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Interdisciplinary Mémoires

2014

  • Rogivue, Sophie. "L’exposition de l’art contemporain africain dans les institutions culturelles occidentales et la théorie postcoloniale. Cas d’étude: The Global Africa Project." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Kornelia Imesch-Oechslin (histoire de l’art contemporain).

2013

  • Gardner, Ken. "Alasdair Gray's Autopictographies: Self-Portrait, Autofiction and Artistic Identity in Lanark and A Life in Pictures." Dir. Kornelia Imesch Oechslin (Art History Department) and Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.

2012

  • Butticaz, Eric. "Les approches postcoloniales en exégèse néotestamentaire: L'exemple de l'Evangile selon Marc." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Claire Clivaz (FTSR). (Prix de Faculté, FTSR)

2011

  • Burdet, Catherine. "Angela Carter and Surrealism: the Doll in The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Philippe Kaenel (Art History Department).

2009

  • Schlossbauer, Anna. "Sense and Nonsense: Playing with Linguistic Conventions in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Adrian Pablé.

Mémoires in Modern Literature

2014

  • Balharry, Suzanne. "The Outlines of the Neverland: An Online Edition of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Blanc, Leticia. "Life in Between: Women Outsider's Struggle to Overcome the 'Angel of the House' and Break into the Masculine Public Sphere in Virginia Woolf's Works." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Edwards, Harley. "Gustav Hasford's 'Vietnam Novels' : An Ecocritical Approach." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Favre, Nathalie. "Whence hail to thee, / Eve, rightly called: Eve's Regenerative Voice(s) in John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.'" Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Foletta, Simona. "The Divided Self: An Application of R.D. Laing’s Theory in Ron Butlin’s The Sound of My Voice, Alasdair Gray’s 1982, Janine and Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep Breathing." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Ingargiola, Jonathan. "Reading Gustav Hasford: Putting Your Beliefs into the Meat Grinder." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Oulevay, Carole. "Subversion and the Supernatural in Modern Scottish Literature." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Sahraoui, Nadia. "The Advantages of Prostituting Oneself According to 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' and 'Confessions of a Working Girl': A Revival of Sexist Stereotypes through an Apparently Liberal Discourse." Dir. Valérie Cossy.

2013

  • Arrowood, Stephanie. "Circles within Circles: An Ecocritical Examination of Nature, Self, and Story in Selected Texts By Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Béguin, Elsa. "Women and Society in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma: The Example of Elizabeth Bennet." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Beney, Mathieu. "Contemporary Satire in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Haunted and David Fincher’s Fight Club." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Burkhalter, Auria. "Reality TV and Governmental Control in the Hunger Games Trilogy: Dystopia as Social Critique?” Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Buta, Silvia. "The Beats and Buddhism, a Historical and Literary Analysis: A Study of the Works of Lenore Kandel, Joanne Kyger, and Gary Snyder." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Cornuz, Clémence. "'Reborn in Unfamiliar Shapes': Perception and Monstrosity in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Valérie Cossy.
  • Dawson, James . "Alienation in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Dysli, Marie. "Can we analyse fiction like we interpret dreams? Freud's methode from 'The interpretation of dreams' for the analysis of Carson McCullers' 'Reflections in a golden eye'." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Germanier, Virginie. "The Representation of the Southern Belle in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind and Ellen Glasgow’s The Battle-Ground." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Hayoz, Gaëlle. "Racial Impurity in the United States . From Miscegenation to Browning". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Herrera, Hansy Ferney. "Latinos: The New Ishmaels of American Literature." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Iberg, Raphaël. "The Pattern of Retaliation in a Rhetorically (Re)Constructed South: Toward a National Endorsement." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Jones, Zoé. "Problematizing Gender and Sexuality : Female Voices in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 'Sunset Song'". Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Kolzer, Lea. "Writing Back to Colonial Patriarchy: Gender (In)Subordination in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions." Dir. Nidesh Lawtoo. Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Pellaton, Emilie. "Masks and Disguises: The Fairy Tale as Hybrid Discourse in Oscar Wilde’s Work." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Patrick Vincent (UNINE).
  • Pfyffer, Gaëlle. "The Survival of National Myths. Masculinity and the American Pastoral Ideal in Fitzgerald's Fiction." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Player, Amy. "(Re)defining 'nature' in Alice Oswald's Dart and Kathleen Jamie's Findings and Sightlines." Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Tazi, Maha. "Contemporary Representations of Female Adoptees in American Literature." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Teofanovic, Lilijan. "Orientalism and Denial in Vietnam and Iraq War Literature". Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Zegwaart Khouw, Karim. "They’re Us: The Sympathetic Walking Dead in a Post-9/11 Zombie Renaissance." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.

