Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947's to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department. To retrieve all theses and dissertations associated with a specific department from the library catalogue, choose 'Advanced' and keyword search "university of alberta dept of english" OR "university of alberta department of english" (for example). Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items in this Collection
- 1Abdul Jabbar, Wisam K
- 1Andrijiw, Andre Michael
- 1Apps, Lara M.
- 1Bailer, Ashley D
- 1Bakker, Colin
- 1Boivin, Jennifer
Identity, conflict and radical coalition building: a study of grassroots organizing in Northern IrelandDownload
Coalitions in Northern Ireland have been organizing across the ethno-nationalist divide for decades. Yet, while empirical research has addressed challenges of, and potential for, organizing across ethnonationalism, the ways in which coalition members attend to their complex subjectivites have...
Despite growing consensus that educational reform has changed the nature of school leadership, the contemporary literature provides limited insight into how educational change impacts the identity of those who are centrally involved. Although the principal is deemed to be a critical lynch-pin in...
In this thesis I consider the role of music in the construction of identity among West African Canadians, focusing on musical taste and performance. Drawing on themes from participant narratives, I look at how music can maintain connections with or reference identities from “home” cultures. ...
Stories of Being and Becoming: Experiences of Hope and Identity-Making in the Worklives of Reintegration CounsellorsDownload
Working with marginalized individuals allows counsellors to witness the darkest and most beautiful sides of humanity as they support clients in the process of life change. Community-based reintegration counsellors are helping professionals who offer support to individuals who are transitioning...
This thesis identifies and explores a literary and theoretical correlation between Virginia Woolf’s “moments of being” and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of “becoming.” It does this by examining the total deconstruction of identity in Woolf’s fourth novel, Mrs Dalloway. Through her...
Guy Debord defines psychogeography as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, whether consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals” (23). My project examines the psychogeography of Newfoundland’s ghost stories—what I am...
The Thesis argues that the concept of ‘personal identity’ is developed in social circumstances, relating to ideas about how the self continues through time and to ‘person-directed’ concerns. Chapter one uses William James’s classification of the constituents of the self, and his idea of the...
The question that this study addressed was how Catholic educators from diverse experiential backgrounds negotiate personally persuasive and authoritative discourses in fashioning their identities as assistant principals. The inquiry is framed by poststructuralist perspectives on identity and uses...
Charles Taylor writes that identity emerges from the reflection upon, and articulation of one’s lived experience. This account of identity precludes psychology from taking a natural science approach to the study of ‘identity’, or ‘the self’. Psychology has emerged within secular society, and...
Animation and the National Ethos: the American Dream, Socialist Realism, and Russian émigrés in FranceDownload
Animation is seen as the innocent child of contemporary media and is often considered innocuous and juvenile in general popular culture. This might explain why it is still a marginal field. Perhaps this perception is influenced by the mass media of animation being mostly aimed at children, or at...