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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dropped into the Deep End: A Study of Personal Journals in First-Year Composition, Jason Michael Wester
Department: English

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Detoxifying Narratives: Feminism, Ecology, and Patriarchal Capitalist Development in the Works of Contemporary American Women Writers, Natalie Yaquenian
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Mature Taiwanese Writers' Development of Voice and Positioning in English, Shu-Fen Yeh
Department: English

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English Learning and Teaching Journey of Second Language Learners in Postgraduate Program: A Study of Bilingual and Multilingual Speakers' Construction of Identity in Autobiographical Narratives, Tong Zhang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Pragmatic Use of Discourse Markers in the Unplanned Speech of University English Language Learners, Rachel Adams Goertel
Department: English

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The Archaeological and Postcolonial Transformation of the Discourse of Orientalism from Renaissance to Restoration Drama, Hussein A Kaream Hussein Alhawamdeh
Department: English

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Learning Styles of EFL Saudi College-level Students in On-line and Traditional Educational Environments, Mubarak Alkhatnai
Department: English

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Challenges of Cross-Cultural Translation of American Literary Works into Arabic: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Case Study, Abeer Abdulaziz Al-Sarrani
Department: English

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"Tis Paltry to be Caesar": Postcolonial Intimations in Shakespeare's Selected Plays, Bassam Mohammad Eid Al-shraah
Department: English

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The Exploration of Non-native English Speaking (NNES) Professionals' Identity Constructions and Negotiations as Pedagogical Border Crossers between the U.S. and Korea, Jyun Bang
Department: English

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Examining Formative Evaluation of an English for Specific Purposes Program, Osman Barnawi
Department: English

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Close Encounters of a Different Kind: A Study of Science Fiction Fan Culture and Its Interactions with Multiple Literacies, Gail A. Bondi
Department: English

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An Overview of Language Preservation at Ohi:yoʹ, the Seneca Allegany Territory, Melissa E. Borgia
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Metacognitive Reflection: The Beliefs, Attitudes and Reflective Practices of Developing Professional Educators, Liliya S. Bormotova
Department: English

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Constructing Identity/Answering The Call: A Qualitative Analysis Of The Narrative And Rhetorical Strategies Of Six Clergy Women, Kathryn A. Broyles
Department: English

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The Construction of Writer Identity in the Academic Writing of Korean ESL Students: A Qualitative Study of Six Korean Students in the U.S., Soyoung Baek Burke
Department: English

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Being and Writing with Others: On the Possibilities of an Ethnographic Composition Pedagogy, Elizabeth A. Campbell
Department: English

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Composition, Retention, Race, Remediation and the First Year: A Descriptive Study of the "At-Risk" Student Experience, Leah M. Chambers
Department: English

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A Historical Analysis of the Chinese and English Tests of the Joint College Entrance Examinations in Taiwan from 1954 to 2008, Shu-Fen Cheng
Department: English

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Postcolonial Moments in Language Politics: Case Studies on Multilingual Performances, Wan-li Chen
Department: English

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"To Tell Afterward": The Stories of Five Scholars in Composition-Rhetoric, Kelli Lynn Custer
Department: English

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Defining Motherhood: The Plight of the Non-Traditional Mother in Multi-Ethnic American Women's Literature, Lea Johanna Delcoco-Fridley
Department: English

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Beyond the Gaze: Post-Foucauldian Surveillance in Fictive Works, William Michael Dickey
Department: English

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International Mail Order Brides: A Narrative Inquiry Investigating the Lives of Six Female Second Language Learners, Their Literacies and Their Acquisition of the English Language, Elizabeth Rafferty Duncan
Department: English

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The Development of the Rebellion Novel Genre in Nineteenth Century British Literature, Anna Faktorovich
Department: English

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The Perceived, Conceived, and Lived Experiences of 21st Century Peer Writing Tutors, Brian J. Fallon
Department: English

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The Narrative of Aging: The Portrayal of the Aged in Toni Morrison and Ernest J. Gaines, Ihab M. Freiz
Department: English

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Emotional Responses to the Linguistic Landscape in Memphis, Tennessee: Visual Perceptions of Public Spaces in Transition, Rebecca Todd Garvin
Department: English

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Examining Student Feedback in Writing Assessment: Validation Inquiry in a Writing Placement Program, Kristen M. Getchell
Department: English

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Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of "Community" in Online College Composition, David Ray Golden
Department: English

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Men Who Mother and Women Who Won't: Birthing a New Maternity, Amy B. Hagenrater-Gooding
Department: English

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Discovering Voices, Discovering Selves: Auto-ethnographic Examinations of the Relationships between Japanese Queer Sexualities and English as Language and Culture, Marlen Elliot Harrison
Department: English

