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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Nineteenth-century Working Women as Readers & Activists, Heather Simoneau

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Alain de Lille's Shameful, Pleasure-Seeking Hermaphrodites: Reconsidering Plaint of Nature's Anti-Sodomitic Stance, Laura Marie Brzyski

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The brain, new stuff'd...with triumphs gay / Of old romance: Re-Imagining Madeline and the Chamber of Maiden-Thought in Keats's "The Eve of St. Agnes", Renee Kathryn Buesking

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The Ethics of Perspective: Contemporary Accounts of the Apocalypse, George Mote

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Nancy Mitford's Human Dragon-Fly: Love in a Cold Climate and the Creation of a Queer Figure, Ashley Pfeiffer

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Spaces of Desire in Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly, Emily Jane Rau

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Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven: Envisioning and Reinventing American Transatlantic Bohemia in Harlem, Edward Norman Tabor

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Sleeping Volcanoes: The Production (and Productivity) of Violence in Joan Anim-Addo's Imoinda, Or She Who Will Lose Her Name, Sarah Elizabeth Bruno

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From Prostitution to Domesticity: Charting the Intersections fo Bodily Habituations and Conditions of Precarity in John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Lauren N. Calabrese

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Reimagining the Feminine Role in Fin Amor: Feminine Compassion as Agency in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Knight's Tale, Taara Ness-Cochinwala

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Laughingstock-y: Fatness, Excess, Humor, and the Critical Male Eye in Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Short Stories, Jenna Marcy Appelbaum

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The Tragic Imagination: Othello and The Winter's Tale, Luke Allen Barnhart

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Dramatic Choices in Measure for Measure, Johanna Evans

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An Early Loss of Bloom: Spinsters, Old Maids, and the Marriage Market in Persuasion", Dashielle Horn

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Transvestism, Witchcraft, and the Early Modern Lilith, Katelyn Maire McCarthy

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The Camera's I: The Problem of Vision in Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Emily Shreve

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dean Mahomet: Advocate of Classical Empire, Colleen Caitlin Fitzgerald

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Cosmetic Sensations: Lady Audley's Secret and the Democratization of Beauty, Rebecca Debra Kling

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So Much Depends Upon Distance: Selfhood & Temporality in To the Lighthouse and Orlando, Wade Linebaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Fingering the sublime : thirsting for a misnaming in Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, Rebecca Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Psychological symptoms as expressions of "rebellious" thoughts in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The yellow wallpaper", Kathleen Mish

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen : the speaker's quest for power in Shakespeare's sonnets, Duane Graner

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Gender melancholia, humanity and authentic selves : an analysis of the disruptive power of women's relationships in Passing, Jazz and Sula, Karen B. Manahan

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Wandering "wastours" : : images of itinerant labor from Langland to Shakespeare, Samuel Norwood

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Inheriting psychological trauma in Their eyes were watching God, Minh H. Trinh

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Identity politics : the queer nation-space in Paul Goma's My childhood at the gate of unrest, Elizabeth D. Vogtsberger

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Walt Whitman, an American, one the roughs, a kosmos : identity and naming in the global world of Walt Whitman's poetry, Elizabeth Wiggins

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The happy lie of antebellum sentimental literature : : performance of ideal womanhood, middle-classness, and social mobility, Erica Barone

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The Pocket and the Heart' : disembodied capitalism and the foreclosure of bodily suffering in Life in the Iron Mills , Sarah K. Lanius

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Accrediting loss : the Woful Widow in Medieval literature , Silvia Diaz

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The attractions of the "cinema attractions" to female spectatorship, Silvia Diaz

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The self as solitary soul, Kristina Fennelly

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To the lighthouse, to the self, Kristina Fennelly

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Communicating homoerotic desire in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Paul J. Sisko

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Communicating desire in Henry James's "The Beast in the Jungle", Paul J. (John) Sisko

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Ralph Ellison's invisible Women, Nicole Batchelor

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The disruptive excess of Cordelia, Nicole Batchelor

