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Submissions from 2014

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A Professorial Nation: The Pedagogical Gardens of William Crimsworth, Jane Eyre, and Lucy Snowe, Elise Green

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Gaines's Preachers and Their People: Personalism, Community, and Social Action in A Lesson Before Dying, In My Father's House, and A Gathering of Old Men, Brooke Light

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Hippie Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye's Influence on 1960s American Counterculture, Richard Neffinger

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Victorian Domesticity and the Perpetuation of Childhood: an Examination of Gender Roles and the Family Unit in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Abigail Nusbaum

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Towards an Integrated Personhood through Suffering: The Disparate Ideologies of Freud, Maritain, and Aquinas and the Power of Analogy in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, Dana Sarchet

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Scientism, Satire, and Sacrificial Ceremony in Dostoevsky's "Notes From Underground" and C.S. Lewis's "That Hideous Strength", Jonathan Smalt

Submissions from 2013

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Between the Man and Beast: Reactions to Evolutionary Science in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King and T. H. White's The Once and Future King, Mary Feldman

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Women as Victims in Tennessee Williams' First Three Major Plays, Ruth Foley

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Life Inside the Spectacle: David Foster Wallace, George Saunders, and Storytelling in the Age of Entertainment, John Hawkins

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Spice Sisters: Religion, Freedom and Escape of Women in African American and Indian Literatures, Lovely Koshy

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Weaver of Allegory: John Bunyan's Use of the Medieval Theme of Vice and Virtue as Devotional Writer and Social Critic in The Holy War, David Madsen

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Conforming to Conventions in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, Veronica Olson

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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations: The Failed Redeemers and the Fate of the Orphan, Rebekah Overbey

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No Greater Love: Recognition, Transformation, and Friendship in the Harry Potter Series, Stephen Parish

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Performative Gender and Pop Fiction Females: "Emancipating" Byronic Heroines through a Feminist Education, Joy Smith

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Putting Down Roots: A Tolkienian Conception of Place, Kayla Snow

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Subverting a Mythology: Examining Joseph Campbell's Monomyth in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Wesley VanDenBos

Submissions from 2012

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And Then, He Folds His Patterned Rug: Repressive Reality and the Eternal Soul in Vladimir Nabokov, Elizabeth Cook

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Humor Me to Heaven: Humor's Redemptive Role in the Works of Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Marilynne Robinson, Stephanie Johnson

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The Significance of Silence: The Muted Voices of Count Fosco and Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White, Melanie Page

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Orientalism and Three British Dames: De-essentialization of the Other in the Work of Gertrude Bell, Freya Stark, and E.S. Drower, Lynn Sawyer

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A Hierarchy of Love: Myth in C.S. Lewis's Perelandra, Joseph Walls

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Don't Take Orpheus without the Lyre: The Intricacies of Using Pagan Myths for Christian Purposes in The Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost, Rebekah J. Waltmann

Submissions from 2011

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"I Hear America Singing": An Approach to Poetry's Coalescent Intricacies of Sound, Structure, and Content, Meagan Ashleigh Brooks

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A Myth Retold: How Till We Have Faces Confirms that a Myth is not a Fairytale, Rachel Elizabeth Burkholder

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Perception and Action: Sympathy, Charity and Ideal Communities in Eliot's Middlemarch and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, Katherine Ruth Curtis

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Severe Grace: An Examination of the Benevolence of the God Character in the Ten Plagues in Exodus 7:1-12:32 and in the Book of Jonah, Paul Faust

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Language and Identity in Postcolonial African Literature: A Case Study of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Abigail Guthrie

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The Eternal Stranger: The Superfluous Man in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature, Kelly L. Hamren

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Redeeming Proper Taste: Food as an Emblem of Luxury in Eighteenth Century England, Hannah R. Hinkson

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It Is Well With My Soil: Ecocriticism of Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow and Hannah Coulter & Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Housekeeping, Lauren Hoessly

