I’ve been involved with the following dissertations, either as
adviser (director), as a reviewer (who approves the dissertation before
the final examination), or as another member of the examination
committee. Except as
indicated the authors were enrolled in the Department of English.
The full text of any dissertation completed in 1997 or later is available through the ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses database, either for a fee or, in the case of
the “Big 10”
universities and the University of Chicago, gratis. For details see
- Dawn M. Armfield. "From Traditional to Digital: Understanding Remediation of the Postcard through the Case of PostSecret.com." 2013. Department of Writing Studies. Reviewer.
- Heather McNeff. "Finding Happiness: Interfaith Marriage in British Literature, 1745–1836." 2013. Reviewer.
- Leslie Rogne Schumacher. "A 'Lasting Solution': The Eastern Question and British Imperialism, 1875–1878." 2012. Department of History. Reviewer.
- Sharin Faith Schroeder.
“Non-Consensus Realities: Fantasy and the Child in Victorian Religious
Debates.” 2011. Reviewer.
- Roopa Sukumaran Berzins. "'Stagecoach Island': Persuasive Lessons in Consumption in the Virtual World." 2011. Committee member.
- Madhurima Chakraborty. “Resistance
Literature and Social Justice: Postcolonial Writing and ‘The Idea at
the Back of It.’” 2010. Committee chair.
- W. Christopher Scruton.
“The Rhetorical Potential of Images in Popular Accounts of Historical
Events.” 2010. Department of Wriiting Studies. Reviewer..
- Krista Kennedy. “Textual
Curators and Writing Machines: Authorial Agency in Encyclopedias, Print
to Digital.” 2009. Reviewer.
- Sara Elizabeth Clare Berrey.
“Generations in Print: Revision in American Literature 1850–1900.”
2008. Reviewer and committee chair.
- Mitchell Paul Ogden. "Refugee Utopias: (Re)theorizing Refugeeism through Cultural Production of the Hmong Diaspora." 2008. Committee member.
- Jean Jacobson. “How
Should Poems Look? The Printer’s Measure and Poet’s Line.” 2008.
- Joan Menefee. “Decoding
Distraction: Attention in American Culture, 1871–1916.” 2004. Committee
- Steven Hardy. “Expatriate
Writing. Expatriate Readers:
Fiction Published Along the China Coast in the Late Nineteenth and
Twentieth Centuries.” 2003. Adviser.
- Betty Bright. “No Longer
Innocent: The Book Arts in
to 1980.” 2000. Department of Art History. Reviewer. Published as No
Longer Innocent: Book Art in America. 1960–1980 (New York, NY:
Granary Books, 2005).
- Sarah Wadsworth. “Reading
the Marketplace: The Culture of
in Nineteenth-Century America.” 2000. Reviewer. Published as In the Company of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-CenturyAmerica (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006).
- Myungjin Kim. “Dialogism
in Dickens’ First-Person
Bakhtinian Study.” 1999. Committee chair.
- Yvonne Lindsay. “Yeats
and Pater: An Aesthetic Journey.”
- Katherine Mapes.
“Intimate Language: The Correspondence
Byron’s Letters and Journals and Don Juan.” 1999. Committee
- Sang-chul Lee. “Republic
of Korea President Kim
in the 1992 Campaign and the First Year in Office: A Case Study of
Rhetoric in Democratization.” 1998. Department of Speech-Communication.
- Soo-jae Lee. “Relevance
and Processing in Interpreting
Sentences in Korean: The Interaction of Context and Processing Effort.”
1998. Institute of Linguistics and Asian and Slavic Languages and
- Thomas Edward Fitch.
“Anima-Animus for String Quartet.”
1997. School of Music. Reviewer.
- Linda Fletcher. “The
Clergyman’s Daughter.” 1997. Reviewer and
- J. Paul Johnson.
“Literacy. Technology. and Progress: The
Construction of World Wide Web Hypertexts in First-Year Composition.”
