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American Masculinity in Contemporary Adult Comics
The connections between American comics and American men have been an interest to the academy since Frederic Wertham’s attack on comic’s influence on American youth in 1954. This study examines the current trends in ...
20th Century Feminism: A Jungian Exploration of The Feminine Self
The following work uses the theories and methods provided by Carl Jung as a way of analyzing works by three women authors: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The ...
The Sounds of Social Change: Phonology and Identity in Elba, Alabama
The purpose of this study was to determine whether and to what degree integration impacted speakers’ linguistic choices in the community of Elba, Alabama, with respect to three phonological variables: (ai), (oi), and ...
"Straight People Are Looking at You:" Heterosexual Privilege and Homonormativity in American Visual Texts
My dissertation deals with the topic of representations of gay men in such American popular texts as film, television, and mainstream theatre. I advance the argument that while the 2000s have seen a dramatic rise in the ...
Disorderly Eating in Victorian England
This dissertation investigates the gendered spaces of eating and consumption in Victorian England. In the nineteenth century, Dr. William Gull introduced the medical diagnosis of “anorexia nervosa,” which spawned a discourse ...
Striking Back at the New Overseer: Response to White Panopticism in the Works of Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison
This is an examination of the literary treatment and depiction of white panopticism in the representative works of Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison.
Common Law and Aesthetic Dissent: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon
This dissertation investigates Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s dissents that instantiate his evolutionary view of the common-law system. The style and rhetoric of his dissents drew attention to his legal propositions that ...
Demons into Dandies: Comic Villains and Urban Economics in Victorian Literature
This dissertation traces the evolution of comic villains through their antagonistic rapport with the most serious of Victorian enterprises: the economy. In particular, the development of villains is situated as a metaphoric ...
Shut it Down: Nineteenth-Century Southern Fictions of Reproduction
The dissertation analyzes how the establishment of professionalized—and masculinized—medicine during the nineteenth century controlled female sexuality by policing reproductive rights and rates. Focusing specifically on ...
Redrawing the Maps for the Transfer of Writing Skills and Knowledge
This research examines the case studies of two participants, students at a large land-grant university, as they transfer their knowledge of writing skills and practices across contexts as evidence of the shifting nature ...