Ph.D. Degree Recipients (By Year)

Kimberly Moreland

Authorship: Intention and Responsibility in Networks

Conferral Date: 8/27/2017
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Sarah Dimick 

Climatic Arrythmias: Global Warming, Literary Form, and Environmental Time

Conferral Date: 8/27/2017
Director: Lynn Keller and Rob Nixon

Jennifer MacLure

Contagious Communities: The Politics of Bodily Contact in Victorian Novels

Conferral Date: 8/27/2017
Director: Caroline Levine

Joshua Brazee

Renaissance Truth and Method: English Poetics and the Emergence of the New Science

Conferral Date: 8/27/2017
Director: Karen Britland

Rebecca Steffy Couch 

Community Figures and Contemporary American Poetics

Conferral Date: 8/27/2017
Director: Lynn Keller

Victor Lenthe 

Public Consensus and its Limits in the English Literary Renaissance

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Karen Britland and David Loewenstein

Lenora Hanson 

Riotous Life: The Rhetoric and Politics of Romantic Organisms

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Sara Guyer

Anna Vitale 

Suicidal Fantasy for Three American Authors

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Directors: Lynn Keller and Mario Ortiz-Robles

Amy Kahrmann Huseby 

Quantified Lives: Victorian Women's Poetry, Mathematics, and Marriage

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Caroline Levine

Zachary Marshall 

Antislavery Media: Circulating Revolution in the United States

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Russ Castronovo

Devin Garofalo 

Open Worlds: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Science

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Theresa M. Kelley

Adedoyin Ogunfeyimi 

Hybrid Ethos: The Making of a Hospitable Ecology

Conferral Date: 5/13/2017
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Seth Abramson

The Rise of the Creative Writing Program in Poetry

Director: Lynn Keller
Completion Date: 09/27/2016

Kevin Boettcher

"Sweet Nothings": Food and Epistemology in English New World Exploration, 1555-1611

Director: Elizabeth Bearden
Completion Date: 08/18/2016

Mattie Burkert

Speculative Enterprise: Public Finance and the London Theater, 1688-1763

Director: Karen Britland
Completion Date: 05/10/2016

Jennifer Conrad

Becoming Nonhuman: Uncanniness, Impossibility and Human-Animal Indistinction in Recent Literature and Visual Art

Directors: Michael Bernard-Donals and Lynn Keller

Catherine DeRose

The Past and Future Lives of Writing in Victorian Fiction

Director: Susan D. Bernstein and Caroline Levine
Completion Date: 12/18/2016

Christopher Earle

Dead Words: Prisoners' Constrained Rhetorical Agency and the Possibility of Rhetorical Action

Directors: Michael Bernard-Donals and Christa Olson
Completion Date: 08/09/2016

Louis Freedman

Forms of the Subject, Forms of the Outside: Towards an Understanding of Recombinatory Literary Practices

Director: Lynn Keller
Completion Date: 09/08/2016

Manuel Herrero Puertas

Crippling the Body Politic

Director: Russ Castronovo
Completion Date: 06/02/2016

Lisa Hollenbach

Alternative Networks: Recording and Broadcasting American Poetry after 1945

Director: Lynn Keller
Completion Date: 07/09/2016

David Hudson

Unsettling Service: Rhetorical Education in the Chicago Settlement House Movement, 1890-1968

Director: Morris Young
Completion Date: 09/02/2016

Nathan Jandl

"Counter-Love": The Social Dimensions of Environmental Attachment in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Director: Lynn Keller
Completion Date: 07/07/2016

Andrew Kay

Embodied Pleasure and Radical Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Director: Caroline Levine
Completion Date: 03/18/2016

Katherine Lanning

Completion Date: 04/28/2016

Christopher Syrnyk

On Behalf of Others: Rhetoric as an Act of Recognition and the Rhetorical Problems of Voiceless Others

