Comparative Literature Theses and Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Let Me Tell You What It Means: Reading Beyond Humor in Selected Iranian-American Memoirs, Stand-up Comedy, and Film in the Post-9/11 Era, Reza Ashouri Talooki

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“Walking around with broken hearts on their hands:” Intimate Writings in Contemporary Comics, Gabriella Colombo Machado

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Being Gender/Doing Gender, in Alice Munro and Pedro Almadovar, Bahareh Nadimi Farrokh

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Organizations of Knowledge about the Orient in German and British Romanticism 1780-1820, Naqaa Abbas

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"I" am not "I" anymore: Negation, Doubling and Identity in Roman Polanski's The Tenant and Max Frisch's Stiller, Parastoo Alaeddini

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Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin, Kevin Godbout

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Representing Modern Female Villain: On Feminine Evil, Perverse Nationhood, and Opposition in Rómulo Gallegos’ Doña Bárbara and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Barbara Guerrero

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The Entelechial Thinker in Space: ‘Worlds within Worlds’ in Durrell, Flaubert, and Carroll, Sheena M. Jary

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Cosmography and Topography: A Comparison of André Thevet’s "Les Singularités de la France Antarctique" and Jean de Léry’s "Histoire d’un Voyage Faict en la Terre du Brésil", Driton Nushaj

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From Dispossession to the Grotesque: Deterritorializing Human Identity in Cobra, El obsceno pájaro de la noche and The Unnamable, Sandra Paola Preciado

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Inhuman and Heroic Women: Femininity in the Odyssey and the Arthurian Vulgate, Alexandra Salyga Reynolds

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Discussions of Diaspora: Cultural Production and Identity in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Literature, Rachel L. Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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In the Thick of National Consciousness: Difference and the Critique of Identity in Elias Khoury’s Little Mountain and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Karim Abuawad

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"More or Less" Refugee?: Bengal Partition in Literature and Cinema, Sarbani Banerjee

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Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetic Play in Diasporic Iranian Visual Literature: Neshat, Satrapi, Bashi, Soltani, Mehraneh Ebrahimi-Eshratabadi

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Who's the Fairest of Them All? Defining and Subverting the Female Beauty Ideal in Fairy Tale Narratives and Films through Grotesque Aesthetics, Leah Persaud

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Peri Algeos: Pain in Aeschylus and Sophocles, Anda Pleniceanu

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Paradise Lost: Astronomy, Scepticism, Perspective, Yanxiang Wu

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Scintillating Scotoma: Migraine, Aura, and Perception in European Literature, 1860-1900, Janice Y. Zehentbauer

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Ha-Ha Holocaust: Exploring Levity Amidst the Ruins and Beyond in Testimony, Literature and Film, Aviva Atlani

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Unmasking the Protester: The Meanings and Myths of Collective Civil Resistance Movements in African American and Polish Postresistance Prose Fiction, Agnieszka Herra

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The Evolution of Indifference: Locating Stoic Influence in Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's "Du Dandysme et de Georges Brummell" and Charles Baudelaire's "Le Peintre de la vie moderne", Aurie Zeran

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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From Nizam to Nation: The Representation of Partition in Literary Narratives about Hyderabad, Deccan, Nazia Akhtar

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Enunciation and Plurilingualism in the Francophone and Anglophone African Novel, Ndeye F. Ba

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Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett, Roberta Cauchi-Santoro

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Mobilizing Insurgent Pasts Toward Decolonial Futures, Patrick Crowley

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Magic(infra)realism: Jetztzeiten of Believability and Latin American History in García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad and Otoño del patriarca., Katarzyna Jasinski

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Through the Carnival Looking Glass: A Carnivalesque Reading of Bruno Schulz's A Street of Crocodiles and Guy Davenport's A Table of Green Fields, Tamara A. Kowalski

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Burying Dystopia: the Cases of Venedikt Erofeev, Kurt Vonnegut, and Victor Pelevin, Natalya Domina

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Human Automata, Identity and Creativity in George Du Maurier's Trilby and Raymond Roussel's Locus Solus, Adrienne M. Orr

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The Gospel According to José Saramago: a Comparative Study of Critical Reception in Portugal, United States, and Canada, Bruna Reis

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Playing with the Other: The Stories of Mu Xin and Vladimir Nabokov, Meng Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Myth, Language, Empire: The East India Company and the Construction of British India, 1757-1857, Nida Sajid