Graduate Studies in English

English Department Past Disserations


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Adams, Larry W.
For Those of Us Who Love to Read
Dissertation | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Al-Jundi, Nadwa
Bridging East and West: Displacement as Social Critique in Lord Byron's and Percy Bysshe Shelley's Orientalist Works
Dissertation | 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Michael J. Neth

Ashohk, Savitri
Salmon Rushdie's ImagiNation: Foundational Fiction and Fictional Reformation in The Moor's Last Sigh
Dissertatio n | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Austin, Wade
Harry Crews: the atmosphere of failure
Dissertation | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

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Badley, William John
A new reading of Andrew Marvell's Mower poems
Dissertation | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Durham

Baldwin, Dianna Lynn
Everyone's a Kool-Aid Man Today, Pedagogical Implications of Teaching First-Year Composition in Second Life
Dissertation | 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Beasley, Michaels Hayes
A Handbook of Classical Mythology with Special Implications for Literature Instructors in Public Junior Colleges of Alabama
Dissertation | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Clay Tucker

Belcher, Rebecca H.
Eliminating barriers and expanding borders through white trash literature: a study of Dorothy Allison, Connie May Fowler, and Kaye Gibbons
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Bell, Raymond Leslie
The Novels of Elizabeth Bowen: The Search for a 'Safe Place' in an Unstable Modern World
Dissertation | 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Bennett, Gwynne R.
Southern Dependence and Getting Free: Daddy, Maids, Jesus, and Survival in the Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Bentley, Louise Davis
Human relationships in Robert Frost's dialogue poems
Dissertation | 1979
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Blann, Troy Robinson
Throwing the scabbard away: Byron's battle against the censors of Don Juan
Dissertation | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Blumer, John Edward
Intersections: A Marxist Analysis of the American Road Movie--1921-1971
Dissertation | 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Bone, Martha Denham
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orothy Parker and New Yorker satire
Dissertation | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Brown, Kenneth Mac
Provincialism, duplicity, and veneration: William Faulkner's Snopes family
Dissertation | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Brown, Lisa
Blood and Borders: Creativity in Beowulf
Dissertation | 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Burgess, Fawzi A.
Dr. Dahesh's Arabic work, Memoirs of Jesus, the Nazareth: An Edited Translation and Introduction
Dissertation | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Byrd, Sheila Hovis
The inexhaustible variety of life: satire of the nouveau riche in Petronius' Satyricon, Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Dissertation | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

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Calatrello, Stephen Andrew
Norman Maclean and the Problem of Identity: Tragedy, and the American Literature
Dissertation | 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Carl Ostrowski


Campbell, Jane Powell
The commonplace within the fantastic: Terry Bisson's art in the diversified science fiction genre
Dissertation | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe


Campbell, John Libby
Timon of Athens: an existential and psychological approach
Dissertation | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Christopher, Beverly Bailes
Faulkner's verities: positive and negative illustrations in Yoknapatawpha
Dissertation | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Clark, Stephen Kay
"A place in the story" the perspective of Shakespeare's common soldier
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1985
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Clayton, Maria A
CAI Portfolio English 111: a new direction for freshman composition at
Dissertation | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Cleary, Michael
Saddlesore: parody and satire in the contemporary western novel
Dissertation | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Coleman, RoseAnne
Student-teacher conferencing: showing the pigeons in the magician's sleeves
Dissertation | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Cook, Edith S
Writing as therapy: Bergman's teaching model of composing and reading psychoanalytically
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague and Dr. David Lavery

Corey, Jean T.
The gendering of literacies: the reading and writing practices of adolescent girls in rural Appalachia
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Crum, Claude
In Flowing Script: James Still's Lasting Legacy
Dissertation | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Sara Lewis Dunne

Cusic, Donald F.
The poet as performer
Dissertation | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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Dannreuther, Daphne Davis
Shakespeare's "fantastical trick": a reader-response approach to the problem comedies
Dissertation | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Dasgupta, Satwik
"It was open--wide, wide open": Optics and Visual Perception in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Dissertation | 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Carl Ostrowski

Davis, Oliver James
Fathers who fail their children: a study of selected poems by William Wordsworth
Dissertation | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Dunne, Sara Lewis
The foods we read and the words we eat: four approaches to the language of food in fiction and nonfiction
Dissertation | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

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Edmundson, Louie Jones
Theme and countertheme: the function of Child ballad 155, "Sir Hugh, or the Jew's daughter," in James Joyce's Ulysses
Dissertation | University, 1975
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Edwards, Mary Janet Bailey
Vonnegut's Dresden story: the cathartic struggle
Dissertation | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Emery, Helen LaVerne
The interrelation of literature and sociology in the explication of three English novels
Dissertation | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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Francis, James
Recycled Fear: The Contemporary Horror Remake as an American Cinema Industry Standard
Dissertation: | 2010
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Farrokh, Faridoun
Samuel Johnson: a poet double-form'd
Dissertation | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Frazier, Thomas B.
Everybody has one: Stephen King and the Jungian shadow
Dissertation | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

