M.A. Theses and Dissertations since 1998
Jeffry Schantz (Ph.D.)
Shaping Captivity: Transformations of the Indian Captivity Narrative from the 17th through the 19th Century.
Maimu Alber (M.A.)
Traveling at the Speed of Darkness.
Jeffrey Morgan (Ph.D.)
Developing a Feminine Pastoral: Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs.
Richard Van Noy (Ph.D.)
Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place.
Saad Asswailim (Ph.D.)
Myth, Ideology and Silence in Three Novels by Vance Bourjaily.
Kristin Bryant (Ph.D.)
Constructed Identities and the Interior Self: A Reading of Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Biography.
Anna Cole (Ph.D.)
Jonathan Swift Telling His Own Story: Book IV of Gulliver's Travels as Autobiography.
Maryanne Cole (Ph.D.)
Voices of Travail: Autobiographical Journey Narratives by English Sectarian Women, 1641-1700.
Francesca Giusti (M.A.)
Ludovico Domenichi's La Stampa: Printing, Editing, Plagiarism and Authorship in an Italian Renaissance Dialogue.
Yonjae Jung (Ph.D.)
"The Most Inseparable of Companions": Lacan(-izing) Freud (-ianized) Poe.
Moonsoon Kang (Ph.D.)
Satire as "a Sword in the Hands of a Mad Man" and "that Art of Necessary Defence": A Study of Madness and Satire in Swift and Johnson.
Carla Kungl (Ph.D.)
Women Writers and Detectives: Creating Authority in British Women's Detective Fiction 1890-1940.
Jerome McKeever (Ph.D.)
The McCarey Touch: The Life and Films of Leo McCarey.
Michelle Smith (M.A.)
Liris A Novella.
James Wynn (M.A.)
A Cognitive Approach to Prepositional Usage in English as a Second Language Acquisition.
Naomi Igarashi (M.A.)
User-Friendly Web Design: An Application of Principles to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Web Site.
Amy Kesegich (Ph.D.)
Pilgrim in Progress: The Works of Annie Dillard as Spiritual Autobiography.
Dian Killian (Ph.D.)
The Nation's Other: Ideology, Repression, and Resistance in Irish Emigrant Discourse.
Kathy Miller (M.A.)
The Push Toward Meaning and Bi-cultural Understanding: The Writer/Reader Relationship in Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior.
Kristen Olson (Ph.D.)
The "Soul's Imaginary Sight": Visuality and Mimesis in Early Modern Poetics.
Brian Reed (Ph.D.)
Wrestling Sensibility: Male Anxiety, Sentimentality, and British Eighteenth-Century Narrative.
Maria Assif (M.A.)
Kristeva's Reading of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury in Search of Caddy's Voice.
Christina Hebebrand (Ph.D.)
"We Are the People"-Native American and Chicano/a Literatures as Intersecting Indigenous Literatures of the American Southwest.
Lydia Kosc (M.A.)
The Birth of Fiction: Interfaith Relationships in the Novels of Philip Roth.
Amy Magnus (Ph.D.)
Leaving Tracks: The Legacy of Chippewa History in the Novels of Louise Erdrich.
Paula Makris (Ph.D.)
Colonial Education and Cultural Inheritance: Caribbean Literature and the Classics.
Christopher Stewart (Ph.D.)
In Paths Untrodden: Queer Spiritual Autobiography.
Jennifer Swartz (Ph.D.)
"The Very Being or Legal Existence of the Woman is Suspended": Law, Literature, and the Middle-Class Victorian Woman.
Bradley Ricca (Ph.D.)
American Zodiac: Astronomical Signs in Dickinson, Melville, and Poe.
Carrie Shanafelt (M.A.)
Fielding on Fielding: Rhetoric of Authenticity in the Prose Fiction of Henry Fielding.
Brenda Smith (Ph.D.)
The Construction of Bi-Cultural Subjectivity in African-American Autobiography.
Leigh Fabens (Ph.D.)
Dreams amd Death in the Novels by James Welch, Tim O'Brien, and Ron Arias: A Cognitive Approach.
Katherine Kickel (Ph.D.)
Novel Notions: Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Mapping of the Imagination.
Traci Arnett Pipkins (Ph.D)
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read": The Revolution in Reading Scripture in Seventeenth-century England
Maria Assif (Ph.D.)
Mother-daughter Relationships in Asian and Jewish American Literatures: Story(ing) Identities.
Kristine Kelly (Ph.D.)
A Place For Everyone: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Emigration and Settlement.
