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  • Formal Prospects: The Long Poem After Milton 

    Hushagen, Sam Schurman
    This dissertation examines how long form loco-descriptive poems written between 1660 1800 approach aesthetic experience as kinesthetic and embodied. Aesthetic theory since Addison has typically treated the experience or ...
  • Global Fluidity: Coalitional Worldbuilding in the Afterlife of Posthumanism 

    Grimmer, Chelsea Rebekah
    Global Fluidity argues that contemporary queer of color poetry, fiction, and popular culture theorize the relationships between property, gender, sexuality, and race in the current environmental crisis. Across genre and ...
  • What and Whom Are We Teaching? Ideologies, Practices, and Preparation of First-Year Composition Teachers 

    He-Weatherford, Zhenzhen
    With not only a rapidly growing number of international students but also historically underrepresented domestic students who grew up in multilingual households, U.S. higher education has become a more and more linguistically ...
  • Difficult contemporary short stories; |b William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter, Dylan Thomas, Eudora Welty and Virginia Woolf 

    Graves, Allen Wallace (1954)
    The definition of a short story is made complex because the people who write them are always changing the rules without consulting the critics. As a result, what was a good definition in 1900 is not good today. If one were ...
  • Super-realism in the novels of Charles Dickens 

    Freligh, Edith Adele (1950)
    The approach to the observation and demonstration of what may be termed super-realism in Dickens' novels does not conform to the ordinary methods of criticism because it cannot be objective. Almost everything that can be ...
  • Charles Dickens' attitude toward economic theories 

    Cannell, Lewis Dilley (1937)
    In 1837, the year in which Queen Victoria came to the throne, Charles Dickens was twenty-five years old and was rapidly gaining in fame with each successive appearance of the Pickwick Papers and of Oliver Twist. Until his ...
  • Mark Twain's pessimism 

    Bell, Hazel Lamar (1929)
    The shift of interest from what a man is, to an interest in what made him that way, is a significant indication of the present generation's mechanistic turn of mind. Though mildly interested in the appearances of things, ...
  • Until the day break 

    Balmer, Bert A. (1948)
    The last big storm of winter began blowing on the seventeenth of March. It blew hard all that day and night, and the next day the wind went away, but the snow continued falling until almost dark. The forest took it without ...
  • A study in Shelley's "Triumph of life" 

    Arneson, Harriet (1949)
    Shelley's last long poem, the "Triumph of Life," was written at Lerici, on the Bay of Spezzia, in the spring and summer of 1822, the last year of Shelley's life. Of those days at Lerici and of the writing of the "Triumph ...
  • A study of the hero in Byron's Don Juan 

    Arisman, Berkey Elwood (1953)
    Much has been written about Byron's masterpiece, Don Juan. Indeed, since it is his longest and best work, it deserves a major portion of the critic's attention. Yet, strangely enough, there hare been few books devoted to ...
  • The element of objectivity in Nathaniel Hawthorne's romances 

    Aplington, Kenneth Anthony (1942)
    This thesis has for its purpose the vindication of Nathaniel Hawthorne's claim that his fiction was objective. It is not immediately evident that Hawthorne had taken pains to define, even for himself, the term objective. ...
  • Emerson, Greenough, and the transcendental esthetic 

    Metzger, Charles Reid (1952)
    The New England transcendentalists have not generally been considered first and foremost as the founders and champions of an esthetic philosophy in America. They were ministers, most of them, ostensibly concerned more with ...
  • The significance of man in Wordsworth's poetry 

    McComb, Nina Marion (1941)
    This thesis has been planned to show that Wordsworth was a poet of personality and character, to distinguish and to rescue his handling of man from the modern lay-man's attitude that he is a mere nature poet. He was, rather, ...
  • The influence of Emerson on Walt Whitman 

    Lobaugh, Dean (1932)
    Any person who attempts to make an analysis of the sources of Walt Whitman's distinctive literary product, shortly meets the problem of determining the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson upon the author of Leaves of Grass; ...
  • Yeats and Indian philosophy 

    Lin, Ming-hui Chang (1952)
    Reading Yeats' works - whether in prose or in verse - one is constantly aware of the poet's deep interest in Indian philosophy. There are frequent references to Hinduism, Buddhism, the Upanishads, and Vedic philosophy in ...
  • Shakespeare's King Lear in relation to The true chronicle history of King Leir 

    Lewis, Alberta (1955)
    The purpose of this study is to show the relationship between Shakespeare's King Lear and the True Chronicle Hlstory of King Leir, an old play which was published as The True Chronicle History of King Lelr and His Three ...
  • The concept of gesture in the novels of Robert Penn Warren 

    Justus, James Huff (1961)
    In World Enough and Time. Robert Penn Warren's narrator sets the scene in which his protagonist acts out his drama: "It was a violent and lonely land ... Jeremiah Beaumont's land was the Kentucky of 1825, and his drama ...
  • A study of Rølvaag's idealism 

    Jacobsen, Lois Moe (1947)
    The place of Ole Edvart Rølvaag among the great realists in American fiction has been generally acknowledged as dependent upon his best known novel, Giants in the Earth, and its sequels, Peder Victorious and Their Fathers' ...
  • The function of music and song in Elizabethan drama through Shakespeare 

    Hansen, Agnes Camilla (1930)
    The Elizabethan age has been called "The Golden Age of English Music" and the England of that day "a nest of singing birds". We read that everybody sang - the tavern chanters their "catches" and the cultured their "ayres" ...
  • American fables 

    Zakaras, Paul (1968)
    I am the official guide here at the site of the fountain. At the appointed hour I am to open the gate, take the tickets, and lead the tourists through the exhibit halls while explaining to them, step by step, the events ...

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