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Theses from 2020

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Finding the Ephemeral: Aura, Apperception, and Digitally-Mediated Music, Rodger Eugene Bishop

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Guard Your Heart, “by Force, if Necessary”: Faith, Virginity, and Shame in the Evangelical Purity Movement, Kelley M. Gillis

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The Story of Hur, Hwi Eun Hur

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Marie's Knowing Winks: Ironic Play, Courtly Love, and the Disruption of Generic Conventions in Chaitivel, Lanva, and Yonec, Anna Lia Johnson

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Defending the Dead: A Critical and Creative Exploration of the Eulogy, Dan Leach

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A Slow and Spectacular Violence: Anti-Black, Environmental, and Labor Violence in Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead, Kaitlyn Michelle Samons

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Computational Configurations: Behind the Bricolage of The Truelist, Emma Jayne Stanley

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Between Worlds & A Conversation on Fantasy, Portals, and Escape, Sarah Savannah Watkins

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Something I Don't Know: Stories About Being Human, Robert Welborn

Theses from 2019

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"I Was Quiet, But I Was Not Blind": The Surprising Consistency of Fanny Price, Blake Elizabeth Bowens

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Rereading the Journal: Maintaining the Potential for Refinement, Julie Anne Edewaard

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Is There a Self in this Text? Satire, Passing, and Life in Caucasia, Myers Enlow

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An Audience with the King, Charissa Eileen Fryberger

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A Change in Southern Character through Southern Characters, Emma McCracken

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Reading Charlotte and Branwell Brontë’s Early Writings as Colonialist Fantasy, Kristian Nicole Wilson

Theses from 2018

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Dendarian: A Young Man's Quest & The Functions of Fairy Tales, Daniel Atkinson

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"It's All a Blind": Scopic Economies in Henry James' Washington Square, Carrie L. Hill

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The Culture of the Body: The Beautiful, Sublime, and Ugly in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Courtney Huff-Oelberg

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Better than Adequate: An Investigation in Contemporary Short Fiction, Stephen Michael Hundley

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Making Interpretations: Digitally Adapting Yeats's 'Ego Dominus Tuus' as a Digital Comic, Jared Jameson

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The Desubjectified Subject in the Poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop, Amanda Rebecca Johnson

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Edward II: Negotiations of Credit in the Early Modern Public Sphere, Jane E. Kuebler

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The Work of Water in Edwidge Danticat's Environmental Imagination, Gabrielle Nugent

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Transgressive Theatricalities: Questioning the Existence of a Sincere Self in Sensation Fiction, Carley Amanda Robertson

Theses from 2017

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Marked: Masculine Performativity in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, Robert Brian Brissey Jr.

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Abducted by Reading Machines: Pragmatism and the Discourse of Distant Reading, Matthew Scott Duncan

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A Shared Resilience in Contemporary Southern Literature: Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Robin Boylorn's Sweetwater: Black Women and Tales of Resilience, Laurie Pfister Epps

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Madness in the Media: Demystifying the Emergence of an OCD Trope in Television, Sam Martin

Theses from 2016

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Treacherous Selves: Subjection and Subjectivity in The Tragedy of Mariam, Emily Anne Boyter

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The Sunglasses of Ideology: Augmented Reality as Posthuman Cognitive Prosthesis, Jason Crider

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From Overt Contentment to Hidden Space: Examining the Portrayal of Gender Fluidity in Naylor's Bailey's Café and Walker's The Color Purple, Teneshia Shante Head

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"The Wildest Stock": Service, Monarchical Grafting, and Environmental Engagement in The Winter's Tale, Kristen Joy Hixon

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Woman as Place: The Utilization of the Female Body in Horror Film, Madison Alisa Johnson

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Between Flesh and Being: Theorizing the Racial Body and the Position of Personhood in Claudia Rankine's Citizen, Lanja Najmalddin Karim

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Will The Real Captain America Please Stand-Up: Redefining the Patriotic Hero Post-9/11, Michelle Anne Lloyd

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Gender Hybridity in H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, Charlotte Rene Powell

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Like a Character in a Truffaut Film, Trevor Lance Seigler

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Finding Freedom for Jane: A Reading of Subjugation, Shame, and Sympathy in Charlotte's Brontë Jane Eyre, Rebecca Shaver

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The Zombi of the British Empire: Rochester's Imperialist Drive in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, Chloe Whitaker

Theses from 2015

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The Metonym of Edenic Masculinity: Depictions of Male-Male Rape in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Property, Chelsea Clarey

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CARRIE’S CHOICE: CONTEMPORARY FEMINISM AND SOCIOPOLITICAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF WOMANHOOD IN FILM ADAPTATIONS OF STEPHEN KING’S CARRIE, Molly Brianna Collins

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Raising Specters: Queer Reclamation in Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Justin Allen Holliday

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Reader Interrupted: Poetry as Thing in the Lyrical Works of Emily Dickinson, Sarah Katherine Melchers

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A Discourse of Hoodwinking: Falcons and Performativity in The Taming of the Shrew, Dustin Cleag Mosley

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PAINTING VERSUS PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ROMANCE OF A SHOP AND CAPTURING THE NEW WOMAN THROUGH A MECHANICAL LENS, Sarah Michelle Naciuk

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Gawain the Exile: Reading 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' in a Postcolonial Context, Hannah Vaughan

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Value and Truth in Literature: The Critic versus the Reader from Henry James' Perspective as Applied to Reader Response Theory, Marilyn M. Vickery

