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"Mad Mary Sane" and Other Stories

"Mad Mary Sane" and Other Stories

Date: May 2006
Creator: Myers, Amanda Sullivan
Description: The following is a multi-genre collection, including short shorts, short fiction, non-fiction, and drama. Each piece utilizes Gothic motifs and dark comedy in an effort to explore life and loss.
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Madness in Elizabethan Drama

Madness in Elizabethan Drama

Date: 1949
Creator: Wilks, Rowena Newman
Description: Insanity, which has long been a favorite theme of Elizabethan drama, summoned the dramatist's imagination to wonderful creations -- creations that were fantastic and grotesque, but unforgettable.
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The Man-Nature Dialogue in the Poetry of Robert Frost

The Man-Nature Dialogue in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Date: August 1965
Creator: Luke, Edith Jackson
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine Robert Frost's use in his poetry of ambivalent views of nature, of varieties of human character, and of interrelationships between man and nature.
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The Man of Law's Tale and its Analogues

The Man of Law's Tale and its Analogues

Date: 1953
Creator: Gardner, Eva Delores
Description: This thesis examines Chaucer's "The Man of Law's Tale" from the "Canterbury Tales," and includes a comparison of the narrative treatment of Chaucer's, Gower's and Trivet's tales of Constance.
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The Map and the Territory in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

The Map and the Territory in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Date: December 2009
Creator: Thompson, Erik Robb
Description: In this dissertation, Wallace Stevens' imagination-reality problem as depicted in his poetry is discussed in terms of an eco-critical map-territory divide. Stevens's metaphor of "the necessary angel" acts to mediate human necessity, the map, with natural necessity, the territory, in order to retain contact with changing cultural and environmental conditions. At stake in this mediation are individual freedom and the pertinence of the imagination to the experience of reality. In Chapter 2, the attempt at reconciliation of these two necessities will be described in terms of surrealism. Stevens's particular approach to surrealism emphasizes separating and delineating natural necessity from human necessity so that through the poem the reader can experience the miracle of their reconciliation. In Chapter 3, this delineation of the two necessities, map and territory, will be examined against Modernist "decreation," which is the stripping bare of human perception for the purpose of regaining glimpses of the first idea of the external world. And in Chapter 4, Stevens's approach to the problem of the map-territory divide will be considered against his alienation or internal exile: balancing nature and identity through mediating fictions results in a compromised approach to the marriage of mind and culture in a historically situated ...
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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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Marital Traditions in the Fiction of Edith Wharton

Marital Traditions in the Fiction of Edith Wharton

Date: May 1972
Creator: Montgomery, Janis Jean
Description: This study deals, with Edith Wharton's literary attitude toward woman's limited place in society and her opportunities for happiness in acceptance of or rebellion against conventional standards. Wharton's works, specifically her novels, contain recurrent character types functioning in recurrent situations. Similarity in the themes of Wharton's various works illustrates her basic idea: woman, lacking independence and identity, needs the security of tradition's order.
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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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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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Mark Twain as a Social Critic

Mark Twain as a Social Critic

Date: 1944
Creator: Harrison, Evelyn L.
Description: The author attempts to show in this thesis that Mark Twain was a serious observer and critic of life.
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