Brian Ballentine (Ph.D.)
Toward a Rhetoric of Engineering: Explorations in the Practices of Engineers and the Implications for the Teaching of Technical Communication.
Darcy Brandel (Ph.D.)
If I Had a Hammer: Rereading Female Experimental Writing in the Context of Progressive Social Change.
Narcisz Fejes (Ph.D.)
Absorbing East-Central Europe: Representations of the Region in Modern British Literature
Veeneenea Erika Smith (Ph.D.)
Dinna Forget Spurgeon: A Literary Biography
Daniel Anderson (M.A.)
Plato's Complaint: Nathan Zuckerman, the University of Chicago, and Philip Roth's Neo-Aristotelian Poetics.
Barbara Burgess-Van Aken (Ph.D.)
Barbara Torelli's Partenia: A Bilingual Critical Edition.
Erin Monroe (M.A.)
Terminal: A Collection of Poetry.
Gabriel Rieger (Ph.D.)
Penetrating Wit: Sexual Language and Satiric Tragedy.
Elizabeth Sirkin (Ph.D.)
Popular Images and Cosmopolitan Mediation: Mass Media and Western Pop Culture in the Anglophone South Asian Novel.
Kathryn Elizabeth Anderson (M.A.)
“These were the things that bounded me”: a New Examination of Millay’s Dramatic Works”
Jason B. Barone (M.A.)
The Search for the Jungian Stranger in the Novels of Haruki Murakami
Katherine Hansen Clark (Ph.D.)
What is a Cozy?
Christopher Mays (M.A.)
The Failure to Meet "the Challenge of Our Time": the Demise of Bill Clinton's Plan for Universal Health Care / by Christopher Mays
Heather J. Kichner (Ph.D.)
Cemetery Plots from Victoria to Verdun: Literary Representations of Epitaph and Burial from the Nineteenth Century through the Great War
Jenifer Lynn Wolkowski (Ph.D.)
Ideas of Community in Three Depression-era Southern Novels: Faulkner’s The Hamlet, Dargan’s Call Home the Heart, and Still's River of Earth
Jafeen S. Ilmudeen (M.A.)
Portraits by Jafeen S. Ilmudeen
Kenneth W. McGraw (Ph.D.)
Dangerous Discourse: Language and Sex between Men in Eighteenth-Century London
Naomi Igarashi Takagi (Ph.D.)
Flow Theory: Conscious Experience in Expository Argumentative Writing
Iris Jamahl Dunkle (Ph.D.)
Shaking the Burning Birch Tree: Amy Lowell’s Sapphic Modernism
Asdghig Karajayerlian (Ph.D.)
Large Worlds/Small Places: Critical Cosmopolitanism and Stereoscopic Vision in the Global Postcolonial Novel
Jamie Lynn McDaniel (Ph.D.)
Trespassing Women: Representations of Property and Identity in British Women’s Writing 1925-2005
Brandy L. Schillace (Ph.D.)
“The Alphabet of Sense”: Rediscovering the Rhetoric of Women’s Intellectual Liberty
Chalet K. Seidel (Ph.D.)
Representations of Journalistic Professionalism: 1865-1900
Jason Todd Stuart (Ph.D.)
The Disciplinary Rhetoric of the 21st Century: The Emergence of Computers and Composition
Ronald Jerome Tulley (Ph.D.)
An Exhibitionist’s Paradise: Digital Transformations of the Autobiographical Impulse
Tasia Hane-Devore (Ph.D.)
Constructed Bodies, Edited Deaths: The Negotiation of Sociomedical Discourse in Autothanatographers' Writing of Terminal Illness
Irene Moody (Ph.D.)
Lexicons in Lace: The Language of Dress in the New Woman Novel.
Christine Mueri (Ph.D.)
“Defined not by Time, but by Mood”: First-person Narratives of Bipolar Disorder
Danielle Nielsen (Ph.D.)
Reading the Empire from Afar: From Colonial Spectacles to Colonial Literacies
Anne Ryan (Ph.D.)
Victorian Fiction and the Psychology of Self-Control, 1855-1885
Daniel Paul Anderson Jr. (Ph.D.)
The Ivory Shtetl: The University and the Postwar Jewish Imagination
Natalija Grgorinic (Ph.D.)
Recounting the Author
Michael Moss (Ph.D.)
Rhetoric and Time: Cognition, Culture, and Interaction
Robert Welling Addington (Ph.D.)
Discipline and Publish: Creative Writing Programs, Literary Markets, and the Short Story Renaissance
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