University of California, Riverside

Comparative Literature and Languages



Dissertations


2016

  • From the Bronx to the Banlieues: The Cross-Cultural Commodification of Hip-Hop / Susannah Copi
  • Visible Invisibility: the Case of Indians in Vietnam / Chi P. Pham

2015

  • Playing Along Infinite Rivers: Alternate Readings of a Malay State / Syed Husni bin Syed Abu Bakar

  • Beyond New Waves: Gender and Sexuality in Sinophone Women's Cinema from the 1980s to the 2000s / Kang Kai

  • Theory of the Strange Towards the Establishment of the Zhiguai as a Genre / Mingming Liu

  • Debt Sentences: The Poetics and Politics of Credit Culture in India, Italy, and the Inland Empire / Tanya Rawal

2014

  •  A/Effective Landscapes: Transnationalism, Affect and Feminism in Transnational Literature and Film / Carmen Braun
  • Children of Alchemy: (Un)Covering the Significance of the Hermetic Art in Literary Texts, East and West / Angela Chung
  • The Intrusion Story and Lessons from the Fantastic: A Cross-Cultural Study / Fontaine Lien
  • Uncertain Satire in Modern Chinese Fiction and Drama: 1930-1949 / Xi Tian

2013

  •  Collaborative Aesthetics and the Politics of Trans-Subjectivity / April Durham
  • Benjamin's Bards: Myth, Memory, and Zeitgeist in the Making of the Modern Storyteller / Sue Hertzog
  • Moments of Realization: Meditations in the Reality of Fiction / Jonathan Lee
  • "Always as Though for the First Time" : Embodiment, Mediation, and Speculation in Contemporary Transnational Narratives / Regina Yung Lee

2012

  • Transnational Negotiations and the Interplay Between Chinese and Western Detective Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century / Ruijuan Hao
  • North Korean Literature: Margins of Writing Memory, Gender, and Sexuality / Immanuel Kim
  • A Quest for Insularity: Thomas Forrest's Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas / Panida Lorlertratna
  • Performing Perversion: Decadence in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature / Hongjian Wang

2011

  • The Architecture of Homelessness: Space, Marginality, and Exile in Modern French and Japanese Literature / Jane Correia
  • Errancies of Desire: Subjectivity, Difference, and Proximity in Transnational Film and Literature / Vartan Messier
  • Echoing Across the Mediterranean and the Pacific: Cinematic Resonance and Cross-Cultural Adaptation in Contemporary European and East Asian Cinema / Flannery Wilson

2010

  • The Motif of Fate in Homeric Epics and Oedipus Tyrannus / Chun Liu

2009

  • The City in Wang Anyi's Novels: A Comparative Perspective / Ying Li
  • Dwelling in Dreams: A Comparative Study of Dream of the Red Chamber and Finnegan’s Wake / Mingming Zhang

2006

  • Roddenberry's Faith in Star Trek's Humanism as an American Apocalyptic Vision of the Future / Bernd Janzen
  • Trauma Erupts: Aesthetic Innovation in Writing and Visualizing the Unspeakable / Mark Frederick
  • Self and Gender: Women, Philosophy, and Poetry in Pre-Imperial and Early Imperial China / Jie Chai
  • Sign - Image - Myth The Interrelation of Sign-Systems and the Construction of Meaning / Sabine Thuerwaechter
  • Heroes in Love: A Comparative Study of Jin Yong's Novels / Jie Li

2004

  • A Poetics of Time in the 24 Hour Text / Pamela Kuhlken

2003

  • Postmodern Rootedness : Identity In Tentieth Century Women's Fiction And Film / Julie Ann Dennis Hlad
  • All Under Heaven : The Portrayal Of Chinese Women In Pearl S. Buck's Writing / Ruiqi Ma

2002

  • Disenchanted Journeys / by Robert Randall Van Cleave. (2002)

2001

  • From The Center To The Circumference : Encyclopedic Topologies In Literature From Dante Through Mode / Pekka Johannes Kuusisto

