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    • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Founder of Modern Day Fantasy World Building 

      Dwyer, Shayne A., 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      This paper explores why J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have proven so influential on modern fantasy authors through analyzing one critical, and understudied, component of his works. Among the most beloved twentieth century ...
    • The jackknife estimator and simulation studies of estimators 

      Dawe, Thomas C. (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      Many important estimators in statistics have the property that the bias of the estimator can be written in the form of a Taylor series expansion in powers of 1/n, where n is the sample size. This thesis investigates a bias ...
    • James Madison's "Memorial and remonstrance" and the Supreme Court's use of it in church/state jurisprudence 

      Gold, Jamie K. (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      This thesis assessed the Supreme Court’s use of James Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments.” A WESTLAW search yielded twentythree cases stretching from 1878 to 1995 in which the Memorial was ...
    • Jammin’ on the Jazz Frontier: The Japanese Jazz Community in Interwar Shanghai 

      Atkins, E. Taylor, 1967-- (Japanese Studies, 1999-05)
      Examines the community of expatriate Japanese musicians playing jazz in interwar Shanghai, and the symbolic meaning of Shanghai as a "frontier" where musicians could develop their chops.
    • Jane Austen and Belles Lettres : the rhetorical influence of Hugh Blair in Jane Austen's Fiction 

      Wolff, Miriam Elizabeth Antonia (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      This dissertation explores the rhetorical influences of Hugh Blair, minister, rhetorician and member of the 18th Century Scottish Enlightenment, on the fiction of Jane Austen. Specifically, the author argues that Austen ...
    • Jane Austen uncensored : a critical and pedagogical study of Austen's letters for the college classroom 

      Smothers, Amanda (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      A vast amount of literary critical and scholarly work on Jane Austen's writing, including her juvenilia, has been published. However, insufficient attention has been paid to her extant letters and their significance. This ...
    • Jane Doe (and other stories) 

      Jablonsky, William J. (Northern Illinois University, 1997)
      This thesis is a compilation of six short stories, all of which were written within the last two to two-and-a-half years. The purpose of this thesis was to bring my best material together in one collection (with the hope ...
    • Japanese folk biology 

      Yamamoto, Kumiko (Northern Illinois University, 1980)
      This thesis describes an investigation of Japanese folk botanical and folk zoological nomenclature and classification, especially with respect to the applicability of general principles of folk biological classification ...
    • Jazz by the Sea: KRML and the Radio Presence of ‘America’s Classical Music’ 

      Atkins, E. Taylor, 1967-- (Jazz Perspectives, 2013)
      The last for-profit radio station with an all-jazz format was located not in a major city or center of jazz activity, but in Carmel, California. KRML-AM 1410 broadcasted jazz almost exclusively for three decades, before ...
    • Jazz in the age of replication : music and the education of the arts 

      Hudson, Daniel B. (Northern Illinois University, 1997)
      This thesis examines the role of musical voice and artistic purity as it relates to the creation of jazz music. The thesis examines the notion of purity and voice as it applies to the current generation of jazz creation ...
    • Jealousy and its effects 

      Lane, Samantha (Student of allied health and communicative disorders) (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      Jealousy is a commonly felt emotion but is not very well understood. Studies of jealousy are limited. It is important to understand more about this emotion because of the effects it has. Jealousy negatively effects ...
    • Jean Cocteau and myth : intrusions into darkness 

      Skertich, George J. (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      Jean Cocteau's film, La belle et la bete, is an enchanting and complex film. Its themes, those of love, the psychological motivations of the characters, child-like acceptance and symbolism are intertwined and are related ...
    • Jet engine 

      Woodward, William (Student of mechanical engineering) (Northern Illinois University, 2007)
      A turbocharger designed to increase intake pressure of an internal combustion engine using the hot exhaust gas has two of the four major components of a simple turbojet engine. The turbine side of the turbocharger can be ...
    • Joan of Arc in French literature and culture 

      Moore, Mary-Lynette (Northern Illinois University, 1992)
      Joan of Arc entered a political chaos when she followed voices which she believed to be sent by God. France and England had been at war since the early fourteenth century due to territorial claims and the papal schism. ...
    • Job satisfaction in sport management personnel employed by professional sport organizations in the United States and Canada 

      Hutson, Mark W. (Northern Illinois University, 1995)
      The purpose of this study was to measure the perceived level of job satisfaction in front office management personnel employed by professional sport franchises in Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball ...
    • Job satisfaction of athletic directors in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 

      Lunde, Joann M. (Northern Illinois University, 1996)
      The purposes of this study were to examine the level of job satisfaction of athletic directors in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to investigate the job facets that most influence their level of job ...
    • Job satisfaction of hospital dietitians in the United States 

      Landsberg, Kimberly (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      This thesis assessed the level of job satisfaction of hospital dietitians across the United States. Job satisfaction of professional employees is important to administrators not only because of the intrinsic desirability ...
    • Job scheduling and vehicle control rules for flexible manufacturing systems 

      Krishnamurthy, Guruprasad (Northern Illinois University, 1991)
      This thesis presents a simulation approach for solving the problem of managing and controlling the operational policies in a Flexible Manufacturing System. Specifically, the problem addressed is the determination of effective ...
    • Joel Chandler Harris ignites discussion with his use of dialect throughout The Uncle Remus tales 

      Cunningham, Jessica (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      When I began this project, my goal was to find out what the critics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries thought of Joel Chandler Harris and his use of dialect in the Uncle Remus Tales. My paper begins with some ...