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Ph.D. Awarded

Name

Dissertation Title

Year

Nathan, Jesse

Poets’ Poets: Rethinking Influence in Victoria and Modernist Poetry

2019

Manshel, Alexander D.

Writing Backwards : American fiction and the historical turn

2019

Googasian, Victoria Susan

The character of animality: species difference and narrative form in American fiction, 1890-1970

2019

Shephard, Andrew

“Temples for tomorrow”: African American speculative fiction and historical narrative

2019

Barnhart Luke

On the early modern plain: poems against poetry

2018

Kim, Daeyeong

Comedies of Tribalism in Early Modern English Drama

2018

Eccles, Anastasia

Perverse attachments: reading fiction around 1800

2018

Johnson, Erik

Theatrical Realism: Staging Reality in French Theory and British Fiction, 1670-1764

2018

Beckman, Jessica

Moveable types: shaping the text in early modern England

2018

Droge, Abigail

Reading skills: the politics of literacy in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries

2018

Licato, Amanda

"Out from behind this mask": persona in African American poetry, 1830-1930

2018

Tackett, Justin

Listening Between the Lines: Poetry and Sound Technology, 1816-1914

2018

Chew, Dalglish

Feeling Critical: Literary Practices of Postwar Critique. The Title Acts of Literature

2017

Goldberg, Sylvan

A Natural History of Literary Time

2017

Frank, Edward Morgan Day

American Literature and the Progressive Education Movement, 1880-1920

2017

Porter, J.D.

The Fact of Fiction: Race, Money, Gender, and Nation in American Modernism

2017

Felt, Lindsey

"Plugging In": Disability and the Body Electric in Contemporary American Literature

2016

Haas, Ryan

Sound and Vision: Sonic Experience in Wordsworth, Blake, and Clare

2016

Mann, Joshua

Creative Destruction: Disaster Studies, Late Naturalism, and the American Novel

2016

Mong, Derek

The Marriage of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: An Inquiry into Spousal Poetics

2016

Tevel, Amir

Counter-Didactic Victorians: The Problems of Education in the Novel

2016

Walser, Hannah

Mind-Reading in the Dark:  Social Cognition in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction

2016

Frost, Allen

Where It's At: The Making of Setting in American Fiction from Mississippi to Mars

2015

Kimbrell, Garth

Theater and Prestige: The Development of the Playhouse in Shakespeare's Time

2015

Le-Khac, Long

Transnarrative: Giving Form to Diversity, Community, and Migration in Asian American and Latina/o Literature

2015

Lewis, Rhiannon

Writing in Time: Labor and Work in English Poetry, 1557-1674

2015

Meyers, Talya

Epic and Encounter: Form and Culture in Early Modern Narrative Poetry

2015

Trump, Whitney

Always Another Edition: The Racial Politics of Rewriting in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

2015

Wiebracht, Ben

Cousins and Lovers:  The History of the English Love Plot, 1600-1895

2015

Willan, Claude

The Seizure of Literary History in the Eighteenth Century

2015

Yamboliev, Irena

Ornamental Formalism: The Victorian Anti-Novel

2015

Archer, Jodie

Reading the Bestseller: An Analysis of 20,000 Novels

2014

Bricker, Andrew

Producing & Litigating Satire, 1670-1792

2014

Carrillo, Guadalupe

Forms of Sentiment in the 21st Century U.S. Latina/o Novel

2014

Janiszewska, Hanna

Romantic Lives of the Mind

2014

Osadetz, Stephen

The Art of Principle:  The Rhetorical Preoccupations of Eighteenth-Century Didactic Literature

2014

Perkins, Sarah

Dixie Bound: A Cultural Biography of an American Legend, 1860-1930

2014

Rung, Allison

Conventions of the Railway in the British Novels, 1900-1950

2014

Saval, Nikil

The Problem of the White Collar Worker in Culture

2014

VanArendonk, Kathryn

The Episode: Serial Storytelling in Television and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

2014

Vega, Mark

Worldly Desires: Fictions of Transnational Engagement in Frank Norris, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Edith Wharton

2014

Doherty, Hannah

The Myth of Minerva: Publishing, Popular Fiction, and the Rise of the Novel

2013

Hamilton, Geordie

The Rhetoric of Realism: American Literature and Democratic Form

2013

Hess, Jillian

Commonplace-Book Stylistics: Romantic and Victorian Technologies of Reading and Writing

2013

Kopley, Emily

The Potentate and the Cannibal: Poetry and the Novel in Virginia Woolf

2013

Richardson, Rebecca

Narrative Ambition: Victorian Self-Help and Competition

2013

Roman, Elda Maria

Symbolic Wages and Identity Taxes: Upward Mobility and Middle Class Narratives in Chicana/o and Black Cultural Production

2013

Whearty, Bridget

For All is Good That Hath Good End: Narrative Structures and the Art of Dying in Late Medieval English Literature

