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Manufacturing a personage: photography and American literary celebrity, 1839-1860
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the ways in which the daguerreotype influenced literary celebrity in the United States from the time of its invention in 1839 to the beginning of the Civil War in 1860. The ...
Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
The dissertation shows that human agency in all its discursive manifestations is a product of entanglement with nature's materiality--its physical objects and forces and this physicality's capacity for change--and this ...