Cuda, Anthony

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“I who am here dissembled”: exteriority in T.S. Eliot and his modernist contemporaries 2016 3618 This dissertation examines the way that twentieth-century Modernist poet T. S. Eliot stages the production and reproduction of human subjectivity in his work. It places him in context of other thinkers of the period (poets, novelists, social theorist...
Gyres and waves: Bergsonian movement and multiplicity in the works of W.B. Yeats and Virginia Woolf 2017 857 At the beginning of the twentieth century, French philosopher, Henri Bergson, unsettled the way people understood time and memory by suggesting that our representation of time as measured and linear is actually a discussion of space. For Bergson, rea...
Annihilation and utter night: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and a modern(ist) old nihilism 2019 2032 “What is the source of refreshment in nihilism?” T. S. Eliot asks in a 1950 interview with Leslie Paul. Although Eliot was perhaps speaking rhetorically, his question is a perceptive one. After all, if nihilism depends on humans’ empty existence to e...
Turning back the tides: the Anglo-Saxon vice of ofermod in Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur AND The neighbors in the village: Frost’s debt to Dante, Longfellow, and James in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" 2016 925 Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur has at its heart the theme of ofermod, a theme which appears throughout Tolkien’s criticism and creative work. In his essay “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son,” he argues that the Anglo-Saxon word ofermod in the p...
Screwtape, Crowley, and their predecessors: the witty demon as an antimimetic device AND Thomas Mann’s modern monsters: the Gothic in Death in Venice and The black swan 2019 807 Within the Western tradition of narratives focused on representing demons, few artists have strayed from the hellish stereotype to introduce comic ones. Still fewer have managed to create what I will call the witty demon, whose representation, I sugg...
Nietzsche, Mann, and Modernism: a framework for morality in Raymond Chandler's detective fiction 2019 1020 In the wake of several newly released television detective series, there has been an increase in public discussion that centers on the dark philosophy of the hard-boiled detective. However, many of the contemporary conversations revolve around the ci...
Analyzing Sex and Gender Identity through Attire, Behavior, and Environment in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando 2021 400 Relying on the seminal gender theory of Judith Butler, the aim of this paper is to both compartmentalize and criticize elements of Orlando that can in turn offer greater insight into the implications of sex and gender identity, those belonging to Woo...
Hidden in plain sight: Virgilian, Dantean, and Laforguian allusions in T. S. Eliot's "La figlia che piange" 2010 7903 I argue in this paper that "La Figlia che Piange" is T. S. Eliot's first masterpiece to truly reflect his ambition to be a poet of stature and that it is the earliest poem forecasting his poetic signatures that remain throughout the rest of his oeuvr...
The gift of the bee-Poet: Bee Symbolism in H.D.'s Poetry and Prose 2012 6663 The bee has played a significant role in human cultures and religions since before the time of the ancient Egyptians and, as a result, has become a well-known symbol in world mythologies and literature. In this thesis, I explore the ways in which H.D...
The revival of the romantic mode in the lyrics of Twenty One Pilots 2022 135 Tyler Joseph, the lead singer and songwriter for the band Twenty One Pilots displays similar themes seen in romanticism. Throughout this thesis, I explore his use of the romantic mode in his use of nature, industrialization, individualism, and melanc...