• Canon 

    Smith, Bradley Harrison (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 ...
  • Interpreters of Chicago : a study in American regionalism 

    Conan, Dorothy Hazel (1932)
    The second discovery of America came when the writers discovered the interesting elements in the varied communities which made each of them unique. A like discovery had been made in England years before by George Eliot, ...
  • Into the forest: reading trees in nineteenth-century American literature 

    Regneri, Erin C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Nineteenth-century American nature writing considers nature from the multiple perspectives of the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction landscapes. ...
  • Seeing through satire : how contemporary American fiction critiques the world 

    Toro, Janessa Lindsey (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In this dissertation, I argue some contemporary authors intermingle modes of satire and transparency to encourage a twenty-first century reading ...
  • Sharp things, or the silver lines are not scars 

    Milbrodt, Teresa (2019)
    This novel is the story of Tianne, a twenty-eight-year-old stained glass artist. She works two part-time jobs as a clerk at a stained glass supply store, and as an adjunct instructor at a community college. Her boyfriend ...