- Robert E. Kibler. “The
Road to Jade Dragon Mountain: Ezra Pound’s Aesthetic Movement from West
to East and His Creation of a Paradiso Terrestre.” 1997. Reviewer.
- Christopher Miles Michaelson.
“Philosophy Out of the Cave:
in Philosophical Style.” 1997. Department of Philosophy. Reviewer.
- William Anthony Rozaitis. “Desire Reduced to a Petal’s
Carlos Williams, Charles Demuth, and Floral Representation in Late
and Early Twentieth-Century America.” 1997. Committee member.
- Helen J. Aling.
“Dickens’s Unitarian Theology.” 1996. Committee
- Sonia Nora Feder-Lewis.
“History at Home: Reassessing the
Women in theVictorian Historical Novel.” 1996. Reviewer.
- Julie L’Enfant. “Truth in
Art: William Michael Rossetti
Realist Criticism.” 1996. Reviewer. and committee chair. Published as William Rossetti’s Art Criticism: The Search for Truth in Victorian Art
(Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998).
- David S. Rothstein.
“Chivalry and Nostalgia: British
the Formation of a Tory-Medievalist National Identity. 1820–1845.”
- Deborah F. Rossen-Knill.
“Toward a Pragmatics of Dialogue
1995. Committee member.
- Larry Shillock.
“Disciplining Vision: Fin de
Literature, Optics, and Psychoanalysis. 1885–1900.” 1995. Committee
- Richard Scott Carr. “Who
Are We? The Australian Quest for
Identity.” 1994. Committee member.
- Carlos Barney Dews. “Illumination
and Night Glare:
Autobiography of Carson McCullers.” 1994. Reviewer. Published as Illumination
and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Wisconsin
Studies in Autobiography (Madison: University of Wicsonsin Press, 1999).
- Richard Michael Henry.
“Pretending and Meaning”
and Meaning: Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Fictional Discourse,
Contributions in Philosophy 57 (Westport. CT: Greenwood, 1996).
- Susan Ann Hyman. “Green
Fields: The Spirit of Place in
Memoirs of the Victorian Countryside.” 1994. Committee member.
- James Maertens.
“Promethean Desires: The Technician as
Myths of Masculinity in Nineteenth-Century Literature.” 1993. Reviewer.
- Daniel Francis CooperAlcarón. “The Aztec
Appropriations of Mexican Culture.” 1992. Committee member.
- Ersu Ding. “Meaning and
Power: A Study in the Marxist
Language.” 1992. Committee member.
- LuMing Robert Mao.
“Pragmatic Universals and Their
Implications.” 1991. Adviser. Published in part as "Beyond Politeness Theory: 'Face' Revisited and Renewed," Journal of Pragmatics 21 (1994):
- Katherine Allison Retan.
“The Representation and
and Gender Conflict in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, Charles
and Elizabeth Gaskell.” 1991. Reviewer.
- John Dunning Wenstrom.
“Modernist Irony: Frost, Eliot.” 1991. Adviser.
- Donna Rae White. “The
Mabinogi in Children’s Literature:
in English-Language Children’s Books.” 1991. Committee chair.
Published as A
Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature. Contributions
to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy 77 (Westport, CT:
- Ruth Wood. “A Challenge
to Highbrow Hegemony: A Study
Middlebrow, and Lowbrow American Novels of the Nineteen-Fifties.”
- Colleen Denney.
“Exhibition Reforms and Systems: The
1877–1890.” 1990. Department of Art History. Reviewer. Published in
part in The
Grosvenor Gallery: A Palace of Art in Victorian England, ed.
P. Casteras and Colleen Denney (New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British
- Kyungwon Shin. “The
English Origins of Wordsworth’s
1990. Committee chair.
- Miguel Tamen. “Manners of Interpretation.” 1990. Department
of Comparative Literature. Reviewer. Published as Manners
of Interpretation: The Ends of Argument in Literary Studies
State University of New York Press, 1993).
- Kari Joy Winter.
“Subjects of Slavery. Agents of History:
and Power in Female Gothic Novels and Slave Narratives, 1790–1900.”