Director: Michael Bernard-Donals
Completion Date: 06/14/2016

Sharon Yam

Locust, "Ah Cha", and "Bun Mui": Affect, Emotion and Transnational Citizenship in Hong Kong

Directors: Michael Bernard Donals and Morris Young
Completion Date: 05/11/2016


Kelly A. Adams

Beyond Crisis and Trauma: Storytelling in the Age of Human Rights

Director: Leslie Bow
Completion Date: 5/26/2015

Michael Dimmick

Embodied Placemaking as a Rhetoric of Citizenship on Johns Island, South Carolina

Directors: Michael Bernard-Donals and Morris Young
Completion Date: 8/20/2015

Urszula Anna Horoszko

Transcending the Senses, Transcending through the Senses: The Modernist Neo-Epic Poem and the Experience of Transcendence

Director: Cyrena N. Pondrom
Completion Date: 5/13/2015

Alainya Kasia Kavaloski

Fragmentary Returns: Revisioning Contemporary Homelands in the United States and Israel

Director: Susan Stanford Friedman
Completion Date: 8/3/2015

Megan Massino

Axiomatic Modernism: Poetics, Logic, and Mathematics in the Early 20th Century

Director: Cyrena N. Pondrom
Completion Date: 4/16/2015

Ammar Adulraheem Ali Naji

At Home in the Diaspora: Displacement and Diasporic Consciousness in Anglophone-Arab and Contemporary Arabic Literature

Director: Susan Stanford Friedman
Completion Date: 9/1/2015

Virginia Piper

Novel Plasticity: Aesthetics, Politics, and Formal Arrangements in the Nineteenth-Century British and French Novel

Director: Caroline Levine
Completion Date: 9/1/2015

Catherine A. Price

Feeling Too Much: Transformations of Excessive Emotionality in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel

Directors: Theresa Kelley and Lynn Festa (Rutgers University)
Completion Date: 8/11/2015

Nancy Reddy

Re-Entangling Literacy: A Historical Study of Extracurricular Writing Practices

Director: Morris Young
Completion Date: 5/11/2015

Trini G. Stickle

Epistemic Stance Markers and the Function of "I Don't Know" in the Talk of Persons with Dementia and Children with Autism

Director: Cecilia E. Ford
Completion Date: 11/13/2015

Kate Steinnagel Stutz

Triangulating Race: The Native Presence in Early African American Literature

Director: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Completion Date: 5/14/2015

Heather Swan

Uncertain Symbiosis: Narrating the Interspecies Relationship of Humans and Bees in the Time of Pollinator Decline

Directors: Anne McClintock and Robert Nixon
Completion Date: 5/7/2015

Rebecca Grace Tarsa

Casual Affinities

Directors: Morris Young and James Brown, Jr. (Rutgers University)
Completion Date: 6/12/2015

Jacob Tootalian

'[W]here to place a Metaphor': Treatises, Tracts, and Poetic Figuration in Seventeenth-Century England

Director: Karen Britland
Completion Date: 5/11/2015

Anne Wheeler

Contested Impressions: Visual Remembering of Japanese American Incarceration

Director: Morris Young
Completion Date: 6/8/2015

Stephanie White

"I Stopped Writing for Myself”: Student Perspectives on Service-Learning in Composition

Director: Morris Young
Completion Date: 5/14/2015

S. Marshelle Woodward

Crafting Transcendence: Mystery and Poetic Authority in Early Modern England

Director: Karen Britland
Completion Date: 6/12/2015

Davis C. Brown

Dislocating American: Mobility and Nationality in Post-World War II U.S. Fiction

Directors: Rob Nixon and Victor Bascara

Completion Date: 8/12/2014

Elizabeth Capdevielle

Mediation and Ethics in Late Medieval English Literature


Tessa L. Desmond 

"Par La Plume": African American Literature and the Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

Completion Date: 6/11/2014

Anna V. Drake (Lehner)

