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M.A. degrees in English

 

Sara Cagle

 

Sara Elizabeth Cagle 
B.A. and M.A. in English, May 2020  
Minors in History and Film Studies

B.A., Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors

Thesis Title: “Fragmented Identity in Young Adult Fiction: The Impact of Self-Conception on Personal Autonomy.”  

Thesis Director: Channette Romero.  

Committee Members: Jonathan Evans and Christopher Pizzino.  

"Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," from Cosmos by Carl Sagan. 

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Michelle Chang 
B.A. and M.A. in English, May 2020
B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Thesis Title: “English-as-a-Solution in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1968), No Child Left Behind Act (2002), and Every Student Succeeds Act (2015): Need for the Reimagination of English in the US Education System.”  

Committee Members: Michelle Ballif, Nathan Kreuter, and Rebecca Hallman Martini 
 

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Kristina RustKristina Rust 
M.A. in English, May 2020 

Thesis Title: “Hell and Back Again: Traversing Hellmouth-Inspired Settings in Middle-earth.”  

Thesis Director: Jonathan Evans. 

Committee Members: Cynthia Camp and Miriam Jacobson. 

"Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right." Walt Disney 

 

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Kelsey TaylorKelsey Taylor 
M.A. in English, May 2020

Thesis Title: “The Commodification of Exigency: Rhetorical Exigency as Value in Late Capitalist Society”  

Thesis Director
Michelle Ballif. 

Committee Members
Nathan Kreuter and Esra Santesso. 

Memory of Park Hall: I am forever grateful for this experience. The intellectual fervor and friendly faces, it was brief but beautiful.  

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