Summa and Prize-Winning Theses

All theses that received two readings of Magna Minus or higher are deposited in the Harvard Library Archives (Pusey Library, 617-495-2461). This list shows Summa theses and those that received the Hoopes Prize.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the writer of the thesis received the Hoopes Prize. Theses below the dotted line in any given year were not Summa theses, but did win a Hoopes Prize.

2014

  • Victoria Baena "An Essentially Democratic Institution?": Literary Lectures, the Positive Method, and the Emergence of the French Third Republic, 1861-1870*
  • Madeleine Bersin "Self-Definition with a Vengeance": Modernist Objectives in the Art Criticism of Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, Circa 1967*
  • Haley Bowen The King's Third Body: Representations of Christian Kingship in the Valois Tombs*
  • Amy Bridge Female Patriotism, Citizenship, and the Great War*
  • Shira Kogan This Is Not a Veil: Performing Franco-Maghrebi Women's Identities in the Work of Ni Putes Ni Soumises and Majida Khattari*
  • Emmet von Stackelberg Cities of Silence and Peril: Urban Anxiety and Wonder in King Vidor's The Crowd and F.W. Murnau's Sunrise

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2013

  • Zachary Bernstein Monument or Memorial? Art and Automobiles in Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals*
  • Brittney Lewer Los Caballitos de Troya: The Trojan Horses of Colorblindness and Public Policy in Arizona, 1988-2012
  • Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey The “Electrified Fable”: Radio Experimentation, Interwar Social Psychology, and Imagined Invasion in The War of the Worlds*
  • Camille Owens Respectability’s Girl: Images of Black Girlhood Innocence, 1920-2013
  • M.J. Sakellariadis “In the Hated Prison Walls … Lo! My Bleeding Country Calls”: Confederate Nationalism in Fort Warren Prisoner Autograph Albums*
  • Jessica Stein Bringing Dignity Home: Writing Dignity into Contemporary British Asylum Law
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  • Christian Ronald Producing a Public: 1935, The Living Newspaper, and Public Opinion in Depression-Age America*

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2012

  • Amanda Hameline Mining for Marriage: The Gold Digger as Marital Speculator, 1919-1940
  • Cory Kind Proving 'We Also Served': Negotiated Frameworks of Political Citizenship in the Marriages of the American All-Voluntary Military
  • Spencer Lenfield Mrs. Dalloway and Virginia Woolf's Conception of the Individual
  • James McAuley Decision in Bordeaux: Eduardo Propper de Callejon, the Problem of the Jewish Refugees, and Actor-Network Theory in Vichy France, 1940-1941*
  • Natalie Panno 'Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand Worlds': Phebe Folger's Recueil and the Transformations of Quaker Women's Culture in the Early American Republic
  • Mikael Schinazi On History in Julien Graq's Le Rivage des Syrtes
  • Emma Wood Fleeing the Poetic Convent: Elena Shvart's Works and Days and Problems of Female Authorship in the Late-Soviet Literary Underground*
     

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2011

  • Matthew Smith Miller "Surely His Mother Mourns For Him": Africans on Exhibition in Boston and New York, 1860-1861*
  • Catherine Chika Ntube Imagining the Biafran Child: Exploring Representations of the Biafran Child as Victim, 1967-2007*
  • Meghan McCartin Wareham Remembering October 17, 1961: French-Algerian Searches for Social and Historical Inclusion in Paris, 1985-2010*
  • Michael Yashinsky Churning Hearts: The British Milkmaid In The Nineteenth Century*
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  • Christopher Johnson-Roberson Princess Magogo Revisited: Gender, Modernity, and Nationalism in Zulu Women's Bow Song

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2010

  • Vanessa Dube "Nothing Between You and the Set But Space": A Cultural History of the Zenith Space Commander Remote Control*
  • Emily Graff "Books Like These Are Burned!": The 1933 Nazi Book Burnings in American Historical Memory
  • Amrapali Maitra Madness as a Language and a Language for Madness: Readings of Indian Literature
  • Elizabeth Nichols Creating an Espace Propre in La Coutte D'Or: Creativity, Agency and Dignity in a Multicultural Parisian Neighborhood*
  • Jeffrey Phaneuf "Shoemaker, stick to thy last": Ebenezer Mackintosh and the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765
  • Diana Wise Mere Trifles: Lord Hervey's Memoirs and the Significance of the Insignificant*

