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    • Challenging maleness : the new woman's attempts to reconstruct the binary code 

      Götting, Elena Rebekka (University of St Andrews, 2014-10) - Thesis
      This thesis explores the construction of masculinity in novels written by New Women authors between the years 1881-1899. The fin de siècle was a period during which gender roles were renegotiated with fervour by both male ...
    • Dickens and the unreal city : the metropolitan symbolism of the mystery story 

      Smith, Karl A. (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
      London is not only a backdrop in the novels of Charles Dickens. Its workings both conceal truth of various sorts from characters and push it into the open. This thesis claims that it is the primary symbolic means by which ...
    • Hardy's creatures : encountering animals in Thomas Hardy's novels 

      West, Anna (University of St Andrews, 2015-09-07) - Thesis
      ‘Hardy’s Creatures’ examines the human and nonhuman animals who walk and crawl and twine and fly and trot across and around the pages of Thomas Hardy’s novels: figures on two feet and on four, some with hands, all with ...
    • Kailyard, Scottish literary criticism, and the fiction of J. M. Barrie 

      Nash, Andrew (University of St Andrews, 1998-12) - Thesis
      This thesis argues that the term Kailyard is not a body of literature or cultural discourse, but a critical concept which has helped to construct controlling parameters for the discussion of literature and culture in ...
    • Lives and limbs : re-membering Robert Jones : a biography 

      Bonetti (née Whiteley), Joanna (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
      This is a biography of Robert Jones, 1857-1933. He was a surgeon, and is credited with bringing orthopaedics from its quack past into its scientific present. This work explores Jones’ life and times, and examines whether ...
    • Man up : a study of gendered expectations of masculinity at the 'fin de siècle' 

      Ramday, Morna B (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-16) - Thesis
      The main themes of this thesis are masculinities, fluctuations in socially constructed gender roles at the fin de siècle and how a number of cathartic issues influenced these. The strongest of these issues was the New Woman ...
    • Masculinity and manliness in the work of Elizabeth Gaskell 

      Healy, Meghan (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis
      Mid-nineteenth-century England saw great social transformation in the face of industrialisation, changing working and living conditions, and voting reforms, and with these changes came new conceptions of masculinity and ...
    • Metaphoric landscape in the novels of Virginia Woolf and Margaret Atwood 

      Ledyard, Margaret Dabney (University of St Andrews, 1994) - Thesis
      The purpose of the following study is to demonstrate the metaphoric landscape as a tool to delineate boundaries in their novels. The thesis will explore the progression of this technique from Woolf to Atwood to discover ...
    • A modern Wessex of the penny post’ : letters and the post in Thomas Hardy’s novels 

      Koehler, Karin (University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the use and representation of letters (and other written messages) in Thomas Hardy’s novels, and it considers how Hardy’s writing engages with Victorian communication technologies. The 1895 Preface ...
    • Money and character in the novels of Charles Dickens 

      Crowe, Julian (University of St Andrews, 1998-05) - Thesis
      This thesis discusses the relationship between money and character in the novels of Charles Dickens, concentrating mainly on the later novels, from Dombey & Son onwards. Money is extremely important in Dickens's social ...
    • Pavilioned on nothing : nihilism and its counterforces in the works of Oscar Wilde 

      Cavendish-Jones, Colin (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
      This thesis explores the role of Nihilism in Oscar Wilde's thought and writing, beginning with the depiction of Russian Political Nihilism in Wilde's first play; Vera, or the Nihilists and tracing the engagement with ...
    • Popular fiction in France and England, 1860-1875 : convention, irony and ambivalence in the novels of Paul Féval and Wilkie Collins 

      Picq, Elisabeth (2000) - Thesis
      This thesis is a comparative study of two popular nineteenth-century writers, Paul Feval and Wilkie Collins, and by extension, of their respective traditions, the Roman-Feuilleton and the Sensation novel. At the same time, ...
    • Rudyard Kipling and Victorian Buddhism 

      Louttit, Erin (University of St Andrews, 2013-06) - Thesis
      The thesis recontextualises the fiction of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century writer Rudyard Kipling by exploring aspects of Victorian Buddhism in a selection of his published work. It demonstrates his engagement with ...
    • The selected short stories of Elizabeth Gaskell : Gothic tradition, forgiveness and redemption, and female friendships in Mrs Gaskell's short fiction 

      Nectoux, Tracy M. (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
      This thesis discusses selected short stories by Elizabeth Gaskell. It focuses on three main ideas: the use of pagan traditions and the importance of names in her gothic tales (Chapter One); the incorporation of her Unitarian ...
    • Speaking in silence : female agency in sensation fiction, 1850-1880 

      Andrews, Elizabeth Helen (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
      My research examines female agency in sensation fiction written from 1850-1880. I draw upon novels that, despite their popularity at the time of publication, are under-utilised in literary critical theory today. The ...
    • Thomas Hardy : folklore and resistance 

      Dillion, Jacqueline M. (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-24) - Thesis
      This thesis examines a range of folkloric customs and beliefs that play a pivotal role in Hardy’s fiction: overlooking, sympathetic magic, hag-riding, tree ‘totemism’, skimmington-riding, bonfire nights, mumming, May Day ...
    • Thomas Hardy and the meaning of freedom 

      Badawi, Muhamad (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
      This is a study of the meaning of freedom in Thomas Hardy's fiction. The first section of the thesis is concerned with the influences in Hardy's thought and view of man and man's position in the universe. ...
    • Women and sexuality in Hardy 

      Morgan, Rosemarie A. L. (University of St Andrews, 1982) - Thesis
      The work is a study of Thomas Hardy's novels and women. The focus centres upon five major Wessex novels and Hardy's treatment of female sexuality . An examination of early difficulties of style and characterisation is ...