The Department of French and Italian

Dissertation Defenses

Summer 2020 Dissertation Defenses

July 20, 2020

Joshua Griffiths, French Linguistics, Supervised by Barbara Bullock. Dissertation Title: A Comprehensive Reanalysis of Schwa Realization in Contemporary Metropolitan French


Spring 2020 Dissertation Defenses

March 9, 2020

Rozen Neupané, French Linguistics, Supervised by Barbara Bullock. Dissertation Title: A multidisciplinary approach to studying language attitudes and language use in the Ottawa-Gatineau region
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March 30, 2020

James Law, French Linguistics, Supervised by Cinzia Russi. Dissertation Title: Diachronic dynamics of metonymy in French semantic frames


April 8, 2020

Elizabeth Mayne, French Linguistics, Supervised by Carl Blyth. Dissertation Title: An Old Tradition in a New Space: A Social Semiotic Analysis of YouTubers’ Folklinguistic Commentary on Quebec French


April 13, 2020

Maxence Leconte, French Studies, Supervised by Alexandra Wettlaufer. Dissertation Title: Modernity Beyond The Ring: Visual, Artistic And Literary Portraits Of Boxers In France (1903-1938)


April 17, 2020

Stephanie Brynes, French Studies, Supervised by Hervé Picherit. Dissertation Title: Suicide In French Avant-Garde Literature from 1919 to 1929: Art and Self-Destruction in Works By Breton, Gide, And Cocteau


Other Recent Dissertation Defenses

Ashley Voeks Dissertation Defense on April 10, 2019

Amanda Bush Dissertation Defense on April 18, 2019

 Fanny Mace Dissertation Defense on April 22

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