“Like a Motherless Child: The Orphan Figure in the Novels of Nineteenth Century American Women Writers, 1850-1899.” Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 1995. “Life Doesn’t Have to End at Thirty: Some Advice from Kate Chopin, Margaret Drabble, Margaret Atwood, Jane Campion, and Janet Frame.” U of Wyoming, 1995. “The Rhetoric of Gender Politics in and Selected Short Stories of Kate Chopin.” Texas Woman’s U, 1995. “The Gothic Tradition in Southern Local Color Fiction.” U of Tennessee, 1995. “Writing from the Spirit, Writing from the Soul: Five Nineteenth Century American Women Writers as Purveyors of Spirituality and Feminism.” U of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1995. “The Hidden Darkness: Landscape as Psychological Symbol in Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” Emory U, 1995. “‘Ordinary Mysteries’, an Adaptation of Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’ for Soprano and Ensemble; Tonality in Nontonal Music: A Study of Judith Weir’s .” Cornell U, 1995. “Transgressive Triangles: Desire, Gender, and the Text in Five American Novels, 1852-1905.” U of Tennessee, 1994. “Coming to Consciousness, Coming to Voice: The Reinvention of Eve in American Women’s Writings.” Brandeis U, 1994. “Women Writers of American Literary Naturalism, 1892–1932.” Tulane U, 1994. “Resisting Self-Sacrifice: Subjectivity and Sexuality in Six American Women’s Novels from Chopin to Hurston.” U of California, Los Angeles, 1994. “The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist: An Intertextual Reading with Works by Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, William Faulkner, and Kate Chopin.” U of Tennessee, 1993. “Unmasking the Female Spectator: Sighting Feminist Strategies in Chopin, Glasgow, and Larsen.” Rice U, 1993. “The Utopian Vision in the Works of Wollstonecraft, Gilman, and Chopin.” U of South Florida, 1993. “Edna Pontellier and Lily Bart: A Study of Character and Early Criticism in Kate Chopin’s .” Northeast Missouri State U, 1993. “The Darkness of Encounter: The Figure of Psyche in Romantic Literature.” George Washington U, 1993. “Ladies Out of Touch: Kate Chopin’s Voiceless and Disembodied Women.” U of Colorado at Boulder, 1993. “Dark Intimacies: The Racial Politics of Womanhood in the 1890s.” U of Washington, 1992. “The Work of Women’s Desire in Turn-of-the-Century American Fiction.” U of Virginia, 1992. “Figuring Gender: British and American Women’s Narratives of the 1890s.” U of California, Berkeley, 1992. “Rethinking American Women’s Literary History: The Domestic Novel and the Rise of the Short Story.” Northwestern U, 1992. “The Art of Dying: Suicide in the Works of Kate Chopin and Sylvia Plath.” Middle Tennessee State U, 1992. “The Myth of Awakening: American and Chinese Women Writers.” State U of New York at Buffalo, 1992. “Telling the Lives of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather: The Effects of Social Change and Ideology upon Literary Biography.” Saint Louis U, 1992. “The Politics of Reproduction: Demystifying Female Gender in Southern Literature.” State U of New York at Binghamton, 1992. “Music in Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” U of Alabama in Huntsville, 1991. “Freedom and Existentialist Choice in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Ball State U, 1991. “Power: Women, Privation and Language in American Narrative, 1861–1936.” U of Virginia, 1991. If a book or article we’ve listed is now available online, please send us the link and we’ll add that to the entry.
