Browsing Theses and Dissertations - Department of English by Title

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  • DeFurio, Laura (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Ciphered Politics offers a history of women’s secret politicking in the early modern period by tracing the practice across literary genres and neglected archival materials. The book includes studies of more than forty ...
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    Kowalski, Steven Casimer (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    This thesis is a representation of my work in the creative writing program at the University of Alabama from 2006-2010.
  • Wingard, John (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Matthew Mathers is an aging game show host for the local scholastic competition, In It to Win It. Faced with the prospect of being replaced by a younger host to boost ratings, Matthew loses both his public and personal ...
  • Holloway, Margaret (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation uses oral history methodology and grounded theory methods to analyze and examine the stories of Black women and girls from the historic Black town of Hobson City, Alabama with the purpose of recovering ...
  • Schuver, Allison Rose (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Ernest Hemingway bears the legendary reputation of a hyper-masculine hunter, drinker, and womanizer, though much criticism has sought to complicate notions of gender in the author's life and fiction. This research project ...
  • Morris, Sarah Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Critics and scholars alike have often overlooked the role of the forest within Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona in reinforcing the play's focus on homosocial bonds. Viewing this setting according to Michel Foucault's ...
  • Runge, Justin David (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Poetry written between March of 2009 and February of 2010, exploring conceptions of home, specifically the author's house in Tuscaloosa, his hometown of Lincoln, and his home state of Nebraska.
  • Barilar, Nicholas Patrick (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    This study focuses on E. M. Forster's Howards End (1910) and George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House (1919/20), the authors' relationship to contemporary liberal British imperialism, and the Great War. Both of the texts are ...
  • Jones, Donnie (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This dissertation, "Hybrid Aesthetics: Ambivalence, Blues, and Spirituals in African American Novels," examines the use of music in novels and its effect upon the lives of miscegenous and/or hybrid characters. The goals ...
  • Lamar, Anne Franklin (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Susan Bogert Warner is best known for her novel The Wide, Wide World (1850), a work of domestic fiction that was second only to Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) in its nineteenth-century popularity. In the months before ...
  • Powell, Jared N. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Critics have long pondered William Blake's relationship to his literary predecessors. As both a visual and verbal artist, Blake had a bulk of precedence and tradition at his disposal. Many scholars focus on Blake's ...
  • Perdue, Cori Miller (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    John Milton, George Herbert, and John Donne all struggle to hold onto the heart as the center of man and the place of inspiration and volition. In the seventeenth century, four intertwined challenges to how people think ...
  • Tolbert, Laura (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s masterpieces, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, respectively, reflect the sisters’ life-long investment in the abolitionist movement. Despite being written over a decade post-abolition, the ...
  • Murray, William P. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This project takes an interdisciplinary approach and explores how the United States used the “South” to protect and project imagined white innocence from 1960-2017. The dissertation intersects with other Southern-focused ...
  • Mayfield, Sara (University of Alabama Libraries, 1931)
    "Say quick,"quoth he, "I bid thee say – What manner of man art thou?"
  • Emerson, Daniel Geoffrey (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    In my dissertation, I investigate how images—whether pictorial, poetic, or narrative—determine and change human intuitions about the natural world. I argue that by adopting form and content from one another, literary and ...
  • Whisenhunt, Eloise Arnold (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    Marianne Moore's Complete Poems is not complete; it contains sixty-six poems, which is about one-third of her published work. What has not been omitted has, in most cases, been revised. Such acts of expurgation and ...
  • Marberry, Michael Odell (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    The pervasive ideological dimension of the Cold War resulted in an extremely ambivalent period in U.S. history, marked by complex and conflicting feelings. Nowhere is this ambivalence more clearly seen than in the American ...
  • Rutherford, Curtis Lance (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    This is a collection of poetry and prose by Curtis Rutherford. The majority of this manuscript was written between April 2010 and February 2011.
  • Crawford, Jacob Andrew (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    The current best-selling bilingual edition of Machiavelli’s plays, The Comedies of Machiavelli, edited by David Sices and James B. Atkinson, contains several errors, mistranslations, and historical inaccuracies. Though ...

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