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Recent Masters Theses

Recent M.A. theses in Literature

  • Toward a Revised Reading of Animals in J. M. Coetzee’s Fiction and Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss
    Jessica Ewing (2014)
  • Conquest and Cannibalism in Anglo-Saxon Literature
    Katie Garland (2013)
  • Encounters of the Arabian Kind: Cultural Exchange and Identity, the Tristans of Medieval France, England, and Spain
    Annie Knowles (2013)
  • Pois’ned Ale: Gertrude’s Power Position in Hamlet
    Erin Lehman (2013)
  • “The Country of Nine-Fingered People”: The Southern Mountain Tradition and the Gothic in Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust and Dickey’s Deliverance
    Kathleen Peterson (2013)
  • “Not Everyone Was Asleep”: Anti-Colonial Personifications of Antiquity and Progress in José Rizal’s Touch Me Not and El Filibusterismo
    Lyn K. Uratani (2013)
  • Towards a Hibernian Hybridity: Joycean Appropriations of Celtic Mythology and the Realization of a Modern Irish Identity
    Robert C. Ware (2013)
  • Once a Queen in Narnia: Susan and the Divine in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia
    Amanda Kathleen Patchin (2011)
  • “A Moral Wilderness”: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter
    Lehtie Chalise Thomson (2011)
  • A Culture Of Divisions: Cultural Representations of La Bruja and La Curandera in Nuevo Mexicano Folklore and Literature
    Annmarie Garcia (2010)
  • Child Mothers in Children’s Literature: Victorian Gender Negotiations in Burnett’s Girlhood Fiction
    Hailey Grist (2010)
  • To a Landscape Unknown: The Mythology and Ecology of Land in John Steinbeck’s To A God Unknown
    Danielle Packard (2010)

Recent M.A. theses in Rhetoric and Composition

  • A Case Study of Perceived Self-Efficacy in Writing Center Peer Tutor Training
    Shaun T. White (2014)
  • The Neglected Canon: The Use of Speech in Composition Courses
    Rebecca Jolley (2013)
  • Uncovering Multimodality in Composition
    Kevin Kelley (2013)
  • Saying ‘I’ and Meaning It: The Transformative Process of Producing the Audio Essay
    Andrea Oyarzabal (2013)
  • The Apprenticeship of Laurell K. Hamilton: How Aspiring Writers Learn to Write
    Chelsea Pierce (2013)
  • The King’s Table: A Semiotic Analysis of a Medieval Noble Banquet
    Robert Shaffer (2013)
  • “This Is Just, Like, a Random Article?”: The Reading Resources of Six First-Year College Composition Students
    Alex Goochey (2012)
  • The Effects of Service-Learning on Student Writing and Research
    Kimberly Pierce (2012)
  • The Write Class: Student Self-Efficacy in a Pilot Placement Program at Boise State University
    Samantha Sturman (2012)
  • Constructive Engagement: Second Life in the Composition Classroom
    Richard Samuelson (2011)
  • Extending Transfer in Composition: Exploring a Model for Conceptualizing Rhetorical Problems
    Janet Roser (2010)