Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Kim Wheatley

Committee Members

Adam Potkay

Deborah Denenholz Morse

Timothy M. Costelloe


Although scholars recently expanded Romanticism to include those beyond the six major poets, a consideration of a Romantic Austen remains limited. A few scholars explore the impact of the Romantic poets on Austen, but I determine to identify Austen within Romanticism. I particularly explore how Austen handles the sublime within her six completed novels and the unfinished Sanditon. Austen's efforts to establish women novelists as a worthy part of the literary tradition unite in her mobile treatment of the sublime. Austen's exploration and transformation of the sublime mirror her broader exploration and transformation of the literary tradition of her time.

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

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