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Conspicuous Consumers: the Victorian Department Store and the Women's Movement, Joslyn McCraw VonKaenel

Theses from 2014

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The Deception of Perception: Browning, Childe Roland, and Supersensory Belief, Catherine Blass

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A Modernism Against Maestros: Horacio Quiroga and the Transnational Automaton, Jacqueline Fetzer

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Bombing 12294, Lucosi Ikeem Fuller

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'Meaning Strides Through These Poems': Ted Berrigan's The Sonnets and the Poetics of Sociability, Joshua Martin

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White Noise and Newer Media: The Prophetic Impact of Jack's Avatars, Caleb Milligan

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Acquiescence: Stories, Justyna Anna Pekalak

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Silver Hair on the Silver Screen: Adaptations of Jane Austen's Older Women, Hilary Richards

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Lanyer's Virtual Community: The Defense of Female Community in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum, Megan Roberts

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Night's End, Michael Whiteside

Theses from 2013

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A Slow Reading in Matthew Dickman's Elegiac and Nostalgic Poetry, Sumood Almaowashi

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What of the Cosmopolitan? Or Approaching the Absent Patriarch in Transnational Theory, Sophia Basaldua

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'Pulse for Pulse, Breath for Breath:' Reconsidering Embodiment through the Phenomenology of Respiration, Erica Britenburg

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'Go Ahead Touch this Dinosaur Fossil': The Rhetoric of Interactivity in Museum Culture, Steffanie Golliher

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Delayed Action or Locomotion? Con/versions of Reality in Dramatism and Inception, Jacob Greene

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The Real Housewives of the Garden of Eden, Victoria Hurst

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POUND'S OCCULTISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATIC WRITING AND OCCULT PHILOSOPHY IN THE PISAN CANTOS, Katrina Johnson

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The Second Choice, Yangchun Li

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Imagining a Common Ground: Place, Community, and the Possibility for Place-Based Education through Flannery O'Connor's 'Greenleaf', Christine Mahoney

Theses from 2012

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Measuring Legal Fictions: Law and Sovereignty in Measure for Measure, James Funk

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I Laughed Until I Cried: The Tragicomedy of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming , Kesha Garner

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Stolen Souls, Emily Kudeviz

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To Kill a Vampire?: Through the Hearth, Charlsie Lamos

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When Time Stops, Andrew Mathas

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Wilde Monsters: The Creation of Aesthete Criminals, Robyn Miller

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STRANGER OF THE HOUSE: THE EVOLUTION OF SENSATION'S NEW MAN, Laura Mogel

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Two for Confidence, Antonio Shaw

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The Cinematic Essay: Argumenative Writing and Documentary Film, Zachary Snow

Theses from 2011

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Zadie Smith's Aesthetics, Christina Cook

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'The Purpose of Poetry is to Seem as Lifelike as Possible ...': Communicating the Alive Through Contemporary Poet Chelsey Minnis's Supplemental Language, Lindsay Niedringhaus

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Erasure of the Individual Sovereign: The Vulnerability of Public and Gendered Identity in Marlowe, Webster, and Cary, Justina Oliva

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The Boys I Should Never Write About, Ashley Rivers

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'Reflection' and Other Stories, Melissa Turner

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The Man On the Postcard, David Williams

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The Dark Continent: Europe's Encroachment Upon English Identity in Jane Eyre and Villette, Derek Williams

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Wounded Planet, Wounded People: The Possibility of Ecological Trauma, Lauren Woolbright

Theses from 2010

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The Vortex and World War II: Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot's Poetic Treatment of Wartime, Charles Bax

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TURNING `THE ANGEL OF THE HOUSE' OUT OF THE HOUSE: PRIVACY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY SENSATION NOVEL, Ashley Crider

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Camp Bugaboo: A Creative thesis, Brittany Cuenin

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'Shored Against the Ruins': Edifying Romantic and Modernist Thought, Leslie Haines

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A Christmas Tree and Other Stories, Jillian Lang

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COMING DOWN OUT OF THE TREE: EXPLORING MEMORY AND IDENTITY IN H.D.'S END TO TORMENT, Natalie Mahaffey

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THE UNITED STATES' 'EMPIRE STATE OF MIND:' IDENTITY AND POSTCOLONIALISM IN A POST-9/11 WORLD, Margaret Mcgill

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The Scarf Club, Mari Ramler

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`Finding Gold In a Gully': Nineteenth-Century Australia in Constructions of British Domesticity From Sensation Fiction to Realism, Lisa Vandenbossche

Theses from 2009

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Intersexed, Intertext: A Critique of Limited Gender Identity in Herculine Barbin and Middlesex, Allison Andrew

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Goddess, King, and Grail: Aspects of Sovereignty within the Early Medieval Heroic Tradition of the British Isles, Robert Bevill

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FULFILLMENT, Stacey Brown

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Ambiguity and Apocalypse: Metafictional Reading Strategies in The Crying of Lot 49 and One Hundred Years of Solitude, David Foltz

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Some Apocalypse, David Hehn jr.

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Homegrown Rhetoric: Rhetorical Vision in States' Marketing of Local Foods, Joni Lea Hoke

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PROVINIALIZING WORLD LITERATURE: TRISTRAM SHANDY AND MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN AS PRECURSORS TO CURRENT POSTCOLONIAL CRITICAL THEORY, Rachel Jordan

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Victims and Aggressors: Black and Jewish Interethnic Relationships in Contemporary American Literature, Jessica Martin