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2009

  • Olivia Benowitz "Ne Jo N'ai Soig Mais de Taisir": The Women Behind Le Roman de Silence
  • Mathieu Bouchard Beautiful and Broken in Montréal: A Comparative Study of Leonard Cohen and Parti Pris
  • Johannah Cornblatt "The Bitch that Bore Him is in Heat Again": Adapting Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for the New York Stage
  • Kimberly Hagen From the Tiny Beetle to the Transnational: Considerations of Space in Zapatista Literature *
  • Paul Katz The Politics of "Perceptide": The Struggle for Institutional Accountability and Human Rights in the Argentine Jewish Community, 1976-2009
  • Daniel Rasmussen Violent Visions: Slaves, Sugar, and the 1811 German Coast Uprising *
  • Timothy Reckart "Martinka's on Saturday Night": The Society of American Magicians and the Professionalization of Magic
  • Jacob Segal Death to the Double Nickel: Trucker Culture, CB Radio, and Resistance to the National Speed Limit
  • Emma Winer "I Wish Not to Drag up the Past but to Help Lay it": Elizabeth Bowen's A World of Love and Anglo-Irish Historical Writing
  • Olga Zhulina Love Between Languages: Translation in Andreï Makine’s Le testament français *
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  • Julia Renaud Mining the Past: The Culture of History in Virginia City, Nevada

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2008

  • Alexander Chase-Levenson "A Gate for the Whole Continent": Quarantine, Illness, and the Imaginative Geography of British Travel to the "East," 1780-1850*
  • Frederic Clark Historiae Veritas and the First Historiographer: Reading Dares Phrygius in The Middle Ages*
  • Ofole Mgbako "My Blackness is the Beauty of this Land": African-American Culture and the Creation of the Black World in South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement (1969-1978)
  • Nathaniel Naddaff-Hafrey In Search of "The City of All Faiths": Post-9/11 Cultural Exchange, Hybrid Heroism, and Historical Reclamation in The Zein Series and The 99
  • Danielle Sassoon Constructing Jewish Identity: Ludwig Lewisohn's Evolving Spiritual Nationalism
  • Erika Solomon History for the Future: The Challenge of Bridging Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in the PRIME Shared History Project

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2007

  • Matthew Growdon Ford Madox Ford and the Wartime Mind
  • Michael Grynbaum A Joke by Any Other Name Hoax as a Social Protest: Three Case Studies
  • Rachel Nolan "Wrap Th' Green Flag Round Me": Irish Republican Rhetoric in Sean O'Casey's Kathleen Listens In *
  • William Payne "American Weimar": German Writers and Transcendentalist Self-Identity
  • Katherine Takvorian The Sex Factor: Abolitionist Outsiders, Amalgamation, and the Search for Social Equality in America, 1825-1843
  • Thomas Wickman The "Free Dollar": Money and the Imagination of Freedom in Antebellum Fugitive Slave Autobiographies *

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2006

  • Heather Brink-Roby "Naturally Ordered in Sheaves": George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Taxonomy.*
  • Jenny Davis Peter Kalifornsky: Working Dena'Ina Country With Words.*
  • Christine DeLucia King Philip's War in Landscape and Memory.*
  • Micah Fitzerman-Blue Individualized Justice and Federalism: Uncle-Niece Marriages for Jews in Rhode Island.*
  • Kyle Frisina From Montgomery to Meridian: Representations of Space and Place in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Sylvia Houghteling Silk Culture: Visions of American Labor 1880-1893.
  • Christopher Le Coney Queer on the Frontier: Gay Cowboys in American Art, Cinema, and Comic Book Culture from 1943 to 2005.
  • Cara Lewis Blasting Bohemia: A Revaluation of Wyndham Lewis's Tarr.
  • Iliana Montauk Moliere for Morocco: Postcolonial Negotiations of French Theater Policy (1950-1994).*
  • David Wax Dismantling the Archive: Counter-history in Augusto Roa Bastos's Yo el Supremo.

