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College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. Dissertations

romance languages and literatures

Note: The RLL doctoral programs were suspended by the university in 2011. No new applications to these programs are being accepted.



Luisa Briones-Manzano
"La parodia quijotesca en el cine: Quixotic Parody in Film," 2013.

Esteban Mayorga-Gutierrez
"Evolution by Textual Selection: The Literary Representation of the Galapagos Islands," 2013.

Erika Paoletti
"Rhétorique d'imagination et de sprezzatura chez Louise Labé et Isabella Andreini," 2013.

Pilar Pérez Serrano
“La rebellón de los esclavos: Tragedia y posibilidad en el teatro de Raúl Hernández Garrido,” 2011.

Yaejin Yoo
“La Peinture ou les leçons esthétiques chez Marcel Proust,” 2011.

Thierry Gustave
"L’arbre ou le rhizome? Le paysage identitaire dans Pluie et vent sur Télumée miracle de Simone Schwarz-Bart, Délice et le fromager de Xavier Orville et dans Pays mêlé de Maryse Condé," 2009.

Arlene Cormier
“Disconnections and Disappointments: Daughters, Mothers, and Friends in the Narrative of Carme Riera,” 2009.

Victoria Gardner
“Baltasar Gracián o la egolatría heroica: disprazada de heroísmo,” 2009.

Anna Cafaro
“Tra il determinismo e l’aleatorietà: l’improvvisazione dell’attore nel teatro di ricerca contemporaneo,” 2008.

William C. Schenck
“Reading saints’ lives and striving to live as saints: Reading and rewriting medieval hagiography,” 2008.

Ali Burk
“Rewriting the Literary Realm: The intellectual and autobiographical essays of Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq and Bárbara Jacobs,” 2008.

Ilaria Scola
“L’intertestualità della tradizione: Ebraismo, classicismo et umanesimo nell’opera di Leone de’ Sommi,” 2008.

Alberto Villate Isaza
“Escritura y disfraz. El caso de El Carnero de Juan Rodríguez Freile,” 2008.

Emmanuelle Vanborre
“A travers Blanchot: Nouvelles Lectures de Malraux et Camus,” 2007.

Kinsley Alexander-Hyland
“Beauty and the Pilgrim Soul: A Study of Le Pèlerinage de la vie Humaine as an Allegory of Cistercian Aesthetics,” 2007.

Eduardo Escallón
“El discurso narrativo histórico: La comprensión de la historia latinoamericana en El arpa y la sombra y El otoño del patriarca,” 2007.

Yonsoo Kim
“Dolor y sufrimiento en la temprana edad moderna peninsular: Arboleda de los enfermos y Admiración operum dey de Teresa de Cartagena,” 2006.

Leanna Bridge-Rezvani
“Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron and Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves: Polyphony, Spirituality, and Didacticism in response to the Querelle des Femmes,” 2005.

Lucía Aguerrevere
“Dar voz al silencio: La mujer y la Santería en Las Hermanas Agüero de Cristina García, Como un mensajero tuyo de Mayra Montero, y Querido Primer Novio de Zoé Valdés,” 2005.

Maribel Parra-Domínguez
“Flamenco y tragedia en el teatro ritual andaluz de Alfonso Jiménez Romero: Un diálogo entre Lorca y melo neto,” 2005.

Kate Risse
“Mística Ciudad de Dios: An Alternative to the Conduct Book in Seventeenth-Century Spain,” 2005.

Louissa Taha Abdelghany
“Balzac comme l’auteur des ‘Mille et une nuits de l’occident’: le cas de La Peau de chagrin, Illusions perdues et Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes,” 2004.

Pamela Marie Hoffer
“Reflets réciproques: A Prismatic Reading of Stéphane Mallarmé and Hélène Cixous,” 2004.

Peter Anthony Neissa
“Dictators, Directives, Tyrannical Figures, and Cultural Discourse : Jorge Zalamea, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa,” 2004.

Mary E. Schipa
“Claustration et vagabondage dans la tétralogie d’Assia Djebar,” 2004.

Nathalie Drouglazet
“La langue blessée d’écho ou qu’est-ce que la littérature d’expression française?” 2004.

Jennifer McGonagle
“(Un)Masking Masculinity, the Dominant Voice in the Memoir-Novels of Four 18th-Century French Women: Mmes de Tencin, Lévesque, Leprince de Beaumont and de Puisieux,” 2003.

Nancy Milner Kelly
“The Saigon-Paris Connection: Marguerite Duras and Linda Lê, Exile and Colonialism,” 2003.

María Luisa Gómez Ramírez
“Lucena, Repetición de amores e arte de axedrez con CL juegos de Partido. Iocus Cupidinis en Salamanca, hacia 1497,” 2003.

Anne Lombardi Cantú
“La desestabilización del discurso de la conquista en el teatro contemporáneo mexicano: poder, mito e identidad nacional en obras de Sergio Magaña, Sabina Berman y Hugo Argüelles,” 2003.

Patricia T. Anderson
“Edición crítica y exposición analítica de la Partida IV, Título II, “De los Casamientos,” de Alfonso X, El Sabio,” 2003.

Patricia Claire Fagan
“A Critical Edition of Martín Martínez Dampiés’s Libro del antichristo, Zaragoza, 1496,” 2001.

