Dissertations

Dissertations

The following is a list of all dissertations that have been written in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures:

2015

Lindsay Ceballos
Tragic Thinking in Early Russian Modernism: Minskii, Merezhkovski and Briusov

Elena Susanna Weygandt
Embodiment in Post-Somatic, Postdramtic Russian New Drama

2014

Jason Strudler
Mathematical Rebellion. Zero in the Russian Avant-Garde

2013

Cori Anderson
Case and event structure in Russian and Lithuanian

Vrinda Chidambaram
On Resumptive Pronouns in Slavic

2012

Anna Berman 
Siblings: The Path to Universal Brotherhood in Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

2011

James Tonn
Between Us and Artistic Appreciation: Nabokov and the Problem of Distortion  
 
Jesse R. Menefee
Twisted Mirrors and Merged Polarities in Russia’s Decadent Imagination
 

2009

Lucie Medova
Reflexive Clitics in Slavic and Romance Languages. A Comparative View from an Antipassive Perspective  

 
Mark Pettus
Dostoevsky’s Closed Threshold in the Construction of the Existential Novel  

2008

Yuri Corrigan
Chekhov’s Existentialism: The Ethics of Outsideness  

 
Ivan Eubanks
Influence, Discourse and Synthesis in Alexander Pushkin's Dramaturgy, with an Epilogue on Novelistic Discourse in Hordubal, Karel Capek's Adaptation of the Oresteia  

2007

Dunja Popovic
Sacrifice and Salvation: Twentieth-Century Russian Literature and Soviet Ideology of the Body  

 
Sarah Valentine (Dunn)
The Poetry and Thought of Gennady Aigi  

2006

Tania Gordeev
The Letter as Inserted Genre in the Russian Literary Tradition  

 
Sarah Beth Mohler-Kube
A Prosaics of the Mind's Eye: Reader Visualization, Perspective Engagement, and the Visual Ethics of Tolstoy's War and Peace  

2005

Cole M Crittenden
Theatre in Time: The Meta-Temporal Drama of Chekhov, Vvedensky, and Havel  

 
Laura Elaine Davies
A Construction-Grammatical Analysis of Impersonalization in Russian  

2004

Jeanette Koenig
A Diachronic Analysis of the Interaction of Syllabification and Jer Vocalization  

 
Sarah Clovis-Bishop
The Book of Poems in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature: Khodasevich, Gippius and Shvarts  

2003

Eva Rottman
The Mary Stuart Myth in 20th Century Russian Literature  

2002

Brian K. Stimmler
A Diachronic Analysis of the Russian Short Form Active Participle: the Syntax of Absolutes and Bare Predicate Adjuncts  

 
Stephanie Harves
Unaccusative Syntax in Russian  

2001

Abigail Wildman Konopasky
A Syntacto-Morphological Analysis of Dependent Heads in Slavic  

 
Edit Noemi Jakab
The Modality of Nonfinite Clauses in Slavic and Finno-Ugric  
 
Inessa Medzhibovskaya
Tolstoy's Projects of Transcendence (Reading the Conversion)  

2000

David Freedel
A Comparative Pedagogical Analysis of Introductory Russian Language Textbooks  

 
James E. Lavine
Topics in the Syntax of Nonagreeing Predicates in Slavic  
 
Ludmila Shleyfer Lavine
From the Lyric to the Epic: Some Trends in the Early Twentieth-Century Russian POEMA  
 
Nicole M. Monnier
The Man Who Became a Myth: The Canonization of Vissarion Belinsky in the Russian Literary Tradition  

1999

Thomas Cunningham
Terrible Visions: The Sublime Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Opera  

1998

Anthony Prather
Platonov's Chevengur and the Soviet Literary World of the 1920s  

 
Craig Cravens
Pushkin's Evgenji Onegin, Dostoevsky's Besy, Capek's Hordubal, and Kundera's Zert: The First-Person Novel in Czech and Russian Literature  
 
Gabriella Safran
Narratives of Jewish Acculturation in the Russian Empire: Bogrov, Orzeszkowa Leskov, Chekov  
 
Marjorie J. McShane
Ellipsis in Slavic: The Syntax-Discourse Interface  

1995

Loren Billings
Approximation in Russian and the Single-Word Constraint  

1974

Emily Klenin
Russian Reflexive Pronouns and the Semantic Roles of Noun Phrases in Sentences  

1973
Ronald Feldstein
The Prosodic System of Common Slavic

1972

Ellen Chances
The Ideology of "Pocvennicestvo" in Dostoevskij's Journals Vremja and Epokha  

 
Nicholas Rzhevsky
Herzen in Russian Literature  

1971

J.G. Kelso Russell
Leskov and Folklore  

 
Priscilla Meyer
Aksenov and Soviet Prose of the 1950's and 1960's  
 
Virginia Heron Bennett
The Russian Tradition of Nineteenth Century Literary Memoirs and Andrej Belyj's Vospominanija o A. A. Bloke  

1970

Lewis Jules Bernhardt
Chapters in the History of the Hebrew Literary Renaissance in Russia (1892 - 1924): Hebrew Renaissance Poetry in Russian Translation  

 
Michael K. Launer
Word-Formation in the Russian Adverb  

1969

Gary Kern
Lev Lunc, Serapion Brother  

 
John Earl Malmstad
The Poetry of Andrej Belyj: A Variorum Edition  

1968

Elizabeth Phelps Sessions
The Language of Two Versions of the First Six Chapters of the Skazanie Avraamija Palicyna  

 
Elliott Dunbar Mossman
The Prose of Boris Pasternak  

1967

Joseph Benjamin Dees
Content and Expression in the Poetry of Baratynskij  

1966

Henry Robert Hedrick
The Poetry of Derzavin