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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Celtic Water Hags, Violent Children, and Wild Men: Reexamining the Syncretic Nature of Beowulf, James L. Baugher

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Transmutations of Ophelia's "Melodious Lay", Danielle Byington

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The Establishment and Development of the Mockingbird as the Nightingale’s “American Rival”, Gabe Cameron

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The Unkindness of Strangers: Exploring Success and Isolation in the Dramatic Works of Tennessee Williams, Chelsea Nicole Gilbert

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Projecting Culture Through Literary Exportation: How Imitation in Scandinavian Crime Fiction Reveals Regional Mores, Bradley Hartsell

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Composing the Postmodern Self in Three Works of 1980s British Literature, Jonathan Hill

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Only the Earth Remains: Exploring the Machine in Selected Lyric Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, Mark Hutton

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Young Adult Literature and Empathy in Appalachian Adolescents, Kelsey R. Kiser

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"Some Things Grew No Less With Time:" Tracing ATU 510B from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century, Rachel L. Maynard

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Get Thee to a Nunnery: Unruly Women and Christianity in Medieval Europe, Sarah E. Wolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews, and The Canterbury Tales: Parallels in the Comic Genius of Henry Fielding and Geoffrey Chaucer, Zachary A. Canter

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Virginia Woolf’s Fictional Biographies, Orlando and Flush, as Prefigures of Postmodernism, Jacob C. Castle

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Keats and America: Attitudes and Appropriations, Jessica Hall

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Reconciling the Past in Octavia Butler's Kindred, Haley V. Manis

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New Appalachians of the Twenty-First Century: Reinventing Metanarratives and Master-Images of Southern Appalachian Literature, Kelsey Alannah Solomon

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Themes of Self-Laceration Towards a Modicum of Control in Nineteenth Century Russia as Expressed by Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov, Jonathan Ball

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Functional and Stylistic Features of Sports Announcer Talk: A Discourse Analysis of the Register of Major League Soccer Television Broadcasts, Marco Balzer-Siber

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Jess's Search for an Understanding of Truth in Fred Chappell's Kirkman Tetralogy, Alex L. Blumenstock

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The Lawrentian Woman: Monsters in the Margins of 20th-Century British Literature, Dusty A. Brice

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Southerner as Other: Exploring Regional Identity through the Southern Vampire, Lauren N. Fowler

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Re-Construction Through Fragmentation: A Cosmodern Reading of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Beth Katherine Miller

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Redefining the Unrepentant Prostitute in Victorian Poetry, Marijana Stojkovic

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Encounters with the American Prairie: Realism, Idealism, and the Search for the Authentic Plains in the Nineteenth Century, Jacob L. Vines

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Other: Poems, Catherine Pritchard Childress

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“Between the Dream and Reality”: Divination in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy, Robert A. Kottage

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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“To Make Myself for a Person”: The Bildungsroman in Modern Jewish-American Literature, Kari Lynn Keeling

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Translational Wit: Seventeenth-Century Literary Translations of Selections from Ovid’s Heroides, Sean I. Levenson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Digital Folklore Project: Tracking the Oral Tradition on the World Wide Web., Jasen Bacon

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The Rage of the Wolf: Metamorphosis and Identity in Medieval Werewolf Tales., Jessica Lynne Bettini

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The Excursion: A Screenplay Adaptation of Francis Brooke’s The Excursion., Jennifer Sim Daniel

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Communicative Language Teaching in Current Chinese Colleges and Universities., Xiaorong Li

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Black and White on Black: Whiteness and Masculinity in the Works of Three Australian Writers - Thomas Keneally, Colin Thiele, and Patrick White., Matthew Israel Byrge

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Fatherhood and Fatherland in Chimamanda Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus"., Audrey D. Peters

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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POW/MIC: Prisoners of Words/Missing in Canon: Liberating the Neglected British War Poets of The Great War., Larry T. French

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Replacing the Priest: Tradition, Politics, and Religion in Early Modern Irish Drama., Leslie Ann Valley

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Evolution of Feminine Loyalty Trends in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Appalachian Literature., Candace Jean Daniel

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On the Road from Melville to Postmodernism: The Case for Kerouac's Canonization., Jeffrey Warren King

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Adolescent Rebellion against Panoptical Society: A Foucauldian Analysis of Adolescent Development in Contemporary Young Adult Novels., Clarissa Elizabeth Allen

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Hearing Adam: Gender Relationships in the Short Fiction of Caroline Gordon., Linda Elaine Hipple

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Trophies or Treasures: The Burden of Choice for Mothers, Wives, and Daughters in Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Bostonians., Melissa C. Huisman

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Double the Novels, Half the Recognition: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Contribution to the Evolution of the Victorian Novel., Lori Elizabeth Baker

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The Narrative Lens: Understanding Eudora Welty's Fiction through Her Photography., Brandon Clarke Ballentine

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Reviving the Subject: A Feminist Argument for Mimesis in Literature., Messina Lyle

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Opium., Donald John Marotta

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Articulation as an Act of Futility: A Deconstructive Exploration of Textual Articulation as It Functions within a First-Person Narrative Structure., Wilson Wright Onstott

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A Psychological Literary Critique from a Jungian Perspective of E. M. Forster's A Passage to India., David W. Elliott

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Trapped in Bluebeard's Chamber: Rose Terry Cooke and Nineteenth-Century "Desperate Housewives.", Bridget Renee Garland

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Two from the Underworld: Short Fiction., Stephen Glass

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Creating the Appalachian Woman: An Anthology of Appalachian Women Writers, 1865-1884., Julie Elizabeth Hale

