English Department master's essay presentations are Friday

English Department master's essay presentations are Friday

The English Department invites the St. Thomas community to its 2007 master's essay presentations and reception Friday, May 11.

The event, which will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Murray-Herrick Campus Center Fireside Room, will begin with a reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Come listen to paper synopses and learn about the process of writing the master's essay from students who worked on their essay during the spring semester.

Here is the list of student presenters and the titles of their papers:

  • Justin Bonnett – "The Psychosocial Complexity of Hawthorne's Characters: Nathaniel Hawthorne Meets the Theories of Erik Erikson"
  • Michael Daugherty – "Communicating Faith Through Fiction: Mauriac and Kierkegaard"
  • Jean Gray – The Magic Circle by Tamora Pierce: Fantasy, Narrative, Children's Literature and the Tripartite Audience"
  • Tim Haehn – "Yuri Bondarev's The Bermuda Triangle: Looking 'Straight' at Life in Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union"
  • Jody Jensen – "Waiting on Christ: The Christian Mystic Way in Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away and Wise Blood"
  • Carolyn Krebs – "Civic Education in the American Literature Classroom"
  • Alison Miles – "Redefining 'True Womanhood': 19th-Century Feminine Ideals in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
  • Renee Kinzer – "Connecticut Yankee: Twain's Humor Unveiled by Bergsonian Analysis"

For more information, contact Mary Johnson, (651) 962-5628.