LITR 5535: American Romanticism

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.

Holly Anderson, essay: "Allegory, Symbolism, and Gothic Madness: Understanding Edgar Allan Poe’s Internal Demons and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s External Demons"

Mary Arnold, journal: "Anything but 'the here and now': The Romantic Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance"

Charley Bevill, journal: "Forgotten Queens: The Women of the Harlem Renaissance"

April Davis, essay: "Transcendentalism and Rebellion: Then and Now – The politics of revolution"

Sherry Evard, journal: "Seeking an Understanding of Transcendentalism"

Nancy Gordy, essay: "The American Indian in Romantic Literature"

Yvonne Hopkins, essay: "The Legacy of Romanticism in The Great Gatsby "

Emily Islam, journal: "The Role of Doomed Love in Romantic Literature, Film Noir, and Neo Noir"

Kina Siriphant-Lara, essay: "In Search of the Family: The Recurrent Element of Desire and Loss for Women in American Romanticism"

Chris Lucas, journal: "Byronic Heroes, Yesterday and Today"

Rosalyn K. Mack, journal: "Labor in Utopia: America’s Growing Anxiety over Progress"

Emily 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 Sleepy Hollow"

Theresa Matthews, essay: "The Emergence of Gothicism in the American Renaissance"

Sheila Newell, journal: "How the Bible works in American Literature"

Thomas Parker, essay: "Cora & Race in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans"

April Patrick, journal: "Exploring the Setting of the Harlem Renaissance"

Kristy Pawlak, essay: "American Ghosts Grow Up: The Changing Nature of the American Gothic Tale in 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' 'Young Goodman Brown,' and 'Ligeia.'”

Simone Rieck, journal: "Nature in American Literature and Poetry"

Ashley Salter, journal: "The Tragic Mulatto: Romantic Journey on the Color Line "

Sawsan Sanjak, essay: "Feminine Traditions of Relations and Domesticity"

Mindi Swenson, essay: "The Emergence of a Woman's Self-Discovery in Literature during Late American Romanticism / Early Realism"