Turn Final "or"-phrases in English: A Conversation Analytic Perspective

Completion Date: 7/19/2014

Gabriella Ekman

Reading Tennyson in Sierra Leone: The Portable Poetics of Empire, 1820-1911

Completion Date: 8/29/2014

Joel A. Gladd

Regular Enlargement is a Very Desirable Thing: Naturalizing the Impossible through the American General Estimate, 1629-1847

Completion Date: 3/12/2014

Sarah E. Groeneveld

Animal Endings: Species Necropolitics in Contemporary Transnational Literature

Director: Susan S. Friedman
Completion Date: 8/12/2014

Sarah K. Harrison

Urban Margins in Contemporary Postcolonial Literature

Completion Date: 6/11/2014

Timothy S. Johnson

Making the Invisible Hand Visible: Ford Motor Company, Film, and the Rise of Economic-Organizational Rhetoric

Completion Date: 5/13/2014

Daun Jung

"Threshold Names" in Victorian Novels and Print Culture

Completion Date: 2/17/2014

Peter G. Mayshle

Walled Memoria: Presencing Memory Sites in Intramuros, Manila

Completion Date: 4/30/2014

Christopher W. McVey

Syncretic Cosmopolitanism: Historiography, Nation, and Global Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Literature

Completion Date: 5/13/2014

Kevin G. Mullen

Nomadic Resistance: Postwar Literature and the Making of a Transatlantic Counterculture


Michelle L. Niemann

Organic Forms: Poetry, Ecology, Food

Completion Date: 6/13/2014

Nmachika N. Nwokeabia

The Poetics and Politics of 21st Century Nigerian Writing

Completion Date: 5/16/2014

Jessie E. Reeder

The Forms of Informal Empire: Narrating British and Latin American Relations,


Completion Date: 5/15/2014

Rebecca D. Soares

Immaterial Print: Spiritualism and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature

Completion Date: 6/9/2014

Kristiane R. Stapleton

Curating Female Authorship: Making Authorship Visible in Works by Early Modern English Women

Completion Date: 6/11/2014

Karolyn E. Steffens

Modernist Affirmation: Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Discourse of Trauma

Completion Date: 5/5/2014

Christine R. Stephenson 

What They Set Before Themselves: Rhetoric, Civic Education, and the Value of Undergraduate Participatory Culture as an Epistemological Heuristic

Completion Date: 6/12/2014

Christa M. Tiernan

On View: Museum Culture in the Victorian Novel

Completion Date: 6/2/2014

Elizabeth J. Vine

A Spectacle and Nothing Strange: Gertrude Stein, Dorothy Richardson, Djuna Barnes, and the Queering of Home

Completion Date: 6/11/2014

Eric D. Vivier

Controversial Discourse: English Satire, 1588-1601

Completion Date: 5/28/2014

Stephanie A. Youngblood

Self-Involved Subjects: Testimony and Crisis in American Literature

Completion Date: 3/11/2014










Emily A. Clark

"Voiceless Bodies: Feminism, Disability, Posthumanism"

Completion Date: 1/10/2013

Chelsea M. Avirett

"If that I walke:" A Study of Mobility in Late Medieval British Texts

Completion Date: 8/23/2013

Benjamin V. Beier

"Is the 'Ars Rhetorica' for the Good? The Rhetorical Ethics of More, Shakespeare, and Bacon in the English Renaissance"

Completion Date: 5/3/2013

Clara K. Burke

Blowback: The Rewriting of American Imperialism After the Cold War

Completion Date: 8/30/2013

Heather B. Carroll

"Imagining Language: Dialect Stylization Among Radio Disc Jockeys"

Completion Date: 5/20/2013

Joanna S. Cook

"The Shadow of Succession: Royal Funeral Ritual and Shakespeare's First and Second Tetralogies"

Completion Date: 5/16/2013

Anna Veronika Drake (Lehner)

"Turn Final 'or'-phrases in English: A Conversation Analytic Perspective"

