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Graduate English Doctoral Alumni

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Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Blake Allmendinger

Elaine Scarry Cowboy Literature

Greg Bredbeck

Stuart Curran
Phyllis Rackin
The Uses of Ganymede from Marlowe to Milton: Homoeroticism in Renaissance Thought and Literature

Douglas Buchholz

Peter Conn Allegory and the Modern American Fiction Canon

Deborah Burnham

Daniel Hoffman Lovely in its Bones: Form in Theodore Roethke's Poetry

Alison Byerly

Elaine Scarry The Magic Web: Representations of Art in 19th Century Fiction

Graham Drake

David Anderson Mythography in the Tradition of Commentaries on Boethius' De Consolatione Philosophiae

Gwynne Kennedy

Maureen Quilligan The Nature of Sexual Difference in the English Renaissance

Thomas Edward Kinsella

Paul Korshin The Art of Conversation in Eighteenth-Century Society and Literature

James Krasner

Elaine Scarry The Entangled Eye: Perception and Illusion in Post-Darwinian Nature Writing

Barbara Lamos

Barbara Herrnstein Smith Dissertation Proposal: On Error

Celeste Gerard Langan

Stuart Curran Waling, Working, Revolution: The Romantic Task

Hiroko Sano

Roland Mushat Frye 'Conversation' and 'Softness': John Milton on Marriage and Women

Laura Tanner

Wendy Steiner Speaking in Forms: The Discourse of Violence in 20th Century Fiction

Wendy Wall

Maureen Quilligan The Shapes of Desire: Printing, Publication, and Renaissance Cultural Forms

Susan Zlotnick

Elaine Scarry Past and Present: History, Class and Gender in Victorian Factory Novels
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Charles A.S. Ernst

Craig Thompson A Study of the Seventeenth Century "Character": Its Structure and Style

Christopher Flint

Ellen Pollak Depedence and Discord: Kinship in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

David Heddendorf

Wendy Steiner William James and the Rhetoric of Popular Philosophy

Maribel Molyneaux

Elaine Scarry Women and Work: On the Margins of the Marketplace

Philip Edward Pedley

Maureen Quilligan The Place of Hierarchy in Milton's Thought

Henriette Lazaridis Power

Vicki Mahaffey Shahrazade's Wake: The Arabian Nights and the Narrative Dynamics of Charles Dickens and James Joyce

Athena Vrettos

Nina Auerbach
Elaine Scarry
In Sickness and in Health: Victorian Discourse on Disease

Thomas E. Yingling

Wendy Steiner Hart Crane and the Homosexual Text
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Maureen Corrigan

David DeLaura Medievalism and the Myth of Revival in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Thought

Scott S. Derrick

Peter Conn Anxiety, Gender, and Realism: James, Dreiser, and the Dilemmas of American Masculinity

Peter Dorsey

Peter Conn The Rhetoric of Conversion in Early Twentieth-Century American Autobiography

Constance Harsh

Nina Auerbach Feminist Solutions to Social Crisis in the Condition of England Novels

MaryBeth Inverso

Elaine Scarry A Coffin Square of Limelight: The "New Gothic" Drama

Jo Ellen Parker

Nina Auerbach Madonnas, Magdalens, and Madwomen: Biblical Typology in the Early Works of George Eliot

Marsha Robinson

Roland Mushat Frye Shakespeare and the Rhetoric of History

Jacquelyn Savani

Robert Yongue Turner King Lear from the perspective of Ben Jonson's Satire

Julie Solomon

Maureen Quilligan Magicians and Travellers: The Representation of Human Knowing in the English Drama and Prose of the late 16th and early 17th centuries

Emily Sullivan

Gerald Clifford Weales The Forged Iron: A Study in Modal Counterpoints

Gregory Wegner

Daniel Hoffman The Sketch Book of Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Literary Sketch in the Development of Nineteenth Century Prose Fiction
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Michael Awkward

