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  • Chaney, Eve Christine (1998)
    The six canonical male poets of the Romantic period are usually given credit for the late-eighteenth-century turn toward a new interest in issues of the self in literature. However, I argue that an under-explored counter ...
  • Blyn, Robin (1996)
    The After-Life of Memory registers the widely held perception of a "memory crisis" in the latter half of the twentieth century. It asserts that this crisis is an historical and theoretical construct based on assumptions ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Klimasmith, Elizabeth, 1969- (2000)
    This dissertation explores the changing conceptions and uses of the notion of environment in nineteenth-century America. I argue that in this period of rapid urbanization, the novel became a testing ground for examining ...
  • At Sea 
    Moench, Peter (2012-09-13)
    Poems.
  • Evans, Ellen M (1999)
    As with other ideological representations, particular cultural constructions of landscape, environment, wild(er)ness, and Nature perform the work of empowering some members of human society while simultaneously disempowering ...
  • Lebo, Kathryn (2012-09-13)
    Believer by Believer is a collection of lyric poems obsessed with descriptive detail and what it can reveal about the whole, enamored with the materials we use to build our lives, and captivated by sensual pleasure and ...
  • Amonette, Maria Mohr (2001)
    Existing studies of second language acquisition and grammar instruction have taken primarily quantitative approaches to the study of grammar acquisition and its effects on students' writing. To date, there are no qualitative ...
  • Haines, Emily Sketch (2013-07-25)
    Poetry Manuscript
  • Linn, Kathryn S. (2012-09-13)
    Poetry Manuscript exploring mother-daughter relationships, grief, and finding one's voice.
  • LeMesurier, Jennifer Lin
    The emerging interest in materiality within rhetorical studies prompts the question of what role bodies, bodily knowledge, and the affective play in persuasion; how do affective forces, bodily epistemologies, and other ...
  • Jennings, Chelsea
    This dissertation argues that the printed book—as a unit of meaning, a sculptural and visual object, and a consumer good—has been important to American poetry after modernism, and in particular to writers who directly ...
  • Hernandez, Melanie A. (2014-02-24)
    This project begins with an analysis of racial passing narratives, and considers the ways that the genre provides a useful deconstructive tool to better understand essence-based productions of race and racial authenticity ...
  • O'Neill, Morgayne
    A Brief History of Florida and Other Stories is an excerpt from a larger body of work about the life story of a fictional young girl named Katie and her unorthodox and itinerant family.
  • 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 ...
  • Wall, Thomas Carl, 1954- (1995)
    In general, our study is an attempt to communicate with recent work on mimesis, differance, and affect in the belief that this work has radicalized and generalized the concept of communication and, hence, of community ...
  • Cells 
    Centrone, Michelle Sabrina
    In 2005, Mickie Centrone was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In her manuscript, she puts into words her experiences with both death and life.
  • 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 ...

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