Completion Date: 7/19/2013

John N. Dudley

"The Subject of Belief: Modernism, Religion, and Literature"

Completion Date: 5/29/2013

Kate L. Fedewa

"Composing the Classroom: Imagining the Medieval English Grammar School"

Completion Date: 5/16/2013

Todd J. Goddard

"A Property in the Horizon": Placelessness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Completion Date: 8/8/2013

Melvin W. Hall

"Words, Substance, War: The Rhetorical Constitution of Iraq's Combined Security Mechanism"

Completion Date: 6/13/2013

Brenda Y. Hsu

The Poetics of the Twentieth Century Catalogical Form in Stein, Joyce, Cha, and Roy

Completion Date: 8/23/2013

Sarah B. Iovan

"Music and Performative Poetics in the Early Modern English Lyric"

Completion Date: 1/11/2013

Joanna B. Lackey

"Things That Matter: Commodities, Clutter, and the Objects of Victorian Literature"

Completion Date: 6/12/2013

Aline Lo

"Manifested Destinies: Refugee Narratives in Contemporary American Literature"

Completion Date: 5/17/2013

Antonia E. Massa-Macleod

Creating Ectopia: Sustainability and American Liberal Discourse

Completion Date: 8/24/2013

Naomi R. Mercer

"'Subversive Feminist Thrusts': Feminist Dystopian Writing and Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Louise Marley's 'The Terrorists of Irustan,' Marge Piercy's 'He, She and It,' and Sheri S. Tepper's 'Raising the Stones'

Completion Date: 5/14/2013

Dragoslav Momcilovic

"Mourning from a Distance: Traumatic Post-Memory and the Ethics of Engagement"

Completion Date: 5/13/2013

Maximilian Rankenburg

"At a Distance: The Solitudes of Testimony"

Completion Date: 1/17/2013

Aaron Spooner

“In counsel is stability”: Writing Counsel in Early Modern England

Completion Date: 12/17/2013

Morgan W. Strawn

"'Their Peculiar Protector'": The Sovereign and Religious Minorities in British Literature from Dryden to Boswell"

Completion Date: 5/10/2013

Jeanette N. Tran

Wrking Title: Reorienting Decorum: Representing the Foreign on the Early Modern English Stage

Completion Date: 6/14/2013

Blaire Zeiders

"The Arthurian Book in Print: Reading the Debts and Desires of the Early Modern English Nation"

Completion Date: 5/16/2013

David C. Aitchison

"Form and Responsibility: Radical Politics and the Novel in the USA"

Completion Date: 12/14/2012

Cydney Alexis

"Why Things Matter to Writing: A Material Perspective on Literacy and Selfhood"

Completion Date: 8/23/2012

Yoon Young Choi

"Homeless at Home: Diasporic Consciousness in American Literature, 1852-1936"

Completion Date: 5/16/2012

James Rushing Daniel

"Agent and Event: Rhetorical Dissent in the Context of Globalization"

Completion Date: 8/6/2012

Claire M. Falck

"Radiant Shrines: Imaging God and Generic Experimentation in Early Modern English Protestant Poetry"

Completion Date: 5/8/2012

Joshua M. Goldman

"Structures of Thought: The Role of Architectural Images in Old English Theory"

Completion Date: 6/14/2012

Summer Gioia Harrison

"Environmental Justice Metafiction: Narrative and Politics in Contemporary Ethnic Women's Novels by Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Ruth Ozeki, and Karen Yamashita"

Completion Date: 5/18/2012

Melanie K. Hoftyzer

"Ethos, Narrative, and Artificial Fluoridation: The 'Storying' of a Public Health Policy"

Completion Date: 12/12/2012

John "Ereck" Ereckson Jarvis

"Authority and Authorship in The Writing of the Club, 1640-1712"

Completion Date: 6/15/2012

Justin O. Johnston

"The Prosthetic Novel and Posthuman Bodies: Literature and Biotechnology in the 21st Century"

