English: Theses 1995+
Silvey, Patrick. "I'm just Jewish..." : defining Judaism in
Bernard Malamud's The Magic Barrel and Philip Roth's Goodbye,
Columbus and five short stories. 2011
Out of the habit, into the field : a reflection on a conscious existence. 2011
Gay manhood : coming to in my own coming-out narrative. 2011
Franklin K.R. Nothing useful. 2011
Cynthia Elaine. Women and war : negotiating the interstitial
spaces between gender and nation in Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age.
Poor white trash : contextualizing an American movie monster. 2010.
Death and a wedding planner. 2010.
Murdock, Emily Jo.
Food, Catholics, and prostitute walks : stories of my family. 2010.
Miller, Lisa C.
Under the table. 2010.
Understanding patchwriting and unintentional plagiarism by English language
"Everything made by hand perishes" : the cycle of entropy in Wace's Roman de
Scary New Year. 2010.
Amy. An analytical and personal vision of art and life in Willa
Cather's fiction. 2009.
Rejecting journalistic slant and artistic misrepresentations : aesthetics of
violence in Pat Barker's Double vision. 2009.
The gates. 2009.
Rooks, Aaron. Cult
fiction : a sociological reading of The origin of the Brunists. 2009.
Alandor of Zerlye : after the betrayal / by Alex Collins. 2007.
It's still a sin to kill a mockingbird: a critical assessment of To kill a
Playing house: gothicism, postmodernism, and the Internet in Mark Z.
Danielewski's House of Leaves. 2009
Andrew M. P.S. dead baby jokes aren't funny: the grotesque
in sick humor. 2009.
Jonathon. Confessions of a subclinical crazy: glimpses into a
irrational mind. 2008
Todd. Eating with the phamily. 2008
Crystal Leigh. Examining the taboo in young adult
literature: teens and teachers
the 2000-2007. Printz awards. 2008
Levi C. Just fiction. 2008
Cassandra P. Roots of a nomad: a collection of prose and
Minori My wish: discovering oneself through acquiring and
teaching a second
language using an "outside" view. 2008
Karie Marie Monsters and magic. 2008
Sick puppies: the ecotage works of Edward Abbey and Carl Hiaasen.
Meredith A ghost bride: Bertha Mason's story. 2008
Sean Category and mind: the catalogue genre in Robinson
Jessica E. A heaven in hell's despair, a hell in heaven's
despite: the effect of
manic-depression on William Blake's poetic philosophy. 2007.
Maggie Erin. Isabella Bird: liminal performances.
Kiley. Tales of the young and portable. 2007.
Tabitha. Expecting normal: finding a family's special
Pam. The winter is past. 2006.
Stephanie. A poet's notebook: possibilities and
explorations in writing poetry.
Lexical borrowing in Swahili from Arabic. 2006.
Johnny. "The kings of cool" and other causes for concern.
Thomas A. Stop me if you think you've heard this one
David. Monstrous love in John Gardener's Grendel.
Nicholas T. The Liberator. 2006.
Wheat, David L., Jr.
Decoding contemporary theories of militarism through science
Todd. Understanding and improving the success of peer
review involving native and non-native speakers of English.
Theodore. Turtle murmurs. 2005.
Jane Austen's villains. 2005
Blackbird and wildcat. 2005.
Lauren. Towards a river theory. 2005.
Edward L. Explaining Satan: an examination of neo-Christian
criticism of John Milton's Paradise lost. 2005.
Dana. The moon looked like the moon. 2005.
Confidence and narrative unreliability in Melville and Twain.
Rhonda Suzanne. A positivistic aesthetic in George Eliot's
life and literary work, Middlemarch. 2005.
Selected translations from Island of Briar by An Ni Bao Bei.
Sean. Survivor: Creating identity through
Jessica. Challenging authority through narration: a study
of the works of Jane Austen and Kate Chopin. 2004.
Tumminia, Eric. Rivers, hills, and punk rock. 2004.
Christine. "And for ever round the marble shoulders:"
intimations of transcendence in Jacob's Room. 2004.
Eilene. Diary in a white room: Anne Frank rewriting
herself and the reality of identity construction when private
writing goes public. 2004.
Miller, Belynda. Collaborative learning: a discussion of
its uses and methods of incorporation into the college composition
Jane Ellen. Mortal and divine trajectories: wayfinding the
From boys to angels: a performative three-stage social understanding
of sexual identity in post-Stonewall gay men's dramatic literature.
Karen R. Collaborative talk-write: a composition pedagogy.
Matthew. Five stories: a sequence. 2003.
Schroeder, Beth. Freedom through renegotiation: the
marriage contracts of Margery Kempe. 2003.
Reside, Douglas. A literary approach to musical theater.
Pionke, Katharine. Michael Field: got God? 2003.
Nelson, Susan. Chaos theory and the navigation of Salman Rushdie"s
Midnight's children. 2003.
Lineberry, Kenneth W. Cadence calls: military folklore in motion.
Bowden, Allison Marie. Mixing cultures and creative techniques: social
commentary in Okot P'Bitek's Song of Lawino. 2003.
On both sides of the big desk: duality in the graduate teaching experience.
LeMaster, Christy Ann. Standing up for Shakespeare: moving toward a
pedagogy of embodiment. 2002.
Heitmann, Andrew G. "This little span of life": the reader's
Sentimental Journey. 2002
Standley, Gracie. Life dialogues. 2002.
