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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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

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The Qualifications for Being and Becoming English Language Teachers Across Junior/High School Level Public and Private Schools in Korea, Seonmi Yoon
Department: English

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Journeys of Mainland Chinese Students in English-Medium Education in Hong Kong, Shiyu Zhou
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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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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Writing Anxiety Among EFL Saudi Students in Science Colleges and Departments at a Saudi University, Bandar Saleh Aljafen
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

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A Descriptive Study of First-year College Students' Non-academic Digital Literacy Practices with Implications for College Writing Education, Ann N. Amicucci
Department: English

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Feminist Borderland Aesthetics in Three North American U.S. Women's Novels, Judy M. Bertonazzi
Department: English

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Using Comic Books and Graphic Novels to Improve and Facilitate Community College Students' Literacy, Brian Patrick Burke
Department: English

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Puerto Rican Radical: The Effects of Neoliberalism on the Life and Work of Martín Espada, Edward J. Carvalho
Department: English

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The Ecological Episteme: A Pathway to a Literacy of Sustainability, Brian D. Cope
Department: English

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Capes and the Canon: Comic Book Superheroes and Canonical American Literature, Forrest C. Helvie
Department: English

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Performing Mutuality in the Writing Class: Creating Emancipatory Teacher- Student Relationships through Response and Interactivity, John Ryan Hrebik
Department: English

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“What Are We Doing Here, Anyway?” An Exploration of the Attitudes and Responses of Teaching Assistants from Composition and from Literature Regarding Their TA Preparation, Jennifer Kathleen Johnson
Department: English

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How Accent and Identity Influence Each Other: An Investigation of L2 English Speakers' Perceptions of Their Own Accents and Their Perceived Social Identities, Kazuaki Kumagai
Department: English

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Crude Designs, Slick Resistance: Petrofiction in the Global Age, Tracy J. Lassiter
Department: English

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Independent Mountaineers: Tracing a Path of Individualism in Appalachian Literature, Film, and Popular Culture Since 1950, Rachal Marie Le Bourhis
Department: English

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Effects of Reflective Journal Writing in Japanese Students' Language Learning, Saeun Lee
Department: English

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“I Wonder if He’s for Sale”: (Mis)spent Youth and (Re)written Subjectivities in the Fiction of Bret Easton Ellis, William Magrino
Department: English

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At the Kitchen Table: Women and Food in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Multiethnic and Global Women's Literature, Allyson Denise Marino
Department: English

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Social Agency of Sideshow Performers in Literature and Film: An Analysis of Panoptic, Clinical, and Educative Gaze Constructs, Stacey Leigh Mascia
Department: English

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“The War Was Easy… It Was the War of Words … That Was Tough”: Countering Combat Trauma and Restoring Individual Identity through Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fiction, Judith Lynn Britt McNeely
Department: English

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Intersections of Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics: Coetzee, Beckett, and Kafka, Eric Paul Meljac
Department: English

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English Faculty Community Building: Writing Portfolio Assessment Groups as Teaching Circles, Dauvan D. Mulally
Department: English

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The Ludic and the Narrative in Bioshock: A Case Study Examining the Place of Video Games in Academia, Joseph Nelis
Department: English

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Francophone EFL Teachers' Perception of Research, Hamissou Ousseini
Department: English

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Reconstructing Myself: The Story of a Second Language Teacher of Writing, Deepak K. Pant
Department: English

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A Study of the Relationship between Korean Non-Native English Speaking Teachers' Prior Teaching Experience and Their L2 Pragmatic Competence, Seung Ku Park
Department: English

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Discursive Formations of UNESCO'S Policies on Literacy, Massaer Paye
Department: English

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Where Does Writing End?, Julie Anne Peluso Quinn
Department: English

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Mutuality as a Means of Overcoming Student Resistance, John Leonard Reilly
Department: English

