A St. Mary’s Project (SMP) is the capstone project allows you to focus on one aspect of what you’ve learned during your time at St. Mary’s. Faculty aid with the selection of a topic and then individually mentors you through the research process. Research may include internship experience and study abroad.
English SMPs are interdisciplinary, bringing together threads from earlier classes taken across the curriculum. Many are highly personal, involving creative or innovative work that ties together four years of study in a meaningful way.
SMPs can, in their final form, take the shape of research papers, collections of essays, anthologies of poetry, films, web sites, suites of paintings, graphic novels, operas—all these, and more, have been done in years past.
Highlighted SMPHelen Parshall “Friends, Lovers, Wives: How Cross-Dressed Heroines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘As You Like It’ Redefine Marriage in Early England” (mentor: Charlebois)