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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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"The Past is a Country from which we have all Emigrated": Salman Rushdie's Postcolonial and Postmodern Embrace of Memory, Stephen James Bell
Department: English

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Teachers', Administrators', and Students' Perception of Recess at Public Elementary Schools: A Mixed Method Study Using Online Surveys, Interview Questions, and Students' Essays with Drawings, Krisztina Beni
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of Leadership Readiness and Empowerment Among Full-Time Nursing Faculty, Loretta Lynn Bilder
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Leading the Way in Radiography: Radiography Students' Perceptions of Leadership in the Field, Leadership Opportunities, and Themselves as Future Leaders, Renee C. Bloom
Department: Sociology

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Writing Centers and the Problem of Expertise: Knowing and Doing in Peer Tutoring, John Larkin Boyd
Department: English

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A Study of the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Financial Performance in Pennsylvania Community Banks, John L. Brooks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Gender Equity in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions and Impact on the Educational Experience, Timothy B. Campbell
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Parent Manual for Improving and Generalizing Learned Social Skills in Rural Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Julie C. Cash
Department: Psychology

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Who Are Community College Transfer Students?: A View through the Faculty Lens, Lisa Castellino
Department: Sociology

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Teachers' Perception of Looping in Secondary Schools, Dennis J. Chakey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Differences in Eighth Grade Science Student and Teacher Perception of Students Level of Input into Academic Planning and Decision Making, Jarrett Michael Chapman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Uneasy Hybridity: The Nature and Culture of Science, and its Bioethical Implications in Select Victorian Fiction, Jae-uk Choo
Department: English

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A Qualitative Case Study of Five Mothers' Experiences with Early Intervention Services and Preschool Choices for Their Children with Disabilities, Brenda L. Cole
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Voice of Choice: An Examination of African American Parents' Choice of Charter Schools, Danielle Marie Conner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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School Psychologists' Report of School-Based Mental Health Service Programs Across Pennsylvania School Systems, Ajani Yanea Cross
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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University Police Legitimacy and Fear of Crime: An Exploration of Student Perceptions, Justin Crowl
Department: Criminology

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Stemming the Tide of Leadership Instability in Long Term Care: How Worklife Factors and Burnout Contribute to Nursing Home Administrators' Intention to Leave Their Job and Career, Christina Daley
Department: Sociology

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Strengths Based Mobile Therapy, Marianne L. DiMatteo
Department: Sociology

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The Lived Experience of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Following the Sudden Death of a Classmate, Paulette Sue Dorney
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Novels of Deirdre Madden: Expanding the Canon of Irish Literature with Women's Fiction, Carly J. Dunn
Department: English

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Assessing Executive Functioning in Schools: The Utility of the BRIEF and D-KEFS in Identifying ADHD, Mindy L. Emch
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Mixed-Method Exploration of School Organizational and Social Relationship Factors That Influence Dropout Decision-Making in a Rural High School, Andrea J. Farina
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Digital Discipling: Assessing the Strategies of Spiritual Formation in Online Course Design for Bible Colleges, Michael Jeffrey Freeman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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University Students' Perceptions of the Effects of Having Been Weight-Teased by Basic Education Teachers, Rebecca A. Gallagher
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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On Being an Island: A Grounded Theory Study of Being a WPA and the Only Composition Scholar at an Institution, Robin Gallaher
Department: English

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Profiling Writing-Knowledge: Exploring Peer Review Feedback Beyond Revising and Editing, Christopher Balajadia Garcia
Department: English

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It Can Be Acquired and Learned: Building a Writer-Centered Pedagogical Approach to Creative Writing, Tamara A. Girardi
Department: English

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Struggles to Reach the Disengaged: Narratives of Young Men Who Left School Before Graduation, and Stories from Middle School Teachers and GED Instructors Who Try to Help, Lara Lynn Golden
Department: English

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An Exploration of Career Transition Self-Efficacy in Emerging Adult College Graduates, Tammy Jane Halstead
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of Support Programs for Students on Academic Probation in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Karen J. Hamman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Redesign and (Re)Marginalization in a Terrain of Struggle: Measuring the Success of Computer-Assisted Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI) in Developmental Writing Courses, Anna M. Harrington
Department: English

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Stakeholder and Institutional Influences on Sustainable Development in the Shale Gas Extraction Industry, Simon Hauser
Department: Sociology

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Power and Parody: Flann O'Brien's Satire of Repressive Irish Identity, 1937-1966, Wesley J. Hellman
Department: English

