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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Writing in Other People's Worlds: Two Students Repurposing Extracurricular Fan Fiction Writing to Fulfill Curricular Assignments, Alison Carol Blackburn

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"This, too, was myself": Empathic Unsettlement and the Victim/Perpetrator Binary in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Brittany Bruner

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Obliterating Middle-Class Culpability: Sarah Grand's New Woman Short Fiction in George Bentleys Temple Bar, Nicole Perry Clawson

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"Goin' to Hell in a Handbasket": The Yeatsian Apocalypse and No Country for Old Men, Connor Race Davis

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Public Records, Private Texts: Richard Carlile's Publication of The Age of Reason and the Birth of Public Domain, Andrew S. Doub

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Hamilton: Publics Theory, the Rhetorical Impact of Theater and Reimagining the American Founding, Anna Sanford Low

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Adapting Dracula: The Afterlives of Stoker's Memes in Nosferatu (1922) and Dracula (1979), Ian Duncan McArthur

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"A poem containing history": Pound as a Poet of Deep Time, Newell Scott Porter

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Sentence-Level Construction Methods: Skills Taught Are Skills Used, Susan Allsop Shelton

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"History Real or Feigned": Tolkien, Scott, and Poetry's Place in Fashioning History, Kaleigh Jean Spooner

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Death as Meridian: Paul Celan's Translations of Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" and "Let down the Bars, Oh Death", Alyssa Devey

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Out of the Best Books: Mormon Assimilation and Exceptionalism Through Secular Reading, Lauren Ann Fields

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From The Office to the Classroom: Computer Simulations and Student Engagement in Advanced Composition, Lauren Fine

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The Archon(s) of Wildfell Hall: Memory and the Frame Narrative in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Alyson June Fullmer

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How Do Law Students Develop Writing Expertise During Summer Internships? An Interview-Based Study, Jonathan Francisco Garcia

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Hope for Susan: Moral Imagination in The Chronicles of Narnia, Emily Rose Kempton

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"Twenty or Thirty or Forty Years Ago": Time, Posthistory, and the Hyper-Present in Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy, Benjamin Moroni Killgore

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Manfred, Don Juan, and the Romantic Tragedy of the Subject, Trenton Robert Leinenbach

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Poe's Entangled Fiction: Quantum Field Theory in "The Colloquy of Monos and Una" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt", Jean A. Little

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“€œThere is no God and we are his prophets”€: The Visionary Potential of Memory and Nostalgia in Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and The Road, Marie Reine Pugh

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Embracing Multiplicity: Autobiographical Personae in Ruth Hall, Gina Marie Schneck

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From Epistolary Form to Embedded Narratological Device: Embedded Epistles in Austen and Scott, Tonja S. Vincent

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Shakespeare, Orson Welles, and the Hermeneutics of the Archive, Benjamin Lynn Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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“€œI take--No less than Skies”€: Emily Dickinson and Nineteenth-Century Meteorology, Kjerstin Evans Ballard

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Shakespeare's Art and Artifice: Passing for Real in As You Like It, Kristen Nicole Cardon

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Burke's Poetic Metaphor and Obama as Poet, Devon S. Cook

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Ecological Humanist Mosaics: Dislocations and Relocations of the Autobiographical Self in Terry Tempest Williams's Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Sharman Tullis Gill

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Visions of the Past: Engagement and Avoidance Through Nostalgia in My Ántonia, Maren Mazzeo

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Sacred Things, Sacred Bodies: The Ethics of Materiality and Female Spirituality in Purple Hibiscus, Kylie McQuarrie

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Influenza, Heritage, and Magical Realism in Katherine Anne Porter's Miranda Stories, Katherine Snow Nelson

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We Heard Our Voices with the Hyenas and Other Stories: The Community of Strangers, Rebekah Washburn Olson

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"Peculiar Insanity": Hereditary Sympathy and the Nationalist Enterprise in Twain's The American Claiment, Jared M. Pence

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What a Dream Was Here: An Ontological Approach to Love and Magic in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Brittany May Rebarchik

