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Recent Dissertations

  • Abby Broughton, “Social Reading: Developing a Multi-Literate Community in the French Classroom” (2020)
  • Bonnie Griffin, “Voyages Towards Utopia: Mapping Utopian Spaces in Early-Modern French Prose” (2020)
  • Cara Wilson, “Tondues, Rasées, Défrisées: The Therapeutic Re-memberings of Francophone Women’s Hairstories” (2019)
  • Caroline Farrior Boone Rockefeller, “Madame de Lafayett’s Exploration of Religious Toleration in La Comtesse de Tende, La Princesse de Montpensier, and La Pricesse de Clèves” (2019)
  • Roxane Pajoul, “Identités contrôlées : exposer les tabous dans la littérature et culture antillaises” (2018)
  • Raquelle K. Bostow, “Dangerous and Endangered: Female Bodies in Contemporary French Studies”(2017)
  • Jamie Kathryn Butler, “The L2 Motivational Self System in the American University Foreign Language Classroom” (2016)
  • Annette Joseph-Gabriel, “Subverting Empire: Gendered Narratives of Anti-colonial Resistance in Francophone Literature and Politics, 1939-1960 (2015)
  • Julian Ainsworth Ledford, “Performing the Novel: Vocal Poetics of Novelistic Discourse” (2014)
  • April Eileen Stevens, “Staging the Americas in Eighteenth-Century France and its Colonies” (2014)
  • Rachel Elizabeth Pope (nee Early), “Modes of personal Presence in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes” (2014)
  • Laura Nelson, “Diabolic Deeds: Transgression and Corporeality in the Histories Tragiques” (2013)
  • David Santiago Mora, “Guests of Existence, Hosts of Poetic Dewelling, Mallarmé & Blanchot” (2013)
  • Daniel Ridge, “Pierre Louÿs, jeune homme de lettres”(2012)
  • Robert J. Watson, “Cities of Origin, Cites of Exile: Maghrebi Jewish Diasporic Life-Writing in French, 1985 – 2011” (2012)
  • Eva Marguerite Suzanne Dessein, “Learner Identity Development in Multilingual Context: A Case Study of the Study Abroad Experience” (2012)
  • Lisa Olivia Grenvicz,“Redefining the “Supplement” in 18th-century French Travel Literature: 1750-1789” (2012)
  • Louis Betty, “Houellebecq, Philosophe: Reading Michel Houellebecq as Philosophy, Theology , and Ideology” (2011)
  • Rachel Nisselson, “Remembering the Future: Francophone Perspectives on the Israel-Palestine Conflict” (2010)
  • Leah Tolbert Lyons, “Making Sense of Madness: A Study of the Theme of Madness in Selected Novels by Mariam Bȗ, Ken Bugul and Myriam Warner-Vieyra” (2007)
  • Shirin Esther Edwin, “Négocier pour (sur) vivre: la preprésentation de l’Islam dans les productions romanesque francophones de l’Afrique de l’Ouest” (2005)
  • Julie Ann Huntington, “Transcultural Rhythms: An Exploration of Rhythm, Music and the Drum in a selection of Francophone Novels from West Africa and the Caribbean” (2005)
  • Alistaire Tallent, “Defying Domesticity: Prostitute-Heroines of Eighteenth-Century French Memoir Novels and the Public Sphere (2005)
  • Heather J. Garrett, “Nothing to Say: Disclosures of Silence in the Narratives of Louis-Rene des Forets, Julién Gracq, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Fritz Lang” (2004)
  • Bérénice Virginie Le Marchand, “Mise en scène du miroir: le spectaculaire dans les blasons et emblems de la renaissance et les contes de fees du dix-septième siècle en france” (2004)
  • Deborah Barnard, “Marginality and Mixed Marriage in the Works of Albert Memmi” (2003)
  • Cècile Guillard, “Baudelaire malgré tout: Présence de Baudelaire dans l’oeuvre d’Yves Bonnefoy poète/critique d’art” (2002)
  • Lara Semones, “An Examination of the Effects of Peer Interaction in a Computer-Mediated Environment during the Early Phase of the Writing Process” (2001)