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2005

  • Brian Distelberg The Making of a "Gay Classic": A Cultural History of Auntie Mame.*
  • Katherine O'Neill Making "The Richtersveld People": Legal Personality in South African Land Reform, 1998-2004.
  • Claire Pasternack Itineraries of Modern Life at the Paris Exposition of 1900.
  • T. Josiah Pertz The Jewgrass Boys: Bluegrass Music's Emergence in New York City's Washington Square Park, 1946-1961.*
  • Chloe Schama Sensation in the Court: The Narration of Feminine Virtue in 1861 Yelverton Bigamy Trial and its Aftermath.
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  • Stephanie Safdi How They Wrote America: Anzia Yezierska and the Discourse of Pluralism.
  • Laura Schubert Liberty, Equality, Anxiety: Identity and Displacement in Post-Revolutionary France, 1815-1840.

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2004

  • Shannon Ringvelski 'Buy the truth, and sell it not': The Economic Antichrist in Two Early Modern Contexts.
  • Catherine Romatowski Outlining the Playing Field: Title IX, Athletic Bodies and Categories of Sex/Gender in the 1990s.*
  • Katherine Stirling The Last Utopia: Aesthetics and Ideology at the 1937 Paris Exposition.
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  • Madiha Sattar Re-Placing the British?: Post-Colonial Elites and Permeable Spaces in Rushdie's South Asia.

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2003

  • John Bash The Epic Canon: Satan's Guns in Paradise Lost.
  • Catherine Buchanan Pointed Panegyric: The Changing Form and Mixed Message of the Caroline Masque.
  • Jonathan Darman Killing "Society": Cold War Hollywood's American Upper Class.*
  • Nicholas Horbaczewski The Bitter School of Honor and Faith: Forging a New Manhood in the Crucible of Combat.*
  • Hayang Kim "Imagining" the Nation: Kathe Kollwitz and Artistic Representation in Wilhelmine Germany, 1895-1910.
  • Beatrice Kitzinger "The Forms of Things Unknown": Fourteenth Century Visual Art and the Viewer's Ascent to Heaven.*
  • Ana-Maria Lopez "Armed Only with Paintbrushes": The Debates over Art and Modernism in Diego Rivera's Rockefeller Center Mural.
  • Sue Meng Mapping Daniel Deronda.
  • Charisse Padilla Latinidad's Limits: The Shortcomings of a Community-Based Vision of Latino Identity in Junot Diaz's Drown.
  • Jonathan Sherman "We're Gonna Be Ready Tonight": Civil Rights and the Race Politics of Postwar Film Noir.
  • Matthew Sussman Doing Justice: In Defense of W.H. Auden's Later Poetry.
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  • Miranda Richmond Inkblots and Bloodstains: The Development of Jacobin Ideology in Rural France.
  • Anna Weiss (Re)Reading Turgenev's Rudin: Text and Context in 1850s Russia.

