The William Van O'Connor Library

Doctoral Dissertations 2004


James Jerome Barilla, Ph.D. 2004         

     Dissertation: The Nature of Homelands: Narratives of Restoration and Return (not currently shelved in O'Connor)

     Dissertation Committee: David Robertson (dir), Bishnu Ghosh, Slovic

Elizabeth Anne Deitchman, Ph.D. 2004         

     Dissertation: Shakespeare's American Dreams: Movies and Millennial Culture

     Dissertation Committee: Bill Worthen (dir), Barbara Hodgdon, Karen Shimakawa

Michael Edwards, Ph.D. 2004                       

     Dissertation: Geometric Theology and the Meaning of Clannesse in the Poems of the Pearl Manuscript

     Dissertation Committee: Marijane Osborn (dir), Seeta Chaganti, James Murhphy


Roland Patrick Finger, Ph.D. 2004                 

     Dissertation: Native Americans and Manifest Domesticity

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Hoffman (dir), Alan Williamson, David Van Leer

Kerry Hanlon, Ph.D. 2004         

     Dissertation: Antigone’s wake: The Legacy of Live Burial in Victorian Literature (not currently shelved in O'Connor)

     Dissertation Committee: Catherine Robson (dir), Seth Schein, Sandra Gilbert, Margaret Ferguson

Janice Hawes, Ph.D. 2004                             

     Dissertation:  Monsters, Heroes and Social Identity in Medieval Icelandic and English Literature

     Dissertation Committee: Marijane Osborn (dir), Michael Hoffman, Emily Albu

Molly Clark Hillard, Ph.D. 2004                                 

     Dissertation: "Obscure Dread and Intense desire": Folklore, Literature, and the Victorian Self (not currently shelved in O'Connor)

     Dissertation Committee: Catherine Robson (dir), David Simpson, Regenia Gagnier, Jay Mechling

Tiffany Aldrich MacBain, Ph.D. 2004                                 

     Dissertation: Impurely White: Representations of Racial Contact in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (not currently shelved in O'Connor)

     Dissertation Committee: Linda Morris (dir), Elizabeth Freeman, Turner, Owens

Greg Miller, Ph.D. 2004                                 

     Dissertation: Aspects of the Minor Deleuzian Approaches to Carolyn Chute, Peter Greenaway and Suzan-Lori Parks

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Hoffman (dir), Gail Finney, Blake Stimson

Nancy Olsen, Ph.D. 2004                                 

     Dissertation: Pulling out the Pins: A Reassessment of American Literary Voudou (not currently shelved in O'Connor)

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Hoffman (dir), Michele Praeger, David Robertson

Sharon O'Toole (aka Wrye Sententia) , Ph.D. 2004                            

     Dissertation:  Cyberpunk Visions: Coping with Converging Technologies and Transformations of Human Freedom

     Dissertation Committee: David Robertson (dir), Alessa Johns, Georges Van den Abbeele

Julie Christine Sears, Ph.D. 2004                   

     Dissertation: Discursive Deviance and the Politics of Perversity in the Novels of Kathy Acker

     Dissertation Committee: Patricia Moran (dir), Elizabeth Freeman, Gayatri Gopinath



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