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  • The American dream and the margins in twentieth century fiction 

    Reed, Jeremy (Jeremy Spencer) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    While the American Dream is an oft trod, even clich'ed, terrain in literary criticism, discourse around the topic tends to rely on a dichotomized discourse of celebration or critique. This tendency is a result of understanding ...
  • Beginning's ends : new senses of ending and the eighteenth-century novel 

    Friedman, Emily Clare (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation argues that an examination of innovative endings in both canonized and forgotten eighteenth-century prose fiction contributes to our ...
  • The eight leaves 

    Connolly, Wm. Anthony (William Anthony). (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The creative dissertation The Eight Leaves is a deconstructed memoir, composed in a series of inter-connected lyric essays structured in a ring ...
  • "The great fairy science" : the marriage of natural history and fantasy in Victorian children's literature 

    Green, Joseph D., 1963- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This dissertation explores the merging of two unlikely literary - natural history writing and fantasy - as a subgenre of mid - to late nineteenth century British children's literature. Tailoring natural history for children, ...
  • The home as public space and creative initiative 

    Bartels, Cynthia H. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Until recently, Beat women writers have been overlooked as artists by scholarship. They have been pigeonholed as prostitutes, chicks, or conventional ...
  • Kaylene can't drive : stories 

    Wilkinson, Amy Day (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Kaylene Can't Drive: stories is a collection of short fiction about the lives of women, especially women in their twenties, many of whom live in New York City. Running through the stories are recurring themes. In several ...
  • The Kissing party 

    Barber, Sarah E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The Kissing Party is a book of lyric poems that interrogate the tradition of love poetry and attempt to refigure and revivify the work of writers like Marvell, Donne, Carew, and the continental and English sonneteers. Some ...
  • On marvellous things seen and heard 

    Ernster, Gretchen Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Derived formally from Aristotle's Minor Work of the same title, my variation of "On Marvellous Things [Seen and] Heard" explores a range of literary ...
  • Prop rockery 

    Rosko, Emily, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Prop Rockery is a collection of poems in three sections. This collection is interested in two modes of poetic voice - a more brazen, maximalist mode ...
  • Reluctant sublime 

    Langemak, Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation consists of two parts: a critical essay on the Canadian poet Anne Carson's place in the lineage of confessional poetry, as well as ...