• Freedom and self-knowledge in the dramatic works of Anton Chekhov 

    Bartlett, Joseph (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    In his five major dramatic works, Anton Chekhov crafts characters who struggle with existential despair as a result of their inability to perform such actions. This focus on action and inaction raises analogous questions ...
  • Recreation of Chernobyl trauma in Svetlana Aleksiyevich's Chernobylʹskaya molitva 

    Scribner, Doris (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Little has been written about the literary methodology of the contemporary Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksiyevich. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the aesthetic manipulation of factographic content ...
  • Time and space as artistic conventions in Chekhov and Dostoyevsky 

    Wells, Olga V. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Artistic categories of time and space have been studied extensively. There are certain conventions accepted for different genres in terms of time and space organization. Arrangement of time and space in Chekhov's plays is ...