Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


This portfolio uses Marxist and feminist film theory to analyze various forms of visual media. It analyzes Mark Mylod's film The Menu (2022), Julie Taymor's film Across the Universe (2007), the historic V-J Day Kiss photograph, and popular TikTok videos. This portfolio focuses on the impact of capitalism in the political and economic sphere. It also analyzes images of women throughout history and critiques how these images have been used to formulate the American body politic.


Literary and Textual Studies

First reader

Dr. Rachel Walsh

Second reader

Dr. William Albertini

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2024