Completion Date: 5/10/2012

Tracy W. Lemaster

"Girl with a Pen: Girlhood, Sexuality, and the Feminist Imaginary in 20th C. Transatlantic Women's Writing"

Completion Date: 12/11/2012

Rebecca Lorimer

"Traveling Literacies: Writing Among Languages and Locations"

Completion Date: 5/18/2012

Andrew Mahlstedt

"Recognizing the Poor: Invisibility, Immobility, and Narrative Under Globalization"

Completion Date: 5/13/2012

Christopher W. Maslanka

"Christening Women, Men, and Monsters: Images of Baptism in Middle English Hagiography and Romance"

Completion Date: 6/14/2012

Mukoma Wa Ngugi

"Chirality and the Politics of Authorized and Unauthorized English in the Works of John Clare and Amos Tutuola"

Completion Date: 6/14/2012

Hai-Dang D. Phan

"A Rumor of Redress: Literature, the Vietnam War, and the Politics of Reconciliation"

Completion Date: 6/14/2012

Duaa M. Salameh

"'Nom de Lieu': Alexandria's Colonial Cosmopolitanism and Narratives of Identity and Alterity"

Completion Date: 4/20/2012

David M. Stock

"The Distribution of Rhetorical Education at a Public Midwest University, 1874-1927"

Completion Date: 8/6/2012

Joshua R. Taft

"Form and Faith: Secularization and Victorian Literature"

Completion Date: 3/14/2012

Basu, Anupam

"Rabblement of Rascals: Representing Crime and Social Change in Early Modern England"
Completion Date: 8/26/2011
Director: Henry Turner and Susanne Wofford

Bibbs, Maria L.

"The African American Literacy Myth: Literacy's Ethical Objective During the Progressive Era, 1890-1919"
Completion Date: 6/14/2011
Director(s): Deborah Brandt

Bradley, John Lawton

"'One Begins as a Student but Becomes a Friend of Clouds': Trajectories of Education in Avant-Garde American Poetry"
Completion Date: 5/27/2011
Director: Lynn Keller

Dancer, Thom

"Critical Modesty: Literature, Pluralism and the Work of Reading"
Completion Date: 5/15/2011
Director: Caroline Levine

Ewing, Eileen

"Speaking the Borders: Intersections of Prose, Poetry, and Identity in the Writing of Paula Gunn Allen, Judy Grahn, and H.D."
Completion Date: 6/8/2011
Director: Susan Friedman

Godbee, Amanda Beth

"Small Talk, Big Change: Identifying Potentials for Social Change in One-with-One Talk about Writing"
Completion Date: 8/8/2011
Director: Deborah Brandt

Mullen, Mary L.

Anachronistic Forms: Narrative and History in Nineteenth-Century English and Irish Novels
Completion Date: 6/1/2011
Director: Caroline Levine

Piper, Kevin C.

"The Knowledge of Others: Cosmopolitanism and Modern Curiosity"
Completion Date: 7/29/2011
Directors: Susan Friedman & Rebecca Walkowitz

Preston, Jacqueline S.

"The Fertile Commonplace: Collective Persuasions, Interpretive Acts, and Dialectical Spaces"
Completion Date: 8/2/2011
Director: Deborah Brandt

Schewe, Elizabeth A.

"Gender Migrants: Geographies of Transgenderism in Contemporary U.S. Life Writing, Fiction, and Film"
Completion Date: 5/5/2011
Director: Susan Friedman

Abdurraqib, Samaa

"A House is not Always a Home: Women's Writing of Home/Lands and Diaspora"
Completion Date: 8/30/2010
Director: Susan Stanford Friedman

Au, Cindy

"Media, Manipulation, and Self-Fashioning: Black Women's Autobiography and Public Perception"
Completion Date: 5/10/2010
Director: Craig Werner

Barnett, Richard Scot

"Arts of Concealment: Rhetoric and Ethics in the Age of Wireless Computing"
Completion Date: 7/7/2010
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Blume, Gwendolyn

"The Reader-Brand: Constructions of Victorian Readers in the Marketplace"
Completion Date: 8/26/2010
Director: Caroline Levine

Conners, Carrie A.

