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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Captivating Culture and Composition: Life Writing, Storytelling, Folklore, and Heritage Literacy Connections to First-Year Composition, Jennifer O. Curtis
Department: English

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A New Model for Reading Adaptation: The Textus, in a Case Study of Adaptations of “The Great Gatsby”, Sarah Elizabeth Davis
Department: English

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Metatext: A Study of Nonfiction Fan Compositions and Disciplinary Writing, Shevaun Donelli O'Connell
Department: English

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Ethnoracial Mixology: A Poetic Ethnography of Mixed-Heritage Individuals' Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Identification and Identity, Tarah Dunn
Department: English

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Trapped Like a Trap in a Trap: Subversive Fiction of the Twenties and Thirties - Dorothy Parker's Outrage at the Failure of Advancement Toward Gender and Social Equality, Claire Louise Englehart
Department: English

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Beyond Visible Cities: Avant-Garde Actions and the Materialized Word in Twenty-First-Century New York City, Dominique Ficalora
Department: English

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Belief and an Act of Will: Hopeful Writing Theory for the Composition Course, Brian Fotinakes
Department: English

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Academic Literacy and Discourse Socialization of Seven Multilinguals in a Research Seminar Course in a Japanese University, Yutaka Fujieda
Department: English

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Social Combination: Teaching Two Fa(u)lkners and Digital Literacy, Koichi Fujino
Department: English

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Recontextualizing Composition Studies: Translingual Practice, Representation, and an Enacted Methodology, Rachel Griffo
Department: English

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(Re)framing the Immigrant Narrative: Exploring Testimonios That Counter the Essentialized Image of (Un)documented People in the Discourses of Contemporary U.S. Rhetoric, Leslie Nicole Gutierrez
Department: English

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Reimagining the Dominant Narratives of Peer Tutoring: A Study of Tutors' and Writers' Stories, Margaret M. Herb
Department: English

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Writing Stories Across Languages: The Exploration of Students' Books Construction in an EAP Writing Classroom, Maria Houston
Department: English

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Aristotle, the Sublime, and Quantum Rhetoric: New Approaches to Understanding the Fiction Writing Process, Mitchell R. James
Department: English

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Recovering the Agency of Editors in the Careers of Three Canonical Nineteenth-Century American Authors, David W. Johnson
Department: English

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Negotiation of Feedback on Academic Writing at the Doctoral Level: A Contextualized, Qualitative Inquiry of Multilingual Students, Kyung Min Kim
Department: English

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"Upon Life and All Its Random Injustice": The Post-Traumatic Masculinity of Superheroes, Villains, and Vigilantes in Graphic Novels, Television, and Cinema, Shana Marie Kraynak
Department: English

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Jane Eyre and Becky Sharp's Progeny: Mapping the Governess in Victorian Literature, Amanda M. Lagoe
Department: English

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Understanding the Korean Culture of Assessment and Implementation of a Performance Assessment Tool, Youn-Kyoung Lee
Department: English

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Aesthetic Plagiarism and its Metaphors in the Writings of Poe, Melville, and Wilde, Sandra M. Leonard
Department: English

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American Orientalism: A Study of Ethnic American Literature in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, Xiaodong Liu
Department: English

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Emasculation and Emancipation: African American Masculinity in African American Women's Literature, 1955-1985, Lana N. Lockhart
Department: English

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The Rebellious Novel: A Study in Conformity, Repression, and Resistance in Philip Roth and Selected Other Novelists, Andru Lugo
Department: English

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Collaborative Dissertations in Composition: A Feminist Disruption of the Status Quo, Laura M. Mangini
Department: English

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Composition and the Cooperative Dissertation Study: Our Collaborative Resistance, Sabatino M. Mangini
Department: English

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"Brave the Stigman Manfully": Examining Professionalism, Singleness, and Femininity in Mid-Victorian Heroines, Andrea J. Martino-Harms
Department: English

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"Up the Long, Long Street": The Poetry, Other Writings, and Life of Donald Junkins, Bradley Roy McDuffie
Department: English

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Russian Novice English Teachers' Perceptions of Selves as English Teachers, Kristina S. Navnyko
Department: English

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White Double Consciousness in Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and Geraldine Brooks's March, Jean-Paul Konda Ntusi
Department: English

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Investigating Students' Situated Understandings of Criticality in a Master of Arts TESOL Course, Kyle Nuske
Department: English

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The Emotions of Professionalization in a Master's of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Program, Dana Poole
Department: English

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The Encoding and Decoding of Gendered Heroic Quests in Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, and Torchwood, Thomas M. Powers
Department: English

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Rice Culture, Buddhism, Wars, and Diaspora: Mutual Legacies in Heterogeneity in Southeast Asian American and Diasporic Literature, Kittiphong Praphan
Department: English

