• The romance with Melville and American literary history 

    King, Bradley Ray (2014-08)
    This dissertation traces the historical emergence of what I call the romance with Melville during the postwar moment and argues that its striking endurance demands that we rethink the relationship between the discipline’s ...
  • Staged encounters : Native American performance between 1880 and 1920 

    Evans, Katherine Liesl Young (2010-08)
    This dissertation explores the unique political and cultural possibilities that public performance held for Native American activists and artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Not only did these ...