• The borderlands : living between archetypes in young adult Chicana literature 

    Morlock, Suzanne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This thesis focuses on two models for Chicana womanhood, which are the La Virgen de Guadalupe archetype and the La Malinche archetype. They are both mythic figures in Mexican culture that are diametrically opposed to one ...
  • A circuit of haunting pictures : theorizing the space of readership in "Condition of England" literature and the periodical press, 1845-1889 

    Mattingly, Miranda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This dissertation provides new access to reading as a practice through the multi-modal obstacles and exchanges still embedded within the periodical press -- namely the physical movements, sensory interplay, concentration ...
  • 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 Dead, the dead, the dead" : encountering loss in Civil War poetry 

    Mitchell, Karah M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This Master's thesis presents a detailed examination of the ways in which Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman struggled to incorporate the Civil War's mass death into their respective poetic oeuvres, ultimately ...
  • Medieval death trip 

    Lane, Patrick (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This dissertation presents two related works, one creative non-fiction and the other fiction, that engage in representing and adapting medieval texts. The non-fiction work consists of annotated transcripts of twelve episodes ...
  • Midnight's grandchildren : adolescence in contemporary global literature 

    Fugate, Marissa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    "Midnight's grandchildren : adolescence in contemporary global literature" assesses the trope of adolescence in contemporary global literature, as it is employed to describe and act as a metaphor for emerging nations. My ...
  • The theology of Lancelot Andrewes's Wonderfull Combate 

    Knapp, Travis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Since his death in 1626, Lancelot Andrewes has been constantly interpreted as a "Caroline divine." This misleading interpretation (Andrewes was alive for only 18 months of Charles reign -- he preached more commonly in front ...