Graduate Studies in English

English Department Past Theses


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Master List of Thesis from 1969 in Alphabetical Order 10/22/10

A

Adams, Marie Goff
Fielding's Women
Thesis | 1969
Major Professor: Dr. Edwin Howard

Akers, Shelley
Culture, Self, and Fragmentation: Three Critical Approaches to Tennessee Williams's Moise and the World of Reason
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Bray

Alame, Robin Ridley
Anais Nin: The Theory and Practice of Self-Creation
Thesis | 1989
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Allen, Christopher D
Henry James's Typology of the Empty Male: A Bakhtinian Discourse Analysis of In the Cage and The Golden Bowl
Thesis | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Amrozowicz, Michael C.
"We then talked of me";: James Boswell's Engaging Selfhood
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Alfred Lutz

Arbuckle, Nan
The Poet in Search of the Poem: A Study of the Process Poetry of William Carlos Williams
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Virginia Peck

Atkins, Eric
A Critical Edition of John Donne's "The Relique";
Thesis | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Atkisson-Williams, Olivia Susan
"The Play's the Thing": Metadrama in Early Shakespearean Tragedy
Thesis | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Austin, Gloria Jean
The Role of the Negro in William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County Novels
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Austin, Karen
The Education of Alice
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Martha Hixon

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B

Bacon, Sheila Randolph
The Atypical Female Alliances in Shakespeare: Women Who Are Not the Weakest Finishers
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Baggett, Lillian Faulkner
Character and Theme in Twelfth Night
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Baines, Patricia
Yet Alive!: Memories from the Middle (Class) In Daniel Defoe's A Journal Of The Plague Year
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Alfred Lutz

Baldwin, Dianna
The Domestic Angel and the Unregenerate Patriarch in Charles Dickens' A Chrismas Carol, The Chimes, and The Haunted Man
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Rebecca King

Baker, James Andrew
Nietzschean Influences on Deconstructionist and Feminist Critical Theories in the Postmodern Era
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Barker, K. Brandon
Swapping Serpents and Breaking Mirrors: Myth, Literature, and Folkloristics
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth DeShane

Barnard, Deborah Foust
Children as Symbol in the Fiction of James Agee
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Barnes, Linda Shelton
Rural Expressions in Bedford County, Tennessee
Thesis | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Barrineau, Jo Anne Sulak
The Modern Gothic Novel: Or, Has the Genre Changed in Two Hundred Years?
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolf

Bartel, Elke
Speaking a Web of Flames: The Fall and Rise of the Romantic Ideal of Self-Autonomy and Self-Determination
Thesis l 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Bass, Nancy
Characteristics of the Personae in Relation to the Interpretation of Herman Melville's The Piazza Tales
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Beasley, Adeline Horton
Selected Portraits of the Adolescent from 1910 to 1940 in the American Novel
Thesis | 1971
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Beene, Marcia
Shakespeare's Amazons: The Warrior Women of King John and King Henry VI, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Thesis | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

Bell, Jacqueline Solomon
Hazel Is a Woman's Name: A Feminist Reading of Flannery O'Connor's Fiction
Thesis | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Beveridge, C Rochell
A Call to Unity: Historical and Contemporary Representation of Anishinabe Culture in the Fiction of Louise Erdrich
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Bishop, Cassandra
"Now good Sweet Muse, I beseech thee by thy delicate witte, and by all the quaintest Inuentions of thy deuiseful braine";: The Feminine in Gabriel Harvey's Innovative Inventions
Thesis l 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Blais, Kristopher
Peripheral Interpretations: Three Texts in Search of Meaning
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Boatwright, Kirsten L.
The Trail of the Serpent: Identifying Social Critique in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's First Published Novel
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Peter McCluskey

Bone, Martha Denham
The Short Stories of Dorothy Parker
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Bowles, Philip David
Religious Language among Southern Nazarenes: A Pilot Study
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Boyd, John W.
Point of View in the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Brewer, Keith
Discriminating Traits: An Analysis of Racial Representation in the Works of Tennessee Williams
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Bray

Brookhart, Christie G.
Errant Roots/ [a novel by] Christie G. Brookhart
Thesis | 1991
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Brown, Jeremy
Poetry, Theory, and Practice: Wallace Stevens and the Major Man
Thesis | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Brown, Lloyd Elkin
The Unblinking Moral Vision of Ambrose Bierce
Thesis | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Brown, Marie
Middle Tennessee State University Writing Center: Historical Perspectives
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Trixie G. Smith

Bruer, Jennifer Leigh
Women's Manipulation of Men as a Positive Means of Power in Selected Plays of Shakespeare
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Brunger, Crae
Mind the Gap: Designing Structures to Bridge High School and First Year Composition
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr: Julie Myatt

Bryant, Sarah
F
ighting to Fly: Swan Maidens Struggling for Autonomy in Contemporary Adolescent Literature
Thesis l 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Martha Hixon

Burks, Elisa Pinet Hupp
The Development of Guinevere's Power in Contemporary Arthurian Fiction: Shadows and Reflections of the Celtic Goddess
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. William Connell

