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Recent Doctoral Dissertations


Genevieve Waite: "Lost and Found in Translation: A Study of the Bilingual Work of Samuel Beckett, Julien Green, and Nancy Huston".

Wilson Decembre : « La Symbolique païenne dans l’œuvre de René Depestre ».

Jasmine Narcisse : « Rhétorique du soi dans la littérature haïtienne francophone du XXe siècle: Manque et Manquements ? »


Jacquelyn Libby:"Albert Camus's Mediterraneanism in La Peste." (Director : Peter Consenstein)


Paul Fadoul: How to Be a French Jew, Proust, Lazare,Glissant. (Director: Evelyn Ender)

Eric Lynch: Unidentified Verbal Objects: Contemporary French Poetry, Intermedia, and Narrative (Director: Professor Consenstein)

Paula Delbonis-Platt: Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers. (Director: Professor Sautman)

Dana Radu: Jules Verne Constructs America: From Utopia to Dystopia. (Director: Professor Przybos)

Stephanie Grace Petinos: Seeking Holiness: The Contribution of Nine Vernacular Narrative Texts from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Centuries (Director: Professor Sautman)

Ashley Meredith Williard: Engendering Islands: Representations of Difference in the Seventeenth-Century French Caribbean. (Director: Domna C. Stanton)

Deborah Rosalind Gruber: Ni Francaise, Ni Juive, Ni Arabe: The Influence of Nineteenth Century French Judaism on the Emergence of Franco- Jewish- Arab Literature. (Director: Ammiel Alcalay)

Ruth Lipman: The Journey Back: Revisiting Childhood Trauma. (Director: Nancy Miller)

Viral Bhatt: Nomadic Impulses, De-centered Bodies: Female Agency and Corporeality in the Cinema of French and Francophone Women Directors (1962-2007). (Director: Francesca Canadé Sautman)

Dana Milstein: Musical Landscapes: Theophile Gautier and the Evolution of Nineteenth Century French Poetry (Director: Royal S. Brown)

Lucie Carmel Paul: Partir marron: Un parcours sémantique à travers les trous de la mémoire collective haïtienne. (Director: Francesca Canadé Sautman)

Laila Pedro: Paris and Havana: A Century of Mutual Influence, Joseph J.B. Rienti: Reading the Restaurant: Social Class, Identity, and the Culture of Consumption in the Nineteenth Century French Novel. (Director: Mary Ann Caws)


 Chambers Samadi, Chadia: Emergences du 17 octobre dans le texte contemporain.
(Director: Francesca Canadé Sautman)  

Hanaburgh, Sara C.: Global wreckage and consumer illusions: Responses to the human effects of economic globalization in sub-Saharan African francophone novels and films, 1973-2006.
(Director: Francesca Canadé Sautman)

Puig, Stève: Inscription du passé colonial dans la littérature urbaine.
(Director: Thomas Spear)



Wallenbrock, Nicole Beth: The Algerian War Era Through a Twenty-First Century Lens: French Films 2005-2007.
Directed by Jerry Carlson




Hadzic, Gorica: Fanfare for the working man.
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman


Buehler, Christina Dawn: The art of transformation: Motif, metamorphosis and adornment in fairy tales by French women writers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman


Wojtkowski, Chong J.: Made in Marseille: Global youth and cosmopolitan identites.
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman


Hamilton, Benjamin M.: The obscene bachelor: Humor and horror in Guy de Maupassant's writings.
Directed by Julia Przybos



 Marinez, Sophie: Gender, Architecture, and Self-Construction in the Works of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (1627-1693)
Directed by Domna C. Stanton


 Galvagni, Katherine Farley: The world errant and the creolization of Africa
Directed by Edouard Glissant

Gertz, Charlotte: Growing old with dignity: Women in Francophone literature of the Caribbean
Directed by Lucienne Serrano

Gueye, Fallou: Creolization and Africanite in Francophone literature: Africa and the Caribbean
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman

Kelly, Sean: Trials by deviance: Sexual slander during the Wars of Religion, the Fronde, and the French Revolution
Directed by Domna C. Stanton

Payet, Marie-Ange: Les femmes dans le marronnage à l'ile Bourbon de 1662 à 1848
Directed by Edouard Glissant

Rouxel-Cubberly, Noelle: TITRE (A VOIR) : économie et évolution du titre de film français depuis 1968
Directed by Royal Brown



Bralove, Alicia: The road not taken: Portrayal of women in ten French novels on the Spanish Civil War (1936--1939)
Directed by William Sherzer



Fabre, Carole: La problematique du jeu et son architecture dans le théâtre de Lesage
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman

Rai, Animesh: The legacy of French rule in India (1674--1954): An investigation of a process of creolization
Directed by Edouard Glissant

Wilson, Dean: Colonial Vietnam on film: 1896 to 1926
Directed by Royal S. Brown



Lovell, Alison Baird: The shadow of Dante in Maurice Scève's "Délie"
Directed by Mary Ann Caws and Michel Beaujour
Perez, Rosa Alvarez: Martyrs and moneylenders: Retrieving the memory of Jewish women in medieval Northern France
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman

Ruiz, Maria-Luisa: Traces d'histoire: Contours d'un insoutenable à l'oeuvre dans certains texts Haïtiens de la fin du XIXe siècle
Directed by Lucienne Serrano



Bahri, Hamid: Patriarchy and the figure of the father in the francophone Maghrebian novel from the nineteen fifties to the end of the twentieth century
Directed by Francesca Canadé Sautman

François, Jean Avin: L'experience romanesque haitienne pour une relecture de l'option idéntitaire
Directed by Lucienne Serrano

Gonthier-Fishman, Catherine: Un dialogue marginal au seuil et dans les mailles de "Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon" de Jean de La Fontaine
Directed by Alex Szogyi

Verolla, Steven: Albert Camus: His quest for a paradise lost and the poetics of nostalgia
Directed by Mary Ann Caws