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Narrating Public Space: Franz Kafka In Nationalized Prague, Jordan Wyner Apr 2019

Narrating Public Space: Franz Kafka In Nationalized Prague, Jordan Wyner

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis analyzes Franz Kafka’s representation of public space by situating his short fiction in the context of how Prague’s public spaces transformed around the fin-de-siècle. During the Czech National Revival, the Czech educated and semi-educated middle-class sought to transform Prague from a nationally undifferentiated space, shared by both Czech- and German-speakers, to one exclusively promoting a Czech national identity. The German middle-class responded by also publicly expressing its own national identity and values. Indeed, middle-class civic society in nineteenth century and early-twentieth century Prague brought changes to urban space to create distinct spaces oriented around the language ...


Thrown Into America: Existentialism In The New World, William Toler Marsh May 2015

Thrown Into America: Existentialism In The New World, William Toler Marsh

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thrown Into America examines the social, cultural, philosophical phenomenon known as Existentialism—a product of 19th and early 20th century European intellectualism—and its influence on the literary landscape of the United States. I propose that Ralph Ellison, Jack Kerouac, and Walker Percy, are central figures in American existentialism. While dealing primarily with their work and lives, I understand them as but a vibrant few, among many, representatives of the existential tradition. This is, in part, a genealogical investigation. Rather than studying single texts, isolated from their own place and time, I explore their specific historical conditions. The ...


The Pendragon Cycle: Celtic Christianity In The Arthurian Legend Through Bards, Prophets, And Historians, Rebecca L. Heine May 2015

The Pendragon Cycle: Celtic Christianity In The Arthurian Legend Through Bards, Prophets, And Historians, Rebecca L. Heine

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis centers on The Pendragon Cycle as a late-twentieth century retelling of the Arthurian legend by the American author Stephen Lawhead. Through The Pendragon Cycle, Lawhead emphasizes the historical foundation of Arthuriana in the setting of fifth-century Britain while simultaneously incorporating mythology from the Atlanteans, to the Celtic Otherworld, to the Holy Grail. Lawhead draws inspiration from medieval Welsh and Christian characterizations of the legend such as medieval historical chronicles like The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth; following in the footsteps of medieval historians, Lawhead uses the medium of the Arthurian legend to present ...


Taming Of Monsters: The Postdramatic Case For Copenhagen, Shaan Y. Sharma May 2015

Taming Of Monsters: The Postdramatic Case For Copenhagen, Shaan Y. Sharma

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Analysis of Michael Frayn's manipulation of perspective in his works, the implications of a postdramatic interpretation of Copenhagen, the production process of the show, and reflections on the performance.


Influences Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Fandom On Bias, Melissa Anne Gomez Jan 2015

Influences Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Fandom On Bias, Melissa Anne Gomez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Woman, The Legend, The Power: Fictional Representations Of Marie Laveau In Twentieth-Century Literature, Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach Jan 2005

The Woman, The Legend, The Power: Fictional Representations Of Marie Laveau In Twentieth-Century Literature, Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Science And Imagination In Anglo-American Children's Books, 1760--1855, Sandra Burr Jan 2005

Science And Imagination In Anglo-American Children's Books, 1760--1855, Sandra Burr

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Didactic, scientifically oriented children's literature crisscrossed the Atlantic in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, finding wide popularity in Great Britain and the United States; yet the genre has since suffered from a reputation for being dull and pedantic and has been neglected by scholars. Challenging this scholarly devaluation, "Science and Imagination in Anglo-American Children's Books, 1760--1855" argues that didactic, scientifically oriented children's books play upon and encourage the use of the imagination. Three significant Anglo-American children's authors---Thomas Day, Maria Edgeworth, and Nathaniel Hawthorne---infuse their writings with the wonders of science and the clear message that an ...


Paine, Blake And Hegemony, Grace Moore Jan 1996

Paine, Blake And Hegemony, Grace Moore

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"In The Language Of The Outlaw": Joyce, Svevo, And The Appropriation Of Marginalized Dialects, Adam Marc Morris Jan 1995

"In The Language Of The Outlaw": Joyce, Svevo, And The Appropriation Of Marginalized Dialects, Adam Marc Morris

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Measure Of Satire In Pope And West, Andrew Philip Wells Jan 1994

The Measure Of Satire In Pope And West, Andrew Philip Wells

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Distorting Mirror: "Wide Sargasso Sea" And "Jane Eyre", Laura Ellen Morey Jan 1993

A Distorting Mirror: "Wide Sargasso Sea" And "Jane Eyre", Laura Ellen Morey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hierarchial Compositions In Late-Eighteenth- And Early-Nineteenth-Century Landscape Art And Poetry, Elizabeth Rackley Jan 1993

Hierarchial Compositions In Late-Eighteenth- And Early-Nineteenth-Century Landscape Art And Poetry, Elizabeth Rackley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Athletic Women In Fiction And Fact: The Portrayal Of Women Involved In Athletic Activity In Novels From 1890-1920'S, Kristi Marie Vera Jan 1992

Athletic Women In Fiction And Fact: The Portrayal Of Women Involved In Athletic Activity In Novels From 1890-1920'S, Kristi Marie Vera

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Formula: Politics And Sexuality In Lesbian Detective Fiction, Meredith Abner Wood Jan 1990

Breaking The Formula: Politics And Sexuality In Lesbian Detective Fiction, Meredith Abner Wood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Flannery O'Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky And The Antimodernist Tradition, Katherine Hemple Prown Jan 1988

Flannery O'Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky And The Antimodernist Tradition, Katherine Hemple Prown

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Modern Dramatic Tragedy And Aristotle's Poetics: A Comparison, Kimberly John Babcock Jan 1987

Modern Dramatic Tragedy And Aristotle's Poetics: A Comparison, Kimberly John Babcock

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Cromwell In The Garden: A Study In Balance, Wendy Sue Gilmer-Grubb Jan 1986

Cromwell In The Garden: A Study In Balance, Wendy Sue Gilmer-Grubb

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Tragic Mulatto: An Attempt To Read The Icons Of The Multiple Image, Conal Walsh Jan 1982

The Tragic Mulatto: An Attempt To Read The Icons Of The Multiple Image, Conal Walsh

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Marlow's Auditors, Susan Marie Wilson Lyons Jan 1979

Marlow's Auditors, Susan Marie Wilson Lyons

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Reaffirmation In The Last Poems Of Stevens And Yeats, Gael Monie O'Brien Jan 1973

Reaffirmation In The Last Poems Of Stevens And Yeats, Gael Monie O'Brien

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Decline And Fall Of Arcadia: A Study In Eighteenth Century Thought, Barbara Joan Richards Jan 1950

The Decline And Fall Of Arcadia: A Study In Eighteenth Century Thought, Barbara Joan Richards

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Woman's Question As Viewed By Poets Of The 19th Century, Margaret L. Harter Jan 1934

The Woman's Question As Viewed By Poets Of The 19th Century, Margaret L. Harter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Colloquial Substitutes For The Imperfect And Pluperfect Subjunctive In Anatole France "Le Crime De Sylvestre Bonnard", Gladys Ethel Calkins Jan 1926

Colloquial Substitutes For The Imperfect And Pluperfect Subjunctive In Anatole France "Le Crime De Sylvestre Bonnard", Gladys Ethel Calkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.