2013

Zurowski, Ryan

To the Gentle Reader: Prefaces and Books in Early Modern England

2013

Allison, Sarah

Moral Style in Victorian Fiction

2012

Benveniste, Michael

The American Ideology: Plot and Culture Since 1945

2012

Bilsky, Brianne

The Page Redux: American Literature in the Information Age

2012

Dippold, Steffi

Plain as in Primitive: The Figure of the Native in Colonial America

2012

Eichenlaub, Justin

The Suburban Imagination: Aesthetics, Desire, and Space in Nineteenth-Century Britain

2012

Gemma, Marissa

Exceedingly Correct: Stylistic Polemics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

2012

Ligda, Kenny

Serious Comedy: British Modernist Humor and Political Crisis

2012

Maynor, Kenneth

Pagan Nation: Constitutional Characters and the Fiction of American Faith

2012

Vander Zee, Anton

'The Final Lilt of Songs': Late Whitman and the Long American Century

2012

Wood, James

Anecdote and Enlightenment, 1710-1790

2012

Finn, Edward

The Social Lives of Books: Literary Networks in Contemporary American Fiction

2011

Harford Vargas, Jennifer

Dictating Forms: Authoritarian Power in the Latina/o American Novel

2011

Kaplan, Ruth

Fashioning the Reader: Forms of Engagement in British Poetry of the Long Sixteenth Century

2011

Shapiro, Joseph

Beyond Early American Exceptionalism: Class and The Rise of the U.S. Novel, 1789-1846

2011

Weare, Jessica

Competing Narratives: British Memoirs and Fictions of the First World War

2011

Bowen, Claire

Between Pole and Tropic: Writing Suspension, 1945-1955

2010

Houser, Heather

"The Whole Earth Is Our Hospital": Contemporary Fictions of Eco-Sickness

2010

Phillips, Natalie

Narrating Distraction: Problems of Focus in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 1750-1820

2010

Reid, Michael

The Rational Double

2010

Vyroubalova, Ema

"These Confusions of Lewd Tongues": Linguistic Diversity in Early Modern England, 1509-1625

2010

Hubbs, Jolene

Revolting Whiteness: Race, Class, and the American Grotesque

2009

Konstantinou, Lee

Wipe That Smirk off Your Face: Postironic Literature and the Politics of Character

2009

Lay, Jenna

"They Wil Not Be Penned Up in Any Cloister": Catholic Englishwomen and Early Modern Book Culture

2009

Tang, Amy

Rethinking Repetition: Race and the Contemporary Politics of Form

2009

Wang, Maria

Victorian Totalities: Sociological Method and Narrative Form in British Fiction

2009

Wilkinson, Emily

Miscellany: Form and Mode in Eighteenth Century British Literature

2009

Carruth, Allison

Global Appetites: Literary Form and Food Politics from World War I to the World Trade Organization

2008

Cohen, Noam

Speculative Nostalgias: Metafiction, Science Fiction and the Putative Death of the Novel

2008

Floyd, Jennifer

The Writing on the Wall: John Lydgate’s Architectural Verse

2008

Garrett, Matthew

Episodic Poetics in the Early American Republic: The Politics of Writing in Parts

2008

Rhee, Michelle

Slant in Asian American Poetry and Fiction

2008

Stanica, Miruna

Movable Goods and the Novel Before Realism

2008

Wittman, Kara

States of Wonder in the Nineteenth Century British Novel

2008

Burges, Joel

The Uses of Obsolescence: Historical Change and the Politics of the Outmoded in American Postmodernity

2007

Holbo, Christine

The Home-Making of Americans: The Invention of Everyday Life in American Literary Realism and Social Science, 1866-1911

2007

Kleinneiur, Joann

Elective Affinities: Chemistry and Poetics in Britain 1772-1822

2007

Martinez, Felicia

Asking Who We Are: Interpreting Personhood in the Experimental Novels of Conrad, Faulkner and Naipaul

2007

Pentland, Elizabeth

Monsieur le Cannibal: Literary Perspectives on the English Engagement with France, 1579-1625

2007

Phillips, Christopher

The Uses of the Epic Impulse in American Culture, 1770-1876

2007

Schuyler, Susan

Crowd Control: Reading Victorian Popular Drama

2007

Starks, Rebecca

Keeping Memory Fresh: A Stoic Exercise in Reading Four Modern Novels

2007

Walling, Amanda

Vicious Praise: Flattery in English Politics and Poetry

2007

Fender, Janelle

Remembering and Forgetting in Late Medieval and Early Reformation English Literature: A Study of Remnants

2006

Jiron King, Shimberlee

Reading Religiously: Towards an Understanding of Articulations of Religion in Chicana/o Representations of Difference

2006

Kerr, Douglas

Modernist Missions, Cultural Transmissions:The Philosophy of Anarchic Form, Buddhism, and American Poetry, 1930-1975

2006

Leavitt, Melissa

Communities Under Construction: Labor, Land Reform, and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature

