The Master of Arts in Humanities at Dominican provides you with a rigorous, dynamic, and intellectually nourishing liberal arts program that offers opportunities to research and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue about the human condition.

Here, you'll find a collection of master's theses produced by students from the Master of Arts in Humanities program.

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Theses/Capstones from 2018

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A Change of Heart: Internal Narratives, Forgiveness & Health, Keiko Ehret

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The Lost Artist: Biographical Fiction and the Identity of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Alexandra Fradelizio

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Immortal Melancholia: A Psychoanalytical Study of Byronic Heroes, Kathryn Frazell

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Disrupting Narratives and Narrators: A Case for Anna Deavere Smith's Work in the High School Classroom, Amy Hale

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Who Died: Redefining the Elegy Through Affect and Trauma, Brittney La Noire

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Cultivating Creation: Exploring Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Native Song, Sara Moncada

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Diary of A Runagate, David Jon Phillips

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Medieval Japanese Zen: Catalyst for Symbol System Formation, Kendall Ann Roper

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So, “In Your Eyes, I am Complete.” A play in one act, K. Michelle Sellers

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Introducing Godzilla to Marianne Moore's Octopus of Ice at the Intersection of Global Warming, Environmental Philosophy, and Poetry, David Seter

Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Three Women, Two Spheres, and A Contract: A Comparative Study of Mary Astell and Mary Wollstonecraft Through the Lens of Carole Pateman's "The Sexual Contract", Robyn Burke Dabora

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Literacy Revolution: How the New Tools of Communication Change the Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble

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Winged Women: Stewardesses, Sexism, and American Society, Michele Martin

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Of First Principles & Organic Laws, Pietro Poggi

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Alfred Lord Tennyson, Julia Margaret Cameron, and the Arthurian Legends: Re-writing and Re-envisioning Women’s Roles in 19th Century England, Lisa Wagenhurst

Theses/Capstones from 2016

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Past, Present & Future: Decolonization Through American Indian Performance & Installation Art, Victoria G. Canby

Still Point: Personal Essays Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's Ephemeral Art, Jane Greene

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Part of This World: A Personal Exploration of Media and Queer Identity, Emilee Harrison

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Bridging the Gap: A Workshop to Support Sexual Education Outside of School, Rachel Lambrecht

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Behind the Stakes, Between the Lines, Beyond the Pun: A Critical Deconstruction of Humor in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Other Popular Comedies, Jaime Libby

Daughters of the Sun (Excerpted), Megan Lynn

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Dante’s Hidden Sin - Wrath: How Dante Vindictively Used The Inferno Against Contemporaries, Michael J. Rupers

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Authenticity as Compassionate Being in the World, Rosemary Season

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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Collateral Damage: Exploring the Metaphors and Realities of War in Three Fictional Narratives, Jessica N. Dancisak

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Shifting Identity/Shifting Discourse: Re‐Naming in Contemporary Literature by Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Salman Rushdie, Jennifer Krengel