Senior Theses

CLASS OF 2014 SENIOR THESIS AND ADVISERS

Burgher, Regina Ann (2014): MELOS IN DRAMA: EXPLORING THE MUSICAL MIND THROUGH MELODRAMA IN WAGNER, BRECHT, AND SIRK, Devin Fore, 85 pages

Seongcheol, Kim (2014): THEORY, ORGANIZATION, AND MILIEU IN THE WEST GERMAN EXTRA-PARLIAMENTARY LEFT, 1966-78, Jan-Werner Müller, 121 pages

Kowalski, Jamie (2014): “DER BILDUNGSBEGRIFF IM ZEITALTER SEINER AUFLÖSUNG: THOMAS MANN, WALTER BENJAMIN, AND THE GERMAN TRADITION OF BILDUNG”, Michael Jennings, 83 pages

Schwartz, Lauren Isabel (2014): “POETRY AND PRACTICAL PURPOSE: LITERARY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE GRUNDGESETZ FÜR DIE BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, Sarah Pourciau, 86 pages

Telljohann, Lillian G. (2014): “OF MODERNITY AND ON MODERNITY: EXPLORATIONS OF MEANING AND PERSONHOOD IN KARL BARTH’S DER RÖMERBRIEF AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE”, Michael Jennings, 88 pages

CLASS OF 2013 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Kerck, Antoine (2013): GERMANY’S PROTESTANT ETHICS AND THE GREEK SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISIS: A WEBERIAN PERSPECTIVE, Michael Jennings, 72 pages

Lebsack, Victoria (2013): THE ‘ VREMDE’ AND THE FANTASTIC IN “WOLFDIETRICH”, Sara S. Poor, 125 pages

Stolzenberg, Stephen (2013): KILLER COMMUNICATIONS: THE TERROR ATTACK AS MEDIUM AND ITS REPRESENTATIONS THROUGH FILM, Michael Jennings, 91 pages

CLASS OF 2012 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Hendren, Lieve (2012): LIFE AS ART: RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE IN NIETZSCHE. Christiane Frey, 93 pages

Kurwa, Shelina (2012): ILLUSIONS OF INDIA: THE DISTANT SHORE OF THE GERMAN IMAGINATION, Michael Jennings, 82 pages

Reilly, Kelly (2012): OBJECTIVE GAZE IN NATURE AND THE NATURE OF OBJECTIVE GAZE: RILKE’S AESTHETICS IN THE CONTEXT OF CÈZANNE, Devin Fore, 88 pages

Walsh, Matthew (2012): SOCIETY FINDS CLOSENESS: INCREASING THE CULTURAL RELEVANCE OF OPERA FOR MASS AUDIENCES THROUGH THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S ‘LIVE IN HD’ BROADCASTS, Christiane Frey, 59 pages

CLASS OF 2011 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Benitez, Robert Loen (2011): THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LIFE WORTH LIVING IN GERMAN QUEER LITERATURE 1919-1933. Michael W. Jennings, 92 pages

Hopkins, Nicole Lynn (2011): FATHER/MOTHER/SECRET LOVER: A JUNGIAN ANALYSIS OF DANIEL PAUL SCHREBER’S DENKWURDIGKEITEN EINES NERVENKRANKEN. Sara S. Poor, 91 pages

Loewenstein, Jacob (2011): INTEGRIST STATE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURE INDUSTRY FROM UFA TO MEDIA: TELEVISUAL POLICY TO RESIST AMERICANIZATION. Thomas Y. Levin, 114 pages

Muenzel, Johannes (2011): THE “PRIVATE” DETECTIVE, PUBLIC AND DOMESTIC MASCULINITIES IN THE WEST GERMAN CRIME FILM OF THE 1950′S. Brian Hanrahan, 62 pages

Parks, Rebecca K. (2011): PAINTING POLITICS: GEORGE GROSZ, MAX BECKMANN, AND OTTO DIX AND THE EXPERIENCE OF GERMANY’S INTERWAR ART AND POLITICS. Nikolaus Wegmann, 68 pages

Ziegler, Jayden (2011): GENERALIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN MORPHOLOGICAL PARADIGM GAPS: VARYING TYPE FREQUENCY AND COMPETITION. Adele Goldberg, 65 pages

CLASS OF 2010 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Chaney, Justine Mary (2010): CONTORTING THE INVISIBLE: THE EMERGENCE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN GERMAN NARRATIVE AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Christiane Frey, 78 pages

Chereches, Anca (2010): COMBINATORY CATEGORICAL GRAMMAR AND GERMAN LOCAL SCRAMBLING. James Rankin, 83 pages

