• The beginnings of naturalism in the English novel 

    James, Eula (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "By the words "scientific observation" a picture of the laboratory is called up. However, life cannot be reduced to the small limits of a scientist's workshop; thus the naturalistic writer uses the statistical and case ...
  • The Celtic legends and their use in the modern Celtic plays and poetry 

    Bell, Mildred Maxwell (University of Missouri, 1914)
    The recovery and opening of the Irish legends is undoubtedly the most important phase of the Irish literary movement. The legends contain the very essence of the Irish genius. These stories of "old, unhappy, far-off things" ...
  • The inter-relations of the three schools of French poetry in the nineteenth century 

    Rose, Irvina Allen (University of Missouri, 1915)
    There have been three schools of poetry in France since the beginning of the nineteenth century. They are the Romantic, the Parnassian/and the Symbolistic. These are the schools which have made of their century in France, ...
  • The miracle play : medieval and modern 

    Lanius, Tudor (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The purpose of the present study is to investigate one of these three types,--the miracle play. It is the aim of the thesis to study typical examples of the medieval miracle and the entire list, so far as possible, of ...
  • The morality play: medieval and modern 

    McGinnis, Myrta Ethel (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1: Furthermore the medieval drama has proved a source of inspiration to certain modern men of letters as well as to certain writers whose chief aim is the appeal to the popular taste, so that we have a ...
  • Place-names in six of the west central counties of Missouri 

    Johnson, Bernice Eugenia (University of Missouri, 1933)
    Statement of the problem: This thesis is the record of careful research into the origin of the place-names of western counties of Missouri. Six counties, Vernon, Bates, Cass, St. Clair, Henry, and Johnson have been studied, ...
  • The spirit of home in the literature of the Lower South 

    Fagan, Joe Poley (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 3: In 1867 Harte began writing stories of the West that were focused upon locality, employing in them a technique similar to that of Poe. He has been heralded as the first contributor to the literature of ...