First Cohort of Distinguished English Majors Presented Their Research

December 11, 2019

From left to right, Annmarie Fallon, Olivia Hudson, and Cailynn Birts stand together and smile

On December 5, 2019, the Department of English's first 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.


Cailynn Birts

Project title: "Lucky"

Description: an original screenplay that incorporates Celtic myths.

Adviser: Clint McCown


Annmarie Fallon

Project title: "Unseen and In-between"

Description: a short story that explores feminine bisexuality.

Adviser: Gretchen Comba


Olivia Hudson.

Project title: "Devotion and Philosophy: T. S. Eliot's Spiritual Odyssey as Told in Four Quartets"

Description: a scholarly paper on eastern religious influences in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.

Adviser: Bryant Mangum


Congratulations, Distinguished English Majors!