The William Van O'Connor Library

Doctoral Dissertations 2016

Ian Afflerbach, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: The Fictions of American Liberalism: Modernism between Crisis and Consensus

Dissertation Committee: Mark Jerng (co-director), Matthew Stratton (co-director), Nathan Brown

Russell Backman, Ph.D. 2016   
Dissertation: The Distributed Epic: Modularity, Networks, and Organization in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon
Dissertation Committee: Colin Milburn (director), John Marx, Scott Simmon

Molly Ball, Ph.D. 2016   
Dissertation: Writing Out of Time: Temporal Vulnerability in Nineteenth-Century Narrative
Dissertation Committee: Hsuan Hsu (director), Michael Ziser, Elizabeth Freeman

Jordan Carroll, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Publishing the Unpublishable: Obscenity and Editorship in U.S. Literary Culture

Dissertation Committee: Colin Milburn (director), Elizabeth Freeman, Hsuan Hsu

Jenae Cohn, Ph.D. 2016   
Dissertation: The Books that Bind Us: Remediation of the Printed Book as Social Practice in the 21st Century
Dissertation Committee: Carl Whithaus (director), Evan Watkins (co-director), John Marx

Danielle McManus, Ph.D. 2016   
Dissertation: Eating Discourses: How Beliefs about Eating Shape the Subject, its Body, and its Subjectivity
Dissertation Committee: Elizabeth Freeman (director), Kyla Tompkins, Kathleen Frederickson

Josef Nguyen, Ph.D. 2016   
Dissertation: Creative Makings of the Digital Generation
Dissertation Committee: Colin Milburn (director), John Marx, Michael Ziser

Sara Petrosillo, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Pluck off Her Bells and Let Her Fly: Falconry as Medieval Reading Practice

Dissertation Committee: Seeta Chaganti (director), Claire Waters, Noah Guynn

Danielle Shaw, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Mad Men, Playboys, and Hipsters: White Masculinity in Postwar U.S. Film and Literature

Dissertation Committee: Mark Jerng (director), Kathleen Frederickson, Hsuan Hsu

Cara Shipe, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Bodies Beholden: Intersections of Race and Disability in Literature of the Long Nineteenth- Century U.S.

Dissertation Committee: Hsuan Hsu (director), Elizabeth Freeman, Mark Jerng

Bryan Yazell
, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Vagrant Narratives: Governing the Welfare Subject in the US and Britain, 1880-1940

Dissertation Committee: John Marx (director), Mark Jerng, Hsuan Hsu




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