Denz, Jacob (2010): “WICHTIG ZU LERNEN”: EINVERSTANDNIS AND BODY POLITICS IN BRECHT’S LEHRSTUCKE. Devin Fore, 101 pages

Madole, Robert (2010): THE SPECTER OF AUTOMATION: THE ORGANIC AND ITS LIMITS IN ROBERT MUSIL’S “MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES”. Michael W. Jennings, 74 pages

Porter, Allen (2010): IMMANENCE AND TRANSCENDENCE. Thomas Y. Levin, 74 pages

CLASS OF 2009 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Colgan, Brendan (2009): NATION BRANDING & NATIONAL IDENTITY: MAKING EUROS AND SENSE OF GERMAN IDENTITY. Sara S. Poor, 98 pages

Harper, Jason (2009): DATAMOSHING: AESTHETICS OF THE GLITCH. Thomas Y. Levin, 94 pages

Kim, Christine (2009): MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PHENOMENOLOGY AND ART. Arnd Wedemeyer, 53 pages

Kowen, Michael (2009): SPECULATIONS ABOUT SPECULATION (ABOUT SPECULATION): TEXT AS TEXT, TEXT AS THEORY. Nikolaus Wegmann, 88 pages

May-Gamboa, Julio (2009): NAVIGATING THE METROPOLIS: ADVERTISING, THE BAUHAUS, AND OBJECTIFICATION IN WEIMAR GERMANY. Brigid Doherty, 69 pages

Plaku, Bora (2009): FAUST AS A POLITICAL TOOL IN NATIONAL SOCIALISM; FAUST AS A POLITICAL TOOL IN RESISTANCE WITH AN EXAMPLE BY KLAUS MANN. Sara S. Poor, 55 pages

Schlegel, Christian (2009): MUSIL, CRITICISM, MUSIL-CRITICISM. Michael W. Jennings, 83 pages

CLASS OF 2008 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Frankle, Elissa P. (2008): IHRE WEGE ALS DEUTSCHE UND JUDEN: CONSTRUCTIONS OF IDENTITY IN JEWISH MUSEUMS IN BAVARIA. Michael W. Jennings, 132 pages

Nunan, Timothy (2008): LEOPOLD SCHWARZSCHILD, DAS NEUE TAGEBUCH, AND ANTI-TOTALITARIANISM IN INTERWAR EUROPE, 1933-1941. Anson Rabinbach, 177 pages

CLASS OF 2007 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Burkle, Arthur (2007): LOVE AND TERRORISM IN HEINER MULLER’S QUARTET. Nikolaus Wegmann, 50 pages

Lampert, Marcus (2007): WALTER BENJAMIN’S FRACTURED COSMOS: A READING OF “EINBAHNSTRASSE”. Michael W. Jennings, 69 pages

Langer, Abigail E. (2007): VERSCHIEDENE GEHIRNE: MEDICAL OBSERVATION AND SOCIAL SELF-DESTRUCTION IN THE POETRY AND POSE OF GOTTFRIED BENN. Devin Fore, 92 pages

Stolzenberg, Emily (2007): “DER SINN VON POLITIK IST FREIHEIT”: CONCEPTIONS OF POLITICS AND FREEDOM IN MAX WEBER, CARL SCHMITT, AND HANNAH ARENDT. Arnd Wedemeyer, 74 pages

CLASS OF 2006 SENIOR THESES AND ADVISERS

Dillon, Maggie Blair (2006): THE THREAT OF THE BLUR; STRESS AND RUPTURE IN GERHARD RICHTER’S OCTOBER 18, 1977. Brigid Doherty, 55 pages

Fockele, Kenneth E. (2006): THE POETICS OF PHYSICAL LOVE IN HEINRICH VON MORUNGEN AND WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE. Sara S. Poor, 106 pages

Purdie, Denise Rita (2006): TECHNISCHE NOTHILFE: THE EVOLUTION OF PERCEPTION IN THE WORKS OF LASZLO MOHOLY-NAGY, WALTER BENJAMIN AND ROBERT MUSIL. Michael W. Jennings, 90 pages

Shimp, Scott (2006): ONLINE OFFENTLICHKEIT: A HABERMASIAN ANALYSIS OF THE BLOGOSPHERE. Thomas Y. Levin, 147 pages

Voute, Thomas M. (2006): SHIELDS AND SWORDS: STASI SURVEILLANCE THROUGH THE USE OF INFORMANTS. Walter Hinderer, 71 pages