PhD Dissertations: 2019-2020 Academic Year

August 2019

Forbes, Melissa
ARCHITECTURE AND THE RECORD: NEGOTIATING FEMINISM IN THE JEZEBEL COMMENTS
Chair: Peter Mortensen; Gail Hawisher, Lindsay Rose Russell, Dànielle Nicole Devoss (Michigan State University)

Lumbley, Coral
CONTESTED IDENTITIES IN DISCOURSES OF COLONIALISM AND CIVIL WAR: RACE, GENDER, AND THE HUMAN/ANIMAL IN TWELFTH-CENTURY ENGLAND AND WALES
Chair: Martin Carmargo; Robert W. Barrett, Jr., Renée R. Trilling, Joshua Byron Smith (University of Arkansas)

Martinez, Michelle
UNDERGROUND LITERATURE: RESHAPING GENDER AND NATION IN BRITISH AND IRISH FICTION, 1871-1935
Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Eleanor Courtemanche, Andrew Gaedtke, Jim Hansen

Norcross, Katherine
THE FUNCTIONS OF EMPATHY IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
Chair: Charles D. Wright; Renee R. Trilling, Martin J. Camargo, Alice Jorgensen (Trinity College, Dublin)

Park, Chae Yoon
COMPETING TO SUCCEED: MONARCHY AND SUCCESSION
IN ENGLISH HISTORY PLAYS AND TRACTS, 1559-1607
Chair: Carol Thomas Neely; Catharine Gray, Lori Humphrey Newcomb, Curtis Perry

Shetina, Michael
ARE THEY FAMILY?: 
QUEER PARENTS AND QUEER PASTS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE
Chair: Siobhan Somerville; Chantal Nadeau, Julie Turnock, Richard T. Rodríguez (UC Riverside)

Truran, Wendy
THE PHANTOM OF JOY: EMOTION, AFFECT, AND THE PROBLEM OF PERSISTENCE IN MODERNIST LITERATURE
Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Samantha Frost, Andrew Gaedtke, Richard T. Rodriguez (UC Riverside)

Weisweaver, Sara
SIMPLE BOOKS FOR DEVOUT READERS: RECOVERING A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY MIDDLE ENGLISH GENRE
Chair: Martin Carmargo; Charles D. Wright, Robert W. Barrett, Jr., Carol Symes

 

December 2019

Dickison, Carrie
CURATING THE OBJECT: ART COLLECTION AND AESTHETICS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN
Chair: Julia F. Saville; Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Eleanor Courtemanche, Hina Nazar

Paterson, Alexandra
GEOLOGICAL BODIES: FORM AND PROCESS IN ROMANTIC POETRY AND GEOLOGY
Chair: Ted Underwood; Robert Markley, Hina Nazar, Gillen D’Arcy Wood

Ramais, Theirry
THE OTHER CROSS-CHANNEL NEIGHBOR: IMAGINING AND APPROPRIATING BELGIUM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Chair: Julia F. Saville; Lauren M.E. Goodlad (Rutgers University), Eleanor Courtemanche; Francois Proulx

Sellers, Edward (Jon)
CONSEQUENTIAL GROUND: MEMORIALS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY AND 
NAPOLEONIC WARS IN ROMANTIC CULTURE 1793-1877
Chair: Ted Underwood; James Hay, Hina Nazar, Gillen D’Arcy Wood


 

May 2020

Groundwater, Evin
THE DIVERGENT ARCHIVE AND ANDROCENTRIC COUNTERPUBLICS: PUBLIC RHETORICS, MEMORY, AND ARCHIVES
Chair: Kelly Ritter; Peter Mortensen, John Gallagher, Jessica Enoch (University of Maryland)

Kelvie, Annie
REARTICULATING RELIGIOUS RHETORIC: LITERATE ACTIVITY AND SEMIOTIC REMEDIATION IN A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Chair: Paul Prior; Kelly Ritter, Lindsay Rose Russel, Mary M. Juzwik (Michigan State University)

Sklaney, Lawrence
THE CASE OF THE INDIAN DETECTIVE: NATIVE AMERICAN MYSTERY NOVELS
Chair: Robert Dale Parker; Jodi Byrd, Irvin Hunt III, Dustin Tahmahkera