Event Details

Senior thesis presentations

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: DiStefano Lecture Hall

Event Type: Academic Events

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Seniors from the Department of English and Communications will give thesis presentations on a variety of cultural topics drawn from popular contemporary novels, classic literature, fairy tales, television shows, movies, video games and social media, among others.

Students presenting from 9 a.m. to noon include:

  • Julia Morisi: "Blurring Borders: Examining the Occupation of Palestinian and Israeli Narratives in the Works of Sayed Kashua"
  • Juliette Livingston: "Evaluating Social Media as a Tool for Positive Body Image"
  • Katie Persechino: "@ctress to @ctivist: Sophia Bush’s Activism & Self-Branding Through Twitter"
  • Caitlin Downing: "Gender in Black and White: Examining Interracial Relationships in ShondaLand"
  • Stephanie Menders: "Tracing the Macho Constellation: Categorizing Hypermasculine Discourse in Platinum Age TV Dramas"

Students presenting from 1:30-4 p.m. include:

  • Gabriella Rodriguez: "Islamophobia in 140 Characters or Less: Political Discourse on Twitter Following the 2016 Election and the EU Referendum"
  • Carly Perini: "The Thread to the Threshold: An Exploration of Changing Characters and Altered Realities"
  • Meghan Sullivan: “'Hey Guys, What’s Poppin?': How YouTube Video Loggers Broadcast Their Expertis"
  • Allison Graham: "Monsters Tell Stories Too: The Uncanny in Literature and its Disrupting of Convenient Narratives"
  • Matthew Levine: "'Poor little rich girl, what does she know about misery?': The Symbolism and Significance of Rose in James Cameron’s Titanic"
  • Kevin Onofreo: "Punching Neo-Nazis, Overthrowing Regimes, and Other Things to do in Star-Spangled Spandex: Marvel’s Cinematic Universe in the 21st Century"