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    Lewis, Phyllis N.
    One of the seminal minds of the nineteenth century was the great English philosopher John Stuart Mill. Perhaps better than any other man of his age, Mill understood that the democratic form of government was fragile. He wrote at length on the value of . . .
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    D'Amato, Robert
    W. H. Auden's “New Year Letter” is a poem which was written as an epistle to his dear friend and fellow exile, Mrs. Elizabeth Mayer. The poem is best understood in the light of what Auden said in a note which he sent to Mrs. Mayer on January 1, 1940 a . . .
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    Hale, Nona
    On 30 August 1797, a daughter was born to Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, who had married only five months previously. Though believing that marriage was a stifling institution and that love should be free, Mary Wollstonecraft had seen the eff . . .
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    Wegner, Phillip Edward
    The central aim of this work is to present deconstruction as both a theoretical movement and a "new" means of interpreting literary texts. Conventional notions of the sign, language, and the role of the reader are examined, leading to an unmasking of . . .
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    Hommel, Robert W.
    “And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows In all his tuneful turnings so few and such morning songs Before the children green and golden Follow him out of grace.” --Dylan Thomas, "Fern Hill" One of the reasons for the success of J. . . .
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    Phillipson, Don
    Saul Bellow defines, as they relate to people, certain very important but abstract words and concepts which, when used in their strictly logical sense, have no significance and can be logically untrue. Bellow, through art, shows that truths about peop . . .
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    DeWinter, Raymond Roy
    This study explores Blake's early delineation of Vision, as illustrated in "Tiriel" (1789), The Book of Thel (1789), and Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793). The central points addressed within the thesis are first that Blake sees Vision as the . . .
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    Good, Edie
    On one level the novels and short stories of D.H. Lawrence can be read as simple love stories. But to read them as such is to cheat oneself and to debase Lawrence. To treat oneself to a fuller and deeper reading experience and to do justice to Lawrenc . . .
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    Wintz, Douglas M.
    Franz Kafka remains one of the most enigmatic authors of the twentieth century. The significance and meaning of his works have been debated from various viewpoints, ranging from psychological to historical criticism. Like most writers and artists of t . . .
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    Scott, Daniel Mark
    In a significant number of his novels, Jack Kerouac searches for the simplicity, freedom, and idealism of a truly innocent life. Robert A. Hipkiss in Jack Kerouac, Prophet Of The New Romanticism refers to Kerouac's work (the novels about Lowell, Massa . . .
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    St. Clair, Beaumarie
    An Honors thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English.
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    MacComb, Debra Ann
    In recent years, a good deal of scholarly effort has been devoted to the task of affixing a "proper" periodic label to the genius of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Though certainly a Victcorian by birth, Hopkins' precocious poetic style is often associated wi . . .
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    Sarfaty, Valerie
    "I must create a system or be enslav'd by another Mans I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to create" Thus did William Blake declare his poetic intentions, and he proceeded to create an astounding body of poetry--unique, psychologically profou . . .
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    Stone, Mary Anne
    On May 29, 1880, the not yet twenty-two year-old principal of the Howard School for Negroes wrote in his journal: I think I must write a book ... I shall write for a purpose, a high holy purpose, and this will inspire me to greater effort. The object . . .
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    Evans, Joan Rumsey
    “The Sea and the Mirror” has been called the summit of W. H. Auden's vitality. Stephen Spender said of it, it is "difficult to think that future generations will not discover new and even deeper meanings in it." This poem was written in the turbulent . . .
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    Keuscher, Jeffrey lynn
    1848 My grandfather had done it, evidently, For my father's sake and mine. A hundred years ago he packed it up ---His life, our culture, my heritage --- And buried it in some Berlin backyard, Then caught a boat, a train, a wagon west. Did well. Bought . . .
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    McDevitt, Mary Katherine
    Medieval man would be delighted by modern science's attempts to find order in the universe. He would watch with approval those scientists who draw order from the apparent chaos of sub-atomic particles; those who seek to prove that the universe's four . . .
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    Crandall, Eleanor M.
    Emerson has often been criticized as unrealistically optimistic, but he revised some of his theme in the late 1850s, taking into consideration the limitations that nature and society impose on the individual. In the essay “Fate,” he propounds a conduc . . .
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    Di Maggio, Jana
    This screenplay, The Blithedale Romance, has many problems, but I believe in it and intend to work them out. My second draft will be under way as I submit this one, attacking the problem of extended soliloquys. Speeches of all major characters must be . . .
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    Beckman, Donna
    A thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English