Houston Baker An Intertextual Reading of Black Women's Novels

Susan Blair

Robert Yongue Turner The Comedies of George Chapman: Saturnalian Progress to Self Knowledge

Bruce Boehrer

Robert Yongue Turner "The Promiscuous Crowd": Representations of Incest in the Literature of the English Renaissance

Victoria Carchidi

Elaine Scarry Creation Out of the Void: The Making of a Hero, and Epic, a World: T.E. Lawrence

Elizabeth Cox Juckett

David DeLaura Thackeray and Carlyle

Frank P. Fox

Robert Lucid "I'm a city boy myself" A Study of Saul Bellow's Urban Fictions

John R. Gaggin

Robert Lucid Hemingway and Aestheticism

Steven Goldsmith

Stuart Curran Unbuilding Jerusalem: The Romantics against the Apocalypse

Benjamin L. Goluboff

Robert Regan The Confident Dream: American Travel Writing on Britain

Louis S. Gross

Nina Auerbach
Peter Conn
The American Gothic Novel and the Challenge of Generic Convention

Sister Marie Hubert Kealy

Cary Mazer Spirit of Place in Irish Drama: The Plays of John B. Keane

Richard Newhauser

Siegfried Wenzel The Image of Avarice in Late Medieval English Literature

Lee Joseph Passarella

Craig Thompson A Critical Edition of The Workes of Robert Harris, 1635

Karin Lindblad Yanoff

Peter Conn The Rhetoric of Medical Discourse: An Analysis of the Major Genres
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Gail Berlin

James Rosier A Study of Old English Narrative

Ann M. Bohara

James Rosier "More Than Words Can Reckon": the Lexicon and Rhetoric of Afterlife Description in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Norman Carey

Hennig Cohen Hawthorne's Allegorical Method in the Tales and Major Romances

James Cruise

Paul Korshin Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained: The Genesis of Fictional Worlds

Terence Freeman

Arthur Hawley (Joe) Scouten The Resurgence of Satiric Laughing Comedy in 18th Century Afterpiece Drama

Sayre N. Greenfield

Maureen Quilligan Backwards Glances at Faerieland: Spencer's Settings in The Faerie Queene

John C. Hawley, S.J.

David DeLaura Charles Kingsley: The Polemics of Art

Diane Lichtenstein

Nina Auerbach Jewish Women Writers and the Myths of American Womanhood

Thomas Makin

Joel Conarroe 'Reaching into Silence':The Poetry of Basil Bunting

Robin Roberts

Nina Auerbach Doris Lessing and Feminist Science Fiction

Linda Veronika Troost

Arthur Hawley (Joe) Scouten The Rise of English Comic Opera: 1762-1800

Joyce Zonana

David DeLaura The Muses in Modern Poetry: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Transformations of the Classical Tradition
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Jeanee Campbell

Peter Conn 'Interest' and 'Design': Problems of Narrative Epistemology in the Late Novels of Henry James and William Faulkner

Sister Nuala Cotter

Robert Yongue Turner Thomas Dekker's Professional Skills of Characterization

Joyce Jonas

Houston Baker Anancy in the Great House: A Study of Boundaries in the novels of Wilson Harris and George Lamming

Carol Kuniholm

Peter Conn Multiplied Visions: Henry James's 'The Better Sort'

Helena Michie

Nina Auerbach The Flesh Made Word: Representations of Women's Bodies from the Victorian Era to the Present

John Robert Shea

Robert Lucid 'The Imagination of Alternatives': (New) American Review and Contemporary American Writing

Mary V. Yates

Paul Korshin The Dancing Socrates: The Aestheticization of Moral Philosophy in Enlightenment England and America

Yoshihiro Yoshino

James Rosier Poetic Syntax in the Old English Meters of Boethius: A Comparative Study of Verse and Prose
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Shefali Balsari

