Congratulations to Our Spring 2021 Distinguished English Majors

May 5, 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Department of English's cohort of Distinguished English Majors presented their projects. This select group of undergraduate students were invited to apply to the program because each had a record of high academic achievement, and they were accepted into the program based on their thoughtful choice of topics and writing samples. These students have worked with their advisers in our department for the last two semesters in order to produce theses in both the creative and scholarly fields. Congratulations to the six Distinguished English majors who successfully presented their final projects this spring!

kwame danielsKwame Daniels

"Food in Black Spirituality As Examined through Toni Morrison's Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Love"
Advised by Shermaine Jones, Ph.D.


ashley hardenAshley Harden

"A Meditation on the Usage of Frame in Erroll Morris' Documentary Filmography"
Advised by Gardner Campbell, Ph.D.


hayden nielanderHayden Nielander

"Holy Ghost Shell"
Advised by Gary Sange, Professor Emeritus


rachel rivenbarkRachel Rivenbark

"More Than a Number: Reclaiming Agency Through Writing in Environments of Incarceration"
Advised by David Coogan, Ph.D.


Sher SarwarSher Sarwar

"John Donne: Musical Settings"
Advised by Joshua Eckhardt, Ph.D


Daniela Villegas Valle

"Borges Traveling Through Translation, A Critique Through Time"
Advised by Gregory Donovan, Ph.D


Congratulations, 2021 Distinguished English Majors!