This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Humanities, 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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The queer child and haut bourgeois domesticity : Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt., Jessica Cresseveur

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9/11 memorials : contested memory, competing narratives, and healing., Jennifer A. Fraley

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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William Faulkner and alcoholism : distilling facts and fictions., Quintin Thomas Chipley 1956-

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Youth graffiti vandalism : liminal perspectives in the light of masculinity, social contract theory and transformative process., Alton C. Frabetti

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The tools of one-handed Zen : Hakuin Ekaku's technological and artistic charisma., Brandon James Harwood 1982-

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Building castles in the air : a discussion of the architectonic language of thought and the limits of postmodernism., Monica Krupinski

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The being of art and the art of being : hermeneutic ontology in Gadamer and Woolf., Adam Noland, 1983-

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The pedagogy of medical humanities : using literature and the visual arts to help future caregivers maintain their compassion and resilience., Lisa Higgins Shugoll

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Dramatizing trauma in resistance to post-colonial hegemonic culture : a magic(al) realist reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Love and Frida Kahlo's selected paintings., FENG Yi, 1980-

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Critical thinking structures for business ethics., Brian G. Barnes

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"They had no key that would fit my mouth" : women's struggles with cultural constructions of madness in Victorian and modern England and America., Leslie Ann Harper

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A magical country : stories from Appalachia., James Eric Leary 1977-

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An analysis of the Creation Museum : hermeneutics, language, and information theory., Steven Mark Watkins 1968-

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The rise of Bulgarian nationalism and Russia's influence upon it., Lin Wenshuang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The feeling of faith : a Thomistic account of religious emotions., John K. Dryden 1976-

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Cultural interpretations of Socratic and Confucian education philosophy., Wang Heng

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Godard and Nietzsche : a case for filmosophy., Andrew Ronald Jones 1985-

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The four others in I. Kadare's works : a study of the Albanian national identity., Jing Ke

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A paradox of American tragedy : Long day's journey into night and the problem of negative emotion in theatrical performance., Jeremy Killian

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The historical and cultural meanings of American music lyrics from the Vietnam War., Erin Ruth McCoy

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Strange fruit : an examination and comparison of themes in the anti-lynching dramas of black and white women authors of the early twentieth-century, 1916-1936., Anna Jo Paul

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The autodidact : Constantine Samuel Rafinesque and the limits of the posthumanities., Elijah Pritchett

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The art of natality : Virginia Woolf's and Kathe Kollwitz's aesthetics of becoming., Jennifer Brooke Goldberg 1973-

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Fusheng liu ji : gaps, literati identity, and meaning of artistic creation., Hong Huang 1961-

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The foundational structures behind Star Wars., Aaron Nusz 1979-

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Narrative of modern Chinese masculinity in Ha Jin's fiction., Lezhou Su

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Consumer culture, material desires, and images of women in American novels and art at the turn of the 20th century., Janna S. Tajibaeva

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A Sartrean reading of American artists : Walker Percy, Edward Hopper, and Mike Nichols 1940-1970., Zhenping Wang 1963-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Priest, prophet, pilgrim : types and distortions of spiritual vocation in the fiction of Wendell Berry and Cormac McCarthy., Todd Edmondson

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That terrifying center : poetry, language, and embodied subjectivities., Yalonda J. D. Green 1980-

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Embodied consciousness in non-fiction illness narratives : a phenomenological-sociological approach., Kathryn A. Jacobi

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Working class in British films 1950s-2000s : identity, culture, and ideology., Tongyun Shi 1961-

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(An)other gender : a cross-cultural analysis of war-torn France and Great Britain in which Simone de Beauvoir and Virginia Woolf redefine "woman"., Anna Stamp 1979-

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Seeking a spiritual home for women : a comparative study of Chen Ran's and Amy Tan's fictions., Jing He 1979-

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The content and critical metaphor analysis of illustrated print advertisements in China., Chun Jiang

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Freedom in middle French Enlightenment : interpreted through a picturesque garden., Ning Jia 1977-

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The social and cultural constructions of the self-identity of white American corporate businesswomen in historiography, literature, and popular culture (1963-1985)., Qin Ma 1974-

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Female Gothic, Chinese and American styles : Zhang Ailing's Chuanqi in comparison with stories by Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers., Zuqiong Caroline Ma 1980-

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From Edmund Husserl's Image consciousness to Maurice Merleau-Ponty's flesh and chiasm: the phenomenological essence of image., Sara J. Northerner

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A manifestation of all life : intersections of virtue ethics, philosophy of emotion, and philosophy of literature., Derek Lee Penwell 1965-

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Messianic light : utopian discourse in the work of Theodor W. Adorno, Luce Irigaray and Giorgio Agamben., Heather Anne Thiessen 1956-

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More real than real : an anthropological and phenomenological exploration of imagistic sacred space in the contemporary elegy and fine art photograph., Amy Liann Tudor 1968-

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Friedrich Schiller's play : a theory of human nature in the context of the eighteenth-century study of life., Susan M. Bentley

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Hong Kong's cultural identity reflected in Jackie Chan's films., Yajuan Ding 1969-

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Faery and the Beast., Abigail Heiniger 1985-

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The consciousness of damnation : A hermeneutical phenomenology of the fall of the self in Matthew Lewis's "The Monk"., Becky Lee Meadows

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The concept of peace : tracing its development through three historical periods in the west using artistic and literacy evidence., Allan Berry McGuffey 1952-

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The problem of religious diversity : a study and critique of the philosophy of John Hick., John K. Dryden 1976-

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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A symbol for transcendence : the human figure in the visual arts as a symbol of psychological wholeness as related to the archetype of divine androgyny and the reconciliation of the anima-animus., Mason Cowell

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Enlightenment, education and entertainment : a study of the Chautauqua movement in Kentucky., Judith J. Phillips 1944-

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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John Donne's use of numbers., Paula Yuhr Lincoln

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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Freedom in Heidegger., John Duffy Trager 1937-