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Unheard Voices: Narratives of Developing TESOL Professionals in a Graduate Discourse Community, Mai A. Hassan
Department: English

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Women Who Kill: Performing Feminist Resistance in 20th Century American Multiethnic Women‘s Literature, Gwendolyn J. Heckmann
Department: English

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Moving Beyond "Second" and "Foreign": An Examination of the Discursive Construction of Teaching English and Spanish, Nicole M. Houser
Department: English

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Suspended Between Languages: Stories from the Biliterate Lives of Hmong Generation 1.5 University Women, Kimberli A. Huster
Department: English

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Revisiting Haiku: The Contribution of Composing Haiku to L2 Academic Literacy Development, Atsushi Iida
Department: English

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The Listening Strategies of Tunisian University EFL Learners: A Strategy Based Approach to Listening to Oral English Texts, James Mitchell Ishler
Department: English

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The Role of English in Kyrgyz Immigrants' Acculturation Processes in the United States, Roza Kazakbaeva
Department: English

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Dynamics under the Silence: Exploration of the Needs and Wants of Korean Students in a Large Scale English Writing Class, Soyeon Kim
Department: English

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Claiming Their Right to Write: Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners Across a Secondary Curriculum, Sarah Henderson Lee
Department: English

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The Role of Feedback in Two Fanfiction Writing Groups, Chad Eric Littleton
Department: English

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Not Just a Feeling Anymore: Empathy and the Teaching of Writing, Janet M. Lucas
Department: English

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Voices of Pedagogy, Positionality, and Power: A Narrative Inquiry of Identity and Ideology (Re)Construction of Algerian Graduate Students at American Universities, Hayat Messekher
Department: English

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Genre Awareness among Thai EFL Readers and Writers at a Thai University: A Qualitative Study, Korakote Natiladdanon
Department: English

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"For Love of Grace": Evolving Evocations of Grace in the Literature of Renaissance England, Coral Allyn Norwood
Department: English

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A New Direction for Composition Pedagogy: Implementing Perspective Pedagogy in the First-Year Research Composition Classroom, Joanna Nancy Paull
Department: English

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Writing in the Workplace: Professional Writers' Self-Reports, Cynthia Ann Payne
Department: English

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Englishnesses: Traditional and Alternative Conceptions of English National Identity in Novels by Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, John Fowles, and Jeanette Winterson, Christine D. Pristash
Department: English

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To Be Black, Female, and Literate: Literacy Identity among Undergraduate Black Women, Lou Ethel Roliston
Department: English

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Examining the Influence of Multimodal New Media Texts and Technologies On First-Year Writing Pedagogies: A Cross Sectional Case Study, Daniel Lee Ruefman
Department: English

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Literacy Experiences and Cultural Negotiations in Transnational Academic Context: The Case of Israeli Study Abroad MBA Students in an American University, Ayelet Sasson
Department: English

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Finding Point Balance: The Functions of Writing in Identifying and Maintaining Equilibrium Among a Working Mother's Life Challenges, Sandra Hansotte Stanko
Department: English

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Journeys of Female Mainland Chinese Postgraduate Students in English-Medium Higher Education in Hong Kong SAR: A Study of the Women‟s Changing Identities in New Community of Practice, Xiaokun Sun
Department: English

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Revising the View of the Southern Father: Fighting the Father-Force in the Works of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, and Alice Walker, Barbara C. Taylor
Department: English

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Millennials Strike Back: Students' Reports of Knowledge Transfer From High School to College, Jennifer MarieHolcomb Wells
Department: English

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L2 Writing in the L1 Composition Course: A Model for Promoting Linguistic Tolerance, Ana Maria Wetzl
Department: English

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Rethinking Hybridity from a Pluralistic Perspective in Selected Twentieth-Century Multiethnic American Fiction and Criticism, Hussein Hasan Zeidanin
Department: English

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An Exploration of the Identities of Asian Graduate Student Mothers in the United States, Qisi Zhang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Environmentalism, Modernity, Capitalism, and Cultural Hegemony in Six Contemporary Authors, Motasim O. Almawaja
Department: English

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Idiomobile for Learners of English: A Study of Learners' Usage of a Mobile Learning Application for Learning Idioms and Collocations, Mahmoud Atiah Amer
Department: English

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"A Lass Unparalleled": The Scriptural Underpinnings of Women in Selected Shakespearean Plays, Ahmed Muhammed Faleh Banisalamah
Department: English

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On Advertising's Terms: The Weak Critiques of Consumer Capitalism in Player Piano, Fahrenheit 451, and The Space Merchants, Mary Elizabeth Davis
Department: English

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Discursive Transformation and the Reconstruction of Identity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of African American Student Texts, Jason Richard DePolo
Department: English

