University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English


Recent M.A. Theses



Clinton Bryant

An Effect All Together Unexpected: The Grotesque in Edgar Allan Poe's Fiction

Gabriela Salazar

Reading Toni Morrison: Rethinking Race and Subjectivity with Giorgio Agamben and Joan Copjec



Sean Abrams

My Ántonia and Willa cather's Reciprocal Regionalism and W.T. Benda's Illustrations

Travis Heeren

The Past Isn't Dead: Faulkner's Postcolonialism

Matthew Mersky

Poetics of the Real



Kira Braham

Working in Utopia: Locating Marx's "Realm of Necessity" in the Socialist Future of Bellamy and Morris

Monroe Street

"Wanting it Told": Narrative Desire in Faulkner and Cather



Michelle Ardila

“Inheritance and Gender Identity: The Destabilizing Effects of the Gothic Mode in Sensation Fiction”

Natalie Bachicha

“Mobilizing Children’s Literature: Ruth Krauss, the Left, and Domestic Cold War Politics”

Lindsay DesLauriers

“The Subject of the Lyric: Epistemology and the Romantic Poet”

Ryan Engley

“Bordwell avec Lacan, or Why Television Narrative Studies Needs Psychoanalysis”

Alexander Malanych

“The Burkean Closet: Theories of Identification and Queer Jewish Resistance”



Ryan Weston Chartier

“What Parallel Courses Did Joyce and Eisenstein Follow?  Investigating Film Montage and the Interior Monologue”

Bonnie Cross

“The Animal Within: The Role of Language in The Island of Dr. Moreau and Dracula

James Keith Davis

“Chivalry in Motion: Le Morte Darthur and The Faerie Queene

John R. DeLamar

“The Closet and the Clown: Same-Sex Desire as Contagion in Stephen King’s It

Brendan Donaghey

“Repurposing Nature in ‘Tintern Abbey’: Are Boundaries Dissolved Boundaries at all?”

Steve Lausier

“The Responsible ‘Howl’: An Affective Reading with Consequences”

Kara F. McCabe

“Remembering the Holocaust: Trauma, History, and Subjectivity”

Kiley Murphy

“Home Again: Women Reclaiming the Domestic through Food and Sleuthing”

Gökcȩ Tekeli

“Re-visioning ‘Woman’ on the Threshold: The Politics of American Women’s Literacy Theologies”

Benjamin Welton

“Hands Dabbed in Blood: British Fiction of the Early Twentieth Century and the Threat of Revolution”



Brendan Aucoin

“Driving Cultural Iconography: James Bond and Aston Martin”

Annie Bardenwerper

“Divine Diversions: Catholicism and the Glass Closet in Oscar Wilde’s Work”

Noelle Brassey,

“From the Golden Gate to the Green Mountains: A Hapa Educational Autobiography and Meta-critical Reflection”

William Clark

“The Great Human Comedy: Joyce, Dante, and the Rediscovery of Love”

Douglas Coker

“A Perverse Prison of the Mind: Pauline Hopkins, George Washington Cable, and Tainted Whiteness”

Rachel S. Cooper

“Solving the Case: How the Female Hard-Boiled Detective Fits the Mold”

John Yngve Flanagan

“The Carver Canard: Textual Restoration as Authorial Effacer”

Kari Giroux

“The Enigma of Survival: Enlarging the Trauma Narrative”

Megan Griffith

“Naughty in the Aughties: 21st Century British Adolescent Culture and Alienation”

Stephen B. Laird

“Flying by the Nets: James Joyce and the Negotiation of Irish Cultural Hybridity”

Meghan S. MacLean

“Negotiating Worlds: Jane Eyre, The Beth Book, and Woman as Knowing Subject”

John McGuiggan

“Constructing the Self in the Works of James Purdy”

Danielle Walsh

“The Grail Quest as Hagiography”

Coco Zephir

“Emily Dickinson’s Obituary: Susan Dickinson as Author of the Dickinson Legend”




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