2012

  • Beretta Piccoli, Stefania. "Corruption and its different facets in J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Borloz, Sébastien. "Alasdair Gray: A Fantastic Postmodern." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Corboz, Janaine. "Hip-Hop Culture and the Civil Rights Movements: Music and Dance Take Up the Struggle." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Dahlgren, Nathalie. "The Color Line and Racial Identities in Nella Larsen's Quicksand and Passing". Dir. Nidesh Lawtoo.
  • Droz, Ann. "From the Curse to the Gift: A Journey into Double Consciousness through Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Beloved". Dir. Nidesh Lawtoo.
  • Guidinchet, Caroline. "The Heroine's Journey Into Fantastic Worlds. Images of Thresholds Between this World and Others." Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Hegedues, Kader. "Maps, Spheres and Places in Donnean Love. Donne's spatial representations in the 'Songs and Sonnets'." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Heim, Cécile. "Liberating the Oppressed: Four Aboriginal Plays in Movement." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Jaquet, Tiffany. "Teaching Shakespeare to High School Students in French-Speaking Switzerland." Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Laifi, Yamen. "Traces of Jazz in Toni Morrison's Jazz: Politics of Transgression in Jazz." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Lindholm, Philip. "Blindness & Insight in Wordsworth and Coleridge: Privation of Sight & Full Perception in Lyrical Ballads and Other Selected Romantic Texts." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Molines Aljane, Katia. "Rewritings of The Stange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from a Feminist Perspective". Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Monney, Jessica. "Meanings behind Metamorphoses in Alasdair Gray's Lanark." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Notari, Angela. "Writing the Awful, the Dangerous and the Wicked. Sexual Acts in Toni Morrison's Novels." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Palmoso, Fabiana. "Transgressing Disability, the Body and the Text: A Comparative Analysis of Anne Finger and Nancy Mairs." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Rochat, Natalia. "Vanities of Vanities: Living and Writing Despite Death and Chaos. Irony as a Response to Death and Chaos in Ernest Hemingway's Fiction." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Sidler, Eveline. "Integrating the Past into the Present: The Importance of Ghosts in African American Literature of the Late 20th Century." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Singh, Amrit. "Behind the Grey Curtain." Dir. Rachel Falconer.
  • Taguchi, Lina. "From Reality to Fiction: the Construction of the Fitzgerald Myth. The Representation of the Fitzgerald Couple in Save Me the Waltz and Tender is the Night." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.

2011

  • Besençon, Mélina. "The Image of the Island in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and James Matthew Barrie's Peter and Wendy." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Cuany, Maude. "The Topographical Metaphor of the Color Line: Identity and Representation in Nella Larsen's Quicksand and Passing". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Hunkeler, Romaine. "The Chicano Bildungsroman: Negotiating Identity in the works of Anaya, Cisneros and Chávez." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Kula, Malgorzata. "(De)constructing me. Self-destruction as a means of self-definition in James Kelman's A Disaffection and Alasdair Gray's 1982, Janine". Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Kwak, Natalia Anna. "Word and Image Hierarchy in English Children's Literatures: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass". Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Le Vallois, Guillaume. "The Cinematic Representation of the Masculine Hero: From the Frontier Myth to its Post-modern Demystification. The Emergence of the Eastwood Persona." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Miladic, Zara. "Crossing Borders. Representations of the Contemporary Migrant in Abdulrazak Gurnah's By the Sea and Ha Jin's A Free Life." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Personini, Chiara. "Multi-Faced Glasgow and Its Double-Faced Characters. The representation of Glasgow in Alasdair Gray's Lanark and Poor Things." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Petermann, Aanoud. "The Sense of Skiing. The Ethics and Esthetics of Extreme Sport in Hemingway's Cross-Country Snow". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.

