Dissertations

Dissertations Recently Defended:

 

  • "The Aesthetics of Waste: Michel Tournier, Agnes Varda, Sabine Macher" - Melissa DunLany, 2017
  • "Uncertain Boundaries: Dispositive Techniques in Prevost's Novels" - Ben Baker, 2016
  • "The Mysteres of Paris and Montreal: Crime, National Identity, and the City in Nineteenth-Century Urban Mysteries and the Popular Press" - Adam Cutchin, 2016
  • "Calvary or Catastrophe? French Catholicism's First World War" - Arabella Hobbs, 2016
  • "The Dilation of the Poem (Philippe Jaccottet)" - Samuel Martin, 2016
  • "Geographies of Exile and the Making of French Nationhood in the Nineteenth Century" - Lisa Bromberg, 2016
  • "Approaching the Witness: Narratives of Trauma in Sub-Saharan African Literature and Film" - George MacLeod, 2015
  • "Cultures of Time in Fin-de-siecle France: The Popular Literature and Graphic Art of Albert Robida (1848-1926)" - Caroline Grubbs, 2014
  • "Fictions of Identity in the 13th century: The Example of the Lancelot proper" - Charlotte Ritzmann, 2014
  • "Heirs of the Round Table: French Arthurian fiction from 1977 to the present" - Anne Bornschein, 2013
  • "Problematic returns: On the romanesque in contemporary French literature" - Lucas Hollister, 2013
  • "Writing luxury: Mirrors, silk, lace, and writing desks in French literature, 1660--1715" - Kathleen Kasten, 2013
  • "Money plays: Performing currency in seventeenth-century French comedy" - Matthew Pagett, 2013
  • "Designing women: Fashion, fiction, and femininity in Second Empire France" - Sara Phenix, 2013
  • "Outlandish fictions: The eighteenth-century French novel and marriage on women's terms" - Ekaterina Alexandrova, 2012
  • "Substance and providence in the Old French theological romance" - Ian McConnon, 2012
  • "Bringing out the undead: Reinventing the zombie in contemporary fiction of the Francophone Caribbean" - Lucy Swanson, 2012
  • "The other side of modernity: Female social types and the invention of the modern artist in nineteenth-century France" - Emily Adams, 2011
  • "From collaboration to creation: Literature by descendants of French WWII collaborators" - Katherine Cardin, 2011
  • "Hysterographies: Writings on women's reproductive body image in contemporary French fiction" - Jessica Jensen, 2010
  • "Paradoxes of insularity: Re-navigating the island through the contemporary Mauritian francophone novel" - Namrata Poddar, 2010
  • "Gender, Politics and the Book: The Construction of a Narrative of Empire, Ms BN Fr 60, ca. 1330" - Tina Marie Ranalli, 2010
  • "Transgressions Postcoloniales. Frontières du roman africain" - Herve Tchumkam, 2010
  • "Novel Intimacies: Jean-Philippe Toussaint's Fiction, Film, and Photography" - Arcana Albright, 2009
  • "A Paris of the Mind: French Emigre Fiction and the Exile Republic of Letters: 1789-1815" - Elizabeth McCartney 2009
  • "Masculine Dimensions: Gender and Migration in Francophone Literature and Culture" - Devin Bryson, 2008
  • "Acts of Resistance: Visual Arts and Textual Practices in the Works of Henri Michaux and Michel Butor" - Thomas T. Daniels, 2008