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    • Mapping the Vagina: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Scientific Specularity 

      Bashaw, Ashley
      This dissertation tracks the close and variegated imbrications of nineteenth-century science, literature, and cartography. It argues for the co-existence and co-dependency of nineteenth-century gynecology and literature ...
    • Mark Twain's pessimism 

      Bell, Hazel Lamar (1929)
      The shift of interest from what a man is, to an interest in what made him that way, is a significant indication of the present generation's mechanistic turn of mind. Though mildly interested in the appearances of things, ...
    • Material Malory : the Caxton and Winchester documents and a parallel-text edition 

      Roland, Margaret Mary (2002)
      The Roman War accounts found in the Winchester manuscript (BL Add 59678) and in Caxton's edition of Le Morte Darthur offer a tale of campaign, strategy, and conquest. Malory's postponement of the traditional disaster it ...
    • Measuring a Bird: The Dictionary and the Mode of Defining 

      Turner, Michael Alexander
      In this essay, I describe some of the basic tools that non-dictionary genres use to define objects and words. To show how description of the natural world relates to definition-making, I closely examine passages from the ...
    • MFA Creative Thesis 

      Shields, Rachel Linn
      This creative thesis project includes three main sections, "Curious Incidents in Underwater Research," What to Expect When You're Not Expecting, and Modern Yarns. The first is a mystery story, the second a series of stories ...
    • Militant Bodies: Policing Race, Religion, and Violence in the U.S. Sikh Diaspora 

      Singh, Balbir K.
      "Militant Bodies" explores the long history of the Sikh as a racialized and religionized figure that violently troubled imperial, postcolonial, and national fantasies of security. From the British colonial period, to the ...
    • Misreading and the parameters of exemplarity in early modern England 

      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 ...
    • The Modern Animal 

      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 ...
    • Modernism's History of the Earth 

      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 ...
    • Modifying the Mask: the Transformation of the Dramatic Monologue Across the Works of Robert Browning, Norman Dubie, and Frank Bidart 

      Gulotta, Kristin L.
      A look at how the dramatic monologue as a poetic form has transformed since the 19th century by examining representative works from poets Robert Browning, Norman Dubie, and Frank Bidart.
    • Moments in the life of literature 

      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? ...
    • More Mediocre 

      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.
    • More than blue: discourses of/on women and depression 

      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 ...
    • Mother, Memory, Monotony 

      Osborn, Joshua
      Joshua Caleb Osborn is a second year Master’s student in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell. His work hybridizes genre through sound and affect, attempting to produce a more poetic prose, ...
    • Narrating Americanization: space and form in U.S. immigrant writing, 1890-1927 

      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 ...
    • Narrow Field 

      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.
    • Navigating and Responding to Raciolinguistic Ideologies: Refugee and Immigrant Students' Literacy Practices Across Contexts 

      Thu, Sumyat
      Drawing on critical race theory scholarship and literacy studies with a focus on translingual and transnational, this dissertation argues that the dominant ideology of literacy needs to be understood at the intersections ...
    • Navigation and Negotiation: Examining the Ecology of Service-Learning Composition Courses 

      Chao, Roger Chen
      When integrated together, service-learning and composition provide an opportunity for college students to develop as writers and rhetoricians while simultaneously engaging their local community. However, for writing ...
    • Negative Masculinity: Theories of Freedom in American Literature after 1950 

      Wirth, James Benson
      This dissertation offers the term “negative masculinity” as an analytic for a variety of ways of thinking about freedom in postwar American literature. This term is built in part by theories of freedom in American political ...
    • Negotiating the masculine: configurations of race and gender in American culture 

      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 ...