2010

  • Bolay, Melanie. "Enchantment in Dickens: Fairy Tale Patterns and Motifs in Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and Great Expectations." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Bornet, Céline. "Living on the Edge: Marginal Characters in Toni Morrison's Novels." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Chappuis, Amélie. "The Representation of Women in Classical Hollywood Cinema: Joseph Mankiewicz's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Chiarini, Laurine. "A voice for the silenced ones: a comparative study of James Kelman's A Disaffection and Alan Warner's Morvern Callar." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Gmuer, Christine. "The Use of Typological Reference in the Fleshly School of Art - Prefigurative Models in Pre-Raphaelitism." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Gretsch, Cécile. "Heteronormativity and the queer space of the fashion magazine: The representation of gender and sexuality in two fashion magazines, WAD and Vs." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Javet, David. "The Pen that Never Stops Writing: The Lovecraft Mythology or the Expansion of a Literary Phenomenon." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Mérot, Roxane. "Cultural Hybridity: Contradictions, Paradoxes and Tensions in Jade Snow Wong's Literary and Artistic Works." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Moser, Daniela. "Confronting the Self. Gothic Reflections: The Mirrors in Shelley, Stevenson and Wilde." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Pernet, Layla. "No good as a mother, no good at anything. Motherhood in Late Nineteenth-Century Victorian America and in the Works of Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Pouyt, Samuel. "(Un-) reality and truth (or lie) in Henry James's short stories". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Rufener, Daniela. "A Journey towards Self-Definition in Willa Cather's The Professor's House and in Nella Larsen's Passing." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Viotti, Emeline. "Of the representation of the cowboy character in a contemporary setting: the 1960s Westerns Lonely Are the Brave and The Misfits". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.

2009

  • Augsburger, Stéphanie. "Female Characters and Love in Aphra Behn's Work: When Society Gets in the Way of a Woman's Heart." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Bianchi, Antoine. "Hamlet, interpretation, and the interpretation of Hamlet." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Blasina, Agnese. "Ladies, gentlemen and the others: Gender deconstruction in Marguerite Duras and Anaïs Nin." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Butovich, Tatiana. "The Pursuit of Happiness in Henry James's The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Juszczyk, Aleksandra. "'I'll Never Be Hungry Again!': The Reprensentation of Food in Southern Literature Illustrated by Kate Chopin's The Awakening, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind and Eudora Welty's Delta Wedding". Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Kiss, Gabriela. "Do You See the Story? Do You See Anything? - An UnReliable Narrator's Search for 'a Glimpse of Truth'". Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Lageder, Thomas. "Roddy Doyle Ha Ha Ha – Laughter as an Identity Marker and Survival Strategy in Roddy Doyles's Novels". Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Légeret, David. "Sense and Sensibility: Mary Wollstonecraft's revision of the traditional sentimental heroine in her novels 'Mary', 'A Fiction' (1788) and 'The Wrong of Woman; or, Maria' (1798)." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Locatelli, Paola. "Translating Memories into Words: A Developed Form of Unreliable Narration in Kazuo Ishiguro's novels." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Minotti, Nicolas. "Twilights & Revelations. The Numinous in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick". Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Piatti, Réjane. "Where Do Fallen Angels Go." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Pedroni, Marie. "Long spoons and happy people: re-imagining society in Barbara Kingsolver's the bean trees and pigs in heaven." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Porobic, Marina. "Robert Wilson's 'Einstein on the Beach' or Theater of Relativity." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Sayed, Inka. "Identity in the Statement Plays of Athol Fugard." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Schmied, Annick. "The Confrontation between Individual Freedom and Social Requirements in the Choice of Marriage in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady". Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Schweizer, Rita. "Sarah Kane and Catharsis – The Quest for Change in the Individual and Society." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Senn, Barbara. "A 'Wavering' Symphony: The Melodies of Inner Lives." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Torriani, Baptiste. "The Living Human Curiosity Sideshow: Figurative Speech in Aesop Rock's Songs." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.

