There are as many different kinds of St. Mary’s Projects as there are students at St. Mary’s College. English Projects can be interdisciplinary, or entirely literary. They can be analyses of individual texts or authors, explorations of philosophical issues or practical problems, books of poetry or essays, oral history, or theoretical expositions. In their final form, they can take the shape of extended essays, collections of shorter pieces, creative writing, hypercard stacks, artists’ books, manga, fully-staged plays, or virtually anything else you could imagine.
To the right are links to lists of projects done in the English department, or by English majors. For convenience, they’re grouped by mentor. If you’re planning your own project, though, don’t feel that you can only work with a mentor if she has mentored similar projects before, or if the research is in his field of specialty—as you can probably tell from the listings, pairings of student and mentor are as eclectic as are project topics themselves.