NLUS students pursue independent research projects using the primary-source materials in the Newberry archives.
Past Student Research Presentations
Watch student presentations from the 2021 NLUS Seminar, entitled “Chicago: City of Art, Industry, & Labor.”
Watch students from the 2020 NLUS Seminar, entitled “Shakespeare’s Afterlives: Literature, Philosophy, Politics, and the Visual Arts, 1623-2020,” present their research.
Past Student Research Topics
- “All You Need Is Lust, Mistrust, and a Little Pixie-Dust: An Analysis of Magical Representation in A Midsummer Night’s Dream during the Victorian Era,” Morgan Kail-Ackerman, DePaul University, 2020
- “The Envy of Less Happier Lands: Shakespeare, English National Identity, and Colonialist Apology in World War I-Era Britain,” Isabel Zuniga, Loyola University, 2020
- “Tyranny and Regicide Through Time: Shakespeare, Davenant, and Eustis on Julius Caesar and Macbeth,” Leah Frank, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2020
- “The Subject on Trial: Oscar Wilde and the Queer Borrowing of Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” Colin O’Connell, Loyola University, 2020
- “Expanding Shakespeare’s Audience Through Radical Inclusion,” Bonnie Breyer, Roosevelt University, 2020
- “Identity: A Biography of Chicago’s Native American Activism,” Jessica Xi, Loyola University, 2019
- “100 Years Later: Racial Unrest, Social Accountability, and the Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” Carlos Catalon, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019
- “Chicago Modernity and Poetry at the Dil Pickle Club,” Aidan Falk, DePaul University, 2019
- “Cloyd Head’s The Grotesques: A Study of Early Little Theatre in Chicago,” Amber Barkes, Roosevelt University, 2019