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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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Shifgrethor as the Deterministic Theme in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, Amber Hanson

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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 1989

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The Appeal of C.S. Lewis and The Screwtape Letters, Ruth E. Manson

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Religion, Women and Culture in the Works of Ole E. Rølvaag, Nancy Gwen Moose

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An Interdenominational Study of Responses to Evangelical Christian Language, Loren O. Murfield

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Truth Telling Tales : the Verbal Economy of Antony and Cleopatra, Thomas Pearson

ETDS from 1988

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No Time for Tears : A Look at Death in the Salinas Valley Novels of John Steinbeck, Bill Anderson

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Iris Murdoch's "Learning Protagonists" : Toward Contingency, Responsibility and Reality, Patrice J. Coleman

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The Meaning of Zenocrate in Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Yoon-Hee Park

ETDS from 1987

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A Contrastive Study of the Phonological System of English and Korean, Yeon-Ki Chae

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Thomas Mann's Joseph Tetralogy : Echoes Across the Coulisses, Molly Miron

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Music School : A Dance with John Updike's Poetry, Nan Steinley

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Selected Metaphors in Elie Wiesel, Jane Frances Sundal

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Women, Men, and Land, Yuri Yokota

ETDS from 1986

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Redemptive Strategies in the Novels of Bernard Malamud, Patrick B. Bjork

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A Twentieth-century Sense of "Election" : The Works of John Fowles, by Jerry Cooley. Cooley

ETDS from 1985

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Dialect Geography in South Dakota : The Eureka Dialect, Christie Steiger Delfanian

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Adrienne Rich:"Re-membering" Women's History and Language, Polly Heins

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Keresan Myth and Tradition in the Writings of Leslie Silko, Bernita L. Krumm

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Upwards and Onwards :Women's Search for Authenticity in the Novels of Charlotte Bronte, Jean McGruer

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William Kloefkorn : His Works and His Women, Jane Jensen Pierce

ETDS from 1984

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Love in Major Novels of Carson McCullers, Lynn Margaret Butterbrodt

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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

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The Short Stories of Djuna Barnes : A Less Disquieting Vision, Patricia Doughty

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Robert Bly and the Twofold Consciousness, Mary A. Thelen

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The Theory and Practice of Misspelling : A Linguistic Analysis, Judy Frasch Worman

ETDS from 1983

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Doodles on the Walls of the Cave : An Interpretation of Four Popular Novels, Carole Krysan

ETDS from 1982

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George Herbert : His Method, Salesian or Protestant, Bruce Aardsma

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"Thy Lord Dwells" : Man, Society, and Nature in Selected English Country-House Poems, W. Andrew Alexander

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The Literary Apprenticeship of Laura Ingalls Wilder, William T. Anderson

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The Forgotten Realist, John Garvey

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Emily Dickinson's Poetry : Abnormality Defined, Izzat Mohammed Ghazzawi

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Theories of Image-making in Hogarth, Reynolds and Blake, Anne C. Johnson

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High Performance Imagery : The Use of Prose Poetry in James Welch's Riding the Earthboy 40 and Winter in the Blood, Sidner J. Larson

ETDS from 1981

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Sterling Women from Sterling Township : Women's Writing as Literature and History, Janet Hovey Johnson

ETDS from 1980

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Martha Ostenso : Romance Versus Realism, Laura Bosch

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Penance and Confession in Medieval Literature for the Laity, Mary J. Daniel

ETDS from 1979

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Matthew Arnold, the Development of a Social Critic, Annette Hoines

ETDS from 1977

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Dick and Jane Grow Up : Trends in Fiction for Young Adults, Nancy Veglahn

ETDS from 1976

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Criticism of the Liberal Intellectual in the Political Fiction of Mary McCarthy, Terrill Hyde Huntington

ETDS from 1975

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Free Will and Destiny in Chaucer, Irvine Lee Patten

ETDS from 1974

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The Norwegian Heritage in America: Rølvaag's Concern for a Pluralistic Society, Hazel L. Halvorson

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Pathos and its Paradox : The Vision of J. M. Synge, William K. Schultz

ETDS from 1973

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Ritual Patterns in Shakespeare's Comedies, Margaret M. Eno

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The Forms of Language in the Plays of Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter, Charles A. Haggerty

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Chaucer and the Church, Michael Haug

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Feminism and Louisa May Alcott's Stories for Girls, Vivian E. Sarsam

ETDS from 1972

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An Arab Perspective on the Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam, Elias Agel

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Major Themes in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., June A. Anderson

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Gentilesse and Gentility : Moral Criticism in the Novels of Charles Dickens, Phyllis Anderson Ballata

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Carlyle's Literature of Heroism and its Contemporary Model--Mao, Kang-I Eleanor Chang

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The Horse as Symbol in D.H. Lawrence's St. Mawr, Dolores Elizabeth Horwood

ETDS from 1971

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The Narrow Room : A Critical Study of the Sonnet Sequences of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ann O. Boultinghouse

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A Study of the Thematic Importance of Nine Female Characters of the English Mystery Plays, Linda Lee Boyd

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Man and Nature in Herman Melville's "The Encantadas", Jay J. Jackson

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An Analysis of Three Approaches to Grammar with Recommendations for a Multiphasal Grammar, Rose Marsha Kessler

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The Tension Between Mysticism and Erotic Sensibility in Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market", Linda H. Marquardt

ETDS from 1970

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Flannery O'Connor and the Development of the Grotesque in American Literature, Joan Rae Griffin

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The Military Image in the Poetry of A. E. Housman, Richard Alan Hudson

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The American Negro in Selected Writings of Robert Penn Warren, H. Lynette Olson

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The "Republic of the Spirit" : Marital Love in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence, Nancy Lee Preszler

ETDS from 1969

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Themes of Isolation and Relationship in Selected Novels of Frederick Manfred, Joan Hilmoe

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The Changing Nature of Family Values in Pearl Buck's House of Earth, Sue Min Huang

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A Critical Evaluation of Stephen Crane's "The Monster", James M. Schubert

ETDS from 1968

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An Evaluation of the Novels of Mari Sandoz, Marian Barnes

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An Analysis of Stephen Leacock's Treatment of the Detective Story, Beverly Lamb

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Response: A Study of the Genesis, Nature, and Meaning of the Aural Imagery in Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans, Lavonne Niklason

ETDS from 1967

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The Concept of the Flapper in the Early Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Janet Foster Carroll

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The Programed Approach to the Teaching of Remedial Grammar, Janice Slupe Kleen

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A Comparison of the Social Criticism in Melville's Typee and Thoreau's Walden, Mary Riedy

ETDS from 1966

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A Study of the Gothic and Promethean Themes in Frankenstein, Lawrence L. Syverud

ETDS from 1965

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Evidence of Socio-Economic Classlessness in the Major Fiction of Daniel Defoe, Nicholas J. Goergen

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A Thematic Approach to John Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle, James W. Grinnell

ETDS from 1964

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An Eclectic Teaching Approach to William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun for Use in an Introduction to Literature Class, Wayne John Viitanen

ETDS from 1963

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Major Differences in the Background Evaluation of Top-ranking and Bottom-ranking Students of English at South Dakota State College, Robert Edward Tembeck

ETDS from 1962

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Major Differences in the Home Environment of Top-ranking and Bottom-ranking Students of English at South Dakota State College, by Marion Hvistendahl

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Major Differences Between Ten Top-ranking and Ten Bottom-ranking South Dakota High Schools: A Study in English, Phyllis Bonner Weichenthal