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  • The borderlands : living between archetypes in young adult Chicana literature 

    Morlock, Suzanne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This thesis focuses on two models for Chicana womanhood, which are the La Virgen de Guadalupe archetype and the La Malinche archetype. They are both mythic figures in Mexican culture that are diametrically opposed to one ...
  • Bottle fly : poems 

    Allendorf, Gregory Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The critical introduction: "Improbable Florida" : Imperialism, Surrealist Tradition, and Gay and Lesbian Identity in Rimbaud's "Drunken Boat" and Bishop's "The Riverman" is a close-reading of those two poems through a ...
  • Brain catalogue 

    Moore, William (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Brain Catalogue is a creative dissertation that combines comics and nonfiction. Specifically, it deals with the type of nonfiction often called the essay. It is an experimental autobiography that is broken down across four ...
  • Brazen creature 

    Barngrover, Anne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Brazen Creature spans a young woman's awakening. The poems' concerns are twofold: violence against women and girls that has become rooted in the land, ...
  • Breaking the rules : three novels innovating genre fiction 

    Miller, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    In this project, I argue that certain texts that straddle the line between literary and genre fiction go unrecognized for important innovations. After establishing the rules and conventions of dystopian fiction, the ...
  • Breathing in the other : enthusiasm and the sublime in eighteenth-century Britain 

    Watson, Zak D., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This project assesses enthusiasm and the sublime as important eighteenth-century phenomena for establishing the limits and bases of reason and polite discourse. My research focuses eighteenth-century and current sources ...
  • British women novelists and the review periodical, 1790-1820 

    Peiser, Megan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Between 1790 and 1820, women published more novels than men -- unlike any period before or after. It is remarkable that women assumed dominant authorship ...
  • Broadening the scope: female authors are for more than the 'F-word' 

    Sobelman, Stacey L. (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013)
    Though contemporary fiction has evolved significantly alongside the social and political revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there remains the tendency to return to the stigmatized classifications of ...
  • Browning and the Florentine Renaissance 

    Major, Mabel Irmyn (University of Missouri, 1917)
    There seem to me to be three distinct causes why Florence rather than any of the other city states was the center of the Italian Renaissance. The first of these is that she preserved her popular government long enough to ...
  • But in the night we are all the same 

    Hartin-Young, Sally, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2004)
    But In the Night We Are All the Same, a critical dystopian novel, explores the creation and perpetuation of power structures, gender identity, and desire. The protagonist, Lemon, is a member of the oppressed class. She ...
  • Canon 

    Smith, Bradley Harrison (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The Critical Introduction, titled "James Merrill's Queer Muse," uses Queer Theory to analyze Merrill's creative process when writing The Changing Light at Sandover. It argues that Merrill queers the heteronormative orientation ...
  • The caul theme in Tina McElroy Ansa's novels 

    Boettcher, Anja Gisela M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This thesis examines Tina McElroy Ansa's cultural validation of the caul and its aesthetic application as literary device in her novels Baby of the Family (1989), The Hand I Fan With (1996), You Know Better (2002) and Ugly ...
  • The Celtic legends and their use in the modern Celtic plays and poetry 

    Bell, Mildred Maxwell (University of Missouri, 1914)
    The recovery and opening of the Irish legends is undoubtedly the most important phase of the Irish literary movement. The legends contain the very essence of the Irish genius. These stories of "old, unhappy, far-off things" ...
  • The children in Shakespeare's plays 

    Moore, Ethel (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1: In the study of Shakespeare's plays, the major characters have been considered almost exclusively; the minor characters have been largely neglected or ignored. Highly important among these minor characters ...
  • A cinema of confrontation : using a material-semiotic approach to better account for the history and theorization of 1970s independent American horror 

    Montgomery, Court (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    In The Films in My Life, Francois Truffaut describes how "cinematic success" results from a fragile, temporary confluence of elements: the director, the film itself, and its audience, but also critical reception, marketing, ...
  • A circuit of haunting pictures : theorizing the space of readership in "Condition of England" literature and the periodical press, 1845-1889 

    Mattingly, Miranda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation provides new access to reading as a practice through the multi-modal obstacles and exchanges still embedded within the periodical ...
  • Civilization and memoir outside of self 

    Heston, Sarah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • A closer look at the rhetoric of rape 

    Jones, Patricia Louisa Mae Reece, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Based on the research of Lakoff and Turner, combined with studies in Burkean theory, and the representation of rape, this work presents the problematic use of metaphoric language in US Court rape trials. These are the cause ...
  • The Cold War and Agency Panic in The Bell Jar and "Three Women" 

    Eberhard, Tonya (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2016)
    Concluding paragraph: "Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and "Three Women" show that politics influenced Plath's writing process in both direct and subtle ways. Combining the personal with the political in these works, Plath ...
  • Comic relief 

    McCormick, Katie (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013)
    This original play focuses on the character of Jaime who goes on a journey of self-discovery as she pursues her dream of being a standup comedian.