• Disruptive soldiers : literary responses to the standing army controversy (1688-1846) 

    Cunningham, Justin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] "The aim of this thesis is to provide a sustained consideration of literary engagements with the Standing Army Controversy in Britain and America from ...
  • Eighteenth-century sensibility and the subversive female body 

    Heckman-McKenna, Heather M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Subversive Female Body argues that bodily actions of sensibility (i.e. feminized actions, such as trembling and fainting) were employed to subversive effect by women writers of the ...
  • Eliza Haywood unmasks female sexuality in masquerade novels 

    Ysteboe, Taylor (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2017)
    The essence of the masquerade ball is one of secrecy and fantasy. As a uniquely 18th century phenomenon, the masquerade was an environment where one can transform into anything imaginable. One of the most prolific female ...
  • Jonathan Swift, misanthropy, and "The Voyage to The Land of The Houyhnhnms" 

    McLain, Autumn (2017)
    One of the prizes for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Paper Contest was awarded for this paper by Autumn McLain.
  • The widow's place : Mrs. Norris in Mansfield Park 

    McNamee, Grace (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2015)
    “The most hateful character in Jane Austen's novels,” “a vicious pest,” “Austen's most nearly psychotic creation.” Such is the critical consensus on Mrs. Norris of Mansfield Park: that she is hateful, vicious, and psychotic ...