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dc.contributor.advisorKarian, Stepheneng
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Justineng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.date.submitted2018 Springeng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] "The aim of this thesis is to provide a sustained consideration of literary engagements with the Standing Army Controversy in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution until the start of the Mexican-American War (1688 -1846). More specifically, I examine a selection of prominent literary examples from the period and situate them within the context of historical and political circumstances in order to chart a trend in how writers of the period portrayed common soldiers. In the scope of this project, I focus only on literary resistance to the emergence of a standing army in Britain and America, and more specifically, how literary portrayals of common soldiers as disruptive forces to the domestic sphere represents a broader cultural anxiety towards a permanent military apparatus. What follows, is a demonstration, through a small sampling of texts, of the ways in which poets, novelists and playwrights made literary contributions to the issue by employing what I refer to as the trope of the Disruptive Soldier. This trope, though relatively fluid throughout the considered period, functioned as a response to socio-political fears stemming from constant warfare, professional soldiers, and permanent armies."--Introductioneng
dc.description.bibrefiii, 91 pages : illustrationeng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/66210
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.titleDisruptive soldiers : literary responses to the standing army controversy (1688-1846)eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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