2006

Maxwell, Kim

Reading Adam Reading: A Study of Literary Meaning Through Paradise Lost

2006

Meadowsong, Zena

Creating a Monster: Myth, Machines, and the Naturalist Invention of Modernism

2006

Pasanek, Bradley

Eighteenth-Century Metaphors of Mind, A Dictionary

2006

Gross, Karen

The Lives of the Dead: Biography and Medieval Humanism

2005

McBride, Christine

Disavowing Possession: Story, Style, and the Social in Jamesian Narrative

2005

Moyer, Gabrielle

Sustained Collision: Modernist Fictions as Forms of Attention

2005

Preiss, Richard

Finite Jest: Performance, Authorship and the Assimilations of the Stage Clown in Early Modern English Theater, 1588-1673

2005

Roylance, Patricia

International Nationalism: World History as Usable Past in Nineteenth-Century US Culture

2005

Straley, Jessica

How the Child Lost Its Tail: Evolutionary Theory, Victorian Pedagogy and the Development of Children's Literature, 1860-1920

2005

Benford, Crisi

Monster or Machine: The Multiplot Novel in Victorian Literature and Culture

2004

Black, Shameem

Cosmopoetics: Global Imagination in Contemporary Writing

2004

Casdin, Adam

Before Imagination: Literary Reverie's Opening to the Present

2004

Chung, Debbie

Expanding Arcadias: Pastoral Myth-Making in Twentieth-Century British Fiction

2004

Coleman, Dawn

The Novel and the Preachers: Religious Oratory and the Cultural Value of Nineteenth-Century Fiction

2004

Colon, David

Embodying the Ideogram: Orientalism and the Visual Aesthetic in Modernist Poetry

2004

Edwards, Hilary

More Than an Order of Words: the Pursuit of a Moral Style in Victorian Prose and Writings of the First World War

2004

Fishman, Jenn

The Active Republic of Literature: Theatre and Literary Cultures in 18th Century Britain

2004

Goldstein, David

Recipes for Authorship: Indigestion and the Making of Originality in Early Modern England

2004

Hackenberg, Sara

Reading the Seen: Mystery and Visual Fetishism in Nineteenth-Century Popular Narrative

2004

Marino, James

Books Made Men: Early Modern Drama and the Fictions of Intellectual Property

2004

Pender, Patricia

Authorial Alibis: Early Modern Women's Writing and the Limits of Literature

2004

Schwartzburg, Molly

Reading in Four Dimensions: The Poetics of the Contemporary Experimental Book

2004

Shvarts, Elena

Putting Russia on the Globe: The Matter of Muscovy in Early Modern English Travel Writing and Literature

2004

Tigner, Amy

England's Paradise: Horticultural Landscapes in the Renaissance

2004

Yu, Timothy

Artifice and Authenticity: Language Poetry, Asian American Poetry, and the Politics of Contemporary American Culture

2004

Chodat, Robert

The Patterns of Persons: Ideas of Agency in Twentieth Century American Fiction

2003

Gallego, Carlos

The (Post) Modern Spectacle: A Study in Ideological Fantasy and 20th Century American Culture

2003

Mohr, Melissa

Strong Language: Oaths, Obscenities, and Performative Literature in Early Modern England

2003

Molesworth, Jesse

The Spell of Chance: Probability, Magic and the Paradox of the Enlightenment Novel

2003

Rojas, Martha

Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of U.S. Foreign Affairs inthe Early Republic

2003

Scott, Giles

The Physiology of Song: Sound, Meaning, and Politics in Objectivist Poetics

2003

Valenza, Robin

Rules of Science, Terms of Art: Literature and the Disciplines in Britain, 1730-1840

2003

Wigfall, Jackie

Kemetic Character(s) in African, Caribbean and American Novels

2003

Anderson, Gretchen

Careering through the Village: Edna St.Vincent Millay, Laura Riding and the Greenwich Village Poetry Market

2002

Goble, Mark

Beautiful Circuits: The Mediated Life in America, 1900-1940

2002

Keogh, Annette

Found in Translation: Foreign travel and Linguistic Difference in the Eighteenth Century

2002

McGrane, Laura

Hollowed Voices: Representations of the Classical Oracle in Eighteenth-Century Print Culture

2002

Morgan, Monique

Lyric and Narrative in the Nineteenth Century Long Poem

2002

Sale, Carolyn

Contested Acts: Legal Performances and Literary Authority in Early Modern England

2002

Benedict, Kimberley

Authorial Alliances: Collaboration Between Religious Women Writers and Scribes in the Middle Ages

2001

Buchanan, Brad

Oedipus Disfigured: Myth, Humanism and Hybridity in Modernist, Anglo-American and Post-Colonial Literature

2001

Cantrell, David

Home Rule: Redemptions of Literature and Culture in the United States, 1863-1917

2001

Jenkins, Lisa

Offending Lives: Subjectivity and Australian Convict Autobiographies, 1788-1899

2001

Levin, Joanna

American Bohemias: A Literary and Cultural Geography, 1858-1912

2001

Norwood, Lisa West

Grounds for the New Nation: Constucting Sense of Place in American Writings, 1780-1860

2001

Sassoubre, Ticien

Reimagining Property: Ownership and Identity in American Fiction, 1880-1940

2001

Smyth, Laura

Preaching with their Hands: The Role of the Carthusians in the Transmission of Women's Texts in Late Medieval England

2001