University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Senior Thesis Titles

Senior Thesis Titles


2016 Honors Theses by English and FTS Students


Zackary Adams, "Performance and Imitation in Direct Cinema." Advisor: Deb Ellis

Ethan Childs, "Writing Fantasy." Advisors: Valerie Rohy and James Williamson

Aidan Dolbashian, "Blowing My Lines." Advisor: Major Jackson

Lydia Horne, "A Peculiar Approach to Death: The Work of Edward Gorey." Advisors: Sarah E. Turner and Anthony Grudin (Art and Art History)

Grady Kennison, "And the Tide Was Way Out." Advisor: R. Thomas Simone

Michael Reinertz, "The Salvation of Virtuous Pagans in Dante and Langland." Advisor: Jennifer Sisk

Cleo Rohn, "Dissolution." Advisor: Major Jackson

Alana Smith, "Queering Time and Space: Mediated Desire in The Golden Bowl and Mrs. Dalloway." Advisor: Daniel Fogel


2015 Honors Theses by English and FTS Students


Brendan Anderson, "Female Agency in the Age of Chivalry: Charting a Tradition of Mutual Chivalry in Chrétien de Troyes." Advisor: Jennifer Sisk

Mariel Golden, "Exploring Feminist Theory through Narrative. "Advisors: Patrick Neal (Political Science) and Nancy Welch

Alexandria Hall, "Northeasterners: Poems on Language & Place. "Advisor: Major Jackson

Devin Karambelas, "The Authoritative Gaze: Foucault, Surveillance, and the Paranoia Films of the 1970s." Advisors: Thomas Simone, Ph.D., Patrick Hutton (History) and David Jenemann

Delainey LaHood-Burns, "Narrative Spaces, Animal Bodies, and Affective Performative Disruptions in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses." Advisor: Mary Louise Kete

Kerry Martin, "Comparative Representations of Vermont’s Migrant Latino Farmworkers. "Advisor: Hilary Neroni

Victoria Mooney, "Attraction, Impulse, and Drive: A Creative Exploration of Humanity's Dark Side." Advisor: Eric Lindstrom

Gregory Royce, "World's Finest: Optimism and Pessimism in the Cinematic Portrayals of Superman and Batman, 1943-2013." Advisor: David Jenemann

Amber Schneider, "The Twilight Art: Flanerie and Its Modern-Day Connections to Vivian Maier and Diane Arbus." Advisor: Anthony Magistrale

Kathryn Warrender, "The Self and the Writer: Expressive Writing in the Classroom to Promote Mental Health and Writing." Advisor: Eric Lindstrom

Hazel Wright, "Louisa May Alcott's Optic Gaze." Advisor: Mary Louise Kete


2014 Honors Theses by English and FTS Students


Charles Tanner Bowden, "Queen City Stories." Advisor: Gregory Bottoms

Kiah Coble, "Topophilia in Provincetown." Advisor: John Gennari

Laura Davenport, "Knights & Neighves: An Animated Adventure." Advisor: Sarah Nilsen

Madeline Delaney, "Late I Find You Buried: Where Intimacy, Apostrophe, and the Abstracted Muse Intersect." Advisor: Emily Bernard

Stefanie Doucette, "Writing with Vévés: Haitian Vodou and History in the Works of Edwidge Danticat." Advisor: Helen Scott

Michael Eaton, "Small Town Sense of Place: The Search to Find Meaning in a Rural Setting." Advisor: Tom Simone

Bronwen Hudson, "Poetry as a Complex System." Advisor: Andrew Barnaby

Ian Martel, "The Dust, a Novel." Advisor: Kevin Moffett

Blair Oesterle, "The Portrayal and Performance of Nerds in Contemporary Literature." Advisor: Emily Bernard

Jessica Slayton, "Ekphrasis in the Modernist Aesthetic: Virginia Woolf's Use of Painting in To the Lighthouse and Its Effect on Linguistic Expression." Advisor: Tom Simone

Ian Straus, "Incongruity Theory and the Explanatory Limits of Reason." Advisors: Tyler Doggett (Philosophy)and Todd McGowan

Holly Trantham, "American Regionalism in a Televised Context: Parks and Recreation Revises a Genre." Advisor: Valerie Rohy

Anna Weber, "The Cost of Survival: My Grandfather's Capture and Imprisonment in Occupied France and Poland." Advisor: Gregory Bottoms



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