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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Using Sitcoms to Measure Humor Comprehension Between L1, L2, and Bilingual Users of English: Implications for Pragmatic Research, Aaron L. Beasley
Department: English

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A Story in Many Tongues: A Narrative Inquiry into the Linguistic Development of Multilingual Instructors, Willa Black
Department: English

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The Intersection of Transnationality and Scholarship: Lived Experiences, Positionings, and Practices of Five Transnational TESOL Teacher-Scholars, Bita Bookman
Department: English

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The Negotiation of English Language and Mainstream Classroom Coteacher Roles in the K-1 Classroom, Carrie L. Breyer
Department: English

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Hyperrealities and Inverted Fakes: The Otherworld Journey in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and American Gods, Theresa FitzPatrick
Department: English

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The Dangers of Rhetoric: Nationalism in The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Diana L. Forry
Department: English

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Hyperprint: Book Objects that Revitalize Print in the Digital Age, Julia Galm
Department: English

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The Narrated Academic Experiences of Three Multilingual, College-Aged Students Diagnosed With Specific Learning Disabilities, Hend M. Ghouma
Department: English

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Educational Technology Use at Afghan Public Universities: A Study of Technology Integration, Jawad Golzar
Department: English

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Content Analysis of Members' Interest, Participation, and Use of a Virtual Community of Practice Associated With Intensive English Programs, Nell Rose Hill
Department: English

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Laying the Groundwork for Transfer: A Case Study Exploring the Impact of Strengths-Based Pedagogy on Students' Writing-Related Dispositions, Kelsey Hixson-Bowles
Department: English

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Comply to Resist: Agency in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Feminist Dystopian Texts, Meghan M. Hurley
Department: English

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Educating Citizens: Representing the Social Function of American Higher Education in Three Periods from the Rise of Modern University to the 21st Century, Elizabeth Jacoby
Department: English

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ESL Teachers Experiences and Perceptions of Developing Multilingual Learners' Academic Literacies, Mary Anne John
Department: English

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Towards “Comprehensive Internationalization”: A Study of International Student Perceptions and Experiences of L2 Writing Across the Curriculum, Sandra S. Johnston
Department: English

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Transforming Literary History into Romantic Myths in Comics: Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III's Promethea, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross's The Unwritten, Nicholas P. Katsiadas
Department: English

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Powerful Silences: Examining the New Woman's Femininity and Relationships in Silent Films, Maria Kranidis
Department: English

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Making the White Folks Feel Better: Memory and Race in Four Best-Selling Southern Novels, Lisa Marzano
Department: English

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Inscriptions, Intentions, Bodily Interventions: A Medical Rhetoric Analysis of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Body in Digital and Mass Media, Marissa C. McKinley
Department: English

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Mitakuye Oyasin and Service-Learning: A Narrative Plan for Ecological Restorative Justice, Jasper County, Indiana, Lora Lynn Mendenhall
Department: English

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Constructs of Stylistic Production and Reception: Vetting and Extending the Sociocultural Theory of Style, Jonathan D. O'Brien
Department: English

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Exploring Multilingual Writers' Preference Between Audio and Written Feedback, and the Impact of Feedback Format on Their Revision Process in a U.S. Composition Class, Sukano Roy
Department: English

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Silencing Desire: Female-Female Relations and Heterosexual Apathy in Jane Austen, Emily Rupp
Department: English

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The Textual City: Walking, Reading, and Understanding the City in Literature, Andrew J. Schmitz
Department: English

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A Case Study Examining Students' Perceptions of LMS Discussion Board Use as a Tool to Promote Student-Centered Learning, Naife S. Subahi
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Literary Orientalism: East-West Literary and Intellectual Interactions in Selected Texts From Late-Eighteenth and Early-to-Mid-Nineteenth-Century English Literature, Issam Aldowkat
Department: English

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Multilingual Codeswitching Between Arabic and English: Structural Patterns, Conversation Strategies, Identity Exhibitions, and Educational Applications, Alaa Alhamdan
Department: English

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Responding to Terror in America: Global Literature, Film and the Media Narrative After the 9/11 Attacks, Ziyad Alkhalifah
Department: English

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Documenting Gender Equity in Renaissance Anthologies: A Study of the Contemporary Anthologization of Early Modern Women Authors, Mais Al-Shara'h
Department: English

