Recent Ph.D. Alumni

Below is a listing of recent Department of English Ph.D. Alumni and their Dissertation Titles.

Name
Degree & Year
Dissertation
Title
Bale, Rebekah
Ph.D. 2015
Shakespearean Avatars: Modern African and Asian Adaptations
Cook, Thomas
PhD 2015
Non-Hysterical Realism: Character, Choice, and Paying Attention in the Late Fiction of David Foster Wallace
Jung, Anne
Ph.D. 2015
Threads of Truth: Aesthetics of a Sacrificed Self in Nineteenth Century American Romance of Susanna Rowson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James and Kate Chopin
Whalen, Brian
PhD 2015
Duplex: A Novel
Wittman, Aaron
PhD 2015
Altered States: Challenges to Narratives of State Unity in 19th Century American Fiction
Anderson, Eric
PhD 2014
The Blackness of Black
(W)holes
Rizzo, Christopher
PhD 2014
Critique is Not Enough: The Empirical Imperatives of Innovative American Poetry
Thyssen, Christina
PhD 2014
Reading after the End of the World
Casto, William
PhD 2014
Fordism & Modernist Forms:  The Transformation of Work and Style
Michael Peters
PhD 2014
Sound Environment Programming the Post-1945 Moment:  Charles Olson, Sun Ra, John Cage, and the Way Back In
William Whalen
PhD 2014
Queer Bodies and Queer Materials In Post WWII American Texts
Sarah Giragosian
PhD 2014
Queer Creatures, Queer Times
Amy Mallory-Kani
PhD 2014

"Medico-Politics and English Literature, 1790-1830: Immunity, Humanity, Subjectivity"

Janelle Adsit
PhD 2014
What Is a Writer? Historicizing Constructions of the Writing Life in Composition and Creative Writing
Aidan Thompson
PhD 2013
World and Word or Word and
World
Jonas Casey-Williams
PhD 2013
Literary Know-How:
Restructuring Creative Writing
and Literary Studies
Dana Balejko
PhD 2013 
"The Multiplied Body:
Romanticism's Imaginary
Subject" 
Sabine Seiler
PhD 2013
Oscillations of Romantic Irony: Percy B. Shelley's Defence of Poetry andFriedrich Schlegel's Model of Understanding 
Anna Eyre
PhD 2013
Trans-Relational Poetics and
Outsider American Modernist
and Post-Modernist Poetry 
Peter Monaco
PhD 2012             
"Last Scientists of the Whole":
The Poetics and Politics of Deep Image.
Cheol-U Jang
PhD 2012
American Modern Aphonic
"Virtuality" beyond Western
Metaphysics: Eliot, Stevens,
Hughes, and Bishop
Angela Pneuman
PhD 2012
 Mysterious Ways:  A Novel
Lucas Hardy
PhD 2012

Theologies of Pain in American Puritanism:  the Human Body and Spiritual conversion from Anne
Bradstreet to Jonathan Edward

