The Scattered Pelican aims to highlight ongoing research projects, in the form of Master’s theses or doctoral dissertations, being undertaken by graduate students in various disciplines. This section of The Scattered Pelican showcases, for the most part, a brief summary or abstract of these ongoing projects; in other instances, there will be a representative excerpt from each featured thesis or dissertation, and a download link where such texts have been made available. If you would like your thesis or dissertation featured, please get in touch with the Editors at

Abuawad, Karim. In the Thick of National Consciousness: Difference and the Critique of Identity in Elias Khoury’s Little Mountain and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
Nushaj, Driton. Cosmography and Topography: A Comparison of André Thevet’s Les Singularités de la France Antarctique and Jean de Léry’s Histoire d’un Voyage Faict en la Terre du Brésil.
Persaud, Leah. Who’s the Fairest of Them All? Defining and Subverting the Female Beauty Ideal in Fairy Tale Narratives and Films through Grotesque Aesthetics.
Wu, Yanxiang. Paradise Lost: Astronomy, Scepticism, Perspective.