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Selected Theses & Dissertations

Selected Theses & Dissertations Focusing on Robert Kroetsch’s Work

Alexander, Laura E. Tragicomic Romance: The Out West Trilogy. (MA [English]), McMaster University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1975. (Publication No. MK26094) Abstract not available.

Fisher, Donald Sidney. Carnival and Voice: The Novels of Robert Kroetsch. (MA [English]), Victoria University (Toronto, Canada). Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1985. (Publication No. ML22468) Abstract not available.

Harris, Beverly Anne. Dissonance in Practice and in Theory: Robert Kroetsch’s Field Notes. (MA [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1984. (Publication No. ML26278) Abstract not available.

Harvey, Constance Marion. Verility, I Insist: I Did Not Raise the Purple Crow: Evolution of Voice in the Novels of Robert Kroetsch. (MA [English], Carleton University. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1978. Abstract not available.

Hasinoff, Donna Lynn. Bodies in the Library: The Murder of the ‘Self’ in Robert Kroetsch’s Mystery Novels. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1994. (Publication No. MM13176) Abstract.

Howell, Jason. Kroetsch’s Carnivalesque World: A Bakhtinian Reading of The Words of My Roaring, What the Crow Said, and Seed Catalogue. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1992. (Publication No. MM77978) Abstract.

Jamal, Ashraf Ali. A Writing of Dangerous Middles Reading Robert Kroetsch’s Alibi. (MA [English]), University of New Brunswick. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1985. (Publication No. ML21016) Abstract not available.

Pane, Samuel Anthony. Paper Dinosaurs: Field Notes as Finds in Robert Kroetsch’s Badlands. (PhD [English]), Université de Montréal. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2009. (Publication No. NR60497) Abstract.

Randall, Neil. The Novels of Robert Kroetsch: Explorations in Mythmaking. (MA [English]), University of Waterloo. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1982. (Publication No. MK55312) Abstract not available.

Rudy Dorscht, Susan Arlene. Telling the Difference: Rereading ‘Woman,’ with Robert Kroetsch’s Writing. (PhD [English]), York University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1988. (Publication No. NL45898) Abstract.

Simonson, Sheila C. Playing Dirty on the Prairies: Bod(il)y/Bawdy Language in Robert Kroetsch’s Back-Door Poetics. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2008. (Publication No. MR49069) Abstract.

Snyder, James R. Robert Kroetsch’s Open Field: A Study in Canadian Postmodernism. (PhD [English]), University of Western Ontario. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1990. (Publication No. NN59115) Abstract.

Taylor, Dale. Robert Kroetsch’s Fictions. (MA [English]), University of Alberta. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1981. (Publication No. MK54050) Abstract.

Tiefensee, Dianne. The Old Dualities: A Deconstructive Reading of the Prose of Robert Kroetsch. (PhD [English]), Simon Fraser University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1991. (Publication No. NN78343) Abstract not available.

 

Selected Dissertations with a Chapter on Robert Kroetsch’s Work

Bajwa, Poonam. Critiquing the Most Congenial of Lives: The Rise of the Canadian Academic Novel. (PhD [English]), University of Ottawa. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2010. (Publication No. NR73937) Abstract.

Banting, Pamela. Translation Poetics: Composing the Body Canadian. Thesis (PhD [English]), University of Alberta. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1990. (Publication No. NN64772) Abstract.

Blais, Joann M. Nicole Brossard and Robert Kroetsch: Aesthetics & Poetic Projects. (MA [English]), University of Alberta. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1985. (Publication No. ML23404) Abstract.

Boucher, Remi. A Comparative Post-Colonial Reading of Kristjana Gunnars’ The Prowler and Robert Kroetsch’s What the Crow Said. (MA [Comparative Literature]), Université de Sherbrooke. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2000. (Publication No. MQ61717) Abstract.

Brooks, Kevin Alfred. Robert Kroetsch and Richard Ford: Writing and Unrighting Games. (MA [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1993. (Publication No. MM83106) Abstract.

Bruce, Barbara S. Tropes of Collection and the Construction of Canada in English-Canadian Literature. (PhD [English]), University of Western Ontario. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2007. (Publication No. NR30788) Abstract.