2008

  • Bonacina, Jody. "History became legend, legend became myth: A Mythopoeic Study of the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Dubray, Cédric Timothée. "Post-Identity: an analysis of identity formation in Gray's Lanark and 1982 Janine." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Guignard, Anaïs. "On the subtle challenge of translating Oscal Wildes's humour." Dir. Roelof Overmeer.
  • Hauschild Jensen, Sarah. "Understanding the Other: the Eye / I Seduced." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Jeanneret, Delphine. "Narrative Experimentation in Post-Postmodernism. Studies of Some Short Stories by David Foster Wallace and Lydia Davis." Dir. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet.
  • Lehmann, Mamata. "The Use of Childbirth as a Literary Tool to Depict Protagonist's Life Struggle in A Farewell to Arms, Sunset Song and The Rainbow." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Lunetta, Bianca. "Under the Skin: The Quest for Identity in Nalo Hopkinson's Rewritings of Classic Tales." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Nicole, Jérôme. "'Think of it - I did not even exist!': The Dilemma of Absence and Presence in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and in two film adaptations." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Rochat, Ysaline . "'I Used to Be Subversive, but Now I'm Gay': Questions of Identity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Tenthorey, Pierric. "The Nature and Functions of Plural Images in Hitchcock's Vertigo." Dir. René Roelof Overmeer

2007

  • Blanc, Sébastien. "Of Poetic Hunts and Disappearing Pheasants. The Modernist Poetics of Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Epinay Takache, Lara. "Writing an Identity between Solitude and World. A study Based on the Journals of Thomas Merton." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Gonzato, Keri. "A Humument and the Quest for a Meaning." Dir. Kirsten Stirling.
  • Heim, Matthias. "Narrative Control in Four Shakespeare Films." Dir. René Roelof Overmeer.
  • Mc Hugh, Fiona. "Unveiling the Women in Hanif Kureishi's Early Fiction." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Pochon, Laure. "Invisible Londoners: Representations of the City and its Immigrant Inhabitants in Sam Selvon's The Lonely Londoners, Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia and Monica Ali's Brick Lane." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.

2006

  • Brülisauer, Claudia. "Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon and the Question of Literature as an 'Art that Deals with Death and Death Wipes It out'." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Cangemi, Valérie. "The Macro Plays and their Articulation of Church Morality: Between Consent and Critique." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Cuendet, Gwendeline. "Ambivalence in Frances Burney: Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (1778) and Cecilia or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782)." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Cutruzzola, Mary-Laure. "Genre and Gender in Harriet Jacobs' and Frederick Douglass's Life Narratives." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • De Heer, Anne. "The Performance of Empathy in Storytelling in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Alex Haley's Roots." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • De Marval, Sophie. "Early Twentieth-century American Landscape, White Pastoral, Black Hell." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Faivre, Estelle. "Kelman's Anarchism: Aesthetics is Ethics." Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • Haenzi, Vanessa. "'Ever after.' The Representation of Gender Roles and Gender Equality in George Macdonald's Fairy Tales." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Hasler, Pascal. "Representation of Nature in Five Texts by Emerson." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Henchoz, Christian. "Samuel Beckett, 'The Silent Presence'." Dir. René Roelof Overmeer.
  • Horton, Cédric. "Looking for the 'Self' through a (re)-Visiting of the Past in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, Lady Oracle & Cat's Eye." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Ilschner, Friederike. "Victims or Accomplices? Alienation in Don DeLillo's White Noise and Mao II." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Meroni-Carlovingi, Silvia. "The General Movement of Acceptance in the Work of Sylvia Plath." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Mudry, Claire. "Windows to the East: An Analysis of Turgenev's, Tolstoy's and Doestoevsky's Fates in Nineteenth Century English Literary Magazines." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky. Exp. Digby Thomas.
  • Murray, Viviane. "Imagining Perpetual Creation: Walt Whitman, Jackson Pollock, and the American Frontier." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Werder. Andrea. "Mass Murder at the Crossroads. Monstrous Interpretations and Monstrous Narratives in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Alasdair Gray's Poor Things." Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • Wiedmer, Christoph. "Women and Caricatures in Victorian Literature." Dir. Neil Forsyth.

