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Erin O’Hare

Class of 2009
Major/Minor
Art History, English

Erin has recently completed her master’s degree at UVA and is an assistant editor for the UVA Magazine. She is also part of our cadre of Washington Alumni Admissions Volunteers.

“I really miss writing my senior thesis,” Erin said shortly after graduating from Washingto College. “That’s the ultimate nerdy thing to say, but I loved having the freedom to pursue what I was interested in, and I always had the resources I needed. My thesis advisors, professors [Donald] McColl and [Kathryn] Moncrief, were so supportive.”

Her thesis, “If thou hast eyes to see”: The Iconoclastic Appropriation of the Image on the Early Modern English Stage,” combined visual theory work with an examination of the literature.

The double major in English and art history enrolled in University of Virginia’s MA program in English literature with a concentration in Early modern literature.

“Dr. McColl actually introduced me to the UVA program in English,” Erin says. McColl earned a Ph.D. in art history there. He knew she was certainly capable. A member of the Cater Society of Junior Fellows and a Sigma Tau Delta inductee, Erin had studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. On campus, she was editor-in-chief of The Medium, served on The Collegian staff, and worked in the College’s Writing Center.

 

Undergrad Highlights

  • Publications: The Medium, The Collegian
  • Honor Societies: Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Internship: Writing Center

English Thesis

“If thou hast eyes to see”: The Iconoclastic Appropriation of the Image on the Early Modern English Stage

Supervisor: Prof. Moncrief