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  • Abjection and order : the grotesque aesthetic in Octavia Butler's Wild Seed and Dawn, and Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills 

    Thater, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Octavia Butler's Wild Seed and Dawn, and Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills are three novels that expose the abjection of their black, maternal protagonists ...
  • Action research on the letter as genre : an examination of both external and internal goals for the course and its students 

    Simpson, Joseph (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This thesis project investigates a recently taught Honors split-level course taught at the University of Missouri through the lens and influence of Action Research, investigating the course's impact on instructors and students.
  • Adaptation : re-creating the novel as a stage play 

    Knight, Lania, 1968- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The critical introduction examines Linda Hutcheon's notion that the process of adaptation is worthy of observation, and that in analyzing a novelist adapting her own work for the stage, we begin to see how the interiority ...
  • Adding to the fragment : happiness & conversation in three eighteenth-century comedic novels 

    Kempf, Nathan, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Recently, Happiness Studies has become an important field of inquiry. This paper brings some of the insights of Happiness Studies to bear on three ...
  • Against the terrible death 

    Narendorf, Bryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Against the Terrible Death is a collection of poems about the intersections of history, ancient and comtemporary, personal and public. The collection ...
  • The American alien: immigrants, expatriates and extraterrestrials in twentieth-century U.S. fiction 

    Scott, Joseph B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This project argues that such widely differing figures in twentieth-century American literature as the immigrant and the expatriate, the colonizer and the colonized, whether human or extraterrestrial, can all be described ...
  • The American dream and the margins in twentieth century fiction 

    Reed, Jeremy (Jeremy Spencer) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    While the American Dream is an oft trod, even clich'ed, terrain in literary criticism, discourse around the topic tends to rely on a dichotomized discourse of celebration or critique. This tendency is a result of understanding ...
  • Amulet 

    Kartalopoulos, Stephanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The creative portion of this dissertation consists of my first poetry manuscript called Amulet. The poems are prefaced by a critical essay, "The ...
  • The anatomy theater 

    Meyer, Nadine Sabra (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] During the Renaissance, anatomical theaters cropped up in cities all over Europe, anatomists performed dissections open to the general public, and ...
  • Ancient yet new : William Blake's Milton -- a poem and the politics of antiquarianism 

    Fontana, Thomas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This study explores William Blake's engagement with eighteenth-century antiquarian discourse as a means of critiquing the political and religious institutions of his era. In his shorter epic, Milton--a poem, Blake suggests ...
  • And the wood doll arose and told, I'm a real 

    Gutierrez, Lianuska (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] "Sphinx Eyes Antiphon," one of the poems in my collection, And the Wood Doll Arose and Told, I'm a Real, refers to a blank or unreciprocal social gaze. ...
  • Anti-Calvinist? : ceremonial conformity and Laudian writing, reconsidered (c. 1590-1640) 

    Knapp, Travis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    In recent studies of religion in early modern England, scholars have come to the consensus that the religious identity of the Church of England was never quite as stable or uniform as commonly perceived, with a wide variety ...
  • The anxiety of authorship among women fantasy writers 

    Chrisman, Rheanne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    This thesis applies Gilbert's and Gubar's feminist theory evident in The Madwoman in the Attic to the male-dominated, gender biased fantasy genre that works to support and embolden evidence of an existing "anxiety of ...
  • As many roast bones as you need 

    Ironman, Sean (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI--COLUMBIA AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] As Many Roast Bones As You Need is a creative dissertation that combines the examination of grief and our connection to animals found in ...
  • Assembling comics : the house style and legacy of RAW books and graphics 

    Beineke, Colin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this study is to construct a narrative history of the founding and development of RAW Books and Graphics while providing a critical ...
  • Australian narratives and Charles Dickens - retelling the history of the transport convict network 

    Sossamon, Jefferson Dewey (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    The practice of exile reached its zenith in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when the British Empire utilized transportation to remove criminal offenders elsewhere. From late 1787 to early 1788, the First Fleet ...
  • Babbler : a novel 

    Habermeyer, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] A satirical novel of post-WWII America depicted through the fictitious memoirs of an ex-Nazi on an absurdist quest to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • "The back-and-forth form" : epistolarity in late medieval literature 

    Broaddus, Elise (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    The project explores medieval epistolarity as a medium and genre. I examine the body of rhetorical theory that described the purpose and form of the letter, the ars dictaminis. I apply contemporary media theory to medieval ...
  • A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race 

    Reppert, Leta (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    While Mark Twain has long been viewed as irreligious, scholarship in recent years has underscored the fact that Christianity, the God of the Bible, and the Presbyterianism of his youth play an integral part in his work. ...
  • Beautiful phantoms British literature, political economy, and biopolitics from 1780-1855 

    Rodriguez, Brian Enrique (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation explores the literary engagement with economics from 1780-1855. These years are critical to the development of both the novel and the discipline of political economy. This dissertation builds on previous ...