Now showing items 211-230 of 232

    • 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 ...
    • Working Title: IX 

      Kiely, Cecilia (2012-09-13)
    • Writing differently somewhere else: studies in the American expatriate novel 

      Hibbard, Allen E (1989)
      This dissertation seeks to formulate a general theory of the expatriate novel. Central to that theory is the important recognition that the movement of fictional characters away from their familiar surroundings to a place ...
    • Writing Prose Like A Poet: An Exploration of Poetic Technique in Very Short Prose 

      Anderson, Michelle Hope
      Writing Prose Like a Poet explores poetic technique in writing, from the origin of human language to the contemporary prose poem that explodes with meaning, and argues for the power of poetry and concision in modern prose. ...
    • Writing the body spiritual: sexual/textual/spiritual links in the writings of Antonia White, Emily Coleman and Djuna Barnes 

      Chait, Sandra M (1997)
      This study undertakes an examination of the textual search for female spiritual identity by three Modernist writers, Antonia White, Emily Coleman and Djuna Barnes, and identifies their aesthetic approach to such a spiritual ...