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Evidences of Critical Thinking in the Writing of First-Year College Students, Shannon Bryn Soper

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€“Healing a Hurting Heart”€: FEMRITE's Use of Narrative and Community as Catalysts for Traumatic Healing, Candice Taylor Stratford

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"[B]reaking down the walls, and crying to the mountains"--Isaiah 22:5: Dystopia and Ethics of The Catcher in the Rye, Megan Marie Toone

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Companionate and Pedagogic Marriage Models in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and Emma, Kandace Hansen Wheelwright

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Challenge of Happily Ever After: How Once Upon a Time Fanfic Fairy Tales Model Strategies for Ordinary Life Challenges, Christa M. Baxter

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With So Little Time, Where Do We Start? Targeted Teaching Through Analyzing Error Egregiousness and Error Frequency, Katie Fredrickson

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Inheriting the Library: The Archon and the Archive in George MacDonald's Lilith, Lauran Ray Fuller

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Reading between the Bloodied Lines and Bodies: Dissecting Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica, Hillary Gamblin

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A Lesson in Rhetoric: Finding God Through Language in “Batter my heart”, Marc Daniel Giullian

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Zadie Smith's NW and the Edwardian Roots of the Contemporary Cosmopolitan Ethic, Laura Domenica Marostica

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Trauma of a Perpetrator: Reimagining Perpetrators in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker, Marinda Quist

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Perilous Power: Chastity as Political Power in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Margaret Cavendish's Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, Kelsey Brooke Smith

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Blogs, Books, & Breadcrumbs: A Case Study of Transmedial Fairy Tales, Kristy Gilbert Stewart

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"Making Ourselves Over in the Image of the Imagery": Overcoming Alienation Through Poetic Expressions of Experience, Jacqueline Aquino Teusch

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Discovering the "God Within": The Experience and Manifestation of Emerson's Evolving Philosophy of Intuition, Anne Tiffany Turner

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On Man, on Nature, and on Human Life: William Knight's Life of William Wordsworth and the Invention of "Home at Grasmere", Patria Isabel Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Towards a Consummated Life: Kenneth Burke's Concept of Consummation as Critical Conversation and Catharsis, Cherise Marie Bacalski

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Kenneth Burke as Educator: What His Theories of Aesthetic Form and (Non-Symbolic) Motion/(Symbolic) Action Suggest for Teachers in the Literature Classroom, Tara Brock Boyce

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Material Geography, Mountains, and A-Nationalism in Thurman's The Blacker the Berry, Stephanie Jean Burns

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Rae, Baby, Whitney Marissa Call

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Looking Outside the Canon: Owen Vincent Dodson'sBoy at the Window, Sarah Anne Campbell

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Mommy Blogs and Rhetoric: Reading Experiences That Shape Maternal Identities, Brighton Joan Capua

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"Sealing Their Two Fates with a Fracture": Ted Hughes's "Pyramus and Thisbe" as an Emblem of the Paradox of Translation, Carolyn Carter

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Nailing Down Truths: Evental Historiography in Fors Clavigera, Sari Lynn Carter

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70's "Miscegenation" and Blaxploitation: Fran Ross's Interracial Oreo, and the Super Bad Blaxploitation Hero, Corrine Esther Collins

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Reconceiving a Necessary Evil: Teaching a Transferable FYC Research Paper, Samuel James Dunn

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From Plato to iPads: Dialogical Opportunities in Twenty-First Century Secondary English Classrooms, Emily Ensign

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Nostalgia: Movement and Stasis in Contemporary American Poetry, Rebecca Cecilia Hay

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Linked to His Fellow Man of Civilized Life: Washington Irving, the Transatlantic Native American, and Romantic Historiography in A History of New York and The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Kara Rebecca Kemp

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Learning to "Teacher Think": Using English Education as a Model for Writing Teacher Preparation in the Composition Practicum, Angela Celestine Lankford

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Windows and Mirrors: Selecting Multiethnic Young Adult Fiction to Increase Adolescent Engagement with Academic and Cultural Literacy, Caryn Joan Lefaga Lesuma