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Instructor-Student Conferencing as Pedagogy: Measuring ISC Pedagogy's Impact on Student Writing and Self-Efficacy, Debra Brown
Department: English

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An Eye Toward Change: Examining Requests in Teacher-Student Writing Conferences, Angie M. Carter
Department: English

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Exploring Academic and Disciplinary Literacy Socialization and Enactment of Seven International Undergraduate Business Students, Abdullah Darwish
Department: English

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Defining Post-Katrina Literature: Hurricane Katrina and Experiences of Disaster, Race, and Environment, Brandon Galm
Department: English

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Traumatized Masculinity: Men and Boys in the Works of Tobias Wolff, Kevin Gleason
Department: English

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Encouraging Learning Transfer Through Writing Prompts, Stephanie L. Hilliard
Department: English

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Composing Pantun in English: Indonesian EFL Students’ Perceptions and Desire to Write Poetry in the EFL Classroom, Vindi Kaldina
Department: English

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On Bullying and Bullying Prevention: A Poetic Inquiry Into Undergraduate Students’ Experiences, Casey A. Keating
Department: English

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Poetry, Points, and Performance: Expanding the Scope of Slam Poetry Analysis, Cara Losier Chanoine
Department: English

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The Posthuman Turn in Composition: Critical Regionalists Inquiry and Its Pedagogical Implications, Brent Lucia
Department: English

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A Pragmatic Analysis of Public Discourse on American Women in Combat, Thomas Lyon
Department: English

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Exploring How Chemistry and English Majors Understand and Construct Disciplinary Identities in Relation to Life, Departmental, and Writing Experiences: Implications for WAC and Retention, Justin Nicholes
Department: English

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The Recurring Progress of English Political Thought in Shakespeare’s Histories, Reza Parchizadeh
Department: English

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The Impact of Teacher and Student Mindsets on Responding to Student Writing in First-Year Composition, Roger Powell
Department: English

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Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing: Saudi Female Graduate Students' Writing Practices, Discourse Strategies, and Participant Perceptions, Ahdab Saaty
Department: English

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Effective Teaching of English in Large Multilevel Under-Resourced Classes at an Afghan Public University, Kawita Sarwari
Department: English

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Intriguing the Domestic: Exploring the Connections between Elizabeth Bowen and Eileen Chang’s Novels and Short Fictions, Marquel Sherry
Department: English

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Novice Academic Authorship in the Multilingual Digital Age, Emily J. Simnitt
Department: English

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Apocalyptic Vision and Philosophical Optimism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy, Henry Yukevich
Department: English

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Mindful Writers, Sustainable Writing: Implementing Mindfulness Intervention to Support the Writing Practices of Advanced Academic Writers Engaged in High Stakes Writing, Nadia F. Zamin
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring and Understanding of Administrators’, Teachers’, and Students’ Expectations and Actual Use of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning in a Saudi Tertiary Context, Bader A. Algubaisi
Department: English

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Saudi English Teachers' Beliefs and Values Towards English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia, Ebtehal Asiri
Department: English

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Expanding Literacy Spectrum: Aesthetic Literacies of Street Artists in a Russian Post-Soviet City, Mariia Barulina
Department: English

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Black Teachers of English in South Korea, Quanisha D. Charles
Department: English

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Toward a Decolonial Queer Ecology: Reparative Reading of Gothic and Speculative Fiction, Gregory L. Chwala
Department: English

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Habitus of Deafhood: Compiling a Corpus-Based Academic ASL Dictionary Using the Sociolinguistic Practices of Deaf Individuals, Gretchen Thom Cobb
Department: English

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Students Talking About Assessment: Insights on Program Learning Outcomes, William J. Donohue
Department: English

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Theorizing Libyan Feminism: Poetic Representation of Twelve Libyan Muslim Women's Experiences, Samah A. Elbelazi
Department: English

An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

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An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

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“Of [White] Woman Born": How Whiteness, Motherhood, and the Fraught Mother-Daughter Relationship in 20th Century, U.S. Literature Contrasts Minority Texts, Charity L. Gibson
Department: English

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Communicating and Cultivating: Exploring the Phenomenology of the Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon
Department: English

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Digital Technology and Its Influence on the Professionalization of Teaching Associates in a University English Department, John C. Hepler
Department: English

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The Story of Them: Outcomes of Practicing Autoethnography in Undergraduate Writing Courses, Justin B. Hopkins
Department: English

