• Reflective gazes: character and audience perception in Wycherley's the Plain Dealer 

    Rigdon, Brittany (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    In his final dramatic work, William Wycherley eschews the typical standards of Restoration comedy in order to provide his audience with more than just a few good laughs and a reassuring message of social superiority. Instead ...
  • Souvenirs of America: American gift books, 1825-1840 

    Huff, Kristina (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The Token and The Atlantic Souvenir, two of the most popular and successful American gift books between 1825 and 1840, balance claims about the merit and possibility of American literature and art while exploring Americans' ...
  • A subject so shocking: the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa 

    Albin, Jennifer L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Richardson's Clarissa is notable for the shocking rape of it's title character, but what is often critically overlooked about the plot is the presence of female accomplices during the crime. Clarissa's recollection of the ...
  • This is not Dickens: fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption 

    Spooner, Kristin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    In this project, I examine the responses of filmgoers to three adaptations of Victorian novels: Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005), Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist (2005), and Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations (1998). ...