Browsing English Theses and Dissertations by Title

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    • Absent Without Leave 

      Yetman, Shanna (2012)
      How do you deal with the biology you are born with; the parents you are given; the religion that is handed to you; and the ideologies you inherit? Absent Without Leave is a short story collection that explores the anxiety ...
    • Accidental Ghosts 

      Katzel, Amy (2012)
      Accidental Ghosts is a collection of narrative lyrics that examine the cyclical and often paradoxical relationships between children, parents, and grandparents. Many of the poems bear witness to parents as caretakers, to ...
    • Accidents of Water 

      Walsh, Cherie Thompson (2012)
      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 ...
    • AFRICAN LITERATURE AS WORLDLITERATURE: ALTERNATIVE GENEALOGIES AND SELF-REFERENTIALISM 

      Hodapp, James Michael (2014)
      Since the 1989 publication of The Empire Writes Back by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin, discourse on seminal African literary texts has focused on their ability to "write back" to the European canon. Using ...
    • After hours 

      Hess, Zach (2014)
      "After hours" follows Thea, a Cleveland suburbanite, as she contends with childhood trauma from her estranged alcoholic father. Thea thought she left this all behind as she has made a life with her wife Maxine. But when ...
    • ALL THE WAYS MY MOTHERS SEE ME 

      Hill, Kiyanna (2019)
      “All the Ways My Mothers See Me” is a collection of poems, meditating on the self-exploration of my intersectionality as a black woman and how these selves have been raised. These poems are an intimate investigation of ...
    • Almost Invisible 

      Lee, Kateema (2006-05-07)
      As the title implies, my poems attempt to convey the speaker's sense of invisibility. Whether musing on landscapes, seasons, or childhood memories, the speaker is most often a reflexive observer. In the poems where the ...
    • Alternative Worlds of Female Desire: Women Reimagining the Nation in Caribbean Fiction 

      Allan, Keisha Simone (2021)
      This project examines how the nation is reimagined through the lens of women who critique social and political inequities in their societies. I explore how literary artists provide feminist interventions in discourses on ...
    • America, Viet Nam, and the Poetics of Guilt 

      Hill, Matthew Blake (2004-05-03)
      The "war poem" has, since Homer, served as a means for non-combatants to access the experience of warfare; evolving over time, the genre reflects and revises cultural attitudes toward war. Since the Great War, the war ...
    • American Bards: James M. Whitfield, Eliza R. Snow, John Rollin Ridge, and Walt Whitman 

      Whitley, Edward (2004-07-26)
      Despite recent efforts to recover a diverse range of nineteenth-century American poets, the aura that continues to surround Walt Whitman as the quintessential American bard has yet to be sufficiently challenged. This ...
    • American Girls: Nation and Gender in James, Wharton, and Cather 

      Arai, Keiko (2010)
      This dissertation examines the representations of the American girl in the works of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather in relation to the popular image of the American Girl at the turn of the century. During a ...
    • American Hospitality: The Politics of Conditionality in Twentieth-Century U.S. Fiction 

      Gleich, Lewis S (2020)
      American Hospitality rereads the canon of American literature by focusing attention on the centrality of hospitality to the twentieth-century American literary imagination. It argues that twentieth-century U.S. authors ...
    • Americans in the Golden State: The Rhetoric of Identity in Four California Social Protest Novels 

      Warford, Elisa Leigh (2006-04-19)
      This dissertation examines the rhetorical strategies of four California social protest novels of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries: Helen Hunt Jackson's <em>Ramona</em> (1884), María Amparo ...
    • And Other Stories 

      Kun, Tara (2017)
      And Other Stories follows four characters as they discover, relinquish, evolve, and deteriorate within the jobs that they occupy. Dominic Ruggers and Koji Itō find themselves in a forced choosing of career as they attempt ...
    • "And There See Justice Done": The Problem of Law in the African American Literary Tradition 

      Brown, Christopher Michael (2012)
      This dissertation argues that careful attention to African American literature reveals that the different terms through which we understand race and law are in fact incommensurable, and that the clash of their competing ...
    • ANNUALS: A Collection of Poems 

      Mackey, John Joseph (1978)
      The poems in this collection were written during the past year and are arranged in roughly chronological order. My intention in writing the poems was to construct a truthful recreation of experience which would ...
    • Antler 

      O'Connor, Kimberly (2009)
      The poems in <italic>Antler</italic> are perhaps best described through the methods used to write them. The earliest poems in the collection--those written first, such as "Before" and "Joint"--are attempts to linger in an ...
    • Anxious Journeys: Past, Present, and Construction of Identity in American Travel Writing 

      Packer-Kinlaw, Donna (2012)
      Travel writing ostensibly narrates leisurely excursions through memorable landscapes and records the adventures associated with discovering new scenes. The journey presumably provides an escape from the burdens of daily ...
    • Anything Ingestible 

      Goodson, Anna (2019)
      Anything Ingestible focuses on the way inherited narratives of female illness – both cultural and personal – shape a female addict’s experience of their addiction and their body, and the way the two obsessions are related. ...
    • Are You Stek Mainard?: The Fragmented History of an Indie Rock Legend 

      Jerome, Timothy Joseph (2011)
      Are You Stek Mainard?: The Fragmented History of an Indie Rock Legend is a biography of the singer/songwriter Stek Mainard. The text opens with Stek Mainard walking away from his music career at its peak, when mainstream ...