Recent Dissertation Titles

“Avant-Garde” to “Experimental”: Reading Poetry After the 1960s
Keegan Finberg, 2015

Figures of Voice in Early Modern Europe
Ariane Helou, 2015

Figuring Futures:  Early Asian American Mixed-Race Literature
Melissa Poulsen, 2015

The Texte-Fleuve and Infinity:  The Play of Finitude and Endlessness in Proust, Woolf, and the Open World Video Game
Sophie Rollins, 2015

Wetland Americas:  Mapping a Literary History of New Orleans
Matthew Suazo, 2015

The (Dis)Unity of the Western Modern Project
Shawna Vesco, 2015

"Bound--a Trouble--": Emily Dickinson and the Archive
Jessica Jeanne Beard, 2014

"Making to Taste: Culinary Experimentalism in Asian Pacific American Culture”
Stephanie Hedy Chan, 2014

Disaster in Nineteenth-Century England and France: A Literary and Cultural History
Brian Emmett Malone, 2014

Minding "Our Cicero": Nineteenth-Century African-American Women's Rhetoric and the Classical Tradition
Heidi Elizabeth Morse, 2014

Proprioception and the Poetics of Architectonic Perspectives
Eireene Nealand, 2014

Continuity and Change:  Experimental Women's Writing and the Epic Tradition
Andrea Marie Quaid, 2014

Blood Wings: Feeling War in the Twenty-First Century
Brenda Samantha Sanfilippo, 2014

Beyond Completion: Towards a Genealogy of Unfinishable Novels
James Ramsey Wallen, 2014

The Pacific Wake: Literature, Culture, and History at Sea in the Era of Japanese-American Sea Power
Timothy Jitsuo Yamamura, 2014

Alaskan Ecologies: The Politics and Poetics of Northern Literary Environments
Allison Katherine Athens, 2013

The Youth of the Nation: The Space-Time of Adolescence in the Turn of the Century United States
Albert Pinckney Connelly, 2013

Secret Histories/Impossible Objects: Towards a Hemispheric Poetics of Twentieth-Century Long Poems
Juliana I. Leslie, 2013

The Testimonial World: Affect and Ethics in Latin American Literature and Film (1969-1991)
Cora Starker Gorman Malone, 2013

Poetics of Affect
Laurel Peacock, 2013

Translating the Mexican Revolution: Comparative American Studies and the U.S./Mexican Borderlands
Benjamin Alexander Spanbock, 2013

The Other Red Desert: Communism, Cinema, and Repetition in the Long '70s
Evan Calder Williams, 2013

Hearts of Darkness: Race and Urban Epistemology in American Noir
Bonnie Rhee Andryeyev, 2012

Beat subterranean:  Tactics of Assemblage and Worldmaking in Beat Generation Writing
James Michael Fazzino, 2012

Entangled Roots: Race, Historical Literature, and Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century Americas
Thomas Francis Genova, 2012

"The Mechanisms. Light and Miraculous:"  The Convivial Bicycle in Literature and Film
J. Josh Guevara, 2012

Cosmopolis Now Urban Narratives in the Age of Global Migration
Jin Suh Jirn, 2012

"Calling the Magician": The Metamorphic Indo-Caribbean
Aliyah Ryhaan Khan, 2012

The Hardboiled and the Haunted: Race, Masculinity, and the Asian American Detective
Calvin Lee McMillin, 2012

The Comparative Geographies of Servitude: Servitude, Slavery, and Ideology in the 17th-and 18th-Century Anglo-American Atlantic
Laura Elizabeth Martin, 2012

Conjuring Freedom: Reconstructions and Revisions of Neo-Slave Narratives
Christine Lupo Montgomery, 2012

Fleshly Embodiments: Early Modern Monsters, Victorian Freaks, and Twentieth-Century Affective Spectatorship
Sara S. Orning, 2012

Dickens and Darwin
Nirshan Rex-Boniface Perera, 2012

Merging Skins: A Phenomenological and Social Account of Touch in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century
Prema Purigali Prabhaker, 2012

The Shores of US Empire:  Islands and Geographies of Historical Struggle in the Literary Imagination
Emily Ann Scheese, 2012

Articulating Agency: Women in Shakespeare's History Plays
Emily Anna Sloan-Pace, 2012

Naturalizing Modernism: Literary Naturalist Obscenities in the Times of Modernism
Erik M. Bachman, 2011

Recycling Cuban Nationalism: 1898-1989
Virginia Rebecca Benitez, 2011

Some Versions of Menippea
Harold Christian Blood, 2011

Circling the Square: Publicness and the Transformations of the Modernist Performative Artifact
Kelly Anne Brown, 2011

Military Reading and Modern American Narrative
Stephen Douglass Carter, 2011

Indigenous Articulations of Identity and Island Place in Contemporary Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi Literatures
Dina El Dessouky, 2011

Literature and Oppositional Culture in Late Capitalism
Johanna Lynn Isaacson, 2011

The Experience of Class, Struggle and Warfare in Filipino American Novels
Sherwin F. Mendoza, 2011

Sexuality and the Space of the Room: Figurations of the Room in Modernist French and British Novels
Christina Lee Stevenson, 2011

Post-Western: Postmodern Fictions of the U.S. West
Jacob J. Thomas, 2011

“If words be made of breath”: Inspiration, book-making, and the Renaissance lyric
Michael Gregory Ursell, 2011

The Value of Storytelling: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and the Business of Novel-writing in the Nineteenth Century
Jon Michael Varese, 2011