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Words, War, Women and More

By • Aug 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research now concluded, my understanding of England’s literary landscape in the first half of the twentieth century has changed dramatically. I went in to this project with only the names of a handful of authors and a vague idea of English history.I soon learned that I could not possibly condense a century of short stories […]

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Beginnings, Swem Findings, and Penguin Cartoons

By • May 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After moving back to campus two days ago and settling in, I spent the morning of my first work day exploring the stacks of Swem Library to find all the books I could possibly need to begin my research. I had previously searched the online catalogue to get an idea of what materials Swem already […]

Strife, Compressed: An Exploration of the Short Story in England in the 20th Century

By • Apr 1st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The short story as it is known today had its origins in the nineteenth century in Russia and in France with pioneering authors such as Anton Chekhov and Guy de Maupassant. The evolution of this literary genre allowed for the exploration of ideas that would not lend themselves to novel form, and allowed for a […]