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Senior Independent Study Theses from 1958

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Rebirth Pattern in Psychology, Myth, Metaphysics, Religion and Literature, Charles H. Johnson
Department: English

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Study of the Pulitzer Prize Novels of the Nineteen-Fifties, George O. Kandle
Department: English

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Study of Tragic View: Hamlet and Samson Agonistes, Martha A. Klippert
Department: English

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Albert Camus: His Sense of the Role of the Artist in His Own Time, Shelley L. Lemon
Department: English

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One Plus One Equals Two, Mary R. Linke
Department: English

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Study of the Negro in the American Novel, Emmy L. Miller
Department: English

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Influence of Friedrich Nietzsche Upon the Writings of Kahlil Gibran, Emily Rhoads
Department: English

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"Man of Reason" Comes of Age, Marion Shriver
Department: English

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Theophrastan Character in the Early American Periodicals, 1741-1785, Beverly Stockard
Department: English

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Examination of Baudelaire's Concept of Evil Focused By T.S. Elliot's Evaluation of the Baudelaire's Tradition, Marylin Troyer
Department: English

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Religion and Philosophy of William Allen White As Expressed in His Editorials in the Emporia Gazette, Carol C. Wood
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1957

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American Novels of World War I, Susan Rae Allen
Department: English

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Social, Political, and Economic Theories of H.G. Wells: 1895 to 1919, Mary Alice Baughman
Department: English

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A Study of the Fiction and Reputation of John Steinbeck, Jane E. Black
Department: English

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Spain and Her People: A View of the Spaniard As Seen By Richard Ford, George Borrow, Washington Irving, Mariano Jose De Larra and Ramon De Mesonero Romanos During the Second Third of the Nineteenth Century, Jo Ann Bruce
Department: English; Spanish

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Virginia Woolf As a Novelist and Essayist, Mary E. Buckstaff
Department: English

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Dominant Trends in the Atlantic Monthly's Criticism of British Literature: 1865-1875, Louise Byers
Department: English

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Study of the Various Versions of Troilus and Cressida, Patricia Campbell
Department: English

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Eighteenth Century English Customs and Manners, Leila Davis
Department: English

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Analysis of the Poetry of William Collins, Bonnie Hawk
Department: English

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Pilgrimage of Life: Study of the Wayfaring Image in Allegory, Particularly As Used By Dante, Spenser, and Bunyan, Lois Hoffman
Department: English

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Pessimism of Thomas Hardy As Seen in Eight of His Novels, Thomas R. Justice
Department: English

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Original Short Stories and Analyses of Selected Short Stories By Katherine Mansfield, Sheila McIsaac
Department: English

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Elizabethan Pastoral Poetry and Romance: Its Background and Its Development, Katherine L. Moore
Department: English

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Two Decades of Criticism: A Study of the Critical Analyses of John Steinbeck's the Grapes of Wrath, Lois Searfoss
Department: English

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Study of the Development of the Conception of Hell in Literature, Jane L. Szuhany
Department: English

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Discovery, Elisabeth A. Walters
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1956

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Four English Translations of Goethe's Faust, John DeCamp
Department: English

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Regionalism in American Literature: Exemplified in Jesse Stuart, Jeanne Herbert
Department: English

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Short Narrative Forms, George Jr. Hillocks
Department: English

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Studies in the Classical Tradition of Epic Poetry, Patricia Ann Kressly
Department: English

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Novels of Robert Penn Warren: A Search For Self-Knowledge, Jean Ralston
Department: English

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Examination of the Narrative Techniques of Modern Novelists, Particularly Hemingway and Faulkner: An Original Short Novel Also in Progress, Donald Reiman
Department: English

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Plato and Aristotle in English Poetic Theory: Sidney to Arnold, Diane Senior
Department: English

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"Hamlet Through the Ages", Wilma Mae Smith
Department: English

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Sinclair Lewis: His Role As Social Historian, Mary Squibbs
Department: English

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Study of Shakespeare's Globe Theater Based Upon the Construction of a Model, Jane Vander Veer
Department: English

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Study of the Reputation of the Romantic Poets, Wordworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats As Revealed in Their Letters and Journals, William Whiting
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1955

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Study of Some Elizabethan Sonnetiers - Sidney, Daniel, Drayton, Mary F. Crow
Department: English

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Frederick William Robertson, Charles Eaton
Department: English

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Study of the Modern American Nouvelle, Donna J. Hadaway
Department: English

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Beginnings of the Modern Irish Drama: W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and J. M. Synge, Nancy Harris
Department: English

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Harmony in the Short Story, Kathleen Joy Hatfield
Department: English

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American City Novel, Leila Hazel
Department: English

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Thomas Hardy's Conception of Fate, Annette Kerr
Department: English

