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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Melville’s Unknown Pathology: The Humoral Theory of Disease and Low Grade Lead Poisoning in Bartleby the Scrivener, Gerard Bogin

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Alien encounters and the alien/human dichotomy in Stanley Kubrick's 2001, a space odyssey and Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris, Keith Cavedo

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"In My Church We Don't Believe in Homosexuals": Queer Identity and Dominant Culture in Three Texts of the AIDS Era, Steven Cooper

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Dust, ash, and the sublime: Tracing Kant's aesthetics in Cormac McCarthy's The crossing and The road, Ben Gerdts

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Ernest Hemingway’s Mistresses and Wives: Exploring Their Impact on His Female Characters, Stephen E. Henrichon

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Trials and Verdicts: Narratives of Recollection in The Good Soldier and Lolita, Constance Elizabeth Holmes

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Illusion in Troilus and Cressida, Edward Janz

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Goddesses and doormats, Elizabeth Kicak

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"Something Begins its Presencing": Negotiating Third-Space Identities and Healing in Toni Morrison's Paradise and Love, Kristen King

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Enclosure, transformation, emergence: Space and the construction of gender roles in the novels of Charlotte Brontë, Michelle Dawn Lattanzio

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The Waiting Unknown: Stories, James R. Miller

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Imagined Realities, Defying Subjects: Voice, Sexuality and Subversion in African Women's Writing, Sarah Namulondo

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The fiction of the Rime: Gaspara Stampa's "poetic misprision" of Giovanni Boccaccio's The elegy of Lady Fiammetta, Ellan B. Otero

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Writing to (Re)New Orleans: The Post-Hurricane Katrina Blogosphere and Its Ability to Inspire Recovery, Daisy Pignetti

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"An indescribable sound" in William Faulkner's The sound and the fury, Lynn Ramsey

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Testimony of trauma: Ernest Hemingway's narrative progression in Across the river and into the trees, Kathleen K. Robinson

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"Speaking" Subalterns: A Comparative Study of African American and Dalit/Indian Literatures, Mantra Roy

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The female colonizer and othered woman in Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Tayeb Salih's Season of migration to the north, and Paule Marshall's The chosen place, the timeless people, Lindsay L. Sloan

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I know I shouldn't generalize, but--: A rhetorical critique of ethnography in composition studies, Micheal W. Taber

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Politics and poetry: Not so separate spheres (voice of the minority muse), Denice N. Traina

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Tumbleweed Road: A novel, Erin Trauth

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The accidental practitioner: Principles of rational emotive behavior therapy in the works of Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph J. Ward

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Refusing to go quietly: Female wit as combating a culture of silence in Frances Burney and Elizabeth Inchbald's texts, Megan M. Weber

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Interrogating Virginia Woolf and the British suffrage movement, Gwen Trowbridge Anderson

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Running toward the apocalypse: John Updike's new America, Bob Batchelor

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(Re)appropriation: A reading of The tempest, Kapalkundala and disgrace, Sunayani Bhattacharya

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Gulliver's travels to the screen, giant and tiny, Mark Dekle

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Literary bodies: The novel as experience, Britt Dienes

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Establishing Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline, Dianne J. Donnelly

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Historical imagination in/and literary consciousness: The afterlife of the Anglo-Saxons in Middle English literature, Richard Joseph Ellman

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Swift: Peculiar supporter of female writers, Robert N. Gamache

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The politics of space and place in Virginia Woolf's The years, Three guineas, and The Pargiters, Ángel Jiménez

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A new understanding of sophistic rhetoric: A translation, with commentary, of Mario Untersteiner's "Le origini sociali della sofistica", Elisabeth LoFaro

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From maiden to whore and back again: A survey of prostitution in the works of William Shakespeare, Tiffany Lowden Messerschmidt

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Photography's creative influence on Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass and what Alice found there, Bridget Mahoney

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"Desirable images": Sexual mapping in William S. Burroughs's Naked lunch and Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren, Patrick McGowan

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'Adding wisdom to their natures': British colonial educational practices and the possibility of women's personal emancipation in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Buchi Emecheta's Joys of motherhood and Tsitsi Dangrembga's Nervous conditions, Megan McIntyre

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Choice and discovery: An analysis of women and culture in Flora Nwapa's fiction, Mary D. Mears

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Songs for cripples, Michael Nelson

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Found a gun in the woods, empty, Daniel Purificato

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: A Reflection of the Tension Between Conformity and Rebellion in the Life and Times of Mary Wollstonecraft, Ann Sofia-Rothschild

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Coffins, Closets, Kitchens, and Convents: Women Writing Of Home In Gendered Spaces, Nicole Spottke

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Dressing Psychic Wounds: Clothing as Metaphor in Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, Angela D. Tartaglia

