ma-grads-iiFive students graduated with M.A. degrees in English and celebrated their achievements on May 6 at the Belmont Mansion, where they read portions of their theses in front of friends, family, and Belmont faculty members.  Each student is listed below with the title of her respective work:

  • Kristi Moore Galligan – “That’s Just the Way it Was: Segregation in Wilson County”
  • Meredith Harrell – “‘Is She Not Then Beholden?’: Hospitality, Reciprocity, and Revenge in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
  • Julia Canada Wilburn – “It Blew Them Away: A Study of Trauma, Place, and Identity in One Town’s Collective Stories”
  • Allison Christian Rau – “Vie de Joie: how a Southern Girl Found Herself in Paris”
  • Amanda Salmon – “Lysistrata, Liz Lemon, and Hannah Horvath: The Resilient Voices of Women in Comedy”


Pictured: (Bottom Row, L to R) Kristi Moore Galligan, Meredith Harrell, Julia Canada Wilburn, Allison Christian Rau, Amanda Salmon, (Top Row, L to R) Dr. Andrea Stover, Dr. Jayme Yeo, Dr. Jason Lovvorn, Dr. Marcia McDonald.