English Language and Literature

The Compson Family Language Game: Despair, Depression, and Death in The Sound in the Fury Language

In William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, language creates microcosms that isolate each Compson family member, especially the children.


Pride Goeth Before a Fall

The character of Satan in John Milton’s Paradise Lost is a subject of heavy debate among Milton scholars. Some, like C.S. Lewis, believe that Satan is a villain through and through, and any sympathy towards him shows the reader to be an atheist, or at the very least, not firmly Christian. Others, like William Blake, claim that Milton was “of the devil’s party without knowing it,” and consider Satan to be a tragic hero rather than a villain (Blake 88).


Putting Eternity in Reader’s Hearts: C.S. Lewis and the Art of Sehnsucht

Abstract:  Scholar D.G. Kehl defines Sehnsucht as a deeper emotion than simply a strong wish for something.  Throughout his various works of fiction, such as The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956), Till We Have Faces (1956), and The Great Divorce (1945), C.S Lewis demonstrates the philosophical approach which he devises in Mere Christianity (1952) concerning the sehnsucht for a God who is "farther back and higher up" (43).

Academic sponsors:  Dr. Michael Karounos


The Cry of the Unconscious: in the Style of James Joyce

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Student Poster Presentation, 2013. Honors Program poster.

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