The William Van O'Connor Library

Doctoral Dissertations


Anne Dannenberg, Ph.D. 1995

     Dissertation: Discourse and Difference in Native American Autobiography (not currently shelved in O'Connor Library)

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Kramer (dir), David Van Leer, Norma Alarcon, Louis Owens

Gail Pliam David, Ph.D. 1988

     Dissertation: Diverse (In)Versions: Female Heroics in the Renaissance Pastoral Romance and in Women's Pastoral Fiction From Fanny Burney to George Eliot

     Dissertation Committee: Diane Johnson (dir), Richard Levin

Margaret Davidson, Ph.D. 1997

     Dissertation: Public Identity on the Border: Negotiating Culture and Ethnicity in Autobiography Miguel Antonio Otero II and Nina Otero-Warren (not currently shelved in O'Connor Library)

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Kramer (dir), David Van Leer, Margit Stange

Robert Con Davis, Ph.D. 1979

     Dissertation: Revenge Against Time: The Father in Fiction

     Dissertation Committee: Thomas Hanzo (dir), James Woodress, Elliot Gilbert

Kitty Chen Dean, Ph.D. 1979

     Dissertation: "Maritalis affectus": Attitudes towards Marriage in English and French Medieval Literature

     Disseration Committee: Daniel Silvia (dir), James Spamer, Gerald Aeruiad

Elizabeth Anne Deitchman, Ph.D. 2004         

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

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

Pamela Hope Demory, Ph.D. 1990

     Dissertation: "A Wilderness of Words": Referentiality in the Works of Joseph Conrad

     Dissertation Committee: Michael Hoffman (dir), Alan Williamson, Robert Torrance

Elin Frances Diamond, Ph.D. 1980

     Dissertation: Harold Pinter, Comic Traditionalist

     Dissertation Committee: Ruby Cohn (dir), Sandra Gilbert, Peter Hays

Aaron Kirk DiFranco, Ph.D. 2005                

    Dissertation: Available Ground: Shaping American Nature Poetry

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

Bruce T. Donehower, Ph.D. 2000                 

     Dissertation: Strange Prisoners: New Mythology and the Crisis of Endarkment in the Literature of England and Germany During the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

     Dissertation Committee: Karl Menges (dir), Max Byrd, Gail Finney

Laurie Duesing, Ph.D. 1998

     Dissertation: Restraint and Rapture: The Confessional Legacy in Late 20th Century American Poetry

     Dissertation Committee: Clarence Major (dir), Alan Williamson, Joanne Feit Diehl


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