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    • The Abstract of the Creative Writing Capstone Project 

      Holmes, Jessica
      This Creative Writing Capstone Project investigates themes of place, memory, the body, and their respective relationship(s) to language. The poems range from short lyric pieces to longer, multi-sectioned meditations. ...
    • Alienating Punishment: Prisons in Science Fiction 

      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: ...
    • Appropriate Appropriation: A White Writer's Attempt to Understand His Own Complicity in the Ongoing Psychological Colonization of Native Americans 

      Potter, Josh
      Colonization presents itself in psychological parameters both culturally and individually. The way modern, mainstream media represents and manifests Native Americans perpetuates a historic trauma that began with European ...
    • The Art of Multiple Plotlines: A Close Examination of Three Generational Novels 

      Shushan, Adrianne P.
      In order to answer the craft question of how multiple timelines and plotlines are handled within a single novel, I perform a close reading and analysis of three multi-generational novels: Everything is Illuminated, by ...
    • Asian American Forms: From Realism to Modernism 

      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.
    • Autoorthography: an exploration of identity poetics with poetry 

      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, ...
    • The Beauty of Molokai'i 

      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 ...
    • Birth Order 

      Haines, Emily Sketch (2013-07-25)
      Poetry Manuscript
    • The Bittersweet Taste of the Past: Reading Food in Armenian Literature in Turkish 

      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 ...
    • The Bittersweet Taste of the Past: Reading Food in Armenian Literature in Turkish 

      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 ...
    • Blade Against the Heart 

      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, ...
    • The Boatman of Hades 

      McArthur, Colin J.
      University of Washington Abstract The Boatman of Hades Colin McArthur Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Rebecca Brown Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences—Bothell The Boatman of Hades follows the life of Odis Heathman: ...
    • Calling Out the State: Postmodern American Anthropoetics 

      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 ...
    • The Chirurgeon 

      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 ...
    • Classical Gothic: The Aristotelian Experience in the Gothic Reading Process 

      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 ...
    • Created in the Image? Holocaust Perpetrators in Israeli Fiction 

      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 ...
    • Critic, Reader, Fan: Modernism and Textual Poaching in H.D., Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein 

      Zygutis, Linda
      Textual poaching, to use Henry Jenkins’ now-famous terminology, is the realm of the nomad. This figure, this potential author, has no voice within the canon in which they are heavily invested, and thus transforms that ...
    • Critical Conditions: The Signature of the Wound in Franz Kafka's Shorter Fiction 

      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 ...
    • Crossing the Border 

      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 ...