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    • Canon and corpus: The making of American poetry 

      Upton, Corbett Earl, 1970- (University of Oregon, 2010-12)
      This dissertation argues that certain iconic poems have shaped the canon of American poetry. Not merely "canonical" in the usual sense, iconic poems enjoy a special cultural sanction and influence; they have become discourses ...
    • Second nature: Literature, capital and the built environment, 1848--1938 

      Sipley, Tristan Hardy, 1980- (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      This dissertation examines transatlantic, and especially American, literary responses to urban and industrial change from the 1840s through the 1930s. It combines cultural materialist theory with environmental history in ...