Joon Yoon
PhD 2012
A Genealogy of Gaze and Voice in Godwin, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
Allison Craig
PhD 2012
Only a Girl Like This Can Know What's Happened to you: Traumatic Subjects in Contemporary American Narratives
Iuliu Ratiu
PhD 2012
Laying Out Land: Land Surveying and Space Configurations in Henry D. Thoreau's Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, The Journal, and "Walking"
HeeWon Kang
PhD 2012
The Ethical Relation in Wordsworth and Lacan
Scott O'Callaghan
PhD 2011
Response in Real Time: Bringing Context to a Semester's Responses to Student Writing
Alisa Scapatici
PhD 2011
Beyond Digamy; Mary Elizabeth Raddon's Attempts to Challenge and Change Expectations of the Middle Class Victorian Woman
Bethany Clerico
PhD 2011
Caribbean Hauntings and Transnational Regionalism in Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century American Literature
Katsuya Izumi
PhD 2011
Speaking through Self-Effacement: The Sermonic Influence in Melville, Dickinson, and Thoreau
Jennifer Marlow
PhD 2011
Landmark Pedagogies Meet New Media Practices
Mi-Jeong Kim
PhD 2011
"Delta Woman with Faulkner and Hitchcock"
Naoko Selland
PhD 2011
PHOTOSYNTHESIZER A NOVEL And Critical Essay
Bonghee Oh
PhD 2010
Homelessness and Stranger-ness as Critical Potentialities in Early British Novels
Carolyn Skebe
PhD 2010
Spaces of Risk: the Modern Long Poem Revisited
Richard J. Bower
PhD 2010
Recovering Brande: Freewriting and Sustainable (Procedural) Expression
Charmaine Cadeau
PhD 2010
"Silent Letters: Directions in Late Twentieth Century New Lyric Poetry."
Michael Jonik
PhD 2009
A Natural History of the Mind: Edwards, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville
Ronald Nesbitt
PhD 2009
The Femme Fatale and Male Anxiety in the 20th Century American Literature, "Hard-Boiled" Crime Fiction, and Film Noir
Robert Michael Ficociello
PhD 2009
"The Cultural and Literary Discourse of War in 20th Century America
Randall Horton
PhD 2009
Cultural Memory and the Black Radical Tradition: Distraction in the Monin
Matthew Pangborn
PhD 2009
Specular Subjects: Technologies of Vision in the Transatlantic Novel, 1719-1850
Shari P. Goldberg
PhD 2009
Quiet Testmony: the Ethical Impulse of Silence in Emerson, Douglass, Melville and James
Alexander Chirila
PhD 2009
Manifast Individuation: Archetypal Progressions in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
Kelly Secovnie
PhD 2009
Translating the Transatlantic: West African Literary Approaches to African American Identify
Samuel Truitt
PhD 2008
Street Mete: A Work in Vertical Elegies
Susan Kayorie
PhD 2008
"I love Henry,…but I cannot like him": Thoreau among His Contemporaries
Steven Hymowech
PhD 2008
A Transcendental Trace: The Impersonal Poet and the American Novel.
Rita Mignacca
PhD 2008
The United States of Italian America: Searching For the Italian Writer
Robert Wilkie III
PhD 2008
Capital Networks: Culture and Class in the Digital Age
Shirlee Dufort
PhD 2008
Haiku Evolutions and a Fresh Rationale for Creating Collaboration, Connection, and Community in the College Classroom
Menoukha Case
PhD 2007
Ori and the Ethical Subject: Pro Indigenous Readings of African Diaspora Literature in Yoruba
Edward C. Fristrom
PhD 2007
The Turbulence of the Living: Complexity Theory and the Writing Classroom
Kelly A. Moore
PhD 2007
The Crosscurrents of Culture in the Dialogic Pairing of Henry James: What Maisie Knew with Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories and of Henry David Throureau's Walden with Susan Fenimore Cooper's Rural Hours
David Parry
PhD 2007
Reading Without Rest: Negotiating the (Hyper-)Literary in the Age of the Digital
Shealeen Meaney
PhD 2006
"Skirts Must Be Girded High": Spaces of Subjectivity and Transgression in Post-Suffrage American Women's Travel Writing
Pedro Malard Monteiro
PhD 2006
"Diagnosing Nothing But The Flu"
Michael Needle
PhD 2006
Emotions at Work in Process Writing Classrooms
Rachel Zitomer
PhD 2006
In Celebration of the Ephemeral: Contemporary Poetry Communities Beyond Institutions in Albany, New York
Patricia Dyjak
PhD 2005
Snakes in the Garden: Power, Privilege, and Poetry in the Creation of Authority
Habiba Ibrahim
PhD 2005

