Henry discusses finding his thesis topic in the comics character of J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, and accomplishing the rare feat of turning in a thesis a little early. Tommy Schacht ’25, our new producer for this year, interviewed Henry last May. Welcome, Tommy!
Reed community members can read Henry’s thesis, “My Favorite Martian (Manhunter): Alien Immigrants in Comics,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Anjali spoke with Albert about her year studying the epic tale of the Ramayana and related texts that examine the story through both gender and caste.
Reed community members can read Anjali’s thesis, “The Power of The Novel: Recognizing The Subaltern in The Ramayana,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Dive into comic book studies and some great advice on how to approach the thesis with Will in Albert’s first interview for the podcast.
Reed community members can read Will’s thesis, “Extended Gutters: Sequencing Space and the Narrative Power of the Panel in Watchmen,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Gabri’s thesis focused on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a response novel written two hundred years later by Jeanette Winterson called FranKISStein. We also get to hear a bit about one of Gabri’s favorite classes at Reed and why you might want to throw a blanket over your desk sometimes.
Reed community members can read Gabri’s thesis, ““What is your substance, whereof are you made?”: Gender, Sex, Bodies, and Love in Frankenstein and FranKISStein,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Ella Fisher ’20 talks about the relationships between trauma and stand-up comedy in a thesis that discusses comedians Hannah Gadsby and Richard Pryor.
Reed community members can read Ella’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.