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    • Fascination/Frustration: Slash Fandom, Genre, and Queer Uptake 

      Boulware, Taylor
      This dissertation examines contemporary television slash fandom, in which fans write and circulate creative texts that dramatize non-canonical queer relationships between canonically heterosexual male characters. These ...
    • From the Philosophical Wanton to the Respectable Lady 

      DeBlassie, Maria (2012-09-13)
      Despite the proliferation of conduct manuals highlighting the domestic woman`s manifold virtues and the abundant caricatures of the vulgar learned woman`s masculine antics, there remained, perhaps surprisingly, positive ...
    • Looking Forward to the Past: Black Women and Sexual Agency in`Neo'Cultural Productions 

      Lewis, Sydney Fonteyn (2012-09-13)
      This dissertation combines critical black feminisms, cultural studies, performance studies, and queer theory with readings of African-American cultural productions in order to consider how black women can and have reconfigured ...
    • 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.
    • Promiscuous Contextualities: Race, Sex, Gender, and the Problem of the Stereotype in the Politics of Representation 

      Morse, Jason Higgins (2013-11-14)
      Abstract Jason Morse Promiscuous Contextualities: Race, Sex, Gender, and the Problem of the Stereotype in the Politics of Representation My dissertation project deals with the problem of the stereotype in the sexualized ...
    • The Romance of Solidarity: A Long History of Sentimentalism, 1861-2009 

      Pedersen, Alice Louise
      This dissertation traces a long history of the sentimental literary genre in popular US novels. Beginning with 19th century abolitionist texts, it examines a lineage of books that are written by privileged white authors ...
    • The Romance of Solidarity: A Long History of Sentimentalism, 1861-2009 

      Pedersen, Alice Louise
      This dissertation traces a long history of the sentimental literary genre in popular US novels. Beginning with 19th century abolitionist texts, it examines a lineage of books that are written by privileged white authors ...
    • Technoqueer: Re/Con/Figuring Posthuman Narratives 

      Chang, Edmond Y. (2013-04-17)
      This dissertation addresses the intersections of queer and technology to rethink the posthuman as raced, gendered, and queered as co-constituted through and by technology. Given technoculture's appropriation of queerness ...
    • The Discourses of Sex Crimes 

      Little, Mary
      This project critically examines the language of sex crimes in order to reveal the ways that legal structures are embedded with what Susan Ehrlich describes as “androcentric and sexist assumptions that typically masquerade ...