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Cosmetic Names : Their Formations and Semantic Implications

Cosmetic Names : Their Formations and Semantic Implications

Date: August 1952
Creator: White, Beth
Description: In order to discover the semantic implications involved in advertising in general, the present study is confined to an investigation of the names of perfumes and lipsticks, taken as representative of the broader field.
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The Salome Legend in the Arts

The Salome Legend in the Arts

Date: June 1953
Creator: McLain, Robert Malcolm
Description: This study of the Salome legend in the arts covers the historical background of the Salome legend, Salome in the early Christian era and in the Middle Ages, Salome in the Renaissance, and Salome in modern times.
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Mark Twain as a Political Satirist

Mark Twain as a Political Satirist

Date: August 1953
Creator: Gardner, Gwendolyn Clayton
Description: This thesis discusses Mark Twain as a political satirist in Nevada and during the Gilded Age. There are also chapters covering Politics and Slavery, Democracy and Monarchy, as well as Imperialism and War.
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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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The Divine Comedy as a Source for the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

The Divine Comedy as a Source for the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Date: August 1954
Creator: Ramos, Charles
Description: In spite of the large amount of criticism written about T. S. Eliot, no attempt has been made to point out the great debt that Eliot owes to Dante Alighieri, and the pervasive influence of The Divine Comedy on Eliot's poetical works. This thesis endeavors to illustrate the extent of that debt and influence.
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Trade Names : Their Histories, Formations, and Semantic Implications

Trade Names : Their Histories, Formations, and Semantic Implications

Date: August 1953
Creator: Hunter, Joan
Description: This thesis discusses trade names including their histories, formations, and semantic implications.
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The Contribution of Scholarship Toward an Understanding and Appreciation of Chaucer

The Contribution of Scholarship Toward an Understanding and Appreciation of Chaucer

Date: June 1954
Creator: Cundiff, Virginia Riggs
Description: In the more than five hundred years since the death of Geoffrey Chaucer, scholars have labored steadfastly to bring to light early criticisms of the poet's works, comments on his life and the customs of his time, and any recorded facts that would contribute in any way toward a better understanding and appreciation of the Canterbury Tales, the poet's life, and the practices of his age. It is the purpose of this study to show this contribution of scholarship; and the writer has relied heavily upon the publications made by T. R. Lounsbury, Caroline Spurgeon, and F. N. Robinson, each of whom has brought together the results of scholarship up to his own time and without whose works this writer's task would have been impossible.
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Characterization of the Nonconformist in the Novels of Sinclair Lewis

Characterization of the Nonconformist in the Novels of Sinclair Lewis

Date: August 1954
Creator: Cowser, Robert G.
Description: A cursory glance into the background of Sinclair Lewis reveals that he was an ardent nonconformist. In this study, however, it is pertinent to view more closely the conditions that caused his rebellious attitudes, not only those concerning social reform but also those concerning his personal quest for individuality.
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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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The Epic Element in Hiawatha

The Epic Element in Hiawatha

Date: August 1953
Creator: Bass, Mary Laura
Description: By tracing the development of the epic, oral and written, as in Chapter III, the qualities that are characteristic of the epic and the devices associated with the epic through continued usage were found to be the constant factors upon which the definition of the epic is formulated. The application to Hiawatha of the epic definition in terms of form, theme, subject matter, characters, tone, the use of the supernatural, and the use of characteristic devices, strengthens the thesis that Longfellow has written an epic.
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Senecan and Other Influences on Six Elizabethan Revenge Plays

Senecan and Other Influences on Six Elizabethan Revenge Plays

Date: August 1953
Creator: Fisher, Marilyn
Description: This thesis traces the revival of Senecan tragedy from 1570 to the end of the sixteenth century through some of the earlier translations, adaptations, and imitations, and to evaluate the significance of the final evolution of such works into the Elizabethan tragedy of revenge.
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Classical Mythology in the Secular Poetry of John Donne

Classical Mythology in the Secular Poetry of John Donne

Date: January 1967
Creator: Walker, Brena Bain
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the classical allusion in Donne's secular poetry to show that the body of such allusion is more extensive than is generally conceded. More important, this study will evaluate rather than merely catalogue the allusions in order to show ho Donne employs such allusion and in what way his poetic practice as to the employment of classical allusion is different from the practice of his contemporaries. It will be demonstrated that, with very few exceptions, Donne uses the standard myth or allusion as a foundation or departure point from which he then goes on to synthesize the myth and turn it into poetic material that is of special significance to his theme.
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Mexico and Mexicans in the Fiction of Steinbeck, Morris, Traven and Porter

Mexico and Mexicans in the Fiction of Steinbeck, Morris, Traven and Porter

Date: August 1966
Creator: Maass, Henry Eugene Lester
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate what seem to be the principal attitudes of Americans toward Mexico and Mexicans as expressed by four contemporary American authors, and to point out and evaluate salient features in their respective treatment of the subject.
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Jung's Archetypes in Northrop Frye's Archetypal Criticism

Jung's Archetypes in Northrop Frye's Archetypal Criticism

Date: August 1966
Creator: Kuehn, Edwin
Description: This thesis examines Northrop Frye's critical theories in relation to Jungian psychology.
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The Abuse of Confidence as a Major Theme in the Novels of Henry James

