PhD Dissertations: 2020-2021 Academic Year

August 2020

Ghanayem, Eman
NATIONS WITHOUT NATIONALISMS: ON PALESTINIAN AND AMERICAN INDIAN LITERARY IMAGINATIONS
Chair: Jodi Byrd; LeAnne Howe, Susan Koshy, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Nadine Naber

Pleasencia, Samantha
SIGNIFYING AGAINST ANTIBLACKNESS: BLACK RHETORIC IN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITING
Co-Chairs: Tim Dean and Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University); Justine S. Murison, Ikuko Asaka

Williams, Kelly
DEIXIS, MOVEMENT, AND POWER IN OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE: PERCEPTIONS OF SPACE IN EARLY MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Co-Chairs: Renée R. Trilling and Charles D. Wright; Robert W. Barrett, Jr., Martin Carmargo

Williams, Zach
MYSTICAL ANXIETY: AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY BETWEEN EMERSON AND PRAGMATISM
Chair: Justine Murison; Gordon Hutner, Bruce Rosenstock, John Levi Barnard

 

December 2020

Garcia, Frank
DECOLONIAL DELINQUENCY: GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND CRIMINALITY IN LATINA/O GANG LITERATURE AND FILM
Co-Chairs: Robert Dale Parker and Richard T. Rodríguez (UC Riverside); Candice M. Jenkins, Junaid Rana

O’Brien, Valerie
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SUBJECTS: DISABILITY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY
IN LIFE WRITING
Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Andrew Gaedtke, Hina Nazar, Nancy Blake

Thomas, Eric
AMERICAN PAIN: 
THE SENTIMENTAL, THE LYRICAL, THE MEDICAL, THE REALISTIC
Chair: Robert Dale Parker; John Timberman Newcomb, Irvin Joseph Hunt, Jamie L. Jones

Thompson, Carl
SURVEYING AND THE ECOLOGY OF BELONGING IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY UNITED STATES
Chair: Justine S. Murison; Jamie L. Jones, Robert Michael Morrissey, Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University), Gillen D’Arcy Wood