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Arresting figures: Reading and theorizing Renaissance texts
This dissertation analyzes three Renaissance texts vis-a-vis critiques of the theories that enable some readings of those three texts. The Introduction to the dissertation offers a critique of Stephen Greenblatt's "cultural ...
The satires of Edward Young
Made women: And then there was Eve...Isabel, Tess, Daisy, Brett, Caddy, and Sarah
The myth of the disobedient woman, along with patriarchal myths of virginity, provide writers with what appears to be a natural alliance between womanhood and fiction. This alliance, not natural but artificial, is between ...
Toward a revaluation of the imagery of Thomas Campion in "A Booke of Ayres"
This thesis is an attempt to redefine the concept of imagery in the ayres of Thomas Campion's first published work, A Booke of Ayres (1601). Though Walter Davis and others have commented on the auditory imagery of Campion's ...
RITE OF PASSAGE: THE QUEST OF THE HERO IN SAUL BELLOW'S NOVELS
The protagonists in the seven Bellow novels examined in this thesis suffer from insufficient self-knowledge. Their aim is, in Jamesian terms, "to see," to gain insight which will enable them to reach an accommodation with ...
The ethics of Mimesis: Postmodernism and the possibility of history
Almost every attempt to distinguish literature from history begins in empiricism and ends in ethics. Much depends upon this long-standing distinction and much may potentially be lost if it is compromised or collapses. But ...
Bawdy talk: The politics of women's public speech in nineteenth-century American literature and culture
Throughout the pages of nineteenth-century American fiction men remain fascinated by the sound of women's speech. Literary depictions of men's intense interest in women's pleasing and distinct utterance occur with a frequency ...
The Rosenberg story(ies): A literary history
The 1950-1953 story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's trial, conviction, and execution for allegedly giving away the atomic bomb "secret" demonstrates an oscillation and reciprocity between material history and its motivated ...