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  • Faulkner’s treatment of women in his fiction.
    1968: American Literature

  • A study of U.S. women writers, with attention to their social and historical contexts. SPONSORS: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte.
    2014: American Studies & Literature

  • A study of the popular novel in the United States from the 19th century to the present with an emphasis on gender and formation of reading communities. SPONSORS: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte.
    2014: American Studies & Literature

  • A study of the novels and critical writings of Henry James. OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Charles Samuels, Williams College.
    1972: American Studies & Literature

  • An examination of violence and the construction of race in American culture, focusing on the history and spectacle of lynching and the fluid dynamics of race in Ellison’s Invisible Man. PROJECT: Unspeakable Acts: Lynching and American Society, 1890-1960. SPONSORS: Kathryn Ratcliff, John Sheehy OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Rashad Shabazz, University of Vermont
    2014: American Studies & Literature

  • A general examination of the complete oeuvres of William Faulkner, conducted in light of a study of American literature and southern history.
    1975: American Studies & Literature

  • A study of 20th c. U.S. history and culture with an emphasis on issues of immigration and assimilation PROJECT: Two papers. The first paper is an exploration of Jewish immigration and identity based on oral histories. The second paper is a study of gender, ethnicity and identity in the works of Anzia Yezierska. Also, an Israeli dance performance and a supporting essay on dance and ethnic identity. SPONSORS: Kate Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte
    2014: American Studies & Literature

  • A study of the changing nature of the American hero myth in comics and film throughout the 20th century. PROJECT: An analysis of the evolving comic book superhero, from 1938 to 1964, in the context of changes in American society. SPONSORS: Kathryn Ratcliff, John Sheehy OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Stephen R. Bissette, Center for Cartoon Studies
    2014: American Studies/Literature

  • An exploration of antebellum literary culture with a focus on the life and work of Nathaniel Hawthorne. PROJECT: A paper focusing on the expansion of the antebellum literary marketplace with an emphasis on Hawthorne’s relationship to critics and to the popular female authors of the day. SPONSORS: Kathryn Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Lise Sanders, Hampshire College
    2014: American Studies/Literature

  • An exploration of changing attitudes towards and interactions with the environment in post-World War II American society, with an emphasis on patterns of domination and cultural resistance. PROJECT: A paper analyzing the aboveground nuclear weapons testing program during the Cold War. SPONSOR: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Randall Knoper, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    2014: American Studies/Literature