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A Mixed-Methods Study: Principals' Perceived Leadership Styles and Ability to Lead During a School Violence Crisis, Joyce Herod Henderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Life Course Study: Significant Life Events in the Lives of Appalachian First-Generation College Graduates, Peggy Henderson Murphy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceptions of Teachers Regarding the Promoting of Self-Determination Skills in Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Annah Lea Hill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Emotional Responses to the Reading Difficulties Experienced by Young Children Enrolled in Title I: A Qualitative Study of Students', Teachers', and Families' Perspectives, Rae Ann Hirsh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Success of First Year Students: The Effects of Alcohol Expectancy and Academic Self-Efficacy, Theresa Messina Horner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Personal Values, Professional Lives: Toward Fulfilling Composition Instructors' Ethical Obligation Through Critical Self-Reflection, Craig R. Hulst
Department: English

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High SchoolPrincipals' Perceptions of Cyberbullying, Brendan J. Hyland
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Peer Tutoring in College Learning Assistance Centers: A Qualitative Study of Sociotransformative Theory in Action, Patricia A. Johnson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Engagement and Relationship to Office Discipline Referrals, Erica J. Kaurudar
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Within Professional Development Schools: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Three-Student Project, Épryl L. King
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Comparison of Health Care Recruiters' Attitudes Toward RN-to-BSN Degrees Based on Instructional Delivery Method and College For-Profit/Nonprofit Status, James W. Kinneer
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination of the Leadership Styles of United States Army Reserve General Officers, Michael P. Kistler
Department: Sociology

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An Empirical Study of Media Effects: A Comparison of Real-Life and Fictional Video Violence in Cyberspace, Matthew S. Kohler
Department: Communications Media

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The Impact of Teacher Expectations on Student Achievement, Lisa M. Kohut
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Factors that Promote Persistence and Motivation Among Successful, High Poverty, Urban High School Students, Lori A. Kuhns
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Ernest Hemingway's Concealment and Discovery of the Male Self: The Influence of His Romantic Relationship with Agnes von Kurowsky on His Early Fiction, Dennis B. Ledden
Department: English

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Dys/Figuring Lady Justice: Provocations of Justice in the Works of Three, Melissa J. Lingle-Martin
Department: English

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An Investigation into the Training of Instructors of Online Graduate Education Courses at Institutions of Higher Education, Lisa Michele LoBasso
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"The Road Not Taken": A Writer's Approach to Research on Poetry Writing in Creative Writing Studies, Jason Douglas Long
Department: English

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"We Are All Terrorists." The Representation of Terrorism, Violence, and Abuse of Power in Selected Shakespearean and Post-9/11 Plays, Ahmad Hassan A. Mahmoud
Department: English

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Scope and Adequacy of Literature and Training Pertaining to Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals, Justin W. Martino-Harms
Department: Psychology

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Including Students with Moderate and Severe Complexity of Disability in Kindergarten and First Grade: Investigating the Relationship Between Inclusive Classroom Quality Indicators, Level of Inclusive Education, and Social Competence, Amy Kristen Matz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Students With Disabilities Taking Online Courses at Rural University: A Quantitative Investigation, Jennifer M. May
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Traveling in Alphabets: Narratives of Multilingual Armenian Immigrant Women, Kristene K. McClure
Department: English

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Five Filthy Words: Offensive Language and Primetime Television Programming, Britta JoRae McCreary
Department: Communications Media

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A Sociocultural Exploration of English Faculty Perceptions of American Design University in Qatar's Writing Center, Molly P. McHarg
Department: English

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Facilitating Media Literacy Through CNN.com Comments: The Construction of Knowledge via Non-Academic Computer-Mediated Discussion, Jason Thomas Mickel
Department: Communications Media

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Restorative Practices in the Collegiate Student Conduct Process: A Qualitative Analysis of Student Conduct Administrators' Perspectives, Robert L. Mikus
Department: Sociology

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First-Year Composition Teachers' Uses of New Media Technologies in the Composition Class, Lilian W. Mina
Department: English

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The Effects of Narration and Mnemonics Within a Gaming Environment for the Achievement of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge on Undergraduate Business Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rajendra Kumar Murthy
Department: Communications Media

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Exploring Five Korean English Language Teachers' Identities in the Korean Teaching Contexts, Soon Bok Park
Department: English

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A Case Study on the Effects of 4/4 Block Scheduling on Achievement in Mathematics Based on State Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania for High School Students, William Anthony Parks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Implications of Virtual World Technology for K-12 Students in a Foreign Language Course of Study, David L. Parrott
Department: Communications Media