Burton, Brea Oneal. The Cry: Silence and Sound in Six Contemporary Canadian Works of Fiction. (MA [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2006. (Publication No. MR19038) Abstract.

Butler, Leslie. Magic Realism in Canadian Fiction Jack Hodgins, Robert Kroetsch and Robert Harlow. (MA [English]), University of Waterloo. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1986. (Publication No. ML29558) Abstract not available.

Campbell, Wanda Ruth. The ‘Bildungsgedicht’ as Garden in Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Canadian Long Poems. (PhD [English]), University of Western Ontario. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1991. (Publication No. NN64283) Abstract.

Clavelle, Karen Anne. Imagine the Prairies. The Garden in Post-Depression Prairie Fiction. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2005. (Publication No. NR08776) Abstract.

Coward, David. Perceiving History in Robert Kroetsch’s The Studhorse Man and Roch Carrier’s La Guerre, Yes Sir. (MA [Comparative Literature]), Université de Sherbrooke. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1992. (Publication No. MQ61717) Abstract.

Cumming, Peter Ernest. Life After Man: ‘New’ Men in Canadian Fiction. (MA [English]), University of Guelph. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1992. (Publication No. MM81629) Abstract.

Deer, Glenn George. Rhetoric, Ideology, and Authority: Narrative Strategies in Six Innovative Canadian Novels. (PhD [English]), York University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1987. (Publication No. NL35790) Abstract.

Diller, Sherrill Duchock. Subversive Form or Subversive Ideology: Feminist Analysis of Contemporary Magic Realist Novels. (PhD [English]), Emory University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2000. (Publication No. 9993459) Abstract.

Downton, Dawn Rae. Postmodern Elements in the Poems of Eli Mandel, Michael Ondaatje, and Robert Kroetsch. (PhD [English]), Dalhousie University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1983. (Publication No. 0366916) Abstract not available.

Dueck, Nathan Russel. He’ll: Parody in the Canadian Poetic Novel. (PhD [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2010. (Publication No. NR64097) Abstract.

Garrett-Petts, W. F. A Rhetoric of Reading Contemporary Canadian Narratives: George Bowering, Margaret Atwood, and Robert Kroetsch. (PhD [English]), University of Alberta. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1992. (Publication No. NN73092) Abstract.

Germundson, Karen. Postmodernism and the Contemporary Canadian Novel: The Works of Jack Hodgins, Robert Kroetsch, Michael Ondaatje and Audrey Thomas as Responses to the Postmodern Philosophy of Survival. (PhD [English]), University of Ottawa. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1987. (Publication No. NL46773) Abstract.

Gordon, Jonathan Fredrick. Belonging and Homelessness in ‘Post-Modern’ Alberta Literature: Community at the Limits of Discourse. (PhD [English]), University of Alberta. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2007. (Publication No. NR32964) Abstract.

Hoeppner, A. Kenneth. The Political Implications of Literature: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives and Their Applications to Some Novels by Atwood, Kroetsch, and Wiebe. (PhD [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1984. (Publication No. 0555255) Abstract.

Hopps, Christine Marie Anne. Carnival in Regional Canada: A Bakhtinian Approach to Content and Form in Three Contemporary Canadian Folk Novels. (MA [English]), Université de Sherbrooke. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1993. (Publication No. MM85005) Abstract.

Jennings, Rosalind Maria. Disappearance in Deceptive Landscapes: Borderlines of Identity in the Canadian Wilderness with Particular Reference to Selected Works by Margaret Atwood, Robert Kroetsch, Michael Ondaatje and Aritha Van Herk. (DPhil [English]), The University of York (United Kingdom). Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1997. (Publication No. C823465) Abstract.

Jones, Manina Spring Beatrice. ‘That Art of Difference’: Redefining the ‘Documentary’ in Readings of Contemporary English-Canadian Writing. (PhD [English]), York University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1990. (Publication No. NN65695) Abstract.

Kamboureli, Smaro. The Ungrammaticality of Genre: The Contemporary Canadian Long Poem. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1987. (Publication No. NL37417) Abstract.

Lecker, Robert Allan. Time and Form in the Contemporary Canadian Novel. (PhD [English]), York University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1980. (Publication No. NK44501) Abstract.

