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  • Fisher, Joshua Benjamin (2002)
    This study explores how acts of misreading in the early modern period shape subjectivities. I argue that key socio-cultural developments including the Protestant Reformation, the rise of print, and the expansion of literacy ...
  • Dwyer, Anne
    The Modern Animal explores transformations in human-animal relationships in the trans-Atlantic world from the early nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. In tracking four major emergences - the ...
  • Miller, Megan Ann (2012-09-13)
    This dissertation explores how a handful of modernist poets and novelists responded creatively to developments in geology, evolutionary biology, and astronomy between the 1920s and the 1960s. Critical accounts of modernism ...
  • Lane, Cara, 1974- (2003)
    Who created The Pickwick Papers: Charles Dickens, Robert Seymour, or publishing pirates? What is Great Expectations: a shiny trade paperback, a film about an artist starring Ethan Hawke, or a South Park television episode? ...
  • Davis, Darren C. (2013-11-14)
    A collection of personal essays detailing the existential angst (and its uselessness) of a young man in the Great Recession.
  • Emmons, Kimberly K (2003)
    This dissertation challenges the traditional linguistic and rhetorical approach of studying talk about health and illness via the doctor-patient dyad. Although studies of doctor-patient discourse have often postulated the ...
  • Kvidera, Peter James (1999)
    This dissertation addresses a component of U.S. immigrant writing that literary scholarship has generally neglected: the relationship between aesthetics and place. Drawing on theories of ethnicity, nation, and space, I ...
  • Colen, Elizabeth Jane (2013-07-25)
    Narrow Field is a lyric examination of historical accounts of feral children and contemporary child abduction stories, as well as a personal account of an unsupervised childhood and how that wildness informs an adult life.
  • Wiegman, Robyn (1988)
    James Baldwin once described the intertwining lives of Anglo and African in American culture as "a wedding," a metaphor that is at once illuminating and hauntingly inappropriate as a characterization of the long and bloody ...
  • Read, Sarah (2011-06)
    An interdisciplinary project situated at the intersection of workplace writing, network theory, rhetorical theory and the study of public discourses, this dissertation argues for how these areas of inquiry intersect ...
  • Featherman, Chris (2013-07-25)
    This dissertation explores the strategic formation of counter-hegemonic discourses during social movements and their rescaling through mobile social media across networked, translocal public spheres. Through an interdisciplinary ...
  • Pierce, Calvin (2013-07-25)
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  • Milian, Patrick
    This book-length collection of poetry examines notions of performance and radical forms of representation through opera and theater.
  • Grove, Carl D (1999)
    In this dissertation I critically examine the movement in the United States Congress to make English the official language of the United States. The analysis is performed using group pluralist and elite competition models ...
  • Daniels, Piper Julia (2012-09-13)
    On Longing: A Meditation in Two Parts Piper Daniels A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts University of Washington 2012 Committee: David Shields Shawn Wong ...
  • Burnet, Jean Michelle (2012-09-13)
    A series of interconnected stories exploring the lives of five siblings growing up amidst a series of desertions in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
  • Pancake, Ann S (1998)
    My project investigates how American literature and film construct and contest American common sense about temporality and the class structure. Through this investigation, I argue that Americans redefine economic inequities ...
  • Hale, Alison Tracy (2005)
    This project explores a peculiar intersection between education and violence in early American sensational fiction, and traces that conjunction, in part, to the pervasive tensions surrounding the emerging ideal of American ...
  • Clifton, Linda J (1989)
    This dissertation places Piers Plowman B in the context of a group of late medieval works which describe the psychology of and methods for practicing contemplation. These works include St. Bernard's sermons on contemplation, ...

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