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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 (Selection)

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

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

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

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

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

How Medieval Traditions of Monsters Justified Settler Colonialism in North America: Monstrous Representations of Native Americans between 1606 and 1634

Survivance in the Second Apocalypse: Reading Indigenous Speculative Fiction

Sometimes life's a bitch and then you keep living": Existentialist and Nihilist Reflections in Contemporary Adult Animated Series

The Concept of Love in Sapphic Romance: Reading Contemporary American Romance Novels with bell hooks's Framework of Radical Love


B. A. Theses Supervised

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexuality and Virtue in 1980s and 1990s American Teenage Movies

Representations of Mental Health Issues in the TV Series Euphoria

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

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

"am, I am, I am": The Reconciliation of Discipline and Deviance in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

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)

Americanness in Barack Obama's Promised Land

Fashioning Film Space: A Closer Look at the Effect of Costume, Set Design and Sound in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013)

Climate Change Education and Satire in Adam MacKay's Don't Look Up (2021)

The Conflict of Gender, Religion and Technoscience in the TV Series The Handmaid's Tale

Maddened Whale and Squealing Hogs – Animal Innocence in Moby Dick and The Jungle

The Metamorphoses of Circe: The Development of Feminist Narratives in Modern Rewritings of Greek Mythology

Space, Perspective, and Mental Illness in The Woman in the Window (2021)

Exploring Masculinity in Early Postwar Combat Films about WWII