Collected here are theses produced by graduate students from the Department of English at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2016

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The Demon Syllabus, Barry Voorhees

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Voices from Beyond, Suzanne C. Zewan

Theses from 2015

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Proof: A Collection, Amanda K. Alers

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Hunger, Lore McSpadden

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Robert Bly, C.K. Williams & Michael Klein: Corporate Intimacy in Prose Poetry, Julie M. Oyer

Theses from 2014

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junction, Grisell Buides

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License and Application: Examining Truth in Gray Area Fiction, Nathaniel R. Parker

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The Blaze Inside a Gray Heart, Lydia Rainey

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Love in America, Danny Uebbing

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Found & Otherwise, Thomas J. Wiggins Jr.

Theses from 2013

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Out of Many, Allora Campbell

Theses from 2012

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Any Bodies' Protest Novel: Challenging the Politics of Canon Formation in the works of Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Baldwin, Anthony M. Casciano

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Toska: Stories, Ryan Conaughty

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The Modern Vampire as Romantic Hero: Acceptance, Love and Self-Control, Lindsey M. Fenicchia

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How to Threaten His Hegemony: The Nameless Women of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Meridel Le Sueur' s The Girl, Celine Geary

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Rescuing Van Weyden, Jonathan A. Kerner

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Seesaw, Caroline M. Povinelli

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Complacency and Conformity: How the Elimination of Individual Choice Creates Perfect Dystopian Societies, Lauren L. Rohan

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From Mufflers to the Mütter: Essays on Everyday Spectacle, Pauline S. Smith

Theses from 2011

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Truth in Fiction, Timothy R. Baker

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“Either I’m Nobody, or I’m a Nation”: Anand, Rushdie, Adiga and the National Quest for Independence, Michael Billotti

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Pity Those Who Live Without Love: The Function of Love in Harry Potter, Jolene E. Creighton

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Exploring Utopia: The Utopias of Blithedale Romance and Feed, Dominic M. Palmeroni

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Incarnations of Heaven: A Study of Fantastic Imagination and the Complications Inherent to Identity Creation in the Works of William Blake, Corinne Placilla

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Teaching to the Canon or the Students: The Use of Popular Literature in ELA Classrooms, Autumn H.M. Sanders

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Enacting Freedom: How Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson completed the American Revolution, Ryan K. Stimson

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Some of the Parts: Poems and What They Can Do, David W. Yockel Jr.

Theses from 2010

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Ursus Americanus, Lindsey Birdsall Brown

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Rivers of Divinity: The Impact of a Classical and Medieval Tradition on Chaucer and Malory, Anthony G. Cirilla

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Aged Whine: Grousing From My Side of the Hill, Carol DuPre

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Man Hours: The Construction of a Poet, Kevin Gardner

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A Study of Three Related Versions of the Medieval Exemplum "The Incestuous Daughter", Sarah L. Goldthrite

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Light in August: Platonic Parody and Paradox, Richard E. Guilfoyle

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A Fool's Journey: Poetry Through the Art of the Tarot, Rachel Howell

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Interpreting Death in Paradise Lost, Jennifer C. McElroy

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The Adventures of Frank, Gordon, and Some Other People Too, Garrett McMahon

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Performative National Cultures: Hybridity, Blurred Boundaries, and Agency in Untouchable and Brick Lane, Abby A. McMonagle

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Stygiophobia and Other Fears of Death and Loneliness: Collected Fiction, Jennifer E. Meli

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Addressing the Reader in Charlotte Bronte's Novels: Jane Eyre, Vilette, and The Professor, Christan M. Monin

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Moral Absolutism in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Jennifer Rodgers

Theses from 2009

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The Myth of Autism, Daniel J. Crofts

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Waving at Shepherds, Robb Flynn

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Maintaining Untraditional Virginity, Ashley Norris Hurd

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Fairy Tales And The Heroic Cycle In The Modern World: Modern Authors Empowering The Female Heroine, Susan E. Lamberton

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Charles Dickens' Trope of Great Gulfs: Irony in Bleak House, Elizabeth A. Pierce

Theses from 2008

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Hawthorne's 1850's Romances: Political and Personal Apologia and Accommodation, Vicki Carbone

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Re-visioning Medea, Nancy A. Caronia

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Downwinders and Edge/Bound poems, Brenna Doran

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The Next Great Adventure: A Child's Literary Journey through Death and Grief, Joelle M. Grifa

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Shakespeare, Ovid, and the Expression of Feminine Voice, Rebecca J. Kryger

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Canadian Wild: Poems, Glenn Stryker Ostafew