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Indefinite Ethnicity in Fact and Fiction: "Invisible Color" or "Honkified Meanderings"?, Anita Louise Hughes

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The Appalachian Other: Struggles of Familial and Cultural Assimilation in Fred Chappell's Kirkman Tetralogy., Abbey Mabe

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Social Disruption in the Gothic Novels of Horace Walpole, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Jane Austen., Lia Criselda Lim Pun-Chuen

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Images and Voices from the Cumberland Mountains: Surface Coal Mining and the Evolution of Appalshop's Documentary Activism., Katherine Elisabeth Schram

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The Force is with You: Dylan Thomas's Force as it Exists in His Poetry and Drama., Josh Archer

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The Meaning of the Moment: A Collection of Short Stories., Jonathan David Benton

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Confronting Manhood: The Struggle of Male Characters in the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines., Katie Fay

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Coming Home, Staying Put, and Learning to Fiddle: Heroism and Place in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain., Heather Rhea Gilreath

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Power and Perfection in Karen Finley's The Constant State of Desire: Creating a New Discourse., Melissa D. Greenwood

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The Fountainhead: The Evolving Roles of the Heroic Code into the Antiheroic Mode., Erin Hogshead

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Growing Up Faulkner: Coming of Age, Identity, and Parental Responsibility in Three Faulkner Families., Heather Marie Hoover

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Sexuality and Power in Elizabeth Inchbald's A Simple Story., Michelle Martini

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An Application of Contemporary Technical Writing Standards to Benjamin Franklin's Works., Edward Robert Milhorn

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Social Influences on the Female in the Novels of Thomas Hardy., Jessica D. Notgrass

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Wrestling with Father Shakespeare: Contemporary Revisions of King Lear and The Tempest., Erin Melinda Denise Presley

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Theological Dualism in the Poetry of George Herbert., Carolyn Elizabeth Woodruff

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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"And Gladly Wolde He Teche": Chaucer's Use of Source Materials in the "Clerk's Tale.", Robert R. Brandon II

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Breaking the Bonds of Silence: The Immigrant Experience in Magical Realist Novels of Katherine Vaz and Chitra Divakaruni., Hillary Dawn Hester

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The Story is Everything: The Path to Renewal in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony., Tracy Y. Kilgore

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Southern Star., Shanda Schrae Miller

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Hopelessness and Despair: Alienation and Oppression in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers., Stacey Reece

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History and Ambiguity: Graham Greene's The Third Man and The Quiet American in Print and on Screen., Valentina Reshetova

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Imprisoned and Empowered: The Women of Edith Wharton's Supernatural Fiction., Tonya Faye Stansberry

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Gospel According to Bristol: The Life, Music, and Ministry of Ernest Phipps., Brandon H. Story

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John Fox Jr.'s Commentary on the Roles of Women in the Progressive Era., Heather Mac Sykes

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Writing as Conversation: The Importance of Communication in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy., Christie Dawn Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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White Knowledge and the Cauldron of Story: The Use of Allusion in Terry Pratchett's Discworld., William Thomas Abbott

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An Investigation into the Current Status of the Paradigm Shift in Technical Writing Textbook Pedagogy., Terre D.M. Byrd

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Merry-Go-Round., Lydia Allois Carter

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The Detrimental Effects of Organized Religion on Women in Lee Smith's Fiction., Jennifer Renee Collins

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Creating a New Genre: Mary Rowlandson and Hher Narrative of Indian Captivity., Rachel Bailey De Luise

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Completing the Circle: A Study of the Archetypal Male and Female in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter., Kathy H. Hallenbeck

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"In Death Thy Life is Found": An Examination of the Forgotten Poetry of Margaret Fuller., Staci E. Lewis

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"Love is Lak de Sea": Figurative Language in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God., Kalina Saraiva de Lima

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Ishmael: The Dissolution of a Romantic and the Emergence of a Poet., Allison M. Pepper

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Connecting to the Feminine and to the Inner Self in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs., Misty D. Powers

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Don't Put Your Shoes on the Bed: A Moral Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird., MitziAnn Stiltner

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Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachian Fiction., Catherine Benson Strain

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Waiting for Mary Jane: A Collection of Modern Appalachian Short Stories in the Joycean Tradition., Lorie Ann Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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God in the Darkness: Mysticism and Paradox in the Poetry of George Herbert and Henry Vaughan., Elizabeth Anne Acker

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Historical Linguistic Analysis of Traditional English Christmas Carols., Tami Lynn Baker

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Weaving Accessibility and Art in Marilou Awiakta's Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom., James David Basinger

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Eliza Haywood's Feigning Femmes Fatale: Desirous and Deceptive Women in "Fantomina," Love in Excess, and The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless., Emily Kathryn Booth

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Electronic Books: An Overview of the First Two Generations., Todd O. Doman

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Isaac Bashevis Singer: Speak English, Think Yiddish-- Adaptation versus Assimilation., Susan L. Gardberg

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Maternal Shadows and Colonial Ghosts in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John., Sandra Walton Gillespie

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"'Tis Hard to Dance with One Shoe": The Failure of the Fathers in Walker's The Color Purple and McCourt's Angela's Ashes., Gwendolyn Nicole Hale

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The Dilemma of Woolf's Androgyny: A Close Look at Androgyny in A Room of One's Own and Orlando., Crystal Gail Holman

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Maternal Misogyny: Absent Mothers in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature., Jessica Horn

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Pop Culture and Protofeminism: The Novels of Jacqueline Susann and the Second Wave of the Women's Movement., Heather N. Jett

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From Arcadia to Heroism: The Progression of the Protagonists in Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall, A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited., Tammy J. McInturff