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The School of English has a dynamic research culture, which involves staff, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows in attending and organizing international conferences and literary festivals; in undertaking collaborative research and archival projects; as well as in the individual work of scholarly editing and the writing of monographs and works of literature. Our research work is divided into four groups, of which staff are members, and postgraduate students are associate members. These groups are: Mediaeval and Renaissance; 18th Century, Romantic and Victorian; Modern and Contemporary; and Creative Writing.
Use the following sources to find doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. Copies of dissertations and theses from other universities can be requested via Interlibrary Loan: borrowing. For more resources for finding theses and dissertations, see the Research Guide Dissertations.
Dissertations and theses offer the latest research from graduate students, identifying trends in the field.
As research tools, they are invaluable for their extensive bibliographies. The following are examples of recent dissertations and MA theses written by UVA English graduate students that can be found through Virgo and are available online through the LibraETD repository:
Dissertations and theses general provide a comprehensive literature review and extensive bibliography for the topic, as well as original research. In addition, if you are contemplating graduate study, skimming the dissertations and theses of your potential departments and advisors can give you an inside look into the scope and nature of research there (hint: read what students write about their advisors in the acknowledgements section!)
Doctoral dissertations and master’s theses are rich information resources. In the past, they have been very difficult to obtain, but many are now readily available through various databases and repositories.
The Ruins of Doves, Mariah Tahera Yusofzei
Strange Wedding, Ariana Nicole Turiansky
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For more information on locating theses, including international and foreign-language ones, please refer to our Theses and Dissertations research guide.
Theses Canada Portal provides free access to full text electronic theses and dissertations from 70 Canadian universities.
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