English Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of English, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Semantic Shift in Old English and Old Saxon Identity Terms, David A. Carlton

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Criminal Masculinities and the Newgate Novel, Taylor R. Richardson

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Everywhere, Animals Appear: Species, Race, and the State in Literature from the Raj to Global India, Jason Sandhar

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Antichrist in the Shadows: Biblical Allusion in Richard III and Macbeth, Curtis J. Simpson

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Georgic Political Economy: Emergent Forms of Order and Liberal Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century British Poetry, Jonathan Stillman

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Agnotologies of Modernism: Knowing the Unknown in Lewis, Woolf, Pound, and Joyce, Jeremy Colangelo

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Species Panic: Interspecies Erotics in Post-1900 American Literature, David Huebert

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Unread: The (Un)published Texts of Romanticism, Marc D. Mazur

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Narrative Immunities: The Logic of Infection and Defense in American Speculative Fiction, Riley R. McDonald

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Buddhism in Progress: Ecstasy, Eternity, and Zen Sickness in the English Romantics, Logan M. Rohde

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Romantic Metasubjectivity: Rethinking the Romantic Subject Through Schelling and Jung, Gord Barentsen

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The Hermetic Enigma of a Protean Poet: Gnosis and the Puritanical Error in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis, Luke Jennings

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Literary Language Revitalization: nêhiyawêwin, Indigenous Poetics, and Indigenous Languages in Canada, Emily L. Kring

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The Unknown Soldier in the 21st Century: War Commemoration in Contemporary Canadian Cultural Production, Andrew Edward Lubowitz

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Islam's Low Mutterings at High Tide: Enslaved African Muslims in American Literature, Zeinab McHeimech

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Appearing Live: Spectatorship, Affect, and Liveness in Contemporary British Performance, Meghan O'Hara

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Spaces of Collapse: Psychological Deterioration, Subjectivity, and Spatiality in American Narratives, Andrew Papaspyrou

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No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’s Mediation of Social Issues in Selected Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, and Isabella Bird Bishop, Christine Penhale

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Waiting for God: John Milton’s Millenarianism Reconsidered, Rainerio George Ramos

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Terrorism, Islamization, and Human Rights: How Post 9/11 Pakistani English Literature Speaks to the World, Shazia Sadaf

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Crossing the Line: Censorship, Borders, and the Queer Poetics of Disclosure in English-Canadian Writing, 1967-2000, Kevin T. Shaw

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Imagining the Unimagined Metropolis: Privilege, Liminality, and Peripheral Communities in the Contemporary Urban Situation, Colton R. Sherman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Rhetorical Ductus in Chaucerian Ekphrasis, Emily Laura Pez

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"The Sense of An Ending": The Destabilizing Effect of Performance Closure in Shakespeare's Plays, Megan Lynn Selinger

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Of the Last Verses in the Book: Old Age, Caregiving, and Early Modern Literature, Emily M. Sugerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Reading the Canadian Battlefield at Quebec, Queenston, Batoche, and Vimy, Rebecca Campbell

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Turning to Food: Religious Contact and Conversion in Early Modern Drama, Fatima F. Ebrahim

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Reading Boredom in Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Christina Rossetti, Rebekah Ann Lamb

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Creating Difference: The Legal Production of Race in American Slavery, Shaun N. Ramdin

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About Telling: Ghosts and Hauntings in Contemporary Drama and Poetry, Leif Erik Schenstead-Harris

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The Aesthetics of Romantic Hellenism, Derek Shank

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Luminous Detail: The Evolution of Ezra Pound's Linguistic and Aesthetic Theories from 1910-1915, John J. Allaster

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"Rank Corpuscles": Soil and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Representations, Nina Patricia Budabin McQuown

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The Romantic Posthuman and Posthumanities, Elizabeth Effinger

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Transnational Conversations: The New Yorker and Canadian Short Story Writers, Nadine Fladd