2005

  • Blake, Meredith. "Aotearoa, the Shining BrightLand. Representations of Landscape in Three New Zealand Novels : Hulme's The Bone People (1983), Ihimaera's The Matriarch (1986) and Grace's Potiki (1986)." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Chassot, Joanne. "'An Unspeakable Thing Spoken at Last.' Toni Morrison's Pursuit of Black Voice." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Corbaz, Benjamin. "Alasdair Gray's ImagiNation: A Dual Scotland." Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • De Perrot, Agnès. "Irony in Sylvia Plath's Late Poetry." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Hess, Pascale. "Performing Race in Boris Vian's I Spit on your Graves." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Félix, Nadine. "The Fabric of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace: History, Story, Memory & Identity as Patchworks." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Larghi, Ramona. "Public and Private Staging: Analysis of Houses and Settings in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Lavanchy, Aline. "'All that is gold does not glitter': Looking Beyond Stereotypes in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • Lurati, Luisa. "The Wounded Body in Toni Morrison's Paradise and Alice Walker's By the Light of My Father's Smile." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Mayor, Daphné. "Behind the Mask: Women and Their Hidden Selves in Margaret Atwood's Novels Lady Oracle and Cat's Eye." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Müller, Andrea. "Symbolic Space in the Context of Emancipation." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Penea, Oana. "Textual Gaps and Body Dismemberment in Ernest Hemingway's War Fiction." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Pittori, Magali. "Ambivalence in the Discourse of Equality in Meridel Le Sueur's The Girl and Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio." Dir. Valérie Cossy.
  • Ribordy, Eléonore. "Abolitionism in the United States: Sociohistorical Study through the Testimonies of Two Fugitive Slaves, Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and William Wells Brown's Clotel, or the President's Daughter." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Tornare, Anne. "Unsaid Passion in Jane Austen." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Wirz, Rahel. "Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories: From Oral Transmission of the Law to Written Children's Stories." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Zambianchi, Patrick. "One is not Born an Uncle Tom: Questioning Black Masculinity in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Zullo, Luca. "Oscar Wilde's Questionable 'Immorality' yet Reliable 'Ethical' Values." Dir. René Roelof Overmeer.

2004

  • Bellini, Catia. "Taming the Beast with Two Backs: For a New Poetry of Copulation in Anaïs Nin's Henry and June and Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Fachard, Alexandre. "Above and Below 'the Surface': An Examination of Joseph Conrad's Attitude to Language." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Gasser, Fabienne. "The Exotic in Shakespeare: Affirmation and Rebuttal of Elizabethan Stereotypes." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Glauser, Annick. "Kate Chopin, a Quest for Personal Fulfilment: In At Fault and The Awakening." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Howald, Mathias. "Body Politics in Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), The Black Album (1995), Intimacy (1998) and The Body (2002)." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Klay-Morton, Paula. "The Portals of Reality: Growing Up Through Parallel Worlds in Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and C.S. Lewis's Narnia books". Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • Knechciak, Olivier. "Variations on the Circle: The Metamorphoses of Circular Motifs in William Blake's 'The Four Zoas'". Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Riva, Marinella. "Family Life in Louise Glück's Poetry: The Human Journey of a Woman and a Poet and her Quest for Identity and Self-Recognition." Dir. Beverly Maeder.
  • Stadler, Petra. "'The Particular Universal.' The Evolution from the Local to the Universal in James Kelman's Writing". Dir. Kirsten Anne Stirling.
  • Tichelli, Diego. "Representations of Native Americans in Early American Literature: From Inventing to Defending the Other in Colombus's Diario de a Bordo, Cabeza De Vaca's Naufragios and Las Casa's Brevisima Relacion de la Destruicion de las Indias." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Tièche, Marianne. "Old Things Made New: Strategies of Rewriting in Coetzee's Foe and Gray's Poor Things." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Zulian, Elena. "When Social Conditioning Leads to Failure: Women and Society in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence." Dir. Beverly Maeder.