Inside the Color Line: Reading Biracialism in Twentieth-Century American Culture
Danielle Jones
PhD 2005
Poetry in Three Dimensions: A Creative Dissertation of Print, Sculpture, and Electronic Poems
Tyler Kessel
PhD 2005
Landscape of Estrangement; Reading Relations to the Outside in DeLillo
Cailin Brown Leary
PhD 2005
The Student Writer as the Citizen in Public Journals
Kathleen McDonald
PhD 2005
Unheard Voices: Women's Private Texts Enlighten the 18th Century
Anthony Miccoli
PhD 2005
Posthuman Suffering: The Expression of the Technological Embrace
Jennifer Mitchell
PhD 2005
Sustaining a Critical Literacy in Composition Studies: The Place Of Current-Traditional Rhetoric in Composition Theory and Practice
Jillmarie Murphy
PhD 2005
Monstrous Kinships: Obsession and Child Psychotraumatology in the Novels of Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Thomas Hardy, Stephen Crane and Vladimir Nabokov
Karen Rowan
PhD 2005
Preparing the Next Generation: Graduate Student Administrators in Writing Centers
Linda Scoville
PhD 2005
Fire and Wings: Drinking Women in Interwar British and American Literature Services Center
Julie Torrant
PhD 2005
The Contemporary Family and Its Cultural Representations
Jeffrey Gibson
PhD 2004
The Parodic Historical Novel: Critiquing the Representation of Past Events
Corel Lenhardt
PhD 2004
The Unsayable: Three Generations of Malvadas
Cynthia Mahamdi
PhD 2004
The Renegado: A Novel of North Africa and Accompanying Commentary
Mary Perrone
PhD 2004
Finding Common Ground: Paint, Politics, People and the Poet (The 1850s as Formative Years For The Writer Emily Dickinson)
Annie Raskin
PhD 2004
Snapshots: A Collage Novel
Alina Treis
PhD 2004
Literacy Women, Private Person: Rebecca Harding Davis and Her Heart Ideology
Wilbert Turner
PhD 2004
Blackie: The Novel and the Postscript
Steven Hartman
PhD 2003
Faces of Thoreau in American Literature
Miehyeon Kim
PhD 2003
Finding Mothers: Reconstruction of African American Motherhood, Family, Community, and History in Toni Morrison's Fiction
Dorothy Stringer
PhD 2003
Dangerous and Disturbing: Traumas and Fetishes of Race in Faulkner, Larsen and Vanvechten
Stephen Westbrook
PhD 2003
Composition-Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Institutional Reform: Toward a New Subject
K. Hyoejin Yoon
PhD 2003
The Subjects of Critical Pedagogy and Composition: The Asian American Teacher-Intellectual and the Problem of Affect
Ando Arike
PhD 2002
What Are Humans For? Essays In Cyborg Culture
Merle Bachman
PhD 2002
Yiddishland: Immigrant Writing and Threshold Poetics
Judy Baker
PhD 2002
Theatre Is Life: Fornes, Feminisms, and Feminist Epistemology
Rosanne Denhard
PhD 2002
"Words Are Women": Early Modern Women's Epistolary Self-Writing
Christiane Farnan
PhD 2002
A Study of Narrative Authority in the Novels of Augusta Jane Evans and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Joan Goodman
PhD 2002
Embodied Texts: Reading New Subjectivity Through Charles Olson and Muriel Rukeyers
Mary Lannon
PhD 2002
Life on a Grape with an Introduction on Theories of the Novel
Alina Luna
PhD 2002
Visual Perversity: A Rearticulation of Maternal Instinct
Maria Palmara
PhD 2002
The Farthest West Beach: An Italian American Woman's Search For Literacy Identity
Alyssa Colton
PhD 2001
The Faithful: Healing Through Narrative
Maryrose Eannace
PhD 2001
Lunatic Literature: New York State's The Opal, 1850-1860
Thomas Mackey
PhD 2001
Collaborative Interface: Writing the Web and Interactive Multimedia and Virtual Reality
Christina Milletti
PhD 2001
Innovative Ends: Gender and the Poetics of Transformation in Women's Experimental Fiction
Megeen Mulholland
PhD 2001
Unposing the American Family Portrait – Part 1 – Feminist Confessional
Dimitrios Anastasopoulos
PhD 2000
The Language of Fiction and Its Limits
Christine Atkins
PhD 2000
Don't Walk Alone: Twentieth-Century American Women Writers and Narratives of Violence
Frances Condon (Vanmeter)
PhD 2000
Teaching to Transform: Nonviolence and Literacy
Michael Hassan
PhD 2000
Beach Rubble
Deborah Kelsh
PhD 2000
Outlawed Needs: Class and Cultural Theory
Lisa Mastrangelo
PhD 2000
Stories of a Progressive Past: Early Feminist and Progressive Approaches to Writing Instruction
Sharisse Stenberg
PhD 2000
Professing and Pedagogy: Learning the Teaching of English