• Rape and censorship in Tess of the D’Urbervilles in the late 1800s 

    Layton, Ally (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2017)
    In my thesis I argue that the limitations of the publishing environment during the late-Victorian era led Thomas Hardy to practice self-censorship when writing the rape scene in Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Though a close ...
  • Roseanne re-boot : the complexity and complicity of depicting the white working class 

    Gibson, Logan (University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences, 2019)
    Roseanne Barr created her hallmark television show, Roseanne, to foreground the experiences of the white working class people who had been feeling forgotten and abandoned in recent history. Barr’s humor and her unique blend ...