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The Book Beautiful: Aestheticism, Materiality, and Queer Books, Frederick D. King

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Graphic Drama: Reading Shakespeare in the Comics Medium, Russell H. McConnell

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Diffuse Connections: Making Sense of Smell in Canadian Diasporic Women's Writing, Stephanie Oliver

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“Companions of the Flame”: Concealment and Revelation in H.D.’s Trilogy, Cam Riddell

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Dirty Modernism: Ecological Objects in American Poetry, Michael D. Sloane

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EECOLOGY: (pata)physical taoism in e. e. cummings’s poetry, Nathan B. TeBokkel

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Fatal Attraction: The Fetishized Image of the Fatal Woman as Gothic Double, Margaret Anne Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Storied Truths: Contemporary Canadian and Indigenous Childhood Trauma Narratives, Michelle Coupal

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Feeling With Imagination: Sympathy and Postwar American Poetry, Timothy A. DeJong

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After Dark: Reading Canadian Literature in a Light-Polluted Age, David S. Hickey

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Dark Sympathy: Desiring the Other in Godwin, Coleridge, and Shelley, Jeffrey T. King

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Strata, Soma, Psyche: Narrative and the Imagination in the Nineteenth-Century Science of Lyell, Darwin, and Freud, Pascale M. Manning

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Uncommon Ecology: Reading the Romantic Oikos, Shalon Noble

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"Radiant Imperfection": The Interconnected Writing Lives of Robert Bringhurst, Dennis Lee, Tim Lilburn, Don McKay, and Jan Zwicky, Kostantina Northrup

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Preposterous America: The Language of Inversion in Thoreau, Melville, and Hawthorne, Rasmus R. Simonsen

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Metaphor and Metanoia: Linguistic Transfer and Cognitive Transformation in British and Irish Modernism, Andrew C. Wenaus

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Hazardous Experiments: The Elusive Prefaces of William Godwin, Mary Hays, William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jeffrey W. Miles

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Architectures of the Veil: The Representation of the Veil and Zenanas in Pakistani Feminists' Texts, Amber Fatima Riaz

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Miscegenation in the Marvelous: Race and Hybridity in the Fantasy Novels of Neil Gaiman and China Miéville, Nikolai Rodrigues

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Broken Passages and Broken Promises: Reconstructing the Komagata Maru and Air India Cases, Alia Rehana Somani

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Residues of the Cold War: Emergent Waste Consciousness in Postwar American Culture and Fiction, Thomas J. Barnes

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Biological Inheritance and the Social Order in Late-Victorian Fiction and Science, Sherrin Berezowsky

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Life Among the Machines: James Joyce's Ulysses and Early Twentieth-Century Technology, Patrick Casey

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Social Money: Literary Engagements with Economics in Early Modern English Drama, Myungjin Choi

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States of Insurgency: Dismemberment and Citizenship in the American 1848, David J. Drysdale

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Re-forging the smith: an interdisciplinary study of smithing motifs in Völuspá and Völundarkviða, Leif Einarson

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Touching Bodies/Bodies Touching: The Ethics of Touch in Victorian Literature (1860-1900), Ann M.C. Gagne

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Feeling Better: The Therapeutic Drug in Modernism, Philip Glennie

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Corporeal Returns: Theatrical Embodiment and Spectator Response in Early Modern Drama, Caroline R. Lamb

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Seeking the Self in Pigment and Pixels: Postmodernism, Art, and the Subject, Selma Purac

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Total Men!: Literature, Nationalism, and Mascuilinity in Early Canada, Aaron J. Schneider

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Alternative Be/longing: Modernity and Material Culture in Bengali Cinema, 1947-1975, Suvadip Sinha

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Graphomania: Composing Subjects in Late-Victorian Gothic Fiction and Technology, Gregory D. Brophy

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The Burdens of Body's Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Representations of the Body in William Morris's the Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858) and Algernon Swinburne's Poems, Thomas A. Steffler