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Dissertations from 2014

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"A More Natural Mother": Concepts of Maternity and Queenship in Early Modern England, Anne-Marie Kathleen Strohman

Dissertations from 2013

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Writing for Social Action: Affect, Activism, and the Composition Classroom, Sarah Finn

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The Reflexive Scaffold: Metatheatricality, Genre, and Cultural Performance in English Renaissance Drama, Nathaniel C. Leonard

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A Multidirectional Memory Approach to Representations of Colonization, Racism, and Genocide in Literature, Pamela Lagergren Williams

Dissertations from 2012

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The Guerilla Tongue": The Politics of Resistance in Puerto Rican Poetry, Natasha Azank

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The poems of Lady Hester Pulter (1605?--1678): An annotated edition, Stefan Graham Christian

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Technologies of Racial Formation: Asian-American Online Identities, Linh Dich

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How Should I Act?: Shakespeare and the Theatrical Code of Conduct, Ann E. Garner

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A 'Living Art': Working-Class, Transcultural, and Feminist Aesthetics in the United States, Mexico, and Algeria, 1930s, Tabitha Adams Morgan

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"The labor we delight in": Amateur dramatists in the London professional theaters, 1590--1642, Matteo A Pangallo

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Elizabeth's fruitless crown: Ovidian poetry, the end of Tudor genealogy, and the incomplete past, Kevin Petersen

Submissions from 2011

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"Transformed oft, and chaunged diuerslie": Shapeshifting and bodily change in Spenser, Milton, Donne, and seventeenth-century drama, Youngjin Chung

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To have and to hold: Courting property in law and literature, 1837--1917, Abigail Armstrong Dallmann

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"Whether Writers Themselves Have Been Changed": A Test of the Values Driving Writing Center Work, Michelle Deal

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Following Eshu-Eleggua's codes: A comparative approach to the literatures of the African diaspora, Jacob A Dyer-Spiegel

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Writing the Local-Global: An Ethnography of Friction and Negotiation in an English-Using Indonesian Ph.D. Program, Amber Engelson

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The Transparent Mask: American Women's Satire 1900-1933, Julia Boissoneau Hans

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The Writer and The Sentence: A Critical Grammar Pedagogy Valuing the Micro, Sarah Elizabeth Stanley

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Milton's Visionary Obedience, Timothy Irish Watt

Dissertations from 2010

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Gothic Journeys: Imperialist Discourse, the Gothic Novel, and the European Other, Charles Michael Bondhus

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"You look very authentic:" Transgender representation and the politics of the "real" in contemporary United States culture, Michel J Boucher

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Raiding the Inarticulate: Postmodernisms, Feminist Theory and Black Female Creativity, C. Margot Hennessy

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From spiritual guides to eager consumers: American girls' series fiction, 1865--1930, Emily A Honey

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'Just Like Hitler': Comparisons To Nazism in American Culture, Brian Scott Johnson

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"Most brought a little of both": The "Bible" as intertext in Toni Morrison's vision of ancestry and community, Diane DeRosier Mackie

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Practices of value: A materialist view of going public with student writing, Denise Paster

Submissions from 2009

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Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd: Parabolic drama and the question of absurdity, Michael Y Bennett

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Digital Storytelling at an Educational Nonprofit: A Case Study and Genre-Informed Implementation Analysis, Lisa Dush

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Writing Across the Curriculum Program Development as Ideological and Rhetorical Practice, Carolyn J. Fulford

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Saying "I am" experimentalism and subjectivity in contemporary poetry by Claudia Rankine, M. Nourbese Philip, and Myung Mi Kim, Dawn Lundy Martin

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First-year students' perception and interpretation of teacher response to their writing: Ten students speak, Missy-Marie Montgomery

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History and memory in the fiction of Chinua Achebe, John Edgar Wideman, and Zakes Mda, Okey Ndibe

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Literacy and Religious Agency: An Ethnographic Study of an Online LDS Women’s Group, Catherine Matthews Pavia

Submissions from 2008

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The grace of effort: Studies in contemporary Anglophone Caribbean form, Nicole Catherine Matos

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From pathos to pathology: Ibsen's English hosts, 1891--1893, Timothy Matos

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Locating the homeless: Citizenship, advocacy, and the limits of narrative, Shannon Payne

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Mothers and motherhood in the Middle English romances, Ju Ok Yoon

Submissions from 2007

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Performing fiction: The inward turn of postcolonial discourse in anglophone Caribbean fiction, Carol Y Bailey

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"Foreigners in their own country": The Struldbruggs and the changing language of aging in Swift's world, Cheryl A Groeneveld

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Personal, reflective writing in business communication and management, Pamela H Lawrence

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Opaque words: Arabic importations at the limits of translation, Mazen Naous

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The problem of memory in modernism: Gestures of memory in Virginia Woolf, Wallace Stevens, Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett, Robert J Reginio

Submissions from 2006

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By a gentle force compell'd: An analysis of rape in eighteenth-century English fact and fiction, Stephen M Constantine

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Writing *class and value in the information economy: Toward a new understanding of economic activity in the composition classroom, Michael R Edwards

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The mark of the hero: Language and identity in the Middle English romance, Ann Margaret Higgins

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Old words in new orders: Multigenre essays in the composition classroom, Susan Anne Johnson

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Unpacking the suitcases they carried: Narratives of Dominican and Puerto Rican migrations to the northeastern United States, Victoria Nunez

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Towards a transnational aesthetics: Literary displacement and translation as a transnational narrative space, Seonjoo Park

