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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Navigating the New World: The Double as Vehicle in "Edgar Huntly", Kevin Tarik Bakry

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The Hall of Effigies, Duncan Randolph Henry Barile

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Saintly Victim(s), Savage Assailants: Race, Rape and, Media Portrayals of the Central Park Jogger Case, Thomas Palacios Beddall

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Viewing the Whale: Space, Time, and the Imagination in "Moby-Dick" and Comics, Garrett Sterling Bond

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“Nothing But Blows”: Herman Melville and the Contagion of Authority, Conrad Irving Brittenham

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"Recipes Like Floating Islands:" Recipe, Autobiography, and Memory in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, Chloe Alice Chappe

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Reading Playfully: A New Branch of Criticism for The Digital Age, Enzo Cnop

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Afrofuturism:The artistic manifestation of otherness through science fiction, Brandon John Lee Cunningham

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The Portrait of the Artist in a Mirror: The Refraction of Joyce in Nabokov's Fiction, Rebecca Frances Dangoor

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The Temptation of Sherlock Holmes: Aesthetics, Expectations, and the Gothic, Sarah M. Davin

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A Collection of Short Stories in Translation: The Andalusian Shawl, Claire Marie Gotch

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Into Their Hands: Selected Letters and Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Boris Pasternak in English Translation, Jared Carlos Hester

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A History of Mozambican Identity as Told by Four Mozambicans, Nandhi M. Honwana

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Janko Jesensky's The Democrats: Translation form the Slovak with Commentary and Introduction, Rastislav Huba

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“All the Being and the Doing”: Time and the Role of the Artist in Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, Maeve Odile Jackson-Dufault

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"When We Come Back From the War I Will Have Changed.", Sam Robert Ketchum

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The Hidden Hand: Rubbing Out The Masturbation Narratives in "Ulysses", "Lolita" and "Portnoy's Complaint", Nicholas Sanford Kiersted

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On Emily Dickinson, Zachary David Nussdorf

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Into the Parlor: the Persona of Mark Twain as Architect and Satirist of the Genteel Tradition, Morgan Ariel Oppenheimer

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Following Racialized Motherhood from the Plantation to the Courtroom, Rachel Greer Parker

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Female Visions of the City: An Exploration of Urban Literature Written by Women, Leah Katherine Rabinowitz

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A Labyrinth of Mirrors: The Reader as the Writer and the Writer as the Reader in Jorge Luis Borges’ Short Fictions, Andy Byung-Ho Rim

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Intention in the World of the Apparatus, João Otávio Rosa

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The Graphic Gregor Samsa: Can Kafka's Creature Be Brought to Life?, Samantha J. Sacks

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Drawing Out the Intangible: A Study of the Depiction and Reinterpretation of Memory in Two Comics, Malkie Scarf

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Black Creoles in New Orleans (1700-1971): the life of the educated, talented, and civilized black Creoles, Troy Lenard Simon

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The Harmony of Disharmony: The Void of Language as Source of Infinite Possibility, Mikhaela Shakti Singh

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Demon or Human: The Various Identities of the Vampire Figure in Literary Narratives, Regina Keyha Smith

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Where Imagination Runs Riot: A Defense of Modern Fantasy, Annarose D. Stewart

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Castles in the Air: Thoreau's Theory of Mind, Harry Deneen Trask

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Emily Dickinson's Three Covenants: A Poet's Spiritual, Linguistic, and Readerly Imagination, James John Volpe

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"Between Sunset and River": Nabokov's Bridge to the Otherworld, Jesse R. Weiss

Projects from 2015

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Go, Litel Bok, Go: Concerns of Transmission In Troilus and Criseyde, Eric Lee Arroyo

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Rewriting Genesis: Adaptations in Twain and Woolf, Majlinda Bacaj

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Stranger Love, Alexandra Christina Baro

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Frames of Failure: Faulkner's Language of the Impossible, John Bilgin

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The Geometry of the Abyss: Varieties of Triumph in Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet, Thomas Gabriel Bowers

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How the Ghost Became Reality: The Effects of the Civil War on the Creation and Evolution of Southern Gothic Literature, Victoria Castiglione

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Not to Bring Peace, But a Mirror: A Consideration of Conceptual Poetry, Matthew William Francis Constantino

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Meeting Alphonso Lingis, Joshua Meyer Daube

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Joanne Kyger & "The Rush", Kelsey Ann Davis

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Philip Roth/Nathan Zuckerman/Philip Roth Written/Written/Unwritten, Grayson Gibbs

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Something Rotten in the State of New Jersey: The Tragedy of the Sopranos, Georgia Grace Frances Graham

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On Conversation, Eleni Lara Gray

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The Banality of The Bizarre, Kathryn Gaddis Hallowell

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The Sympathetic Oppressor, Irena Jaffe Goldstein

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Becoming Roald Dahl: The Many Contradictions of a Beloved Children’s Author, Brianne Lynn Kelly

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“You’re going to eat us. You’re going to drink our blood.” Contemporary Native American Identity Within the Prose of Sherman Alexie, Anastasha Nicole Moreno

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Apophatic Movements of the Dead Object Toward a Sadomasochistic Pornography in Samuel Beckett’s Molloy and Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye, Jaskiran Pandher

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X: “An Exploration of Writing Under Horror”, Tekendrajeet Singh Parmar

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The Transformation of Vier Letzte Lieder, Wei Peng

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Defining (Wo)Manhood: Exploring Gender Roles in James Joyce's Ulysses, Victoria Leigh Prince

