Date Thesis Awarded

5-2010

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Elizabeth Barnes

Committee Member

Jennifer Putzi

Committee Member

Carol Sheriff

Committee Member

Robert J. Scholnick

Abstract

Herman Melville's Civil War volume Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War occupies a unique place in American Civil War literature. Leah Fry's thesis explores the poetic methods of Melville's work as it relates to conventions of the time, and ultimately argues that Melville promotes a new form of patriotism within his volume. A patriotism of broad-mindedness, of humanity and of compassion emerge in Melville's poems of valor, battle, and heroism.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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