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  • Duerst, Gretchen (2005-04-15)
    In this creative non-fiction thesis, I present a collection of personal essays that examine my significant moments of awkwardness with failed communications or frustrated relationships when I wanted to draw people closer ...
  • Dunham, Karen L. (1999-12-01)
    This thesis is a collection of six essays with interconnecting elements and themes. Two overriding themes which pervade the collection are the search for spiritual wholeness and the relationships between humans and th ...
  • Schaefer, Mimi (1994-05-05)
    The study of the social dimensions of Shakespeare's art is represented by the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, C.L. Barber, Robert Weimann, Edward Berry, and Michael Bristol. Their work analyzes the background in Elizabethan soc ...
  • Fech, Bill (2013-05-31)
    This thesis takes an auteurist approach to the films of director Terrence Malick by reading them through the spiritual philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I establish Malick's thematic concern with the human struggle to a ...
  • Hoch, Jamie (2004-06-01)
    The Modern era, roughly the time between 1860-1930, brought about a significant restructuring of artistic mediums. From the canvas to the page, artists of the twentieth century turned towards collaboration as a means b ...
  • Robertson, Wayne (2000-09-13)
    Recently, feminist scholars have begun to question the traditional telling of the history of rhetoric. Dissatisfied with a history which is told in terms of privileged, white males to the exclusion of all other voices, ...
  • McGrory, Suzette L. (1998-06-12)
    Traditional interpretations of James Joyce's Dubliners have often focused on the pervasive "paralysis" of the city, covered in the stories' range of "childhood, adolescence, maturity, and public life." However, these app ...
  • Query, Patrick (2001-05-02)
    This thesis traces the relationship between the First World War, constructions of masculinity, and the life and poetry of T.S. Eliot. Central to this relationship is a study of homoeroticism, which the author characteriz ...
  • Walsh, Amy M. (1996-05-10)
    These six stories investigate characters who must begin to understand their own actions, which are often made in response to authority. In the lives of these characters, there are schemas which they believe they fit, ...
  • Inoue, Asao B. (1996-04-16)
    In this thesis, I explore experiences with my identity, looking at the identity people have seen me as, who I've thought I was, and the identities my mother's and father's different family backgrounds suggest I should ...
  • Sprague, Allen (2013-06-07)
    The following thesis presents a case study analyzing a service-learning project implemented in a second-year level Writing in Business course at Oregon State University. The classroom project required business writing st ...
  • Maybaum, Lenore D. (2004-07-28)
    This quasi-ethnographic research documents the autobiographical utterances of incarcerated women taking part in a narrative writing course, Life Writing, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The purpose of this researc ...
  • Robinson, David M. (University of California Press, 1993)
  • Ridinger, Angela F. (2000-05-02)
    Ralph Ellison died without ever completing his second novel. After his death, the executor of his literary estate, John F. Callahan, edited Ellison's work into a novel published under the title Juneteenth. This thesis ...
  • Winsor, Shiloh (2001-09-13)
    Dashiell Hammett's fiction and detective pulps generally, offered the reader a chance to participate in vicarious power, by giving them a sense of the profession of detection, both in and out of the stories. It was th ...
  • Dahlin, Angela (2002-04-24)
    Violence and voice seem to be related. In this thesis I detail personal experiences with violence, and then put them into the context of research done about the ways in which violence affects the writing voice, as well ...
  • Oberst, Gail D. (2004-12-06)
    The 13 personal essays in Water over Stones: Oregon Watershed Stories explore the author's experiences in dozens of Oregon watersheds. Using the genre of the personal essay, the author, a fifth-generation Oregonian and ...
  • Rosman, Alice L. (2013-06-11)
    Wendy Bishop's lively voice and scholarly contribution continue to resonate and be important in composition studies. Bishop--poet, scholar, feminist, teacher, ethnographer, and compositionist--sought to blur the lines be ...
  • Hill, Eric R. (1999-05-05)
    This thesis is the first of three sections in what will be a book-long project of creative nonfiction essays. The book will parallel the author's diary with three other family diaries, spanning four generations. This the ...
  • Turner, David N. (2006-07-20)
    Walt Whitman looked to the natural world, which he considered an original example of divine creation, for insights into the methods and patterns of the Creative Force; the poet then intuited connections between these div ...

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