Dissertations & Theses

This selected list of dissertations & theses is undoubtedly incomplete, so please feel free to contact the webmaster with additional citations or links.

McLeod, Sylvia. "Aspects of Voice in Ian McEwan’s Fiction." University of Western Australia, July 2018. [PhD Dissertation]. Abstract from Author: This dissertation explores Ian McEwan’s contribution to voice in contemporary literary narrative. The basis of this research is an analysis of aspects of voice in McEwan’s oeuvre, from the predominantly male voices found in many of his early works to more balanced representations of diverse men’s and women’s voices. I also examine McEwan’s refinement of interior representations of consciousness in his writing, reflecting interdisciplinary notions of consciousness. The dissertation shows how McEwan’s voicing of social and cultural preoccupations related to freedom and equality encourages readers’ active response and ethical self-appraisal.

Rahimi, Rasool. "Terrors of Subjectivity: Melancholia and Revolt in Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden." Shahid Beheshti University. Tehran, Iran. February 2015. [MA Thesis; Abstract]

Quillen, Ethan G. "Everything Is Fiction: An Experimental Study in the Application of Ethnographic Criticism to Modern Atheist Identity." University of Edinburgh. 2015. [PhD Thesis]

Dzikowska, Joanna , "Life Deconstructed and Reconstructed: Memories in Atonement and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan." University of Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. 2014. [MA thesis in English, faculty of English Philology; Read the Introduction and References.].

Nayebpour, Karam. Intramental Characterization in Ian McEwan's Amsterdam and On Chesil Beach. Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Faculty of Letters. 2013-2014. [Ph.D.]

Ghadamkheir, Mani. Ian McEwan's Depiction of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Literary Study of Atonement and Enduring Love. Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Iran, 2013. M.A. Thesis.

Brijs, Anne Simonne. The Role of Letters in Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love, Atonement and Sweet Tooth. Faculty of Arts. University of Antwerp, Belgium. 2012-2013. [BA dissertation].

Bjørge, Stig."The elusive Henry Perone - Science, literature and morality in Saturday by Ian McEwan". NTNU, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim, Norway. [Masters Thesis].

Angelini, Andrea. Dalla metropoli alla spiaggia di Chesil: un'analisi topologica di Atonement, Saturday e On Chesil Beach di Ian McEwan (From the metropolis to Chesil beach: a topological analysis of Atonement, Saturday and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan). Università Gabriele d'Annuzio, Dipartimento di Scienze linguistiche e letterarie, Pescara, Italy, 2011. [Ph.D. in English literature]

Orlandini, Erika. La dimensione teatrale in Atonement di Ian McEwan (with a Translation from English to Italian of Kathleen D'Angelo's To Make a Novel: The Construction of a Critical Readership in Ian McEwan's Atonement). Università di Pisa, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere. Pisa, Italy, June 2010.

Courtney, Hannah. The intensity of the event: the impact of Ian McEwan's distended moments in Atonement, Saturday and On Chesil Beach. University of New South Wales, 2010. [M.A.]

Rogstad, Rhiannon B. "Cruelty is a failure of the imagination": Identity and Empathy in the Fiction of Ian McEwan. University of Idaho, April 2009 [M.A.].

O'Hara, David K. Mimesis and the Imaginable Other: Metafictional Narrative Ethics in the Novels of Ian McEwan (Ph.D.) English Literature and Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, 2009. [Excerpt available in .pdf, courtesy of the author].

Vipond, Laura. How to Read the Unreadable: A Post-Structuralist Approach to the Works of Ian McEwan. University of Edinburgh, Department of English Literature, Final Year Dissertation, January 2008. [Available in .pdf, courtesy of the author].

Bradley, Suzanne M. Pervasive Perspectives: Gender Relationships in the Fiction of Ian McEwan. Amherst College, 2008 [Thesis (B.A. with honors)].

Slimak, Louis Jason. A Mind with a View: Cognitive Ccience, Neuroscience, and Contemporary Literature. Akron, OH: University of Akron, 2007 [Thesis (M.A.) -- full text].

Parry, Matthew Robert. Our Fictional Reality: A Study of the Novels of Ian McEwan. Appalachian State University, 2007 [Thesis (M.A.)].

Kirk, Joan Karen. The Journey of Individuation in Ian McEwan's Saturday. Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2007 [M.L.A.].

Monegato, Emanuele. London 7/7 - Ian McEwan, Chris Cleave e l'Ombra dell Torri. Università degli Studi di Milano, Italia, Faculty of Humanities, 2006-2007.

