Foreign Languages & Literatures ETDs

Foreign Languages & Literatures ETDs

 
FLL's graduate programs in Classical Studies, Comparative Literature/Cultural Studies, French, and German Studies train students in literary and cultural criticism as well as in language pedagogy, preparing them for careers as researchers and educators. Internationally recognized for their innovative scholarship and teaching, faculty members in our department are strongly interdisciplinary in their research and teaching interests.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Plurality through Film: Subjectivity in Yoko Tawada's Das nackte Auge, Anna M. Adams

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FROM PLATO’S CAVE TO EDWARD YANG’S CINEMA: AN EXAMINATION OF FILMIC LANGUAGE AND ITS NOETIC POTENTIAL, Ruochen Bo

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Women Near TV's White House: Power, Gender, and Race on US Narrative Television, Teresa Caprioglio

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Negotiation and the Construction of Intimacy in the Letters between Fronto and Marcus Aurelius, Sarah C. Keith

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Learning to Read in the Theaetetus: The Recuperation of Writing in Plato's Philosophy, Luke Lea

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Drama as Dream: Sophoclean Tragedy and the Cult of Asclepius, Molly C. Mata

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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WIDERSTANDSIDENTITÄTEN: IDENTITÄTS- UND HEIMATSUCHE DER NACHFOLGEGENERATIONEN TÜRKISCHER MIGRANTEN IN FATIH AKINS GEGEN DIE WAND, FEO ALADAĞS DIE FREMDE UND FERIDUN ZAIMOĞLUS KANAK SPRAK, Anja Ruxanda Barr

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MEDICINE THROUGH COMICS: WHEELS ARE TURNING ON THE ROAD TO HEALING. NATIVE AMERICANS THROUGH THE LENS OF FRANCOPHONE GRAPHIC NOVELS., Nathalie C. Bléser

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Lucie Cousturier: The Female Voice and Travel Narratives in Colonial West Africa, Ashley Gushulak

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Carian Greeks and Greek Scythians: The Hybridity of Greek and Barbarian Identity in Herodotus’ Histories, Benjamin D. Leach

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Tierno Monénembo et l'écriture de la saga sandervalienne: réhabilitation mémorielle et fracture coloniale, Stephanie Diane Tsakeu Mazan

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The Narrator, the Mute, and the Familiar: Configurations of Children in War Films, Kiyomi Wilks

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Mémoire et identité dans les réécritures caribéennes : Wide Sargasso Sea et La Migration des Coeurs, Camille Charlery

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Cerberus Amator: Underworld Imagery in the Elegies of Tibullus and Propertius, Makaila Daeschel

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Mixing the Roman miles: Character Development in Terence's Eunuchus, Samantha Davis

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Plato's Orpheus: The Philosophical Appropriation of Orphic Formulae, Dannu Hütwohl

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Performance of gender social status: social identity through clothes, Fanny M. Hamon

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Those that Trespass Against Us: Childhood, Violence, and Memory in The White Ribbon, Joseph Kuster

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The Ethics and Politics of Love in Postwar France: The Case of Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, Christian Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Blue Desire: Narrative Structure, Desire, and Intertextuality in Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, Kathryn Chaffee

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Temporality, Spatiality and Looking in Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) and Agnès Varda's Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), Genevieve Pocius

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Divine Poetics: Representation of Genre in Ovid's Metamorphoses 6.70-128, Hong Yoong

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Shame in the Fabliaux, Scott Brown

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"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum": Reproduction and Resistance in Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, and the Alien Series, Amandine Faucheux

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Pugilism and Poetry: Guillaume Apollinaire, Arthur Cravan and the Poète-Boxeur, Austin Hancock

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Showing the Unsayable: Trauma and Juxtaposition in Persepolis and A Child's Life and Other Stories, Lauranne Poharec

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A Culinary Revolution: The First Celebrity Chef and the Unification of French Culture, Lindsey Teel

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AUGUSTAN TRIUMPHS: DISHONORABLE LAURELS IN OVIDS AMORES AND METAMORPHOSES, Matthew Wilkens

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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La chute de la femme-objet:comment Catherine Breillat intègre son discours érotique féminin à la conceptualisation de la femme-sujet, à travers la caméra, dans ses deux films Anatomie de L'enfer et À ma soeur, Ojana Albuquerque

