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Browsing Dissertations and Theses by Subject "Literature"

Browsing Dissertations and Theses by Subject "Literature"

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  • Wetzel, Ariel
    This dissertation asserts that science fiction (SF) takes a commonplace, the prison, and estranges it to make it unfamiliar and subject to critical examination. The dissertation explores this claim through two subjects: ...
  • Zhang, Yifan (2012-08-10)
    The subject of this dissertation, to boldly state it, is the history of Asian American literary formation. The tradition of formalist criticism of literature, reaching down from the Russian formalist school, has been ...
  • At Sea 
    Moench, Peter (2012-09-13)
    Poems.
  • Harrison, Aimee C.
    This paper explores a poetics of hiding through explorations of language, identity, and literary influences. My preliminary findings are presented as poetic prose, scientific descriptions and small memoirs. Though fragmented, ...
  • D'Entremont, Sandra
    The Beauty of Molokai'i combines four diverse elements to explore identity and story through associative language and imagery. These four elements include experimental prose/poetry, surrealistic dream journeys, traditional ...
  • Haines, Emily Sketch (2013-07-25)
    Poetry Manuscript
  • Salmaner, Muge
    This dissertation investigates Armenian literature in Turkish through the two authors Takuhi Tovmasyan and Migirdic Margosyan by analyzing their literary works with an emphasis on food. By putting the traumatic experiences ...
  • Salmaner, Muge
    This dissertation investigates Armenian literature in Turkish through the two authors Takuhi Tovmasyan and Migirdic Margosyan by analyzing their literary works with an emphasis on food. By putting the traumatic experiences ...
  • Loomis, James
    An account of the adventures of Luke Muston, a protégé of Italian sword master Vincentio Saviolo, as he tries to find a place for himself in London in 1592. While it follows the pacing and rhythms of historical romance, ...
  • Maestas, Nadine Antoinette (2013-04-17)
    This dissertation explores the relationship between the postmodern and the premodern in American poetry. Beginning with Lyotard's definition of the postmodern, I move to incorporate Charles Olson's introduction of the term ...
  • Boucher, John B.
    "The Chirurgeon" is a collection of poems created via "chirurgy," a new compositional method developed for this volume. Chirurgy employs various procedural and creative writing techniques to produce entirely new poems from ...
  • Canton, Jessica
    This dissertation explores the connection between the Gothic novel and Ancient Tragedy (as described by Aristotle in his Poetics). This connection focuses on our emotional reaction to the text and has a direct impact on ...
  • Rogovin, Or (2013-02-25)
    This dissertation studies aesthetic, political and ethical dimensions of the representation of Holocaust perpetrators in Hebrew and Israeli fiction published since the mid-1940s. Drawing on recent scholarship by Holocaust ...
  • Coombs, Timothy
    This dissertation explores the significance of wounds in four short texts by Franz Kafka: "Ein Landarzt," "Das Urteil," Ein Bericht für eine Akademie," and "Prometheus." Rather than reduce the metaphor of the wound to ...
  • Chang, Beatrice (2013-07-25)
    A collection of linked stories feature Americans abroad as they set forth on backpacking journey through Central America, serving at a teaching post in rural South Korea, and trekking in the mountains in Morocco. These ...
  • Dieter 
    Light, Lauren Meg
    Dieter is a fictional account how the sins of the father can continue to reverberate for thousands of years. Told from the point of view of Snow, Hazard's (formally known as Dieter) mid-twenties estranged daughter, the ...
  • Sudhinaraset, Pacharee (2013-07-25)
    This project studies the centrality of the utopian and dystopian narrative form in U.S. political culture after the protracted racial crisis of the 1960s. This dissertation explores two main lines of inquiry. The first ...
  • Trujillo, Simon Ventura (2013-07-25)
    As one of the formative organizations of the Chicana/o movement in the 1960s and '70s, La Alianza Federal de Mercedes waged a dynamic and controversial campaign in New Mexico for the recovery of Mexican and Spanish land ...
  • Fourteen 
    Queen, Talena Lachelle
    <italic>Fourteen<italic> takes on difficult topics such as chattel slavery, sexual violence, racism and discrimination. I use music, tangents and a prejudicial preference for the number fourteen as tools to aid my telling. ...
  • Phillips, Billy Solon
    The imaginations is the human being's core intellectual generative power, but is neglected in Western life. Being more important it is also more dangerous than previously realized. Fractured Poetics and Creation is a ...

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