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Please find below the titles of some B.A. and M.A. theses that Jun.-Prof. Dr. Judith Rauscher has supervised.

M.A. Theses Supervised

1. "Communicating the End of our World: An Ecocritical Analysis of Climate Crisis Narration in Daniel Sherrell’s Warmth"

2. "Environmental Education and Emotional Engagement: An Ecopedagogical Literary Analysis of Richard Power's The Overstory”

3. "Gender and Violence in Susanne Collin’s The Hunger Games Trilogy"

4. "The Politics of Lost Voices: Identity (De-)Construction in Elif Shafak's Three Daughters of Eve and Elif Batuman's The Idiot"

5. "Jewish Stories? References to Jewishness and the Holocaust in Marvel’s X-Men"

6. “Death and Dying in ‘Submit your Own Character’ Fanfiction in The Hunger Games Fandom"


B. A. Theses Supervised

1. "Maternal Figures and Caregivers as Sources of Terror in Stephen King's Carrie and Misery"

2. "Representations of Hawai'i in Mainstream US-American Romantic Comedies"

3. “The Portrayal and Tropes of Colourism in Contemporary American Culture"

4. "The Dilemma of Social Justice in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and Bastille’s “Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)”

5. "Religion, Gender, and the Representation of Witches in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"

6. "'Through the Trees': Genre, Spectatorship and Female Monstrosity in Karyn Kusama's Jennifer's Body (USA 2009)”

7. "'I’m proud to be black like me': Mickey Guyton and Black Country Music"

8. "Digital Black Feminism in Contemporary African Diaspora Literature: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah"

9. "Promoting Climate Literacy through Science Fiction: The Environmental Potential of Frank Herbert's Dune"

10. "Sexuality and Virtue in 1980s and 1990s American Teenage Movies"

11. "Representations of Mental Health Issues in the TV Series Euphoria"

12. “'For each fire is all fires, the first fire and the last ever to be': Material Imagination in the Work of Cormac McCarthy"

13. "'There is something seriously wrong with her': Establishing Girlhood in Stranger Things"

14. "' am, I am, I am' – The Reconciliation of Discipline and Deviance in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar”

15. "Gender, Power, and Sex : An Analysis of the Female Characters of Game of Thrones."

16. "The Portrayal of Abusive Behavior in American Romance Movies"

17. "Power, Gender Roles, and Reproductive Politics in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Leni Zumas’ Red Clocks"

18. "Reading Weird Fiction as Ecofiction: Ecophobia and Climate Anxiety in H.P. Lovecraft’s 'The Color out of Space' (1927) and Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (2014)"