• 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 clichʹed, 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • 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 ...