Recent PhD Dissertations
Coogan, Sarah (August 2020), “Chosen Homelands: Nostalgia and National Identity in the British and Irish Modernist Epic”
Davidheiser, Jeremy (August 2020), “Heroic Masculinity and the Problem of Violence in British Political Fiction, 1790-1850”
Fink, Ala (August 2020), "Re-Forming Rightounessess: Milton's Hebraic Poetics"
Green, Danielle (August 2020), "Postal Forms in the Nineteenth-Century British Naturalist Novel"
Zimmern, Arnaud (August 2020), “Promising Panaceas in Early Modern English Literature”
Conlan, John (May 2020), "Altered States: Biopolitics and Precarious Life in Flann O'Brien and James Joyce"
Miller, Jay (May 2020), "Quaker Literary Agrarianism in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800"
Smith, Caitlin (May 2020), "Forms of Skepticism: Literary Performances of Doubt from Jonathan Edwards to Herman Melville"
Fahey, Richard (January 2020), "Enigmatic Design and Psychomachic Monstrosity in Beowulf"
Housley, Marjorie (August 2019), "Queer Time & the Ethics of Emotion in Medieval North Atlantic Heroic Literature"
Lewis, Eric Alan (August 2019), "Antagonistic Reading: Metalepsis and the Intrusive Reader"
Schepers, Jacob (August 2019), "Making Do: Towards a Poetics of Limit Through Technological and Embodied Means"
Bohne, Amanda (May 2019), "Managing Death: Women's Networks of Private and Civic Responsibility in Medieval England"
McMillan, Margaret (May 2019), "I Improve this Opportunity to Write to You: Hawaiian Writers to American Readers in the Nineteenth Century."
Simpson, Meagan (May 2019), "Fictionalizing Adam and Eve in Nineteenth-Century British Literature"
Snyder, Jillian (May 2019), "Sincere Performances: The Affective Scripts of the Pulpit and Stage in Post-Reformation England"
Soto, Cesar (May 2019), "Religion and Revolution in a Transatlantic Frame: The Cases of English, Irish, and Mexican Literature (1789-1832)"
Winsor, Nicole (January 2018), "In the Wake of Revival and Revolution, 1915-2005: Postcolonial Modernist Theatre and Performance in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand"
Ensley, Mimi (January 2018), "Re-forming the Past: The Medieval Romance Book as a Dynamic Site of Memory."
Gardner, Tyler Duane (July 2018), "Writing Reality: The Master Chord and Wider Views in Antebellum America"
MacDonald, Leanne (July 2018), "Transcending Boundaries: Non-Binary Gender in Old and Middle English Saints’ Lives"
Harrington, Marjorie (January 2018), "Bilingual Form: Paired Translations of Latin and Vernacular Poetry, c. 1250-1350"
Prendergast, Finola (January 2018), "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Moral Philosophy in Contemporary U.S. Literature"
Hernandez, Aleksandra (July 2017), "Patterns of Experience: Pragmatism, Perception, and Cultural Cognition in Modern American Literature"
Hershman, Emily (July 2017), "The Deadliest Century: Gender and Modernism in the Age of Total Warfare, 1895-1981"
Wharton, Jill (June 2017), "Dislocated Modernities: The Paradox of the Plantation in Twentieth-Century Irish and American Fiction"
Machulak, Erica (April 2017), "Knowing in Context: Distinguishing the Learned for the "Lewed" in Middle English Literature"
McCoul, Melissa (April 2017), "Come Play with Me: Theorizing Child's Play, Narrative World-Building and Imaginative Embodiment in Literature, 1749-1911."
Murphy, Daniel (April 2017), '"The Technics of Realism: Media and Social Reportage in Narrative Art After 1965."
Milberger, Kurt (April 2017), "The Beasts' Progress: Animals in the British Religious Imagination, 1640-1800."
Santin, Bryan (April 2017), "Imagining the American Right: Postwar Fiction, Race, and the Rise of Modern Conservatism, 1945-2005"
Duncan, Joel (August 2016), "The Song in the Machine: Organic Forms of American Poetry"
VanHoozer, Emma (July 2016), "Problems in Poetics: Robert Creeley in Poetry and in Practice"
Khokhlov, Semyon (July 2016), "Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, and the Modernist Loss of Autonomy"
Murphy, Robinson (July 2016), "Castration Desire: Less Is More in Global Anglophone Literature"
Klein, Andrew (June 2016), " Along English Borders: Imagining Transnational English Identity in the Premodern World, 1200-1500"
Ransom, Emily (June 2016), "Redeeming Complaint in Tudor and Stuart Devotional Lyric"
Matos, Angel (April 2016), "Feeling Infinite: Affect, Genre, and Narrative in Young Adult Queer Literature"