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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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On Frank Stanford's "Battlefield", Clara Brigid Allison

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Rebuilding Stories: The Lost Metropolis of Zora Neale Hurston, a Literary Architect, Madisen Faye Anderson

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Word as Bond: Rhetoric and Performativity in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, Stephen Appel

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Love, Kissed into Verse: Swinburne, Tennyson, and the Failure of Love in Consummation Versus the Triumph of Love Through Time in Poetry, Julia E. Berry

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To Play a Game, Jackson A. Blau

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Delineate the Spiritual: An Examination of Metaphysics in the Works of Donne, Herbert, and Milton, Zhuobin Chen

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Questions for Alejandra Pizarnik, Jessica Dagg

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After the Age of Innocence: Reclaiming Edith Wharton's Satirist Status, Jeffrey Smith Daugherty

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Captive/Obsessive: Invention and Desire in "Crazy For Vincent", Walker Patrick Douglass

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The More Loving One: W.H. Auden on Love, Matthew Tyler Fallon

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The Architecture of Confinement: An Exploration of Spatial Boundaries in Wright, Poe, and Foucault, Samantha Feig

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"Mirrors Can Only Lie:" The Search for Masked Self-Knowledge in the Work of James Baldwin, Chloe Zeff Fields

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"Time is Surely Passing" Progress and Decline Toward An Inevitable End in Murakami Haruki's Trilogy of the Rat, Madison C. Grubb

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A Great Negative Work of Destruction: 20th Century Avant Garde and the Reimagination of Novelty, Alexander V. Hall

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South Side, World Wide: The Fusion of History and Literature in Richard Wright and James T. Farrell's Chicago, Malachi Zachary Hayes

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William Wells Brown; or the Spook Who Sat by the Cabin Door From Black Ex-slave Narratives to White Abolitionist Fiction: Understanding the First African American Novel and Its Origins, Elijah Coleman Jackson

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Latticework: Forms of Relation in Critical Materialist Theory, Natalie Kay Janes

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Parfois Le Hasard Fait Bien Les Choses: The Biography of Justus Rosenberg, Vikramaditya H. Joshi

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Guillotine Rubies and Weighted Tortoise Shells: An Exploration of Uncanny and Grotesque Aesthetics, Anne Sasha Lutwak-Schneider

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Crossing the Border into Poetry: Documenting the Undocumented and the Trauma of Migration in Javier Zamora’s "Unaccompanied", Chloe Ruth Reimann

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Floral Images and Emotions in Classical, Medieval, Western and Eastern Texts, Karin Hanna Roslund

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The Conspiracy of Silence: Power and Betrayal in Pinter, Chekhov, and Shakespeare, Natalya Sands

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Jack Kerouac and the Ecstasy of Longing: The Journey of the Embodied Word, Esme Savage

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Limited Absolutes: A Study of "War and Peace" and the Pluralizing Experience, Sophia Melora Scanlon

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I'd Rather See You Dead at My Feet: Familial Failure in "The Well of Loneliness" and "The Paying Guests", Zoe Trudel Terhune

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Nation, Self, and Foreign Space: Exploring the Expatriation of James Baldwin, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, Emily Monroe Weisman

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"Becoming" David Foster Wallace: Media, Metafiction, and Miscommunication, Gordon Hugh Willis IV

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The Perfect Illusion: Complicated Beauty and the Challenge of Interpreting Nabokov's "Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle", Hugh Zimmerbaum

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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“Shutting Her Up:” An Exploration of the Madwoman and the Madhouse in Victorian Literature, Savannah Jane Bachman

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Transformations & Light Bloom, Natasha Killaura Boyd

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Little Creatures: Samuel Beckett and the Language of The Unnamable, Adam Daniel Brown

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Echoes of the Written Word: On the Difficulties of Memory and Belonging in W.G. Sebald's "Die Ringe des Saturn", Kaitlynn Theresa Buchbaum

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"It's [Not] Only Lines On Paper, Folks!": The Curious Literary Identity of the Graphic Novel, Oona Blood Cullen

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Together We’ll Make Magic: Exploring the Relationship Between Empathy and Literature Using Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being”, Janet Lindsay DiNozzi-Houser

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Stopped Before Beauty: Meditations on the Closed Door, Hannah Celia Harwell Fassett

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“Led by the nose”: An Examination of Mythic, Political, and Personal Transformations in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats, Sophie Cornelia Gallant Green

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Genevieve’s Light, Albertine’s Shadows; Apparitions in Marcel Proust’s 'In Search of Lost Time', Augusta Beatrice Hood

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The Folks on the Hill, Cecilia Emily Kaplan

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All the World's Ashamed, Peter David Lane

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"Light Silence Dark Speech": Samuel Beckett, Jasper Johns, and the Image-Text Distinction, Isabella Rose Leung

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The Library in Literature, Hannah Madelene Richter Livant

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The Endless Tragedy: Euripides and Camus, Robert Ian McMahon

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"A Child in Whom Death Dances Exultantly:" Scenes of Melancholia in Elias Khoury's Gate of the Sun, Alana May Pagano

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The Language of Dystopia, Sidney Woodson Peery

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Sister, Mother, Daughter, Friend: An analysis of Solidarity and Womanhood in Tracy Brown's "White Lines", Latika Juanita Price

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Ideological Infection in Dostoevsky's "Demons", Sam Joshua Reed

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Emily Dickinson "In Waters Green": Skepticism - Lexicography - Sublimity, Jonathan Martin Repetti

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A Path of Stories Wrapped Around Itself: A translation and aesthetic reading of Guillermo Meneses’ short story “La Mano Junto al Muro”, Samuel Rotter Bechar

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From Jonathan Edwards to Anne Truitt: Experiences of Space in American Culture, Kristen M. Schmitz

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Five Stars: Contemporary Review and Literary Discourse, Maxwell Louis Sims

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Imagined England: Readers and Writers in the Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries, Justin Adam Tobey

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The Price of Personhood in War, Bach Tuong Tong

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From a Youth to a Knight: A Study of Identity in Arthurian Romance, Lindsay Josephine Watson

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"A Perfect Labyrinth of Limitations": Confronting the Restrictions of Societal Roles in James Baldwin's Fiction, Natalie Sophia West

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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Method can be Madness: "Mrs.Dalloway" and its unique take on madness and sanity, Jessica Leslie Boyd

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

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The Reputability of Suffering: Illness, Guilt, Gender and Food in Contemporary, Bestselling, American Fiction, Aurora Case

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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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Observations on the Nature of Translation: El murmullo de las abejas, Gerardo Fuentes

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

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Worldly Things: Poetry and Propaganda In America, Claire Godwyn Harvey

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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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Friends, Lovers, Ideals: A Look at Sociality in Emerson, Luke R. Patterson

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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