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2014


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

Anne Brancky

Marguerite Duras: Rewriting the Crime
Director: Prof. Emily Apter

Iris Brey

Monstrous Mothers in French Contemporary Cinema
Director: Prof. Emily Apter and Prof. Ludovic Cortade

Niamh Helena Duggan

Solitary Relation: Huysmans, Colette, Rachilde, and Natalie Clifford Barney
Director: Prof. Emily Apter

Kathrina LaPorta

Striking the King's Two Bodies: The Aesthetics and Politics of Late Seventeenth-Century Anti-Monarchical Pamphlet Literature in France (1667 - 1717)
Director: Prof. Henriette Goldwyn

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

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


2013


Steven Crumb

Recomposing Contemporary French Literature: The Poetics of the Collection in the Works of Michel Butor, Jacques Roubaud and Denis Roche
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Paul Descloitres

Des vers satiriques à la poésie homosexuelle (1871-1925)
Director: Prof. Eugène Nicole


Seth Lobdell
Grave Instincts: The Psychoanalytic Novels of Pierre Jean Jouve
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Phoebe Maltz Bovy

“Embrasser les Juifs”: Jews and Intermarriage in Nineteenth-Century France (1792-1906) 
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard


Raluca Manea

Recompositions of Place: The Locopoetics of Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard and Jacques Derras
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Dane Stalcup

Fragmented Totalities: the Autobiography of Composer Hector Berlioz
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Chelsea Stieber

Regional, Cosmopolitan, Indigenous: Writing Cultural Nationalisms in Early 20th-Century Haiti
Directors: Prof. J. Michael Dash and Prof. Herrick Chapman


Emily Craighead Teising

Career Ambitions: Representations of the Legal Professions in France, 1830-1850
Directors: Prof. Claudie Bernard and Prof. Stéphane Gerson


Natalia Wodnicka
The New Mythic Theater in French
Director: Prof. Judith Miller

2012

Daisy Bow
Cooking the Books: Comparing and Contrasting Works of Contemporary Culinary-Oriented French Literature
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Willemijn L. Don
Godless Saints, Godly Savants: Intellectuals and Religious Experience in the Fin-de-Siècle Novel
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard


Yasser Elhariry   
Flights from Egypt: Literary Itineraries and Poetic Languages (Georges Heinen, Edmond Jabès, Joyce Mansour)
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Kari Evanson

Writing Scandal: Popular Media and the Bagnes d'Enfants, 1920 - 1945
Directors: Prof. Richard Sieburth and Prof. Edward Berenson


Alexandra Lukes  
Disrupting Language: The Idiolects of Mallarmé, Artaud, and Leiris
Directors: Prof. Denis Hollier and Prof. Emily Apter


Tanya Mushinsky
                  
Le Vocabulaire et les thèmes poétiques de Moréas
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard

Georgiana Perlea
Quarante-huitards du XXe siècle. Le marxisme dissident de Socialisme ou barbarie et Arguments 1953-1962
Directors: Prof. Denis Hollier and Prof. Herrick Chapman


Stéphanie Ponsavady   
Moteurs de mecontentement et de desir: Automobiles et routes en Indochine Coloniale (1898-1939)
Directors: Prof. Stéphane Gerson and Prof. Judith Miller

Scott M. Sanders    
Music, Language and Affective Lyricism
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney


2011


Elizabeth Applegate
Tensions of Witnessing: Fiction, Survivor Testimony, and the Tutsi Genocide
Director: Prof. Judith Miller

Alexandra Borer
L'Experience urbaine dans Les Passagers du Roissey-Express de François Maspero, Zones et La Clôture de Jean Rollin: la question de la frontière
Directors: Prof. Denis Hollier and Prof. Herrick Chapman

Rachel Corkle
George Sand Juge de Jean-Jacques: From the Philosophical Dialogue to the Bildungsroman
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard


Christophe Litwin
Généologies de l'amour de soi: Montaigne, Pascal, Rousseau
Directors: Prof. Denis Hollier and Prof. Pierre Manent (EHESS)


Michael Ritchie

Le Banquet d'Esther dans le théatre français de la Renaissance et de l'âge classique
Directors: Prof. Henriette Goldwyn and Prof. Benoît Bolduc

