D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Master Of Liberal Arts (MLA) Theses

A selective of list of student research papers

All students in the MLA program are required to write a capstone paper or to produce a capstone project. Theses constitute the majority of MLA capstone work. These are written on a variety of topics and fulfill the program requirement for graduation. Ramsey Library Special Collections holds bound volumes of some theses from 1991 and some theses are also available for online viewing, but web-publication and/or copying of papers is dependent on the author's permission.

Papers from 2014 are avaialble via NC Docks

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2016

DeCristofaro, Jason -- A Song Cycle on Mortality: Reimagining Four Sonnets of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz as Four
Songs on Life and Death
; can copy/publish

 

2014

Buddenberg, Virginia McNeill Roper Buddenberg -- Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Literature as a Reflection of and Reaction to the Millennial Generation; cannot copy/publish

Chambers, Becca. --Free Chickens; can copy/publish

Garver, David L. --A Song Cycle on Mortality: Reimagining Four Sonnets of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz as Four
Songs on Life and Death
; can copy/publish

Jones, Grey --The Wolves of Drowning Creek; can copy/publish

Mickey, Erica Faris --Do Your Thoughts Matter? Because They Are Made of Matter? An Exploration in the Mind Body Problem Through the Lenses of Philosophy, Neuropsychology, and Quantum Physics; can copy/publish

Pierce, Aubree Christine -- Harvesting a Brighter Future: Improving Human and Environmental Health Through Farm to School Programs ; cannot copy/publish

Rhodes, Rachel -- Stretch Marks: A Graphic Memior ; cannot copy/publish

Trentham, Laura -- Hidden Pines; can copy/publish

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2013

Buckley, Sean Aguirre -- Mexitopia: A critical analysis of the Utopian works of two contemporary Mexican artists - Jorge Mendez Blake and Pedro Reyes cannot copy/publish

Cox, Tucker T. -- Ulan Bator to Vladivostock on the Trans-Siberian Railway ; can copy/publish

Cross, Stan -- Finding home: A novel in progress ; can copy/publish

Doyle, Peter -- Massive Open Online Courses - will they create greater opportunity or inequality ; can copy/publish

Franc, Peggy -- Envisioning home: Housing options for the baby boomer generation ; can copy/publish

Gillum, Benjamin J. -- Everything's fine in Florida and other stories ; cannot copy/publish

Gold, Jared Evan -- Native pastures: securing the future of farms and their pollinators ; can copy/publish

Lewis, Gretchen Beck. -- Relocalization of the food system back to a sustainable future ; can copy/publish

McGuirk, Marjorie. -- The melting Arctic and new trade routes ; can copy/publish

Perkins, Morgan W. -- Relief Theory ; can copy/publish

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2012

Barnard, Carmen Alaina -- Earth odyssey: Incorporating interdisciplinary learning into a freshman academy Earth Science/English 1 course design cannot copy/publish

Becker, Elizabeth Anne -- Paternalism, social movements, and the recent history of fair trade in the United States ;cannot copy/publish

Burrell, Maryedith -- Garlic girl ; cannot copy/publish

Descieux, Kathryn Ann -- Fresh from here: An evaluation tool for local food system projects in WNC ; cannotcopy/publish

Lennox, Christy Shannon -- Toons go to war: Animated propaganda employed by the U.S. during Word War II ; cannotcopy/publish

Lillebo, H. Paul -- "...being a free white person..." Race and culture in early U.S. naturalization law ; cannot copy/publish

McClure, Andrea -- The funeral industry and its impact on mourning and the environment ; cannot copy/publish

Martin, Marcelle L. -- Immigration from post-war Belgium to Canada ; cannot copy/publish

Merrick, Mark J. -- AA virtues - The American prescription for the good life ; cannot copy/publish

Pepper, Jessica -- The art of risk ; cannot copy/publish

Setser, Whitney Bea -- The center of it all ; cannot copy/publish

Whaley, Sara Elizabeth -- Sex objects and teen moms: The stereotyping of women on youth focused reality television ; cannot copy/publish

