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Nicola Louise Agate
Terrains Vagues: Naturalist Landscapes in Flux
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth

Matthew H. Amos
Sharing Absence: Dialogues of Experience in and around Maurice Blanchot
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Alexandre Bonafos  
Heritage in Print: Textual and Iconographic Representation of Historical Monuments in French Travel Writing (1800-1850)
Directors: Prof. Stéphane Gerson and Prof. Richard Sieburth

Christopher Bonner
Negations of Negritude: Marxism, Cold War Geopolitics and the Ideology of Literary Form in French Caribbean Literature
Director: Prof. J. Michael Dash

Aurélie Chatton              
Oeuvres gémellaires théâtre et cinéma: les cas Marguerite Duras, Robert Lepage et Wajdi Mouawad
Directors: Prof. Ludovic Cortade and Prof. Judith Miller

Laura Hughes
"For Life": Cixous's and Derrida's Shared Archives
Director: Prof. Emily Apter

Julie Hugonny
Le Dernier Homme: Littérature d’anticipation apocalyptique du début du XIXème siècle à la Première Guerre Mondiale
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth

Joshua Jordan 
Henri Michaux and the Potential of Politics
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Lindsay Fara Kaplan  
When Fiction Made History: Cultural Memory and Fictional Representations of October 17th, 1961
Directors: Prof. Denis Hollier and Prof. Herrick Chapman

Whitney Krahn
Novel Architecture: The Fictional Writings of Viollet-le-Duc
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth and Prof. Stéphane Gerson

Virginie Lauret

Jacques Rivettes, comédies humaines
Directors: Prof. Ludovic Cortade and Prof. Emily Apter

Kevin McCann
The Innocence of Immanence
Director: Prof. Emily Apter

Fredrik Goran Ronnbäck 
Mourning the Sacred: Bataille, Leiris, Blanchot
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Megan Russell
Jean Vigo and Documentary in Avant-Garde French Cinema of the 1920s
Director: Prof. Ludovic Cortade

Julie Sage

The Figure of the Recumbent Man in Modern French Literature: From Paul Valéry to Georges Bataille
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Maximillian Shrem
Cuisine and the French Social Imaginary: Tracing the Origins of Gastronomic Discourse in Early 19th-Century France
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney

Raphaël Sigal 
Artaud, le sens de la lecture
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Maria Soledad Sklate  
Embodying Resistance and Resisting "the Body" in Caribbean Literature
Directors: Prof. J. Michael Dash and Prof. Judith Miller

Stella Amelie Vincenot  
Célébrer, Honorer, Commémorer: Democratic Political Culture in Post-Emancipation Guadeloupe
Directors: Prof. Stéphane Gerson and Prof. Myriam Cottias (EHESS)

Sophia Wilson
Making Myths New: Musical Drama in the Interwar French Theatre
Director: Prof. Eugène Nicole