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    • Beyond resistance: Gender, performance, and fannish practice in digital culture 

      Hampton, Darlene Rose, 1976- (University of Oregon, 2010-12)
      Although the web appears to be a welcoming space for women, online spaces--like offline spaces--are rendered female through associations with the personal/private, embodiment, or an emphasis on intimacy. As such, these ...
    • Falling Out of the Closet: Kevin Smith, Queerness, and Independent Film 

      Soles, Carter Michael (University of Oregon, 2008-09)
      My dissertation argues that the film comedies of Kevin Smith, through their willingness to depict and verbalize gender-bending, queer desire, and deviant sexual practices, exemplify the role independent "slacker" cinema ...
    • 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 rake's progress: Masculinities on stage and screen 

      Wardell, Kathryn Brenna (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      My dissertation analyzes the rake, the libertine male, a figure whose liminal masculinity and transgressive appetites work both to stabilize and unsettle hegemony in the texts in which he appears. The rake may seem no more ...