Published as Subjects
of Slavery. Agents of Change: Women and Power in Gothic Novels and
Narratives, 1790–1865 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992).
- Elizabeth Frick Baldwin.
“Linguistics and Ideology in the
Movement.” 1998. Committee chair.
- Laura Ann Brady.
“Collaborative Literary Writing: Issues
and Authority.” 1988. Committee chair.
- James Michael Kaufman.
“The Rhetoric of Medical Writing:
of Physicians Writing for Journal Publication” 1988. Committee chair.
- Timothy Robert Sweet.
“Traces of War: Poetry. Photography.
Question of Representation in the American Civil War.” 1988. Adviser.
of War: Poetry. Photography. and the Crisis of the Union,
Re-Visions of Culture and Society (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins
- Cynthia Clara Carlton-Ford.
1987. “Conversation, Gender, and
in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Reviewer.
- Julia Marie Gergits.“Women
Can Paint Sometimes: Women
in Nineteenth-Century Novels.” 1987. Committee member.
- Paula Reed Nancarrow.
“Remythologizing the Bible: Fantasy
Revelatory Hermeneutic of George MacDonald.” 1987. Co-adviser.
- Jerome D. DeNuccio. “A
Testimony of My Innocency: The
of Robert Keaynes’s Last Will and Testament, 1653.” 1986. Committee
- Carl George Herndl.
“Maid/Made in the Image: Solitary
Early Poetry.” 1986. Committee member.
- Margaret Ann Crouch.
“Concepts and Reality: An Examination
Realism.” 1985. Department of Philosophy. Reviewer..
- Sara Joan Eaton. “The
Rhetoric of Sexual Revenge in
1985. Committee member.
- Michael J. Opitz. “Poetry
as Appropriate Epistemology:
and W. B. Yeats.” 1985. Committee member.
- Gordon Philip Thomas.
“Reading, Writing, and Mutual
Knowledge.” 1985. Reviewer.
- James Dana Alexander.
“Aphesis in English.” 1984. Committee
- Matthew Cannon Brennan.
“Wordsworth. Turner. and Romantic
Traditions: A Study in the Picturesque and the Sublime.” 1984.
member. Published as Wordsworth. Turner. and Romantic Landscape: A
of the Traditions of the Picturesque and the Sublime, Studies in
and American Literature. Linguistics. and Culture 5 (Columbia. SC:
- Robert Edward Brooke.
“Writing and Commitment: Some
Functions of College Writing.” 1984. Committee member.
- Erle Patrick Moore. “The
Broken Pentameter: William Carlos
and the Conventions of Poetry.”1984. Committee member.
- William Michael Kleine.
“Syntactic Choice and a Theory of
Rethinking Sentence-Combining.” 1983. Committee member.
- Janis Lull. “Language
Behavior and Renaissance Poetry:
Shakespeare. Herbert. and Donne." 1983. Reviwer.
- Sandra Dianne Sandell.
Very Poetic Circumstance’: Incest
English Literary Imagination.” 1981. Adviser.
- John Edgar Tidwell.
“Cultural Collaboration and
Literary and Cultural Criticism of Alain Locke and Sterling Brown.”
- Marilyn Marie Cooper.
“Implicatures in Dramatic
Conversations.” 1980. Reviewer. Published in part as “Implicature,
Convention, and The Taming of the
10 1981: 1–14.
- Karen Louise Olson Murray.
“Speakers in Lyric Poetry.” 1980. Committee
- Stephen James Adams. “‘To
Set All Well Afloat’: Romantic
and Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.”
- Joel Francis Jackson.
“Speech-Act Theory and
Criticism.” 1977. Committee member.
- James Harry McCormick.
“The Distinctive Literary Property:
of a Theme in Twentieth-Century Criticism.” 1977. Committee member.
- Barton Winfield Galle. Jr.
Victorian Novels.” 1976. Committee member.
- Russell Joseph Meyer.
“Tudor Laughter: A Preliminary Study
a Theory of Humor.” 1976. Committee member.