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Over the river and through the woods: Miscegenation and the American experiment
This dissertation examines how early American authors utilized the concept of miscegenation as a way to alter the American experiment. By invoking and exploring the paradox that Thomas Jefferson writes into existence with ...
Agencies and associations: Women writing Indian reform in nineteenth-century America
As a study of women's Indian reform writing of the nineteenth century, this dissertation articulates the complex and interactive human agencies produced by the association of Native Americans and white women. When white ...
Apocalyptic incarnations: The aesthetics of fear and catastrophe in the nineteenth-century literary imagination
Whether it appears in the fire and brimstone rhetoric of Jonathan Edwards' sermons, the doomsday paranoia of the Nuclear Age, or the season-to-season calamities of television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the apocalypse has ...
La felicidad conyugal en la novela espanola del siglo diecinueve: De la obligacion a la libertad
In the Spanish Realist Novel, the portrayal of marriage from the female perspective has been one of subordination either through the wife's silence or her sacrificial nature as mother and homemaker. She has been in the ...
The shadow and the veil: Imagining the self in nineteenth-century American literature
In my dissertation, "The Shadow and the Veil: Imagining the Self in Nineteenth-Century American Literature," I examine how nineteenth-century ideas of sympathy inform the constructions of masculine selfhood in the works ...