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Maria Edgeworth as a Precursor of Realism

Maria Edgeworth as a Precursor of Realism

Date: August 1958
Creator: Farr, Carie Jane
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to study the novels of Maria Edgeworth in an attempt to discover whether or not her novels have merit beyond their representation of the manners and morals of her historical period. This involves first an examination of her novels in the light of such criticism as has given rise to the question of their importance.
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Pessimism in Three Major English Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Pessimism in Three Major English Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Date: August 1958
Creator: Simms, Bobbie Gwen
Description: This thesis examines the evidences of pessimism in the poetry of each poet, substantiated when possible by parallel prose writings and other critical and biographical material; and finally, it reaches tentative conclusions about the direction of the change in pessimistic outlook of three poets.
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A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Morris, Marjorie Rogers
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine as accurately as possible from an examination of contemporary records and from interpretations of scholars what the structure and conventions of the Globe Theater were in the hope that the projected reconstruction of the theater in Odessa may be as near the original as is possible and feasible.
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Establishing an Integrated Language Arts Program in the Primary Grades

Establishing an Integrated Language Arts Program in the Primary Grades

Date: January 1954
Creator: Harding, Marcella Queen
Description: This thesis had its inception in the mind of the writer when, disturbed by third grade children's lack of interest and low level of linguistic achievement, she endeavored to find both a more effective means of encouraging children to acquire the tools of language and a more effective method of teaching children the fundamentals of language arts. The writer determined, therefore, to investigate an integrated language arts program in the hope that it would prove to be a more effective method of teaching.
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The Development of Don Juan as a Dramatic Character Before 1800

The Development of Don Juan as a Dramatic Character Before 1800

Date: August 1953
Creator: Lloyd, Kenneth
Description: This thesis examines the myth and legend of Don Juan and the development of the dramatic character prior to 1800.
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The Development of the Unheroic Hero in the Modern Novel

The Development of the Unheroic Hero in the Modern Novel

Date: August 1953
Creator: Loving, Billie Ruth
Description: This thesis explores the development of the unheroic hero in the modern novel.
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Characterization of the Schoolteacher in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

Characterization of the Schoolteacher in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

Date: August 1954
Creator: Duncan, Mozelle
Description: This study is limited largely to teachers in the public or common schools, although a few academy and female seminary teachers and at least one governess are included. It is not a definitive study, but a sufficient number of writings have been examined to make a fair sampling of the range of the nineteenth century American fiction.
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Mark Twain as a Literary Critic

Mark Twain as a Literary Critic

Date: August 1953
Creator: Jones, Lucylle Craddock
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to present essays and letters in which Mark Twain discussed the art of writing or assumed the role of a literary critic.
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Naturalism in the Novels of Theodore Dreiser

Naturalism in the Novels of Theodore Dreiser

Date: 1950
Creator: Sandsberry, Jack Coleman
Description: The author's purpose has been to trace in a very broad and general manner the trend of naturalism up to this point where the central figure of our study, Theodore Dreiser, enters into the picture. This survey is designed primarily to give the reader an indication of what naturalism is, both in philosophy and method, and a very brief historical background of the movement.
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Realism in Hamlin Garland's Prose Fiction of Midwestern Farm Life

Realism in Hamlin Garland's Prose Fiction of Midwestern Farm Life

Date: 1950
Creator: Brack, Patsy Lee
Description: No artist can be set apart from the developments and problems of his day, and so it was that Hamlin Garland, literary spokesman for the Midwestern farmers of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, was inevitably bound to portray his region with all of its economic, social, and political complexities. His work was destined to be influenced by the echoes of the Civil War, the immigration of both Americans and foreigners to a fertile, grain-producing country, and by all the problems of adjustment that faced this agrarian society.
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Addison's Literary Criticism as Found in The Spectator

Addison's Literary Criticism as Found in The Spectator

Date: 1950
Creator: Doughtie, Mary Eloise Wilson
Description: This thesis is a study of Joseph Addison's literary criticism as found in The Spectator.
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John Locke as Semanticist

John Locke as Semanticist

Date: 1950
Creator: Fischer, Gilbert Richard
Description: This is a study of the work of John Locke and his ideas relating to the field of semantics.
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Some Morphological Aspects of the Speech of Cooke County, Texas

