|Embodied Perspectives and Mountain-Landscapes in “Mont Blanc” and Book XIII of The Prelude
||Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” and the final book of Wordsworth’s The Prelude each tell the story of an individual’s encounter with a vast mountain landscape. Although there are many similarities between the two poems, the poets’ experiences of the mountain-...
|“The Pull of Dark Depths”: Female Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Gothic Literature
||The Gothic literature from the late 1700s to the late 1800s featured a multitude of female characters with monstrous qualities, specifically their transformative and transgressive bodies. Mermaids, vampires, shape-shifters, sexual deviants, and madwo...
|Dressing the Part: Disguise as a Feminist Motif in Mary Shelley’s Short Stories
||This thesis examines how Mary Shelley implements the disguise motif in her short stories for two purposes. First, I argue that Shelley uses the disguise motif to covertly critique nineteenth-century patriarchal society and explore how female characte...