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An intimate geology : cyborg writing and history as loss in Charlotte Smith's Beachy head, Sunny L. Bavaro

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Through anxious laughter queerly : women enjoying the grizzle in The Avowing of Arthur, Sunny L. Bavaro

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Dethroning female desire : muted moments of pleasure in Chretien de Troyes' Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart, Jennifer L. Black

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"To talk in fancy with the speaking eye" : a vision of desire and death in Mary Robinson's Sappho and Phaon, Jennifer L. Black

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An acoustic metaphor : the fragmentation of voice in the Work of Joseph McElroy, Flore Chevaillier

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Word's inhalation and exhalation breathing poetry in Gertrude Stein's Tender buttons, Flore Chevaillier

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Developing homosocial and homoerotic themes in the work of Sherman Alexie, Anson Ferguson

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The Cosby Show and its role in breaking stereotypes, Anson Ferguson

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Bone of my bone. Flesh of my flesh : Sexual (non)identity, idealistic cannibalism, and erotic love in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the body, Rita J. Kurtz

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Educating Amoranda : the logic of witchcraft and female transgression in Mary Davys's The reformed coquet; or, the memoirs of Amoranda, Rita J. Kurtz

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The story's the thing : holding up a mirror to nature in Raymond Carver's "Put yourself in my shoes" and Alice Munro's "Material", Joy LaFrance

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Whenever we would truly conquer, we must seem to yield : Eliza Haywood's Fantomina and subversive fiction for women, Joy LaFrance

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Family and the French Revolution : the domestic and the political in the work of Edmund Burke and Charlotte Smith, Rebecca M. Stewart

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Loathliness, loyalty, and location : the threat of the Other in Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle, Rebecca M. Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Mammon's tropic economy in Jonson's The alchemist, Nathaniel Z. Eastman

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Tropes, bodies, and exchange in Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller, Nathaniel Z. Eastman

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Playful women : masochistic tendencies in Louisa May Alcott's A Long Fatal Love Chase, Taming a Tartar, and Behind a Mask , Sarah Herchel

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Textual Mediums : Reading as Agency in Villette and Behind a Mask, Sarah Herchel

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Cabeza de Vaca : the rider on the psychic borderlands in Nicolas Echevarria's Cabeza de Vaca, Paul Galante

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Yet cannot hold this visible shape : Antony's Roman identity crisis in William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra , Paul Galante

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A "Community" of women : female charity and friendship in Fanny Burney's Cecilia, Kelly Anne Grim

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Comfort and control : Trina and Frank Norris's McTeague, Kelly Anne Grim

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Mapping Yasunari Kawabata's Multiplicity : reading Snow country as Rhizome, Nancy Cho Barret

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Religious power and gift exchange in Jane Austin's Mansfield Park, Nancy Cho Barret

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Come let us look in the mirror together : doubling and autobiography in John Bunyan's Grace abounding and Orhan Pamuk's The white castle, Stephannie Suzanne Gearhart

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Why shees like a play : gender, performance, and subversion in early modern drama, Stephannie Suzanne Gearhart

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An entertaining study : Our mutual friend's Bradley Headstone and Dickens's answer to phrenology, Sean Patrick Magee

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The nature of things : the positioning of the reader in Thomas Bernhard's The voice imitator, Sean Patrick Magee

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An orphaned culture : American Jewry from David Levinsky to Alexander Portnoy, Alan Rubin

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Capitalism in the poetry of Ben Jonson, Alan Rubin

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Fantasy and reality in The robber bridegroom and Other voices, other rooms and : ambivalence, narration and national identity in Layamon's Brut, Kimberly Haas

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Burning the master's house : feminist and colonial agency in Jane Eyre, Erangee Kaushalya Kumarage

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Pornography and feminism : fellow travelers or strange bedfellows?, Erangee Kaushalya Kumarage

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Educating boys to be queer? : Robert Audley's homoeroticism straightened out, Jennifer S. Kushnier

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Implicating the reader : Audre Lorde's need for love in "Need, a chorale for black woman voices", Jennifer S. Kushnier

