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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. ...
    • Alguien dice tu nombre, por Luis García Montero: Fidelidad a la voz del poeta en una traducción de su prosa 

      King, Katherine Margaret
      Alguien dice tu nombre, por Luis García Montero Someone Speaks Your Name, by Luis García Montero Translated by Katherine M. King Fidelidad a la voz del poeta en una traducción de su prosa Katherine M. King Chair of Supervisory ...
    • 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: ...
    • Allusion and Cultural Memory in Late Antiquity: Ausonius, Prudentius, and Claudian 

      Hartman, Joshua J.
      This dissertation explores the influence of poetry on the construction and perpetuation of culturally dominant narratives. I demonstrate that late antique poets were particularly sensitive to the effect that their work ...
    • 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: ...
    • California Calling 

      Singer-Velush, Natalie
      California Calling is a literary memoir that traces the narrator’s story of crossing over into California from Canada at sixteen and her desire to assimilate into both a place and herself. By asking what it means to be ...
    • 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 ...
    • County 

      Sanders, David Alan
      County is a book that examines relationships and forms myths through careful examination of and conversation with family photographs. The book relies heavily on the passing down of stories from one generation to the next. ...