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Recently Defended Dissertations


Leslie Anderson (Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas)

Erotic Tresses: Hair and Power in Medieval French Narrative.

Director: Prof. Elizabeth Poe

Heather Frost (French Teacher & Sophomore Class Dean at Santa Catalina School)

Radyo an Kreyol: Decolonial Projects on Haitian Radio.

Director: Prof. Tom Klingler

Erika Mandarino (Assistant Editor at Brill Publishers)

The Interplanetary Voyage of the French Enlightenment.

Directors: Fayçal Falaky


Tamara Bentley Caudill (Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University)

Issi avint cum dit vus ai: The Old French Narrative Lay in Context.

Director: Prof. Elizabeth Poe

Annie Doucet (Lecturer & Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma)

The Language of the Heart in Troubadour Poetry

Director: Prof. Elizabeth Poe

Carole Trévise (Lecturer at Princeton University)

De L’anthropologie À La Littérature : Le Schème Sacrificiel Dans L’oeuvre Romanesque De Bazalc Et Barbey D’aurevilly

Directors: Prof. Jean-Godefroy Bidima and Prof. Pierre Glaudes (Paris-Sorbonne)


Alison Chanslor (French Teacher at Isidore Newman School)

Gastro-media: Media and French Gastronomy

Director: Prof. Felicia Mccarren


Elsa Stéphan (Lecturer at Columbia University)

Techno-Utopias: Utopian and Virtual Spaces in the Literature of the Machine Age

Director: Prof. Jean-Godefroy Bidima

Nathan Rabalais (Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary)

Contes Rendus: Sources and Development of Louisiana’s French and Creole Oral Tradition

Director: Prof. Elizabeth Poe