This series contains undergraduate honors theses based on the thesis professor’s department.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Role of Attitudes and Motivations as Major Factors in Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language, Laura Cabaniss

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“A Show about Language”: A Linguistic Investigation of the Creation of Humor in Seinfeld, Lindsey N. King

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How Disassociating the Past Reassociates the Present: Distilling the Magic out of Magic Realism in Susan Power’s The Grass Dancer, Abby N. Lewis

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An Embodiment of a True Woman in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s “Las medias rojas” and “El encaje roto”, Olivia Dorothy Short

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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When in Doubt: An Exploration of the Role of the Oracle in the Harry Potter Series, Emily J. Milner

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Finding Inspiration in Darkness: The Exploration of Obscurity in Romanticism through the Works of Lord Byron and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Sarah E. Seal

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Transforming the Mundane: Juxtaposing Maria Friedman’s "High Society" with George Cukor’s "The Philadelphia Story" as an Emphasis on the Importance of Theatre, Dana T. Speight Ms.

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Immigration and Identity Translation: Characters in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake as Translators and Translated Beings, Laura Traister

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The Art of the Process: The Creation and Production of Wrinkles in Our Clothing, Julia Alexandra Yancey

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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“The Bedroom and the Barnyard: Zoomorphic Lust Through Territory, Procedure, and Shelter in ‘The Miller’s Tale’” & HAUNCHEBONES, Danielle N. Byington

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The Recognition of Micro Poetry as a Literary Art Form Across Time and Culture, Kaitlyn M. Dahle

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Non-Language Barriers to Effective Care of the Hispanic Population, Elizabeth M. Dobbins

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The Rebuff of Discovery: A Collection of Poems, Kayla M. Ireson

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Pathologized Peculiarities: A Collection of Short Stories, Kasey Jones

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Linguistic Landscape of Main Streets in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rachel E. Lay

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Linguistic Landscape of Main Streets in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rachel E. Lay

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Magic and Femininity as Power in Medieval Literature, Anna McGill

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Shakespeare's Use of Source Material in Three Plays, Alexandria C. McQueen

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Inadequate Translations: Spanish/English Discrepancies in the Translated Sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega, Jessica V. Palmer

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Everest, Rebecca A. Seaman

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Tobacco and Tar Babies: The Trickster as a Cultural Hero in Winnebago and African American Myth, Catherine Squibb

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"A Spark" With Critical Introduction "Ore and Lore: Mining, Literature, and Loss", Andrea J. Warren

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Motherless Women Writers: The Affect on Plot and Character in the Brontë Sisters’ Novels, Laci J. Baker

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My Life in Pieces, Scattered Abroad: A 22 year old East Tennessean Attempts to Take Everything She Has Learned Growing Up in a Small Town and Make Sense of It in the French Riviera—the Côte d’Azur—Which Instantly Felt Like Home, Christin B. Ball

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"Beyond the Pavement" and "Setting Fire to the Sky" With Critical Introduction: "Exploring the Dark: Gothic Short Stories", Samantha Nicole Campbell

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The World by Memory and Conjecture, Margaret G. Colvett

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Ron Rash’s Serena: A Novel (2008): Dramatizing the Industrial Logging of the Appalachian Forest, and the Continuing Debate Between Laissez Faire Capitalists and Proponents of Government, Michael Deel

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Give us a Gender Neutral Pronoun, Yo!: The Need for and Creation of a Gender Neutral, Singular, Third Person, Personal Pronoun, Elizabeth J. Elrod

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Was Gawain a Gamer?, Gus Forester

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Back to the Future: Taking a Trip Back in Order to Move Forward in Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Zakary H. LaFaver

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Grief in the Iliad, Patrick R. Stickley

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The Effects of Gender on Interruption among Peers, Kelsey R. Stubbs

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Skin Story: with critical introduction: “Scars left by the commonplace for women”., Bethany I. Adkins

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Rebels Against Restriction: A Look Into the Effects of Restrictions and Censorship on Adolescents., Jordan Blevins

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Redemption, Brittany Boone

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The Roles of Women, Animals, and Nature in Traditional Japanese and Western Folk Tales Carry Over into Modern Japanese and Western Culture., Jessica Cooper

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McCarthy's Outer Dark and Child of God as Works of Appalachian Gothic Fiction., Ava E. Gooding

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Escapism, Oblivion, and Process in the Poetry of Charlotte Smith and John Keats., Jessica Hall

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Beauty and the Beast: Across Cultures and Time., Bridgette Johnson

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Fantasy Versus Fairy Tale: How Modern Fairy Tale Variants Measure up to One of the Greatest Literary Traditions of All Time., Cheryl Lee

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The Symbolic Power of Red in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale., Karla M. Roland

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An Explication of Satire in Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth., Zachary R. Walden

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Knowledge and Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders within the Hispanic Community., Chelsea Daugherty

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Rescue or Rape, Genji or Murasaki: The Role of Gender Relations and the Unsung Heroines of the Genji Monogatari., Jessie Nutter

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Right Now, the World is Ending: Collected Poems., Brian Bowman

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Down Elk: A Collection of Poems., Catherine Pritchard Childress

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Barthian Bliss in the Films of Darren Aronofsky., Mark M. Hogstrom