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Rewriting ideologies of literacy: A study of writing by newly literate adults, Lauren Rosenberg

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Pledging transnational allegiances: Nationhood, selfhood, and belonging in Jewish American and Asian American immigrant narratives, Cathy J Schlund-Vials

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The differences place makes: Geographies of subjects, communities, and nations in William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Chang-rae Lee, Seongho Yoon

Submissions from 2005

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Trauma's palimpsests: The narrative cycles of Louise Erdrich and Richard Rodriguez, Karen M Cardoza-Kane

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Style, substance, audience: A qualitative study of the use of a queer text in three composition courses, Jennifer Digrazia

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Touching whiteness: Race, grief, and ethical contact in contemporary U.S. ethnic novel, Monika I Hogan

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Frederick Douglass's "The Heroic Slave": Text, context, and interpretation, Melba P Jensen

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Romancing the nation: Allegorical romance in nineteenth -century Irish and British novels, Bridget Matthews-Kane

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An implicit continuum: Elegiac impulses and poetics of loss in nineteenth-century British poetry, Ismet Ozkilic

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Writing at the small liberal arts college: Implications for teaching and learning, Michael Reder

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Technology and the role of peer tutors: How writing center tutors perceive the experience of online tutoring, Kandy S Robertson

Submissions from 2004

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We are chosen: Jewish narratives in Galveston, Montreal, New York, and Buenos Aires, Wendy H Bergoffen

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Community acts: Locating Pilipino -American theater and performance, Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

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The minstrel in the parlor: Nineteenth -century sheet music and the domestication of blackface minstrelsy, Stephanie Elaine Dunson

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Modernism at the margins: De -forming sentimentalism in Mourning Dove, Virginia Woolf, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Gertrude Stein, Justine S Dymond

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Vanitas: The circle of *intentions, Nancy Frazier

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Teachers' perceptions of a hybrid inservice delivery model: A qualitative study, Alan Gil Girelli

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Reading female sanctity: English legendaries of women, ca. 1200--1650, Mary Elizabeth Long

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Narrative justice: The gothic and the law in Anglo -America, 1790--1860, Bridget M Marshall

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Black South African writing against apartheid, 1959--1983, Philden Ndlela

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Writing from normal: Critical thinking and disability in the classroom, Margaret Price

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"In order to form a more perfect union": Interethnic /interracial romances, unions, and nation formation in Helen Hunt Jackson, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Elizabeth Van Deusen, and Manuel Zeno Gandia, Arlene Rodriguez

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Language of the soul: Galenism and the medical disciplines in Elyot, Huarte, and Shakespeare, David Wesley Swain

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Bad niggers, real niggas, and the shaping of African -American counterpublic discourses, Albert Uriah Anthony Turner

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Literary journalism as artfulness: The resonant voice of Tracy Kidder, Henry O. Wefing

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Electronic deliberation and the formation of a public sphere: A situated rhetorical study, Winifred J Wood

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Writing "out of all the camps": J. M. Coetzee's narratives of displacement, Laura Wright

Submissions from 2003

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"Who 'twas that cut thy tongue": Postmodern and Hollywood Shakespeares and the betrayal of the adolescent audience, Melissa A Bagg

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A study of the element of play in the teaching of composition, Thomas Alan Batt

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"Now, literature, philosophy, and thought, are Shakspearized": American culture and nineteenth -century Shakespearean performance, 1835--1875, Elaine Brousseau

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Challenging the monolithic representation of the Viet Nam War: Contemporary diasporic Vietnamese writers re-presenting themselves, Nina Ha

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Home feelings with the past: Antebellum American literature and the anachronistic imagination, Jeffrey Robert Insko

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"Gone with the Wind" and the Vietnamese mind, Thi Thanh Le

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Using learning objects in critical thinking pedagogy and to facilitate entry into discourse communities, Warren R Longmire

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Miss-behaving: Conduct, the underread, and the history of the novel, 1800--1830, Patricia A Matthew

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Between two classrooms: Graduate students of literature as teachers of writing, Michael Philip Mattison

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Whiteness in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, Sharon Desmond Paradiso

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Representing children at play in literature of the Sho'ah, Catherine Wheeler

Submissions from 2002

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A New World for a new nation: The promotion of America in early modern England, Francisco Jose Borge

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Caliban in the promised land: Literacy narratives, immigration narratives and racial formation in twentieth century U.S. culture, Kimberly Ann Costino

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Keeping up appearances: "Normality" in postwar U.S. culture, 1945--1963, Anna Greenwood Creadick

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Teaching to their strengths: Multiple intelligence theory in the college writing class, Kimberly Marcello De Vries

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Clubs, secret societies and male quest romance, Thomas Michael Greene

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Haunted by waters: Race and place in the American *West, Robert Terry Hayashi

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*Students' views on writing and technology: Gender, race, and class, Susan Elizabeth Kirtley

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Listening to the silences in our classrooms: A study of "quiet" students, Mary Margaret Reda

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Coming of age in American cinema: Modern youth films as genre, Matthew P Schmidt

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Alterity and the lyric: Heidegger, Levinas, and Emily Dickinson, Hyesook Son

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The letter that gives life: Magic, writing, and the teaching of writing, Julia Ellen Wagner

Submissions from 2001

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Between profits and primitivism: Rehabilitating white middle-class manhood in America, 1880--1917, Athena Beth Devlin

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The politics of generosity: Circulating gifts and cultural capital in the Victorian novel, Michael Patrick Grogan

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Pragmatism and the unconscious: Language and subject in psychoanalytic theory, pragmatist philosophy, and American narrative, Christopher Hanlon