Honors & Theses
Honors and high honors are awarded by vote of the Medieval Studies faculty to students whose course work is judged to be of sufficiently high quality and who have done outstanding work on one or more of the following writing projects: a senior thesis; a senior essay; or a seminar paper nominated for honors or high honors by the instructor in the seminar. All writing projects will be evaluated by the individual advising committee before a recommendation for program honors is made. Students must file a Statement of Intent with the Honors College and with the program chair before October 15th of the senior year. By vote of the Medieval Studies faculty, those who have been recommended for high honors in the program may be nominated for University Honors.
Senior Theses and Essays
The Settlement of Disputes in Medieval Normandy: The Belleme
and Gere Families
—Edward A. Boyden, May 1987
Magic and Marginality in Egil’s Saga
—Paul David Menair, April 15, 1987
Defining Chivalry in the Middle Ages
—Anne E. Undeland, May 1987
The Weaving of Resistance: Lollardy and the Cloth Trade in
Late Medieval Bristol
—John H. Fargis, May 1988
The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire as an Historical
—Alfredo M. Viegas, April 16, 1990
Contact and Transformation: The Irish Sea in the
—William O. Frazer, June 1991
The Transformation of Northern Gaul ca. 400-500 C.E.
—Benjamin R. Leavy, June 1991
Ob von Troys meister Christjân disem maere hât unreht getâ..." Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival as an adaptation of Chrétien de Troyees' Li Contes del Graal.
—Meredith A. Tarr, 1992
The Unhappie Maide
Joan of Arc in the English Historical Literature from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century
—Cara Elizabeth Leheny, June 1992
Eve's Legacy: Gender and the Re-Vision of the Body in the Religious
Writings of Hadewijch of Brabant and Julian of Norwich.
—Rose M. Gower, April 1995
Spinning Straw into Gold: Women, Clothing, and Power in Medieval German
—Owen M. Dolan, April 1996
"Distorting Mirrors": the Late Antique Epithalamium and Prose Panegyric.
—Lora Morini, April 1996
A Medieval Ceramic Assemblage from the Abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes.
—Karin Halvorsen, April 1997
Parasites of the Academy: Scholarship and Ambition in the
—Jenifer Beth Kaminsky, April 1999
And the Word was God: Reproducing the Insular Gospel-Book
—Jordan H. Kraemer, April 2000
Revising History: The Concept of the Carolingian Renaissance
—Lauren T. Rosano, April 2002
Lyric and the Lyre: Ancient Greek Rhythmic Theory From
Antiquity to Byzantium
—Dina Sarah Guth, April 2004
Transcription and Translation of a Late 14th Century/Early Century French Denombrement from the Soissonais
—Jonathan Gorham, April 2004
The Expansion of the Augustinian Regular Canons into Spain
—Alan N. Witt, April 2006
An Armory of Writs: The Rewriting of the English Social Contract, 1066-1290.
—Zachary S. Blau, April 2009
A Nobel Tale: The Knight's and Miller's Tales as an Subversion of Genre Expectations
--Demetria Spinrad, April 2011