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Inch Ka Chka and other paradoxical clues into Soviet Armenian society
During the twentieth century, Soviet Armenian society has been witness to numerous situations in which national identity has become an expression of cultural paradox. From the 1940's to the 1990's, Armenia has been in a ...
Estranged affections: Literary writing and the public sphere in Poe, Emerson, and Melville
This dissertation examines the influence of romantic aesthetics on the development of literary writing as a profession in America during the 1840s and 1850s. In opposition to the new historical claim that literary texts ...
Alien stages: Immigration, reformation, and representations of Englishness in Elizabethan moral and comic drama
This dissertation discusses the complex representation of foreigners in sixteenth-century English drama. It relates literary evidence to contemporary implicit and overt allegations that vices brought to England by both ...
"...to do Rome service is but vain": Romanness in Shakespeare
Shakespeare creates a Rome in which he brings together and reinvents Rome's political and military brilliance and the work of its greatest poets and historians. As Shakespeare's Romans have become to a great extent "our" ...
Independence or slavery: The Confederate debate over arming the slaves
From November 1864 to April 1865, the Confederacy conducted an open, often-heated debate concerning the introduction of slaves into the Confederate Army. Southerners in all sections of the Confederacy-Upper South, Deep ...