University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

M.A. Theses Topics

German M.A. Thesis Topics

A thesis, written in German or in English, is required for completion of the M.A. degree in German. A selection of our department's M.A. theses follows:

"Mit Haut und Haar." Sprichwoertliches in der Lyrik Gisela Steineckerts, by Annegret Schmitt-Johnson (2008).

From Pumpkin to Hazelnut: A Comparative Study of the "Cinderella" Fairy Tale, by Lucie Srostlik (2007).

"Andre Laender, andre Sprachen". Die Exilerfarhrung Jimmy Bergs im Spiegel seiner sprichwoertlichen Kabarett-Dichtung," by Gabriele Wurmitzer (2004).

"Mir ist zuweilen so als ob das Herz in mir zerbracht": Leben und Werk Mascha Kalekos im Spiegel ihrer sprichwoertlichen Dichtung, by Andreas Nolte (2003).

"Auch von Sprichwoertern lebt der Mensch": Der Gebrauch von biblischen Sprichwoertern in der modernen deutschsprachigen Lyrik," by Alena D'Aran (2001).

"Des volkes Stimme ist auch eine Stimme": Zur Sprichwoertlichkeit in Carl Zuckmayers Dramen "Der Froehliche Weinberg," "Der Hauptmann von Koepenick", und "Des Teufels General", by Ilka Maria Pritchard (2001).

A Comparison of German and English Graffiti based on Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings, by Sean P. Cahill (1999).

"Wie ein Elefant im Porzellenladen": Zur Weltgeschichte einer Redensart, by Olga V. Trokhimenko (1999).

The Use of Fairy Tales in Teaching German, by Sirkka Raasoch (1999).

Schuld und Suehne in Heinrich von Kleists "Michael Kohlhaas" und Annette von Droste-Huelshoffs "Die Judenbuche", by Christina J. Wegel (1998).

Die Auseindandersetzung mit Marieluise Fleisser in Rainer Werner Fassbinders Frueher Theaterarbeit, by Dorothee Racette (1997).

The Genesis of Martin Luther's Biblical Language, by Victoria Aldrich Fewell (1996).

The Travelling Years: A Translation of "Die Fahrenden Jahre", by Elisabeth Freundlich, by Elizabeth L. Pennebaker (1996).

"Noch ist das Lied nicht aus": Die Funktion von Sprichwoertern und sprichwoertlichen Redensarten im Werke Rose Auslaenders, by Janet P. Besserer (1995).

Lisa Kahn: Eine deutschschreibende Schriftstellerin in den USA, by Folke-Christine Moeller-Sahling (1995).

Cultural and Linguistic Exchanges Between the Central European Celts and the Early Germans During the First Millennium B.C., by Timothy W. Warren (1993).

"Die Gedanken wurden durchkreuzt." Das Verhaeltnis zwischen den Geschelchtern in Gerhart Hauptmanns "Bahnwaerter Thiel", by Valerie M. Vass (1993).

The Influence of German on the Anglo-American Language as Illustrated in "Newsweek" from 1989-1991, by Ann L. Bicknell (1993).

Sound Shift Simulation on the Personal Computer as Applied to the History of the German Language, by Michael Herrera (1993).

The Condition of Participation: Alfred Andersch's Conception of History in "Winterspelt", by Daniel D. Gilfillan (1990).

Das Mittelalterbild als poetischer Reflex zur Gegenwart, by Anette Kindelbacher (1989).

Musils "Drei Frauen" - Die Frau als Katalysator fuer die mannliche Identitaetssuche, by Theresia Hoeck (1989).

"Deutsche Abendlieder": Traditional Folksongs and Modern Parodies, by Clifford A. Timpson (1988).

The Figure of the Outsider in Gerhart Hauptmann's Dramas, by Kevin A. Hutt (1988).

"Mit Pauken und Trompeten": The Kettledrums in Western Europe and their Influence Upon the German Language, by Steven R. Folsom (1987).

The Reception of Friedrich Nietzsche's Concepts in German Literature at the Turn of the Century, with Regard to Works by Stefan George, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Thomas Mann, by Nancy A. Persons (1987).

"Romantische Hoerner": Horn-Playing as a Literary Element in Selected Works of Tieck, Brentano, and Eichendorff, by James Thorn Barickman (1985).

"Owe, Du fuerest min froeude samet Dir!" A Study of Five Medieval German "Tagelieder", by Leesa A. Guay (1984).

A Translation of Peter Schneider's Novel "Lenz: Eine Erzaehlung", by Rose Marie Carruth (1979).

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