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‘Knowledge Growth’: A Multiple Case Study of English Literature Graduates’ Learning Experiences for Teaching Composition, Kathleen A. Richards
Department: English

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Reasons to Leave, Reasons to Believe: Students' Stories of Withdrawing from First Year Composition, LeeAnn (Mysti) Rudd
Department: English

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Identity, Subjectivity, and Agency in L1-L2 Literacy Processes Among Young Spanish-English Learners in a K-12 Bilingual School in Bogotá, Colombia, Hector Manuel Serna Dimas
Department: English

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Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Language of Conciliation: Political Discourses in the 9/11 Novel, Bahramand Shah
Department: English

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Listening to Students & Answering the Call: One Woman's Writing, Responding, and Reflecting, April Zosia Sikorski-Julier
Department: English

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Emotional Literacy and the Challenge of ESL Academic Literacy, Joseph Slick
Department: English

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Students' Perceptions Towards the Effective Feedback Practices in the Large EFL Writing Class Based on Participants, Gender, and English Proficiency Level, Rini Susanti
Department: English

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Exploring Togolese High School Students' Attitudes Towards Learning English, Tewero Tchekpassi
Department: English

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Race, Identity, and Composition: The Experiences of Six African Americans in the Professoriate, Kimberly Thomas
Department: English

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"Doing School" Right: How University Students from Diverse Backgrounds Construct their Academic Literacies and Academic Identities, Whitney Ann Tudor Sarver
Department: English

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Predictive Validity of a Multiple-Choice Test for Placement in a Community College, Mary F. Verbout
Department: English

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Learning Through Language Socialization: A Case Study of Two Multilingual Families, Timothy Matthew Vetere
Department: English

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Moving Toward Critical Counter-Spaces: Volitional Movements in American Women's Writing, 1839-1900, Michelle Gaffner Wood
Department: English

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Achieving Coherence in Persuasive Discourse: A Study of Chinese ESL Undergraduates in the United States, Weier Ye
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Female Oppression and Aspiration in Selected Nineteenth-Century Novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Abdullah Fawaz Hamed Al-Badarneh
Department: English

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Geopolitical Fractures: Ideological Critique of Global Neoliberal Capitalism in World Bank Literature, Abdullah Mohammad Lafi Al-Dagamseh
Department: English

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“Religion but a Childish Toy”: ‘Atheism’ and Cynicism in the Life and Drama of Christopher Marlowe, Nouh Ibrahim Saleh Alguzo
Department: English

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Challenging State, Religious, and Gender Violence in Seven Contemporary Arab American Writers, Mohammad Salem Ali Almostafa
Department: English

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Merging the Forces of Asynchronous Tutoring and Synchronous Conferencing: A Qualitative Study of Arab ESL Academic Writers Using E-tutoring, Omar Mohamed Alqadoumi
Department: English

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A Toxic Discourse: Contaminated Hometown Communities in Selected U. S. Ecocatastrophe Prose 1970-2005, Andrew S. Andermatt
Department: English

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A Rhetorical Critique of Teacher Supervision and the Potential for Pedagogy to Serve the Purposes of Liberation in Syria, Ibrahim Ashour
Department: English

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Algerian College English Teachers' Experiences with Students' Rights: Moving from Being a Student to Becoming a Teacher, Sandra Baaziz
Department: English

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Seeking Effective Approaches to Teaching Large EFL Classes in the Ivory Coast, Massiata Bamba
Department: English

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Learning to Listen: An Examination of Trauma in 20th Century Multicultural American Poetry, Jamie D. Barker
Department: English

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Second Language Literacy Needs Analysis of Saudi Translation Students at the College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Sami Abdulaziz Ben Salamh
Department: English

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A Thomas Pynchon Guide to Contemporary Resistance, Sean Carswell
Department: English

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Emotionality and Composition in Thai and in English, Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri
Department: English

