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Recent Doctoral Dissertations


Antoinette Williams-Tutt:  Where Do We Go from Here? Québécois Identity in the Road Novel from 1964 to 2008

Thomas Muzart:  Queer Displacements: Minorities, Mobilities, and Mobilizations in French and Francophone Literature

Lisa M. Karakaya:  Out of Home: Social Class in Women’s Writing, 1950–2016

Christopher Clarke:  Rewriting the Oeuvre: Raymond Queneau and the Art of Translation,


Parfait Kouassi Koaucou African Childhood in Literature and Law: Between Traditions and Modernism

Christine M. Carter:  The Transformation of Women's Roles in Fashion in Eighteenth-Century France: Femininity, Fashion, and Frivolity in Fiction

Frederic C. Baitinger:  The Subject of Jouissance: The Late Lacan and Gender and Queer Theories


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 ? »


Phillip Griffith: Collaboration Revisited: The Performative Art of Claude Cahun and Hannah Weiner

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)

Claudy Delné: “Le bâillonnement de la Révolution haïtienne dans l’imaginaire occidental à travers des textes narratifs des 19e et 20e siècles.” (Director: Thomas Spear)

Rebecca Linz: “Maternités et Identités: Representations of Motherhood and National Identity in Literary Texts of Quebec.” (Director: Thomas Spear)

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.
Director: 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)