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  • 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 ...
  • Newman Sadiik, Kendell (2015-12)
    Mass shootings in the United States have become common, as has the media response to them. This novel investigates the fictional story of one such shooting and the life of its perpetrator, Gray Jenkins, in the weeks leading ...
  • Ragan, Ryan (2012-05)
    The following poems are an exploration of memory and the limitations of distance and as it relates to the illumination of internal and external spaces. The metaphor of light is a repeated trope employed lyrically here to ...
  • Astray 
    Hensell, Evangelene Kori (2017-08)
    Astray is a collection of poems which speak to the poet's experience of traveling from Alabama, her birthplace and home, to Alaska, a new home. The central interrogation of this collection lies in redefining what "home" ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stolz, A. Digger (2004-08)
    'The Average American' is a screenplay crafted in the modern, mixed-genre tradition. Both comedic and dramatic elements are woven into a road movie structure. At its core, 'The Average American' questions the purpose and ...
  • Mandel, Dena Toni Cooper (2008)
    "A World of Difference: Emma Wolf, A Jewish-American Writer on the American Frontier" is the first dissertation to undertake a scholarly inquiry of Wolf's Jewish novels, Other Things Being Equal and Heirs of Yesterday. ...
  • Lagergren, Jenny Kristine (2002-05)
    'Beneath the terrible surface' is concerned with connections among people, animals, objects, and land that are important, but subtle and often overlooked. The poems are concrete and find meaning through a moment slowed ...
  • Mulcrone, Katherine Jean (2005-05)
    Between Us is the first-person account of Louise Halsey's return to her childhood home after her brothers' tragic motorcycle accident. Her brother Danny lies unconscious, but the strength of their bond grants Louie unexpected ...
  • Keenan, Brian M. (2007-05)
    The four short stories and novella of Birdcatchers explore the choices that people make or fail to make at moments when different ways of knowing and conducting themselves in their circumstances become possible. The narrator ...
  • Bitter 
    Johnson, August (2017-05)
  • Johnson, Sharon E. (2016-12)
    This study uses conversation analysis to identify literacy development in adult ESL classroom book club discussions. The investigation focuses on the interactions of three university students participating in a six-week ...
  • 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 ...
  • Peters, Kevin C. (2005-12)
    'Breaking Ground' is a collection of poems that follows a narrative arc as the speaker transitions from youth to adulthood. Set in the farmlands of Wisconsin, the manuscript examines numerous relationships: between men and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Carter, Stephen Ruben (2006)
    Seventy percent of teachers in rural Alaska come from the lower 48, most having little to no introduction to the culture they are entering or what will be asked of them as teachers. The turnover rate of teachers in rural ...
  • Gurley, Nicole (2007-05)
    Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation plays an integral role in raising awareness of the child soldier epidemic. It portrays this global issue through the eyes of Agu, the child narrator. This thesis attempts to understand ...
  • Malmberg, Chris (2012-05)
    The temporary resurgence in Swinburne's popularity in the late sixties and early seventies manifested itself predominantly as explorations into what forms the poet's peculiar sexuality and painful romantic history took in ...
  • Avery, Victoria L. (2014-12)
    Shannon Carter's pedagogy of rhetorical dexterity involves students using a familiar literacy at a meta-level to make sense out of an unfamiliar one. I used her pedagogy, as well as insights from James Paul Gee and John ...
  • Fournier, Chanelle M. (2017-05)
    Since the Antiquity, female hair has been a powerful social semiotic, used to determine women's sexuality, mental states, and adherence to gender norms. As a result of this extensive signifying power, many disciplinary ...

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