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The Arbitress of Passion and of Contract: Eliza Haywood and the Legality of Love
Stuart, Lashea (2006-12-15)
My dissertation is a cultural studies exploration of how the eighteenth-century British author Eliza Haywood legitimizes women’s presence in the legal landscape through illustrations of women’s experiences with contract, ...
The Archive of Speaking/ Silencing in the Latina Borderlands: A Comparative Anzaldúan Approach to Leticia Hernández-Linares’s Mucha Muchacha Too Much Girl and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal’s Beast Meridian
Dino, Kamela (2020-05-15)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the significance of silence and speaking within the lens of the archive, precisely concentrating on the contributions of Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa ...
Eighteenth-Century Losers: Anxious Performances of Masculinity in Long Eighteenth- Century England
Corcoran, Kellye (2011-12-01)
My dissertation investigates how a group of male comedic figures (cuckolds, impotent men, and old bachelors) relate to an ongoing debate in the eighteenth century about the marriage problem. Largely ignored by scholars as ...
The Fabulous Nabob: Miscegenations of Empire and Vocation in Eighteenth Century British Literature
Chowdhury, Ahsan (2006-08-15)
This dissertation has grown out of my interest in literary representations of the Nabob, a British Returnee from India who appeared in the aftermath of the 1757 Battle of Plassey.The representations of the Nabob in popular ...
'Fellowship of sense with all that breathes': Eighteenth-Century Women Writers, War, and the Environment
Seidman, Amie C. (2011-04-29)
In “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature,” environmental historian William Cronon writes that in order to live responsibly with nature, we must learn to recognize nature in our own backyards. ...
Hands's Own Tamar: Sources, Coding, and Psychology
Pharr, Saiward (2006-05-15)
Elizabeth Hands published by subscription in 1789 her lone volume of poetry, The Death of Amnon. The title poem of this volume is a biblical verse paraphrase, a genre Hands used to validate herself as a poet as well as ...
'In Some Respects Peculiar': Representations of Citizenship in the British and Anglophone Novel
Pulling, Sharyn (2008-08-15)
This dissertation analyzes representations of citizenship in five British novels that were written over a period of 260 years. Read together, these novels chart the ways in which citizenship has been coveted, accepted, ...
The Right to Represent: The Transformation of Topsy in Robert Alexander's I Ain't Yo' Uncle
Allen, Stephanie (2007-08-15)
For my master’s thesis, I intend to examine the reception of “Topsy” in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin from the date of publication as a novel in 1852 through 1892. I will investigate and demonstrate the struggle ...