Dissertations are tricky to find.  So here is a reasonable list of dissertations in the Gonzo Arts.


Buechler, M. (Banco, L. M. (2008). Psychedelic trips: Travel and drugs in contemporary 1992). The infinite goof: Psychedelic drugs and american fiction of the 1960s

Butler, B. H. (2010). Gendered discourse in the confessionalists and the new journalists

Campbell, J. J. (2012). Dialogism, carnival, and the grotesque act in american counterculture literature

Colvill, E. J. (2009). Fear and loathing in american literature: Freedom, the american dream, and hunter S. thompson

Davies, V. T. (2008). The character of government: Governing institutions in U.S. political narratives, 1959–1972

Elayan, K. I. (2003). America’s hell and the hero’s quest for identity

Fyfe, D. J. (1993). The main nerve: The myth of the american dream in american history, literature, and three contemporary novels by hunter S. thompson, joan didion, and robert stone.

Harred, J. C. (1994). Never a copy: The conflicting claims of narrative discourse and its referent in the literary journalism of truman capote, hunter S. thompson, and joan didion

Jacobson, A. (2010). Holographic subjects: The new journalism, defiance, and definitions of “normal” 1960s california

Mayer, D. (2007). Frontier spaces of the 1960s

Mosser, J. D. (1993). Four new journalists: Style, persona and protest

Stotesbury, M. S. (2010). The “least factual, most accurate” writer: Hunter S. thompson, journalist

Stull, J. N. (1990). Presentations of self in contemporary american literary journalism, 1965-1980

Whittle, F. G. (2000). In the mind’s eye: A consideration of point of view in creative nonfiction

Utschig (2000). Rethinking apathy: Political apathy from kerouac to coupland