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2002

  • Tobias Berkman Dressing Up America: The Jewish Chameleon in America's Popular Imagination.
  • Marijeta Bozovic The Exiled Reflection: Mirrors in Joseph Brodsky's Poetic Ouvre.
  • Angus Burgin "Among All These Forces': Fictions of a Changing Academy.
  • Alexander Clark "Enigmatique par le Fond et sans Vérité dans le Détail': How the Closet Came to Be Before the Homosexual in Three Mal du Siècle Fictions.
  • Trevor Cox Edward Bates, the Civil War, and the Legal Mind of the Lincoln Administration. *
  • Dehn Gilmore 'It Is We Who Gnaw Like the Worm': Thomas Hardy's Novels and Victorian Debates About Artistic Permanence.
  • Melissa Gniadek Divisions of a Separating World: Community in the Composite Novel -- Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs, Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven. *
  • Catherine Gowl Complacency, Security, and Pain: James Agee and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men in the 1940s and 1960s.
  • Vera Keller Quintessential Machines: Two Seventeenth Century Machines in a Changing World Culture.
  • Benjamin Kornell The American Ambulance Experience and World War I Literature.
  • Susan Long Foolish Fighting: Dueling, Power and License in Elizabethan and Stuart England.
  • Andrew Lynn Reading Bartelby. *
  • Megan Anderson McPhie Negotiationg Ideologies: Anti-Shaker Literature, 1780-1820.
  • Jayne Rosefield 'What Passing Bells?': Memorializing Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
  • Daniel Rosenthal Walt Whitman's War.
  • Abby Schlatter Choked by the Weeds of Domesticity: Inserting Edith Summers Kelly into American Feminist Thought. *
  • Avi Steinberg The Heroism of Laughter and the Community of Laughers: The Wabbit and World War I Amewica.
  • Kristen Sueoka 'Survival of the Fittest Shall Mean the Triumph of the Good, the Beautiful, the True': The Racial Millenium in A History of the American People, Souls of Black Folk, and The Birth of a Nation.
  • Laura Wells Focusing on the Periphery: Anglo-Scottish Border Identity, 1314-1513.
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  • Christopher Cox Declining German America: German-Language Humor Writing and the Dissapearance of an Ethnic Group.
  • Ross Douthat The Subversive Reactionary: Rider Haggard's Unimperial Fiction.
  • Alexis Loeb Trial and Erreur: The Cases of Robert Brasillach and Ezra Pound in Their National Contexts.

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2001

  • Lauren Brandt Nursing the Nation: Civil War Women and the Reconstruction of Self, Work and America.
  • Chad Denton Öffenlichkeit and the Rhine Crisis 1840: A Study of the Reception of Nicolas Becker's Rheinland.
  • Jacqueline Newmyer The Politics of Truth: Simone Weil's Theory of Education and Law. *
  • Joanna Peltason The Role of Race and Black Character in Eudora Welty's Fiction, from 1936-1972.
  • Jessica Richman Moving South: Northern Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • David Shapiro Stranger Than Fiction: Invented Narrative in Russian Literary Criticism, 1858-1871. *
  • Blythe Yee Dryden, Imperialism, and Generic Experiment. *
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  • Rebeca Gogel Mongrel Graffiti: Intertextuality and the Redemption of History in Michael Ondaatjie's In the Skin of the Lion and The English Patient.
  • Eleanor Hubbard Radical Pirates: Political Thought on the Margins of Society.
  • Vera Keller Imperial Presence: Systems of Representation in an Elizabethan Diplomatic Gift. (Junior Essay)

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2000

  • Caitlin Anderson Immigration and Informal Empire: The British in Argentina, 1860-1890.
  • Christopher Boyd Philosophers and Theologians on the Intellect: The Averroist Controversy at the University of Paris in 1270.
  • Andrew Mandel "Once They Wrote Poetry, Now It's the Laundry List': Radcliffe College and Coeducational Contradictions in Postwar America.
  • Margot Minardi A Rugged Maze: The Emancipation of Belinda and Chloe Spear. *
  • Nora Morrison Grand Operas: Chicagoan and Parisian Interpretations of the Totalizing Art, 1860-1895.*
  • Mary Nicklin Mapping the Myth: America's Continent and the Fulfillment of Virginia's Pacific Dream.*
  • Nicholas Parrillo Theodore Parker's Condemnation of Daniel Webster: Slavery and the Fractured Paradigms of Political Culture.*
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  • Benjamin Railton Revolt and Reinvention Re-viewed: American Attitudes Toward the Past in History and Historical Fiction.
  • Daniel Sussner Methexis: The Politics of Female Allegory and the 1871 Paris Commune.
  • Sam Tepperman-Gelfant ëLooked Upon by Many as a Minister' : The Conversion of Samson Occom.
  • Hannah Weiss Managing Mutiny: The Removal of Indian and Euroasian Women from Domestic Closure in British Mutiny Novels.
  • Emily Wong 'To Serve and Not to Rule': The Missionary Predicament in India Between the Wars

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1999

  • Dunja Popovic Brodsky vs. Pushkin: Polemical Self-Fashioning. *
  • Margaret Schotte Savages, Beasts and 'Honnête Gens': Collapsing Cultural Boundareis in the Work of the Baron de Lahontan. *
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  • Kevin Amer Mirror Images: Community Organizing in Cleveland, Ohio, 1963-1965.

