Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Thomas P. Walsh


Russel Kirk, one of the founding fathers of the post-war conservative movement in the United States, is widely known for his works of history, politics, and literary and social criticism. He also wrote ghostly tales and novels, and this party of his work has been neglected. With his supernatural tales, Kirk sought reawaken a sense of mystery, to remind his fellow wayfarers in this world of timeless truths, and to have some eerie fun. This thesis provides an introduction to Kirk's supernatural fiction.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1998 Ray Andrew Newman.