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College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Honors Theses

romance languages and literatures

2013

Mary Goetz: "Translating Cultural Memory: French and English D-Day Narratives at the Memorial Museum of Caen"
Thesis director: Joseph Breines

Sydney West: "Representaciones de la Malinche en las narrativas de la conquista: une nueva perspectiva en el siglo XXI"
Thesis director: Sarah Beckjord

 


2012

Ryan Crane: "Ser un gringo en México: El significado de la frontera en El gringo viejo de Carlos Fuentes y Todos los hermosos caballos de Cormac McCarthy"
Thesis director: Professor Ernesto Livon-Grossman

Courtney Finkel: "A Dictator’s Downfall: Consequences of Legitimizing Absolute Power"
Thesis director: Professor Irene Mizrahi

Michael Phelan: "La huella de un tirano: un análisis literario de la dictatura de Augosto Pinochet y el reino de terror in Chile"
Thesis director: Harry Rosser

 


2011

Rosemary Bailey: “Baudelaire's Modernity”
Thesis director: Professor Kevin Newmark

Danielle Castelli: “Comment peut-on être français?: Lessons from Paris”
Thesis director: Professor Ourida Mostefai

Victoria Farell: "Jean Giono's Pan Trilogy: Spirituality Inspired by Nature in Rural Provence"
Thesis director: Professor Matilda Bruckner

Jill Forgash: "Une révolte cinématique: An Existential Look at the French New Wave Cinema of Godard and Truffaut"
Thesis director: Professor Kevin Newmark

Kathryn Goettl: "Mythologies alimentaires: Assortiment d'amuse-gueules sur la gastronomie française"
Thesis director: Professor Ourida Mostefai

Laura Zapata: “Análisis comparativo de la Historia Oficial, “El Reportaje” y “La Siesta del Martes”
Thesis director: Professor Irene Mizrahi

 


2010

Claire Duggan: “Immigration from Senegal to France: The Experience of Senegalese Women”
Thesis director: Professor Régine Jean-Charles

Katharine C. Moore: “The Heroine’s Misfortunes: Seduction, Desire and Fate in a Comparison of ‘Claire d’Albe’ by Sophie Cottin and ‘Julie, ou la Nouvelle Héloïse’ by Jean Jacques Rousseau”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Stephen Rice: “New Age Dictatorship in Latin America: The Dominion of Daniel Ortega”
Thesis director: Professor Irene Mizrahi

 


2009

Samantha Steverman: “Happiness Revisited: What the Enlightenment Novel Can Teach Us About Happiness Today”
Perspectives Honors Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Hannah Donoghue: “Modelos de representación en las películas de inmigración"
Thesis director: Professor Rhodes

Alexander Ramos: “The Children's Stories of Horacio Quiroga”
Thesis director: Professor Rosser

Anastasia Semel: "Fathers and Sons: An Analysis of the Paternal-Filial Relationship from Calderon's 17th Century La vida es sueno to Barroso's 20th Century film Extasis"
Thesis director: Professor Mizrahi

 


2008

Stacy Brown: “Curanderismo: Teresa Urrea and the Legacy of Dissent”
Thesis director: Professor Carpenter

Jessica Fuller: “Estamos en este país: Motivations for English Acquisition among Adult Latino ESOL Students”
Thesis director: Professor Beckjord

Julie Bulman: “L’habit en révolution: Mode et vêtements dans la France d’ancien régime”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


2007

Kaelin Grant:Les Planches Courbes by Yves Bonnefoy”
Thesis director: Professor Newmark

Katie Jarvis:Allez, Marchez, Braves Citoyennes: A Study of the Popular Origins of, and the Political and Judicial Reactions to, the October Days of the French Revolution”
Thesis directors: Professor Spagnoli, Professor Mostefai
Winner of the McCarthy Prize for best Scholar of the college Project, April 2007.

 


2006

Sarah Carmody: “Called to Unity: Language Perfection, Propagation, and Practice in France, from Louis XIII to the Third Republic”
Thesis directors: Professor Reinburg, Professor Mostefai
Winner of the McCarthy Prize for best Scholar of the college Project, April 2006.