Marcus, Jennifer Lee. Border crossing and other poems. 2002.
Maag, Andrea. Transitional orality among children: theory and
field observation. 2002.
Ludwig, Al. Lions in glass houses. 2002.
Sokolov, Rachel Anne. Confession, gender and power in The French
Lieutenant's Woman. 2001.
Jones, Dan. Aesthetic theory and practice. 2001.
Hatala, Jennifer Creer. Dust in its infinite lightness. 2001.
1155 Cross, Regina
Femininity and Stephen King's Dark Tower series. 2001.
Rebecca Anne. The power of language: linguistics in a liberatory
composition classroom. 2001.
Graff, Leslie Dale. The incessant zigzag pattern: hypertest, Italo
Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium, and association
Kopitske, Karl J. Seeking the value of transgression: William S.
Burrough's and kirstevan abjection. 2000.
Moss, Melissa Christine. Women's corporeality and discourse:
challenging phallocentric ideology with sporting bodies. 2000.
McElwee, David Robert. The end. 2000.
Kuehnle, Karen Anne. Negotiating representation of difference: A
cultural studies approach to the first-year composition classroom. 2000.
Jennings, Brian Clifton. Open wide: identity and the abject in
selected works of Julio Cortazar. 2000.
Farris, Jennifer. Gender roles in Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedy of
Novac, Natalia. All that's left of flowers. 1999.
Qualls, Melissa Ann. A sojourn through madness in The Embroidered
Shoes of Can Xue. 1999.
Nelson, Matthew Bruce. Insense. 1999.
Merrell, Valerie Jane Brown. The culinary magician. 1999.
Casady, Tamara Clark. Fostering resiliency in the English classroom.
Wagner, Gretchen. Emaciation proclamation. 1999.
Wiebers-Mitchell, Lissa Beth. Technology and writing centers:
implementing change. 1999.
Houser, Richard McCormick. Autonomy versus determinism in
Anglo-Saxon literature. 1999.
Heaton, David P. Unmasking Los Angeles: Philip Marlow as Raymond
Chandler's agent of truth.
Davey, Jason A. Narcia. 1999.
Carlson, Evelyn Marie. Winter blossoms. 1999.
Smith, Mary Jane Walker. A concatenation of ephemeralities.
Ball, Marcia Sue Ryan. Mutton Ridge Indians. 1998.
Slubowski, Henry F., Jr. Coming out and coming into an identity: a
structural analysis of the coming out story. 1998.
Ratcliff, Robyn E. From shepherds (or: "You might be the 100th
monkey"): the role of children in nuclear discourse. 1998.
Chepurnov, Dennis. Red stars. 1998.
Imgarten, Carla S.
Glimpses into the heartland. 1997.
Courtney, Dena Kay. The Bible as literature: A comparative study
of the book of Job. 1997.
Farnsworth Kirk, Susan. A "writer's grammar:" a pathway into academic
discourse for basic writers. 1997.
Sahaida, Peggy E. Forging new paths: Willa Cather's female pioneering
Price, Kathryn A. Imago: Male fantasists and the myth of womanhood
from George MacDonald to Charles De Lint. 1997.
Morris, Robert-John Gerard. Breaking the chains: Portrayals of
history and politics in selected works of James Joyce. 1997.
Ludtke, Scott C. Exploring a technological dialectic: Effects of
computer use on essay writing in scored essays from the sophomore writing
Hohertz, Melissa A.
Reassessing Jane Austen's agenda: Understanding the anger in Sense and
Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Persuasion. 1996.
Daubert, Douglas Alan. Snapshots and stories: the Farringtons of
northeast Missouri. 1996.
Terry, Michael. The narrative journey: reading as a sacred and
therapeutic activity. 1996.
Smith, Scott Thompson. Lying in a bed of abjection: a critical reading
of Thomas' Tristan. 1996.
Knudson, Candace Faith Latvala. Living language:
vitalinguatextum resonances between Beowulf and the Kalevala.
Kain, Donna J. H.D.: The waking dream beetween us. 1996.
Bryson, Michael. Reclaiming the self: transcending the fragmentation
of the individual subject in literature from the Bhagavad Gita to Wise
Bryson, Denise M. Spaces between the ties. 1996.
Armstrong, Bryant Dale. Vietnam literature and the literary canon: the
canonicity of Tim O'Brien's Going after Caccicato. 1996.
Rudd, Elsie I. Out of the abyss: Adam's soliloquy and choices in
Paradise Lost. 1995.
Justice, Marjorie Ann. Orality, literacy, and the elctronic age in
Louise Erdrich's fiction. 1995.
Wilson, Kristin Bailey. Chigger hill. 1995.
Todd, Sherry Galloway. Hope full choices. 1995.
Taylor, Timothy N. Reflections of sports in Updike's Rabbit tetralogy.
O'Connor, Mark Edward. Rising from the ashes. 1995.
Davisson, Katrina A. My grandma died six times. 1995.
Williams, Nathaniel. Afflicted by wishes: a collection of short
Rolands, Tim. Keeping records. 1995.
Rap, Lynelle Kathleen. Journeys within the new Russia. 1995.
Holcomb, Jack. The oobie box. 1995.
Goad, Angela L. The Zen truth in J.D. Salinger: "It's very hard
to meditate and live a spiritual life in America." 1995.