All-College Writing Contest

 
Every spring semester, Lake Forest College recognizes the best student writer on campus.

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Papers from 2017

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Music as an Illustration of Emotional Structure in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Rachel E. Jones

Papers from 2015

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‘Spontaneous Overflow of Emotion’: The Blurred Heteronormativity of English Romanticism and Subsequent Necessity of Mary Shelley, Cassandra Balzer

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“I’m Happy Just to Dance to the Best Song Ever”: A Comparative Musical Analysis of The Beatles and One Direction, Rachel E. Jones

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Elsinore’s a Stage, Too: Analyzing Shakespeare’s Hamlet through Erving Goffman’s Sociological Theories, Sanni M. Lindroos

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China’s One Child Policy: Examining the Origins and Outcomes Ignored by the Media, Samantha L. Miller

Papers from 2014

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The Fantastic in Jonathan Safran Foer’s "Everything Is Illuminated" to Solve Holocaust Dilemmas, Elizabeth Hyzy '14

Papers from 2013

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The Contributions of Rape Humor to a Rape-Prone Society, Alexandra Waszak '14

Papers from 2011

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Serious Humor in Sei Shōnagon’s Pillow Book, Karen Larson '11

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“To One Thing Constant Never”: The Male Characters of Much Ado About Nothing, Amanda Muledy

Papers from 2009

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Natives of Peru and Bolivia: A Comparison of the Political Mobilization of Indigenous Groups, Antti Aki Eemeli Isoaho

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Dual Contexts, Dual Forms: A World That Stands As One, Elliot J. Luke

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Kingship in Shakespeare’s Second Tetralogy: The Amalgamation of Divine Right and Might, Danielle Marler '09

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Extending Kitcher’s Account of Reduction to Other Special Sciences: A Consideration of Organic Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics, Maria Zawadowicz

Papers from 2008

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These Transparent Natures are often Deceptive in their Depth:’ Early American Portrait Miniatures & Women Artists, Cheryl-Lynn May

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Unity through Francis: Demonstrations of Franciscan Authority in the Animal Stories of the Saint Francis Altarpiece, Sara Woodbury

Papers from 2007

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The Ever-Fixed Mark: Ordering Same Sex Passion in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Chris Shirley

Papers from 2006

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Mistah Kurtz - he dead’: Heart of Darkness and the Collapse of Imperialism, Chris Shirley

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The Angels of the Najera Panels: Musical Representation and the Divine, Sara Woodbury

Papers from 2005

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Europe’s Philosophical Crisis in the Poetry of Arnold, Hardy, and Yeats, Rachel Lake

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Thugs and Fairies: The Gay Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 1970s, Chris Shirley

Papers from 2004

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The Piazza Tales: Melville’s Critique of Nineteenth Century America, Rachel Lake

Papers from 2003

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Anarchic Philosophy: East and West, Jessica Delfert

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Effective Teaching in High School Mathematics, Rachel Sorenson

Papers from 2002

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An Examination of the Congressional Debate of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, David Smith

Papers from 2001

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The Quest for Normalcy in the Jazz Age, Andrew Bayan

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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Ideology and the Reluctant Hero in American Movies, Kendra Greene

Papers from 1999

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An Analysis of Urban Sprawl in American Cities, M. Robert Holland

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Affirming the Individual: An Assessment of Preferential Treatment, Clayton J. Stallbaumer

Papers from 1998

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Archimedes' Determination of Circular Area, Patricia Gnadt

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Searching for Barbie: Women & Beauty in Advertising, Michelle Leach

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Renegade Thread: Joseph Brodsky in Defense of Dissidents, Clayton Stallbaumer

Papers from 1997

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Chivalry: Legend or Realistically Relevant Code?, Adrian H. Bonenberger

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Jung Macbeth: The Tragedy of a Man Dominated by Passions Unseen and a Creature Manipulative, Christopher J. Labno

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Search for Water-Soluble, Nontoxic Fullerene Derivatives to Inhibit HIV-I Protease Activity, Christopher J. Leichliter

Papers from 1996

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In Spirit: Bringing New Life to the Feminist Spirituality Movement, Heather A. Brown

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The Abortion Debate, Laura A. Gembolis

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Heian Japan and Chinese Influence, Patricia A. Gnadt