Wyatt, Katy R. -- Consuming the American dream: How advertising imagery in the 1940's and 1950's shaped American culture ; cannot copy/publish

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2011

Barrett, Ann L. M. -- Wonder and Ignorance Embraced: Finding Meaning in the Mundane; can copy/publish

Cope, Andrew Lee II. -- Environmental Sociology: An Interdisciplinary Course Design: ; can copy/publish

Dolfi, J. Jordan Caswell. -- "Quare" Fiction: Symbiosis in Lucy Furman's Settlement School Novels; can copy/publish

Masciarelli, Tina Thompson -- Bringing Food Home: An Investigation into Multiculturalism as a Pathway to Sustainability; can copy/publish

Parsels, Erik Einar -- Nourishing relationships: Theorizing a sustainable food system ; cannot copy/publish

Rogers, Daniel A. -- The Use and Justification of Political Violence: The Thucydides and Machiavelli ; cannotcopy/publish

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2010

Bond, Robert A. --The Pirates of Somalia cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.4

Bradford, Moira -- Destroy the book: Derrida, Beckett and the future of language ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.5

DeCristofaro, Jeffrey -- The Trio of Tefeona ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.2

Lamb, Rebecca Bryant -- Swifter than eagles, stronger than lions: mythology, propaganda and the Lafayette Escadrille ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.3

Mullen, Lesley Anna -- I Belong to You: A Ghost Story ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.1

Nixon, Shelly -- Feminist Peacemaking: A Case Study of Asheville Women in Black ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.2

Ogburn, Carolyn -- Dog star ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2010 v.1

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2009

Eli, Renee --Food as Sacrament: A Plea to Reclaim Human Interdependence with the Natural World cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2009 v.4

Heller, Joan -- Magdeburg ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2009 v.1

Lear, Jody B. -- Israel's Security Dilemma: Game Theory Strategy Applied to Non-State Adversaries, Enduring Rivalry, and the Potential for Cooperation ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2009 v.3

Purser, Kimberly Grey -- This heart is not a houseboat ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2009 v.2

Schoeler, Regan -- A Suffrage Quilt: Patches of Fiction and Fact ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2009 v.5

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2008

Findley, Bonnie D --Ecofeminist evaluations: Human treatment of Nonhuman Beings cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2008 v.1

Hefley, Marie Grosso -- There's Gotta Be a Baby in the Kitchen ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2008 v.5

Mustin, Bobby D. -- The Eagle of the East - A Novel Segment ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2008 v.4

Plyler, Anne Hartmann -- Bridging the Divide, one Man's Journey ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2008 v.3

Winder, Carolyn E. -- Modern Art in the Age of Subjectivity ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 A8 2008 v.2

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2007

Figart, Joanna S--Throwing the Butch out with the Bathwater: A Defense for Recovering Categories through the use of Memoir cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.2

Gunthorpe, Kathryn M. -- Online Identities: The Dynamics of Self-Disclosure & Communications ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.3

Jewell, Sharon S. -- At the Intersection of Sacred Circles and Public Squares: The Story of Holy Ground, A Grassroots Feminist Christian Organization ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.8

Otterness, Naomi Norden -- Overcoming Phantom Walls: Symbolic Interaction, Metaphor, and Social Integration in Reunified Germany ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.1

Possinger, Clive -- Transitions to Peace: Lessons in International Conflict Resolution learned from the Prisoner's Dilemma and B.F. Skinner Applied to the 1999 Crisis between Indonesia and East Timor ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.7

Orton, Kyle -- Simulacrum: Observing the Meeting of Zen and Postmodernism Through the Window of Self-Reflexive Authorship ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.6

Rast, Earen -- "Leaving no Residue": Triangulating Ethics and Aesthetics in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.5

Sisk, John E. -- Attitudes, Beliefs and Experiences of A Family During World War II ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5.A8 2007 v.4

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2006

Kaufmann, Christina S-- "The Artist as Worker: Interviews with Artists in Portland, Oregon" cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 . A8 2006 v.1

Kussrow, Wendy -- Doing Hamlet in Highschool: An Argument in Five Acts and an Adaptation ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 . A8 2006 v.4