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Journey to College from Special Education: A Case Study of Transition Support in a Cyber-Charter School, Sasha A. Reese
Department: English

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Mythopoeia: The Unified Worldview of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, Zachary Andrew Rhone
Department: English

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Racial Passing in Twenty-First Century Literature: Complicating Color in the African-American Fin-de-Siècle Novel, Pamela S. Richardson
Department: English

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Sociolinguistic Analysis of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Film, Olubukola Yetunde Salako
Department: English

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Hemispheric Minstrelsies: Race, Nation, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Performance, Jessica M. Showalter
Department: English

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The Influence of Writing Center Tutoring Experience on Multilingual Teachers' Pedagogy: A Qualitative Study, Taylor Ann Snyder
Department: English

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Talking Voice in Women's Advocacy Sites and Composition, Karen Sorensen-Lang
Department: English

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Re-Reading Economics in Literature: A Capitalist Critical Perspective, Matthew D. Spivey
Department: English

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The Author Who Lived: Charles Dickens, J. K. Rowling, Their Fans, and Their Characters, Tess R. Stockslager
Department: English

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Parents' Role in Their Children's Development and Maintenance of the Heritage Language: A Case Study of a Turkish-American Immigrant Family, Ruba Tatar
Department: English

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Sky Juice: Students Writing Hope, Sharon M. Virgil
Department: English

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Expanding Narrative Representations: A Study of TA Preparation Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, Nicole Warwick
Department: English

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Writing in Fashion: An Exploratory Case Study Examining Fashion Faculty Use of Writing and the Transmission of Industry Specific Genres, Elizabeth Sara Whitehead
Department: English

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A Multi-Sensory Approach to the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Tino George Wilfong
Department: English

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MBA Literacy Practices: Among Taiwanese MBA Students in Taiwan and the United States, Wan-Ning Yeh
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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English Business Communication in the Saudi Workplace: Employers' Perceptions and Insights about the Cultural Ecology and Needed Literacies, Mahdi Redha Aben Ahmed
Department: English

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Capitalizing on Appalachia: Resisting Colonization and Exploitation in the Works of Ron Rash and Fred Chappell, Elisabeth C. Aiken
Department: English

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"I Am a New Breed. A Rebel.": Defying Hegemonic Identity Constructions in Contemporary Arab-American Women Writers, Nancy H. Al-Doghmi
Department: English

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Beyond the Religious and the Secular: The Hybrid Nature of Forgiveness in Early Modern Drama, Salim Eflih Al-Ibia
Department: English

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A Conciousness Raising Exercise in Meaningful Literacy: ESL Female Teachers' Perspectives and Recommendations, Muna S. Alosaimi
Department: English

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International Graduate Students' Perceptions of the Thesis Research Writing, Najah Saad Alsaedi
Department: English

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Negotiating Ethnic and American Identities in Contemporary Multiethnic American Drama, Sameer Mohammad Eid Al-Shraah
Department: English

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A Calculus of Fire: Strange Loops and Autopoietic Consciousness in Selected Twentieth-Century Fiction from James Joyce to Philip K. Dick--A Cognitive Poetic Approach, Francis Carmen Altomare
Department: English

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The Influences of Family's Experiences and Understandings on Saudi Students' Study-Abroad Educational Experiences, Mohammed Ghurmullah M. Alzahrani
Department: English

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Exploring the Continuity of Experiences Within Ghanaian International Students' Voiced Narratives, Jocelyn R. Amevuvor
Department: English

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The Role of Aesthetic Artifacts in Creative Writing Research: Casting Student Identity Narratives as Cultural Data, Christine I. Bailey
Department: English

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Choosing Materials for a Writing Center Resource Library in an ELL Setting, John R. Baker
Department: English

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Playful Texts: Play Theory and the Adaptation and Reception of Fantasy Genres, Joshua Grant Begley
Department: English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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MA TESOL Students' Perspectives on and Experiences with Group Work, Meng Shao
Department: English

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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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Students' Perceptions of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Tests, Hartati Suryaningsih
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 Interplay of Theory and Practice in Writing Center Work, Thomas Paul Truesdell
Department: English

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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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Autobiographical Narratives on Lifelong English Learning Experiences by U.S. Academics as Multilingual Subjects, Fu Wang
Department: English

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Early Study Abroad Experiences and Meaningful Literacy of International Female High School Students Studying in the United States, Rossella Chiara Williams
Department: English

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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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Writing Center Tutors' Perceptions of Social Justice Issues: A Multiple Method Qualitative Study, Elizabeth L. Witherite
Department: English

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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

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A Quantitative Study of ESL/EFL Students' Understanding of Plagiarism, Wenxi Yang
Department: English