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Mémoire et silence autour de la guerre d’Algérie, Romain Chadaigne

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Das Schmunzeln im Spiegel (kolonialer) Erinnerung:parodierte nationale Selbstbilder in Christian Krachts Imperium und Daniel Kehlmanns Die Vermessung der Welt, Bettina Davis

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RAP AND RESISTANCE: VISIONS OF SELF AND SOCIETY IN AMERICAN, AFRICAN, AND FRENCH HIP HOP MUSIC, Rosalind Hutchinson

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Battle of the Bains: Tactical Bathing in Two Expository Texts, One Film and a Novella, LeAnn Marie Lewis

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Embracing Evil: The Threat and Allure of the Female in Greek Poetry, Caley S. McGuill

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Zombie Economics: Violence and Economics in three first-person shooter zombie-themed video games., Brynn S. Shaw

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Le rôle du hammam féminin dans la construction et la consolidation des identités sexuées en Algérie et au Maroc, Nina Bauwens

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Identität bei Herta Müller: Schreiben als Mittel der Selbstbehauptung, Elvine Bologa

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Occidental Encounters: Early Nineteenth-Century Egyptian travelers to Europe, Omran Doaa

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Erinnern ist Frauensache? - Frauen als "Erinnerungsspeicher" in Tanja Dückers' Roman "Himmelskörper", Erin Ebnother-Perry

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Flucht, Vertreibung, Heimatverlust – eine deutsche Leidenserfahrung und ein schwieriger Balanceakt, Dagmar Krupinski

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VERS UNE ECOCRITIQUE POSTCOLONIALE AFRICAINE: L’ENVIRONNEMENT DANS LES LITTERATURES AFRICAINES DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE, Marie Chantale Mofin Noussi

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Higher Powers: The Metrics of Divine Will and Agency in Euripides' Hippolytos and Herakles, Trigg Settle

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Ars Audax: The Myth of the Flight of Icarus and Its Reception Since Antiquity, Jessica Rose Wells

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UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS IN CLASSICAL LATIN: THE PROBLEM WITH PIUS, Keith Alexander Woodell

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A New Language for Heroes: Odysseus, Ajax, and Sophistic Language in Attic Tragedy, Scott Barnard

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Not a Cinematic Hair Out of Place: Examinations in Identity (Transformation) as Evidenced through Haircuts in The Crying Game, Allen Herring III

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Hearts, Bellies, and the Hunger of Heroes: Intertraditional Agonistic Discourse between the Iliad and Odyssey, Israel McMullin

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La danse du Tutuguri ou le rite du soleil noir : une performance textuelle d'Antonin Artaud., Anne-Sabine Nicolas

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Constantine's Policy of Religious Tolerance: Was It Tolerant Or Not?, Pamela Sharp

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Hollywood's Other America: Neoliberalism, US Hegemony, and the Construction of an Imaginative Geography of the Americas in Contemporary US Film, Brent Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Rape and Male Identity in Arthurian Romance, Chrétien de Troyes to Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anna Angeli

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UNE ÉTUDE FOUCALDIENNE DE LA « FEMME EXOTIQUE » COMME FIGURE PÉDAGOGIQUE DU DÉSIR FÉMININ ALTERNATIF DANS LE ROMAN FRANÇAIS DE 1747 À 1997, Valerie S. Putnam

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Impact of American Movies on Egyptian Cinema in 1950s and 1960s, Radi Abouelhassan

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Friend, Foe, or Other? Monsters and Identity on the Odyssean Sea, Daniel Bellum

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The 'Uncanny' and The Android, Noah Cooperstein

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Hans-Ulrich Treichel's Der Verlorene: Trans-Generational Trauma, Guilt And Shame, Anja Jennifer Riley

Theses/Dissertations from 1950

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Humor in George Duhamel's Chroniques des Pasquier, William Henry Adamson

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A Critical Study of Alfred Jarry Based on an Analysis and Translation of Ubu-Roi, Clyde B. MacKenzie

Theses/Dissertations from 1937

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Bourget and Bazin: Two Leaders of the Catholic Renaissance, Sister M. Eulalia Aure