Some Morphological Aspects of the Speech of Cooke County, Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Holman, Ruth Louise
Description: A survey of language in a certain area is designed primarily to present a living language as it is actually spoken; thus, a morphological study of language is designed to determine the most widely-used syntactical and grammatical forms and to record these forms in a statistical manner. These findings are to be interpreted in the light of similar studies, not with the purpose of establishing the cultural level of the language in the area surveyed, but to present all the possible variations, and, in some cases, to draw a comparison as a matter of record between the forms found to be commonly used in every-day speech and the standard usage as given by leading linguistic authorities.
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Symbolism in Six Works of Joseph Conrad

Symbolism in Six Works of Joseph Conrad

Date: 1950
Creator: Anderson, Gerald
Description: This study examines evidence as to Conrad's principles provided by the symbolism in five novels and one novelette.
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Functional Shift in English

Functional Shift in English

Date: 1951
Creator: Ousley, Emma Gene
Description: The purpose of this study will be to make an investigation of the shifting of a word from one part of speech to another, to see whether this linguistic process existed in Old English, Middle English, and to note the prevalence of functional shift among present-day writers.
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Important Influences on Newman's Faith

Important Influences on Newman's Faith

Date: 1951
Creator: Sullivan, Mary Elaine
Description: This study is designed primarily to show the important influences which shaped John Henry Newman's religious beliefs and his ultimate conversion to the Roman Catholic Church.
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The Use of Character Portrayal in the Short Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson

The Use of Character Portrayal in the Short Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Date: 1951
Creator: Burks, Julia Mudd
Description: This thesis is a study of Robinson's general mental and philosophical development and the forces which contributed to it, the kinds and sources of Robinson's characters and the method and importance of their portrayal, Robinson's single portraits of men, Robinson's portrayal of women characters, Robinson's historical portraits, and the relationship of the short poems to Robinson's total work.
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Walt Whitman's Influence Abroad

Walt Whitman's Influence Abroad

Date: 1950
Creator: Boozman, Aileen Paul
Description: This paper is a study of Walt Whitman's influence in England, Northern European countries, Southern Europe, Latin America, and other countries.
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An Appraisal of some Moot Issues in English Grammar

An Appraisal of some Moot Issues in English Grammar

Date: 1950
Creator: Sealy, Billie Marie
Description: This thesis discusses traditional and liberal views on certain English expressions by examining them as they are discussed in traditional school grammars, in descriptive grammars, and in current magazine articles and as they are used in the best writing of today.
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"Positive" and "Negative" Characters in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

"Positive" and "Negative" Characters in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

Date: 1951
Creator: Golson, Julian A.
Description: This thesis is an attempt to understand Joseph Conrad's own concept of the "moral law"; what is meant by the terms "positive" and "negative," often used to describe the forces so obviously influencing his characters; and the characters, the action, and the endings as proofs of Conrad's belief in such a law and such forces.
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Eugene O'Neill's Theory and Practice of Tragedy

Eugene O'Neill's Theory and Practice of Tragedy

Date: 1951
Creator: Fennell, Ernest Joseph Wyckoff
Description: This thesis discusses six plays by the playwright Eugene O'Neill considered as tragedies.
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Character Studies in John Steinbeck's Fiction

Character Studies in John Steinbeck's Fiction

Date: 1951
Creator: Oyler, Martha Jo
Description: This thesis is a study of the characters in John Steinbeck's fiction.
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A Comparison of Chaucer's and Shakespeare's Treatments of the Troilus-Cressida Story

A Comparison of Chaucer's and Shakespeare's Treatments of the Troilus-Cressida Story

Date: 1951
Creator: Taylor, Merwin Elvin
Description: The purpose of this study is to trace the changes that the story of Troilus-Cressida underwent from age to age and to discover how these came about and how they influenced the form and concept of Chaucer's and Shakespeare's versions of the tale.
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Social and Political Conservatism in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

Social and Political Conservatism in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

Date: 1951
Creator: Taylor, Ouita Winona
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the evidences of Conrad's conservative tastes and beliefs as indicated by his way of life and his associations, and to show, further, that this conservatism is revealed directly and indirectly in his stories and novels.
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