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"The Man Arthur", Doris King
Department: English

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Metaphysical Tradition and Its Relationship to the Poetry of T.S. Eliot, Ned H. Martin
Department: English

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Poetry of Robert Burns: From His Loe of Nature to His Songs, Margaret McClelland
Department: English

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A Comparison of "Il Filostrato" and "Troilus and Criseyde", Janet Metzger
Department: English

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Portrait of the Eighteenth Century Lady Reflected in the New York Magazine 1793-1795, Margaret Pardee
Department: English

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Mark Twain: the Man, the Artist, the Determinist, Edward D. Peachey
Department: English

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Edmond Rostand, a Romantic Dramatist?, Elizabeth Sands
Department: English

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Studies in Milton and Aristotle, David Searfoss
Department: English

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Discussion of Ten Novels Which Criticize Society, Mary Jane Tenny
Department: English

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Use and Development of the Chorus As Traced Through Representative Dramas, Anne R. Walline
Department: English

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William Butler Yeats's Use of the Christian Myth in His Poems Written After 1917, Sally Wiseman
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1954

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Short Story: Its Development and Technique, Robert Ackerman
Department: English

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Study of the Supernatural and Horror Stories of Four American Writers, Suzanne Carmany
Department: English

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Reason- An Adventure in Faith, Majorie Kurth
Department: English

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Analysis of the "Gentleman's Magazine", Maria J. Lizza
Department: English

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Studies in the Modern Drama, Mary H. Mutch
Department: English

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Hawthorne, the Man of His Shorter Works, Joan R. Panner
Department: English

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Nineteenth Century Novel: Russian, French, and English, Suzane Jacobs Park
Department: English

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Relation of W. H. Aden to the Concerns of His Own Time, Gordon Roadarmel
Department: English

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Aphorisms of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Taken From His Lectures, Essays, and Conduct of Life, Dick Van Wie
Department: English

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Regional Fiction in California From Bret Harte to John Steinbeck, Gary A. Wilson
Department: English

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America's Stage, 1920-1950 Together With An Original Play "A Walking Shadow", Jane Wyckoff
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1953

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Achievement of Gertrude Stein, Maud A. Berninger
Department: English

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Adaption of Narrative to Dramatic Form, Elizabeth F. Blumberg
Department: English

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A Glasse to View: The Pride of Vainglorious Women, David Cartlidge

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The Play's the Thing, Robert M.H. Chang
Department: English

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Gothic Cathedral, Richard Doerbaum
Department: English

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Four American Novels of the Nineteen-Thirties and Their Literary Background, Lucille Ellsworth
Department: English

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From Here to Utopia, Ronald Felty
Department: English

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Religious Drama in American and England, Patricia Fester
Department: English

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Achievement of D. H. Lawrence in His Poetry and His Novels, Irene Gilman
Department: English

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Study of the Type Character, Geraldine Hoskins
Department: English

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Christopher Fry: An Appreciation, Patricia Jenkins
Department: English

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Study of Three Magazines, James A. Johnson
Department: English

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Novel of Manners, Marcia Klerekoper
Department: English

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Characterizations By Nineteenth Century Women, Nancy A. Lynch
Department: English

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God, Man, and Milton, Nell Maxwell
Department: English

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Chicago Tribune and Joseph Medill, Ivan Preston
Department: English

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Poe and Gothicism, Donna J. Reese
Department: English

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Survey of the American Short Story, Dorothy Tallman
Department: English

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Evolution of Emerson's Religious Thought From 1820 to 1838, Gwen Watkins
Department: English

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Characters in the Novels of Dickens and Thackeray, John Raymond Williams Jr.
Department: English

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Indestructible Instinct, Nona Williston
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1952

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Growing Record: A Brief Study of the American Negro in Literature -- Yesterday and Today, Dorothy Berry
Department: English

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Reflection of Scott's Interests in Ten of the Waverly Novels, Jean Rice
Department: English

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Critical Study of Dostoyevsky, Carol Jean Ross
Department: English

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Two Worlds of John Dos Passos, Margaret Waddell
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1951

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Advent of Naturalism in American Fiction, Jane Boyer
Department: English

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America in the 1920's As Shown in the Best Sellers of the Period, Mary Russell
Department: English

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One Step Backward Taken: a Study in the Art and Thought of Robert Frost, Robert Drury Smith
Department: English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1950

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Garlic and Sapphires, John D. Demeter
Department: English

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Invert As a Character in Contemporary American Fiction, Mary Ann Early
Department: English

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...Nobody No More, Joseph Retzler
Department: English

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Two Representatives of Contemporary American Drama, Mary E. Rowley
Department: English

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Beowulf: a Study of the First Nineteen Lines, With a New Translation and a Commentary on the Words, Robert Lee Zimmerman
Department: English