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Multilingual Institutional Discourses of Negotiation and Intertextuality in Writing Center Interactions in Macao, Alice S. Lee
Department: English

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Student-Centered Englishes Pedagogy: A Case Study Exploration of a New Orientation for U.S. Composition, Melissa E. Lee
Department: English

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Millennial Poetics: An Analysis of Hybridity in 21st Century American Poetry, Brian Russell Lutz
Department: English

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Loneliness in the Gold: The American Campus Novel and the Corporatization of the University, Jeffrey S. Markovitz
Department: English

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Where Gender and English Language Teacher Identity Intersect: Narratives of Two Ukrainian Teachers, Oksana Moroz
Department: English

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Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: American and Japanese Students' Subjective Construction of Identity Through Language Learning Abroad, Tomoko Oda Nuske
Department: English

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Negotiating a Nation: Imperialism, Multiculturism, and the Evolution of Identity in Medieval Scottish Borderland Literature, Ruth M.E. Oldman
Department: English

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International Multilingual Student Writers' (Re) Negotiation of Their Languages and Literacies Practices in a First-Year Multilingual Composition Class, Maria Y. Prikhodko
Department: English

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(En)Acting Real Black(nesses) in the Theatre: The Black Arts Movement and Wole Soyinka, Hershell N. Proctor-Walden
Department: English

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Placing Ourselves in Our Environment: Students’ Perceptions of Their Writing and Role in Nature Following an Environmental Writing Course, Yasmin Marie Rioux
Department: English

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Exploring the Connections Between Students' Mindsets and Their Writing: An Intervention Study With a Course-Embedded Writing Tutor, Laura K. Schubert
Department: English

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“Some Cosmic Secret”: The Speculative Fiction of Jack London, Jason Seals
Department: English

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Reading Empire: (Counter)Narratives of 9/11, Rubina Sheikh
Department: English

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English Medium “National” Journals Beyond the Anglophone Center: A Qualitative Study of Multilingual Scholars and Their Publishing Decisions in Taiwan, Cheryl L. Sheridan
Department: English

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Will You...? I Will..., and I Do: Re-Envisioning Matrimony in Civil War-Era Literature, Sherry R. Shindelar
Department: English

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Structures of Terror in Caribbean Women's Writing, Lauren E. Shoemaker
Department: English

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Student Perceptions of Online Writing Center Designs for Fully Online Programs, Shelah Y. Simpson
Department: English

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Popular Music in the Films of Joel and Ethan Coen, Jesse Ulmer
Department: English

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Postcolonial Intersectional Feminism, Trauma, Whiteness, and Recovery in Michelle Cliff's Novels, Begoña V. Vázquez
Department: English

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More Than Murderers: Confronting Perpetrators in Holocaust Fiction, Adam M. Wassel
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Caribbean “Islands of the Mind”: Reshaping the Ocularity of the Self, Margaret Cox
Department: English

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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"How Do You Feel About This Paper?" A Mixed-Methods Study of How Writing Center Tutors Address Emotion, Jennifer Follett
Department: English

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Validating Placement for Teaching and Learning, Jessica Ann Ganni
Department: English

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Fabulous Ordinariness & Self-Making: The Other Side of USonian Identities, Erin Guydish
Department: English

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Indonesian EFL Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Professional Development, Rudi Hartono
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Graduate and Professional Studies Students' Writing Identities: The Role of Writing Centers in Constructing Identities, Kimberley M. Holloway
Department: English

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High School Peer Tutor Alumni Research Project, Andrew L. Jeter
Department: English

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Discovering Perceptions of the Essence of College-Level Writing: Transcendental Phenomenological Inquiry in a Midwestern Community College, Nathan B. Jones
Department: English

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Feminist Themes in Dystopias, Elsa Klingensmith
Department: English

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Faculty Members' Perceptions of Teaching Writing to Students Who Use English as an Additional Language, Nathan Lindberg
Department: English

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EFL Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About English Language Teaching in Role-Play Based Activities, Arifah Mardiningrum
Department: English

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Arriving at This Place: A Teacher’s Journey to Fostering Sustainable International Service-Learning in the Writing Classroom, Ravyn L. McKee
Department: English

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Integrating Writing Activities in the English Department Literature Courses at an Afghan University, Mir Abdullah Miri
Department: English

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English