Lent, Vanessa Louise. In Visible Cities: Envisioning the Canadian Prairie City in Literature and Film. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2005. (Publication No. MR08892) Abstract.

Lousley, Cheryl. Subject/Matter: Environmental Thought and Contemporary Literature in English in Canada. (PhD [Environmental Studies]), York University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2006. (Publication No. NR19807) Abstract.

Mahoney, Shelley Lorraine. Reading the Farm in Prairie Literature. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2002. (Publication No. NQ79867) Abstract.

Mennill, Sally. Place, Identity, Limitation: Representations of Ice in Contemporary Canadian Literature. (MA [English]), Trent University. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2006. (Publication No. MR15692) Abstract.

Moss, Julia. Changing Levels of Discourse in the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch, Gerald Godin, Bronwen Wallace and Louise Desjardins. (MA [Comparative Literature]), Université de Sherbrooke. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1993. (Publication No. MM85037) Abstract.

Moss, Laura Frances E. Rewriting History: Three Experiments in Historiographic Metafiction. (MA [English]), University of Guelph. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1993. (Publication No. MM84798) Abstract.

Moss Zarb, Julia Clare Zillah. From the Horse’s Mouth: Critical Issues of Post-Publication Authorial Influence. (PhD [Comparative Literature]), University of Toronto. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2001. (Publication No. NQ63612) Abstract.

Perkes, Carolyn. Instance Réflexive, Instance Narrative: Une Analyse Narratologique Comparée de Prochain Épisode, d’Hubert Aquin et The Studhorse Man, de Robert Kroetsch. (MA [French]), Université Laval. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1989. (Publication No. MM57630) Abstract.

Read, Robyn. A Stadium of Small Things: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Fiction. (PhD [English]), University of Calgary. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2010. (Publication No. NR64133) Abstract

Simpson-McIntyre, Janet. Characteristics of Trickster Tales Found in What the Crow Said and The Double Hook. Thesis (MA [English]), Université de Sherbrooke. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1992. (Publication No. MM81894) Abstract.

Söderlind, Sylvia. Novel Territory: The Metamorphosis of Fiction in Canada and Quebec, 1965-1975. (PhD [Comparative Literature]), University of Toronto. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1986. (Publication No. NL31464) Abstract.

Swail, Brian Ralph. Absolutely Fabulous: Fabulation in the Works of David Arnason, Robert Kroetsch, Tomson Highway and Thomas King. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 2003. (Publication No. NQ89590) Abstract.

Voros, Joseph John. The Fantastic, the Uncanny, and the Marvelous: Aspects of the Unreal in Three Canadian Novels. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1994. (Publication No. MM16358) Abstract.

Wilson, Mary Margaret. Desiring Both/And: Canadian Narratives of Desire. (MA [English]), University of Guelph. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1995. (Publication No. MM00911) Abstract.

 

Selected Theses & Dissertations Supervised by Robert Kroetsch

Banting, Pamela. Fred Wah’s Grammatological Practice. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1986. (Publication No. ML33977) Abstract not available.

Dyck, Edward Frank. Topos and the Rhetoric of Prairie Poetry. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1988. (Publication No. NL47836) Abstract not available.

Holloway, Susan Marie. The Dead Mother: Social Construction in Two Canadian Novels. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1994. (Publication No. MM92199) Abstract.

Kuester, Martin. History as Parody: Parodic Structures in Contemporary English-Canadian Historical Novels. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1990. (Publication No. NN63285) Abstract not available.

Markotic, Nicole. Yellow Pages: A Catalogue of Intentions. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1993. (Publication No. MM85949) Abstract.

Martin, Lynne. The Lure of Uncertainty: Promise as Narrative Method in the Joseph Story. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1987. (Publication No. ML48063) Abstract not available.

Smith, Douglas. The Best of Both Worlds: The Poetry of Robert Bly. (PhD [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1984. (Publication No. NK57636) Abstract.

Sullivan, Christopher A. So Many Eyes of Argus. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1996. (Publication No. MM16317) Abstract not available.

Webster, Phyllis. Patrick White’s Mirrors: The Doubleness of Everything. (MA [English]), University of Manitoba. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI, 1988. (Publication No. ML44098) Abstract not available.