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Beyond Demons and Darkness: A Genealogy of Evil in American Fantasy Literature for Young Adults Since1950
(Georgetown University, 2015)
This thesis investigates the portrayal of evil in fantasy novels written for readers between the ages of 12 and 18, over the last 60 years as it relates to the notion of Otherness. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I ...
MARIETTA HOLLEY ON TEMPERANCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS: FRAMING AND INTERPRETING A LEGACY OF SOCIAL REFORM
(Georgetown University, 2016)
The values of historical figures may be misconstrued when later scholars view the past through a perspective of newer facts and beliefs. Such revisionist research can apply new values to reshape understanding, but in the ...
A Cultural Genealogy of Strategic Rationality
(Georgetown University, 2018)
I construct in this dissertation a cultural genealogy to trace in Western civilization a consistent set of values that underlie a worldview that I call Strategic Intelligence (SI). I argue that the plethora of cultural ...