Student Works is a growing list of scholarship by Hamilton students that will include course projects, public presentations, grant-supported research, and senior theses.

Browse student works below by year or visit featured projects.

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Theses from 2004

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Keith Douglas: A New Poetic Response to War, Louis Bosso '04

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Reaction thresholds in doubly special relativity, Daniel Heyman '03, F. Hinterleitner, and Seth Major

Theses from 2003

The West is the Best?: The Revision and Criticism of Frontier Mythology in Cormac McCarthy'd Blood Meridian and E.L. Doctorow's Welcome to Hard Times, Schuyler Chapman '03

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Creating a New Identity in Contemporary Drama: Redefining History and Culture, Monica do Outeiro '03

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Mallrats' Shakespeare: O and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Rebecca Fabricant '03

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The Contrived Honest Liar: Narrative Unreliability in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Turn of the Screw, Allison Courtney Fitch '03

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Unearthing The Real Hemingway: Polyphonic Gender Expression in The Sun Also Rises, Schuyler Gellatly '03

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Decadent New Women and the Philosophy of Schopenhauer, Cory Lown '03

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Disobedient Women: Representations of Gender in Cycle Drama, Alisa Nichols '03

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Taking Yeats Out of (a Cultural) Context: An Examination of Critical and Pedagogical Approaches to the Study of W.B. Yeats in Ireland and the United States, Dathalinn M. O'Dea '03

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Unreliable Authority in Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Linwood Rumney '03

Theses from 2002

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Gender Drama: Misogyny, Homosocial Bonding, and Female Domination in the Work of Harold Pinter and David Mamet, Mike D'Alessandro '02

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Misogynist "Mis"-Readings of Milton: A Response to Feminist Critics through an Evaluation of Eve's Birth and Reconciliation with Adam in Paradise Lost, Katherine C. Dewart '02

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Empire and Escape Artists: Virginia Woolf as Critic of Imperialism and Englishness, Colleen Fenity '02

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Observational limits on quantum geometry effects, Tomasz J. Konopka '02 and Seth Major

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Applications of the Postpositivist Reality Theory of Identity to Literature, Ashley Lee '02

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"Mirrour of Grace and Majeistie Diuine" The Allegorical Presentation and Formation of Elizabeth I in Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Liam Meyer '02

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Rediscovering Chaucer: Preserving Style, Satire, and Sense in High School Literature Textbooks, Celeste R. Passos '02

Theses from 2001

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Hearing Transcendental Voices in James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, James T.C. Bentley '01

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Reader Response Theory and The Canterbury Tales: Reading Chaucer's Clerk's Tale Responsibly, Lew Gleich '01

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Conceiving a m(O)ther Consciousness: French Feminism, Monstrous Maternity and the Female Gothic Tradition, Christina Marie Parker '01

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Rupturing the Text: T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein, Erin E. Post '01

Theses from 2000

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The Ambiguity that Shapes Our Ends: Interpretation, Performance, and the Endings of the Renaissance Drama, Daniele J. Berman '00

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"Steps to raise me to Fame's tower:" Margaret Cavendish and the Construction of Personal Fame Through Authorship, Bonnie Erwin '00

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Shooting Blind: Plot, Genre, and Ideology in Nashville and Blind Man with a Pistol, John Farranto '00

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"Better to Reign In Hell Than Serve In Heaven:" Differing Conceptions of Monarchy in Paradise Lost, Joseph Freeman '00

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“Ne jo n’ai soig mais de taisir”: Non-binary Gender Expression in Le Roman de Silence, Patricia H. Gagnon

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Fractured Unity: the Responses of F.T. Marinetti and Zora Neale Hurston to the Question of National Identity, Lindsay Getman

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Moving Through Mediums: Plath Adaptations for Women Today, Katherine Gwydir

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Moving Through Mediums: Plath Adaptations for Women Today, Katherine Gwydir

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Judging a Book by its Own Standards: Using Character to Evaluate the Literary Merit of Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World, Jennifer Sara Jefferson '00

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“The Modern Doctrine”: The Archimedean Point of Drum-Taps in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Lindsay Kramer

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Negotiating the Color Line: The Transcription of African Folk Tales in Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman, Matthew Linden

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Saul Bellow's Solution: Placing the Displaced Modern American and Contemporary Author, Chris Machera '00

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If You Wrong Us, Shall We Not Revenge? Representations of Shylock in Two Modern Productions of The Merchant of Venice, Eli Marcus

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A Way out of Loneliness: Connectedness in the Nonfiction of Zadie Smith, George Saunders, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen, James O'Connell

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The Prevalence of Death and Other Unhappy Endings in Queer Female Narratives and the Impact of These Narratives on Queer Communities, Olivia Paradice

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The Triumph of the Screenplay in William Faulkner's The Big Sleep, Andrew Whalen

Theses from 1998

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The Tree, the Mantis, and the Snakeskin: Dillard's Scientific and Spiritual Journal of Tinker Creek, Kate Dalke '98