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    • Trying to Say the Whole Thing: Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Ethics of Autobiography 

      Burgund, Nicole Heather
      This study assesses the implications of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy for autobiographical writing, putting him in conversation with texts (fiction and nonfiction) that actively resist the act of writing about one’s ...
    • Turning In & Away: A Discussion on the Turn from Description to Revelation within Emblem Poems 

      Schlesinger, Lauren Elizabeth
      Turning In & Away explores how poets can use the notion of a turn to generate a sense of uncertainty and surprise within emblem poems. Using poems by Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Elizabeth Bishop, and Emily Dickinson, this ...
    • Un-Editing Alfred: Rethinking Modern Editions of Pre-modern Texts from a Post-modern Sensibility 

      Martin, Christopher John-Francis
      This dissertation investigates the relationships of texts that have contributed to the reception and authorization of the Anglo-Latin monument studied here under the title Vita Ælfredi regis ("The Life of King Alfred"), ...
    • The Unquiet Dead: Race and Violence in the "Post-Racial" United States 

      Murr, J.E. Jed
      This dissertation project investigates some of the ways histories of racial violence work to (de)form dominant and oppositional forms of common sense in the allegedly "post-racial" United States. Centering "culture" as a ...
    • The Unquiet Dead: Race and Violence in the "Post-Racial" United States 

      Murr, J.E. Jed
      This dissertation project investigates some of the ways histories of racial violence work to (de)form dominant and oppositional forms of common sense in the allegedly "post-racial" United States. Centering "culture" as a ...
    • Unsent Letters 

      Murphy, Jennifer
      Unsent Letters is an excerpt of an early novel draft. A homeless man witnesses a man falling from a fifteen-story building in New York's financial district. The fact that the victim, Ian Blue, was the subject of a recent ...
    • Unthinkable, Unprintable, Unspeakable: Transgression in Postwar African American Literature 

      Wachter-Grene, Kirin
      This dissertation argues that African American literary representations of transgression, meaning boundary exploration, reveal a complex relationship between sex, desire, pleasure, race, gender, power, and subjectivity ...
    • Vanishing Point: the Drive to Failure in Romantic Representation 

      Willett, Michael David (2013-04-17)
      As the modern academy continues to remake the literary canon--to determine whether such a thing should even exist, and if so, along what lines it should be formed--the notion of artistic quality has come under scrutiny as ...
    • Virtual recovery: governing mental health and self-improvement online 

      Thompson, Riki (2007)
      This dissertation argues that mental health has become an object of governmentality (Foucault), in which current mental health discourses normalize ongoing disorder and promote personal responsibility for attaining an ...
    • Voice in English studies 

      Hamilton, Doreen Dashel (1997)
      This study brings together two topics--voice and English Studies. It demonstrates significant differences between the ways Rhetoric and Composition, Literature Studies, and Creative Writing define, understand, and use the ...
    • Wallace Stevens: the determining personality 

      Dole, Michael Norman (1981)
      This study examines Wallace Stevens' personality as revealed in his journals and letters. It attempts to show how the underlying forces at work in Stevens' temperament stimulated and shaped his poems. My purpose is to shift ...
    • The Way Up 

      Fan, Fonda Z. (2013-07-25)
      University of Washington An examination of love, duty, and the moral choices that we are both bound and released by. "The Way Up" Fonda Zhu Fan Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Shawn Wong Creative Writing
    • What Is Known: Prose Pieces 

      Weinberg, Elizabeth A. (2013-07-25)
      Five chapters of a novel-in-progress (titled "What Is Known"); one essay (titled "And Yet"); and one short story (titled "A Satisfying View").
    • What Lineage Extraction: Image and the Book Object in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée 

      Gold, Aya
      Just as American ideals of economic modernization were bound up in ideas about China, the movement toward aesthetic modernization also looked toward East Asia. Ezra Pound’s study and subsequent reproduction of ancient and ...
    • What Wandered Away 

      Bartell, Kendra
      A collection of poems engaging with the lyric I, femininity, what it means to have a body, and family.
    • Where Knowledge Thrives: The Role of the Metaphorical in Scientific Process 

      Xu, Jun (2013-02-25)
      My Ph. D. dissertation concerns one of the major issues in the rhetoric of science, the function of metaphors in scientific discourse. It explores the relation between knowledge production and a metaphorical kind of ...
    • "Who's Kidding Who": Humor in Poetry 

      Louie, Cameron Quan
      Why do some poems make us laugh? Is there something unique about the way humor works in poetry? While poetry may not be the medium typically associated with humor, humor is certainly abundant in poetry. As other authors ...
    • Windows 

      Arvidson, Valerie Marie (2012-09-13)
      Windows is Valerie Marie Arvidson's Master's Thesis (completed in 2012): a compendium of fictions and photographs that together tell a family story that draws on folk-riddles, fairy tales, art, archives, and multicultural ...
    • Wish-fulfillment as moral crisis in fiction of Henry James 

      Salisbury, Howard E., 1911- (1962)
    • Women in the English Language Dictionary 

      Russell, Lindsay Rose (2012-09-13)
      "Women in the English Language Dictionary," is at once a historical account and rhetorical analysis of how women have been involved in the English dictionary from its bilingual beginnings in the early modern period to its ...