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"Dedly synne er domesday shal fordoon hem alle" : exploring the seven deadly sins through medieval personification allegory (thesis)
In Chapter 1, I will explore the nature of personification allegory in general before turning to Langland's application of personification allegory in Passus V of Piers Plowman. What I find is that Langland's Deadly Sins ...
The Story of the Storyteller: The Ruined Cottage and the Arc of Wordsworth's Poetic Career (thesis)
The Ruined Cottage, as we read it in anthologies today, is the tragic story of a young country woman who spends the final decade of her life slowly wasting away, tortured by the enduring hope that one day her husband will ...
What Tiresias has missed : prophecy in James Joyce's Ulysses (thesis)
I started the project by attempting to compare and contrast Ulysses and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The topic that interests me the most is both works in relation to prophecy and Tiresias in Greek mythology. But after a ...
Socialism in Early 20th Century American Literature (thesis)
. . . But I needed to know more in order to understand why someone who called himself a communist or a socialist would turn on friends and neighbors who called themselves something else. So I set out to discover what ...
"A Language Without Words": Ireland Reimagined in the Plays of Brian Friel (thesis)
In the following chapters, I will introduce two of Brian Friel’s most beloved plays, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa, focusing particularly on the playwright’s use of different “languages” and his emphasis on the ...
"Dangerously Brainy" Women and their Male Editors (thesis)
The decision to write on Anne Bradstreet, Mary Shelley, and Sylvia Plath cannot be abstracted from their gender. In the beginning of my thesis process, I was captivated by the question of how male editors affect the works ...
Salvation, Perdition, and Redemption: The Genre of King Lear and His Three Daughters (thesis)
In changing the ending of the play, then, Shakespeare was rewriting history in a bold fashion. This is not merely a question of characterization, like Richard III, or condensation for dramatic purposes, like Macbeth, but ...
I Don't Know How to Tell You (thesis)
My own project is multimedia, making use of prose, poetry, prose poetry, handwriting, images, and more. As it developed, I pushed myself to experiment, to discover the many ways a story can be told. It begins with general ...
A calling-home (thesis)