French, Ellen Brown
Archetype and Metaphor: an Approach to the Early Novels of Elie Wiesel
Dissertation | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

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Gavand, Karine
The French James, or Henry James Under the French Critical Gaze
Dissertation | 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Gentry, Deborah S
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The Art of Dying: Suicide in the Works of Kate Chopin and Sylvia Plath
Dissertation | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Greenwood, Edward L.
The poetry of the King James Version of the Bible in the college literature class
Dissertation | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Durham

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Hale, Gwendolyn Nicole
Oppression and Subjection in the Drama of Naomi Wallace
Dissertation | 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Claudia Barnett

Hall, Cristy
"Come forth and feel the sun": Wordsworth's Relation Invitation
Dissertation | 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Haynes, Katherine V.
Baconian Epistemology and the Test for Vocation in George Herbert's The Temple
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

Harris, Stuart Evan
Clyde Edgerton's depiction of a South in transition
Dissertation | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Higgens, Deborah
Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R .R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Hopper, Carolyn H.
Writing across the curriculum an overview of its movement in American colleges and universities
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Houston, Helen Ruth
The Afro-American novel, 1965-1975 a descriptive bibliography of primary and secondary material / by Helen Ruth Houston
Dissertation (D A), 1976
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Hubele, Donald E.
The American epic: a divided stream
Dissertation | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Hudson, Brett A 
Religious Dissent in John Milton's 1673 Poems, &C. Upon Several Occasions and Non-Conformist Speech-Acts in the Restoration
Dissertation | 2012
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Edward Phillips

Hunt, Crosby
Frozen moments in the interior stadium: style in contemporary "proseball"
Dissertation | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Hutton, Clark
A Thomistic Study Of Angels And Demons In The N-Town Plays
Dissertation | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

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Jamil, Adil
"Word over all, beautiful as the sky" a Hegelian interpretation of Walt Whitman's Drum-Taps
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1984
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Jones, Rosalyn
Upward mobility: a historical narrative, the John W Jacobs story
Dissertation | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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Klemt, Barbara Ann
John Denver's autograph: his lyrics as a cultural and literary record
Dissertation | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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Lamb, Mellissa
Secrecy and Mystery in the Novels of Carson McCullers
Dissertation | 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Lampley, Jonathan Michael
"Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, Gender, and the Poe Cycle, 1960-1972
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

LeClear, Emilee'
The Politics or Romancing Arthur in early English Literature, Geoffrey of Monmouth to John Milton
Dissertation | 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Lee, Leon H.
The Historical and Literary Context of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
Dissertation | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. John Scott Montgomery

Lee, Frank Lewis
An interdisciplinary examination of the personal religion of Henry VIII
Dissertation | 1987
Major Professor:

Legg, Raymond E.
The Intellectual Tourist: a Study of Aldous Huxley's Spirituality
Dissertation | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

I, Qingjun (Joan)
Emerging Trends and Voices in Maxine Hong Kingston Criticism: The Woman Warrior and China Men in Recent Scholarship in Mainland China
Dissertation |
Major Professor: Dr. Elyce Helford

Lewis, Beverly Renee'
Bred en Bawn en a Brier-Patch': A Study Of The African American Trickster Tradition
Dissertation | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Lindsey, Doris L.
A rationale for the inclusion of world literature courses in the general education curriculum
Dissertation | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. William Holland

Little, Nancy Glass
The imagistic feast feeding imagery in selected plays of Shakespeare
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1984
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Little, Sylvia Pierce
"Passion's passing bell": dying into life in The eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame sans Merci, and Lamia
Dissertation | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Long, Tim
Take What You Need: Musical, Cultural, and Literary Influences on Bob Dylan
Dissertation | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery


Lumpkins, Julie
The Role of Audience Instruction in English 111 Portfolio Composition and Audience Awareness and Adaptation in Selected First-Semester Student Writing at Middle Tennessee State University
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

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Mackin, Randy
George Scarbrough
Dissertation | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Meehan, William Francis
Style complexity in the novels of William F Buckley Jr
Dissertation | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Neth

Miller, Robert Royce
Tragedy in Modern American Drama: The Psychological, Social and Absurdist Conditions in Historical Perspective
Dissertation | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Francis R. Ginanni

Moore, Harry V.
Change dire and delectable: time as meaning in Paradise Lost
Dissertation | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Durham

Mulraine, Lloyd Evans
Design of a Remedial Freshman English Composition Course for Intended Use at Oakland College, Huntsville Alabama
Dissertation | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Musante, Robert
Embracing the Divine: The Life of Spirit in William Blake's Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Neth

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Painter, Alice Lorraine
A rhetorical search for the implied author and his created reader in the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1984
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Pardue, Mary Jane
The mystery of mass appeal: critical clues to the success of Agatha Christie
Dissertation | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Patterson, Dorothy M.
Unburdening 'de mule uh de world': black women's rhetoric of self-definition in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker's The Color Purple
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Jackson

