This page collects the digitized full text of Masters Theses from the Department of English at Eastern Illinois University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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"Novel" Biopolitics: Reading Defoe and Coetzee through Foucault, Derrida, and Esposito, Ben Cravens

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Fantissity, Alexandra N. Dean

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"In Motion", McKenzie Dial

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Riemannian Reading: Using Manifolds to Calculate and Unfold Narrative, Heather Lamb

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Citizens on Twitter: A Rhetorical Analysis of Emerging Political Satire, Kathryn Miller

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Girls in Graphic Novels: A Content Analysis of Selected Texts from YALSA's 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List, Tiffany Mumm

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A Monstrous Tomorrow, Ty Noel

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Female Anti-Heroes in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Television, Sara A. Amato

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Genesis B from MS Junius 11 and Paradise Lost: Possible Connections, Alicia D. Arnold

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"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself": Language, Adaptation, and the Myth of Visual Nonsense, Dianna M. Bellian

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Hanging the Servant Girl to Hunting the Ripper: The Victorian Birth of the True Crime Genre, Jonathan G. Brown

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"Boys learn the teacher, and then they learn the subject": The Importance of the Teacher-Student Relationship in Engaging High School Boys in the Writing Classroom, Leslie Ellis

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Neon Calico, Joshua Webb Garrett

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Heroic Texts and Special Effects, Joshua D. Goss

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Render Down, Nathan Hinote

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Intersections of Space, Movement, and Diasporic Subjectivity in Brick Lane, White Teeth, and Maps for Lost Lovers, Md. Alamgir Hossain

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Idealism, Pragmatism, and Student Motivation: Implementing Grading Systems, Practices, and Policies in Context, Kaleigh McRoberts

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To Teach Reading and Writing Well: "Genre Awareness" in Basic Writing, Tara Peck

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Accommodating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Writing Center, Rebekah Barton

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Yeah You Write: AuthentiCity and Authority in Katrina Literature, Terri Coleman

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Troubled, Solomohn Nallshi Ennis-Klyczek

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Between Heaven and Hell and Heathens, Gabrielle Knock

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The Shadow of the Hyperobject in Thomas Pynchon's V. and Gravity's Rainbow, Trevor Martinson

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The Lyric and the Lathe: Dreams of Perfect Poetic Efficiency, 1800-1917, Steven A. Nathaniel

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The Problem of Love and Codes of Conduct for the Younger Courtiers in King Lear, Debora L. Pfeiffer

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Growing Pains: The Good, The Nasty, The Ugly, Sarah Porter-Liddell

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Woodlawn: A Collection of Working Class Poems, Anthony Travis Shoot

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For Quality and Training Purposes: Stories, Sean Towey

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From Prairienet to the CDI: Writing the History, Sally van der Graaff

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Mental Illness in Early American Fiction: Charles Brockden Brown and the Sentimental Novelists, Katie E. Walk

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Creative Writing Pedagogy: The Autobiographical Narrative in Hybrid Projects as a Means to Explore Intersectionality, Tana G. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Grayscale, Emily Bowers

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How I Love You, Hannah R. Green

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Reuniting Old Allies: A Case for Creative Composition, Stephen M. Jefferies

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Revitalizing Grammar Instruction for High School Juniors: Toward a Contextual, Student-Driven, and Minimalistic Method, Heather L. Lindenmeyer

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Evaluation Of Student Writing And Its Effects On Motivation, Scott May

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Female Identity and Experience in ABC's LOST, Jennifer L. Reichart

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Red Star Studded Chaos: Sex Scandal, Juan Salas

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And By The Grace Of God, We'll Travel West, Aaron White

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The Risks and Rewards of Personal Writing in the High School Classroom, Dannette L. Williamson

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Placement of ELL Students in Writing Classrooms: Perceptions, Implications, and Suggestions, Soha Youssef

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Speaking silence fluently: Encouraging student understanding of counterhegemonic strategies in African American literature, Kathleen S. Decker

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Conceptualizing Identity As Performance In Young Adult Dystopian Literature, Kelly F. Franklin

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Narcissistic Intertextuality In The Works Of Bret Easton Ellis, Jennifer Grindstaff

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Teaching Genre Utilizing the Common Core Standards: A Study Examining Students with Disabilities within Different Academic Settings, Amber Laquet

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Pubs, Temperance, And The Construction Of Irishness In James Joyce'S Ulysses, Leslie Sweet Myrick

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Knowing One'S Place In The Post-Millennial, South African Novels Of Van Niekerk, Wicomb, And Matlwa, Stephen C. Poggendorf