2010

Esra Arici
La résurgence et la liquidation des modèles politiques antiques au 18e siecle—de Diderot à Chateaubriand
Directors: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney and Prof. Jean-Jacques Tatin-Gourier


Clarissa Behar
Writing Race in Marie NDiaye
Directors: Prof. Judith Miller and Prof. Denis Hollier

Jennie Dumont
Assia Djebar's Novel Designs: From Variations on the Couple to New Couples in the Algerian Quartet
Directors: Prof. Judith Miller and Prof. Henriette Goldwyn

Régine Joseph
Ruins of Dreams: Marie Chauvet and Post-Apocolyptic Writing in Haiti
Director: Prof. J. Michael Dash

Kathryn Kleppinger
Why the Beur Novel? Writers and Journalists Interact to Construct a New French Voice
Directors: Prof. Judith Miller and Prof. Herrick Chapman

John Nimis
Literary Listening: readings in Congolese popular music
Directors: Prof. Emily Apter and Prof. J. Michael Dash

Rachel Wimpee
Reactionary or Modern? The Dévote in Fact and Fiction in Late Nineteenth Century France
Directors: Prof. Claudie Bernard and Prof. Stéphane Gerson

2009


Alina Cherry

Experiencing Time: Narrative as Temporal and Historical Crossroads
Director: Prof. Eugène Nicole

Christina Kullberg
Fieldwork and Fiction: Ethnography and Literature in the French Caribbean
Director: Prof. J. Michael Dash


Karen Santos da Silva
From Maxims to Novels : Fiction and Moralism in the French Novel of Sensibility
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney


Bassem Shahin

Cossery et la Derision: ou la marginalité comme réponse à la modernité
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth

2008

Anthony Abiragi
Call and Response: Maurice Blanchot and the Ethics of Dialogue
Co-directors: Prof. Michel Beaujour and Prof. Richard Sieburth

Fayçal Falaky
Masochist Contract, Social Contract: Freedom and Submission in Rousseau’s Political Philosophy
Director: Prof. Emily Apter


Isabelle Mullet

Fontenelle ou la machine perspectiviste
Director: Anne Deneys-Tunney

Keithley Woolward
Towards a Performative Theory of Liberation: Theatre, “Play,”  and Performance in the work of Frantz Fanon
Director: Prof. Judith Miller

Elizabeth Wright
Manuscript Meanings and Genres in Adenet le Roi's
Berte as grans pies: Compilation and Reception
Director: Nancy Regalado

Masano Yamashita
Les envois de Rousseau: figures du destinataire et espace public au siècle des Lumières
Director: Anne Deneys-Tunney

Yue Zhuo
À l’écart du visible: anachronisme et imaginaires de l’archéologique à partir de Barthes, Bataille, Quignard et Lacan
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

2007


Barbara Abad

The name of the father: Retif de la Bretonne and the representation of paternity in late eighteenth-century France
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney

Simona Barello
At the Margin of the Margin: Female Identity in Beur Literature and Cinema
Director: Prof. Judith Miller

Cristian Bratu
The Emergence of the Author in French Medieval Historiography
Director: Prof. Nancy Regalado

Shelley Cavaness
Paul Claudel's modernism: Acting, dance, music, film and dramaturgy
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

Xiaofu Ding
Les rêveries de l’écriture chinoise : Victor Segalen, Paul Claudel, Henri Michaux
Director: Prof. Michel Beaujour

Nils Froment
Dégénérescence, hygiène et maladies nerveuses autour des années 1850-60
Co-directors: Prof. Richard Sieburth and Prof. Ed Berenson

Carrie Landfried
Towards a Truly Tropistic Form: The Evolution of Orality in the Prose and Theater of Nathalie Sarraute
Director: Prof. Eugène Nicole

2006

Philippe Barr
La poétique urbaine dans Les Nuits de Paris de Rétif de la Bretonne et Le Tableau de Paris de Louis Sébastien Mercier
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney


Elizabeth Holly Johanna
Cavitch
The Value of Wealth in "Le Roman de la Rose"
Director: Prof. Evelyn Vitz


Elizabeth Boxley
Bowles (Duchanaud)
Reading the French Caribbean with Edouard Glissant
Director: Prof. J. Michael Dash


Maud Granger Remy
Le roman posthumain/The Posthuman Novel

Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Eve Therrien

De l'Autopsie a l'utopie: le rituel dans le theatre experimental quebecois chez le collectif Momentum, Normand Chaurette et Denis Marleau.
Director: Prof. Judith Miller

