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"Unscrupulously Epic": Examining Female Epic in the Poetry of Felicia Hemans and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(University of Waterloo, 2007-09-10)
Virginia Woolf once remarked that, “[t]here is no reason to think that the form of the epic ... suit[s] a woman any more than the [masculine] sentence” (Woolf 84). This thesis represents an attempt to explore what the ...
"Drawn towards the lens": Representations and Receptions of Photography in Britain, 1839 to 1853
(University of Waterloo, 2008-12-09)
This dissertation studies the earliest years of photography’s invention. Attention to the earliest conceptions of photography reveals a more complex and contested understanding of the nature and significance of photographic ...
Horticultural Landscapes in Middle English Romance
(University of Waterloo, 2008-09-23)
Gardens played a significant role in the lives of European peoples living in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. By producing texts in which gardens and other cultivated landscapes are used as symbol and setting, ...
The Expendable Citizen:Patriotism, Sacrifice, and Sentiment in American Culture
(University of Waterloo, 2007-12-18)
This study argues that the American citizen’s choice to perform or not perform sacrificial national duties has been heavily mediated by sentimental representations of sacrifice in popular narratives. Through an analysis ...