Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


Julie SchwabFollow


This portfolio contains three analytical works and a lesson plan for a college composition course. The first piece analyzes technology and the Internet and discusses how the ideas presented in M.T. Anderson’s dystopian novel Feed can apply to our world today. The second piece analyzes J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit as a piece of children’s literature and considers how one may use this novel to help teach college students how to write children’s literature. The third piece analyzes the social media trend of fitspiration (fitness inspiration) and discusses the impact this has on viewers and what can be done about it. The final piece is a lesson plan for a college composition course that is focused on teaching grammar in the context of writing.


Professional Writing and Rhetoric

First reader

Dr. Susan Cruea

Second reader

Ms. Kimberly Spallinger

Publication Date

Fall 11-30-2022