Burleson, Mark
A Geneaology of Gender: Transformative Endeavors in Speculative Fiction
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Burton-Pruitt, E. Brittany
"Sisters, Deckt in Black & White";: Anne Cooke Bacon, Anne Dudley Bradstreet, and the Sentences of Patriarchy
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Bush, Nicholas
Gods and Outfielders: Images of Heroes and Portraits of Writers as Presented in Baseball Fiction
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Butler, Margaret Scott
Alienation in Selected Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Bydalek, Bernard
The Human Mosaic: Impressionistic Characterization in Five Novels by William Faulkner
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Byrnes, Renee'
Carried Away: Subverting Marriage and Propriety in the Novels of Burney, Inchbald, and Wollstonecraft
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

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C

Callis, Deborah McCampbell
William Faulkner's Upper-Class Southern Women: Embodiment of the Values of the Old and the New South
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Cantrell, Samantha Elaine
For Better or for Worse?: The Theme of Marriage in the Fiction of Angela Carter
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Carbonara, Mary J.
Blues Literature: A Survey of Lyrics
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Carter, John Lando
The Rubric Wars: Current Battles in Writing Assessment
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Carlton, Cynthia L.
Passages into the Self: The Heroine's Journey in Women's Writing
Thesis | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Cartwright, Marla Osburn
The Development of the Female Hero in Science Fiction Film: An Analysis of the Characters of Lt. Uhura, Princess Leia, Lt. Ellen Ripley, and Sarah Connor
Thesis | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Cavender, Sandra
Of Kings And Men: Evolution Of Complex Character in Shakespeare's Histories
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

Chang, Eunjoo
Deconstructing Hegemony: Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Claudia Barnett

Chansuthus, Daryl Kennedy
The Merchant of Venice: A Problem Comedy
Thesis | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Chiba, Mayumi
Lexical Acquisition through Interactive Instruction in the Japanese EFL Classroom
Thesis | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Aleka Blackwell

Christiansen, Hal
The Constant Muse of James Agee
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Clark, Suma Maupin
Anne Sexton's Poetry: An Awakening to Self
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Cleveland, Jennifer
Immortality in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

Clifton, Debi Darlene
Shakespeare's Concern with Self-Knowledge: A Study of Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear
Thesis | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Cobb, Anthony D.
The Poems of Jones Very as Record of Mystical Experience
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Collins, Milline Elaine
Fate and Free Will in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and King Lear
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Conley, Craig
Altered States of Gulliver's Travels: Editorial Attempts to Contain the Beast Within
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Sue Seyfarth

Conley, Matthew
Imagining the Past: The Films of Terry Gilliam
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Conner, Jennifer Lynne
The Use of Medievalism in British Children's Fantasy
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Martha Hixon

Cook, Edith
Writing as Therapy: Berman's Teaching Model of Composing and Reading Psychoanalytically
Thesis l 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague and Dr. Lavery

Coomes, Andrew
The Films of Kevin Smith: An Auteurist Approach
Thesis | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Copeland, Dawn G.
Anne Rice's Existential Quest: Louis' Search for Meaning
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Cortner, Ruby L.pe Trenholm
The Influence of Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Wallace Stevens
Thesis | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Coulter, Alan
The Center of Creativity: Creative Writers and the Writing Center, Cultural Currency, and the Modern Archive
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Crosby, Jennifer Ann
Son of Polish Romanticism, Father of Modernism: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and "Amy Foster"
Thesis l 2012
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Phillips

Curtis, James M.
Children: The Orphan Hero in 20th Century Children's Fantasy Fiction
Thesis l 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Martha Hixon

Curtis, Mary Ann Carter
Modernism Revisited: A Study of Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea and James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Thesis | 1989
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Cusic, Donald F.
The Poet as Performer
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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D

Daniel, Laura
"Watching television is not going to help us right now";: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Textual Promiscuity, and Authorship
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Dannreuther, Daphne Davis
Humanity Renewed: The Theme of Redemptive Education in Shakespearean Drama
Thesis | 1980
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Davis, James H.
The Quest for Order in the Collected Short Stories of Eudora Welty
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Davis, Laura
The Common Teilhardian Vision of Lillian Smith and Flannery O'Connor
Thesis | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Dayton, Gail H.
Elizabeth Bishop: Child of Past, Child of Present in "Gwendolyn," "In the Village," and "The Country Mouse"
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Derington, Will
The Pat Hobby Stories and the Maturity of F Scott Fitzgerald
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Derryberry, Janice Claire
Social Protest in the American Non-Academic Poetry Written from 1950 to 1960
Thesis | 1968
Major Professor: Dr. Virginia Peck

Dill, Nancy Woody
Origins of the Robin Hood Legend
Thesis | 1971
Major Professor: Dr. William Holland

