This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of English, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Master Buddha & the jolly golly fun time gang., Todd Edward Evans

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"This machine kills fascists" : the public pedagogy of the American folk singer., Harley Ferris

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To my betas, endless chocolate frogs! : exploring the intersections of emotion, the body, and literacy in online fanfiction., Brittany Kelley

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"Clarity" and "The romantic Marvin Milkweed"., Adam Christopher Lippert

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Stories of single mothers : narrating the sociomaterial mechanisms of community literacy., Kathryn Elizabeth Perry

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New game+, Bobby Rich

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This sleep of reason., Brit Thompson

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The available means of imagination : personal narrative, public rhetoric, and circulation., Stephanie D. Weaver

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Amused teachers and public readers : empathy and derision in "student blooper" collections., Jessica Winck

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Language difference and expansive learning : negotiating concepts, contexts, and identities in writing-related transfer studies., Megan Jeanne Bardolph

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Doing time by conceiving space : the rhetorical cartographies of imprisoned writers., Benjamin Bogart

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“A polished, a practical, or a profound education” : (gendered) rhetorical literacies and higher learning in Louisville’s first free public high schools, 1856-1896., Amy Jean Lueck

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An unnamed God., Luke Cash Mansfield

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Mediation in literacy : language, technology, and modality., Hem Sharma Paudel

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A few good men and women : the rhetorical constitution of military personnel identity., Ashly Bender Smith

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Places in the polity of rhetoric : topoi, evolution, and the fragmentation of discourse., Benjamin James Bickel Wetherbee

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Hidden sites of 'first-year' composition : what do we mean when we say 'AP'? : the diversity of practices in AP English language and composition courses., Hollye Nicole Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Corn cantos., John E. Burgett 1967-

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Mobilizing modernist magazines : Peter Sloterdijk and the Transatlantic review., Daniel Lee Conrad

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Undoings : reversals and dissolutions of binaries in the narrative films of Peter Greenaway., Kristina Sue Bohleber Groves 1978-

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Yours, mine, and ours : confronting the originality burden through remix and intertextuality., Barrie Olson Harvey

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"My watch begins" : identification and procedural rhetoric on second screens and social networks., K. Shannon Howard

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Servants of my people first : an examination of the political literacies of the Black Liberation Front International (BLFI), 1969-1973., Joilynn Karega-Mason

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The language politics of doctoral studies in rhetoric and composition : toward a translingual revision of graduate education in the field., Carrie Byars Kilfoil

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Globalizing literacies and identities : translingual and transcultural literacy practices of Bhutanese refugees in the U.S., Tika R. Lamsal

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Prankster questionaire., Matthew Landan 1972-

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Composing college and career : mobility, complexity and agency at the nexus of high school, college and work., Brice Nordquist

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Transfer and the commodification of practice., Kenneth Andrew Smith

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The ethos of conspiracy argument : "character" as persuader in conspiracy rhetoric., Michael James Sobiech

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Pedagogy : reconsiderations and reorientations., John Vance

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Prompting discussion : writing prompts, habits of mind, and the shape of the writing classroom., William Matthew Wiles

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Competing conceptions of literacy : intersections in a dual-credit writing program., Caroline Wilkinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Translingualism in post-secondary writing and language instruction : negotiating language ideologies in policies and pedagogical practices., Nancy Bou Ayash

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"Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished" : mortality, sexuality and spirituality in the early modern period., Whitney L. Brown

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Our mess is more., Conyer Clayton

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Wine with pharaohs., Jean Fox DeMoisey 1974-

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Literacy and identity in popular and participatory culture., Laura A. Detmering

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Exploring the interaction of explicit, genre-based instruction with antecedent genres and student engagement., Jason Charles Dietz

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Ideologies of response in composition classrooms., Matt Dowell

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"Two machines similarly constructed" : humanity between apes and clones., Emily Regina Freund

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Before your eyes., Zachary Garrett Hardin

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From farmer to market : the rhetorical construction of farmers in the local food movement., Hannah Virginia Harrison

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The day of the Lord., Neil David James 1989-

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Numinous awakenings in The golden key., Trisha Anne Maclin 1989-

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The rhetoric of Africa : historical turns in constructing a continent, 1780-1890., Dexter Peck Mahaffey

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Navigating the field : an examination of rhetorical spaces in the Journal of sex research., Deanna McGaughey-Summers

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Consider David Foster Wallace, or reconsidering DFW : literary self-fashioning and slacker genius., Michael Franklin Miller

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Discursive affordances : police, transfer, and the performance of identity., Robert John Terry

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Transformations : material terms for writing on religion in composition classrooms., Mark Alan Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The incredible tale of Johanna, the blessed listener., Jared Andrew Beek 1986-

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Literacy by subscription: writing instruction in turn-of-the-century American periodicals., Alicia Brazeau

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Rifted paradise : poems., Josh English

