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  • Rosenberg, Valerie P. (2000-05-22)
    The five short stories included in this thesis depict characters who struggle as they try to balance their responsibilities to each other, and their own independent desires. Whether those desires include personal freedom ...
  • Hagan, Matthew T. (2012-02-14)
    In this thesis I argue that Cormac McCarthy's 1985 novel Blood Meridian serves as a critique of the American Western mythos by collapsing aspects of myth, ideology, and the sublime into the question of violence's relatio ...
  • Mosher, Brian S. (2013-05-28)
    As the necessity grows for undergraduate English teachers to incorporate various multimodal texts into their course material due to the changing landscape of what is considered English studies, comics can be an increasin ...
  • Cate, Rachael (2011-05-05)
    Literacy projects can lead to community empowerment, particularly when roundtable discussions initiate goals and students draw on their experiences and strengths to serve as "literacy ambassadors." In the two following l ...
  • Lewis, Michael Stewart (2004-06-04)
    My current Project on the late fourteenth-century Pearl observes the workings of allegory, courtly language, and poetic landscape. During this study, I pursue the elements of the poem that suggest a lack of spiritual g ...
  • Villemarette, Chris (2006-09-13)
    My goal is to demonstrate that a coevolutionary relationship exists between decentralized networks over which digital media are used and the control mechanisms placed on those networks and digital media. The resisting di ...
  • White, Andrew (1999-05-03)
    Nathaniel Hawthorne lived and wrote in an age of reform efforts, and the progressive movement with which he was most familiar was Transcendentalism. However, he was not sympathetic with Emerson's idealism, a sentiment wh ...
  • Zinck, Jaime (2012-03-20)
    Sixteenth century Elizabeth I of England has long been a figure of interest to Renaissance scholars, and their work largely focuses on how her gender impacted the power, politics, and culture of her day. Many have perc ...
  • Mitchell, Danielle M. (1996-04-22)
    Presenting and synthesizing several paradigms for the teaching of literature in American colleges, I investigate how definitions of reading, readers, texts, interpretations, and knowledge affect student acts of reading a ...
  • Caputi, Roseanne Pascalette (2005-08-16)
    The purpose of this project is to draw a more explicit connection between Eudora Welty and the literary influence Emily Brönte had on her, revealing Welty as a writer who is more integrated into literary tradition and ...
  • Randlemon, Daniel E. (2012-05-25)
    Throughout the course of this thesis, I argue that the prose of David Foster Wallace, specifically his posthumously published novel The Pale King, inhabits a middle ground between universal sincerity and the particulariz ...
  • Raleigh, Elisabeth A. (2001-02-02)
    DOUBLE EXPOSURE is a novel concerned with the phenomenon of memory. The story explores such questions as: To what extent does "memory" (and the narratives we construct from it) explain who we are? How is memory influen ...
  • Treat, Tanya (2000-04-18)
    The four stories and one essay within are linked by themes: love, sex, truth, and music. Three of the stories are told by first person narrators who are also musicians. In "Elementary Music," a young girl views her par ...
  • Gelper, Cynthia H. (1996-05-06)
    This is a collection of eight short stories, all of which deal on some level with alienation and the struggle to find meaning in one's life. Although most of the stories deal with issues related to women or feature fem ...
  • Chernik, Abra Fortune (1999-05-06)
    Eva Nightingale, an original screenplay, is a retelling of the Garden of Eden myth set in modern times and seen from Eve's point of view. The script centers on life after Eden, life after trespass and loss, when Eva (li ...
  • Beach, J. M. (2000-05-17)
    This essay is an exploration of identity formation and expression. Humanity's identity formations create the orientations and languages with which we use to create our knowledge and understanding of the surrounding ext ...
  • Faherty, Dionna E. (2000-11-20)
    Literary and feminist theory have recently begun to recognize William Shakespeare's character of Juliet as a possible feminist heroine, but communicating this interpretation on film will be complicated. Not only will the ...
  • Bernard, Sean (2001-05-02)
    The narrator of Fortunate Son is Jake, a 21 year-old who has recently arrived in Tucson, Arizona, after the death of his mother. He's spent his entire life on the road with his mother, possibly followed and antagonized ...
  • Mosher-Knoshaug, Jessica M. (1999-02-24)
    The eighteenth-century female of sensibility was characterized by delicate nerves that allowed her to feel her surroundings and enabled her to choose virtue over vice more consistently than males. While females were co ...
  • Tuma, Teresa K. Easterling (1995-05-19)
    This collection consists of autobiographical essays which center around my father, my first husband, and my backyard. All of the pieces are recollections, and most occur either from my study inside the house, or from t ...

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