Honors Program

[Honors-in-Discipline (Choose below)], Honors in English

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Thomas Crofts III

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Joshua Reid, Bobby Funk


“The Bedroom and the Barnyard: Zoomorphic Lust Through Territory, Procedure, and Shelter in ‘The Miller’s Tale’” is an academic endeavor that takes Chaucer’s zoomorphic metaphors and similes and analyzes them in a sense that reveals the chaos of what is human and what is animal tendency. The academic work is expressed in the adjunct creative project, Haunchebones, a 10-minute drama that echoes the tale and its zoomorphic influences, while presenting the content in a stylized play influenced by Theatre of the Absurd and artwork from the medieval and early renaissance period.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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