Honours Theses

Medieval and Early Modern Honours Theses (2006-2012)

  • Stephanie Bedin  (2012)
    • “Diplomatic and Critical Editions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (Dr. McGillivray)
  • Sean Geddes  (2012)
    • Accepted for MA at Cambridge
    • “Coming to Presence: Meaning in Shakespeare’s Sonnets” (Dr. Ullyot)
  • Paul Beriault (2011)
    • “Satan: The Tragedy of Epic Heroism in a Christian Universe” (Dr. Zytaruk)
  • Nicole Edge (2010)
    • In PhD program at U of C
    • “The Genealogy of Bad Business as Played Out in Early Modern Comedy” (Dr. Polito)
  • Lori Rosmus (2010)
    • “Poetic Edu-tainment in Sidney’s Response to Plato in A Defense of Poesy and Old Arcadia (Dr. Ullyot)
  • Val Duncan (2009)
    • “Watching Andronici: Voyeurism in Early Modern Tragedy” (Dr. Ullyot)
  • Tamara Haddad (2009)
    • Completed MA at U of C, in PhD program, University of Kent, England
    • “The Cell as Locus of Simulation: Divine Contemplation, Medieval Women, and Instability in Postmodern Conceptions of the Anchorhold” (Dr. Jenkins)
  • Anneke Hobson (2009)
    • Completed MA at the U of C
    • “Places of Literary Imagination: Satan’s Journey through Paradise Lost” (Dr. Zytaruk)
  • Lorianne Reuser (2009)
    • “Princes Set on Stages: How to Solve the Problem of the Queen’s Two Bodies in the Reign of Elizabeth I” (Dr. Ullyot)
  • Kristin Fast (2008)
    • In PhD program at U of A
    • “The Voices of Eve: Echoes of Metamorphoses in Paradise Lost” (Dr. Zytaruk)
  • Boyda Johnstone (2008)
    • Completed MA at U of C, in PhD program, Fordham University, New York
    • “Entangled in Words: Negative Discourse in The Cloud of Unknowing and Jacques Derrida’s “How to Avoid Speaking: Denials” (Dr. Jenkins)
  • Paul Faber (2007)
    • Completed MA at U of C, in PhD program, University of Leeds, England
    • “The Food of Memory: Shakespeare’s Use of Balladry” (Dr. Polito)
  • Owen Stockden (2007)
    • Completed MA at U of C
    • “Vernacularity and Textual Constructions of Women’s Spirituality in late Medieval England” (Dr. Jenkins)
  • Kirsten Inglis (2006)
    • Completed MA at Dalhousie, in PhD Program at U of C
    • “In Mirrours More than One’: Fashioning and Figuring Elizabeth I in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen” (Dr. Ellis)
  • Erin Porter (2006)
    • “The Taming of the Audience: Metatheatre and Education in Five Renaissance Comedies” (Dr. Polito)

Earlier Honours Theses (1997- )

  • The Middle English Pearl: an Electronic Edition
  • Mearc-stapa, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell: Liminality in Theme and Composition in Beowulf
  • The Dream of the Rood: an Electronic Edition
  • A Gift of Bones (a poem based on the Caedmon story)
  • The Language of Praise in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Monsters and Heroism in Beowulf
  • In women is founden a gentilnesse: Medieval Romance, Hagiography, and the Opportunity for Subversion in the Representation of Women
  • Under the Fote of a Woman: The Life of St Margaret of Antioch as Proto-Feminist Discourse
  • Marguerite Porete’s Mirror of Simple Souls: Orthodox Vernacular Writer or Dangerously Powerful Heretic?
  • Vernacularity and Textual Constructions of Women’s Spirituality in Late Medieval England
  • Delectable Poetry: The Pedagogical Nature of Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
  • Chaste Boundaries: Transgressing Chastity Within the Walls of The Faerie Queene
  • ‘In Mirrours More than One’: Fashioning and Figuring Elizabeth I in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
  • The Community Building Function of the Literary and Modern Epic: A Comparative Reading of Book III of The Faerie Queene and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • ‘Thy registers and thee I both defy’: Shakespeare and the Play of Justice and History
  • The Islamic Presence in William Shakespeare’s Othello
  • The Food of Memory: Shakespeare’s use of Balladry (Winner of Literary Kaleidoscope Critical Writing Award)
  • Theology in the sonnets and sermons of John Donne
  • Metatheatre as Pedagogy: Early Modern Teaching Practices On and Off the Stage
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Sexual Ethics
  • ‘Princely Paws’: Hands, Gesture and Tyranny in Titus Andronicus
  • The Distance to Here: Defining ‘Nation’ against Frenchness in William Shakespeare’s Henriads
  • Man enough for a Woman: Economics and the Trope of the Cross-dressed Heroine in The Roaring Girl and Three Shakespearean Comedies
  • Sweet Revenge: Carnival Consumption and the Comedic in Renaissance Revenge Tragedy
  • Is Nothing Sacred?: Timeliness and Timelessness in Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
  • A Historical Reading of the Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford
  • Biblical Revisionism in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
  • The Ladie’s Chastity in Milton’s Comus