Cristina Francesca Fordyce
“Valore Personale e Giudizio Collettivo: La Dialettica Dell’Intenzione nell’Era Comunale,” 2002.

Barbara López-Mayhew
“La mujer y su presencia colectiva en La traición en la amistad,” 2001.

Elizabeth M. Lynch
“Reinterpreting Pygmalion: The Mentor Figure in Fénelon, Rousseau and Rétif de la Bretonne,” 2001.

Daniel E. O’Sullivan
“Marian Devotion in Medieval French Literature: In and Beyond the World of Lyric,” 2000.

Mauricio Manuel Souza
“La política modernista de los sentidos: Dos aproximaciones a la poesía de Ricardo Jaimes Freyre,” 1998.

Yu Wen Wang
“La Pluralité des voix narratives et la structure des récits intercalés dans les premières œuvres romanesques de Marivaux, Les Effets Surprenants de la Sympathie, Pharsamon, et La voiture embourbée,” 1998.

Luciano Parisi
“Il Dialogo di Manzoni, con Bossuet negli anni della formazione religiosa,” 1998.

Elizabeth Ann Blood
“Literary Recycling: Authorship, Adaptation, and the Circulation of the Stories of Pamela and the Gambler in 18th-Century Europe,” 1998.

Pascale Perraudin
“La Violence en représentation: Le cas de trois romans africains d’expression française,” 1998.

Tamara Márquez-Raffetto
"Negotiating the Exemplum: The Discourse of Virtue and Integrity in Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares," 1998.

Jeffrey P. Stahley
“Building Cathedrals in the Desert: The Spanish American Short Story of the Neo-Absurd,” 1997.

Marta Walliser
“Recuperacion panorámica de la literatura laica femenina en la lengua castellana (hasta el siglo XVII),” 1996.

Gerald Curtis Higgins
“Poetry as Energy: A study of poems in French and Spanish 1900-1950,” 1996.

Liliane Lacost
“Vers la non-représentation des hommes chez Colette, Duras et Hébert,” 1996.

Armelle Crouzieres-Ingenthron
“Le Moi et L’Autre, Ecrire le Double Pluriel dans les romans de Rachid Boudjedra,” 1996.

Jin Lu
“Journal et Apologétique: La lecture polémique des philosophes dans les Mémoires de Trévoux (1734-1745),” 1995.

Victoria B. Jordan
“Monastic Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England: The Cases of Edward the Confessor and St. Edmund, King and Martyr,” 1995.

Susan E. Bécam
“Rhyme in Gace Brulé’s Lyric: Formal and Semantic Interplay,” 1995.

Ana Maria Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros
“Les Visages de l’autre: alibis, masques et identité dans Alexis ou le traité du vain combat, Denier du rêve et Mémoires d’Hadrien de Marguerite Yourcenar,” 1994.

Odile R. Hansen
“La Chute de la Femme: L’Ascension d’un Dieu victimisé dans l’œuvre d’Emile Zola,” 1992.

Valorie Phillian
“The Man as Victim in the Life and Works of Colette,” 1990.

Cristina Gaiotto
“Un’edizione critica di Folgore da San Gimignano,” 1989.

Brian R. O’Connor
“The poems of Matteo Frescobaldi: a critical edition,” 1989.

Harriet Evelyn Hutchinson
“Valle Inclán and Cunqueiro: Rebellions Against Conventional Modes of Fiction,” 1989.

Christine Kilduff
“Desarollo Del Cuento Puertorriqueño Durante La Generación del Cuarenta,” 1988.

Camille Vapi
“Dante’s Early Lyric Poetry and Provençal Precedents,” 1988.

Laurie Shepard
“Rhetorical Innovation in the Chancery Of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and Its Reception by Vernacular Poets of the Thirteenth Century, ”1985.

Michel A. Pean
“La présence paysanne dans le roman haïtien,” 1985.

Marian Brown St. Onge
“Narrative Strategies and the Quest for Identity in the French Female Novel of Adolescence: Studies in Duras, Mallet-Joris, Sagan and Rochefort,” 1984.

Lenore M. Padula
“The Tristano Riccardiano: a Study of Its Composition and Its Relations with the French Versions,” 1983.

Leonard Marsh
“The Emblematic Character of La Ceppède’s Théorèmes,” 1982.

Edwin Enyeobi Okafor
“Jean Tardieu et ses Sources d’Inspiration,” 1982.

Stephan M. Martin
“The Development of the Female Dramatic Character in Jodelle and Garnier,” 1981.

Joan Ricardo-Gil
“The Practice of Magic and Witchcraft in Fact and Fiction in the French Middle Ages,” 1980.

Raymond William Lavallée
“Camus’ Ambiguous Chute: Critical Interpretations (1956-1977),” 1980.

Ellen W. Munley
“Caught in the Act: Naming in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon and Nathalie Sarraute,” 1980.

Mario Giangrande
“L’opera di Albertet de Sisteron e la sua posizione nella poesia provenzale,” 1979.

Theresa A. Mortimer
“The Life of Juan García del Río,” 1979.

Andrés C. Aquino
“Entre la Cruz y el Atomo, La creación artístico-literario de Manuel del Cabral,” 1979.

Beverly Cary Mayne Kienzle
“The Flowering of Satire in Medieval Picardy,” 1978.