Papers from 1995

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Saga: Writing Contemporary Women's Poetry Using Ancient Texts, Heather A. Brown

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Flattened Rates, Broadened Base, Eric B. Travers

Papers from 1994

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Asymptomatic Infection Of The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Kimberly L. Booke

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Giambattista Vico's Idea Of "Progress": The Collapse Of Reason, David B. Cholewiak

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T. S. Eliot: Impersonal Poetry And Tradition, Darlene Tennerstedt

Papers from 1993

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Dahne, Travis R. Beard

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Postmodern Epistemology In Foucault And Pynchon, Worth Hawes

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Confucius: The Traditionalist As Visionary, Todd S. Herwig

Papers from 1992

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My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun: The Paradox of Emily Dickinson's Poetry, Noel A. Black

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The Location and Purpose of Language on the Way Of Despair: A Preliminary Understanding of Hegel's Philosophy of Language, Worth Hawes

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Philip Roth and Adrienne Rich: The Primacy Of Reality in Fantasy and Imagery, Sara L. Voorhees

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Why Androgyny Is Hell In America, Diana Lynn Wuchich

Papers from 1991

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Cellular Interactions, Juliet Carson

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Spinoza: Immanence in The Shadows of Transcendence, Worth Hawes

The Health-Care Industry, Amy Shelley

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Leadership in the House of Representatives: Opportunities for Efficient Expression, Ed Wingenbach

Papers from 1990

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The Trial of Jesus Christ: A Question Of Culpability, Malcolm Cannon

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Money Laundering Today, Katherine Simshauser

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Gewirth and Macintyre: Where, Oh Where, Can Morality Be?, Kristin Wagner

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Pax Americana - Christianity and Empire: The Effect of Perceptions of American Foreign Policy on Liberation Theology in Latin America, Ed Wingenbach

Papers from 1989

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Civil Disobedience: Moral Prerogative or Lawless Act, Malcolm Cannon

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Making One Out of Many: Quantum Physics and the Senses, Sarah Moskoff

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Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: the Last Philosophers, Peter Seigh

Papers from 1988

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Silence in the Underground Castle, Ellen Cothran

The Conundrum of Nero's "Golden House", Richard DuBourdieu

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Who Controls Justice? Gods Versus Mortals in Two Greek Dramas, Kelly Harmon

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Joy and Humility in the Path Toward God: the Transcendence of the Ego in Martin Buber’s Tales of the Hasidim and the Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Corrine Marzinelli

Papers from 1987

Recognizing Alternative Realities: Congruent Ideas Expressed in Boasian Linguistics and Cubist Art, Elaine Belsito

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A Short Study of Vladimir Nabokov's literary theories, Lawrence Hansen

A Comparison Between the United States and Brazil With Respect to the Mulatto, Kimberly G. Johnson

The Peace Corps: Mission or Misguided Zeal?, James B. Salla

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The Interrelationship Between Alcoholism, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Affective Disorders, Patricia Smith

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Black and White (and Not Much Gray) in Huckleberry Finn, Hilde Waldschmidt

Papers from 1986

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Money Breeds Greed; Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, Patricia E. McDaniel

The Degeneration of Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost, Patricia Smith

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Soviet Women in the Urban Work Force, Hilde Waldschmidt

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The Aftermath of Hegelian Rationalism; The Romanticism of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Seth Joseph Zinder

Papers from 1985

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Afghanistan: Soviet Control Before and After the Invasion, Sarah Spalding

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The Dogs of Wuthering Heights, Ann Thompson

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The Women of Fitzgerald's and Hemingway's Fiction, Elyse Umlauf

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John Constable: Clouds, Barbara Wood-Prince

Papers from 1984

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Six Characters in Search Of a Geste, Dellzell Chenoweth

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Wisdom: Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzsche, Ann Dolinko

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Legitimacy: Man's Search for Meaning, June Murphy

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“The Fable of the Bees:” An Investigation of its Relationship to the Development of Economic Thought, Dirk Shelley

Papers from 1983

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A Landscape That Breathes: Thomas Hardy's Wessex, Beverly Croydon

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Bradwell v. State Of Illinois, Norma Glass

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The Imperial Hotel Of Tokyo: The Building, The Myth, The Architecture, Timothy James Hart

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Linguistic Structure As A Key To Literary Criticism: Roland Barthes, Jeffrey Smith