"Pointing Back and Laughing at Uncle Sam: Humor, Genre and Political Critique in Recent American Poetry"
Completion Date: 6/10/2010
Director: Lynn Keller

Cordasco, Rachel Shawn

"Opera, Race, and Nation in American Literature: 1890-1920"
Completion Date: 8/19/2010
Director: David A. Zimmerman

Hunter, Rik L.

"A Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Wiki Writing: Collaboration, Conversation, and Composition in an Online Fan Community of Writers"
Completion Date: 6/11/2010
Director: Deborah Brandt

Johnson, Amy Marie

"Artificial Order: Ethical Aestheticism in 20th-Century Literature and Contemporary Narrative"
Completion Date: 1/12/2010
Director: Jacques Lezra

Johnson, Sherry R.

"Dismantling Canadian Multiculturalism in African-Canadian Fiction: Andre Alexis's Childhood, Dionne Brand's What We All Long For, and Lawrence Hill's Any Known Blood
Completion Date: 7/26/2010
Director: Tejumola Olaniyan

Kolb, Justin Barnes

"Spongy Natures: Ben Jonson in the City of Things"
Completion Date: 8/13/2010
Director: Henry Turner

Laquintano, Timothy P.

"Sustained Authorship"
Completion Date: 6/16/2010
Director: Deborah Brandt

Lounibos, Mark

"Dissenting Subjects"
Completion Date: 8/26/2010
Director: Theresa M. Kelley

Lynch, Katherine E.

"The Devil and the Imagery of Physical Constraint in Early Medieval England"
Completion Date: 5/16/2010
Director: John Niles

McAlear, Rob D.

"Dystopian Resistance: Politics and Form in Contemporary American Dystopian Fiction"
Completion Date: 6/4/2010
Director: Thomas Schaub

Siegel, Jason J.

"Dialectical Fictions: The Politics of Self-Conscious Form in American Fiction after 1950"
Completion Date: 4/5/2010
Director: Thomas Schaub

Sizemore, Michelle Renee

"National Enchantment: Sovereignty, History, and the Making of U.S. Imperialism, 1790-1850"
Completion Date: 7/30/2010
Director: Russ Castronovo

Taylor, Jesse Oak

"The Sky of our Manufacture: Literature, Modernity and the London Fog from Charles Dickens to Virginia Woolf"
Completion Date: 5/13/2010
Director: Robert Nixon and Anne McClintock

Vadde, Aarthi

"Genres of Collectivity: Cosmopolitanism and Belonging in Global Anglophone Literature"
Completion Date: 7/27/2010
Directors: Rebecca Walkowitz & Robert Nixon

Vedal, Lauren Irene

"National Whiteness/National Witness: Traumatic Narratives by Minorities in the United States and Canada, 1980-2000"
Completion Date: 6/4/2010
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Vee, Annette

"Proceduracy: Computer Code Writing in the Continuum of Literacy"
Completion Date: 7/27/2010
Director: Deborah Brandt

Vieira, Kate Elizabeth

"Fragmented Assimilation: How Literacy Unites and Divides Two Bi-Ethnic Portuguese-Speaking Communities"
Completion Date: 5/16/2010
Director: Deborah Brandt

Baarsch, Jonathan

"Epic Wonder: Poetics, Science, and Religion in Paradise Lost"
Completion Date: 8/20/2009
Director: Caroline Levine

Capdevielle, Matthew

"Reading the “Writing Wars”: Narrative, History, and Conflict in the Re-formation of Post-Secondary Writing Curricula"
Completion Date: 6/22/2009
Director: Martin Nystrand and Michael Bernard-Donals