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1998

  • Rebecca Edwards `When I Am Dead': An Examination of Death and Dying in the Works of Anne Bradstreet and the Dilemma of Legacy in Seventeenth-Century New England.
  • Dana Goldblatt Mobility, Identity, and the Problem of Poetry in Piers Plowman.
  • Gonzalo Martinez Questioning a Canonical Chicano Experience: Writing Against Prevailing Notions of Chicanismo in Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory, and Moraga's Loving in the War Years.
  • Abigail Rezneck Desegregating a Canon, a City, and a Country: The Struggles for Membership and Leadership in Washington, D.C., 1944-1954.*

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1997

  • Jessica Brown The Republican Classroom.
  • Victoria Cain So Fleet the Works of Men: Denver and the Tabor Grand Opera House.
  • Jessica Freireich Holding a Mirror up to the Victorians: Shakespearean Characters in the Nineteenth Century.*
  • Mark Greif The American Transformation of the holocaust, 1945-1965.*
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  • Sarawan Murray Map-Makers and Sea-Discoverers: Images of Cartography in the Poems of John Donne.

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1996

  • Meredith Alexander The Political Morality of Eating in Eighteenth Century France.
  • Annie Decker Learning to Work, and Working to Learn: Thoreau, Harvard and Laborious Reading.
  • Hugh Eakin Religious Politics and Civic Rhetoric in the Renaissance: The Brancacci Chapel Frescoes and Their Patronage.*
  • Chimene Keitner Re-Vamping the Salome Myth: The Femme Fatale and Sexual Power in Rachilde.*
  • Andrew Wilson Writing Under Authoritarian Regimes: Argentina's Silent Discourse of Power From 1976 Until 1983.
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  • Elizabeth Marlantes From the Mud Hut to the Parthenon: Edith Wharton's Search for the Ideal Home.*
  • James Miller "Between the Boycotters and the Lift-Givers": Comparative History of the Bus Boycotts in Montgomery, Alabama and Johannesburg, South Africa, 1955-1957.*
  • Elizabeth Rhee "Is It Art?": Changing Perceptions of Modernism and the Function of Art By the Public, Critics and Writers in Response to the 1913 Armory Show.*
  • Catherine Robe On The World's Stage: Nellie Bly and Nineteenth- Century Stunt Reporting.*
  • Andrew Wright "The Seeds of History, The License To Invent": Torquato Tasso Between History and Fiction. ** (Honorable mention Hoopes)

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1995

  • Jonathan Caverley The Development of Character: The Gentlemen-Spies of Erskine Childers and John Buchan.
  • Catherine Darnton Alienation, Distortion, Artifice: Bertolt Brecht, George Grosz, and the Unmasking of the Weimar Republic.**
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  • Jamie Wacks Reading Race, Rhetoric, and the Female Body: The Rhinelander Case and 1920s American Culture.*
  • Joshua Waxman Simon Dubnov and the Jews of Late Imperial Russia: History, Nationality, and Ideology.*

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1994

  • Ethan Brackett Erasing Boundaries: Constructions of Gender and Race in Adolfo Caminha's Bom--Crioulo.
  • Christopher Brown Per stultitiam praedicationis: Christian Culture and the Classical Rhetorical Tradition in St. Augustine and the Renaissance.*
  • Daniel Caplivski The Past and the Novel: Violence and Beauty in Mario Vargas Llosa's La Guerra del Fin del Mundo.
  • Nora Connell Writing the Romantic Self: The 1876-1878 Diary of Marie Streeter.*
  • David Kurnick When Black was in Vogue: Broadway `Race Plays' from Ridgely Torrence to Langston Hughes.*
  • Mary Nicole Nazzaro Kursistki and the Karamazovs: Exploring the Woman Question of Dostoevsky's Last Novel.**
  • Katherine Penn Literary Perceptions of Polite Society: Ball Scenes in NineteenthÑ and Early Twentieth-Century Russian Literature.
  • Jessica Pisano Constructed Lives: Writer as Saint in the Soviet Literary-Biographical Museum.*
  • Daniel Sharfstein In Search of the Color Line: Ferrall v. Ferrall and the Struggle to Define Race in the Turn-of-the-Century American South.*
  • Marina Volanakis The Time of Their Life: Anti-Modern Conceptions Time in Rilke, Bergson, and Nietzsche.
  • Joanna Weiss Liberating Lady Nicotine: Cigarettes and Social Equality for 1920s Women.
  • Veronica Yank "There Has Been No Anesthetic For That Anguish': Women's Health and the Struggle for Redemption in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's Critiques of Male Violence.
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  • Christian D'Andrea Millionaires, Palaces, and Civic Vision: The Arts of Money and Memory at the World's Columbian Exposition.*

