Honors

Past Honors Projects

Daniel Chin '12
L'Ecriture de la diaspora franco-chinoise: l'identité et la capacité transformative de la langue

Doug Leonard '12
L’Ecriture activiste: la représentation de la révolte dans la littérature d’Annie Ernaux, d’Hervé Guibert et de Christiane Rochefort

Elizabeth Snyder '11
Les femmes qui peuvent être savantes : les complexités de la femme éduquée dans le théâtre de Molière

Dashelle Fabian '11Dashelle Fabian '11
Le métissage dans la littérature francophone : l'Afrique et la Caraïbe

In her Honors paper Dashelle explores the expression of cultural and racial métissage – hybrid culture and race – as it is developed in early and late twentieth century literature from French speaking African and Caribbean countries. She uses literary texts and essays such as Je suis Martiniquaise (Mayotte Capécia, Martinique), Nini, mulâtresse du Sénégal (Abdoulaye Sadji, Sénégal), Texaco (Patrick Chamoiseau, Martinique), Eloge de la Créolité (Jean Bernabé, Raphaël Confiant, Patrick Chamoiseau, Martinique), La Lézarde and Le discours antillais (Edouard Glissant, Martinique); Liberté (Léopold Sédar Senghor, Sénégal), Peau noire, masques blancs (Frantz Fanon, Martinique) and Pigments (Léon-Gontran Damas, Martinique/Guyana).
Advisor Prof. Vété-Congolo

Aya Sakaguchi '11
L’indigénisme haïtien en littérature : les exemples de Jacques Roumain et de René Depestre
In this Honors project Aya analyzed novels from prominent Haitian writers, Jacques Roumain and René Depestre, within the context of the political and literary movement of Indigénisme of the early twentieth century. She puts forth the anthropological, political and cultural circumstances that triggered and nourished the author's intellectual standpoints as well as their literary production.
Advisor Prof. Vété-Congolo

Peter Campbell Nagler '09Peter Campbell Nagler '09
L’identité antillaise et son expression dans la littérature de la Négritude, l’Antillanité et la Créolité
In his Honors paper Peter analyzes the articulation of the cultural and identity ideas developed in the French Caribbean in the twentieth century as they are expressed in literary texts such as Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Aimé Césaire, Martinique), Pigments (Léon Gontran Damas, Guyana and Martinique), Malemort (Edouard Glissant, Martinique) and, Texaco (Patrick Chamoiseau, Martinique).
Advisor Prof. Vété-Congolo

Anna Troyansky '06
Les petits poucets ; dualités de l'écrit et l'oral

George MacLeod '05
"La Vie finit par prendre le dessus": trois représentations romanesques du génocide rwandais / by George Stevens MacLeod.

Raymond  Finn '04
La peste en France aux XVIe et XVIIe siécles: maladie ou mètaphore?

Eleanor Richmond '03
Le romantisme à travers George Sand

Anne Alexander '00
La Batardise ou la textualité polymorphe de Violette Leduc

Charles Harold Livingston Honors Prize in French
This prize, established by former students and friends of Charles Harold Livingston, Longfellow Professor of Romance Languages, upon the occasion of his retirement, is awarded to encourage independent scholarship in the form of honors theses in French. (1956)

2011 Dashelle Eileen Fabian
2010 Aya Jennifer Sakaguchi
2009 Peter Campbell Nagler
2006 Anna Beatrice Troyansky
2005 George Steven MacLeod
2004 Raymond Thomas Finn III
2003 Eleanor Darrow Richmond
2000 Anne Marie Alexander
1999 James Neal Allen
1998 David Ethan Corbin
1996 Katalin Judith Kabat
1995 Lisa Michele Brill
1991 Meighan Edythe Elvira Howard
   David Hamilton Page
1990 Susan Kristy Ericson
   Kathryn Marianna Nanovic
1988 Karen Jeannette Lappas
     Joanna Irene Rizoulis
1986 Diane Lee Avore
1985 Marc Bernard Caron
1984 Jane Hale Warren
1983 Deborah Wilson Carpenter
1982 Melanie May
1981 Nancy Leigh Watkins
1980 Jennifer Lyons