Diab, Rasha

"Rhetorical In(ter)vention and the Dialectic of Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Sulh and Sadat’s Peacemaking Rhetoric
Completion Date: 6/12/2009
Director: Deborah Brandt

Emmett, Robert

"Writing Gardens and Cultivating Lives in Twentieth-Century America"
Completion Date: 8/26/2009
Director: Robert Nixon

Fiorenza, Mary

"Methods and Models of Writing and Living: Composing Brenda Ueland’s Writing Life"
Completion Date: 6/9/2009
Director: Debora Brandt

Foster, Travis

"Affective Conventions: Friendship and Genre in U.S. Literary History"
Completion Date: 7/20/2009
Director: Russ Castronovo

Gilbert, Katherine

"Legal Personalities: The Mediating Work of the Lawyer in the Victorian Novel"
Completion Date: 6/11/2009
Director: Caroline Levine

Han, Suh-Reen

"Romantic Cosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring the Cosmopolitan Ideal after the Revolution"
Completion Date: 8/18/2009
Director: Theresa Kelley

Hsu, Raymond

"Neutralizing Typical America"
Completion Date: 12/14/2009
Director: Russ Castronovo

Hunt, Alastair

"The Romantic Rhetoric of Species"
Completion Date: 8/26/2009
Director: Sara Guyer

Huth, Kimberly

"Figures of Pain: Suffering and Selfhood in Early Modern English Literature"
Completion Date: 7/30/2009
Director: Heather Dubrow

Irom, Bimbisar

"Old Left, New Left, and Post-Marxist History: Political Transition and forms of the American Novel, 1960-1990"
Completion Date: 1/6/2009
Director: Thomas Schaub and Victor Bascara

Kauffmann, Krista

"Visuality and Violence in British and Anglophone Literature, 1938-2003"
Completion Date: 6/11/2009
Director: Robert Nixon

Kenny, Amanda

"The “Arabian Nights’ Entertainments” in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Coherence, Analogy, Literature and Culture"
Completion Date: 6/04/2009
Director: Howard Weinbrot

Lallas, Demetrios

"Salt of the Earth Country: A Genealogy of “The American Dream,” 1914-1968"
Completion Date: 5/14/2009
Director: Thomas Schaub

Nunnery, David

"Sociability, Information, and the 'Inlets to Happiness' in Samuel Johnson’s 'Lives of the Poets'"
Completion Date: 6/11/2009
Director: Howard Weinbrot

O’Camb, Brian

"Toward a Monastic Poetics: “Exeter Maxims” and the Exeter Book of Old English Poetry"
Completion Date: 6/11/2009
Director: John D. Niles

Oliver, Matt

"Grotesque Britain:  National Decline and the Post-Imperial Imagination"
Completion Date: 5/15/2009
Director: Rebecca Walkowitz

Opal, John

"Transformations in the Sublime"
Completion Date: 12/15/2009
Director: Jacques Lezra

Shimabukuro, Mira

"Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration"
Completion Date: 5/22/2009
Directors: Deborah Brandt & Morris Young

Taggart, Andrew

"The Moral Life of Modernity: Three Antimonies"
Completion Date: 1/7/2009
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals 

Azima, Rachel

"Alien Soil: Ecologies of Transplantation in Contemporary Literature"
Completion Date: 6/13/2008
Director: Robert Nixon

Benton, Andrea Gronstal

"Telling Description: Convention, Coherence, and the Making of the Self in Middle English Romance"
Completion Date: 8/8/2008
Director: Sherry Reames

Chavez, Julia McCord

"From Wandering Writing to Wandering Reading: Productive Digression in Victorian Serial Fiction"
Completion Date: 6/11/2008
Director: Susan Bernstein

Cohen, Jason

"Political Power in Francis Bacon's Systems of Natural Knowledge (1603-1623)"
Completion Date: 6/12/2008
Director: Jacques Lezra

Ewell, Jonathan

"Literary Politics: British Literature and Public Debate, 1760-1820"
Completion Date: 8/21/2008
Director: Theresa Kelley & Jacques Lezra

Gibbons, Daniel R.

"Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgy, Poetry, and Community in Elizabethan and Jacobean England"
Completion Date: 8/15/2008
Director: Heather Dubrow

Glenn, Timothy

"States of Reclamation: Narrative, History, Race and Land in Contemporary American Fiction"
Completion Date: 7/25/2008
Director: Thomas Schaub

Gordon, Michelle

"Black Literature of Revolutionary Protest from Chicago's South Side: A Local Literary History, 1931-1959"
Completion Date: 8/18/2008
Director: Susan S. Friedman and Craig Werner

Kernan, Barbara Lee

"Edith Wharton in the Art and 'Act of Making a Habitation'"
Completion Date: 1/17/2008
Directors: David A. Zimmerman & Sargent Bush, Jr.

Koehler, Adam M.

"A Sound Form of Knowledge: Composition and the Rhetorical Problem of Musica"
Completion Date: 6/25/2008
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Lampert, Bahareh

"Voices of New American Women: Visions of Home in the Middle Eastern Diasporic Imagination"
Completion Date: 5/16/2008
Director: Susan Friedman

Loh, Lucienne

"Beyond English Fields: Refiguring Colonial Nostalgia in a Cosmopolitan World"
Completion Date: 1/17/2008
Director: Robert Nixon

Mead, Corey

"Less Painful than Reading Books: The Military, Literacy, and Video Games"
Completion Date: 7/10/2008
Director: Deborah Brandt

Merrill, Jean

"Substitution and Distortion: Amazon Bodies in Sidney, Shakespeare, Spenser, and Stuart Drama"
Completion Date: 1/18/2008
Director: Heather Dubrow

Okuma, Taryn

"Literary Non-Combatants: Contemporary British Fiction and the New War Novel"
Completion Date: 8/15/2008
Directors: Michael Bernard-Donals & Rebecca Walkowitz

Photos, Lisa E.

"Cleaning Up: Representations of Housework and Womanhood in Antebellum America"
Completion Date: 5/15/2008
Director: Jeffrey Steele

Pritchard, Eric D.

""A Litany for Survival:" Black Queer Literacies"
Completion Date: 5/14/2008
Director: Deborah Brandt

Riofrio, John “Rio”

"Beyond Borders: Immigration and the Construction of Latin@ Identity and Culture in the Americas"
Completion Date: 6/13/2008
Director: Michael Bernard-Donals

Schwartz, Janelle A.

"Worm Work: Eighteenth-Century Natural History and Romantic Aesthetic Frontiers"
Completion Date: 7/17/2008
Director: Theresa Kelley

Britton, Dennis

"Consuming Difference: Race, Romance, and Religion in Early Modern England"
Completion Date: 10/12/2007
Director: Heather Dubrow

Entel, Rebecca

"The Politics of Comparability: Figuring Common and Uncommon Ground of the Civil War"
Completion Date: 7/11//2007
Director: Cecilia Ford

Gates, Jay P

"The Rhetorical Construction of Kingship in Late Anglo-Saxon Legal Documents and The Rise of Cnut’s Anglo-Scandinavian Empire"
Completion Date: 8/1/2007
Director: Alger “Nick” Doane

Murphy, Patrick J.

"Dark Tracks: The Poetics of the Exeter 'Riddles'"
Completion Date: 7/20/2007
Director: John D. Niles

Rudolf, Matthias P.

"The Poetics of Discovery: Materiality, Aesthetics and History in British Literature 1798-1869"
Completion Date: 8/1/2007
Director: Jacques Lezra

Scalia, Christopher

"Romantic Antiquarianism: Representations of Antiquaries, 1776-1832"
Completion Date: 6/15/2007
Director: Theresa Kelley

Sinwongsuwat, Kemtong

"Partials in English Conversation: A Study of Grammar in Interaction"
Completion Date: 11/7/2007
Director: Cecilia Ford