• Action research on the letter as genre : an examination of both external and internal goals for the course and its students 

    Simpson, Joseph (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This thesis project investigates a recently taught Honors split-level course taught at the University of Missouri through the lens and influence of Action Research, investigating the course's impact on instructors and students.
  • The borderlands : living between archetypes in young adult Chicana literature 

    Morlock, Suzanne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This thesis focuses on two models for Chicana womanhood, which are the La Virgen de Guadalupe archetype and the La Malinche archetype. They are both mythic figures in Mexican culture that are diametrically opposed to one ...
  • Breaking the rules : three novels innovating genre fiction 

    Miller, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    In this project, I argue that certain texts that straddle the line between literary and genre fiction go unrecognized for important innovations. After establishing the rules and conventions of dystopian fiction, the ...
  • Courtly anger, beastly violence, and the animal-affective prosthetic 

    Thomas, Curtis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This project is an examination of four medieval romances that feature human-animal contact: Marie de France's Lai of Bisclavret, the Latin Narratio de Arthuro Rege Britanniae et Rege Gorlagon lycanthropo, Chretien de Troyes' ...
  • "The Dead, the dead, the dead" : encountering loss in Civil War poetry 

    Mitchell, Karah M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This Master's thesis presents a detailed examination of the ways in which Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman struggled to incorporate ...
  • Sleep and affect in Old English poetry 

    Songstad, Nicole (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    A long-standing topic of discussion in Anglo-Saxon Studies has been the definition and conceptualization of the mind and mental activities in Anglo-Saxon literature and culture. Most recently, the discussion has circulated ...
  • The theology of Lancelot Andrewes's Wonderfull Combate 

    Knapp, Travis (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Since his death in 1626, Lancelot Andrewes has been constantly interpreted as a "Caroline divine." This misleading interpretation (Andrewes was alive ...
  • Yunnan reggae : music and politics 

    Ren, Meng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Reggae music, from its birth in 1960s Jamaica to the current day, has gone through considerable changes and spread global influences. Since The Wailer's release of Catch A Fire in 1973 that hit the world stage, reggae has ...