Lake Forest Papers
Lake Forest Papers showcases the best academic writing at Lake Forest College. Excellence in academic writing is recognized through this online publication, an awards ceremony, and cash prizes. The magazine publishes winners of the All-College Writing Contest and the First-Year Writing Contest, both held annually.

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Submissions from 2017

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

Submissions from 2016

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The Narrative Similarities Between Under Fire and All Quiet on the Western Front, Margo La Clair

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Logotherapy and the Logical Trilemma, Kristin A. Rawlings

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

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Primordia Coenobii Gandeshemensis: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim as a Political Actor and Secular and Religious Power in Ottonian Saxony, Michael Janeček

Papers from 2013

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

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Setting as Character in Dickens and Dostoevsky, Allegra Wozniak

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Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice: Understanding the Egyptian Revolution, Katie Bridget Wright '16

Papers from 2012

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When Shakespeare’s “Women” Wear the Pants: An Examination of Rosalind and the Trouser Role in As You Like It, Elizabeth Bulley '15

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The Grapes of Dionysus’s Wrath: An Analysis of the Principal Characters and Themes in Eurpides’ Tragedy, The Bacchae, Nikolai M. Leffner '15

Papers from 2011

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“Useless Objects”: Kipple and What It Represents, Candice Kosanke '14

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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 2010

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The Winter’s Tale: The Relief of Tragicomedy through Leontes and Autolycus, Maya Beckles '13

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Oda: An Extraordinary Example of a Medieval Woman’s Religious Authority and Economic Power, Emily Thomas '13

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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Power and the Causes of Unequal Distribution in The Tempest and Twelfth Night., Ellen Shipitalo

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

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Scientific Method in Medicine: Bringing Unity to Research and Clinical Decision-Making., Maria Zawadowicz

Papers from 2008

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Isabella d’Este: Woman in Charge., Kathryn Duncan

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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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Analysis of Acting and Design Elements in Chicago Opera Theater Performance of Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria., Ashlee Norton

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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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Questioning Truth from within the Austro-Hungarian Empire: A Functional Analysis of the Ideas of Mach and Freud., Kalani Man

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Sibling Aggression and Siblicidal Tendencies in Birds., Melissa Schramm

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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

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Christ Carrying the Cross: A Power Statement for the Institution., Sara Woodbury

Papers from 2004

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

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Minimalism, Pop, and the True Avant-Garde., Chris Shirley

Papers from 2003

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Anarchic Philosophy: East and West, Jessica Delfert

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Hazard: The Scientist’s Analysis of the Game., Kaloian Petkov

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Effective Teaching in High School Mathematics, Rachel Sorenson

Papers from 2002

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Provoking Judgment., Maren Pedersen

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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

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Daddy’s Girl: Sylvia Plath, Freud, and the Uncanny., Erin Lynch

Papers from 2000

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A Comparison of the Heroes of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist., Trina Bannick

Papers from 1999

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Social Contact versus Isolation in ‘Song of Myself’ and ‘A Noiseless Patient Spider’, Jenna Hammerich

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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