Date of Award

Spring 5-2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Jonathan Barron

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Molly Clark Hillard

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Julia Johnson

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Committee Member 5

Dr. Eric Tribunella

Committee Member 5 Department

English

Abstract

The Naming of Strays is a collection of poems that deal with issues of place, gender power, sexual fidelity, and transience. While the majority of the poems are written in free verse, the dissertation also features a handful of formal poems including sonnets, sestinas, and prose poetry. n

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