Doctoral Dissertations 2016-2020

Alumnus Title of Dissertation
2020
John Casey Early Modern Rhetorics of Color 
Nicole Fung Stereo Types: Sounding Race in Twentieth-Century America 
Cole Morgan The World Before Us: Blackness, Narration, and the
Photography
Ian Sampson Tuneless Numbers: New Media, Poetry and the Oulipo
Anna Thomas Forms of Rearrangement: Habit, Injury, and Mourning in
African American and Caribbean Literature
Dashiell Wasserman Ugly Americanism: American Literature, Culture, and Aesthetic Judgment
2019
Claire Gullander-Drolet Translational Futures: Asian/American Environmental Fiction and the Transpacific Turn
Jerrine Tan Bad Style: Feminism and the Ethics of Heading in 20th and 21st Century Global Anglophone Literature
Jennifer Wang Race After Identity: Forms of Racial Configuration in Contemporary North American Literature
Minta Zlomke Cosmopolitanism and the Horizon of Romance: The Poetics of the Nation in Spenser, Ralegh, and Milton
2018
David Hollingshead  The Biomatters of American Modernity
Sara Pfaff Pluralism and Pathology in Afro- and Native American Fiction
Swetha Regunathan A machine which winds its own springs: Fictions of Self-invention in the Eighteenth Century
2017
Andrea Actis  
Our Kind of Seriousness: The Reintegration of Judgment in Contemporary American Culture
Matthew Beach  Out of Time: Sentimentalism and Temporality in Long Nineteenth-Century American Literature 
Katie Fitzpatrick  Between Law and Justice: Legal Authority, Liberal Democracy, and Postwar Fiction 
Peter Kim  Reading Character in George Eliot and William Thackeray 
Joel Simundich  Unformed Feelings: Reading Affects in the Mid-Victorian Novel 
Jessica Tabak  Pained Measures: Forms of Suffering in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne 
Stephanie Tilden  Paper Boats: The American Sea Travel Narrative and Archives of Knowledge, 1815-1850 
Rebecca van Laer  Autobiography's Queer Forms: Modernist Self-Writing from Auden to H.D. 
2016
Nathaniel Conroy American Literature and the Religion of the Disinherited: Antisecularism and Modern Fiction
Sachelle Ford Intimate Crossings: Literature and Politics of Black Diasporic Affection
John Murillo Quantum Blackanics: Untimely Blackness, and Black Literature Out of Nowhere
Andrew Naughton Writing Allegiance from Marvell to Pope
Sarah Osment Indexical Modernism: Autonomy, Commitment, Aesthetics
Steven Swarbrick The Inhuman Renaissance: Naturalist Poetics and Forms of Life