2005


Mark Cruse
Staging Chivalric Narrative: Compilation and Performance in MS Bodley 264
Director: Prof. Nancy Regalado


Michelle Erickson

Witness: Trauma, Aesthetics, and the Transmission of Memory in French Literary and Videotaped Holocaust Testimony
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier

2004


Cécile Balavoine

Lourdes, entre pureté et décadence
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard

Marie-Hélène Carpentier
L'oeuvre au noir de Jean-Patrick Manchette: D'une politique de détournement artistique à l'affirmation d'une littérature
Director: Prof. Denis Hollier


Margaret P. Parker
Literary Tableaux: An Iconographical Study of Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloïse and Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney


Pierre-Alexandre Sicart

Autobiographie, Roman, Autofiction
Directors: Prof. Eugène Nicole and Prof. Pierre Glaudes


Catherine Sheppard Webster

The Playwright Turns Filmmaker: Pagnol, Guitry, and Cocteau Move from Theater to Cinema
Director: Prof. Charles Affron


Bryan Christopher Wood

Fictions galantes : le « roman sentimental » en France (1596-1610)
Director: Prof. Michel Beaujour

2003

Anne François
The Return to Africa Revisited: Voices of Three Guadeloupean Women Writers
Director: Prof. Sylvie Kandé


Celina (Lyn) Thompson

The Vicarious Voyage: Reading the Exotic in the Work of Pierre Loti
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth

2002


Brian Arganbright

Writing the People: Charles-Louis Philippe and the Culture of Populism during the Belle Époque
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Jennifer Gordon

L'inspecteur de la frontière: Jean Potocki et le génie du lieu
Director: Prof. Michel Beaujour


Kathleen Loysen

Hearing Voices: Representations of Conversations in Collections of 15th-16th Century French Nouvelle
Director: Professor Nancy Regalado


Laura Reeck

The Beur Bildungsroman: Learning Curves and Discursive Turns
Director: Prof. Judith Miller


Lise-Ségolène
Schreier
Écriture à quatre pieds: L'écrivain français et son compagnon de voyage en Orient au dix-neuvième siècle
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Stephen Shapiro

Plotless History? Historical Representation in Frondeur Memoires
Director: Prof. Michel Beaujour


Michael Sohn

Aversion: André du Bouchet on Painting
Director: Prof. Richard Sieburth


Joanna Stalnaker

In Visible Words: Epistemology and Poetics of Description in Enlightenment France
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney

2001


Rori Bloom

Man of Quality, Man of Letters: Author, Public and Genre in the Novels and Newspaper of Antoine-François (l'abbé) Prévost
Director: Prof. Anne Deneys-Tunney


Marilyn Lawrence

Minstrel Disguise in Medieval French Narrative: Identity, Performance, Authorship
Director: Prof. Evelyn Vitz


Isabel Roche

A Study of Character in the Novels of Victor Hugo: Appearance, Reappearance, Disappearance
Director: Prof. Claudie Bernard


Curtis Small, Jr.
"Cet homme est une nation": The leader and the collectivity in literary representations of the Haitian Revolution (Hugo, Lamartine, Glissant, Cesaire)
Director: Prof. Sylvie Kandé


Hélène Tissières
Dits du non-dit: écritures fragmentaires et images nomades en Afrique (Maghreb - Afrique subsaharienne)
Director: Prof. J. Michael Dash


Gina Trigian-Molvaut

Staging Violence in Romantic Drama: Dumas & Hugo (1829-1843)
Director: Prof. Charles Affron

John Westbrook
Reinventions of the Literary Avant-garde in Interwar France: Documents Between Surrealism and Ethnography
Director: Prof. Michel Beaujour


2000

Michele Denizot-Ghil
Poétique de la discontinuité dans l'œuvre lyrique d'Eustache Deschamps
Director: Prof. Nancy Regalado


Michelle Magallañez

Mirrors of Glory: Spectacles of Chivalry and Aristocratic Identity in Fifteenth-Century Burgundian Romance, Chronicle, and Chivalric Biography
Director: Prof. Nancy Regalado


Valérie Thiers

"A chacun son griot": le mythe du griot-narrateur dans la littérature et le cinéma d'Afrique de l'Ouest
Director: Prof. Manthia Diawara