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Within perspective: Re-tracing Renaissance art history through deconstructive methods and retrospective vision
This Master's thesis intends to examine several historiographical dialogues concerning the use of linear perspective during the Renaissance period. Furthermore, by introducing specific deconstructivist theories of Jacques ...
Material sites of modernism
“The Material Sites of Modernism” focuses on the representation of modern poetry in different print mediums from 1850 to 1930. I investigate how poetry was printed and presented to the public from broadsides to anthologies, ...
Cuerpos latinoamericanos: La discapacidad fundacional en la novela hispanoamericana 1847–1958
Cuerpos latinoamericanos sitúa la discapacidad física y cognitiva como fundacional a la novela hispanoamericana; se revela una fuente de inesperados poderes tanto política como estéticamente. El primer capítulo revisa la ...
Romantic darkness: Critical reflections on enlightenment in Joseph Conrad, Mary Shelley, and William Wordsworth
This dissertation proposes to explore the trajectory of Romantic darkness as a fate of Enlightenment, focusing mostly on Joseph Conrad, Mary Shelley and William Wordsworth. The notion of Romantic darkness accounts for a ...
Deaths and entrances: The influence of spectrality and death in Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas
The power behind the poetry of Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath is found in their ability to remain perpetually and actively open, even in the face of death. Both poets explored death within their poetry to better understand ...
A barbaric contrast to the eye: The city of Edinburgh reflected in Robert Louis Stevenson's “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , is widely regarded to be intrinsically concerned with the inner-workings of the human subconscious and is therefore subject to be read with somewhat ...
Beyond recipients: Towards a typology of dative uses
This dissertation is a semantically oriented study of the functions of dative case, defined here as a dependent marking strategy that is the prototypical exponent of the recipient in a ‘give’ construction. The starting ...
“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.
A call to the pen and the gun: The neo-colonial novel as a writer's allegory – An analysis of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's “A Grain of Wheat, Petals of Blood and Devil on the Cross”
This in depth analysis of Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s novels A Grain of Wheat (1967), Petals of Blood (1977), and Devil on the Cross (1982) assesses the role of the writer in the struggle against neo-colonialism in Kenya. Ngugi ...
Edgar Allan Poe and popular culture in the age of journalism: Balloon hoaxes, mesmerism, and phrenology
This study attends to Edgar Allan Poe's interest in pseudo-science, pseudo-information, and popular culture, such as hot air balloons, mesmerism, and phrenology, and examines both the way he uses them in his work and their ...