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    Masters Thesis
    Gates, Andrew E.
    This thesis is an investigation into the role of names within Olga Grushin’s Forty Rooms, in order to in understand the protagonist, Mrs. Caldwell, as an “everywoman” in which readers can see themselves. I use the names of the male characters to show . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Ellet, Hannah Camille
    American contemporary and multicultural literature focuses on issues surrounding race. This project analyzes race through differing spaces, places, and environments in three works of 20th and 21st century American literature. Despite their differences . . .
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    Graduate project
    D'Augelli, Carissa
    “Mother Outsider” is a collection of poems that explores non-conventional motherhood while also pushing against cultural assumptions of motherhood. Questioning these societal assumptions and the speaker’s own questions of herself are central to the po . . .
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    Graduate project
    Allen, Ian T.
    Reasons to Worry is a collection of short stories and flash fiction focused on the traditions of literary fabulism and speculative fiction. Their genres span across cyberpunk, gothic, folklore, science fiction, horror, magical realism, and cosmicism. . . .
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    Graduate project
    Smith, Jennifer L.
    Touch the Stars/Touch the Earth is a collection of four short stories that explore themes of grief, death, loss and agency through the medium of fiction, specifically using the genres of fabulist and science fiction. Each story has a central theme of . . .
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    Graduate project
    Martinez, Zeth M.
    The Cost of Freedom and Other Stories is a collection of interconnected fictional short stories that turn the internal conflict into a tangible obstacle the characters must overcome. By exploring themes of escapism, obsession, and toxic patterns, The . . .
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    Thesis
    Harris, Scarlett O.
    “The Good Housewife’s Receipt Book” is a master’s thesis investigating the real and symbolic role of the middling-sort rural English housewife of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and the resulting gendered nature of ideas about hous . . .
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    Thesis
    Tellesen, Hilary Beth
    ABSTRACT ALTERNATIVE SUBTERFUGE: PRANKING RHETORIC IN SHOPDROPPING AND IDENTITY CORRECTION by Hilary Beth Tellesen Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 Currently corporate rhetoric monopolizes all means of cultural . . .
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    Graduate project
    Cullen, Christopher William
    ABSTRACT IN THERE SOMEWHERE: A MEMOIR by Christopher William Cullen Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 In There Somewhere is a memoir focusing on my family and relationships, and on coming of age and the male iden . . .
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    Thesis
    Becker, Karl
    ABSTRACT THE NEW WORLD OF THE POST-APOCALYPTIC IMAGINATION by © Karl Becker 2010 Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2010 In light of a recent explosion of post-apocalyptic narratives in popular film and literature, thi . . .
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    Thesis
    Candelaria, Kelly
    ABSTRACT A POSTMODERN VIEW OF MORALITY IN THE WORKS OF MORRISON, CAPOTE, AND O'BRIEN by Kelly Candelaria Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Summer 2010 Postmodern literature is not the first place that we think to look in ord . . .
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    Thesis
    Barnett, Janis Lynn
    This thesis analyzes the process of human transformation apparent in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, specifically focusing on Hugo’s representation of God’s involvement in the process. I identify three major motifs: “Mysterious and Terrible Blows”; the . . .
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    Thesis
    Homayoun, Allia Ida
    ABSTRACT DUST AND FRESH HOPE: BLACK MASCULINITY AND THE SPACE LEFT FOR WOMEN IN AUGUST WILSON'S DRAMA by Allia Ida Homayoun 2009 Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 This project examines August Wilson's ten-play cy . . .
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    Thesis
    Runyan, Amanda Blair
    ABSTRACT MASKS OF PASSIVITY: HOODOO AND VOODOO IN THE WORKS OF HURSTON, TWAIN, AND CABLE by Amanda Blair Runyan Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 This thesis addresses the texts Mules and Men (1935) by Zora Neale . . .
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    Thesis
    Treba, Connor J.
    ABSTRACT THE PERFORMANCE OF IDENTITY IN SELECTED PLAYS BY JONSON, ETHEREGE, CIBBER, AND CROWN by Connor J. Trebra Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 This study focuses on the performance of gender and social ident . . .
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    Thesis
    Homer, Shelli
    ABSTRACT NEGOTIATIONS OF POWER IN RAYMOND ANDREWS‟S MUSKHOGEAN COUNTY TRILOGY by Shelli Homer Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 My thesis looks at the availability of situational power in Raymond Andrews‟s Muskho . . .
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    Graduate project
    Flinger, Lucretia Annelle
    ABSTRACT ABOVE THE FOG BELOW THE SNOW by © Lucretia Annelle Fligner 2009 Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 The short stories in this fiction collection, “Above the Fog Below the Snow,” are psychological in nature . . .
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    Thesis
    Metzger, Angela
    ABSTRACT THE CRITICAL FORTUNES OF ARTHUR MILLER'S DEATH OF A SALESMAN by Angela M. Metzger Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Summer 2009 This thesis undertakes the task of exploring Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman throug . . .
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    Thesis
    Bertucci, Christopher
    ABSTRACT DRAMATIZING THE WRITTEN WORD: ALLUSIONS AND INSERTED GENRES AS HETEROGLOSSIA by Christopher Bertucci Master of Arts in English California State University, Chico Spring 2009 This thesis examines the implications of two literary phenomena: (1) . . .