Julianne Marley: “Democracy in Algeria? ‘Secular’ Authoritarianism and the Rise of the Islamic Movement”
International Studies Major Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Christian Coleman: “La España posmoderna hecha esperpéntica: El cine de Pedro Almodóvar”
Thesis director: Professor Wood-Lange

Laura Donovan: “Punishment and Social Contract in El Burlador de Sevilla and La vida es sueño
Thesis director: Professor Carpenter

Anthony Gutiérrez: “El placer en la cultura posmoderna española: Quim Monzó’s El por qué de las cosas and Pedro Almodóvar’s Hable con ella
Thesis director: Professor Mizrahi

Sarah Hebl: “La representación de la voz marginada en Alambrista and María Full of Grace
Thesis director: Professor Rhodes

Zina Varelas: “La homosexualidad en el cine posfranquista de Eloy de la Iglesia”
Thesis director: Professor Wood

 


2005

Mary Christy Slavik: “Les caricatures dans la représentation de la femme sous la commune de Paris”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Elizabeth Fox: “Maurice Blanchot and the Murmur at the Heart of Literature”
Thesis director: Professor Newmark
Winner of the McCarthy Prize in Humanities for Best Scholar of the College Project, April 2005.

Sarah Mailander: “The Virgin in the Drug Market: Maria Full of Grace”
Thesis director: Professor Rhodes

Emily Meador: “Immigration, Reality and Fiction: The Texas Border and Álvarez, Escandón, Nova y Tomás"
Thesis director: Professor Rhodes

Clea Bauersmith: “La cultura latina y la salud”
Thesis director: Professor Mizrahi

Elena Pereira: “Representation of Spanish Post-Civil War Women in Carmen Laforet’s Nada
Thesis director: Professor Wood

 


2004

Kate Bryan: “Integrating Immigrant Muslim Women in Western Democratic Societies”
International Studies Independent Project
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Travor Wolfe: “Cuentos en extranjero.” Creative Writing
University Honors Program
Thesis director: Professor Rhodes

 


2003

Claire A. Julian: “La Leçon de l’antiaméricanisme français: une exploration de l'identité américaine à l'égard de la France”
Thesis director: Professor Flagg

Caitlin Sullivan: “Le Métissage en Haïti: Un discours culturel et littéraire”
Thesis director: Professor Newmark

 


2002

Charlotte Haygood: “L'Écriture de l'Holocauste”
Thesis director: Professor Newmark

Melissa Calvo: “La vie quotidienne des femmes des Lumières: Progrès et préjugés dans les idées sur la famille et l'éducation des femmes”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Siobhán McGarry: “Le Français restera-t-il français?”
Thesis director: Professor Flagg

Jane M. Kalista: “Dangerous Demoniacs: Possession, Ritual, and Politics in Sixteenth-Century France”
Thesis directors: Professor Reinburg, Professor Mostefai
Winner of the McCarthy Prize for best Scholar of the college Project, April 2002.

Amy J. Harrelson: “Le Vol: Une Etude de La Vagabonde de Colette”
Thesis director: Professor Newmark

 


2001

Katherine Anderson: “Femmes voilées et prisons violentes: les voix silencieuses de la guerre d’Algérie dans les écrits de Benjamin Stora et d’Assia Djebar”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


2000

Kelly Moudy: “Chateaubriand et René
Thesis director: Professor Norman Araujo

Cathryn Simard: “Tocqueville’s Individualism in Modern American Democracy”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


1998

Annette Fay: “La condition humaine dans une ancienne colonie française: le Mali”
Thesis director: Professor Rosenberg

 


1997

Eva Castaing: “Stratégie rhétorique dans les Pensées de Pascal et la Chute de Camus”
Thesis director: Professor Bold

 


1995

Stéphanie Perrotti: “La renaissance de la féminité vers le Bonheur”
Thesis director: Professor Bold

Joshua Clement: “The Art of Conversation in Mme de Sévigné’s Correspondence”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Valerie Zolezzi: “Rôle et présence de la femme dans la formation totale de l’enfant: Réponse à L’Emile, ou de l’éducation de Jean-Jacques Rousseau”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


1994

Michelle Sergent: “L’ambiguité du ‘je’ dans La Place, Une Femme, et Passion Simple, d’Annie Ernaux”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

Brenna O’Leary: “La femme et l’enfant au siècle des Lumières: l’apothéose de la mère”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


1991

Douglas B. Clark: “De l’inconstance dans ses rapports avec la liberté naturelle et le jugement public: Nature et morale dans trois contes de Diderot”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai

 


1989

Ellen Roggensack: “The Cinderella Fairy Tale and Gender Socialization: A Twentieth-Century Alternative”
Thesis director: Professor Mostefai