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Writing Pathology: Disease as Metaphor in Camus, Mann, and Kushner, Ardis Tennyson-Loiselle

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Carry me Along, oh Roads: Tracing urban landscapes, searching sites of memory with Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust and Benjamin, Zoe Clair Azulay

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"Be Like Huck Finn": Twain, Education, and the Politics of Language, Jonathan Jorge Bisson

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A Grand Design Revealed! The Form and Function of Conspiracy in Contemporary Literature, Christopher John Buonanno

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There Can Be No More Coincidences: Pynchon and the Invisible Structure, Benjamin J. Conley

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Dismantling the Literary Fallout Shelter: Encounter Magazine and the Creative Ethos of the Cold War Writer, Joshua Parkin Corner

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Violence and Privacy: Inwardness in the Iliad and War Music, Robert Owen Duff

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A Study in Sherlock Holmes and Adaptability: Looking For Clues as to What Makes Watson, Adler, and Moriarty Endure, Molly Panarotti Feibel

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After the Holocaust: Storytelling in the Western Tradition, Andras Janos Ferencz

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Beautiful Women and Their Monstrous Men: An Examination of Gender Politics in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Bluebeard”, Victoria M. Fleisher

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Dissonant Ambitions: Stendhal, Balzac, and the Fluid Nature of Selfhood, Eliel Ford

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Golden City Made of Brass: The Exportation of Myth and the Construction of the Self in the Los Angeles Narrative, Nathan Ezra Gellman

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Elm Blight, Jeffrey M. Giering

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False Histories and Fractures Authors: Philip Roth's American Pastoral and John Edgar Wideman's Philadelphia Fire, Margaret M. Gushue

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Communicative Fragments: Pseudonymity, Subjectivity, & Indirect Communication in the Works of Søren Kierkegaard, Maximillian W. Hamel

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Berlin Was a Woman: Fassbinder's Appropriation and Reconstruction of Fontane's Anti-Heroine Paradigm, Melissa E. Jarrett

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The Epistemological Importance of the Body in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Walter James Johnson

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Solving for Nonsense: Mathematics and Lewis Carroll's Linguistic Play in the Alice Books, Kathleen M. Jump

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Queen to Queen: Conceptions of Beauty as a Communicative Force within Japanese Subcultures, Jared Andrew Kershner

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Towards a Poetics of the Notebook: From Dorothy Wordsworth to Philippe Jaccottet, Hannah Phoebe LeClair

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The Secret Life of Literary Texts: Reading Emile Habiby’s The Pessoptimist, Harrison Clinton Liddle

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“Here was One Room; There Another:” The Tension between Subjectivity and Connection in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and To The Lighthouse, Rebecca L. Lipnick

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Poppies, Panthers, and Paisanos: Nature and Work in the Literature of the Industrial Age, Donald R. Long

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The Tragedy of Fame: Reclaiming the Legacy of L.E.L., Samuel David McGaffin

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Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Voice, Reality, and Imagination in Works by Joan Didion, Lucy K. Meilus

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The Conjuror Waits in the Wings: Theatre in Nabokov's Fiction, Henry Louis Rabinowitz

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Prometheus Unbound: Atheism, Supernaturalism, and Their Union in Love, Harry David Rose

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Family and Familiarity: The Relation of the Self to the Family In Faulkner, Fiona Steacy

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The Moral Landscape of Truth and Lies in 20th Century Fantasy, and the Lies Used to Tell It, Michael Scott Sullivan

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Human Eclipse, Elizabeth Macdonald von Klemperer

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Deconstructing the Trujillo Theater and Moving Beyond Silences, Amanda Tess Whitney

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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"Who Is Speaking, and to Whom?": Narrators and Narratees in Twentieth Century British Children's Literature, Zoe Vija Ames

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A beginning, a middle, and an end, but not exactly in that order: History, Language, and Love in some of the Later Films of Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Jonathan Blum

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“Silence Is of Different Kinds”: Gender, Narration, and Social Power in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, Anne Louise Boylan

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Status Rerum: A Reflection on Literary History and the Late Emergence of a Regional Northwestern Voice, Lauren Elizabeth Brown

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Dueling with the Canon: Reading Remnants of the Duel in Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch, Sarah Elisabeth Coolidge

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Fashioning the Unfashionable: Toni Morrison's Smashing Good Beauty Care Products, Francis Christian Dougherty

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The Fictionality of History: The Role of Literature in the Twentieth Century Egyptian Historical Archive, Nolan Gregory English

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A Wound too Deep: Hemingway's Broken Sentimental Heroes, Bryant Estrella

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Writing the City: The Flaneur and the Poetics of the Modern Metropolis, Jonathan Peter Goodman

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"Ghost, Fiend, and Angel": The Middle-Class Crises of Rape and Chasity in the Victorian Gender Text, Christopher Jordan Guarisco

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Journeys into the Unknown: Fairy Figures as Catalysts of Mortal Motion, Leon Isaac Husock

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All Worlds Are My Kin: Melville and the Cartographic Imagination, Nikolas Prescott Jaeger

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Ash, Hannah Kristie Jay

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Time, Distance, and Epic Memory in The Tempest, Andrew Nathan Kaplan

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Transformation in Fantastic Fiction: Violence, Trauma, and Catharsis in Selected Works by Elizabeth Hand, Mark Stephen Kaufmann

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Architectural Anxiety: The Implications of Italian Architecture in the Short Fiction of Henry James, Coralie Hannah Kraft

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Essentially, an Act, Alex Krasovsky