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Engaging Joycean and Post-Joycean Experimental Novels: Methods of Approaching "Writerly" Texts, William E. Clough
Department: English

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From Utopian Dreams to Twentieth-Century Dystopian Nightmares: Modern Fears of the World State and "Big Brother" in Huxley, Orwell, and Burgess, Brett Anthony Devido
Department: English

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Shakespeare's Gardens and Nature Settings: Landscapes of the Reformation's Spiritual Individualism, Debra Lee Francis
Department: English

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Dystopia and Loci of Power: Language, Landscape, and Survival, Mary G. Gainer
Department: English

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Letters, Lectures, Memos, and Minutes: An Archival Study of George Pierce Baker's Role in the History of Theater and Performance Studies, Roseanne Gatto
Department: English

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Distinguishing Online and Face-to-Face Learning: Acquisition, Learning, and Online Pedagogy, Abigail A. Grant
Department: English

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Inter-Colonialism: Onscreen Representations of Italian-Americans, Courtney Judith Ruffner Grieneisen
Department: English

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Reflection-on-Juncture within Composition: The Promise of Transfer, John Henry Guelcher Jr.
Department: English

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Exploring Mentoring Relationships and Student Empowerment: A Phenomenological Study of Four Women's Experiences, Jessica Lindsey Haggerty
Department: English

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In Search of the Self, In Search of the Land: Toward a Contemporary American Poetics of Place, William Scott Hanna
Department: English

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Doing a School Literacy Information Project in a South African Context, Diane J. Harley
Department: English

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Rust Belt Gothic Fiction, Matthew Martin Holman
Department: English

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The Muses on the Mountains: Mentoring Relationships Among Creative Writers, Brent Shawn House
Department: English

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Shouting for God: Resistance and Liberation in Early African American Evangelical Autobiography, Lars Olaf Johnson
Department: English

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A Study of the Politics of Color in Lillian Hellman's Drama and Memoir Against Colorism -- Blackness, Redness, and Whiteness, Seung-hye Joo
Department: English

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‘As a Gay Man, I’: How One Literacy Worker’s Coming Out Changed a Campus Community, Clifton R. Justice
Department: English

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"Speaking Truth to Power": A History of the California State University English Council, Kathleen J. Klompien
Department: English

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The Existence of Dualistic Absurdism: Presented by Albert Camus and Generatively Absented by Edward Albee, Hillary Ione LaMont
Department: English

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Critical, Third-Space Phenomenology as a Framework for Validating College Composition Placement, Josh Lederman
Department: English

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A Case Study of a Taiwanese Teachers' Group Exploring Narrative Pedagogy, Ruo-Wan Lei
Department: English

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The Unsung and Transformative Power of African-American Urban Adolescent Literature: Using an Adolescent Identity Taxonomy to Understand and Teach Inner-City Students, Krista Shauntae Lewis
Department: English

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ESL Students' Writing Experiences and Perceived Poetry Writing Ability, Fang Yu Liao
Department: English

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From Gothic to Gothicism: A Theory of Reading Gothic Rhetoric, Patrick Thomas McAleer
Department: English

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The Ways of White Women: Literary and Pedagogical Responses to Blackness, Susan E. McGrade
Department: English

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“Decolonizing Feminism”: Women’s Power in Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights, Majid S. Mgamis
Department: English

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Developing ESL Listening: Promoting Student Motivation, Hlaviso Albert Motlhaka
Department: English

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"Women and Competition in Selected Fiction by Louisa May Alcott: 'Discontented, Proud, and Ambitious'", Elizabeth Joanne Mutzabaugh
Department: English

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Understanding Students' Use of Sources in Research Writing Through an Epistemological Lens, Corinne E. Nicolas
Department: English

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A Well-hidden Secret: Harper Lee's Contributions to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Tina Madison Peschock
Department: English

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A Social History of Second Language Writing: First Generation L2 Composition Scholars in the Process Era, Karen Ann Power
Department: English