Driver, Christopher
Head over Heels for Artificial Women, or Sacrifice, Love, and Technology in the Modern Science Fiction Film: Human Culture and Obsession in Blade Runner and Solaris
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Dudinetz, Ruby Carol
Aphra Behn's Philosophy of Art: A Study of Her Selected Drama and Fiction
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Dunne, Sara Lewis
Characterization in Four Novels by Evelyn Waugh
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

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E

Eddy, Nelson Lynn
"A Colossus Risen to Destroy Denver": Neal Cassady and the Origin of Jack Kerouac's Spontaneous Prose Style with a Collation of the Two Manuscripts of The First Third
Thesis | 1984
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Eiselstein, Mary Sue
Role-Playing and Identity: A Study in the Works of Arthur Miller
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

Ellis, Kelly Anjohnette
The Depiction of Males in the Works of Alice Walker
Thesis | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Jackson

Ellis, Penny McGee
The Theme of Redemption in the Brontës' Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Emery, Helen LaVerne
The Influence of the Rossetti Family on the Pre-Raphaelite Movement
Thesis | 1968
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Ervin, Christopher
"Through the keyhole of his eye": Spontaneous Prose and Jack Kerouac's Postmodern Vision
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

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F

Farris, Annie Ruth
Virginia Woolf: An Evaluation of Her Novels by Her Own Standards
Thesis | 1953
Major Professor: Richard C. Peck

Fisher, Janet Morgan
Dona Nobis Pacem: A Study of the Theme of Peace in Graham Greene's "Catholic" Novels
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

Flavin, Christopher
Ealry Modern Gaelic Women Writers, Cultural Currency, and the Modern Archive
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Flynn, Toni Kay
Andrew Marvell's Treatment of the Art-Nature Convention
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Charles W. Durham

Fox, Sharon Mennen
Faust and Manfred: A Comparative Study
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Fujimoto, Kyoko
Enshrining "The spirit of the past / for future Restoration": William Wordsworth's Struggle to Uphold His Hope for a Republican Society
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Fussell, Stacy
Replaying Lear for Contemporary Audiences in Ronald Harwood's The Dresser and Edward Bond's Lear
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

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G

Gaither, Sheila Moss
Some Influences of the Arthurian Legends on English and Spanish Literature
Thesis | 1971
Major Professor: Dr. William Holland

Garner, LeAnne
Hawthorne's Carnival: The Use of the Carnivalesque in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Writing
Thesis | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Gavand, Karine
The Role of Context in Meaning Emergence: The Cases of Metaphorical Meaning and Translation
Thesis | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Gay, Victoria Wells
Lewis Carroll's Photographic Imagination in the Alice Books
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Gentry, Deborah Suiter
The Relationship Between Politics, Mass Media and Language as Seen in Selected Writings of George Orwell, Philip Roth, and Jerzy Kosinski
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Goolsby, Rebecca J.
The Conflict of Eastern and Western Values in Three Novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Gould, Jean Norment
Thomas Wentworth Higginson as a Contributer to The Atlantic Monthly
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Graddy, Duane Burnett, Jr.
Pseudoscientists in Four Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thesis | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Gray, Donna-Jeanne
The Feminist Premise in Anne Brontë's Novels
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Greer, John R.
Destructive Dogma: Religious Satire in the Novels of Tom Robbins
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Gualtieri, Joseph
Moving Beyond Postmodernism: The Superhero Works of Grant Morrison
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Guglielmo, Letizia M.
Speaking and Writing: Improving Communication by Incorporating an Oral Component into a University-Level, First-Semester Composition Course
Thesis | 2001
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Gunter, Kimberly K.
Bruised and Battered and Battling in the Badlands, or Subverting the Patriarchal University: Feminist Theory and Practice in the Classroom
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Guthrie, Pamela Jane
The Poetry of Judy Grahn: Journey Toward a Public Voice
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

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H

Ha, Quan
Humanistic Voices in Vietnamese Novels and Memoirs
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Jimmie Cain

Hall, Betty Jean
The Development of the Office of Master of Revels
Thesis | 1969
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Peck

Halpin, Monica R.
The New Frontiersman in the Works of Dan O'Brien
Thesis | 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Hampton, Brian Charles
"Admirable and Inscrutable": Aurora Coyne as Heroine in Henry James's The Sense of the Past
Thesis | 1991
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Hancock, Kelly Sones
The Freshman Writer as Hero: Narrative of Mythic Redemption in the Contact Zone
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Allison D. Smith

Hardaway, Elizabeth Hamilton
The Flux and Flow of Reality: Water Imagery in the Major Novels of Virginia Woolf
Thesis | 1976
M ajor Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Hargett, Mary Kay
Henry Fielding's Artistic Use of Social Stratification in the Creation and Treatment of His Characters in Tom Jones
Thesis | 1968
Major Professor: Dr. Edwin Howard

Harper, Stephanie
Opportunities and Obstacles: Establishing a High School Writing Center
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Harrison, James Oliver
Theme in John Barth's The Floating Opera and The End of the Road
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Harrison, William Ernest
Correspondences: The Emergence of Theme Through Symbol in Three Poetic Sequences by Theodore Roethke
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Hayes, Sara Marie
George Eliot and Charles Dickens: A Study of Siblings and Victorian England
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Henderson, Timothy Wayne
An Exploration of the Conscious Place in Four Novels by Jean Rhys
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Charisse Gendron