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1993

  • Benjamin Hammond Calling Clio a Whore: Reading The Sot-Weed Factor as History and Literature.
  • Jennifer Light Henri III: King and Queen of France.*
  • Anna More La Mesa Puesta; A Table Set By God: Document, Text, and Historical Narrative in Sor Mar a De greda's Mystical Visions of New Mexico, 1619-1648.*
  • Mica Pollock The Survival of the Fairest: The Racialization of American Beauty Culture, 1870-1930.
  • Jonathan Taylor British Press and Parliamentary Myth in the Crisis of "Corporate Bias," 1973-1974.

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1992

  • Adam Goodheart Last Summer of the Republic: The Centennial Exhibition as Experiment and Experience.*
  • Jessica Heineman-Pieper The Origins of Social Responses to Child Abuse: A Re-Examination.
  • Marie-France Latour A Little Soap Goes a Long Way: Articulations and Subversions of Africanist Discourse in French Advertisements for Hygienic Products.*
  • Patricia Lynch The Role of the British Aristocracy in Promoting a Successful Conservative Political Culture, 1886-1906.
  • Jessica McBee An examination of Elizabeth Stoddards' The Morgesons in the light of four representative countertexts--Ruth Hall, The Blithedale Romance, Pearl of Orr's Island, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson--to examine Stoddard's innovative use of money and gender, and to establish her as a transition between regional romance and regional realism.
  • Ruth McKenzie Whilst We Thy Praise Repeat": The Myth of Elizabeth in the Seventeenth Century.
  • Aaron Sachs Reading the American Environment: Clarence King and the Great Frontier Surveys, 1863-1881 ("Geography, Shadows, and Uplifted Isolation").

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1991

  • Laura Belin Secret Agents 301, 329, and 345: The Introduction of Hybrid Seed Corn in the USSR.
  • Ronie-Richele Garcia From Gardens to Darkrooms: An Analysis of the Use of Space in Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits.
  • Shannon Hill "Free at Last": The Use of the Slave Narrative in Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada and Toni Morrison's Beloved.
  • Michele Jaffe The Venice of Venus and the Virgin: Cinquecento Courtesans and the Myth of Venice.
  • Adam Lifshey The Yellow Power Genesis: Asian American Radicalism in the Sixties.
  • Jacob Press Israel Zangwill's Children of the Ghetto: "Both Within and Without the Tribal Limits."*
  • Michael Wigotsky Modernizing the Jew in the American Past: Creating Farmers at the Woodbine Agricultural and Industrial School.
  • Rebecca Zorach The Open End and the Multi-Faceted Mirror: Incompleteness and Interpretation in the Roman de la Rose.

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1990

  • Henry Chu Migration and Cross-Cultural Experience in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.*
  • Michael Goldhaber Duff Green, Classical Republican, and the Pro-Slavery Argument (1826-36).*
  • Elizabeth Pearl The Language of Pravda: How Soviet Journalists Reveal Their Images of Themselves and Their World Through Their Writing.
  • Lara Putnam Visions of Change or Visions of Complacency: State, Art, and Social Message in Mexican Muralism.
  • Cara Robertson Lizzie Borden and The Construction of Gendered Categories of Normalcy in Late 19th-century America.*
  • Ingrid Tagu The Political Ideologies of Restoration Drama, 1664-1674.