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Mayberry Days, KaTrina Reed-Mullen

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Greed and Disposability in The Octopus and The Pit, Richard P. Sisson III

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Changing our Minds : Dystopian Psychological Conditioning in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Walden Two, Jennifer M. Tuzzeo

Theses from 2007

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The Threats of the Present: Reading William Faulkner's Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! As Representations of American Issues in the 1920s and 1930s, Lindsay Alaine Bachman

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Dictators, Fry Cooks, Film Students, Basketball Players, and Gang Bangers: How Shakespeare Looks on Film in the Late Twentieth Century and Beyond, Charles R. Bielinski

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Making Confessions: The Confessional Voice Found Among Literary Genres, Mary Beth Harrod

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Straddling the Line, Janelle K. Karas

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The Failure of the Heroine in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Tombs of Atuan, Tom Kinsey

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Pharisees and False Apostles: Lollardy and Antifraternlism in Fragment III of the Canterbury Tales, Donald Peet

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Singing the Song of the Eunuch, Andy Sanderson

Theses from 2006

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Warring Discourses in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Joseph T. Appleby

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Passive Spectacles and Resilient Heroines: Examining the Female Gaze in Cinematic Adaptations of The Scarlet Letter, The Last of the Mohicans, and Little Women, Megan E. Cassidy

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Ochreville, Thomas G. Cotsonas

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Begetting the Apple: Poems from Women of the Bible, Lindsay McCann Crandall

Backwards Skate Only: a Collection of Short Fiction, Sarah M. Lotze

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Casting Withers and Other Stories, Lisa Marie Middendorf

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Something Solid, James A. Niedermeier

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The Inspiration to Activism: Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut as Hopeful Critics of Humanity, Patricia A. Peperato

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The Philosophy of Time in Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves, Erica B. Willis

Theses from 2005

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Shrews, Jews, and Public Dues: The High Price of Rhetorical Savvy, Tina J. Bianchi

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Raymond Carver and the Menacing Search for Identity and Intimacy, Michael J. Bittlingmaier

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Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture, Danny McGarr McCarthy

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The Divine Clockmaker: Christian Principles of Time and Order in Alfred Hitchcock's Films, Matthew Dwight Moore

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“Reality" in the Adirondacks, Megan Ellen Mosier

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Beneath the Body's Disguise: Poems, Stephen Andrew Palermo

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According to Luke: Redefining Authorial Intent in Literary Theory, Scott R. Wilkins

Theses from 2004

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Something Elemental, Samantha J. Bell

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Reconstructing Women's Subjectivity in Woman in the Nineteenth Century, The Lamplighter, and Behind a Mask, Rachel L. Chaffee

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Notes from an Un-hyphenated American, Cacilda Flores-Salvaggio

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Tying Shoes: A Collection of Essays, Laura Scavo

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Poe's Guinea Pigs: Narrators and Perversity in Selected Tales, Matthew C. Stroud

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Gender Power and Social Class: The Role of Women in James Fenimore Cooper's The Pathfinder, Homeward Bound, Home as Found, and The Ways of the Hour, Chuck Zeitvogel

Theses from 2003

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Open Endings and Questionable Liberation in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, Cat 's Eye, and The Handmaid's Tale, Donna M. Klick

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Walking the Branches, Jean A. McDonough

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Boiling the Ocean: A Novel, David J. Mihalyov

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Charlotte Bronte: The Evolution of Her Heroes, Shawna C. Murphy

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Screaming in Silence, Kristen Reisig

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Autobiography of Alfred Matthew Runion, Eric N. Runion

Theses from 2002

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Fisticuffs, Don Burns

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Violence and the Family in the African-American Antislavery Novel, Kerry L. Linderman

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The Marriage of Composition and Creative Writing, Janice A. McKay

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Land, Law and Faith: Discourses of Liberty in James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Crater, Lisa M. Tiffin

Theses from 2001

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Liner Notes, Lou Alano

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Postmodernism in the Contemporary Novel : Non-linear and Dyssynchronous Elements in the Narratives of The White Hotel, The Golden Notebook, and The French Lieutenant's Woman, Thomas F. McElroy

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Racism and Xenophobia in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," Herland and With Her in Ourland, John S. Mertsock

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Living the Dream of my Father: A Memoir, Sherrie Negrea

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An Analysis of Three College Writing Centers, Mary Anne Parker-Hancock

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The Unheard Voices of Irish Women in the Novels of Edna O'Brien, Kirsten Allen Reader

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Thomas Hardy: The Ache of Modernism, Kelly Tucker Roberts