Communications, literature majors to give thesis presentations
Photo: Salve Regina’s English seniors from the Class of 2017.
Twenty-eight seniors majoring in English communications and English literature will give their thesis presentations in the DiStefano Lecture Hall April 20-21. Featured will be students’ examination and in-depth analysis of a variety of cultural topics drawn from popular contemporary novels, classic literature, fairy tales, television shows, movies, video games and social media, among others.
Seniors have been working under the supervision of department faculty Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker and Dr. Jen McClanaghan.
Friday, April 20 from 2-5 p.m.
- Claire Latsko: “‘Don’t Agonize, Organize’: Uncovering Modern Consciousness-Raising in Lenny Letter, Lena Dunham’s Third Wave Feminist Newsletter”
- Catherine Kierce: “Puppy Tales: Exploring Storytelling in the Integrated Marketing Communications Strategies of Nonprofit Animal Sheltering Organizations”
- Michelle Karparis: “Kill the Pig. Cut Her Throat: Ecofeminism in William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies'”
- Caroline Kelley: “Climate Change Coverage: The Framing of Global Warming in The Times of India”
- Victoria Laureano: “Life Untamed: Hyper-Masculinity and the Culture of Adventure on YouTube”
- Kitty Williams: “‘The Crown’: A New Age of British Heritage Drama”
- David Fairchild: “Think Before You Howl: Contrived Poetic Tradition in Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl'”
- Alyssa Hirkaler: “What Comes Next: Public Relations Management and the Harvey Weinstein Scandal”
Friday, April 20 from 6:30-9 p.m.
- Kay Scanlan: “Men of the Cloth, Woman of the Page: Jane Austen and Religious Reform”
- Kerry Hayes: “These Are Their Stories: Representation of Sexual Assault on ‘Law and Order Special Victims Unit'”
- Jordan Harrell: “‘Shameless’: A Series About Extreme Poverty on a Luxury Network”
- Collin Travassos: “Challenging Gender Conformity: Where ‘SpongeBob’ Fails, ‘Steven Universe’ Succeeds”
- Brittney Curry: “The Portrayal of Body Image in Women’s Magazines: How Alternative Online Sources Are Offering a Counter-Narrative”
- Kathryn Humanick: “Celebrating the Present: Emily Dickinson’s Creation of Non-Time”
Saturday, April 21 from 9-11:30 a.m.
- Effie Gianitsos: “Wilde Soul Searching: Christian Ethics and Mystical Reality in ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey'”
- Lea Carpanzano: “Reboot, Remake, Reevaluation: Adorno’s ‘Eternal Sameness’ and Representations of Gender and Sexuality in the ‘New’ ‘Will and Grace’ and ‘Dynasty'”
- Blanca Vaneza Guzmán: “Misrepresented and Unheard: Immigration Reform and the Voices of ‘Latino Rebels'”
- Maria Buonasora: “Harry Potter and the Room of Requirement: Magical Spaces as Metaphors for Imaginative Reading”
- Courtney Gagnon: “The Modern Rain Man: Representations of Autism in Entertainment Media”
- Emily Scott: “Containing Chaos: The Dual Motivations Behind Crisis Messages Following the Las Vegas Shooting”
- Emily Turiano: “When Outrage Fades and Importance Shifts: Coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal in the New York and Los Angeles Times”
Saturday, April 21 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Jack Farrell: “I’ll Be Back: The Purpose of Reincarnating the Archetypal Hero”
- Haley Andrews: “YouTube Career for a Cause: An Analysis of YouTube Content Creator Stevie Boebi’s Lesbian Sex Series”
- Erin Burns: “Women in Dystopia: A Study of ‘Black Mirror’s Female-Led Fourth Season”
- Sean Reed: “The MTV World Free of Racism and Homophobia: Questioning ‘Teen Wolf’s Progressive Label”
- Shannon Harrington: “‘Everything … Affects Everything’: Exploitation of Depression and Teen Suicide and the Reinforcement of Stigma in Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why'”
- Anthony Scholz: “Taking a Knee: How News-Based Commentary Shows Framed the Colin Kaepernick Protest”
- Marissa Guerard: “Social Media for Social Change: A Study of Humans of New York’s Use of Documentary Photography”