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“Mouth's wounds”: Coriolanus, Tamburlaine, and transformative violence
This thesis details the use of theatrical techniques in the exercise of martial violence in two early modern plays: William Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine part one.
Rational territories: Literature and the place of reason, 1650–1750
“Rational Territories: Literature and the Place of Reason, 1650-1750,” examines the link between reason and place in the literature of the eighteenth century. In some of the eighteenth century’s best known texts, rationality ...
Portraits of confused identity: The poems of the Pearl poet
This paper will focus on the question of identity in the poems of the Pearl poet and how such identities are shaped. Through multiple character traits, I examine not only how the audience plays a role in identity formation, ...
Walt Whitman in Winesburg: Willing liminality and Sherwood Anderson's “Winesburg, Ohio”
This thesis examines the ways in which Walt Whitman’s poetry, especially “Song of Myself,” is helpful in reading Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio . In his poetry, Whitman describes liminal scenes—spaces with boundary ...
Mysticism and the Inquisition in sixteenth-century Spain
I explore the significance of the flourishing of mysticism occurring in Spain simultaneous with the Inquisition that at best mistrusted mystics and at worst was openly hostile to them. The mystical texts of Teresa de Ávila ...
Spatial dreams, social plans: Early English utopias and the capitalist imperialist imaginary
This dissertation explores the early modern utopia as a significant, unique vantage point from which to understand the experience of capitalism's emergence. As a genre of new worlds, pioneered by Sir Thomas More's publication ...
Incubating spirits: The aesthetics of co-esse
A phenomenological study of nineteenth century Spiritualism can unearth the hidden exposition of poesis located in séance rooms. Here, Spiritualism will be painted as a meditation on the aesthetics of imagining a subject ...
Cinema and modernity in William Faulkner's “The Sound and the Fury”
This thesis identifies cinema not simply as a technological innovation, but also the extension of a modern audience. Operating under this premise, I investigate the presence of cinematic strategies in the Benjy section of ...
What to do about doing? Ethically-innovative poetics and the 'puppet strings' that b[l]ind poetic praxis
Historically, poetry has been the staging ground for linguistic innovation; a field where the malleability and plasticity of language reveals itself. The foregoing analysis seeks to enforce such a statement, asserting that ...
Our wounded, our wounds: Disruption, ideological permeability and transference of agony in Louisa May Alcott's “Hospital Sketches” and Walt Whitman's “Memoranda during the War” and “The Wound-Dresser”
Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman shared strikingly similar Civil War nursing experiences. They engaged in the same cultural and personal work within their respective hospitals and recognized the dissolution of boundaries ...