Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


This portfolio contains two projects. The first is an analysis of The Truman Show, which is an American comedy film from 1998. The paper discusses the film’s themes of control, discipline and hyperreality using the perspectives of postmodern theorists Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault. The second paper is a teaching-based project that demonstrates how composition instructors can use multimodal texts to teach academic argumentation. The selected projects reflect the variety of research-based knowledge, critical thinking skills, and writing skills that I acquired in the Master of Arts in English program.


English Teaching

First reader

Dr. Piya Pal-Lapinski

Second reader

Dr. Chad Iwertz Duffy

Publication Date

Summer 7-7-2022