Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Two Literature Capstones

On Wednesday, March 20, two college-four students, Stephen Tilley and Ryan Francisco, presented capstone projects that focused on literature.  Both students have taken advantage of the opportunity to double major in literature at Mount Angel Seminary.

In the morning Stephen Tilley presented his project, which he entitled "Characters on the Verge of Eternity: How Flannery O'Connor Uses Irony to Express the Ineffable."  He drew on the literary criticism of Wayne Booth and the short stories of O'Connor to develop his project.

Stephen Tilley prior to his presentation and wearing a peacock tie; peacocks are a motif commonly associated with Flannery O'Connor.

Dr. Seymour House served as the director for Stephen's project, Dr. Creighton Lindsay served as his reader, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as the English standards reader.

Ryan Francisco also drew on the criticism of Wayne Booth for his project, which he entitled "My Friend, Eliot: A Wayne Booth Perspective of T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.'"

Ryan Francisco

Dr. Creighton Lindsay served as the director for Ryan's project, philosophy professor Mark Woolman served as his reader, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as the English standards reader.

No comments:

Post a Comment