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The Identity, Second Language, and the Classroom Dynamic: Participant Observation in a Beginning Korean as a Second Language Classroom, Joel S. Diamond
Department: English

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An Ecocritical Examination of British Romantic Natural History Writing: The Literature of a Changing World, Jeffrey S. Dories
Department: English

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The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment, Dawn Fels
Department: English

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The Student Writer as Blogger: A Longitudinal Case Study of a Blogger's Critical Narrative Events, Eric A. Glicker
Department: English

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Stolen Voices: Literacy, Identity, and Acculturation of Resettled Somali-Bantu Refugees, Amanda Rae Goldberg
Department: English

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Religion in Flux Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings: Dada's Prophets of the Word, Crystal Jean Hoffman
Department: English

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Arabic and English Persuasive Writing of Arabs from a Contrastive Rhetoric Perspective, Soliman Ismail
Department: English

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L2 Cultural Negotiation and Visual Literacy: A Multilingual Perspective, Alexander Lapidus
Department: English

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Linguistic Landscape of "Little Russia by the Sea," a Multilingual Community in a Brooklyn Area of New York City, Alena A. Litvinskaya
Department: English

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White Prestige Ideology, Identity, and Investment: ESL Composition Class as a Site of Resistance and Accommodation for Taiwanese Students, Pei-hsun Liu
Department: English

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Teacher Professional Development: The Needs of TESOL Teachers in the Republic of Niger, Ganda Nabi Mahamadou
Department: English

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Stranger Than Fiction: A Study of Student Perceptions of Writer's Block And Film in the Composition Classroom, Kimberly Marie Miller
Department: English

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An Analysis of Leadership Beliefs and Practices of 25 TESOL Leaders, Deborah A. Sams
Department: English

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The Literate Lives of Chamorro Women in Modern Guam, Sharleen J. Q. Santos-Bamba
Department: English

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Dumb Animals, Crazy Broads, and Ugly Truths: Rooting for the Avant-Garde, Kimberly A. Socha
Department: English

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Finding Our Places, Defining Our Places: Service Learning and Ecocomposition in the First-Year Composition Classroom, Heidi Ann Stevenson
Department: English

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Challenging Progress: Mob Violence and Punishing Identities in Modernist-Era American Fiction, Benjamin S. West
Department: English

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Online Interaction between Thai EFL Learners and English Speaking Chat Partners: An Exploration of Negotiation for Meaning and Developing Relationships, Kandanai Worajittipol
Department: English

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The Evolving Teacher Identities of 12 South/East Asian Teachers in US Graduate Programs, Nugrahenny Tourisia Zacharias
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Caught between Two Cultures: The Realization of Requests by Jordanian EFL Learners, Husam S. Al-Momani
Department: English

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Feminist Resistance in Contemporary American Women Writers of Color: Unsettling Images of the Veil and the House in Western Culture, Mais Yusuf ALQutami
Department: English

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The Presence, Roles and Functions of the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Novels, Alyce R. Baker
Department: English

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Stigmatizing the Supernatural: Social and Intellectual Acts of Othering Paranormal Events in British and American Literature of the Long Nineteenth-Century, Christian M. Blum
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Investigation of College Students' Construction and Representation of Plagiarism, Kurt William Bouman
Department: English

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The Black Press and the Shaping of Protest in African American Literature, 1840-1935, Anthony Todd Carlisle
Department: English

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The Function and Use of the Textbook in an Undergraduate Nursing Program, Ryan David Costanzo
Department: English

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Walking Through the Shadows: Ruins, Reflections, and Resistance in the Postcolonial Gothic Novel, Sheri Ann Denison
Department: English

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The Phenomenon of International Adoption with a Focus on Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study of Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents from Russia, Daniela DiGregorio
Department: English

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A Chaotic Companion: Writers and Writing with Bipolar Disorder, Lauren Teresa DiPaula
Department: English

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Applying Contemporary Western Composition Pedagogical Approaches in University EFL Writing Context: A Case Study of a Writing Workshop at a Chinese University, Jiajia He
Department: English

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"A Long Row To Hoe: Life And Learning For First-Generation College Students In The 21st Century Rural South, Ellen Hudgins Hendrix
Department: English

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Listening to Their Voices: An In-Depth Study of Language Anxiety and Cultural Adjustment among Taiwanese Graduate Students in the United States, Yi-Wen Huang
Department: English

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Seeing, Saying, Knowing, Naming: Oppositional African-American Women's Poetics, Michelle McMichael Keita
Department: English

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Humorous, Satirical Dialogue Created by American Women Writers in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, Irene Keller
Department: English

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An Investigation of the Effects of Discourse Types on Taiwanese College Students' Reading Strategy Use, Jiun-Iung Lei
Department: English

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Refiguring Composition Through Theory, Amy Lynch-Biniek
Department: English