Lee, Hilda Dulin -- Battling the Binge Beast: Nobility in the Struggle ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 . A8 2006 v.3

Lingle, Philip C. -- The Prospect of Conceptual Metaphor in Bottlenose Dolphins ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 . A8 2006 v.2

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2005

Lindsay, Georgia Lucille -- A Life Examined: Photographic Memoir and the Psychology of Art cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2005 v.1

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2004

Mannos, Sofia A. -- America's Backyard: Cuba - Cold War, Cold Shoulder, Hot Business Adios, Embargo? 1992-2003 ;cannot copy/publish ; UNCA LD3929.5 . A8 2004 v.3

Nichols, Janet Leigh -- Through the Eyes of Children: Life in a Brazilian Favela cannot copy/publish ; UNCA LD3929.5 . A8 2004 v.5

Schrader, Alana -- Antonia ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA LD3929.5 . A8 2004 v.6

Stephens, Maria S. -- Strategies of Interpretation: A Defense of the Theories of Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas ;cannot copy/publish ; UNCA LD3929.5 . A8 2004 v.4

Streeter, Kimberly A. -- "Coin Blood into Gold": The Development of Prison-Industrial Complex in Georgia and Tennessee ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA LD3929.5 . A8 2004 v.2

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2003

Allison, Orpheus H-- Flea Markets: A Journalistic View Scratching an Intellectual Itch cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2003 v.3

Heaton, Louis A. -- Communion: A Collection of Short Stories with an Analytical Introduction ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2003 v.4

Hinson, David H. -- Comparing Stories of Extraterrestrials with Stories of Fairies ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLLLD3929.5 . A8 2003 v.1

Wehmeyer, A.K. -- An Immigrant's Journey: an autobiography/Charles A. Nelson cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLLLD3929.5 . A8 2003 v.2

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2002

McClain, Katrina G. --Walking in their shoes (Wits): A Game of Empathy to Explore Institutional Struggles of African-Ameri an Males cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2002

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2001

Byrd, Jeffrey Alan --A Study of SmallCity Newspapers: Does Local Reporting Produce Circulation Gains cannotcopy/publish

Castro, Liliana Costa Maciel. --A Selected Annotated Translation of Peregrinaçâo by Fernâo Mendes Ponto from Portuguese to Spanish cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.2

Foley, Quincy Leigh - Archetypes of Female Sexuality ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.10

Forest, David Shelton -- Lessons from the Forest: On Personal Transformation ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.11

Frank, Mary Lloyd -- A Resource Guide to Further Understanding Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.9

Lazer, Beth -- Pathway for Generativity: A Volunteer Program at the NC Center for Creative Retirement ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.5

Oviedo, Alfredo M. --  An Ethics of Mercy ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.8

Saenger, Cheery Lentz -- The "It Girl" in Independent Cinema: An Analysis of Six Independent Films ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.3

Sharpe, Keith -- Fair and Just: An Exploration of Novel Writing ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.4

Tanner, Michael S. -- What Does God Look Like to You?: A young person's introduction to the nature of God ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.1

Woodruff, Preston -- The Sons of Vincenzo Galilei ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 2001 v.6

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2000

Horn, Alton Stephenson -- The story of Operation K and the second Pearl Harbor attack ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.3

Kim, Hannah S. -- Contemporary Medical Science: Perceptions and Practice ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLLLD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.5

McVoy, Sarah -- Deconstruct the Stereotype of Rural Appalachian Religion Through the Examination of Four modern Appalachian Novels ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.1

Muller, Margaret H. -- The Classical Seven-Circuit Labyrinth As Transcultural Phenomenon ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.2

Seely, Kyra -- The Video Installation Art of Bill Viola: The Twist of the Modernist Aesthetic in a Postmodern Age ;cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.6

Sellers, Julia C. -- In Search of Civic Virtue ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 2000 v.4

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1999

Cross, Debbie Leatherwood -- Traditional Lakota Beadwork and Crafts from 1830-1870 Portraying the Lakota Condition: A Personal Expression ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1999 v.3

