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Christians and mimics in W. Renaissance roles and the process of social change , John Jerome Wieland. Reading American women's autobiography: Spheres of identity, spheres of influence , Amy Corine Getty. The problem of obscurity in the poetry of Wallace Stevens , Charles Puthota.
Rossetti envisioning an alternative Victorian masculinity , Jay D Sloan. For love or money: The economics of illicit sexuality in English eighteenth-century legal sources and prose narratives , Kristen Hoffman Senior. The otherness of blackness: Emergent ambiguities in early American prose literature , David Lawrence White. Willa Cather and the American idiom , Li Zhu.
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The clothes that make the man: The assumption of male disguise in three 17th-century dramas , Kathleen M Maurer. The wounding of Spenser's "Faerie Queene": The literal and metaphorical imagery that guides the reader's journey , Christine Monica Manion. Advanced Search. Privacy Copyright. Skip to main content. English Department Dissertations and Theses. Enter search terms:. Digital Commons. Relying heavily on a historicizing of these issues, my project shows how these texts—both fictional and nonfictional—create a rich and valid site from which to explore the development of narratives of sexuality and reproductive practices, as well as how these narratives connect to larger cultural narratives of race, class, and nation.
The interdisciplinary nature of this inquiry highlights the interrelationship between the literary productions of the nineteenth and twentieth century and American cultural history. Amber M. Stamper , Most recently, these Christian evangelists have gone online. As a contribution to scholarship in religious rhetoric and media studies, this dissertation offers evangelistic websites as a case study into the ways persuasion is carried out on the Internet.
Through an analysis of digital texts—including several evangelical home pages, a chat room, discussion forums, and a virtual church—I investigate how conversion is encouraged via web design and virtual community as well as how the Internet medium impacts the theology and rhetorical strategies of web evangelists. The project begins within the historical framework of the multiple financial crises that occurred in the late eighteenth century: seven crises took place between and alone, appearing seemingly out of nowhere and creating a climate of financial meltdown.
But how did the awareness of economic turbulence filter into the creative consciousness?
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Through an interdisciplinary focus on cultural studies and behavioral economics, the dissertation posits that in spite of their conventional, status quo affirming endings opportunists are punished, lovers are married , novels and plays written between and contemplated models of behavior that were newly opportunistic, echoing the reluctant realization that irrationality had become the norm rather than a rare aberration.
By analyzing concrete narrative strategies used by writers such as Frances Burney, Georgiana Cavendish, Hannah Cowley, and Thomas Holcroft, I demonstrate that late eighteenth-century fiction both articulates and elides the awareness of randomness and uncertainty in its depiction of plot, character, and narrative. George Micajah Phillips , Eliot, and others sought to better understand how identity was recognized, particularly visually. By exploring how painting, photography, colonial exhibitions, and cinema sought to manage visual representations of identity, these modernists found that recognition began by acknowledging the familiar but also went further to acknowledge what was strange and new as well.
Aparajita Sengupta , Indian cinema is a subject about which conceptions are still muddy, even within prominent academic circles. The majority of the recent critical work on the subject endeavors to correct misconceptions, analyze cinematic norms and lay down the theoretical foundations for Indian cinema. This dissertation conducts a study of the cinema from India with a view to examine the extent to which such cinema represents an anti-colonial vision. The political resistance of Indian films to colonial and neo-colonial norms, and their capacity to formulate a national identity is the primary focus of the current study.
Kenneth Carr Hawley , For Boethius, confused and conflicting views on fame, fortune, happiness, good and evil, fate, free will, necessity, foreknowledge, and providence are only capable of clarity and resolution to the degree that one attains to knowledge of the divine mind and especially to knowledge like that of the divine mind, which alone possesses a perfectly eternal perspective. Thus, as it draws upon such fundamentally Boethian passages on the eternal Prime Mover, this study demonstrates how the translators have negotiated linguistic, literary, cultural, religious, and political expectations and forces as they have presented their own particular versions of the Boethian vision of eternity.
Even though the text has been understood, accepted, and appropriated in such divergent ways over the centuries, the Boethian vision of eternity has held his Consolations arguments together and undergirded all of its most pivotal positions, without disturbing or compromising the philosophical, secular, academic, or religious approaches to the work, as readers from across the ideological, theological, doctrinal, and political spectra have appreciated and endorsed the nature and the implications of divine eternity.
It is the consolation of eternity that has been cast so consistently and so faithfully into Old, Middle, and Early Modern English, regardless of form and irrespective of situation or background. For whether in prose and verse, all-prose, or all-verse, and whether by a Catholic, a Protestant, a king, a queen, an author, or a scholar, each translation has presented the texts central narrative: as Boethius the character is educated by the figure of Lady Philosophy, his eyes are turned away from the earth and into the heavens, moving him and his mind from confusion to clarity, from forgetfulness to remembrance, from reason to intelligence, and thus from time to eternity.
Douglas Larue Reside , The form remains, however, virtually unstudied by literary scholars.
In part, this may be a result of the difficulty of accessing the texts. Reading a musical from a traditional codex is no easy matter.
The integration of text and music in a musical make it inappropriate to separate the two. One can try to follow along with a cast recording. In most cases, though, this is awkward. Many cast albums record a significantly modified version of the score and lyrics and few include the entire work. Further, musical theatre texts often exist in many different versions.
This work begins with a summary of the problems one encounters when editing a multi-authored text musicals often have a lyricist, librettist, and composer which may be revised for practical rather than aesthetic reasons. The merits of restoring the material changed during the production process are debated.