“Kate Chopin: The use of Dialogics to Redefine the Feminine Identity.” U of Texas at Arlington, 1991. “Kate Chopin’s Usage of French and Usage of Subtext in Her Stories and Novels: Two Studies.” U of Toledo, 1991. “Kate Chopin’s Female Characters: A Study in Conflict and Growth.” Florida Atlantic U, 1991. “The Anima/Animus Complex in Selected Short Stories of Kate Chopin.” Texas A&I U, 1991. “From Rowson to Chopin: Radical Compromise.” U of Texas at Austin, 1991. “Revisionary Voices: Language and Feminine Subjectivity in the Works of Freeman, Chopin, and Gilman.” Brown U, 1991. “‘Athenaise’ De Kate Chopin, Suivi De Prismes De La Traduction Litteraire.” Mc Gill U, Canada, 1990. “Counterparts: The Fiction of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin.” U of Iowa, 1990. “The Struggle Towards Self-Fulfillment in Comparative Perspective: The Theme of Woman’s Awakening in Three Realist Novels–Gustave Flaubert’s : Narcissism in the Suicide and Sexuality of Edna Pontellier.” U of North Texas, 1988. “”A Vocation and a Voice”: A Documentary Life of Kate Chopin.” U of Missouri – Columbia, 1988. “Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Women in the Stories of Kate Chopin.” Florida Atlantic U, 1988. “‘Si Tu Savais’: Understanding and Misunderstanding in Kate Chopin’s .” U of Alabama in Huntsville, 1987. “Stylistic Gender Patterns in Fiction: A Curricular Concern (Henry James; Kate Chopin).” Iowa State U, 1987. “Exposing the Myth of Bliss: Marriage and the Female Adam in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Saint Louis U, 1986. “‘Discordant Sound’: The Search for ‘the Harmony of an Undivided Existence’ in Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” U of Houston, 1986. “Unsung Heroines: A Study of the Heroic in Women’s Literature.” U of Texas at Dallas, 1985. “Fathers and Daughters in Women’s Novels: Jane Austen, Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Woolf, Bowen, Atwood, Mary Gordon.” American U, 1983. “‘Abysses of Solitude’: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton.” Mc Gill U, Canada, 1983. “The Search for Autonomy in the Works of Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Carson Mccullers, and Shirley Ann Grau.” Rice U, 1982. “‘Snug Contrivances’: The Classic American Novel as Reformulated by Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Edith Wharton.” U of California, Irvine, 1981. “Kate Chopin: The Inward Life which Questions.” State U of New York at Buffalo, 1979. “Sexuality in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Duke U, 1979. “Kate Chopin’s : A Search for the Influence of Guy De Maupassant, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Mary E. If you’ve published something we’ve missed, please tell us; we’ll be glad to add it.
BSc (hons) in Biology, Newcastle University Advisor: Dr. Shawn Krosnick Stefan Nelson I am studying factors influencing survival in female wild turkeys in the Southeast US, and brood habitat selection in female wild turkeys in Georgia. Bradley Cohen Mary Scott My thesis work is going to be creating a taxonomic identification key and undergoing a behavioral study of an unidentified species of wolf spider discovered in Arizona. Chris Brown Kaitlyn Vredevoogd I am studying urban bat hibernation characteristics and locating hibernacula in the Cookeville area. Additionally, I am conducting lab studies to further understand the influence of fasting and acute stressors, such as capture and handling, on nitrogenous waste excretion in fishes. Kit Wheeler Jason Wogsland My project is looking at the influences of elevation on the relative abundance and activity patterns of Southern Flying Squirrels in Eastern TN. Brian Carver Spencer Womble I am researching the distribution of the mat-forming algae (Didymo) in southern Appalachian Watersheds and its effects on macroinvertebrate diets. Justin Murdock William Wood My research focuses on monitoring and modeling the impact of Bighead and Silver Carp commonly referred to as Asian Carp on the sportfish and native fish communities of the Tennessee and Cumberland River basins.
Chris Murray Jordan Holtswarth I am transferring an existing habitat suitability model for freshwater mussels between rivers in the Ozark ecoregion, Missouri. Read more about our current graduate students below. John Gunderson Kayla Key State-wide mussel surveys have documented declines in mussel diversity in the Ozark region, including the Meramec River basin, a hotspot of mussel diversity in Missouri and the Midwestern United States. Amanda Rosenberger Robert Paine I am a molecular ecologist, utilizing environmental DNA (e DNA) to determine the presence and delineate the distribution of fishes in the Duck and Clinch rivers in Tennessee.During the winter months, when Tennessee snakes are hibernating, I studying the spatial ecology and nesting ecology of Australia’s largest lizard, the perentie () in central Australia. She hopes to pinpoint probiotic bacteria residing within the cutaneous microbiome using culture-based techniques and high-throughput DNA sequencing. Since little scientific information is available regarding non-target behavior at feeders we are studying this phenomenon. Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Tennessee Tech University Advisor: Dr.Habitat suitability modeling that includes hydrogeomorphic variables such as, stream power, channel controls, and refugia, have been successful in predicting mussel establishment and persistence. in Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri - Columbia Advisor: Dr. Hayden Mattingly Garrett Jordan I will be exploring the spatial ecology of bats for his thesis. in Forestry & Natural Resources, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Advisor: Dr. Maynord I am studying molecular and evolutionary biology, using differential gene expression as a tool for assessing homology between unique extrafloral nectaries in the genus Passiflora, including the Tennessee State Wildflower Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) and its relatives. This model uses easily accessible spatial data for the purpose of transferring it to areas with little survey information. Amanda Rosenberger Wade Hubbs My research aims to show how genomics can play an integral part in efficiently resolving conservation issues surrounding a cryptic non-model species, (the Streamside Salamander) in central Tennessee. I will also be assisting in the acoustic survey of bat populations on Air Force bases. Additionally, the identification of regionally-specific barriers and facilitators of gene flow will promote better conservation practices focused on factors such as land use changes and their effects on this state endangered amphibian in a heterogenous and highly-fragmented landscape. You can read many of these dissertations, search many of them, and find more information about all of them at a research or other library that holds copies of the books or subscribes to the databases. “Loosening the Critical Corset: New Approaches to the Short Fiction of Kate Chopin and Ruth Stuart.” City U of New York, 2015. ’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Ecofeminist Homiletics.” Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2012. “‘You done Cheat Mose Out o’ De Job, Anyways; we all Knows Dat’: Faith Healing in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” U of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011. “Reconsidering Regionalism: The Environmental Ethics of Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, and Willa Cather.” U of North Texas, 2011. “Lost Ladies, New Women: Narrative Voice and Female Identity in Willa Cather’s .” U of Kansas, 2011. “Female Entrapment in the Works of Elizabeth Stoddard, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton.” Chinese U of Hong Kong, 2011. “The Lady in the House: The Southern Belle, the Home, and Literary Modernism.” U of South Alabama, 2011. “The Body Bound and the Body Unbound: Rebirth, Sensuality, and Identity in Kate Chopin’s .” Arizona State U, 2011. “From Exile to Transcendence: Racial Mixture and the Journey of Revision in the Works of Lydia Maria Child, Hannah Crafts, Kate Chopin, James Weldon Johnson, and Jean Toomer.” U of Illinois, Urbana, 2010. “‘Brooding Reflection’: Redefining the Literary Impression in Henry James and Kate Chopin.” Purdue U, 2010. “Standing in Creon’s Shadow: Defining the Female Tragic Hero.” California State U, Dominguez Hills, 2010. “Creole Bodies and Intersecting Lives and Oppressions: An Intertextual Dialogue between Kate Chopin and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” U of Alabama, 2010. We’re thinking 300 to 400 words might be a good length for a comment too short for a full-fledged essay, or it might be an appropriate length for an excerpt from a conference presentation you’d like to share with a larger audience.And you can find other lists of resources on this site: Books and books of essays about Kate Chopin and her work Articles about Kate Chopin published since 2000 Articles about Kate Chopin published from 1985 through 1999 Articles about Kate Chopin published before 1985 Kate Chopin translations and scholarship into German Kate Chopin translations and scholarship into Portuguese Kate Chopin translations and scholarship in Spain Although “Kate Chopin” may not appear in the title, each dissertation listed here discusses Chopin’s work at some length. Roberts, Rosalie, “Crafting Radical Fictions: Late-Nineteenth Century American Literary Regionalism and Arts and Crafts Ideals.” U of Oregon, 2015. “Threads of Truth: Aesthetics of a Sacrificed Self in the Nineteenth-Century American Romance of Susanna Rowson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James and Kate Chopin.” State U of New York, 2015. “Imagining the Creole City: White Creole Print Culture, Community, and Identity Formation in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans.” Tulane U, 2013. “The Propriety of the Emergence of New Woman in Kate Chopin’s Selected Fiction.” Kuala Lumpur, U Putra Malaysia, 2012. “Show and Tell: Photography, Film and Literary Naturalism in Late Nineteenth Century America.” U of Michigan, 2012. We’ll include your name and your academic or other affiliation, we’ll keep your posting up on the site, and we’ll link it to from relevant pages on the site. If you’re a scholar or an advanced graduate student and have something fresh to add about Chopin’s work or her life, we invite you to submit a brief comment for posting on the site.Using a combination of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) and GIS landscape genetic tools, we hope to provide a clear-cut example of applied conservation genomics by enhancing the understanding of A. Carla Hurt Valerie Jones I am studying the habitat use of the federally endangered bluemask darter on the Collins River, with implications for reintroduction in the Calfkiller River. barbouri genetic diversity in Tennessee and clarifying conservation units and priorities for future management decisions.