Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Todd Kuchta

Second Advisor

Lisa Cohen Minnick


In an effort to understand college instruction, I created a collegiate literature course and its logistical materials. This process manifested in the creation of a syllabus, schedules, assignments, and a teaching philosophy statement. With the title “Precarious Positions of Femininity in Contemporary Literature,” the course is in an interdisciplinary format that explores gender and women’s studies with literary scholarship as its medium. All of the texts are not only written by female authors, but also address women’s issues and the precarious positions their femininity puts them in. With a focus on the intersectionality and the diversity of the female experience, I chose a wide range of texts by racially diverse authors and encourage prospective students to engage in controversial, relevant conversations. Throughout my thesis work I document the actual process, what I gained personally and professionally, and include a retrospective paper that synthesizes all of this.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access