Johansen, Gabrielle -- Lady Faust ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1999 v.2

Samsom, Diana -- Immigrants and the Process of Becoming American ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1999 v.1

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1998

Bailey, Joseph Todd -- O lost, and the lost generation : Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Paris Ritz bar to the end cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1998 v.1

Gentling, Jasmin -- The Detrimental Effects of Peer Group Relationships on the Rejected Child cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1998 v.3

Huting-Massinople, Wilhelmina -- Doornenburg: The History of a Small Dutch Village during the Second World War ;cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1998 v.2

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1997

Elliott, Tad F. -- The Multicultural Adventures of Pepita ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.6

Galvin, Lynne Smith -- The Restoration of the Charles Mc-Dowell, Jr. House c. 1812 at Quaker Meadows ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.1

Lordeon, Sally L. -- Writing Across Cultures: A Comparison of Workplace Writing in Canada and the United States ;cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.2

Ogg, Anne Brooke -- Crossing the Curriculum : ServiceLearning and Community Service in Humanities 414 ; cannotcopy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.3

Oliver, Craig -- Ethical Considerations of Artificial Intelligence ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.4

Solomon., Frederick -- An Undergraduate Course in Meditation ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1997 v.5

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1996

Griffith, Richard A. -- Experience in Criminal Justice ; can copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 1996 v.2

Joyner, Ann -- Helen Morris Lewis: Biography of a Suffragist ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1996 v.6

Ledford, Lisa Bronwyn -- Humanities 414 Video Project ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL   LD3929.5 .A8 1996 v.5

Noland, Patricia Gail -- Humanities 224 Videotape Library Catalog "The Modern World" ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1996 v.1

Presley, Eugene L. -- The Rise of European Civilization 500 A.D. to 1650 A.D. cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1996 v.4

Smith, John Howard -- The Fool, the Idol, and the Hero : Tolstoy's Philosophy of  History and the Characterization of Historical Figures in War and Peace ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA GENERAL PG3415.H5 S65 1996 ; UNCA SPEC COLL PG3415.H5 S65 1996

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1995

Davis, Patricia R. -- A Legal Perspective on the Hospital Ethics Committee and an Assessment of the Lack of Consistent Legal Status ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 . A8 1995 v.3

McMichaels, Susan Winship -- Saint Francis of Assisi and the Process of Individuation ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 .A8 1995 v.2

Rodge, Mary -- Chapter By Chapter Outline of a Memoir: Good-Bye, Sweet Day ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1995 v.4

Sams, Sue Brendle -- Art History from Cave to Computer ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1995 v.5

Seymour, Donna Temple -- The Poetry and Politics of Lawrence Ferlinghetti Speak for Our Times cannot copy/publish UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1995

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1994

Woodward, Ken (Kenneth G.) -- The Influence of Grassroots Activists on Environmental Protection in the Mountains of Western North Carolina cannot copy/publish ; UNCA GENERAL HC79.E5 W9 1994 ; UNCA SPEC COLL  LD3929.5 .A8 1994

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1993

Cope, Louise Todd -- Quakerism and Art ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1993 V. 5

Dunn, Ann -- Orpheus in Asheville ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1993 V. 1

McGeoch, George Phillip -- Review of Humanities 414 Fall 1992 Term ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1993 V. 3

Morehead, Roy W. -- Personal View of Life in Russia Today: Observations and Impressions ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1993 V.2

Russell, Lorena Love -- Lesbian Representation in Recent Historical Fiction cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL PN56.L45 R87 1993

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1992

Mitchum, Beth A -- The Diary of Allie Katz ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1992 V. 1

Ratcliffe, Marguerite J. -- Presbyterian Influences in Swannanoa, North Carolina  1940-1952 ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1992 V. 2

Topp, James P. -- Russia: New Opportunities, Old Perils ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL LD3929.5 . A8 1992 V. 3

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1991

Thompson, George Moore, III -- Mind, consciousness and epistemology : the Gebserian paradigm ; cannot copy/publish ; UNCA SPEC COLL B105.C4777 T5 1991

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