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A "Time-Conscious" Christmas Carol, Jack Lundquist

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Red by Association: New Negro Communism and Wallace Thurman's The Blacker the Berry, Maria Elise Milligan

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Baumrind's Authoritative Parenting Style: A Model for Creating Autonomous Writers, Rachel Page Payne

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Grammar in the Composition Classroom: Rewriting the Tradition, Debra Lynn Reece

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We Know Better and It's Time to Act Like It: Ending Written Feedback, Jacob S. Rees

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Ethical Metafiction in Dickens's Christmas Hauntings, Mark Brian Sabey

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Saints in Gilead: Robinson's Revisionist Calvinism and John Ames as a Reconciliatory Figure in American Congregationalist History, Makayla Camille Steiner

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A Theory of Text as Action:Why Delivery through Publication Improves Student Writers and Their Writing, Lisa Kae Thomas

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George Canning, Liberal Toryism, and Counterrevolutionary Satire in the Anti-Jacobin, Martha Thompson

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Translation as Katabasis and Nekyia in Seamus Heaney's "The Riverbank Field", Gerrit van Dyk

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Nourishing the Self: Cookbooks as Autobiography, Rebecca Quist Barlow

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Composing 'An Experience': Experiential Aesthetics in First-Year Writing, Aimee E. Blau

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At Second Glance: Retroactive Continuity in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Stephen Clancy Clawson

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The Virgin's Kiss: Gender, Leprosy, and Romance in the Life of St. Frideswide, Gary Stephen Fuller

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Indexing and Dialectical Transcendence: Kenneth Burke's Critical Method, David Erland Isaksen

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The Poetics of a Dominican Holocaust and the Aesthetics of Witnessing, Andrew Mark Merrill

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De-Centering the Dictator: Trujillo Narratives and Articulating Resistance in Angie Cruz's Let It Rain Coffee and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Kelsy Ann Mortensen

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Frontier, Displacement, and Mobility in Joss Whedon's Firefly, Emma Leigh Boone Nelson

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Gilded Age Travelers: Transatlantic Marriages and the Anglophone Divide in Burnett's The Shuttle, Rebecca L. Peterson

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Mormon Characters in Young Adult Novels, Toni E. Pilcher

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Seeing (the Other) Through a Terministic Screen of Spirituality: Emotional Integrity as a Strategy for Facilitating Identification, Jarron Benjamin Slater

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Identification Through Inhabitation in Literature, Film, and Video Games, Charlotte Palfreyman Smith

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"The River Duddon" and William Wordsworth's Evolving Poetics of Collection, Shannon Melee Stimpson

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Power by Possession: Cuban-American Types and Collecting in The Agüero Sisters, Ashley Noelle Walton

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Healing the Cartesian Split: Understanding and Renewing Pathos in Academic Writing, Travis Washburn

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Converting Ovid: Translation, Religion, and Allegory in Arthur Golding's Metamorphoses, Andrew Robert Wells

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Rhetoric in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Healing Minds Through Argumentation, Celeste Lloyd Zsembery

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Realm of the Real: Imitation and Authenticity in Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country, Brittany Brie Atkinson

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First Psalm: Poems and Paintings, Ashley Mae Christensen

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The Unsuccessful Harvesting of Figs from Thistles and Other Failures of Idealized Masculinity in Ella D'Arcy's The Bishop's Dilemma, Elizabeth Watson Christianson

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Cross-Cultural Ecotheology in the Poetry of Li-Young Lee, Sienna Miquel Palmer Dittmer

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Signifyin' Black Power: Soul on Ice and the Subversion of Normative Whiteness, James David Fife

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"It's What You Do That Defines You": Batman as Moral Philosopher, Vilja Olivia Johnson

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The Conduit: A Creative thesis, Rachelle Larsen

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Redefining Self in the Midst of "Things": Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping, Kristin Lowe

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Death Becomes Her: Theodicy in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Jack K. Mallard