Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Graduate Courses

Titles of Recent Degree Paper Projects

"A Plausible Witness:" Helen of Troy and the Problem of Truth and Representation in Early Greek Literature

American Frontiers: Historical and Literary Representations of Gauchos and Cowboys

An Abundance of Deficits (creative writing)

Anti-Immigration Legislation in Alabama: Comparing House Bill 56 to Jim Crow Segregation

Arendt's Empirical Theory of Judgment

Bob Moses's Voter Registration Work and the Algegra Project: Organizing to Create Political and Economic Access for All Citizens

Claude Lefort and the Illegitimacy of Modernity

Death and Wellbeing: a Reply to the Epicurean Puzzle

Documenting Louisiana: Rural and Industrial Photographs of Elemore Morgan 1942-1952

Du-Partzufim: Androgyny in Antiquity and Early Midrashic Literature

Elevators for Freight and Disabled Only: Making the Case for a Strong Disability Culture in Defining the Disability Experience

Engaging Music: The Ernste Gesänge of Hanns Eisler and How One Cycle Affects Another

False Fathers: Marlen Khutsiev’s Ilich’s Gate and the Myth of Soviet Paternity

Form of One’s Own: A Study of Playwright Maria Irene Fornes Accompanied by an Original Play

Galileo: His 17th-Century Trials and 20th-Century Rehabilitation

Garcilaso de la Vega’s Incas as Civilizers of the Andes and Quasi-Christians: Defending the Incas through Reason and Natural Law

Image and Controversy: Brother Elias and the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi

Looking for Homosexuality as “Disease” in Thomas Mann

Magazine as World in Miniature: S.M.S. Makes Visible the Invisible Frames of Perception

Moral Imagination and Compassionate, Just Attention in Iris Murdoch’s The Good Apprentice

Observations of Resilience and Defeat in Arthur Runquist’s Paintings of Labor and the Land

Orphan of the Camus Storm: The Poetics of Bob Kaufman

Paracelsus and the Decline of Galenism

Plato's Lost Lecture "On the Good." Normative Ethics and Intellectual History

Redeption Songs, Rebel Music: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and a History of Reggae as Resistance

Reenvisioning the Marketplace: A Radical Redesign of the Modern Supermarket

Rethinking the Imperial Archive: The Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) Digitalo Photographic Archive, Powered by Omeka and WordPress

Selfhood and the Problem of Authenticity: the Politics of the Personal in Rousseau's Second Discourse

Still Unredeemed: On the Centennial of Herbert David Croly's The Promise of American Life

The Black and Blue Collar Blues: Examining Notions of Labor in Langston Hughes’ Poem Good Morning Revolution

The Decline of Wild Salmon and the Industrialization of Aquaculture: How the Trend toward the Adoption of Transgenics in Aquaculture Threatens Wild Salmon

The Domestic Roles of the "Flax Mother of Oregon": Juliette Montague Lord and the Politics of the Oregon Fiber Flax Industry

The Language of the Making: Nominative Conflict in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea

The Mormon Stories (creative writing)

The Southern Oregon Chautauqua Association:  Building the Foundation of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Xianglian run se: A Late Ming Beauty Manual

Transgressing the Boundaries: South Seas Hybridity in the Work of Paul Gauguin and Robert Louis Stevenson

Virna Haffer: Regional Artist and Photographer

"You've Got to be Carefully Taught": Messages of Tolerance in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 Broadway Musical South Pacific