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Structural Polarities In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Quincey Vierling Upshaw

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“I Stand for Sovereignty”: Reading Portia in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Deborah Van Pelt

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Gothic Cathedral as Theology and Literature, Mary E. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Black Beauty as Antebellum Slave Narrative, Bonnie L. Blossom

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Historical and Self-Imposed Asylums in Samuel Beckett’s Murphy, Malone Dies, and “First Love”, Suzanne Desmond

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Blank Power: The Social and Political Criticism of Blank Fiction and Cinema, Ashley Minix Donnelly

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“Pleasant Episodes” of Gastronomy: Food and Drink in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned, Melissa Faith Dullaghan

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Altogether Governed by Humors: The Four Ancient Temperaments in Shakespeare, Caitlin Jeanne Fahey

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Yeats, Eliot, and Apocalyptic Poetry, Nancy Helen Fletcher

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The Drowned Girl, Karen Brown Gonzalez

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Boundary and Longing: Narrative Modes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man, Marie Hendry

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Secret Servants: Household Domestics and Courtship in Eliza Haywood’s Fiction, Marisa C. Iglesias

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Garden Doors: Tempting The Virtuous Heroine In Clarissa And Betsy Thoughtless, Jamie Kinsley

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Net/Work: Composing the Posthuman Self, Julia L. Mason

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“To Know Where I Have Got To”: The Postmodern Chronotope in Beckett’s Malone Dies and Coetzee’s Foe, Brian J. McAllister

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Hemingway’s Development of the Female Characters Catherine from A Farewell to Arms to The Garden of Eden, Amy K. Recla

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Victorian Perspectives on the Supernatural: The Imaginary Versus the Real in Two Brontë Novels, Crystal Sidell

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Sharing the Power of Words and Changing Lives Through College-Level Instruction in Grammar and Mechanics, Carol Ann Tillema

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Metadrama and Antitheatricality in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Troilus and Cressida, Douglas R. Willcox

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The Abyss in Allen Tate’s The Fathers: What Can be Seen in the Darkness of American Literature?, Barry T. Wireman

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Great Apes and Other Stories, Ryan Zimmerman

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Daughter of the Moon and Other Stories, Shannon Zimmerman

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Scripting the Unscripted: Gender and Sexual Orientation in Strategy-Genre Reality Television, L Elizabeth Zollner

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Shakespearean Spin-Offs: Mindless Entertainment or Conversations with Critics, Amy Anderson

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The Pragmatist and the Aesthete: Late Nineteenth-Century Religion and Theology in Harold Frederic’s The Damnation of Theron Ware and Ellen Glasgow’s Phases of an Inferior Planet, Matthew Antonio

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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Josef Benson

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Good Girl, Bad Girl: The Role of Abigail and Jessica in The Jew of Malta and The Merchant of Venice, Anna Beskin

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The Constructions of Fay Weldon, Woman of Letters, Harriet Blymiller

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American Odyssey, Bernadette Kafwimbi Cogswell

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Standing Up With The King: A Critical Look At Stephen King's Epic, Jenifer Michelle D'Elia

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Identity Politics: Postcolonial Theory and Writing Instruction, Toni P. Francis

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Changing the subject: First-person narration in and out of the classroom, Susan Friedman

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My Lord Lackbeard: Enfranchisement and expressions of beardlessness in Shakespeare's canon from 1594 to 1601, C R. Junkins

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The Gothic as counter-discourse: Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt and Toni Morrison, Hyejin, Kim

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The Turn of the Screw's debated phantasms: The role of the fantastic in the creation of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel, Susan Savage Lee

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The chivalric Gawain, Carleigh Leffert

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Faust in Lolita: Composing sins, souls, and rhetorical redemption, Aurora Mackey

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Elements of narrative discourse in selected short stories of Ernest Hemingway, Gueorgui V. Manolov

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Moving Thumos: Emotion, image, and the enthymeme, Eric D. Mason

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Venturesome women: Nineteenth-century British women travel writers and sport, Precious McKenzie-Stearns

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Beauty, Objectification, and Transcendence: Modernist Aesthetics in The Picture of Dorian Gray and Pale Fire, Deborah S. McLeod

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Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play and Its Deconstructive Ontology, Rachel A. Naor

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The art of existentialism: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer and the American existential tradition, J'aimé L. Sanders

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"A Woman's Face, or Worse": Otto Rank and the modernist identity, Michael L. Shuman

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Scissors paper rock, Barbara St. Clair

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What the Spirit Knows: Charles Williams and Kenneth Burke, Grace Veach

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Honor - a double-edged sword: An examination of the South's "culture of honor" wounding of two races, Vernetta K. Williams

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Thomas Hardy's Siren, Sarah A. Wray