Modern Languages

In its Honors Program, the Modern Language Department awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members

Modern Languages: Chinese Language and Culture

  • Elisabeth Bloxam, "Of Myth and Memory: Collective Memory in the French World War II Museum" (Highest Honors) 
    Michael Leruth + Loic Bourdeau and Ron Schechter
  • William Brent, "Cooperative Comrades: Contract Marriages and the Chinese LGBT Movement" (Honors)
    Calvin Hui + Jennifer Lee and Sophia Hart
  • Ethan Pearlstein, "Antonio Vallejo Nágera and the Discourse of Eugenics in Francoist Spain" (Highest Honors) 
    Francie Cate-Arries + Jonathan Arries and David Aday
  • No Honors students this year
  • Kristina Walton, "Privatized Public Space and the Construction of Bourgeois Identity in the Nineteenth-Century French Shopping Arcade" (High Honors)
    Michael Leruth + Margaret McColley, Ronald Schechter
  • Alex Gochenour, "From Stone Gate to New Heaven and Earth: Imagining Modernity in Twenty-First Century Shanghai" (Honors)
    Xiaobin Jian + Rachel DiNitto, Craig Canning
  • Mary Cashell, "Cross-Currents of Culture: Exoticism and Identity in an Occidental Setting" (Honors)
    Ron St. Onge + Margaret McColley, Tim Barnard
  • Shannon Daily, "'We are all Americans': French Perceptions of the United States in the Post 9/11 Era" (Honors)
    Michael Leruth + Ron St. Onge, Ron Schechter
  • Katherine Spatz, "Logique et Crise Identitaires: Alterite et Identite Dans La Litterature Francophone" (Highest Honors)
    Magali Compan + Michael Leruth, Ron Schechter
  • Carrie Fox, "Weaving Memory and Identity in Santiago del Estero, Argentina: Restructuring Centers and Peripheries, Representing a Hybrid Culture" (Honors)
    Regina Root + Teresa Longo, Bill Fisher
  • Adriana Harvey, "Telando identidades multiples: Re-fabricating identity through artisan production and translation in the contemporary global market" (Highest Honors)
    Teresa Longo + Janice Jaffe, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez
  • Elena Tsiaperas
    Bruce Campbell + Beatrice Guenther, Tuska Benes
  • Sara Gilmer
    Regina Root + Teresa Longo, Kris Lane
  • Sara Norman
    Carla Buck + Teresa Longo, Colleen Kennedy
  • Sarah Smith
    Regina Root + Teresa Longo, Carla Buck, Kris Lane