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Controlling the Sandman: The Function of the Grotesque in the Ninth Art, Jill A. Johnson

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Dancing Through Life: Symmetry and Balance within Dance and the Form of Jane Austen's Novels, Elizabeth Ellen Jones

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"Between th'extremes to move": Antithesis in Alexander Pope's Art, Kyra Elizabeth Marken

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Living in the Tensions: Camus, Qohelet, and the Confrontation with the Absurd, Justin Keith Morgan

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Tickled to Death: The Consistency of Tones in the Arts of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, Ramona Dale Myers

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The Power of Words: The Use of Language In Ethan Frome, Heather Faye Spear

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"In Our Sleep We Ran After Them": Daughters Defining Families and the Act of Storytelling in Sandra Cisneros, Cortney Thomas

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Creating Home-Plate in America: American Exceptionalism and Baseball as Imperialistic Home in Irwin Shaw's Short Fiction, August Wilson's Fences, and William Kennedy's Ironweed, Nathaniel Ross Valle

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Miming the Poem: Influence and Imitation in Robert Lowell's Poetic, Andrew Walker

Submissions from 2010

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Style as a "[M]anner of Seeing": The Poetics of Gustave Flaubert, Nicole Lyn Brownfield

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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents; `Propaganda'": A Rhetorical Study of Alfred Hitchcock's World War II Propaganda Films, Jennifer Renee Brown

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Hues, Tresses, and Dresses: Examining the Relation of Body Image, Hair, and Clothes to Female Identity in Their Eyes Were Watching God and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Alisha Priolo Castaneda

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The Doppelgänger Tale and the Masquerade of Race: The Enduring Influence of Dumas` Iron Mask and Twain`s Switched Heroes, Virginia Payne Dow

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Man Thinking the World: Contemporary American Authors and the Nobel Prize in Literature, Christopher Ryan Knight

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The "Mother Tongue" in a World of Sons: Language and Power in The Earthsea Cycle, Daniel Newell

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Groping for Intimacy: Modern Man's "Pressure" and the Onanistic Inversion of Christianity, Marriage, and the Nuclear Family in Three American Novels, Nicholas Scott Olson

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Lofty Depths and Tragic Brilliance: The Interweaving of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Mythology and Literature in the Arthurian Legends, Melissa Rogers

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Power Play in the African-American Home: Female Authority and Male Neglect in the Private Spheres of Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying, Of Love and Dust, and In My Father's House, Lauren Joy Roth

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Speak Softly, But Carry a Big Stick: Tom Sawyer and Company's Quest for Linguistic Power A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, Anne Lea Ryan

Submissions from 2009

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Disenchantment: The Formation, Distortion, and Transformation of Identity in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Lydia K. Christoph

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Poe's Poisoned Pen: A Study in Fiction as Vendetta, Charity Lea Givens

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The Legacy of a Failing Father: Dysfunctional Father Figures in William Faulkner's Fiction, Travis V. Holt

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The Library, the Labyrinth, and "Things Invisible": A Comparative Study of Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub and Jorge Luis Borges' Ficciones, Amber Lockard

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An Examination of William Faulkner's Use of Biblical Symbolism in Three Early Novels: The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August, Richard North

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Symptomatic of Excess: Apocalypse in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Katie Elizabeth Robinson

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Bewilderment and Illumination: Catch-22 and the Dark Humor of the 1960s, Kirsten Staaby

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"Life Wants Padding": Food, Eating, and Bodies in George Eliot's Novels, Tess Rebecca Stockslager

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Expunging Father Time: The Search for Temporal Transcendence in the Novels of Aldous Huxley and Tom Robbins, Stephanie Abigail Taylor

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Towards Understanding: The Study of Hughes' Poetry as the Epitome of the Expressive, Cultural, and Political Elements of African American Literature, Brianne Nicole Trudeau

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Hauntings in the Church: Counterfeit Christianity through the Fin de Siècle Gothic Novel, Melissa Ann West