Senior Thesis Projects in French

Each academic experience builds toward your senior thesis project. It’s required for graduation, and our students tell us that while it’s demanding, it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Here are some thesis projects in French:

 “Some Kind of Smart-Smart for True":  Examining Trickster Heroes in Four North American Folklore Traditions” by Rose Marz

“Autres Realités: Trois Romans de la Diaspora Haïtienne” by Anne-Laure Grignon

“Subversion, Refraction and the Do-It-Yourself Proust: Autobiographical Intertexts of La Recherche” by Madison Sharko

“Film-Poetry Synthesis and the Birth of Experimental Cinema in France” by Scott Ross

Une Reprise de Parole: Rereading Two Feminist Experimental Plays From 1970s Quebec Over Thirty Years Later” by Sarah Southwick

“Body as Test: Narrative Structures and Gendered Identities in Three Novels by Tahar Ben Jelloun” by Bryce Kieren Healy

“Questions de Genre: Story and Identity in the Feature Films of Safi Faye” by Holly Herrick

“Rethinking Québécois Identity in Three Immigrant Novels” by Bambi Broxton

“Reconfigurations de la Corporeite dans L'oeuvre de Monique Wittig” by Kartina Amin

“The Construction of History and Personal Histories in Assia Djebar's Postcolonial Fiction: Femmes d'Alger dans leur Appartement, L'Amour, La Fantasia, and Vaste est la Prison” by Coralie S. Benidor

“La Mise en Scéne de la Féminité: La Figure de L'actrice dans La Littérature Francaise du Dix-Neuviéme Siecle” by Rachel Corkle

“Le Son Cloche: Le Francais Populaire et Trois Romans D'Après- Guerre” by Shannon Wells

"Vive La Pensee-Maotsetoung: French Intellectual Maoists and Their Readings of China's Cultural Revolution" by Alison Parks

"Shifting Borders, Shifting Selves: The Construction of the Russian Emigre's Identity in the Autobiographical Fictions of Henri Troyat and Andrei Makine" by Marilee Pray

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New College has a strong record of placing students in prestigious French Government Teaching Assistantships. Since 2007, 17 New College students have traveled to France for post-graduation work as part of this program.

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