The Abuse of Confidence as a Major Theme in the Novels of Henry James

Date: August 1966
Creator: Sullenberger, T. E.
Description: All of the aforementioned factors--love, money, the abuse of confidence, the guilt growing out of it, the response of the victim--contribute to the moral view constantly evolving towards an ultimate statement in the three novels of James's maturity. This thesis will attempt to explicate in full that statement. For James's theme of abuse of confidence, together with all of its elements, was in itself only the vehicle of a finely attuned moral awareness.
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Romantic Elements in Five Novels of Frank Norris

Romantic Elements in Five Novels of Frank Norris

Date: January 1967
Creator: Crider, Allen Billy
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to point out the romantic elements in five of Frank Norris's novels.
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Money in Four of the Early Novels of Henry James

Money in Four of the Early Novels of Henry James

Date: August 1966
Creator: Swearingen, Wilba Shaw
Description: The purpose of the study at hand is to follow up the suggestions in Winters's observations and Booth's thesis, and to examine both the extent and the nature of money and other financial considerations as these matters appear in the four most important novels of James's early period.
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A Study of the Stylistic Technique of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Creation of Romance

A Study of the Stylistic Technique of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Creation of Romance

Date: January 1967
Creator: McCrory, Mary Dell
Description: For convenience and for control, the analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne's style presented here is limited to a selection of his short stories. The short story form will serve better to illustrate the thesis of this paper, that Hawthorne's style is used deliberately to create, in part, the neutral territory he desired. The shorter form has been chosen, additionally, because it requires of its author a certain discipline--superfluous elements of style must be abandoned so that the story can get on about its business. Hawthorne's short fiction, moreover, contains nearly all the stylistic techniques which he later used in his novels.
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Diane Di Prima: The Muffled Voice of the Beat Generation

Diane Di Prima: The Muffled Voice of the Beat Generation

Date: August 1997
Creator: Goggans, Heather
Description: The Beat rejection of conventional values meant a rejection of marriage, family, and a nine-to-five job, and few women were prepared to make that kind of radical shift in a society that condemned women for behaving the way the Beats behaved. Though she has faced difficulty in getting published, Beat writer Diane Di Prima has been publishing steadily for the past forty years. Di Prima has also lived the life of a Beat, wandering the country, avoiding nine-to-five work and supporting herself with grants, teaching and poetry readings. In spite of her success and adherence to the Beat lifestyle, Di Prima has given birth to five children, all of whom she took with her in her travels. Diane Di Prima has always faced the particular challenge of gaining the acceptance of her male peers amid indifference and hatred toward her sex while not allowing these men to go unanswered.
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The Opened Letter: Rereading Hawthorne

The Opened Letter: Rereading Hawthorne

Date: December 1998
Creator: Smith, Grace Elizabeth
Description: The recent publication of the bulk of Hawthorne's letters has precipitated this study, which deals with Hawthorne's creative and subversive narration and his synchronic appeal to a variety of readers possessing different tastes. The author initially investigates Hawthorne's religion and demonstrate how he disguised his personal religious convictions, ambiguously using the intellectual categories of Calvinism, Unitarianism, and spiritualism to promote his own humanistic "religion." Hawthorne's appropriation of the jeremiad further illustrates his emphasis on religion and narration. Although his religion remained humanistic, he readily used the old Puritan political sermon to describe and defend his own financial hardships. That jeremiad outlook has significant implications for his art.
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The Politics of Romance: Henry James's Social (Un)Conscious

The Politics of Romance: Henry James's Social (Un)Conscious

Date: August 1998
Creator: Kim, Bong-Gwang
Description: This study addresses the ideological properties of the two main modal strains in fictional representation of romance and realism in order to provide an antidote to the currently extremely negative view of the representational function of fiction. In the course of the discussion, three received positions in traditional literary criticism are challenged. Firstly, the view of literary form as ideology-free is undermined by demonstrating the ideological properties of the two modes. Secondly, the realism/romance binary opposition regarding the mode of fictional representation is critiqued by both uncovering the misconception of the former's competence for transparent representation and evincing the two modes' ideologically interactive relation. Lastly, the categorization of Henry James as an aesthete is problematized by historicizing and socializing his three texts.
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The Gender of Time in the Eighteenth-century English Novel

The Gender of Time in the Eighteenth-century English Novel

Date: December 1998
Creator: Leissner, Debra Holt
Description: This study takes a structuralist approach to the development of the novel, arguing that eighteenth-century writers build progressive narrative by rendering abstract, then conflating, literary theories of gendered time that originate in the Renaissance with seventeenth-century scientific theories of motion. I argue that writers from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century generate and regulate progress-as-product in their narratives through gendered constructions of time that corresponded to the generation and regulation of economic, political, and social progress brought about by developing capitalism.
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Parts of Women

Parts of Women

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Date: May 2001
Creator: Murphy, Maria Christine
Description: Parts of Women contains a scholarly preface that discusses the woman's body both in fiction and in the experience of being a woman writer. The preface is followed by five original short stories. "Parts of Women" is a three-part story composed of three first-person monologues. "Controlled Burn" involves a woman anthropologist who discovers asbestos in her office. "Tango Lessons" is about a middle-aged woman who's always in search of her true self. "Expatriates" concerns a man who enters the lives of his Hare Krishna neighbors, and "Rio" involves a word-struck man in his attempt to form a personal relationship.
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The Evolution of Dexter and Me

The Evolution of Dexter and Me

Date: May 1996
Creator: Bond, Ray (Edgar Ray)
Description: The Evolution of Dexter and Me is a collection of one vignette and four short stories. All of the stories deal with young men figuring out and coping with their daily life and environment. The "Dexter stories" deal with a character I developed and evolved, Dexter, a sane young man trying to find the best way to cope in an insane system.
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