1999

  • Chicano Translative Poetics : A Comparative Inquiry / Edith Morris-Vasquez
  • At A Loss For Words : A Prolegomenon Towards One Theory Of The Esoterics Of "Literature As/And Philosophy" / Steven Lee Reinhart
  • Material And Creative Forces In The City : A Comparative Study Of French And American Novels (1839-1936) / Isabelle Josiane Schaffner
  • Role Of Psychological Research In The Interpretation Of Literature / Virginia Lyn Unger 
  • The Song Of Solomon : Linguistic Problems And Cultural Considerations / Clare Van Loon

1998

  • The Aesthetics Of Collaboration : Adaptation And Creation In The Musical And Film Guys And Dolls / Jeffrey Winn Combe
  • Postmodernist Intertextuality : Artistic Clonage, Anthropophagic Pastiche, Or What? / Denize Correa Araujo
  • Saul Among The Prophets : The Thematology Of King Saul / Barry Craig Crawford
  • Gender And The Comic In The Works Of Alessandro Piccolomini / Ann Lizbeth Langston
  • Mulatto In German Literature And Beyond : A Comparative Study Of The Mulatto Character In German, American and Spanish-American literature / Christian Meng Mahoney

1997

  • Biomythography As Genre : The Narratives Of Women Of Colour / Darnetta Elaine Bell
  • Displacing National Literature : Consequences Of Diapora For The Monumental Idea Of Egypt In Albert Cossery, Radwa Ashour and Ahdaf Soueif / Robert William D'Alo
  • Exploring Arab Concepts Of Homosexuality / Ramzi M. Salti

1996

  • Transformations In Representation : Painting Turns To Writing / Kevin Paul Bongiorni
  • Strange Bedfellows : A Study Of A Famous Misinterpretation Of German Literature / Carol Anne Sheehan

1995

  • Confluence, Bakhtin, And Alejo Carpentier's Contextos In Selena And Anna Karenina / Grant Calvin Carner, Sr. 
  • The Breakdown Of Rhetoric In Early Modernism : Franz Kafka And T.S. Eliot / Robert Randall Van Cleave
  • Knowledge Of The Nerves : Argument, Epistemology, And Narrative In Eighteenth-Century Sentimental Literature / L. Edwin Knutson
  • Experience And Knowledge In Eighteenth-Century Literature And Science : Denis Diderot And Benjamin Franklin / Cheryl Anne Lambert
  • Men Dream While Women Struggle : Educational Paradigms In The Bildungsroman / Susanne Marshall
  • Othering In Edmond Jabes And Isaac Bashevis Singer, Or, Creating A New Midrash / Chaya Schubert-Yablenski

1994

  • "The Rise And Fall Of Many:"  A Socio-Narratological Analysis Of Women In Luke-Acts / James Malcolm Arlandson
  • Surprise, Coincidence, "Near Death" Episode, And Comic Tone : English Tragicomedy In The Seventeenth Century and Chinese Drama in the Yuan (1260-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) Dynasties / Tsuo-Wen Chao 
  • The Rhetoric Of Intertextuality And Doubtful Authority : A Comparative Study Of William Faulkner, Houshang Golshiri, and Alain Robbe- Grillet / Diana Darab
  • Tragic Daughters : Women, Contemporary Drama And The Tradition Of Domestic Tragedy / Carolina Molina
  • Romancing Visual Women : From Canon To Console / Roberta Sterman Sabbath
  • The Aesthetic Hero And Fin-De-Siècle Critical Fiction / Harold Swindall
  • A Statistical Survey And Evaluation Of The Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalog / Alain Veylit

1993

  • Paul Bowles, The Sadness Of Contact : The Intermediary In The Post-Colonial Situation / Robert William D'Alonzo
  • Enemies Of The Rational Soul : Confrontations With The World, The Flesh, And The Devil In Selected Works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Literature of the Fantastic / DawnEllen Jacobs

