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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Uptake of Educational Texts in Multilingual Composition Classrooms 

      Bergstrom, Tait Caleb
      The fields of Rhetoric, Composition, and Applied Linguistics have long inquired into how people in higher education settings recognize the texts they encounter as belonging to genres that require response in the form of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Waterlogged: Narrating Hydroecologies in the Anthropocene 

      Schaumberg IV, Ned G
      As accelerating global climate change transforms the dynamics of the hydrosphere, water presents simultaneously ecological and epistemological questions: how do human beings comprehend hydrological crises that seem ...
    • 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
    • “We see a little farther now and a little farther still”: Rendering the South by Its Ghosts 

      Aylor, Emma
      In this essay, I examine the ghosts of the place I’m from—Bedford County, Virginia—as well as those of other parts of the South, and argue that the haunted or ghostly is essential to getting at a true, felt sense of any ...
    • Weighing Words 

      Bagby, Michael Warren
      This thesis is an experimental poetic interrogation of the language of size discrimination from a heterosexual male point of view, utilizing the Oxford English Dictionary and its citations as a primary source of text.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...