Hewlett, Donna L.
Robert Browning's Parleying with Certain People of Importance in Their Day as Menippean Satire
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Hickerson, Ann
Milton's Concept of Fallen Man's Role in God's Universe in Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Charles W. Durham

Hildenbrand, Sarah K.
Re-Authored Authors: Unlocking the Literary History of Anne Hart Gilbert and Elizabeth Hart Thwaites
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Newtona Johnson

Hodgin, Scott Christopher
The Redemptive Power of Love in the Novels of Charles Williams
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Hollars, Bill
The Romantic Imagination: Shelley's Place in the History of Poetic Theory
Thesis l 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

House, Claudia Spivey
Familiar Strangers: Readers and Language in the Works of William H. Gass
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Huff, Marjorie Loyd
The Monomyth Pattern in Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Hundley, Patrick David
The Southern Poor White in Harry Harrison Kroll's Novels
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Hunt, Crosby
"The human trinity" in the Novels of Peter de Vries
Thesis | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

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I

Ingram, William M.
Teaching Writing through Civic Engagement: Using Service-Learning Philosophies in English 1010
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

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J

Jackson, Laura Beth
"Not a subject, but a way": The Literacy Ehic of C.S. Lewis
Thesis l 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Jacobs, Jennifer L.

Patterns within Patterns: Gender, Conflict, and Survival in the Patternist Works of Octavia Butler
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Jackson

James, Emily
Love, Loss, Death, and Hope: The Egyptian Voice of Edgar Allan Poe 
Thesis l 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Phillips

Jarman, Brenda Sudduth
Gothicism and Elizabethan Psychology in Shelley's Alastor and Julian and Maddalo
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Jennings, Janet Suzanne
Becoming Human: The Journey toward Selfhood in George MacDonald's Phantastes and Lilith
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Ted Sherman

Johnson, Charles M.
Poet as Physician: Romantic Improvisations on the Classical Paradigm
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Jones, Robert Wayne
The Development of William Dean Howells' Christian Socialism
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Jones, Sally A. R.
G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown: A Worthy Little Pack Mule
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. William J. Connelly

Jordan, Ellen Janes
The Organization of Heteroglossia in Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Jordan-Henley, Jean Jennifer
The Motif of Architecture in Two Works by Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady and The Boston Fans
Thesis l 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Jill Hague

Jowers, Alton, Jr.
(En)countering Textual Gambits: Conned by the Convergence of Confidence and Pulp Cultures in Get Shorty, Rum Punch/Jackie Brown, and Out of Sight
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Judas, Moira Elizabeth
Queen and Lover: Guinevere's Conflicting Identity in Chretien and Malory
Thesis | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

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Kearney, Dennis F.
The Burning of Njal: An Annotated Translation from Njal's Saga
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Lois Bragg

Kelley, Daniel W.
Mountain Jack: Trickster, Transformer, and Culture Hero
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Laura Jarmon

Khan, Shabnam H.
"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart": Language as Power for Women and a Threat to Men in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, and the Henry VI Plays
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

King, Rebecca Bruch
"What Happens?": A Study of Power in Four Henry James Novels
Thesis | 1991
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Kirkman, Kathy Lynne
D H Lawrence's Kangaroo: A Study of Primitive and Apolitical Themes in the Construction of Modernist Anti-Democratic Ideologies
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Kirkman, Loisteen P.
A Survey of the Significant Critical Research on the Christian Elements of Beowulf, 1900-1969
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. Virginia Peck

Klein, Paige
Adam's Knowledge of the Good: The Platonic Model of Education in Milton's Paradise Lost
Thesis | 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Edward Phillips

Knapp, Raymond M.
From Conservative to Liberal: A Study of the Political Development of Thomas Mann
Thesis | 1957
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Peck

Kneirim, Victoria Smith
Louisa May Alcott's Moody Little Women and the Fashioning of Female Adolescence in Nineteenth-Century America
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Ellen Donovan

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Lake, Linda G.
Characters in Wallace Stevens' Poetry: A Range of Sensibilities
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm
Horror Film Criticism: A Survey of Key Full-Length Works
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Larson, Georgina Spencer
Chattanooga's Street-Names: A Reflection of the City's History
Thesis | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

Lawrence, Robert
Syncretic Christianity in Four Quartets and Trilogy
Thesis l 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Lawson, Deanna Hopkins
Faulkner's Women, 1929-1940
Thesis | 1968
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Leavens, Kira
Jacob's Room: An Ecofeminist Examination of the Female Struggle Against an UnBalanced City
Thesis l 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Justyna Kostkowska

LeClear, Emilee´
Spenser's Daughters of Danu: The Influence of Ireland and the Irish Culture on the Women of Spenser's Faerie Queen
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

