English and Communications seniors to give thesis presentations
Fourteen seniors majoring in English communications, literature and creative writing will give their thesis presentations on Saturday, April 2. Featured will be students’ examination and in-depth analysis of a variety of cultural topics drawn from popular contemporary novels, classic literature, television shows, movies, journalism and social media, among others.
Seniors have been working under the supervision of Dr. Madeleine Esch, associate professor of English, and Dr. Sally Gomaa, associate professor of English. For more information, please contact Dr. Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. – Noon, Distefano Lecture Hall
Coffee and donuts will be served at 9:30 a.m.
- Amanda Valentine, “Climate Without Context: How Climate Journalism is Losing its Effect
- Taylor Majkowicz, “Exploring Trauma, Pain and Healing in Kristin Hanna’s The Nightingale”
- Hope Badanes, “‘Let Me Take a Selfie’: Correlating Social Media App Design with Narcissistic Personality Traits”
- Brooke Meredith: “Do The ‘Little Things’ Matter? The Representation of Boy Bands in Music Videos and Media”
- Alyssa Jackson: “Thunderbird, Wallflower and the Characters’ Persona: Studies in the Short Story”
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Distefano Lecture Hall
- Kiely Callahan (video recording): “Who Runs the World? Examining Conversations about Films Created by Women Filmmakers”
- Emilee Angell: “Hollywood Sweethearts Revolutionizing the Screen: How Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are Shifting the Gaze in Pop Cinema”
- Nick Dellatto: “Patriotism, the Cold War, and the American Flag: Viewing Rocky IV as a Form of Propaganda”
- Katy Cassetta: “The Clock Tolls: Studies in the Fantasy Genre”
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Distefano Lecture Hall
- Clare Daly: “Girl-Next-Door to Girlboss: Taylor Swift’s Online Evolution Towards Independence and Political Influence”
- Olivia Parizeau: “Keeping Up With: Kim Kardashian’s Media Convergence of Celebrification amid the Digital Revolution”
- Jeremy Gutierrez: “Reconsidering Linsanity: A Comparison of U.S. and Taiwanese Coverage”
- Rose Whiteman: “Why We Watch: Analyzing The Bachelor Franchise Fan Base and the Show’s Enduring Popularity”
- Anita Lahue: “’We are not our blood’: Confrontation and Growth in Madeline Miller’s ‘Circe’“
Featured image by Getty Images/Natalia Shabasheva