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Graduate Studies Courses

American Literature

  • Campbell-Furtick, Cristy. Psychological Escape in Four Novels of Margaret Atwood. 1992.
  • Clay, Kevin. Collaborations of God and Matter: An Investigation into the Ontology of Cormac McCarthy. 1996.
  • Coan, Clifford. The Evolution of Small Town Texas in Recent Fiction. 1990.
  • Gardner, Jennifer. The Conflicts of Life in the Works of Katherine Anne Porter. 1994.
  • Gotcher, Billy. The Changing Image of the American Military Hero in World War II Novels. 1992.
  • Hinman, James. Even Cowgirls Run with the Wolves: The Message of Feminine Empowerment in the Novels of Tom Robbins. 1999 (Directed by Dr. Mark Shipman)
  • Jones, William Henry. "Mystic of the Bruising Thing": A Study of the Mystic in the Poetry of Vassar Miller. 1996.
  • Lee, Kimberli. Language and Landscape in Mari Sandoz's Crazy Horse, Strange Man of the Oglalas. 1997.
  • Lewis, Janene. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Scientific Foundations of Female Imprisonment and Escape in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature. 1995.
  • Nash, John. An Interpretation of Robert Frost Based on Non-Traditional Critical Heuristics. 1997.
  • Power, Sherry. The Theme of Change: The Thread Running Through Six Kelton Novels. 1994.
  • Ward, DeeAnn. John Nichols' New Mexico Trilogy: His Mythic Heroes. 1991.
  • Weathermon, Kalene. Familial Essence in Selected Novels by Joyce Carol Oates. 1998.
  • Paula Kent, “Think Pink and High Heels: Women and Beauty as Represented in Chick Lit Novels,” 2007.
  • Matthew Smith, “Sometimes a Beacon, Sometimes a Nightmare, but Always a Dream, and Nothing More: The American Dream in Chicano/Latino Literature and Film,” 2007.
  • Margarite Helen Anderson, “A View to the Room Beyond: The Czech Characters in the Works of Willa Cather,” 2000.
  • Wendy McNeeley, “Violence and Madness in Selected Novels of Toni Morrison: Sula, Beloved, Jazz,” 1994.