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Happy death men., Jessica Marie Fletcher 1982-

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Investigating commenting formats and content in first year composition and the virtual writing center., Rebecca Hallman

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Rethinking human and nonhuman animal relations in J. M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello (2003)., Rodrigo Martini Paula

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"Lessons and exercises in polite literature" : the pedagogy and literature curriculum of Mother Columba Carroll, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth., Anna M. Powell

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From the "war on poverty" to Reagan's "new right," what's in a name? : the symbolic significance of the "welfare queen" in politics and public discourse., Kem Roper

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Ideological tensions, pedagogical gaps : multilingual engineering scholars' response to language variation in academic writing., Ghanashyam Sharma

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Historiography, disciplinarity, and the future(s) of composition., Lisa R. Arnold

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Noir ontology : existing in the fragmented spaces of Los Angeles., Jacob Andrew Goessling

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In the words of another : on the promises and paradoxes of rhetorics of empathy., Eric Wallace Leake 1980-

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The moonlight schools : adult literacy education in the age of Americanization., Samantha Hope NeCamp

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The name of the sandwich itself., Amanda Lee Phillips

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Writing out the storm : trauma and the work of composition., Scott L. Rogers

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Retrograde movements and the educational encounter : working-class adults in first-year composition., James Eric Romesburg

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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"Subject to change" : the composition course syllabus and intersections of authority, genre, and community., Christopher Michael Alexander 1976-

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Reading aloud in the writing center : a comparative analysis of three tutoring methods., Rebecca Ryan Block 1979-

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Rachel Carson and nature as resource, object and spirit : identification, consubstantiality, and multiple stakeholders in the environmental rhetoric of the conservation in action series., Cynthia E. Britt

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Insiders or outsiders? : the rhetoric of compromise in post-Reconstruction institutionally-sponsored African American literacy., Anne Lawson Whites Heintzman

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Cultivating our mosaic : understanding the language choices of Canadian immigrant students., Julia E. Kiernan

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Re-conceptualizing the Bible Belt : Southern spirituality in the novels of James Wilcox., Ashton Moats

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"Still I rise!" Public discourse surrounding the development of public schools for African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, 1862--1872., Michelle Bachelor Robinson

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Writing in/on the Borderlands : (basic) writers and the writing center., Allison Egnew Smith

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Queer tension : Le Teuer inside me., Nicholas Ryan Wood 1986-

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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In the wor(l)d but not of it : literacy practices of an Amish community in southeast Ohio., Tabetha Adkins

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"Metaphors we teach by": representations of disciplinary and teacherly identity., Stephen Edwin Neaderhiser 1978-

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Ultrakinetic features of anime texts: revisioning composition theory and exploring visual rhetoric pedagogy., Karen Ware 1973-

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Playing House., Tracey Bennett 1979-

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Multimodal and print composition : an examination of instructors and students transferring rhetorical knowledge in first-year composition., Sonya Compton Borton

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Breaking into the tutor's toolbox : an investigation into strategies used in writing center tutorials., Kate Brown

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Within walls., Melinda Floyd 1980-

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Literacy practices in a First Nations community : women writing culture., Alanna Frost

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Celtic subtleties : Brian Friel's appropriation of the O'Donnell clan., Leslie Anne Singel 1984-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Violence and horror : the anti-technology of subjectivity., Christopher William Curry 1973-

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Implicit response : instructor values and social class in the literacy narrative assignment., Kara Poe Alexander

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Ukiyo., Robert Ritchie 1981-

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Gary Snyder's idiosyncratic Buddhist poetics and the "razoredge"., David Gerhardt Thimme 1970-

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Positioning Guglielmo Marconi's wireless : a rhetorical analysis of an early twentieth-century technology., Aaron Antonio Toscano 1976-

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Rhetorics of globalism., Steven Nathaniel Wexler

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A local model of writing program assessment : fourteen community college faculty define and evaluate writing proficiency., Richard Anthony Butsch 1956-

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The Breakfast table., Allison Leigh Egnew 1980-

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Beguiling beginnings and dialectical salvaging : the presidential inaugural speech and African-American leaders' speeches., Jacqueline Elaine Brown

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Writing in the crossroads : examining first-year composition and creative writing., Leah Schweitzer 1973-

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A study of technological literacy in writing programs., Katherine V. Wills 1957-

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Patience : a play in two acts., Mary Rotella 1958-

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Frank O'Hara's oranges : poetry, painters and painting., Karen Ware 1973-

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Global coherence and the teaching of composition., Frank A. Davis 1953-

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Social warrants and classroom practices., Carol Mattingly 1945-

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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One Blake : the principles and method of visionary awakening in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Milton, and Jerusalem., Richard Lee Record

Theses/Dissertations from 1949

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An analysis of the methods used by John William De Forest in translating his personal war experiences into realistic fiction as shown in Miss Ravenel's conversion., Elizabeth Maxwell Bright 1923-2010