Undergraduate Honors Theses Current Year - 2002

2016

Jennifer Marie Heine: "'You've got the key of the street': Dickens as a Picaresque Writer"  Thesis Directors: Prof. Elisa Rhodes and Professor James Najarian (English Dept).

Andrew S. Lizon: "Visioni dell’uomo moderno in relazione alla società moderna: Un’esplorazione ecocritica della letteratura e del cinema italiano." Thesis Director: Prof. Mattia Acetoso.

Andrew Marchesani: "Paris: une modernité déterminée." Thesis Director: Prof.  Joseph Breines. 


2015

Daniel Joseph Cattolica: "Alla ricerca dell’impegno: un’indagine sui gialli camilleriani e il mondo del Commissario Montalbano." Thesis Director: Prof. Mattia Acetoso.

Thomas Monaghan: "Alive and Well: Contextualizing Medical Pluralism in Guatemala." Thesis Director: Prof. David Stuart (Univ. of Texas/Austin).

Michelle Principi: “Eh, via, sì, sono pazzo!”: Rappresentazioni teatrali e cinematografiche della follia in Enrico IV." Thesis Director: Prof. Laurie Shepard.

Michelle Tomassi: "From Alter Ego to Alter Locus: The Foundations of Italian and American Auteur Cinema." Thesis Director: Prof. Mattia Acetoso.


2014

Kaitlyn Quaranta: “La femme qui s’efface chez André Gide." Thesis Director: Professor Kevin Newmark.


2013

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

Sydney West: "Representaciones de la Malinche en las narrativas de la conquista: une nueva perspectiva en el siglo XXI." Thesis Director: Prof. 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: Prof. Ernesto Livon-Grossman.

Courtney Finkel: "A Dictator’s Downfall: Consequences of Legitimizing Absolute Power." Thesis Director: Prof. 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: Porf. Harry Rosser.


2011

Rosemary Bailey: “Baudelaire's Modernity." Thesis Director: Prof. Kevin Newmark.

Danielle Castelli: “Comment peut-on être français?: Lessons from Paris." Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

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

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

Kathryn Goettl: "Mythologies alimentaires: Assortiment d'amuse-gueules sur la gastronomie française." Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

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


2010

Claire Duggan: “Immigration from Senegal to France: The Experience of Senegalese Women.” Thesis Director: Prof. 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: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Stephen Rice: “New Age Dictatorship in Latin America: The Dominion of Daniel Ortega." Thesis Director: Prof. Irene Mizrahi.


2009

Samantha Steverman: “Happiness Revisited: What the Enlightenment Novel Can Teach Us About Happiness Today.” ("Perspectives" Program Honors). Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Hannah Donoghue: “Modelos de representación en las películas de inmigración." Thesis Director: Prof. Elizabeth Rhodes.

Alexander Ramos: “The Children's Stories of Horacio Quiroga." Thesis Director: Prof. Harry 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: Prof. Irene Mizrahi.


2008

Stacy Brown: “Curanderismo: Teresa Urrea and the Legacy of Dissent.” Thesis Director: Prof. Dwayne Carpenter.

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

Julie Bulman: “L’habit en révolution: Mode et vêtements dans la France d’ancien régime.” Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.


2007

Kaelin Grant: “Les Planches Courbes by Yves Bonnefoy.” Thesis Director: Prof. Kevin 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: Prof. Paul Spagnoli (History Dept.) and Prof. Ourida 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: Prof. Virginia Reinburg (History Dept) and Prof. Ourida 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: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Christian Coleman: “La España posmoderna hecha esperpéntica: El cine de Pedro Almodóvar.” Thesis Director: Prof. Catherine Wood-Lange.

Laura Donovan: “Punishment and Social Contract in El Burlador de Sevilla and La vida es sueño.” Thesis Director: Prof. Dwayne 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: Prof. Irene Mizrahi.

Sarah Hebl: “La representación de la voz marginada en Alambrista and María Full of Grace.” Thesis Director: Prof. Elizabeth Rhodes.

Zina Varelas: “La homosexualidad en el cine posfranquista de Eloy de la Iglesia.” Thesis Director: Prof. Christopher Wood.


2005

Mary Christy Slavik: “Les caricatures dans la représentation de la femme sous la commune de Paris.” Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Elizabeth Fox: “Maurice Blanchot and the Murmur at the Heart of Literature.” (Winner of the McCarthy Prize in the Humanities for Best "Scholar of the College" Project, April 2005.) Thesis Director: Prof. Kevin Newmark.

Sarah Mailander: “The Virgin in the Drug Market: Maria Full of Grace.” Thesis Director: Prof. Elizabeth Rhodes.

Emily Meador: “Immigration, Reality and Fiction: The Texas Border and Álvarez, Escandón, Nova y Tomás" Thesis Director: Prof. Harry Rosser.


2004

Kate Bryan: “Integrating Immigrant Muslim Women in Western Democratic Societies.” (International Studies Independent Project). Thesis Director: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Travor Wolfe: “Cuentos en extranjero.” (Creative Writing University Honors Program). Thesis Director: Prof. Elizabeth 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: Prof. James Flagg.

Caitlin Sullivan: “Le Métissage en Haïti: Un discours culturel et littéraire.” Thesis Director: Prof. Kevin Newmark.


 

2002

Charlotte Haygood: “L'Écriture de l'Holocauste.” Thesis Director: Prof. Kevin 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: Prof. Ourida Mostefai.

Siobhán McGarry: “Le Français restera-t-il français?.” Thesis Director: Prof. James Flagg.

Jane M. Kalista: “Dangerous Demoniacs: Possession, Ritual, and Politics in Sixteenth-Century France.” Thesis Directors: Professor Virginia Reinburg (History Dept.) and Prof. Ourida 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: Prof. Kevin Newmark.