LeDoux, Jeanne André
The Image of the Artist in the Fiction of Philip Roth
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Lee, Keri Elaine
Redefining the Proper Lady in Ada Cambridge's "Unspoken Thoughts";
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Jimmie Cain

Lee, Kwang-Mi
Browning's Aesthetic Scope: Perspectives of Art and Life
Thesis | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Lewis, Beverly Renee
The Roles of the Trickster in the Novels of Toni Morrison
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Laura Jarmon

Little, Nancy Glass
John Webster, Baroque Dramatist: The Unity in Multiplicity of His Style and Moral Vision in The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi
Thesis | 1979
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

Loveless, Charles Franklin
The Emergence of Pessimism in the Writings of Samuel Clemens: 1876-1909
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

Lockett, Abrigail Miller
"Moulded for Pure and Delicate Joys";: The Struggle of the Sensitive Intelligent Nineteenth-Century Women
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Elvira Casal

Lupo, Janice Stevenson
The Decade of Nineteen Eight-Four (1938-1948): Sources for George Orwell's Indictment of Totalitarianism
Thesis l 2011
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Lynch, Amy J
Using Composition to Teach Literature
Thesis | 1981
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

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Mackin, Randy
Walking the Paths of His Own Premise: The Life and Literature of George Scarbrough
Thesis l 2002
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

MacNichols, Peter Craig
Anti-Fascism in Five Novels by Sinclair Lewis
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Maddox, Dennis V.
Inaccessibility in Contemporary Comic Art: Understanding Jim Woodring
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Martin, Clarence Anthony
The Projective Verse Movement: Its Influence upon American Poetry since 1950
Thesis | 1971
Major Professor: Dr. Virginia Peck

Mayes, Keri
Multicultural Literature as 'Safe House"; in the Contact Zone: The Argument for the Use of Literature in the ESL Composition Classroom
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Allison D. Smith

Mayo, Frank L.
Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, and Sam Shepard on Hollywood
Thesis | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

McClure-Wade, Lori Y.
A Fine Chaotic Madness: Resolving the Difficulties of Reading Silko's Almanac of the Dead
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

McHenry, James Patrick
How They Tear Each Other to Pieces: Fragmentation and War in the Fiction of Virginia Woolf
Thesis | 1989
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

McInturff, Adam
Image of the Enemy: Reconstructing the Brothers Sans
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

McLaughlin, Tanya
LiteraryResearcher.org: A New Approach to Information Literacy Instruction in English Studies
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Trixie Smith

McLemore, Mary E.
The Language of Self-Definition in the Poetry of American Women
Thesis |1980
Major Professor: Dr. Reza Ordoubadian

McKinney, Kimberly
The Monster in Us: Repression, Family, and Self-Reflexivity in the Films of Wes Craven
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Trixie G. Smith

McQueen, Deanna
The Man in Blue: Order and the Police in the Works of Howells, Crane, and Dreiser
Thesis |1989
Major Professor: Dr. Elaine Ware

Medlin, Josephine Beard
A Love-Philtre/Fear-Philtre: A Study of Psychic Vampirism in Henry James
Thesis | 1988
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Miarka, Aaron
Physiognomy in the Films of F. W. Murnau
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Milan, James L.
The Search for a Figure of Authority in the Novels of Thomas Wolfe
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

Miller, Robert Royce
Decadence in the Works of Ernest Dowson
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Mittelmeier, Leah
Charles Dodgson, Victorian: The Cultural and Biographical Significance of Charles Dodgson's Serious Poetry
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Miarka, Aaron
Physiognomy in the Films of F. W. Murnau
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Moody, David Wayne
Gerard Manley Hopkins' The Wreck of the Deutschland and the Rhetoric of Religious Experience
Thesis | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Mogan, Dyanne Rice
'This Younge Heaffer… Abideth No Yoke': Anne Askew, Women, and Resistance in Early Modern England
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Moonshower, Candace
The Legend of Zoey
Thesis l 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

Moore, Margaret
Tennyson's Portrayal of the "New Woman"; as Seen in The Princess and Idylls of the King
Thesis l 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Gentry

Morgan, Julie Rhea
Class and Gender Issues in the Fiction of Thomas Hardy: A Reading of Under the Greenwood Tree, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Woodlanders
Thesis | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

Morris, Fred
Tennessee Williams' Disabled Characters: A Holographic Synthesis
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Bray

Morrison, Sandy Earl
The Function of the Oration in Ralph Ellison's "And Hickman Arrives" and Invisible Man
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Murray, Emily
Voices, Bodies, and Identity in Early Modern Women Writers: Katherine Dowe, Marie Collyn (Mercy Harvey), Hester Wyat, and Anonymous Gentlewoman
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

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Nelson, Shirley Farris
Machiavellian Influences on Shakespearean Drama
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Nevels, Phyllis Carol
Edmund Spenser's Mysterious Legacy: "Two Cantos of Mutabilitie"
Thesis | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. William Holland

Nunnery, Alice Parham
"For the great Apollo bids": John Keats as Poet-Physician
Thesis | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