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Fragile glass, Christopher Robison

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Dolus'S Doctrine, Gretchen Schaible-Smith

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Upvoting the audience: A Burkean analysis of Reddit, Doug Urbanski

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Imprisonment, Punishment, And Progress In Hawthorne'S The Scarlet Letter, Ashley Breanne Waggoner

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Queering the sublime: Virginia Woolf, sexology, and sexuality, Emily Whitmore

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Fantasy's weight: A tale of Zaria DeKarthan, Heather Wohltman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Framing Jane: Film adaptation and Jane Eyre, 1934-2006, Joy Wohlman Boyce

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A study in micro discourse community learning: The subject-driven micro discourse community session model, Philip Brandon Gallagher

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Bridging the cultural gap: Using Commonwealth young adult literature in American secondary schools, Jennifer Hrejsa-Hudson

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Five people like this: How writers perceive and interact with their Facebook audience, Luke E. Kingery

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Genre awareness: Effectively teaching composition through genre awareness at a community college, Ashley D. Klinginsmith

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"Through the keyhole of his eye": The restoration of Jack Kerouac's Duluoz legend, Gina Marie LoBianco

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Nonprofit visual identity: Evaluating the needs and wants, Whitney R. Noland

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"I am not minor": Characters' apparent autonomy in J.M. Coetzee's fiction, Brigid Erin O'Malley

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The Anglicization of Ælfric's "Passio Sancti Eadmundi Regis et Martyris", Benjamin W. Potmesil

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Sickness and health, Anthony Smith

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Book production in the medieval West Midlands: The case for organized bookmaking, Rashelle Spear

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Sketching as an ally in the first-year composition classroom, Kenneth P. Webb

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Project in grant proposal writing, Betsy Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Chelmsford , Daniel Davis

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Violence, Christianity, And The Anglo-Saxon Charms, Laurajan G. Gallardo

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The Meek Shall Inherit, Chris Houchens

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Dear generals and used up men: War discourse and dissent in antebellum America, Kimberly Hunter-Perkins

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John Savage, John Klyczek

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H(A)Unt, Daniel Paquin

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Distorted domesticities: Hawthorne and the Democratic domestic sphere, John Stromski

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Sometimes magic, Corey Taylor

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Twenty Essential Illinois Problems, Clint Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Genre Awareness In The Writing Center, Ashok Bhusal

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An Economic Model Of Literary Studies, Devin Charles Black

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Going Home, Glen Davis

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William Harper: A story, J.T. Dawson

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Frederick Douglass: The man, his words and his legacy as a master rhetorician, Tameka Lashean Johnson

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It's not catharsis, it's cognition: A new approach to emotion in composition, Caronia (Nia) Klein

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Monstrous transformations: Loyalty and community in four medieval poems, Mary Lieske

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In The Cold, Quiet Dark, Chris Ludwig

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Marketing Campaign For Soup Stop, Nfp, Inc., Chelsea M. McBride

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Rhetorical grammar and you: A study of first-year composition papers, Kristi McDuffie

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Performance, spectacle, text: The court masques of Samuel Daniel, Donica Martin Miller

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Strings, Willie J. Morris

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Invisible, not invincible: A fiction and memoir thesis on domestic abuse, Jennifer KayLynn O'Neil

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A teller of tales: Narratology and the works of Sherwood Anderson, Jamie Patton

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Wordsworth, Emerson, And The "Art Of Loss", Nicholas M. Shaner

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You'Re Not Really Black Unless You'Ve Been Shot-- Or So Says Black Urban Fiction, Erin A. Talley

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Exploring At-Risk Student Writers In Academic Success Programs And The Role Instructors Play In Their Evaluation, Katrina Monique Dunbar

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Translating Anglo-Saxon poetry: Foreignized translations of The seafarer and The wanderer, Andrew Timothy Eichel

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Exploring social class and the rural/urban dichotomy: A critical approach to rural community college student empowerment through composition, Amanda Groves

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Where we can't follow: A collection of short stories, Megan Holt

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Becoming , Liz Jacoby

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"Freedom in working": Representations of working women in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton, Ruth, and North and South, Amy King

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The first adventure of Raspberry and Lime: A futuristic screenplay, Sarah E. Mims

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The letters of Elizabeth I: Rhetoric for ruling, Anna M. Patton

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Female freedom fighters: The impact of Kate Chopin's The awakening and Edith Wharton's The house of mirth on the American suicide discourse from 1870-1900, Jenny Cortez