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    • An edition of 'Contemplations of the dread and love of God' 

      Connolly, Margaret (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
      This thesis presents an edition of Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God, a late Middle English devotional prose text for which no critical edition is currently available. I have transcribed and collated the text ...
    • Aspects of the representation of penance in selected Middle English texts : image and exemplum 

      Wilcox, Karl Gilbert (University of St Andrews, 1991-07) - Thesis
      In this dissertation Middle English figural and narrative representations of penance are assessed for their rhetorical function in the teaching of penance and their intended influence, as representational modes, upon lay ...
    • The unseen window - 'Middlemarch', mind and morality 

      Wright, Catherine (University of St Andrews, 1991-07) - Thesis
      Middlemarch is the novel at the centre of this thesis. George Eliot's writing, and Middlemarch in particular, is the paradigm of what has come to be known as Classic Realist fiction. In reading Middlemarch, it seems, one ...
    • Latin into Scots : the principles and practice of Gavin Douglas in his translation of the 'Aeneid' of Virgil 

      Robb, Ian S. (University of St Andrews, 1992) - Thesis
      The Introduction takes the form of an account of Douglas's aims and methods in translation as stated by himself. One of the predominant features of the Eneados is the amount of expansion, so this subject is introduced in ...
    • Studies in the element-order of selected works of Aelfric 

      Davis, Graeme John (University of St Andrews, 1992-07) - Thesis
      This thesis provides a descriptive study of element-order (or word-order) within clauses in a corpus drawn from Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies and Supplementary Homilies. A sample of 11,543 clauses has been analysed, divided ...
    • The structure and rhetoric of twentieth-century British children's fantasy 

      Dixon, Marzena M. (University of St Andrews, 1992-07) - Thesis
      This thesis discusses twentieth century children's fantasy fiction. The writers whose creative output is dealt with include Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Pat O'Shea, Peter Dickinson, T.H.White, Lloyd Alexander ...
    • T.S. Eliot and the Church of England 

      Jarvis, Sarah Margaret Janet (University of St Andrews, 1992-07) - Thesis
      After his conversion to the Church of England in 1927, Eliot's sense of obligation towards the Church and its concerns was paramount in his life and work. His association with Anglicanism has been discussed by such ...
    • Sir David Lindsay of the Mount : political and religious culture in Renaissance Scotland 

      Edington, Carol (University of St Andrews, 1992-07) - Thesis
      For too long Sir David Lindsay of the Mount has been almost the exclusive concern of literary critics and ecclesiastical historians. This thesis aims to demonstrate that Lindsay and his works represent an invaluable source ...
    • Gerard Manley Hopkins : critical perceptions of his relation to poetic tradition to 1970 

      Simkin, Stephen John (University of St Andrews, 1992-07) - Thesis
      The aim of this thesis has been to make an accurate assessment of the developments in Hopkins criticism up until 1970, with overriding emphasis on perceptions of his relation to poetic tradition. The chosen methodology ...
    • Negative constructions in selected Middle English verse texts 

      Iyeiri, Yoko (University of St Andrews, 1993) - Thesis
      The objective of the present study is to investigate the historical development of negative constructions in ME verse and to provide a descriptive account of it. The central issues analyzed in this thesis are: (1) the ...
    • Aspects of action in narrative 

      Morgan, Clark (University of St Andrews, 1993-07) - Thesis
      The purpose of this thesis is to describe the way in which "unified action" functions within stories. Taking Aristotle's Poetics as a point of departure, the first chapter defines unified action as a disturbance, problem, ...
    • 'Hamlet ... made another thing' : an examination of adapted versions of Hamlet 

      Boyd, Donna Kathleen (University of St Andrews, 1993-07) - Thesis
      This thesis is an analysis of three centuries of adaptations of Shakespeare's Hamlet and of how artistic considerations and political events affected the adaptors' decisions in choosing and altering Hamlet, and of how the ...
    • The commodification of women in Edith Wharton's fiction 

      McLauchlan, Deborah A. (University of St Andrews, 1993-07) - Thesis
      Edith Wharton is commonly perceived as a reactionary conservative looking back to the past. In this thesis I explore the idea that she is rather a woman ahead of her time, with a keen perception of the pressures brought ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rhetoric and gender in Sidney's 'Arcadias' 

      Hooker, Navina Krishna (University of St Andrews, 1994-07) - Thesis
      This thesis starts from the point of departure that Sidney's claim in his Defence of Poetry that the purpose of literature is to delight and instruct a given audience is both an accurate and important guiding principle ...
    • Developments towards a theatre of the absurd in England, 1956-1964 

      Percival, Gary William (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      In 1961 Martin Esslin created the term 'Theatre of the Absurd' as a working hypothesis, a device with which to make fundamental traits present in the plays of a number of France-based dramatists accessible to discussion ...
    • Madonna, maiden and martyr : models of femininity in some early works of André Gide and D. H. Lawrence 

      Driskill, Richard T. (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      This dissertation studies certain similarities between some early Bildungsroman of D. H. Lawrence and André Gide. In Lawrence's Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow, and Gide's L'lmmoraliste and La Porte étroite, the authors ...
    • A sense of place and community in selected novels and travel writings of D.H. Lawrence 

      Vacani, Wendy (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      In 1919 Lawrence left England to search for a better society; his novels and travel sketches (the latter are usually seen as peripheral to the novels) continually questioned the values of Western society. This study examines ...
    • Authors and characters in search of the truth : a comparative study of Pirandello's 'Right you are (if you think so!)' and Pinter's 'The collection' 

      Nardiello, Irene (University of St Andrews, 1996) - Thesis
      According to some distinguished scholars, Pinter’s ‘The Collection’ and Pirandello’s ‘Right You Are (If You Think So!)’ display some similarities in the themes treated, mainly regarding the topic of the unverifiability of ...
    • Hardy's narrative art : technique and strategy in selected novels 

      Liaci, Barbara (University of St Andrews, 1996-07) - Thesis
      The work is a study of Thomas Hardy's novels and their pervasively indefinite quality. It is focused upon five Wessex novels and the author's narrative choices. Each chapter is devoted to the textual analysis of a different ...