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Ofori, Dominic M.
The Use of the English Language in socio-Religious Contests in Accra, Ghana
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Mohammed Albakry

O'Malley, Cynthia
"These things are shadow casters. You put them in motion and they tell you a story.";:
An Exploration of Jungian Shadow Work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Otto, Sheila Jane
An Analysis of the Female Experience in the Novels of Toni Morrison: A Black Feminist Perspective
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Jackson

Overstreet, Lisa Kimberley
America, the Melting Pot of Literary Genres, Discovers Her Voice: Nineteenth-Century Sonneteers Create the American Sonnet
Thesis | 1984
Major Professor: William M. Beasley

Overton, Mary O'Shan
William Blake's Aesthetics of Faith and Redemption: The Radical Conversion of Culture Through Christian Poetry
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Owenby-Dodson, Mary Ann
Silenced No More: Cassandra's Evolution from Side-Lined Prophetess to Spotlighted Mouthpiece for the Future
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Ayne Cantrell

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Pace-Mayer, Debra
Kentucky Redbirds and Other Harbingers of Truth: Place and Nature in Bobbie Ann Mason's Fiction
Thesis | 1989
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Panesi-Gray, Sarah B.
The Mistress and Her Imitators: Ann Radcliffe's The Romance of the Forest and Dramatic Adaptations
Thesis l 2012
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Phillips

Partin, Paul Stephen
From Violence to Dreams to Violence in Nathanael West's Novels
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Peak, Virginia McGrew
The Light Verse and Satire of Witter Bynner
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Pendergrass, Tony Boyd
Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism in Conspectus
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Penn, Felicia M.
Lost in a Sea of Darkness: James Baldwin's Fiction and Nihilism in the Black Community
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Penney, Deborah Collier
Deification, Depravation, and Humanization: A Study of the Women in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Pilvinsky, Deborah Elkin
The Influence of ETA Hoffman on the Works of John Barth
Thesis | 1979
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Powell, Jane Banks
Recurrent Loss in Donald Justice's Poetry
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Prather, William N.
Absurd Reasoning in an Existential World: A Consideration of Cormac McCarthy's Suttree
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Larry Mapp

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

Raye, Lawerence Davis
Walt Whitman and the American Negro
Thesis | 1971
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Rhodes, Jean Kinder
The Flowering of Eve: John Milton's Development of the First Woman in Paradise Lost
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Durham

Reed, Ryan
Sovereignty and Material Artifacts of Martial Cultures in Beowulf, The Faerie Queene, and Henry V
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Richards, Ramona Pope
In the Image of our Fathers: Formulaic Heroes as Classic Myths
Thesis | 1984
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Rickert, Mark
Entranced America: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Pseudo-Sciences
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Carl Ostrowski

Riggan, Vickie L.
A Heart of Darkness in the Beulah Quintet: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Mary Lee Settle's The Killing Ground
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Riser, Jimmie Eugene
The Gardener-King and the Unweeded Garden: Reigns of Disorder in Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Robinson, Rachel
Searching Elsewhere: Utopias and Dystopias in Lois Lowry's The Giver Trilogy
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. Martha P. Hixon

Roberts, Mark Allen
Charting the Path of the Androgyne: The Poetry and FIlms of James Broughton
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Robson, Hillary
Beyond Poaching: (Re)Contexualizing the Fan Experience in Online Communities of Practice
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Rolen, Catherine
A Long Way Home: The Process of Trauma and Recovery in Tim O'Brien's Combat Naratives
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Jimmie Cain

Rosa, Stephen Lawrence
Male-Female Relationships in Three Novels by DH Lawrence
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Rose, Kennie A.
Searching for the Big Picture: Toward an Assessment Model for Writing Fellows Programs
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Trixie G. Smith

Rowan, Jennifer
'Fatal Weapon";: The Power of Letters in Selected Texts by Edith Wharton
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Mischa Renfroe

Russ Jane R.
E M Forster's Gardens of Earthly Delight: Illusion and Reality in Maurice and The Life to Come
Thesis | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Russell, Judith
From the Hills of Appalachia to Heaven: Billy Dean Anderson the Folk Hero and Folk Artist
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Russell, Virginia Anne
The Marxist Aesthetics of Michael Gold
Thesis | 1977
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

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Salmon, Lourene Woods
A Folklife Study of the Big Springs community
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Samuel, Jessica
Images of Barbaraic Beauty: Fairytales, Vampires, and Destruction in the Works of Philip Ridley
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Sanchez, Annette Ragland
Funerary Art in Middle Tennessee: 1806-1934
Thesis | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Satterwhite, James Hunter
Is There a Formula for the Top Ten Country Song Lyric?
Thesis | 1983
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Sawyer, Cathey Crowell
Role Playing in Hamlet
Thesis | 1980
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Selby, Linda
The Elderly Woman as Portrayed in Children's Literature
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Martha Hixon

