Doctoral Dissertations 2011-2015

Alumnus Title of Dissertation
2015
Angela Allan Postmodern Realism and the Neoliberal Imagination
James Beaver Material Encounters of the English Renaissance
Jeffrey Covington Security Breach: British Modernism and the Violence of Secrets
Sean Keck Reverb: American Literature and Sonic Media, 1876-1952
David Liao Dictators: Ethnic American Narrative and the Strongman Genre
John Mulligan Romantic Experiments: The Second Scientific Revolution and 19th-century English Literature
2014
Derek Ettensohn  Globalism, Humanitarianism, and the Body in Postcolonial Literature
Katherine Miller Temporal Thinking in Modern Lyric
Jeffrey Neilson Making a Living Poetry: The Process of Poetic Vocation in Postwar America
Jennifer Schnepf Strange Intimacies: The Limits of Community in the  Twentieth-Century Novel
2013
Adriane Genette  Social Spaces and Literary Spaces in Post-Apartheid South African Fiction 
Khristina Gonzalez  Malevolent Civility: The Victorian Novel and the Logic of Reform 
Austin Gorman  The Postwar American Novel and Mr. Keynes: Literature in the Age of Stabilizing Economic Disequilibrium 
2012
Christine Baumgarthuber
Writing the Poverty Line: Dickens, Gissing, Orwell and the Social Scientists
Daniel Block
     
The Feel of Not to Feel it: British Romanticism, Melancholy Historiography, and the Degree Zero of Emotion
Christopher Holmes
Translation, the Hoax, and the Postcolonial Novel in a Global Age
Deborah Katz    
  
Bodies Unbound: Race, Gender, and Embodied Identity Politics in Recent Ethnic American Fiction
Wendy Lee                          
Miscegenated Genres: Interracial Form and the Politics of National Futurity in 1990s Asian American and African American Fiction
Laurel Rayburn                   
Un-hackneyed Solitudes: Recycled Fragments as Lyric Voice in the Poetry of Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath
Hannah Sikorski                  

A Critical Romance: Modernism Rewrites Literary History 
2011
David Babcock Biopower, Professional Subjectivity, and Anglophone Postcolonial Literary Studies: Ishiguro, Coetzee, Ondaatje
Dominique Groeneveld The Spoils of Shame: Queer Affect in the Works of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Radclyffe Hall, and Virginia Woolf 
Jonna Iacono Unimagined Communities: Literary Forms and Nationalism in 19th-Century America 
Corey McEleney The Pleasure in Error: Early Modern Romance and Poetic Futility
Bethany Shepherd Automatically Popular: Exoticism and Mass Media in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 
Rebecca Summerhays Victorian Fiction and the Origins of Modern Feeling
Jason Zysk Reforming Corporeality: Eucharistic Semiotics in Early Modern English Drama