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Civilized Barbarism: Cannibalism and Rome in 'Coriolanus' and 'Titus Andronicus' (thesis)
Looking at text and performance, this thesis investigates how cannibalism shapes the identity of Rome in Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus. This thesis posits that both plays utilize cannibalistic diction to form their Roman ...
The Trope of the Tortured Genius: An Examination of 19th Century British and American Poetry (thesis)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the trope of the tortured genius in the transatlantic ninetieth century landscape. For the purposes of this paper, a genius is an individual or position that affords perspective, ...
A calling-home (thesis)
"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 ...
Shakespeare's folly : a methodology of fooling (thesis)
In Feste, Touchstone, and Lear's fool, we see the care Shakespeare bestowed on these characters. While neither particularly romantic nor overly dramatic figures, their role significantly aids the dramatic progression of ...
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 ...
The Modern Myth (thesis)
Altogether, the five pieces I created for this project reflect a yearlong journey into fairy tale and folklore. I have met witches and anthropomorphized bears on this journey, and discussed life and men with princesses and ...
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 ...
Ordinary sins (thesis)
Ordinary Sins is a collection of eight connected short stories, following the creation and the demise of a nuclear family. . . . Ultimately, I hope to capture what I think is a central facet of human behavior: For the most ...