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1989

  • Katherine Andrews The Sensible Word: Jonathan Edwards' Hermeneutics and Homiletics.*
  • Ann Dean "There was a Scene Which Angels Witnessed:" The Active Function of Narrative Convention in Antebellum Slave Narratives.*
  • Richard Glew The Metaphor of Abuse Suffered by Midwestern American Small Towns.
  • George Kent The Bolsheviks and German Communists in the late Weimar Period: The Influence of Realpolitik on Revpolitik in Early Soviet Thought, 1925-33.*
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  • Maureen McLane Elizabeth Bishop: The Psychology of the Poetic Art.*
  • Julia Moskin The Novels of Barbara Pym: Social Stagnation and Women in the 1950's, Social Change and the Elderly in the 1970's.
  • Grace Park The Amanda Cross Detective Fiction Series: Clues to Feminist Ideology of Carolyn Heilbrun.
  • David Saenger "Nightmare From Which You Will Never Awake": The Chronological Scheme in Ulysses.
  • Nathaniel Trumbull A Failed Legislative Revolution: Politicization of the Comites d'Enterprises, 1944-48.
  • Sophia van Wingerden Patriotism and Feminism in the Women's Suffrage Movement during World War I.

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1988

  • Nicholas Brumm The Rise of the Penitentiary in France and America, 1650-1850.
  • Marie Henson The British Aviator in the Great War.
  • Bradley Miller Poetic Consciousness and Transcendence: Horacio's Search in Julio Cortazar's Rayvela.
  • Marilynn Richtarik Art and Life: "South Pacific," the American Musical Theatre, and American Society.
  • Mimi Sheller Mimi with an I: Post-Feminism's Autofictography.*
  • Ashley Thompson Violence in Representation: A Study of Selected Literary Texts of the Vietnam War.
  • Edward Wu Typology and Autobiography in George Herbert's Poetry.

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1987

  • Edith Ervin Pushing the Pendulum: The Fight for Women's Minimum Wage 1923-1936 in the Context of the Tipaldo Case.
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  • David Fairman Styles of Conflict: Mode of Narration and the Representation of War in L'espoir, La mort dans l'ame and La peste.
  • Ariella Gross The Manners of the People: Republican Etiquette in America, 1830-1860.
  • Astrid Guttmann The Role of the Kreisauer Kreis in the German Resistance Movement to Hitler.
  • Jennifer Hall Robert Herrick and the Miniature Aesthetic.*
  • Gail Nelson "Framing" the Woman: Les Diaboliques of Barbey D'Aurevilly.

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1986

  • Mary Garrison The Topos and Reality of Forced Haircuts (Performed by the Clergy upon the Laity, Especially Aristocratic Youth) in Late 11th and Early 12th Century France and England.
  • Susan Grayzel Development of the Ideology of Feminist Pacificism from Olive Schreiner's Woman and Labor to Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas.
  • Thomas Mueller The Decline and Fall of the Medieval Werewolf, Traced from the Origins of the Werewolf Belief through the Middle Ages.
  • Michael Samols An Examination of Jo March's Development through Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys as a Reflection of the Changes Louisa May Alcott Underwent During this Time and the Change of Women's Status in the Latter 19th Century.
  • Tamara Whited Historical Origins of the Statue of Liberty and Its Changing Symbolism.
  • Elizabeth Young "Gorgeous Fancies:" Louisa May Alcott, the Female Gothic, and Nineteenth-Century Women Readers.*

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1985

  • Jean-Claude Castelli Nabokov's Structures: A Reflection of his Metaphysical Belief in an Otherworldly Dimension.*
  • Katherine Lydon Dr. William Drennen: His Career as a Volunteer, United Irishman, Writer, and Private Citizen.
  • Terry Martin Order and Experience in the Poetry of George Herbert.
  • Cecil Quillen Race Relations and School Desegregation in Kingsport, Tennessee (1951-1966).*

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1984

  • Peter O'Driscoll Juxtaposition of "Historical" and "Fictional" Narratives in Sartre's Le Sursis
  • Keith Rogal William Beckford and the Picturesque Movement. *

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1983

  • John Martin The Posture of Commitment: Emerson's Public Projects (1839-1844).
  • Amy Remensnyder The New World: The Eleventh Century Cult of Sainte Foy.
  • Stephen Szaraz The Spanish American War in American Literature: Twain, Howells, Bierce, Norris, Davis, and Crane.

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