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  • Comically serious: trauma and shame in coming-of-age graphic narratives 

    Kinnison, Andrea (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011)
    The visually arresting nature of the graphic form has appealed to youth from its international emergence in the early twentieth century. Comics of the past, from Little Nemo to The Yellow Kid, were brief and insubstantial, ...
  • A comparative study of the verse rhetoric of Layamon's Brut and Beowulf 

    Miller, Frances Howe (University of Missouri, 1915)
    This thesis compares Layamon's Brut with Beowulf to examine poetic inheritance and style. Previous studies emphasizing similarities of language and meter, without definite tests of verse rhetoric, may lead to the false ...
  • The conception of tragedy in recent English drama 

    Nardin, Frances Louise, 1878- (University of Missouri, 1913)
    It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the conception of tragedy in English drama of the period 1900-1912. In the investigation three questions have been considered. 1. What conceptions of tragedy prevailed in English ...
  • Concretes and abstracts in the Old English epic Beowulf 

    Cratty, Estella Faye (University of Missouri, 1916)
    That poem may surely be said to be abstract in character in which the motive is more real than the deed, in which the thoughts of a man's heart are given more dramatic prominence than the facts of his appearance, in which ...
  • County road 23 / 

    Ciesla, Meagan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation is composed of a critical introduction and a creative manuscript. The critical introduction "Deindustrial Half-life: Decayed Whiteness ...
  • Courtly anger, beastly violence, and the animal-affective prosthetic 

    Thomas, Curtis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This project is an examination of four medieval romances that feature human-animal contact: Marie de France's Lai of Bisclavret, the Latin Narratio de Arthuro Rege Britanniae et Rege Gorlagon lycanthropo, Chretien de Troyes' ...
  • The creation of The four million : O. Henry's influences and working methods 

    Kass, Gary (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Though O. Henry's The Four Million was intended as an attack on Ward McAllister's idea of the Four Hundred, each man is mentioned only in passing in studies of the other. One chapter therefore contrasts the two men by ...
  • The crisis autobiography : Augustine, Rousseau, and Wordsworth 

    Hayes, Tim (Timothy Michael). (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This project, which on the broadest level can be defined as a comparative study of Augustine's Confessions, Rousseau's Confessions, and Wordsworth's Prelude, is an attempt to bridge a notable gap in the critical literature. ...
  • The critique of women in Shakespeare's plays 

    Tesch, Amy (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011)
    In many of William Shakespeare's plays, women play a central role in moving the plot forward. These women become catalysts for the drama that unfolds, especially in Shakespeare's tragedies, where the reactions of the other ...
  • Days of the dim: the postmodern poetics and hope of Anne Waldman 

    Bieker, Jessica (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011)
    Language defines the survival and persistence of the human species. Poetics has been one of the most revered forms of both oral and written languages. Over the ages, poetry in the English language has morphed and evolved ...
  • "The Dead, the dead, the dead" : encountering loss in Civil War poetry 

    Mitchell, Karah M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This Master's thesis presents a detailed examination of the ways in which Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman struggled to incorporate ...
  • Deadbeat dad: Victor Frankenstein as the failed father 

    Skinner, Karalyn (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013)
    In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein (1831), protagonist Victor Frankenstein and his relationship to the creature have often been characterized in terms of creator and creation, with Victor trying to usurp women's procreative ...
  • Deaf identity, motherhood and transforming normalcy : an ethnographic challenge to disability studies' treatment of personal experience narratives 

    Henson, Tahna B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This thesis is a fieldwork-based examination of personal experience narratives told by Deaf and hearing mothers of Deaf children. Using participant ...
  • Death becomes her : modernism, femininity, and the erotics of death 

    Clair, Erin C., 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This project argues that modernist authors employ transgressive sexual desires both to disrupt and regulate femininity. Early twentieth-century cultural ...
  • Dee-jay drop that deadbeat : hip-hop's remix of fatherhood narratives 

    Adolph, Jessie L., Sr. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation examines hip-hop fatherhood narratives from 2010-2015 influenced by drug addiction, mass incarceration, underground economies, trauma, and dysfunctional co-parenting. Explicitly, the paper explores how ...
  • A deeper sense of truth : William T. Vollmann's Seven Dreams Series and experiencing history 

    Day, Devin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.]
  • Democracy and the failure of liberalism? : globalization and the reemergence of Orientalist essentialism in Hindutva's construction of fundamentalist Hindu identity 

    Pillai, Kavita (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation demonstrates the emergent character of nationalism in conjunction with economic liberalism and global capitalism. It demonstrates how globalization and right wing fundamentalist nationalisms are mutually ...
  • Digital literacies and WAC/WID 

    Hansen, Marcia M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis defines digital literacies for an audience of educators who want to integrate digital literacies into their existing curriculum. In this discussion, I examine how discipline-based faculty encourage and support ...
  • The diminishing house 

    Beer, Nicky (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The Diminishing House is a collection of poems in three sections. The first section begins with a series of childhood confrontations of mortality; the ...
  • 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 ...