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“Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation” Milton, Print, and Nationhood
Abstract This study begins by examining the interconnections between print and nationalism in John Milton’s prose works in order to demonstrate that Milton’s interest in print—including print-related activities like ...
Author of Prodigies: Representing the Female Letter-Writer in English Renaissance Literature
This dissertation seeks to show that the figure of the female letter-writer in English Renaissance literature, rather than reflecting the culture’s desire to contain, undermine, or destroy the notion of women’s textual ...
Impossible Speech: 19th-century women poets and the dramatic monologue
This study seeks to redress the continued exclusion of women poets from the theorization of the dramatic monologue. I argue that an unacknowledged consensus on the definition of the dramatic monologue exists, in spite of ...
Psychedelic trips: travel and drugs in contemporary literature
This dissertation studies interlocking representations of travel and drugs in contemporary American, British, and Canadian novels, exploring how those thematics alternately destabilize and assuage subjectivity, genre, and ...