LITR 5535: American
Index to Student Research Papers, fall 2003
Below are links to copies of student papers submitted for the research project
assignment. These papers are provided to serve as models for future students.
Most of the papers are posted "as they came in"; therefore some
editing and format problems may remain.
Anderson, essay: "Allegory, Symbolism, and Gothic Madness:
Understanding Edgar Allan Poe’s Internal Demons and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s
Arnold, journal: "Anything but 'the here and now': The Romantic Spirit of
the Harlem Renaissance"
Bevill, journal: "Forgotten Queens: The Women
of the Harlem Renaissance"
Davis, essay: "Transcendentalism and Rebellion: Then and Now – The
politics of revolution"
Evard, journal: "Seeking an Understanding of
essay: "The American Indian in Romantic Literature"
Hopkins, essay: "The
Legacy of Romanticism in The Great Gatsby
journal: "The Role of Doomed Love in Romantic Literature, Film Noir, and
Siriphant-Lara, essay: "In Search of the Family:
The Recurrent Element of Desire and Loss for Women in American Romanticism"
journal: "Byronic Heroes, Yesterday and Today"
Mack, journal: "Labor in Utopia:
America’s Growing Anxiety over Progress"
Masterson, essay: "From Genteel to Self-Made: Morphing Masculinity of the Romantic
American Male in Cooper’s Last of the
Mohicans and Irving’s Legend of
Matthews, essay: "The Emergence of Gothicism in the American Renaissance"
Newell, journal: "How the Bible works in American Literature"
Parker, essay: "Cora & Race in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of
Patrick, journal: "Exploring the Setting of the Harlem Renaissance"
Pawlak, essay: "American Ghosts Grow Up: The Changing Nature of the
American Gothic Tale in 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' 'Young Goodman Brown,'
Rieck, journal: "Nature in American Literature and Poetry"
Salter, journal: "The Tragic
Mulatto: Romantic Journey on the Color Line
Sanjak, essay: "Feminine Traditions of Relations and Domesticity"
Swenson, essay: "The Emergence of a Woman's Self-Discovery in Literature
during Late American Romanticism / Early Realism"