Seyfarth, Susan Harrington
Reason, Religion, and the Rhetoric of Sex in Selected Works of John Wilmot
Thesis | 1979
Major Professor: Dr. Grover Grubbs

Shapiro, Aaron
This is Not a Soda: OK Soda, Postmodern Branding, and the Birth of the Information Economy
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Susan Hopkirk

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

Short, Patricia Tice
King Arthur: Public King and Private Man
Thesis | 1987
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Shuler, Aubrey E.
Death by Imagination: The Long Suicide Note of Richard Brautigan
Thesis l 2001
Major Professor: Dr. W. L. Gentry

Simon, Anca Rizea
(Un)Resolving The Establishment And Its Resistance: Milan Kundera's The Book of Laughter And Forgetting and TheUnbearable Lightness of Being
Thesis | 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Alfred Lutz

Simpson, Judy A.
Thomas Hardy's Characterization of the Rustic in His Short Stories
Thesis | 1968
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Smith, Andy S.
Utopian Prospects, Communal Projects: Visionary Experiments in Literature and Everyday Life
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Elyce Helford

Smith, Melanie Simchick
"What are people for?": A Thematic Consideration of Some Selected Works of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. George Kerrick

Smotherman, Jeffrey Delon
James Welch's The Death of Jim Loney: A Study in the Failure of Regenerative Mythology
Thesis | 1995
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Souders, Virginia Peck
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution on English Rural Life in the 19th Century as Presented by Thomas Hardy
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Sparkman, Seth
Undermining the Monologic: Bakhtinian Theory in Heller's Catch-22
Thesis l 2002
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Spradlin, Derrick
The Moral Crux of Lillian Hellmann's The Autumn Garden
Thesis | 1999
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Spratlin, Wesley Thomas
Redressing the "Accidents of History": Colonel Robert Gould Shaw in American Studies
Thesis | 1992
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

St. Clair, Patricia Trisler
The Failure of Arthurian Society in Tennyson's Idylls of the King
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Steele, William Donald
Heading for Home: Baseball and Father-Son Relationships in "Shoeless Joe"; and "Field of Dreams";
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Stephens, Susan
Purgation, Sublimation, and Titillation: The Eve of St. Agnes and Keat's Hoodwinking Of the Reader
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Stephenson, Richard L.
The Character of Joseph in the English Mystery Cycles
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Peck

Stinson, Joseph
Pre-Raphaelitism and Art Photography: A Comparison of Themes and Images in the Work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Lewis Carroll, and Julia Margaret Cameron
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Strickland, Benjamin
Girls Running from Age to Age: Vanquishing the Eternal Virgin from Ovid to Lessing
Thesis l 2008
Major Professor: Dr. Marion Hollings

Stricklin, Nancy
The Nurturing Motif in Dorothy Wordsworth's Alfoxden Journal and Grassmere Journals
Thesis | 1984
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Suchan, Mary Fitzgerald
Virginia Woolf's Perception and Development of the Artistic Expression of Humanity in Night and Day, The Voyage Out, and Jacob's Room
Thesis | 1993
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Summar, Ruth Anne Dunreley
The Downward Spiral: Chaos and Complexity in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
Thesis l 2000
Major Professor: Dr. John McDaniel

Switzer, Kristen C.
Kurt Vonnegut and Religion
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Sweitzer, Sara L.
Anthony De Mello's Critical Journey of Awareness: The Self Discovered
Thesis l 2007
Major Professor: Dr. Allen Hibbard

Sypult, Sharron Elizabeth
"Awareness" Novels: A Trend in Contemporary Fiction about Women
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunn

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Tarsi, Mary
From the Outside Looking In: Gender, Nationality, and its Religion in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Taylor, Anne Dempster
Sut Lovingood's Appalachia: George Washington Harris and the Industrialization of East Tennessee
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Taylor, David Michael
Donald Barthelme's Fiction: Departures from Tradition in Techniques and Themes
Thesis | 1974
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Taylor, James Lownen
Edmund Spenser: Moral Instruction to Queen Elizabeth
Thesis l 1988
Major Professor: Dr. William H. Holland, Jr.

Taylor, Laurel Renee
"Beyond the water and the melody";: Using Music and Song Lyrics to Build Bridges between Students' Personal and Academic Lives
Thesis l 2006
Major Professor: Dr. Trixie G. Smith

Taylor, Patricia Jane
The Successful and Unsuccessful Personae in Two Swift Satires: "A Modest Proposal" and "An Argument against Abolishing Christianity in England"
Thesis | 1982
Major Professor: Dr. William R. Wolfe

Taylor, Virginia Christian
A Study of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Thesis | 1969
Major Professor: Dr. Greg Coleman

Thomas, Audrey M.
Elements of the Moses Story in Jewish and African-American Folktales
Thesis | 1998
Major Professor: Dr. Jackie Jackson

Tippens, Trientje Anna Rode
A Translation and Critique of Willem Frederik Hermans' "Het Fossiel" and "Het Behouden Huis"
Thesis | 1979
Major Professor: Dr. William Beasley

