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  • McNamee, Hope Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    Criticism of The Changeling, while abundant, has historically either neglected the madhouse subplot or treated it as a symbolic reflection of the main plot. While some scholars have examined the historical context of the ...
  • Hutchison, Gennifer Arwen (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Child murder in modern American drama draws heavily from Greek tragic traditions, both stylistically and thematically. The number of playwrights (and authors) who have chosen to include infanticide in their works in both ...
  • Ferretti, Alexandra Stewart (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    In the phenomenological theory of space and place, best articulated by Yi-Fu Tuan, Edward Casey, J.E. Malpas, and Michel de Certeau, an individual’s experiences inscribe a space (or an undifferentiated area) and make it a ...
  • Jobe, Alaina Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Traditionally, Shakespeare's Henry V is viewed as either pro- or anti-war, but the play actually revels in its own political ambiguity. Thus, in order to make some sort of socio-political statement, directors have to, in ...
  • Kane, Erin Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Since the first writing centers were established on college and university campuses, their directors have struggled to convince others of the writing center's role as more than a "fix-it shop" for editing mistakes. Given ...
  • Phillips, Amanda Lynn (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    In Victorian Masculinities, Herbert Sussman identifies the emergence of the "masculine plot" in mid-nineteenth century writing by male authors. The masculine plot, an alternative to the marriage plot's bourgeois domestic ...
  • Hawkins, Jeremy Allan (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    A volume of work selected from poems written between 2007 and 2010.
  • Bradford, Beverly (1974)
    Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, a town in southern Germany. Though born in Germany he was a Swiss citizen because of his father, a Baltic-Russian with Swiss citizenship. He became a naturalized German citizen ...
  • Junqueira, Luciana (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Stories play a significant role in human culture, and storytelling is "both universal and timeless" (Wajnryb, 2003, p. 1). The importance of narratives in our everyday lives does not lie in its interactional function only, ...
  • Parham, Stacey Gaines (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    My project shares the story of Nellie Bly, a true writer who applied her energies to accomplish more in her writing than most women of her time ever dreamed possible. During the Progressive Era (1890-1920), Bly fervently ...
  • Nesting 
    Jorgenson, Kirsten Marie (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    Nesting is a book of poems that explores the way we come to find location--in time, in companionship, in our landscape, etc.-- in the midst of the greater activity always already going on around us.
  • De Dominic, Nicholas Paul (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    In this collection of poems, my concern is with patriarchy and story telling, specifically of stories passed from father to son, and the failure of hyper masculinity (cyclical violence, impotence, addiction, &c). The book ...
  • Gray, Chapin Rose (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    A collection of poems.
  • Whiteside, Briana Carmia (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    In this project, I use a multi-theoretical approach to study the collective works of Science Fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. I situate Butler's twelve novels and nine short stories within studies of spirituality and ...
  • Cunningham IV, William Weldon (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This thesis will reveal the potential for racial hybridity in Thomas Sutpen from William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!. Using critical theory concerning the presence of mixed-race individuals in 19th and early 20th century ...
  • Reynolds, Susan Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This dissertation examines the trope of orphanhood in mid-nineteenth century novels and argues that the orphan emerges as a symbol of middle-class fears about legitimacy and survival. Though many critics concentrate their ...
  • Ekberg, Jeremy (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    Many of the plays of modern drama offer characters who struggle in uncertain and bizarre worlds to create meaning or some sense of identity for themselves. The uncertainty caused by constantly shifting values and traditions ...
  • Beers, Morgan Danielle (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    The protagonist in Virginia Woolf’s fifth novel, Orlando, has continually drawn the attention of feminist and queer theorists as a model for the subversive role androgyny and transsexuality can play regarding dominant ...
  • Sheets, Jessica Kathryn Ezell (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    The narrator, Jasmine, has moved recently from Arkansas to a small Midwestern town. As she describes the street she lives on, Maple Street, and her new hometown, she recalls the time, years earlier, when she worked as an ...
  • Brand, Madison (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This paper explores the issue of native Korean speakers’ usage of Korean kinship terms when communicating with American females. Koreans typically use four sibling terms (hyeng, nwuna, oppa, and enni) to address peers and ...

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