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  • Ober, Richard Holmes (1988-09)
    The novella Mute Llama and the short story "The Keeper of Dogs" "both deal with the role that the imagination plays in the articulation of reality through symbols. At its core, this is an issue which involves the very ...
  • Odden, Mary Elaine (1995)
    This is a collection of creative non-fiction essays. They are triggered by events and persons from my life's experiences, but I hope they shed light on experiences I share with others: coming of age, mothering, probing ...
  • Grekowicz, Eric John (1996)
    A survey of Rudyard Kipling's Indian fiction indicates that his writings reflect a deeply-felt ambivalence toward the imperial projects of his contemporaries. Kipling condemns British characters who denigrate Indians or ...
  • Snyder, Megan Dawn (1999)
    Several of Raymond Carver's short stories and two of Thomas Pynchon's novels are analyzed for their ability to function as ethnography, through which they reveal the dominant and dominated codes in American culture. These ...
  • Dassinger, Kristine Robyn (2000-05)
    William Faulkner, in 'As I lay dying' and 'The sound of the fury, ' illustrates the relationship between parents and children within a disintegrating social structure. Not only does the father pass his misogynistic views ...
  • Osier, Jill N. (2000-05)
    Carpenter's Daughter reveals the construction and reconstruction a woman understands her life to be. Acknowledging the creation of identity through the tools of history, memory, dream, and imagination, it further explores ...
  • Allsbrook-Javier, Wendy Lee (2000-05)
    At the center of 'Empty Hands' Ruth, abandoned mother of two, works through World War II as a spinner in an eastern North Carolina cloth mill. She struggles to raise two daughters, one six, and one seventeen, pregnant and ...
  • Wood, David Houston (2000-05)
    To recent critical formulations regarding melancholy and its role in the Renaissance humoral body, this project contributes the argument that melancholy's trajectory from its natural to its unnatural state carries with it ...
  • Khera, Susheila Maria (2000-05)
    Each of the main characters in these stories must deal with a personal beast which forces the character to confront a weakness, flaw, or memory. The characters must subsequently deal with the positive or negative results ...
  • Porter, Thomas Albert (2000-05)
    Body and language -- these are the two essential means by which we communicate. It is through these that we attempt to connect to each other and through these that we attempt to move away from the isolation of the self. ...
  • Zbailey, Suzanne (2000-05)
    'I'd never felt part of something big before, ' says the character of Helen near the end of 'Imagining Alaska.' Each of the protagonists in this collection of three stories and a novella strives to become part of something ...
  • Porter, Thomas Albert (2000-05)
    The Benjy section of William Faulkner's 'The sound and the fury' presents reader's with a shattered chronology. Meaning, in the original, arises from the reader's internal creation of a linear chronology, the internal ...
  • Oakley, Bernard H. (2000-05)
    The influence of Arthur Schopenhauer's aesthetic philosophy on Harold Frederic's "The damnation of Theron Ware" and Kate Chopin's "The awakening" is studied. Although Chopin's indebtedness to Schopenhauer is well established, ...
  • Ferguson, Dean A. (2000-08)
    This satirical novel is written in first person and alternates between two story lines: a present tense story and a past tense one. It follows characters who are living the Gen X. life: low paying jobs, lots of drugs, lots ...
  • Hutchison, Shayle M. (2000-12)
    Beginning with the assumption that women of all cultures experience a conflict between their culturally prescribed gender roles and their individual sexual desires, I comparie the characters Edna Pontellier of Kate Chopin's ...
  • Iseri, Erica Keiko (2000-12)
    'Border Patrol deals with people across geographical as well as cultural and linguistic lines.' So reads a sentence from the penultimate story of this thesis. While the main characters are all either Japanese or ...
  • Kostival, Benjamin C. (2001-05)
    The short stories in this collection explore how work and ideas affect human freedom. This exploration takes place in some context of collapse - economic, philosophical, and sociological. Conflict arises from the protagonists' ...
  • Lybrook, Christian David (2001-05)
    'African Rooster' takes place in Lesotho, a tiny country surrounded by South Africa at a time of considerable tension. In 1994, South Africa is in the infancy of its democracy and Lesotho is thrown into turmoil with its ...
  • Glasoe, Sydney Caroline (2001-05)
    'One woman's land' is an essay collection that explores how place shapes identity and reciprocally how such marked individuals influence their land, family, and community. The essays are memoir and use the author's family ...
  • Stirling, R. Brett (2001-08)
    At the heart of 'So much water' is twenty-six year old Elizabeth, a woman who is searching for her father and herself. The novel explores the inevitability of heredity as Elizabeth tries to come to grips with the truth of ...

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