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    • Text and sub-text in T.S. Eliot : a general study of his practice with special reference to the origins and development through successive drafts of 'The confidential clerk' 

      Barr, A. F. M. Abdul (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
      This thesis explores Eliot's allusive method, that is his use of Judaeo-Christianity with its analogues (and sometimes sources) in pre-Biblical primitive myths and legends. The first chapters study The Confidential Clerk ...
    • Women in the life and works of J.M. Barrie 

      Winnicka, Helena (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
      This thesis is a study of J. M. Barrie's relationships with women in his life and his portrayal of them in his works. For this purpose the women concerned are divided into the following categories: Mothers; Romantic Heroines ...
    • Andrew Lang and the fairy tale 

      Matsumoto, Kyoko (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
    • Social change and the English novel 1843-1861 

      Dahlburg, Andrew Dickens (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
      The nineteenth century was a period of turbulent change, marked by the growth of large cities, factories and the railway. Led by an enterprising middle class Britain became the 'workshop of the world'. The new conditions ...
    • The actor as dramatist : a study of the plays of John Osborne 

      Smith, David (1985-07)
      This thesis examines John Osborne's work in the light of his experiences in the theatre prior to his rise to fame as a dramatist and also as a working actor during the greater part of his career as a dramatist. The thesis ...
    • Women and independence in the nineteenth century novel : a study of Austen, Trollope and James 

      Barker, Anne Darling (1985-07) - Thesis
      'Women and independence in the nineteenth century novel : a study of Austen, Trollope and James', begins with the concept of independence and works through the three most common usages of the word. The first, ...
    • Theatre and anti-theatre in the plays of Harold Pinter 

      Ayoubi, Hassan (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
      This is an analytical study of Harold Pinter's drama in the light of its reconciliation of elements culled from the symbolic anti-theatre movements that have flourished on the continent (especially in France) and elements ...
    • The theatrical portrait in eighteenth century London 

      West, Shearer (University of St Andrews, 1986) - Thesis
      A theatrical portrait is an image of an actor or actors in character. This genre was widespread in eighteenth century London and was practised by a large number of painters and engravers of all levels of ability. The ...
    • English impressions of Venice up to the early seventeenth century: a documentary study 

      Hammerton, Rachel Joan (University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
      The first Englishmen to write about the city-state of Venice were the pilgrims passing through on their way to the Holy Land. Their impressions are recorded in the travel diaries and collections of advice for prospective ...
    • Martyrdom and self-sacrifice in the Catholic novels of Graham Greene 

      Hogue, Donald R. (University of St Andrews, 1987-07) - Thesis
      The religious acts of self-sacrifice and martyrdom, rarely identified or discussed in works of criticism on Graham Greene's fiction, play a significant role both as a central theme and as a climactic action in his Catholic ...
    • Gerald Manley Hopkins and the music of poetry 

      Gutman, Laura A. (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
      This study attempts to correlate two facts about Gerard Manley Hopkins: that he was an avid musician, who theorised about and composed music; and that his poetry is characterised by its highly complex, evocative ...
    • The presentation of women in early English drama 

      Powell, Melanie Jane Henderson (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
      This study is a survey of the presentation of women in English drama from 1300 - 1600, and of the relationship between stage views and contemporary attitudes to women during this period. Its purpose is twofold. It sets out ...
    • Browning in the 1830s 

      Heald, Sarah (University of St Andrews, 1989-07) - Thesis
      The thesis concentrates on Browning's three long poems of the 1830s. Each is looked at individually, with the emphasis on Sordello, which is by far the most complex. These poems share certain themes, through the development ...
    • The Established Church in the work of William Blake, 1757-1827 

      Ramsey, Mary Kaye (University of St Andrews, 1989-07) - Thesis
      Although the body of the critical work on William Blake's theology is vast, critics have overlooked the most obvious source of the poet's religious vision: the eighteenth-century Church of England. Throughout Blake's poetry, ...
    • Image and reality : the chapbook perspective on women in early modern Britain 

      Lord, Charles P. (University of St Andrews, 1989-07) - Thesis
      This thesis appraises the messages in the popular literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the chapbooks, as those messages relate to the role of women during that period. The chapbook perspective on women ...
    • George Eliot and George Sand : a comparative study 

      Vitaglione, Daniel (University of St Andrews, 1990-07) - Thesis
      The thesis is a comparative study of George Eliot and George Sand. Numerous references to Sand in Eliot's correspondence, as well as in Lewes's criticism, show that the link between the two female authors was more profound ...
    • Androgyny and the reconciliation of opposites in the novels of Virginia Woolf 

      Charbonneau, Clare J. (University of St Andrews, 1990-07) - Thesis
      The purpose of the following study is to demonstrate that Virginia Woolf's belief in the theory of androgyny is not merely a "flirtation", as Lyndall Gordon asserts, but, rather, that it is the focus of her artistic and ...
    • D. H. Lawrence and narrative design 

      Elliott, John (University of St Andrews, 1990-09-07) - Thesis
      Lawrence's work has almost invevitably been read as an aesthetic production whereby one must eventually agree or disagree with his vision of "reality". Those who assume a formalist standard of taste often find that Lawrence ...
    • Concepts of folly in English Renaissance literature : with particular reference to Shakespeare and Jonson 

      Bulman, Helen Lois (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
      Chapter 1 considers Barclay's 'Ship of Fools' in relation to other folly literature in English, particularly Lydgate's 'Order of Fools', Skelton's 'Bowge of Courte', and 'Cocke Lorrel's Bote'. Motifs, allegories and the ...
    • The Whalley Coucher Book and the dialectal phonology of Lancashire and Cheshire 1175-1350 

      King, Christopher D. (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
      An investigation by G. P. Cubbin into the local placename sources of Lancashire of a time when the vernacular had a low status isolated the Whalley Coucher Book as the one that most seemed to deserve further scrutiny. ...