Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


In this portfolio, Paul Viafranco seeks to understand the rise of Authoritarianism, Fascism, Far-Right Politics, and Anti-Democratic Processes, by delving into Executive Order 9066, Marine Le Pen’s use of medievalism, Donald Trump’s discourse, and the various factors that contribute to the need for seeking asylum or refugee status.


Literary and Textual Studies

First reader

Dr. William Albertini

Second reader

Ms. Kimberly Spallinger

Publication Date

Spring 4-27-2023