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A covenant in fiction: Legacies of Puritanism in the post-war American novel
A Covenant in Fiction offers a narrative of the way American prose has engaged with the legacy of Puritanism its beginnings to the present. As religious fundamentalism becomes an increasing concern in world politics, I ...
A nation unchurched: The Apocalyptic community in Massachusetts Bay, 1620--1713
A Nation Unchurched: The Apocalyptic Community in Massachusetts Bay, 1620-1713 studies the development of the Puritan sense of their own community during the colony's first 100 years. The Introduction offers a close reading ...
Beginning again then: History, progress, and American modernism
My study is about modernist writers who reinvent the function of historical knowledge through literary form. Working against the notion that modernist texts evade history, I examine writers--especially William James, W.E.B. ...
Psychoanalysis, race, and sexual difference in Renaissance literature: The case of three Shakespeare plays, "Othello", "The Merchant of Venice", and "The Tempest"
This dissertation explores the notion of race through sexual difference in the realm of the Renaissance with an analysis of Shakespeare's three plays, Othello, The Merchant of Venice , and The Tempest . My introductory ...
Absence and alterity: Poiesis in seventeenth-century British literature and science
"Absence and Alterity: Poiesis in Seventeenth-Century British Literature and Science" explores the ways in which Early Modern literary and scientific texts strive to bring forth that which exceeds the limits of knowledge ...
Early modern, multicultural England: Literature and immigration in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England
This dissertation challenges recent scholarship on the construction of Englishness and early modern national identity by examining the ways in which early modern writers addressed the issue of immigration from the continent ...