Goodwin French Prize
This prize, established by the Reverend Daniel Raynes Goodwin 1832, A.M. 1835, D.D. 1853, is awarded to the best scholar in French. (1890)


2011 Sara Joan Powers
    Emily Jordan Walker
2010 Elizabeth Marie Kirby
2009 Meredith Katherine Steck
2008 June Kyuha Lee
Sara Witt Schlotterbeck
2007 James Albert Knuckles
2006 Elizabeth Hastings Bradford
2005 Natalie Elena Stahl
2004 Jennifer Lynn Pelkey
2003 Sunwoo Hang
2002 Eric Jansen Beardsley
2001 Mai-Lan Pham Dunlop
2000 Thomas Tilden Daniels
1999 Michelle Heather Impey
1998 Amanda Suzanne Hale
1997 Lisabeth Dubnow
1996 Emily Brooke Dryden '99
1995 Rebecca Lynn Cornelli '98
1993 Emily Josephine Baker '96
1992 Joshua Augustus Sorensen '95
1991 Heather Lappen Mackay '94
1990 Julia Whitmore Vicinus '93
1989 Heidi Marie Hildebrandt '92
1988 Lisa Mariette Bourassa
1987 Nicole Champagne LeBlanc '90
1986 Liesl Janice Kloosterman '89
1985 Elizabeth A. Mullen '88
1984 Kirsten Mariana Silvius '87
1983 Stacey Lee Wojtysiak '86
1982 Marc Bernard Caron '85
Anne Woodward Schmoll '85
1981 Jane Hale Warren '84
1980 Larry McLellan '83

Eaton Leith French Prize
The annual income of a fund, established by James M. Fawcett III '58 in honor of Eaton Leith, Professor of Romance Languages, is awarded to that member of the sophomore and junior class who, by his or her proficiency and scholarship, achieves outstanding results in the study of French literature. (1962)

2011 Ryan Douglas Larochelle
   Renee Marie Symonds
2010 Douglas Persson Leonard
   Sara Joan Powers
2009 Claire Adams Collery '11
   Dashelle Eileen Fabian '11
   Katherine Anne Verville '11
2008 Elizabeth Marie Kirby '10
2007 Katherine English Krosschell '09
   Meredith Katherine Steck '09
2006 Kathleen Emery Auth '08
2005 Stephen Barrett Carlson '07
   Dawn Elise Riebeling '07
2004 Anna Beatrice Troyansky '06
2003 George Stevens MacLeod '05
2002 Natalie Rose Handel '04
   Jennifer Lynn Pelkey '04
   Thomas Murphy Ricciardi '04
   Emily Lauder Wilson '04
2001 Diana K. O'Donnell '03
   Nell D. Richmond '03
2000 Megan Wardrop '01
1999 Kelly A. Ricciardi '01
1998 Jeffery L. Busconi '00
1997 Deborah Elizabeth Kaplan '99
1996 David Ethan Corbin '98
1995 Danielle Marie Raymond '97
   Corrine Elizabeth Colgan '97
1993 Lisa Michele Brill '95
1992 Elizabeth Kathleen Ranagan '94
1991 Ingrid Caryl Gustavson '92
1990 Thea Leslie Stocker '92
1989 David Hamilton Page '91
1988 Kathryn Marianna Nanovic '90
1987 Joanne Elizabeth Thompson '88
1986 Kristen Mariana Silvius '87
1985 Marc Paul Mansour '86
1984 Lisa Pauline Cloutier '86
1983 Marc Bernard Caron '85
1982 Deborah Wilson Carpenter '83
   Jane Hale Warren '84
1981 Paula Michele Gesmundo '83
1980 Greg Stone