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.
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"Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!" The Portrayal of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in the Museums of LvivDownload
This thesis examines the portrayal of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in the museums of Lviv, Ukraine. Founded in 1929 by veterans of the Polish-West Ukrainian War and nationalistic student associations, the primary objective of the OUN was to attain a sovereign and united...
Grounded in the methodologies of New Historicism, New Criticism, Subaltern Studies, and Colonial Discourse Analysis, this dissertation explores Englishwomen’s fictions of the nautch girl (or Indian dancing girl) at the turn of the century. Writing between 1880 to 1920, and within the context of...
"Identity" Constructions in Online Learning Events: Gender, Subjectivities, and the Productive Effects of PowerDownload
ABSTRACT Advances in computer technology have created powerful opportunities for learners to engage with others, producing very different contexts for learning, and for negotiating our very way of being. Yet, engagement in these virtual learning environments also raises many questions around how...
"It was delightful to be so hungry": Food, Class, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Children's LiteratureDownload
This thesis explores the social, political, and spatial extensions of food and eating in nineteenth-century young women’s coming-of-age texts in America. It focuses on novels and short-stories from women authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge, Eleanor H. Porter, and Sarah Jewett in...
"Just Breathing Isn't Living": Disability and Constructions of Normalcy in Nineteenth-Century Children's LiteratureDownload
This study seeks to demonstrate the ways in which disability is negatively and stereotypically presented in classic children’s literature and how it is used to prescribe constructions of normalcy. Although disability studies have become an increasingly popular avenue for critical study, one...
"Just the facts, ma'am": newspaper depictions of women council candidates during the 2007 Alberta municipal electionDownload
Do women municipal politicians encounter the same level of media bias as their national counterparts? This question guided a study of how three daily and three community newspapers portrayed women and men council candidates during the 2007 Alberta municipal election. Using content and discourse...
Hope is recognized as an important aspect of human growth, change and wellbeing (Erikson, 1964, 1968, 1985; Turner, 2005). Hope has been defined as the anticipation that one’s future will be both meaningful and desirable (Stephenson, 1991) and is acknowledged as essential to daily life (Erikson,...