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"He that is not with us is against us". Apocalypticism and millennialism in American literature and culture: 1630--1860
This dissertation examines the influence of apocalypticism in American literature and culture over the period 1630--1860. George W. Bush's rhetoric of war and imperial mission in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 serves ...
Tragic investigations: The value of tragedy in American political and ethical life
Tragic Investigations argues that understanding American political conflict through the conventions of tragedy offers us a better understanding the stakes of these conflicts and our civic character. Drawing on the work of ...
Chaotic whiteness: Race, narrative, and the erotics of fear
This thesis is an exploration of the ways in which whiteness, race, and racism are maintained and perpetuated through the use of narratives. I forward four main understandings of chaos as they relate to whiteness and argue ...
Restoring Washington Irving into the national American canon
Washington Irving was one of the primary contributors to American literary nationalism. Writing in the early nineteenth century he created many American legends which include "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van ...