Trammell, Jena Theresa
The Tragedy of a King: A Study of Arthur's Portrayal in the "Alliterative Morte Arthure"
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Trickey, Peggye McQuiddy
The Negative Parson in Henry Fielding's Novels
Thesis | 1975
Major Professor: Dr. Edwin Howard

Truitt, K. E.
Unrest in "The Kingdom of Art": Three Artistic Contradictions in Willa Cather's Short Stories
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Turner, David Glen
Invitation to Play: A Study of Games in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Thesis | 1985
Major Professor: Dr. William Connelly

Tyner, Thomas Robert
White Bluesmen: Blues' Bastard Sons
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

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Vaitekunas, Natasha
Woodie Guthrie: The Original Folk Hero and Current Bands Who are Keeping His Spirit and Songs Alive
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

Vaught, Cynthia G.
Two Early Feminists: The Lives of Margaret Mitchell and Scarlett O'Hara
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Vondohlen, Shelley
The Nature of God's Character and the Function of the Son in Milton's Paradise Lost
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Donovan

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Waddell, Genevieve J
The Technique of Justification in Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. Angela Hague

Wallenhorst, Joan Elizabeth
Romanticism and Satire in Lord Byron's Short Poems
Thesis | 1967
Major Professor: Ronald Gregg Coleman

Walker, Bradley P.
Composing in the Service Zone: Service-Learning for the Social, Linguistic, and Academic Development of ESL Writers
Thesis l 2009
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Smith

Walker,
Christopher
Censorship and the Principle of Charity: Judge John M. Woolsey's Reading of James Joyce in United States v. One Book Called 'Ulysses
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Phillips

Warren, Brenda Durham
Existential Christianity in Three Novels by Walker Percy
Thesis | 1976
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Watkins, Stacia Lael Rigney
The Simpsons and Education: Popular Cuture's New Text "If cartoons were meant for adults, they'd put them on in primetime.";--Lisa Simpson in "Krusty Gets Busted";
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Webster, William S.
Allusive Frameworks in Three Novels by Walker Percy
Thesis | 1990
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

Wendell, Jennifer
"Me-topia" a Look at American Popular Culture through Bestselling Self-Help Books of the 1980s
Thesis | 1997
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Wolfe

White, Helen Baker
Female Characterization in John Webster's Italian Tragedies
Thesis | 1970
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Peck

Whitwam, Dawn Marie
Case in Swahili: A Linguistic Description of Form and Placement
Thesis | 1989
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

Wilhite, Shelley
Colonialism, Christianity, and Crisis: Louise Erdrich's Historical Context and the Character of Pauline
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Williams, Lisa
"Contemplated Spouse": Stevens, Irigaray, and the Feminine
Thesis | 2000
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Williams, Lisa E.
Hardbodies and Videotapes: Masculinity, Language, and the Evolution of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho
Thesis l 2010
Major Professor: Dr. Linda Badley

Williams, Stan
Seeking Moral Commonality: The Theme of Sacrifice in Rudyard Kipling's Early Works
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Jimmie Cain

Wilson, Jennifer Buchanan
Fifteen Minutes of Fame and the Possibility of a Reward: Reality TV and the Democratization of Television
Thesis l 2005
Major Professor: Dr. David Lavery

Wolfe, Marian Stacey
Heroic Stability: Beowulf and Two Modern Novels
Thesis l 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Rhonda McDaniel

Wright, Amy Rachelle
Familiar Destiny: The Female's Archetypal Fate in the Works of Carson McCullers
Thesis | 1996
Major Professor: Dr. Will Brantley

Wright, Eric Troy
Robert Altman's Realistic Mirror: Shoes and Gloves
Thesis l 2004
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Holtzclaw

Wright, Gayle Tincher
Point of View in Browning's The Ring and the Book
Thesis | 1972
Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Hyde

Wright, Jennifer
"All Which We Behold";: The Semiotic Unity of Lyrical Ballads and Wordsworth's Humanization of the "Othered"; Poor in " Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey";
Thesis | 2003
Major Professor: Dr. Tom Strawman

Wright, Neil Hutchison
The Fall and Rise of Henry Pussycat: A Study of John Berryman's The Dream Songs
Thesis | 1973
Major Professor: Dr. Virginia Peck

Wright, Robert Lane
Ring Lardner and the Theater
Thesis | 1984
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dunne

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York, Laura S.
The Thematic Function of the Antagonist in Flannery O'Conner's "A Good Man is Hard to Find";
Thesis | 1986
Major Professor: Dr. J. P. Montgomery

Young, Frank Bernard
Milton's Use of the Christian Classical Conflict in Paradise Lost
Thesis | 1969
Major Professor: William H. Holland

Young, Larry Spencer
Religious Attitudes in Selected Works of Samuel Clemens: 1876-1904
Thesis | 1978
Major Professor: Dr. Frank Ginanni

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Zhu, Hong
Who am I and Where Do I Belong?: The Themes of Female Identity in the Works of Maxine Hong Kingston
Thesis l 1994
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Petersen

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