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Remapping Dickinson and Periodical Studies
My dissertation addresses Emily Dickinson's neglected periodical poems of the 1890s. In examining these poems, it 1) updates and recasts the narrative of Dickinson's posthumous production and 2) challenges long-held ...
Brave New Narratives: Postrace Identity and the African American Literary Tradition
This study examines late twentieth&ndashcentury and millennial black middle&ndashclass fiction, often described as the New Black Aesthetic (NBA), as a vital and expansive aspect of literary studies and racial discourse. ...
Writing at the Edge of the Empire: The Poetics of Piracy in the Early Modern Atlantic World
My dissertation examines four pirate-authored texts from the early modern period, each of which centers on the development of piracy in the Atlantic world. Contrary to popular opinion, not all pirates were illiterate thugs. ...
They Don't Know Us Here
To be human is to be shaped by memory: what is remembered, what is forgotten, and what lies quietly dormant. But what of the unique mind, for whom this balance is upset? The novella <italic>They Don't Know Us Here</italic> ...
This collection of stories features characters who "sound" their pasts, their childhoods, their families, and their obsessions, sometimes surfacing with gained clarity, and sometimes losing themselves to the depths. The ...
As Thread is a collection of poems which keeps account of the categories and modes of loss, using the death of my father as the catalyst, and how memory, as replacement, unravels, tangles, and mends--as thread does.
Accidents of Water
This collection, consisting of poems that take their imagery and dramatic situations from motherhood, childhood, Christian mythology, and art, enacts a belief in the power of naming, storytelling, and the making of meaningful ...
Visa Denied: U.S. Playwriting and the anti-Political Habitus post-"Angels in America"
"Visa Denied: U.S. Playwriting and the Anti-Political Habitus post-Angels in America," a dissertation by Daniel Nelson Pressley, argues that an anti-political prejudice operates across the points of the U.S. theater-making ...
The stories in my thesis explore race politics, the American Dream, the influence of hip-hop in suburban society, and the role of academia in identity formation. The stories feature a Korean-American narrator whose speech ...
Black Benefactors and White Recipients: Counternarratives of Benevolence in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
My study examines four African American-authored narratives written between 1793 and 1901 (Richard Allen and Absalom Jones' Narratives of the Proceedings of the Black People, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a ...