This community contains the theses of the South Dakota State University, Department of English.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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ETDS from 2018

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Life Sucks: Classifying Transgressive Fiction, Jena Christianson

ETDS from 2017

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Reflection and Acceptance: Small Town Ghosts Represented in Poetry, Adam Junker

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Speak, Little Mute Girl: Representations of Mute Women in Film, Honor Schwartz

ETDS from 2016

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A Poetic Response to Cancer: Scars, Mortality, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Jodi Andrews

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Queering the Spheres: Non-Normative Gender, Sexuality, and Family in Three Victorian Texts, Randi Mihajlovic

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Within and Without: Psychoanalysis, Trauma Theory, and the Healing Narrative, Carrie Crisman Oorlog

ETDS from 2015

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Death of the Cowboys: George W. Bush, 21st Century Westerns, and the Failure of Masculine Performance, Mark Brenden

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The Roots of the Orange Tree : Metaphor in Anthony Burgess’s Alternative Reality, Lindsey Clouse

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The Gathering Darkness: J.R.R. Tolkien's Exploration of Evil, David Alden Herbener

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Composing a Literary Adoption Memoir and Self Through Creative Nonfiction Memoir Writing, Jamie K. Nagy

ETDS from 2014

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Relationships, Representation, and the Balance of Power in P.G. Wodehouse's My Man Jeeves, A Damsel in Distress, and Piccadilly Jim, Casey Alsaker

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Beyond Performance: Issues of Female Agency in Eliza Haywood's Fiction, Aubrey Berger

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Empowering Students with Critical Pedagogy : Encouraging Social Change in the Composition I Classroom, Katherine Highfill

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No More 'Flawless Victory': Exploring the Inability of the Warrior to Reintegrate into the Domestic State in Post-9/11 War Narratives, Jonathan Koehler

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They, Too Sing America : Braided Narratives About Immigrants and the American Dream, Sheryl Kurylo

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From Novel of Ideas to Pop Phenomenon: The Transmission Atlas Shrugged into Popular Culture, Stephen E. Snyder

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Consuming Masses:The Zombie Figure in Twenty-first Century Post-apocalyptic Literature and Film, Susanna Vander Vorste

ETDS from 2013

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Post-9/11 SF Films: Terrorism, Warfare, and Dystopia, Jacob Herrmann

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Analyzing Nabokvo's Rendering of Metalanguage and Phonaesthesia in the Gift and Dar, Natalia Vasilyeva

ETDS from 2012

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A Rhetorical Examination of the Barack Obama Phenomenon in the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Steve Binkley

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The Crooked End of Nowhere: Fantastic Fiction and its Adoption of the Gothic and Uncanny, Amanda Braun

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Moments of Grace: Bridging Noir Fiction with Rural-regional LIterature, Thomas P. Flynn

ETDS from 1993

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Visionaries of the American West : Mari Sandoz and Her Four Plains Protagonists, Lisa Rae Lindell

ETDS from 1991

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Violence : An Attempt at Control, Debra Hunking

ETDS from 1984

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A Comparative Study of Frederick Manfred's Lord Grizzly and A.B. Guthrie Jr.'s The Big Sky, Carol Dornberger-Jackson

ETDS from 1961

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An Experimental Writing and Grading Procedure for Freshman Composition, Ray C. Newton

ETDS from 1960

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A Study of Student Evaluation of the Freshman English Course of South Dakota State College, Charles E. Brickwedel

ETDS from 1959

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Attitudes of Students Studying Huxley's Brave New World: An Analysis, David Kenneth Adams

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A Study of the Attitudes of Teachers of Technical Subjects at South Dakota State College Toward Student Proficiency in Language Skills, Walter C. Daniel

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An Investigation of the Relationships Among Various Language Skills of Freshman English Students at South Dakota State College, Paul A. Elsner

ETDS from 1958

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Illusion and Reality: Analytic Teaching Materials for Eight Contemporary Short Stories, Sara Jeanine Deyling

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Mysticism in Selected Early Novels of John Steinbeck, Tom E. Kakonis

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The Moral Order of William Faulkner, Shirley Lease Kay

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A Teaching Approach to Selected Works of Ernest Hemingway, Helen E. Rezatto