1992

  • A Comparative Study Of Time Presentation In Elizabethan And Yuan- Ming Drama / Jingsong Chen
  • The Marxian Hermeneuties Of Fredric Jameson / Christopher Anthony Wise

1991

  • Literature's Challenge To History : The Trilogies Of Alfred Döblin And Josephine Herbst / Jeanette La Porte
  • The Criminal In The Nineteenth-Century Novel / Margaret Mary Turlo

1990

  • Eurydice : The Lost Voice / by Alida Louise Allison. (1990)
  • The Aesthetics Of The Marvelous : Baroque "Meraviglia" And Marino's Galeria / by Terri Lee Frongia. (1990)
  • Michel Foucault, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Victor Vasarely : Théorie Littéraire Et Perception Des Textes Et Visuels / by Louise-Hélène L. Le Ster (1990)
  • Female Protagonists In The Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Novel : A Study Of Richardson, La Roche, and Burney / by Rose-Marie Northcutt (1990)

1989

  • The Fantastic In The Works Of Elena Garro : Questioning The Limits Of Reality / by Susan Spagna. (1989) SPANISH

1988

  • Carmen Martín Gaite Y La Narración : Teoría Y Práctica / by Mercedes Jiménez González. (1988) SPANISH

1987

  • Gender And Desire In Contemporary Drama : Lillian Hellman, Natalia Ginzburg, Franca Rame And Ntozake Shange / by Serena Anderlini. (1987)
  • African Views Of The United States In The Works Of Achebe, La Guma, And Ngugi / by Lisa Hope Iyer. (1987)
  • Poetry And Politics : Spanish American Poets And The Spanish Civil War / by René Francisco Pagán. (1987)

1986

  • Au Nom Du Pére, Le Fils Se Veut Sain D'esprit : Psychobiographie De Jean Racine / by Jacques Benzakein. (1986)
  • Tennessee Williams And Greek Culture : (With Special Emphasis On Euripides) / by Athena Coronis. (1986)
  • Vorticist Interart Relations : Wyndham Lewis' Tarr And Enemy Of The Stars As Literary Equivalents Of Vorticist Art / by Edward Ross Perez. (1986)

1985

  • Temas Y Técnicas Narrativas En La Novela Española E Hispanoamericana Contemporánea / by María Antonia Beltrán-Vocal. (1985) SPANISH

1984

  • The Game Of Poetics : Play In Postmodern Fiction / by Ruth Ellen Eileen Burke. (1984)
  • Becoming A Heroine : A Study Of The Electra Theme / by Lois Mary Cech. (1984)
  • Social And Political Alienation In The Novels Of Gabriel García Márquez / by Carmen Maldonado Decker. (1984)
  • Sociological Approaches And Comparative Literature / by Horst Helmut Hoffmann. (1984)
  • From Existential Angst To Spy Thriller : Italo Calvino And John Barth On Two Paths To Contemporary Modernism / by Nan Claire Tynberg. (1984)

1983

  • El Teatro Chileno Desde 1941 Hasta 1981 / Rebeca Torres-Rivera. (1983) SPANISH

1982

  • The Crisis Generation : Marxist Aesthetics In The United States, 1929-1939 / by Ronald Lee Balestrieri. (1982)
  • Holiness In Spenser's Faerie Queene, Book I : Its Theological Definition And Implications For The Narrative / by Debra Jean Brown. (1982)
  • Towards A Definition Of, And Critical Approaches To Chicano(A) Literature / by Evangelina Enríquez. (1982)
  • Samuel Johnson On The "Mental Anatomy" Of Man / by Robert Alan Harris. (1982)
  • Le Récit Itératif Et Flaubert / by Danièle Chatelain Slusser. (1982)
  • La Evolución Del Mito De Orfeo En La Literatura Y La Música / Rafael S. Valdés Camín. (1982)

1977

  • Beethoven In Western Literature / by Donna Ann Beckage. (1977)

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