Browsing PhD theses from Department of English by Title

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  • Grice, Helena (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 1998)
    A central concern of much of the emergent literature of Asian American women is the question of how identity is defined. Living in, and writing from, what has been called the `between worlds' condition engenders an often ...
  • Smith, Kenneth Edward (Aberystwyth University, 1974)
    This study provides a comprehensive critical account of J. B. Priestley's novels, and attempts a new classification of them according to their fictional modes and overall aims. Part One is intended to supply a general ...
  • Urban, Malte (University of Wales AberystwythEnglish Literature, 2005)
    This thesis examines the poetics and politics of ‘olde bokes’ (Legend of Good Women, G, 25) in selected works by Chaucer and Gower, paying particular attention to the way in which both writers appropriate their sources and ...
  • Schmuck, Stephan (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2007)
    In sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England, portrayals of the Turk reflected aspects of Christian thinking. More specifically, these views varied according to ideological outlook, place and time. To complicate ...
  • Slocombe, Will (University of Wales AberystwythEnglish, 2003)
    This thesis examines the relationship between nihilism and postmodernism in relation to the sublime, and is divided into two parts: theory and literature. Beginning with histories of nihilism and the sublime, the Enlightenment ...
  • Churms, Stephanie (2016)
    This thesis offers a historicist engagement with both canonical and non-canonical authors of the 1790s with the aim of revealing the investment of the period’s imaginative writing in contemporary cultures of popular magic. ...
  • Dennis, Amy (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2014)
    Summary: The Sleep Orchard is a collection of poetry written in response to the life and artwork of Arshile Gorky. By mapping the differences as well as the deepening intersections between Gorky and the author, these ...
  • Lorimer, D. Georgie (Aberystwyth University, 2016)
    Solstice in the Borderland is a concert of poetry in which the inherent musicalities of language and an understanding of sound relations are brought to the fore. In a similar vein to the ballads and romances that were a ...
  • Nerenberg, Jan M. G. (Aberystwyth University, 2015)
    Standing Stone, a novel, and the accompanying commentary, Stepping Stones to Standing Stone, form this thesis. The title, Standing Stone, refers to both the Rollright Stones and the journey to self-actualisation of the ...
  • Cashman, Nicky (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 2008)
    The primary historical focus of this thesis falls in the years between 1940 and 1970. My main area of interest lies in the individual subject and how that child, adolescent or adult functions in particular situations and ...
  • Campbell, Neil (Aberystwyth UniversityEnglish Literature, 1987)
    This thesis shows how Bowles's style and themes have developed from a number of sources, including Dada and Surrealism and Edgar Allan Poe, but moved beyond them to a writing which is unique and radical. The thesis traces ...

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