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Reconsidering Jessie Pope: The Writer Before "A Certain Poetess"
Cook, Madelyn Michelle (2015-12-10)
In four chapters, I present a case study of Jessie Pope’s early career, focusing on her use of women in her writing for adults. Her women are smart, and their situations are orchestrated by Pope in ways that lay bare ...
Revising the Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Novel: Creating A More Inclusive Literary History
Porch, Mallory (2022-05-03) ETD File Embargoed
Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) has remained the most central character in accounts of the English epistolary novel of the eighteenth century since the publication of Pamela (1740). His technique of ‘writing to the moment’ ...
Speaking Silences: Lyric Poetry in the Narrative Strategies of Mary Wroth, Margaret Cavendish, and Jane Barker
Kinsley, Jamie (2015-03-20)
This dissertation is an exploration of how Mary Wroth, Margaret Cavendish, and Jane Barker co-opted Philip Sidney’s prose romance interpolated with poems, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia. I explore how each writer uses ...
Transatlantic Nationalisms and Parallel Performances: Afterlife Texts of the Revolutionary Era
Vinson, David (2019-12-05)
This dissertation traces the rise to public prominence of Major John André, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, and Mary Robinson during the American Revolution, and it examines the ways in which they each inspire an afterlife ...
When the Wandering Traveler Speaks: The Narrative Poetics of Early Anglo-Indian Women's Travel Writing
Marschalk, Lacy (2014-12-17)
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British women who traveled to and wrote about India have been examined and analyzed as many things—imperial colluders, pseudo-feminists, ethnographers, missionaries, and sexual objects—but ...