Pictures and Prizes from the Recent Past

Pictures of graduating seniors

Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize Recipients

Tess A. Bissell (2017)
Princeton Inside/Out: Lessons from the Prison Classroom

Lara M. Norgaard (2017) Honorable Mention
States of Discourse, Traces of Crime: Detective Fiction and the Social Construction Of Memory in Post-Dictatorship Brazil and Argentina

Whitney Sha (2017) Honorable Mention
How to Do Things with Names

Helena Elisabeth Ord (2016)
Reading the Nibelungen Women: Signs of their Times in the Thirteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Helen Greene (2015)
From Layla to Shab and Noche: The Literary Influence of The Thousand and One Nights in Spain and Persia
Jessica Christine Blake (2014) 

Diary Afterlives: Representation, Misrepresentation, and Manipulation
 in the Diaries of Thomas Turner, Virginia Woolf, and Les Frères Goncourt
Christina Eugenia Perruccio (2014) Honorable Mention

The Pleasure in Power: A Socio-linguistic and Musical Study of Rap Music in the United States
 and France
Nellie May Pickett Peyton (2014) Honorable Mention

Translating Translation: A New Approach to the Bilingual Postcolonial Text
Leana Hirschfeld-Kroen (2013)

In Pursuit of the Child at Play: A Dynamic and Dangerous Myth of Modern Life
Emma Watt (2013) Honorable Mention

Hybrid Texts and the Great Globe Itself: Shakespearean Afterlives in Modern Latin America
Francesca Furchtgott (2012)

"In the Beginning, All the World Was America:" Musical Theater and the Shaping of American Identity
Alana Tornello (2012) 

To Dream the Impossible Regime: Utopia from Page to Public Square in the Italian Risorgimento, the Russian Revolution, and the Egyptian Arab Spring
Nicholas Hybel (2012) Honorable Mention

Political Beauty: Aesthetic Political Theory in Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and Heart of Darkness
Michelle Joseph (2011)

Reading the Poe-tic "Art" of Murder and Drawing Geometric Conclusions in Walsh’s Variaciones en Rojo
Ting Bok (2011) Honorable Mention

The Self Reflective Actor: Literal and Figurative Mirrors in and between Eileen Chang’s Se, Jie and Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution
Devin Blair Kennedy (2011) Honorable Mention

Contested Body: Identity, Anatomy, Sign
Alexandra Jayne Dantzlerward (2010)

Georg Lukács on the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel: A Logical Amendment
Paavana Lakshmi Kumar (2010)

Musical Alchemy, Temporal Analogy: The Hidden Compositional Models of The Magic Mountain and Doctor Faustus
Anthony Audi (2010) Honorable Mention

William Blake’s Heaven and Hell in the American West: A Study of Dead Man’s Promiscuous Referentiality
Zachary Michael Wieder (2010) Honorable Mention

In the Shadow of Words: Three Modes of Literary Translation and the Bilingual Writer
Molly Borowitz (2009)

Between the Lines: Grotesque Allegory and Sociopolitical Commentary in Baudelaire, Orozco, Kafka, and Casey

Elizabeth Renée Lemoine (2009) Honorable Mention

Petrified Nonsense
Ömer Ziyal (2008)

Aby Warburg’s Method: A Contextual Reading

Jesse Max Creed (2007)

Subjects of Alteration: The Indeterminacy of the “I” in Charles d’Orléans and François Villon
Zachary Edward Woolfe (2006)

Century of Death: Clothes and Commodification Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century French Culture
Robert and Lynne Fagles Senior Thesis Prize Recipients
Emma C. Michalak (2017)
In the Garden
Andra Lee Bailard (2016)
I Seek a Dark and Quiet Stanza: Translation of Scapigliatura Poetry
Zoë Perot (2016)
The Black Light: A Translation of Het zwarte Licht by Harry Mulisch
Maeli Goren (2015)
The Story of Mamãe: An Original Play for Young Audiences Inspired by José de Alencar’s Iracema
Yessica Martinez (2015)
Amanda Devine (2015) Honorable Mention
The Blooming Sequence - Contemporary German Lyric Poets in Translation: Marcel Beyer, Mirko Bonne, and Hendrik Jackson Translation and Critical Remarks
Patience Elizabeth Haggin (2014)

The Moonstone: Scenes from the Countryside.  A Translation and Study
William Turner Howard (2014) Honorable Mention
Perpendicular Lives by Álvaro Enrigue with a Critical Afterword by the Translator
Lily Akerman (2013)

Something Rich and Strange: The Tempest with Humans and Marionettes
Ben Barron (2013) Honorable Mention

Silsie: A Theatrical Adaptation in English and French of the Novel Silsie by Marie Redonnet
M. Derek Gideon (2012)

Strange Land: Poems
Maria Luzarraga (2011)
Due Unto Others
: A Play and Critical Afterword
Molly Silberberg (2011)

Moving between the Lines: Directing the Ensemble in Caryl Churchill’s The Striker
Laura Parker Fletcher (2010)

After by Annie Saumont: A Translation
Anna Catherine Sheaffer (2010)

The Moth Collector: Short Stories
Chenxin Jiang ( 2009)

Das leise knacken im innern: A translation and critical study of Jan Wagner’s poems
Fiona Rachel Miller (2009) Honorable Mention

What It Has to Do With
Maryam Wasif Khan (2008)

Nazir Ahmad’s “Education of the Eleven Sisters:” A Translation and Critical Introduction

George Harrington Butts (2008) Honorable Mention

I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found: (The Story of) A Golfer, Golf Ball, and 9/11
Joshua Drew Montgomery Williams (2007)

The Window House: A Novel & Maps of Contagion/Maps of Community: A Prolegomenon To Future Work On The Literatures of AIDS

Noelle Elizabeth Lyle (2006)

My Dance and Other Stories: Selected Short Stories by Shi Tiesheng
Silas Reilly Riener (2006)

Fugue State: The Idea: Poems, Dance, Theories of Congruence
Comparative Literature Junior Paper Prize Recipients
Caroline Stafford (2017)
'Socrate est un chat': Towards a Feminist Interpretation of Zoomorphy and Alteriority in Eugène lonesco's Rhinocéros
Joseph Gauvreau (2016)
Verse as Lyrics – Setting Poetry to Music in Renaissance France
John Colon (2015)
Bolaño’s Cognitive Mapping: Charting Globalized Space in 2066
Konstantinos Koutras (2015)
Postmodern Notions of the Author: The Case of Fan-fiction
Emily Tu (2015) Honorable Mention
Past, Present, and Future Images of Asian American Identity in the Contemporary Asian American Graphic Narrative
Darya Koltunyuk (2014)

Reading through Music and Dance:
 Turgenev, Chopin, and A Month in the Country
Joel Newberger (2013)

The Manuscript History of Charles Olson’s “Letter 27”
Audrey Hall (2012)

A Tattered Copy of Eternity: Theories of Time in Borges’ Fiction
Emma Austenfeld (2011)

The Incompatibility of Masculinity and Love