• Breathing in the other: enthusiasm and the sublime in eighteenth-century Britain 

    Watson, Zak D., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This project assesses enthusiasm and the sublime as important eighteenth-century phenomena for establishing the limits and bases of reason and polite discourse. My research focuses eighteenth-century and current sources ...
  • Interpreting the gaze in Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris: a Lacanian approach 

    Cahill, Kara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Gaze and anxiety are the pivotal constructs in Hugo's magisterial Notre Dame de Paris, with Esmeralda as the Ur-object for both Claude Frollo and ...
  • The January party 

    Pethybridge, Jeffrey (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The January Party is an original volume of poems accompanied by a critical essay entitled Graphs of Totality. The poems engage and revise historical ...
  • The medieval English begging poem 

    Henderson, Dave, 1956- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Since the only consistent feature of medieval English begging poems is the fact that they beg, usually for funds due, the form cannot quite be considered a genre. However, the relationships between poets and patrons that ...
  • Migratory patterns: stories 

    Oates, Nathan, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Migratory patterns is a collection of short stories that examine the experience of Americans traveling abroad. The stories are set in a wide range of ...
  • Re/presenting traditions: identity, power, and politics in folklife programming 

    Rathje, Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Deliberately playing on the word "tradition," in Re/Presenting Traditions: Identity, Power, and Politics in Folklife Programming, my research interrogates both current practices of re/presenting traditional cultures to the ...
  • Reconstructing gender, personal narrative, and performance at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival 

    Higgins, Lisa L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This ethnographic study examines the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, a thirty-two-year-old, week-long event that features women performers and relies on an all female staff who produce the event for an audience of women ...
  • Ruin nation: antiquarian objects and political narratives in the long eighteenth century 

    Lake, Crystal B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] "Ruin Nation: Antiquarian Objects and Political Narratives in the Long Eighteenth Century" examines representations of architectural ruins and ...
  • Still life with rooms people live in 

    Buchsbaum, Julie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The following is a collection of poems about the transience of the human world, poems which combine an elegiac embracing of our own insignificance and ...