Browsing Theses and Dissertations - Department of English by Title

Browsing Theses and Dissertations - Department of English by Title

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  • 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 ...
  • Hodo, Brandi (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    Since the early 1930s, the genre of comic books have featured stories to amaze, to frighten, and to entertain readers. However, comic books are not just forms of entertainment, but cultural artifacts that mirror and, at ...
  • Wood, Susan E. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    This thesis compares modern American fairy tales (hypertexts) with earlier influential fairy stories (hypotexts), in particular those bearing intertextual links to the "Beauty and the Beast" tale type, in order to identify ...
  • Coleman, Susanna Kate (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Over the past decade, awareness and acceptance of fan fiction as a legitimate literacy practice—an activity involving reading and/or writing—has grown. Fan fiction refers to new narratives fans write about media properties, ...
  • Jones, Rachel Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    This thesis examines the narratives of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea and their treatment of Antoinette Bertha Mason Rochester. Jane Eyre describes Bertha as the "lunatic, Mrs. Rochester" while the other novel gives an ...
  • Washington, Sondra Bickham (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    For years, many authors have neglected, minimized, or created one-dimensional black girls in African American literature, often including their stories as mere context or backdrops for adult characters. Likewise, critics ...
  • Perkins, Emily Caroline (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Chicano activist literature of the 1960s depicted images of healthy bodies in its quest to promote empowerment for its people, but, paradoxically, Chicano novels written from the 1960s to the present have been filled with ...
  • Moran, Benjamin Adam (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    This thesis argues that Milton’s two major polemics of 1649, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and Eikonoklastes, are preoccupied with articulating proper logic and castigating logic Milton views as inferior. I read these ...
  • DeCook, Elena (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    While every English learner experiences the learning process differently, some phenomena are more common for learners from specific L1 groups. In the case of this study, speakers of Arabic as an L1 often find that reading ...

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