Kilcup, Karen

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Who Would Have Thought It?: Space and Hybridity in Chicana Literature and Literary Humanitarianism and the Short Story: Understanding How Genre and Ethics Intersect in "The Gold Vanity Set" 2007 3889 Postcolonial studies demand new ways of understanding identity and have developed concepts such as hybridity to address the needs of identities that resist stringent classifications. For Chicana literature, authors like Gloria Anzaldúa have emphasize...
Competing for the reader : the writer/editor relationship in nineteenth-century American literature 2005 4705 "This dissertation examines this back-and-forth dynamic between nineteenth-century American authors and their editors, showing the ways that a heterogeneous group of non-elite individuals collaborated and competed with editors from the cultured and e...
The tattooed treatise: breaking down mind/body binaries in Moby-Dick ; and Poetic minds in cloddish soil: Hawthorne's bodies in contemporary discourse 2009 3904 Both physically and narratively, Moby Dick's body dwarfs all others in the eponymous novel by Melville, as the author devotes inordinate space to dissecting and explicating a whale's physical presence. Yet he explores other bodies too. In "The Tattoo...
Woman, warrior: the story of Linda Bray and an analysis of female war veterans in the American media. 2009 7228 ?Woman, Warrior: The Story of Linda Bray and an Analysis of Female War Veterans in the American Media? discusses the media‘s portrayal of former Army Captain Linda Bray, the first woman to lead American troops into combat in the Panamanian invasion o...
Story as a Weapon in Colonized America: Native American Women's Transrhetorical Fight for Land Rights 2008 4724 The violent collision between Native American and Euro-American politics, spirituality, economy, and community appears most prominently in each culture’s attitude toward land, which connects intimately with the position women held in each society. Th...
Scientific methods: American fiction and the professionalization of medicine, 1880-1940 2010 3962 During the second half of the nineteenth century, the medical profession in America began to transform itself from a motley group of practitioners--registering remarkably disparate levels of education, expertise, and credibility--into a cohesive and ...
From the madhouse to the unreal city: the dramatic monologue, polyvocality, and agency in Robert Browning, Sarah Piatt, and T. S. Eliot 2014 4846 This project examines the dramatic monologue and its subsequent variations in order to address philosophical questions about agency that implicitly derive from the genre itself. The intentional displacement of the Romantic lyric "I" into other person...
“The path she had chosen”: mobility in works by American women regionalists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century 2014 3927 Mobility studies provides the lens through which this dissertation reexamines contemporary and historical critical assumptions about the genre of late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century regionalism. Scholars such as Hamlin Garland, Richard Brodhe...
Reworking the garden: revisions of the pastoral tradition in twentieth-century Southern poetry 2016 2147 This dissertation illuminates how twentieth-century southern poetry revises the pastoral tradition. I argue that in its particular capacity to imagine a perfected world, the pastoral may delineate and advocate for our highest ideals—including genuine...
Language, belief, domestication: constructing paradise in Charlotte’s Web and The Animal Family AND Electronic kairos: creating the opportune moment in contemporary advertising 2017 49 “Language, Belief, Domestication: Constructing Paradise in Charlotte’s Web and The Animal Family” reads both E. B. White’s and Randall Jarrell’s novels as creation stories to better understand how language constructs Edenic realities. I specifically ...
Human nature and the Civil War: justification, comprehension, and reconciliation through environmental rhetoric 2018 340 The American Civil War confused the nation in unprecedented ways and challenged established Americans’ identities more than any previous conflict. While some combatants’ previous military experience made them familiar with warfare, no one was prepare...
“Had I a right to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?”: Mary Shelley’s subversion of primogeniture inheritance in Frankenstein and Matilda AND “Do ghosts remember long?”: Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard’s neglected poetic past 2019 71 While Mary Shelley’s literary works are collectively impressive, it is Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus (1818) that has steadily received critical acclaim and popularity in recent decades. The scholarly discussion surrounding this novel is as l...
An old acquaintance: personifying trees to overcome the nature/culture binary 2020 9 My project examines the environmental relationships that Romantic-era historical novels model for readers. Scholars argue that Romantic-era writers established modern environmentalism, but most examine the era’s poetry or essays, neglecting early nin...
“Much improved of late”: ecogothic readings of improvement in American and British novels, 1798-1852 2020 3 Until recent years ecocriticism has focused almost exclusively on nature-centered texts, heralding Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as its urtext. As scholars are broadening the field’s canonical and theoretical range, they are now recognizing Gothicism’...