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A Mixed Methods Study of Cyberbullying: Student, Educator, and Parent/Guardian Perspectives and Implications for Prevention and Intervention, Shannon Phillips-Shyrock
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Basic and Borderline Proficient Students' Comprehension Reading Achievement Using the READ 180© Computerized Instructional Program, Deborah L. Piper
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Faculty Perceptions of Selected Strategies Used by Provosts in Planning and Implementing Distance Education Initiatives, David Bruce Porter
Department: Communications Media

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A Comparison of Computer-Based and Multisensory Interventions on At-Risk Students' Reading Performance, Marissa S. Reed
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Placing Percy: Pathologist of Postsouthern Culture, Leigh Ann Rhea
Department: English

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Factors That Influence Cognitive Engagement and Academic Success of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Millennial Nursing Students, Meigan K. Robb
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Literacy (Re) Constructed: A Critical Analysis of Textbook and Educational Policy Discourse, Jennifer M. Rodden
Department: English

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Comics in the Classroom: A Pedagogical Exploration of College English Teachers Using Graphic Novels, Alex Scott Romagnoli
Department: English

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Movie Genre Effects on Destination Image, Place Familiarity, and Visitation Interest Among Undergraduate Students: A Film Tourism Study, Catherine A. Rudowsky
Department: Communications Media

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Interactions on the Online Writing Center: Students' Perspectives, Lindsay Ann Sabatino
Department: English

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Deconstructing Whiteness, Redefining Southern Literature: Bringing Back African American Voices into Southern Literature, Mi Ok Sa
Department: English

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Ecotech: A Pedagogical Theory for the Mobile Writer, Jessica Michelle Schreyer
Department: English

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Impact of a Reading Program on Rural Elementary School Students' Oral Reading Fluency and Early Literacy Skill Acquisition and Rate of Improvement, Christina Smith
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Impact of Chronic Stress and Trauma on Psychological and Neuropsychological Functioning of College Students, Leslie R. SmithVarner
Department: Psychology

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Exploring the Relationship Between Accomplished Teaching Through National Board Certification for Teachers and Teacher Leadership in New York State, Kathleen M. Sottile
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Faculty Perceptions of Mentoring First-Generation/Low Income and Underrepresented College Students at Predominately White Institutions: An Exploratory Study, Hilary G. Staples
Department: Sociology

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Harry Crosby, Experimental Materiality, and the Poetics of the Small Press, Neal Allen Stidham
Department: English

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Arab Americans' Identity Formation Process: Exile and Hybridity in Arab American Literature Before 9/11 and After, Muhammad Ali M. El-Sagheer Suliman
Department: English

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A Qualitative Critical Study of Collaborative Co-Teaching Practices of English Language Teachers in Public Elementary Schools in South Korea, Shannon Tanghe
Department: English

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The Iowa Gambling Task: A Study of Convergent and Divergent Validity and Performance in Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Distress, Heather Tropiano
Department: Psychology

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The Interplay of Theory and Practice in Writing Center Work, Thomas Paul Truesdell
Department: English

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The Reverend Doctor William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin: Can Leadership Resurrect and Restore the Past?, Susan Hutzler Venatta
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Oncology Nurses' Knowledge of Chemotherapy Errors Using Two Self-Directed Learning Strategies, Anna N. Vioral
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Love, Labor and Knowledge: How Informal Social Groups Disseminate and Enforce Dominant Ideologies in Select Victorian Novels, Brett Robert Wallen
Department: English

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The Walkthrough Observation: The Elementary Principals' and Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of the Walkthrough Observation Tool, Rick A. Walsh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration of the Effects of a Literature-Based Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum on the Kindergarten Classes in a Large K-5 Elementary School, Susan N. Gravle Werkheiser
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Manufacturing Culture: A Comparative Spatial Analysis of the Film Industry in Three Rust Belt Cities, R. James Wertz
Department: Communications Media

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Writing Placement and Proficiency Assessment Practices in Two Rural Two-Year Colleges, Melody Anne Wise
Department: English

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The Training Curriculum at Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academies: Perceptions of Effective Training, Jonathan Wesley Wolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"Chicks with Bics": Examining Contemporary Check Lit and Embedded Feminist Cultural Commentary, Jennifer Mary Woolston
Department: English

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Washback Effects of the Reformed CET-4 on College English Teaching and Learning in China: Students' Perspectives, Zhiling Wu
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Descriptive Study of the Effects of Mentoring and Induction Programs on Novice Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs, John M. Ackermann
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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There Is a Wound in That Wall: Representations of Islam in Selected Works of Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Ghada Al Abbadi
Department: English

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iCriticism: Rethinking the Roles and Uses of Computation and the Computer in Literary Studies, Mohammad Ibrahim Aljayyousi
Department: English