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    • Disciplining the Senses: Aestheticism, Attention, and Modernity 

      Shaup, Karen L., 1979- (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
      In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Aesthetic Movement in England coalesced literary and visual arts in unprecedented ways. While the writers associated with the Aesthetic Movement reflected on visual art ...
    • Divine heresy: Women's revisions of sacred texts 

      Brassaw, Mandolin R. (University of Oregon, 2008-12)
      This dissertation argues that American women writers have revised sacred texts to challenge patriarchy, racism, and colonialism and rewritten American history to reveal how biblical scripture has been implicated in these ...
    • The gender of belief: Women and Christianity in T. S. Eliot and Djuna Barnes 

      Pollard, Jacqueline Anne (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      This dissertation considers the formal and thematic camaraderie between T. S. Eliot and Djuna Barnes. The Waste Land 's poet, whom critics often cite as exemplary of reactionary high modernism, appears an improbable ...
    • The Interrelation of Ethnicity, Iconicity, and Form in American Comics 

      Kunyosying, Kom (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
      This dissertation analyzes issues of race, ethnicity, and identity in American comics and visual culture, and identifies important areas for alternative means to cultural authority located at the intersections of verbal ...
    • Locating the butt of ridicule: Humor and social class in early American literature 

      Coronado, Teresa Marie Freeman, 1975- (University of Oregon, 2008-06)
      This project critiques the performance of class identity through the works of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century colonial and early national period authors using the lens of humor, primarily as posed by Elliot Oring and ...
    • Midcentury American Poetry and the Identity of Place 

      Rinner, Jenifer (University of Oregon, 2014-10-17)
      This dissertation argues that the midcentury period from 1945-1967 offers a distinct historical framework in American poetry that bears further study. This position counters most other literary history of this period wherein ...
    • Nature Industries: U.S. Environmental Fictions after Fordism, 1971-2011 

      Krieg, Charles (University of Oregon, 2016-11-21)
      This dissertation recontextualizes literary, critical, and popular models of nature in contemporary American fiction, and argues that the transformations in the post-Fordist economy reframe environmental concepts and their ...
    • Reviving kalliope: Four North American women and the epic tradition 

      Spann, Britta, 1979- (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      In English literary studies, classical epic poetry is typically regarded as a masculinist genre that imparts and reinforces the values of dominant culture. The Iliad , Odyssey , and Aeneid , after all, were written by ...
    • “The Step of Iron Feet”: Formal Movements in American World War II Poetry 

      Edford, Rachel Lynn, 1979- (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
      We have too frequently approached American World War II poetry with assumptions about modern poetry based on readings of the influential British Great War poets, failing to distinguish between WWI and WWII and between the ...
    • Wasteful Words: Visions and Failures of Literary Efficiency in American Fiction, 1885-1910 

      Gazaille, Brian (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation examines how writers helped scientists and engineers transform “efficiency” from a mathematical tool for assessing machine performance to an organizing principle for society. Historians and literary ...