|Postmortem postmodernists : authorship and cultural revisionism in late twentieth-century narrative
|| "The past three decades have witnessed an explosion of narratives in which the literary greats are brought back to life, reanimated and bodied forth in new textual bodies. In the works herein examined--Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower, Peter Ac...
|[H]ere was one room ; there another : tracing relations between self and other in Woolf and Bakhtin ; and, So, I called myself Pip : voice, authority, and the monological self in Great expectations
||"This first paper examines Virginia Woolf's understanding of the relationship between self and other as expressed in Jacob's Room and Mrs. Dalloway. Because Woolf only indirectly articulates her ideas regarding the interconnections between individual...
|Lolita the immortal: Nabokov, Kubrick, and Lyne's nymphet ; and Luray's pearls: a woman's life, struggle and wisdom in North Carolina, 1921-2008
||"Lolita the Immortal: Nabokov, Kubrick, and Lyne's Nymphet" is an analysis of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, Stanley Kubrick and Adrian Lyne's films, and at times a look at the screenplay of each film. The purpose is to compare and contrast ...
|T. S. Eliot’s debt to J. M. Robertson: a consideration of their critical theories as represented in Eliot’s 1919 Athenaeum reviews.
||The purpose of my thesis was to examine the critical relationship between T. S. and J. M. Robertson. Both writers were important figures in driving the evolution of Twentieth century literary theory toward scientific empiricism. But there has been no...
|Concubines and second sons: stereotypes, transnationalism, and the production of identity
||The scope of my project identifies and critiques the fractured subjectivities of fictional characters through a transnational and transcultural lens. I focus my argument around characters who live in or originate from East and Southeast Asia. Critica...
|Dread and portent: reading H. P. Lovecraft`s Necronomicon as social commentary
||This dissertation explores the narratives of twentieth-century American author H. P. Lovecraft, focusing on those tales which feature his creation of a metafictional spellbook titled the Necronomicon. Relying on a close reading of the texts, critical...
|Suffering and liberation: the personal poetics of Robert Lowell and Allen Ginsberg
||This dissertation examines Robert Lowell and Allen Ginsberg's personal poetry. While both poets attend to the random details of daily life, thereby establishing common ground as autobiographical writers, they differ markedly in their perspectives abo...