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Quain, Timothy J.
Evolution of the theory of case grammar concepts and applications
Dissertation (DA)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

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Ralston, Patricia
Illuminating Christina Rosetti: Discourse and Symbol in Called to Be Saints: The Minor Festivals Devotionally Studied
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings


Ray, Brian
Reclaiming Arthur: Malory's Anglicization of the Arthurian Tradition in Le Morte D'arthur.
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Ray, Charles Eugene
An interdisciplinary study based on four selected novels by AB Guthrie, Jr
Dissertation | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Reaves, Monetha Roberta
The popular fiction tradition and the novels of Mary Stewart
Dissertation | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. William Holland

Renneisen, Elizabeth
Discordia Concors in Tolkien's Musical Universe
Dissertation | 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Rhodes, Jean Anna Kinder
Movement in the Margins: Acts of Resistance in Selected Works of James Welch, Kiana Davenport and Gloria Anzaldu'a
Dissertation | 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Riley, William Patrick
Encounter criticism: identity development through prose fiction
Dissertation | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Roche, Nancy McGruire
The Spectacle of Gender: Representations of Women in British and American Cinema of the 1960s
Dissertation | 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Rogers, David
Planets and predictions: Shakespeare and the Copernican revolution
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Roberts, Linda Poplin
Female Characters in the Novels of Robert Coover
Dissertation | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Rummage, Ronald Glynne
The raceless novel of the 1930s: African-American fiction by Arna Bontemps, George Henderson, Countee ullen, Jessie Fauset, and Zora Neale Hurston
Dissertation | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Russell, Judith
Queers, freaks, hunchbacks, and hermaphrodites: psychosocial and sexual behavior in the novels of Carson McCullers
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

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Sánchez, Jaime
Oral narratives of Elena Lezama de Rodriguez: a female view of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1928
Dissertation | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Satterfield, Avis Mason
Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and the theme of transcendence
Dissertation | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Satterwhite, James Hunter
Developing creativity through songwriting in secondary education composition classes
Dissertation | 1991
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Schipper, Jan
Becoming frauds: unconventional heroines in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's sensation fiction
Dissertation | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Sharp, Jolly Kay
Between the House and the Chicken Yard: The Masks of Mary Flannery O'Connor
Dissertation | 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Shaw, Brenda Joyce
Jean Toomer's Life Search for Identity as Realized in Cane
Dissertation | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Francis Ginanni

Shipman, Sandra
A theoretical paradigm for a developmentally based kindergarten through twelfth grade writing program
Dissertation | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Smith, Jenita N.
Tennyson's Bipolar Speaker: From Melancholy in "Mariana" to madness in Maud
Dissertation | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Speck, Bobbie J.
Woddy Allen: The Philosophical Clown
Dissertation | 1990
Major Professor: Larry Gentry

Starr, Charlie
The Triple Enigma: Fact, Truth, and Myth as the Key to C. S. Lewis's Epistemological Thinking
Dissertation | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Streng, Rodney L.
Mi Casa, Su Casa: The Politics of Reading Arturo Islas' The Rain God and Migrant Souls as Ethnographies
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth R. DeShane

Sypult, Sharron Elizabeth
Medley
Dissertation | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

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Taylor, Patricia Thomas
Religion, politics and sex: matters of decorum in Jane Austen
Dissertation | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Thigpen, Charles Allen
English programs in church-related senior, liberal arts colleges in Tennessee
Dissertation | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Thompson, Jeffrey Dillard
Dark Dreamer: Dan Curtis and Television Horror
Dissertation | 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Thompson, Richard G.
The lovable heathen of Happy Valley: Mark Twain's assault on the Christian religion in Huckleberry Finn
Dissertation | 1984
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Tormey, Warren
Mining, Metalworking, and the Epic Underworld: The Corruption of Epic Heroism and the Emergency of Commercial Ethos as Represented in the Epic Line from Homer to Milton
Dissertation | 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

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Vantrease, Brenda Rickman
T
he heroic ideal: three views
Dissertation | 1980
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Venanzio, Ayne Cantrell
The metaphysical anguish of Samuel Beckett: a study of his dramatization of the irrationality of existence
Dissertation | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

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Waters, Betty-Lou
Sex-based differences in the written composition of freshman students at
Dissertation | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Watkins, Stacia Lael Rigney
Personal Experience Pedagogy: Renewing the Purpose, Reviving the Passion
Dissertation | 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Werlein, Halsey Ewing
The relative modernity of Milton's Of Education
Dissertation | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Durham

West, James Attlee
Mastery learning and teaching grammar to prospective
Dissertation | 1980
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

White, Gwendolyn Hale
Subjugation and emancipation in the fiction of Lisa Alther
Dissertation | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

White, Helen Baker
Kinesics as a linguistic study: with a special emphasis on classroom boredom
Dissertation | 1980
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Woodard, Branson L.
Rhetorical dimensions of Samuel Johnson's Rambler
Dissertation | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Woodland, Natalie Nesbitt
The satirical edge of truth in The Ring and the Book
Dissertation | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

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