Saint Louis University

Research Intensive / Honors Program


Director: Jennifer Rust, Ph.D.

The Department of English invites students (Sophomore status or above) to apply for our selective Research Intensive English concentration. This track within the major, which admits a maximum cohort of 12 English majors per academic year, offers our most talented majors opportunities for pursuing literary and rhetorical studies in smaller, more rigorous settings. Research Intensive students must take at least 2 Research Intensive Seminars (while maintaining a 3.75 or higher GPA in English) and must complete a Senior research project in either the fall or the spring semester of their senior year. Students will graduate with the Research Intensive designation, and will leave our program well prepared for advanced study in English.

RIE Program Description
RI Senior Project Description / Proposal Form
Fall 2013
Spring 2013


Research Intensive English
Senior Honors Project

2016-2017 Abstrcts

Valerie Guempel
The Sexuality of Sherlock Holmes

Joanna Boyd
"A disease beyond practice": Shakespeare's Debilitated Scotland in Lady Macbeth

Emily Win
The Voice of Woman: Uncovering Womanhood of the 1860s and 1960s

Maysa Daoud
The Importance of Being Earnest: Breaking Parameters of Publication and Perception

Claire Peterson
The Ethics and Poetics of Witness

2015-2016 Abstracts

Renatta Gorski
"Are the Gods Not Just?": A Critical Analysis of Rene Girard and C.S. Lewis

Michelle Rabe
"The Invisible Authorial Hand: Venture Capital Realism"

Claire Nist
"Shakespeare's Hysterical Murder"

Kevin (KJ) Schaeffner
"99% Inaudible"

Shreya Walia
"A Life Underneath: Finding ‘Character' Under ‘Caricature'"

Victor Huskey
"Tracing the Sun"

2014-2015 Abstract

Chester Yap
More in "It" than in I: Isherwood's Vision of Queer Identity

2013-2014 Abstracts

Bridget Bergin
Wilde's Marginal Philosophy: Aesthetic Morality from "Notebook on Philosophy" to The Picture of Dorian Gray

Adam Cruz
Coming of Age in a Lost Generation: Nick Adams, Ernest Hemingway, and the American Bildungsroman Tradition

Robert Kopfensteiner
"He Went Through the Floor"



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