Djergovic-Joksimovic, Zorica. The Epistemology of Evil in Ian McEwan's Novels. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006. [Excerpt available in .pdf, courtesy of the author].

Schwering, Nathalie. "The Representation of War in Ian McEwan's Atonement and Saturday". Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, 2006.

Isherwood, Jennifer. Violence, Narrative and Community after 9/11: A Reading of Ian McEwan's Saturday. Bowling Green State University, 2006 [Thesis (M.A.) -- full text].

Mauter, Eva Maria. Multiperspectival Narration in Ian McEwan's Atonement. 2004. [Available for purchase online at www.grin.com].

Hennessey, Colleen M. A Sacred Site: Family in the Novels of Ian McEwan. Drew University, 2004 [Ph.D.].

Alden, Natasha. Reading Behind the Lines: Postmemory, History and Narrative in the Novels of Graham Swift, Pat Barker, Adam Thorpe and Ian McEwan. University of Oxford, 2006 [Ph.D.].

Orth, Stephan. Ian McEwan's "Amsterdam": Ein postmoderner Roman?. 2003. [Available for purchase online at www.grin.com].

Gauthier, Timothy S. Narrative Desire and Historical Reparations: Three Contemporary British Authors. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003. [Ph.D., Discussion of Black Dogs].

Georgopoulou, Paraskevi. "Metafictional Elements in Ian McEwan's Writing." MA Dissertation, University of Sussex, 2002.

Rittig, Claudia. 'Black Dogs' by Ian McEwan. 2001. [Available for purchase online at www.grin.com].

Payandeh, Hossein. Waking Nightmares: A Critical Study of Ian McEwan's Novels. (Ph.D.) University of Sussex, England, 2001.

Le Barzic, David. La responsabilisation esthétique dans l'œuvre d'Ian McEwan. (Ph.D.) Université d'Angers, 2001. U.F.R. Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines. (View more information about this thesis).

Käcks, Ralf. Vernon Halliday and the Judge: Editorship and Newspaper Power in Ian McEwan's "Amsterdam". 1999. [Available for purchase online at www.grin.com].

Kong, Kim-Por, Paul. The Child in Time: Postmodern Representations of Childhood in the Novels of Ian McEwan. University of Hong Kong, 1999 [Thesis (M.A.)].

Maurel, Claire. A Study of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. Universite Michel de Montaigne, June 1999.

Gilbert, Luciana Gottardi. Through the Eyes of a Child: Metaphors for Imagination in Elsa Morante and Ian Mcewan. (Ph.D.) The Pennsylvania State University, 1999. 236 p.

Pigmei, Valentina. Le Metamorfosi del Corpo Nella Narrativa di Ian McEwan. University of Bologna, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, 1998-1999.

Rüppel, Mag. Petra Vera. Bewußtsein, Sexualität und Sprache: Zerstörte Kommunikation am Beispiel von Ian McEwan's 'Butterflies'. 1997. [Available for purchase online at www.grin.com].

Judith Ailsa Seaboyer. Second Death in Venice: Cognitive Mapping in the Venetian Fictions of Jeanette Winterson, Ian McEwan, and Robert Coover. University of Toronto, 1997.

Seaboyer, Judith Ailsa. Second Death in Venice: Cognitive Mapping in the Venetian Fictions of Jeanette Winterson, Ian McEwan, and Robert Coover. University of Toronto, 1997. 255 p. [Ph.D.].

Lang, James Martin. Dialogues with History in Post-War British Fiction. Northwestern University, 1997. 277 p. (John Fowles, Jeanette Winterson, Ian Mcewan). [Ph.D.].

Erba, Paolo. La Narrativa di Ian McEwan Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Facolta di Lingue e Letteratura Straniere, 1991-1992.

Norton, G. Sexuality and Sexual Politics in the Writings of Martin Amis and Ian McEwan. Leeds, 1991. [M.A.].

Slay, Jack, Jr. A Prevailing Ordinariness: Society and Interpersonal Relationships in the Fiction of Ian Mcewan. The University of Tennessee, 1991. 293 p. [Ph.D.].

Dufrene-Meur, Nadine. L'univers imaginaire dans l'oeuvre d'Ian McEwan. Lille: A.N.R.T, Université de Lille III, 1990 [Ph.D.].

Sabadin, Maria. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan. University of Bologna, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, 1988-89.

Osini, Massimiliano. Il Nuovo Gotico nei romanzi di Ian McEwan. Università di Parma, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, 1987-1988.

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