• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The widow's place : Mrs. Norris in Mansfield Park 

    McNamee, Grace (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 ...