Phyllis Rackin A Study of The Taming of the Shrew

Paul Eugene Kallich

David Anderson Chaucer's Translation Technique

Edward F. Palm

Peter Conn American Heart of Darkness:The Vietnam War in Fact, Fiction, and Film
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Charlotte Bonica

David DeLaura 'Modern' Love in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

Nigel Brooks

Humphrey Tonkin The Triumph of Orpheus: Monarchy and Culture in Tudor and Stuart Entries and Entertainments

Anne Dalke

Larzer Ziff Had I know Her to be My Sister, My Love Would Have Been More Regular: Incest in Nineteenth Century America

Richard Dowgun

David DeLaura Tragic Theory from Coleridge to T.S. Eliot

Helene Elting Blumenthal

Alice van Buren Kelley Collaboration and Contact: City Life in Ulysses and Mrs. Dalloway

Anne Merrill Greenhalgh

Daniel Hoffman A Lexical Analysis of Elizabeth Bishop's Poetry

Carol S. Shookhoff

Arthur Hawley (Joe) Scouten Rewards and Punishments in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel

Joshua H. Silverman

Nina Auerbach World of Thackeray's Novels

John V. Smyth

Barbara Herrnstein Smith Erotic Aesthetics: A Study in the Theory and Practice of Irony

Constance Walker

Stuart Curran Bards of Passion: Facultative Psychology in English Romantic Poetry
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Jo Ann Bomze

Robert Lucid The Structure of William Faulkner's Collected Stories

Suzanne Hunter Brown

Barbara Herrnstein Smith Dimension and Genre: Towards a Theory of the Short Story

Debra Doyle

James Rosier Some Aspects of the Interplay of Syntax and Style in Selected Old English Poetic Texts

James C. Hess

Peter Conn Literary Production and Consumption

Beverly Narod Hindin

Robert Lucid Death and the Imaginative Vision in Modern and Post-Modern Fiction

Susan Jeffords

Gerald Prince
Robert Regan
Notes of Discord: Languages and power in English and American Novel

Mark A. Kipperman

Stuart Curran British Romantic Poetry and Post-Kantean Philosophy of Psychology

Timothy Martin

Alice van Buren Kelley The influence of the Music-Dramas of Richard Wagner on the Works of James Joyce

Joanna Shaw Myers

David DeLaura Mrs. Humphrey Ward's Literary and Historical Importance: An Analysis of Helbeck of Bannisdale

Charles Eric Reeves

Barbara Herrnstein Smith The Presumptous Text: A Theory of Literary Reading Competence

Catherine Robert

Robert Regan Mark Twain's Traveling Companions

Katherine Anne Smith Collett

James Rosier The Gospel of Nicodemus in Anglo-Saxon England
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation

Jane Brown

Humphrey Tonkin The "Sabaoths Sight" of Spenser's Faerie Queene

Susan Hagen Cavanaugh

Robert Armstrong Pratt A Study of Recorded Books Privately Owned in Great Britain Between 1300 and 1450

Rose Ann Cleveland Fraistat

Arthur Hawley (Joe) Scouten Caroline Gordon as a Women of Letters

Irene Delpino

Jeanne Krochalis A Study of Some Welsh Saints' Lives

Martha W. Driver

Jeanne Krochalis Early Printed Editions of Chaucer's Troilus & Criseyde

Laurie A Finke

Edward B. (Ted) Irving Dramatic Technique in Piers Plowman

Leonard S. Goldberg

Stuart Curran Dialectical Patterns of Byron's Poetry

Sharon Hiltz

Siegfried Wenzel De Amore et Dilectione Dei Et Proximi Et Aliarum Rerum Et De Forma Vitae

Robert M. Markley

Arthur Hawley (Joe) Scouten Etherage, Wycherley, and Congreve and the Language of Restoration Comedy

Patrick P. O’Neill

James L. Rosier The Old-English Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter

Eileen H. Warburton

Deirdre Bair John Fowles and the Aesthetics of Didactic Fiction

Grace Geoghegan Wilson

Siegfried Wenzel Malory and English Romance