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  • 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 ...
  • Jurgens, Jeremy (2010-09-02)
    Traditionally, Renaissance studies have neglected or overlooked the contributions of early modern female poets, many of whom produced lively, engaging, and highly creative work despite the limitations imposed on them by ...
  • Klinikowski, Autumn (2001-06-12)
    Themes of authorship in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe highlight locations in the stories that expose the author's concerns with their responsibilities and contributions to society. In order t ...
  • Cook, Molly Larson (1996-07-23)
    This thesis comprises a collection of six short stories written and developed in the Creative Writing program at Oregon State University and particularly in fiction workshops with Dr. Tracy Daugherty and Marjorie Sando ...
  • Cohen, Martin, 1943- (1995-11-28)
    The study of the question of why Shakespeare's Hamlet delays killing Claudius in revenge for his father's murder is examined in light of the major critical theories from neo-classical to modern scholarship. An expanded ...
  • Peake, Natasha C. (1996-05-06)
    As the embodiment of the religiously unsettled Victorian Era in which she lived, George Eliot sought to discover a system of belief that would allow her to reaffirm and maintain her feelings of faith and morality. She ...
  • Nadelson, Scott (1999-05-25)
    The six stories in this collection center around an extended Jewish family in the New York Metropolitan area and the curse its members relentlessly wish upon themselves. The protagonist in four of the six stories is Da ...
  • Lubbock, Jay Erik (1995-05-25)
    Past experiences have relevant truths for the present. An uncommon work and living situation from this writer's undergraduate days shows how prejudice and stereotype can be subtly arranged, and participated in, by the ...
  • Yee, Ann L. (2001-07-27)
    This thesis consists of four short stories and Chapter 1 of a novel in progress. Each of the four stories are thematically linked through a common protagonist, Nancy, and through a relatively chronological following of ...
  • Rhoten, Karalee N. (2004-07-30)
    The words we use to define our lives are often determined by the way we render any given moment. Every instance of writing is a moment of remembering, and a non-fiction essay gives the author free rein to unravel an in ...

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