges Dasein: Language and Being in the Poetry of Rilke and Mallarmé


  • Alexander J. Lambrow. Revolutionary Late-Weimar Objectivity and the "State of Exception"
  • Emily K. Kane. Unveiled Stories: Desire, Representation and Resistance in Feminist Counter-Cinema
  • Abigail R. Alexander. Adventures in Writing: Extraordinary Voyages with E.A. Poe and J.Verne
  • Hermanjit S. Bajwa. Into the Cave with the Marquis de Sade: From Degradation to Translation
  • Maya C. Nathan. Nisi Vinceris: Parody and Intertextuality in Titus Andronicus


  • Ying Cheng. Narratives of the Desiring Subject: An Analysis of Gender,  Desire and Agency in Marguerite Duras' The Love and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
  • Amaury Boscio Colon. Four Authors in Quest of Utopia: Cortazar, Duras, Carpentier, Perec
  • Silvia Ferreira. Resistance from Within:  Literary Negotiations of Female Identity in the Space of the Postcolonial Home
  • Alexander Fidel. In No Unmediated Terms: History, Memory, and Representation in MAUS and W ou le Souvenir d'Enfance
  • Andrew Gates. Being and Beauty: Mystical Experience and Poetic Self-Affirmation
  • Kirby Liu. The Cities of St. Petersburg
  • Annabel Seymour. The Passionate Spectator: Cinematic 'Flânerie' in  Bennett Miller's The Cruise and Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's Chronique d'un Été
  • Marisa Taney. Utopia and Revolution