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 2010

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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

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An analysis of Shelley's Hymn to intellectual beauty., Mona Belle Campbell

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The structure of Whitman's Song of myself., Jane Kinney Hill

Theses/Dissertations from 1948

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Kentucky autobiography and Kentucky culture., William F. Keirce

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Milton's religious attitude in Samson Agonistes., Milton Gerald Miller

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A study of Virginia Woolf., Virginia Powell Reid

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Shelley's God., Albert Stutzenberger

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Significant modern interpretations of Joan of Arc., Virginia Quarrier Wynn

Theses/Dissertations from 1947

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Tragic implications of man's frustration by society in three of Dreiser's novels., Susan Mae Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 1946

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The relationship of seventeenth century and twentieth century metaphysical poetry., Joseph E. Duncan 1921-1991

Theses/Dissertations from 1944

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Mutations of the Gothic romance., Sarah Virginia Rose

Theses/Dissertations from 1943

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Martha Finley's fiction for girls., Virginia Haggard Rost

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The Christmas story in American literature., Katharine Allyn See

Theses/Dissertations from 1942

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Waldo Frank's treatment of women., Mary Hodge Cox

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The treatment of adolescence in contemporary American literature., Goldie Mae Fertig

Theses/Dissertations from 1941

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The resolution of conflict in the fiction of D. H. Lawrence., William Sterett Bowmer

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Milton's thought on divorce., Annie Murray Ferry 1906-1973

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Bulwer-Lytton's place in the English drama of the middle Nineteenth Century., Martha Kennerly Gibson

Theses/Dissertations from 1940

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Elizabeth Madox Roberts : her interpretation of life, Andrew J. Beeler

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Noel Coward's contribution to the comedy of manners., Clara-Marie Doughtry

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Edmund Wilson's development as critic., W. E. Lensing

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An analysis and interpretation of Keats' Endymion., Lucie Lowry

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How effectual was Shelley? : a study in Shelley criticism., Harriet B. Salin

Theses/Dissertations from 1939

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The interpretation of the American Civil War in American fiction., Florence Murray Bailey

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Cale Young Rice : a study of his life and works., Jenny Rose Bere 1900-1987

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The treatment of the factory in English novels, 1830-1914., Clara Bell McLellan

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Basic philosophic themes in the drama of Eugene O'Neill., Nancy Mae Warren

Theses/Dissertations from 1938

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Joseph Altsheler : his contribution to American fiction for boys., Ona Belle Demaree 1898-1951

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The little theatre movement in Louisville., Fred J. Karem

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The activity program versus the traditional method of instruction at the second grade level., Ruth Marie Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 1937

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A guide to Hamlet criticism., Helen Moran

Theses/Dissertations from 1935

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Food and drink of Elizabethan England as reflected in the literature of the age., Elizabeth Frederick Baggerly 1901-1988

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The Elizabethan religious lyric., John Hines Drake 1891-1981

Theses/Dissertations from 1934

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Godwinian and Platonic doctrines in the poetry of Shelley., Elizabeth Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 1932

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The influence of Spenser's Irish residence on the Faerie queene., Ellen McDowell Davis

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Sir Philip Sidney : Renaissance courtier and gentleman., Mariam Sidebottom Houchens

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The influence of Milton's blindness on Paradise lost., Harrell N. Tague

Theses/Dissertations from 1931

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Literary patronage in the Elizabethan Age., Mary Catherine Coll

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The classical prosody heresy in Elizabethan poetic criticism., John Hicks

Theses/Dissertations from 1930

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Types of children in Dickens' novels., J. T. Highfield Mrs.

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The madrigal., Frank B. Martin

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The platonic lover of Elizabethan poetry., Dorcas Douglass Ray

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Machiavelli and Shakespeare., Edith M. Stark

Theses/Dissertations from 1929

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Sketches of Robert Browning's women., Mame Morris Boulware

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Formal retraction or literary repentance in the Elizabethan Age., Irene B. Rhoads

Theses/Dissertations from 1927

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The Renaissance paradox in Spenser., Juretta V. Bamber 1898-1981

Theses/Dissertations from 1926

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Sir Richard Steele, reformer., H. Carter Davidson

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The influence of sixteenth century voyages on Elizabethan literature., Elizabeth Nugent

Theses/Dissertations from 1925

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Shakespeare's Elizabethan public., Joseph Anderson Burns

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Word-play in Shakespeare., Mary E. Burton

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John Donne the preacher., Dick Houston Hall

Theses/Dissertations from 1922

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Woman's place in modern drama., Ruth Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1921

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A history of the theatre in Louisville., Mary Martha Dietz

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Courtly love in Shakespeare's sonnets and plays., Rebbie Doty

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George Meredith's ideas of religion., Mary Ellis Duncan

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The relation between man and nature in Wordsworth's poetry., Elizabeth Hoskins