This collection features the Senior Papers of the English Department. Papers include literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

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Submissions from 2022

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Sanctuary, Abigail G. Chandler

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Stories That Bark for Themselves: The Fall of a Rooster and a Princess from Price to Repentant Humility as Depicted in The Book of the Dun Cow and The Light Princess, Ella Harris

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The Effects of Trauma on Identity Formation: Pursuing and Obtaining Individual Freedom in Emerson’s Nature and Creech’s Chasing Redbird, McKenzie Hershberger

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Gothic Determinism: The Interplay of Atavism and Hope in "The Old Nurse's Story" and "The Fall of the House of Usher", Madison Howland

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From Renaissance to Robert: the Machiavellian Cycle of Life, Death, and Rebirth, Noah Huseman

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The Paradox of Loss, Abby Pugsley

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As the Angles, Joell Paul Russell

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Note to Self: Don't Forget to Title Your Project!, Abby Wilson

Submissions from 2021

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“Nothing Much Happens”: the Process of Constructing Coherent Selves in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Laytham

Submissions from 2020

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Purple Paint, Kelly Abraham

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Authenticity in Glimpses: Framing Art and Identity in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, Taylor Budzikowski

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Learning or Not Learning to Overcome Trauma: Jane Eyre and A Farewell to Arms, Jessica Cutter

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The End of Art is Peace: Memory, Witness, and Restorative Imagination in Anna Burns’s Milkman and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Sarah Davis

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Seeking the Tomato: Encounters with Beauty in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Zadie Smith's On Beauty, Jessica Dundas

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Broadening the Feminist Ideal: Female Expression in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, Hannah Funk

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Searching for Understanding: How Hamlet and Frankenstein Inform Humanity’s Response to Trauma, Jonathan Knippenberg

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Metaphors of Mental Illness: How Emily Dickinson and Vincent van Gogh Understood and Expressed Their Personal Battles with Depression, Samantha Moss

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The Adventures of Mousy and Jasper, James Schantz

Submissions from 2018

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Hometrees and Roleplaying: How Instability Affects "The Catcher in the Rye's" Holden and "The Flick's" Avery in Their Pursuit of Belonging, Caleb Hoelscher

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Stories to the Remote Reader: Shaping Cultural Narratives in "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" and "Their Eyes Were Watching God", Hannah Perry

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Wilderness, Kendra Smalley