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A matter of pride : a misplaced end quote in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, John Lennon

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Learning to play the tower : Oedipa's transformation from tourist to post-tourist in The crying of lot 49, John Lennon

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Contemporary American poetry about art : Rita Dove, Lisel Mueller and Jorie Graham, Farah L. Miller

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Had enough of people for a while : alienation in postmodern British fiction, Farah L. Miller

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An Ojibway metamorphosis : June as Sweetheart Calico in Louise Erdich's The Antelope Wife, Edward W. Strong

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Religion and race in the poetry of Thylias Moss, Edward W. Strong

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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The mother devoured in Tina Howe's Birth and after birth and : women speak in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur, Celia Shiffer

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Who are the women of our discontent? and : John Boorman's Excalibur: a film resurgence of male conquest mythology, Stephen Tompkins

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Francis Burney and feminine power or transforming spousal relevance, Theodore A. Blaisdell

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Mapping significance : geographical musings on the three "hoe" plays, Theodore A. Blaisdell

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Nothing new about Pynchon, Borges and Derrida, Harry J. Brown

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A master's thesis: Making the Christian warrior : Beowulf and Christianity. 'A Love of disembling' : Hobbes and The Man of Mode. Churlish clerk : the clerk/cherl variants of Chaucer's Physician's Tale., Aaron Ensminger

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The class conflict in Chaucer's "The clerk's tale". Oppression or liberation in the classroom : social-epistemic and expressivist collaborative methods of learning, Gina M. Bright

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Eilonwy's shifting representations of desire in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain : and How the whore and the young lover make (a) way for the Queen: a feminist analysis of Shakespeare's Cressida, Juliet and Cleopatra, Stefany Anne Kramer

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Light imagery in Tess Gallagher's Amplitude. New and selected poems. "So foul and fair a play" : doubleness in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Melanie Kutz

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Foolish faith, Jennifer McNamara Bailey

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The language of power, Sheila Bauer

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The search for identity in Michelle Cliff's Abeng, Stephanie F. Brown

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Mirror of ignorance, Anne M. Dickson

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Trapped in tradition: William Carlos Williams' Patterson. Reconciling the "savage" and the "potential" Native American : Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia as a blueprint for Indian policy, Harold William Halbert

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Making sense of nonsense : winning the language game in Nu Noch. The dialogic style of George Gissing's New Grub Street. The "Cyclops" episode in James Joyce's Ulysses : Cursing the curse of Cromwell, or, Standing up to God's Irishman, Junianne M. Roe

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The other astrological conflict in Chaucer's wife of Bath : 'Contrarius' Mercury and Venus. Mirror, mirror : the faulty mirror in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and George Eliot's Adam Bede. "All opposites contained and reconciled" : Merle Hodge's Crick crack, monkey and Paule Marshall's Brown girl, brownstones, Tracey A. Cummings

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Disrupting the reading of the cultural other : Itabari Njeri's Every good-bye ain't gone. Standing on the dividing line: Elias Boudinot's "An address to the whites" and William Apes' "An Indian's looking-glass for the white man", Therese Marie Gyauch

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Trawling for students : a feminist perspective. Silence, fragmentation, and reformulation : women and language in the poetry of survival, Kathleen Haselton

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Scarlett and Sethe: ruled by race ruled by gender : an examination of the "unredeemable woman" in twentieth-century American literature, Darcy E. Howe

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The only good wife is a mad wife : antifeminism in Nu Noch. The injustice of rape : "The death of Amnon" and the sequestering of Tamar. "Spectator in the balance" : a classroom exercise in ritual and audience manipulation, Nicole D. Matson

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Mad women, mad world : the depiction of madness in Renaissance drama. Those crazy Scots : madness and transformation in the ballad tradition of Scotland, Amy C. O'Brien

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The buried life : Mrs. Gardiner in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice. A "Golden field of vision" : reading in Pale fire. Pleasure on display : Female homosexuality and the unravelling of Basic instinct, Tracy Witherill Beck-Briggs