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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Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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

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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations 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

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Violence : An Attempt at Control, Debra Hunking

Theses/Dissertations 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