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In labor her best teacher: Nineteenth-century women's work as a Transcendentalist Bildungsroman
“In Labor Her Best Teacher: Nineteenth-Century Women's Work as a Transcendentalist Bildungsroman ,” examines the synthesis of Transcendentalist theories of self-development in relation to women's labor from the 1860's and ...
Entropy and rest: Louis Zukofsky and the futures of poetry
In Entropy and Rest: Louis Zukofsky and the Futures of Poetry, I argue that Louis Zukofsky’s initial poetic claim—that poetry should attain a state of “perfect rest”—becomes the linchpin of his writing practice, and as a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hawthorne's transcendental turn
This dissertation charts the trajectory of the “transcendental turn” that occurred in Nathaniel Hawthorne's thought between the years 1833 and 1846. I focus especially on the first stage of the author's philosophical ...
Kant with Melville: Freedom, enthusiasm, and the novel
This dissertation explores the relationship between Kant and Melville, paying close attention to the former’s idea of freedom and the latter’s effort to exhibit freedom without transforming it into individualism. It is ...
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 ...
“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.
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 ...
“The scar of knowledge”: Skepticism as affliction in the 20 th century American *South
This dissertation proposes that since the 1920s, the dominant literary community of the American South has constructed a discrete Southern identity specifically in response to the threat of Cartesian skepticism. I investigate ...