2003

  • Barbey, Mélanie. "Lovecraft and the Fear of the Unknown. The Fantastic as Genre, Monstrous Aesthetics, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century America." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Fischer, Andreas. "Desert Island Revisited: The Heritage of Robinson Crusoe, Coral Island and Treasure Island in Hergé's Comics." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Guerry, Marie-Claude. ""God always come in handy, they justify almost anything": Language, Manipulation and Gender in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin." Dir. Peter Halter.
  • Meystre, Murielle. "The Stage Costumes of Helga Crane, Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry. Materialism and Identity in Nella Larsen's Novels." Dir. Boris Vejdovsky.
  • Spaini, Laura. "Twelfth Night's Feste: The Power of the Fool against Genre Limitations." Dir. Neil Forsyth.
  • Wyss, Ariane. "Women and Micropolitics: Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Roy's The God of Small Things." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère. (Prix de Faculté)

Mémoires in Comparative Literature

2014

  • Mehou-Loko, Celia. "Bodying Forth, Translating and Rewriting Fairy Tales: The Case of Emma Donoghue's The Tale of the Rose." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Ashley Riggs (University of Geneva).
  • Dufour, Larissa. "Representations of Marriage in Contemporary Indian Fiction: Githa Hariharan’s Thousand Faces of Night, Shashi Deshpande’s A Matter of Time, and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Maya Burger (Indian Studies).
  • Hampel, Magdalena. "Sounding Joseph Conrad's 'Unfathomable Polishness': Echoes of Mickiewicz and Slowacki in Under Western Eyes and Lord Jim." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, exp. Agnieszka Soltysik.
  • Sinha, Ankita. "Exploring Women’s Empowerment in Shashi Deshpande’s A Matter of Time and Shadow Play, and Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Maya Burger (Indian Studies).

2013

  • Balderas, Tania. "From Rulfo to Rushdie: Latin American Realismo Màgico and British Magic Realism." Dir. Rachel Falconer. Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Andrey, Jade. "Between Words and Images: Maurice Sendak’s Revisiting of the Grimms’ The Juniper Tree, Dear Mili and Outside Over There." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Catalina Schiltknecht (German Department).
  • Henguely, Carole. "Invisible Translators of Fairy Tales. From Perrault's Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (1697) to Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889)." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Ashley Riggs (University of Geneva).

2012

  • Walz, Marie Emilie. "When The Faerie Queene Enters The Bloody Chamber: Angela Carter's Short Stories and their Spenserian Intertexts." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Rachel Falconer. (Prix de Faculté)

2011

  • Cuénod, Christine. "The Quiet Experience: A Comparative Study of Walter Benjamin's and Virginia Woolf's Reflections on the Transmission of Experience." Dir. Nidesh Lawtoo. Exp. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.

2010

  • Deriaz, Sylviane. "Three Contemporary Retellings of 'Rapunzel' for Children: 'Rapunzel,' 'Sugar Cane' and 'Rapunzel's Revenge.'" Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.
  • Regard, Glen. "'The Welcome Defence of Inverted Commas': Elizabeth Lee's Translation Project in The Fairy Tales of Madame d'Aulnoy (1892)." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. Exp. Lance Hewson (FTI, Geneva).

2009

  • Bernasconi, Maria Chiara. "Representing Childhood: A Comparative Study of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Bianca Pitzorno's La Bambinaia Francese.'" Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère and Ute Heidmann.
  • Pauli, Kathleen. "A Woman's Voice Singing Old Songs with New Words: Joyce Carol Oates's Revisions of Perrault's 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' and the Brothers Grimm's 'Rumpelstiltzchen.'" Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère.

2008

  • Gil Pose, Christine. "Modes of Transformation: From the Fable of Pygmalion in Ovid's Metamorphoses to George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Giraldo, Isis. "From Macondo to Bombay: Magical Realism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cien Años de Soledad and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Rochat, Coralie. "Vision and Revisions of 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' and 'Dornröschen' in Anne Sexton's 'Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty),' Angela Carter's 'The Lady of the House of Love' and Francesca Lia Block's 'Charm.'" Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Viret, Géraldine. "From the Castle to the Crematory: Jane Yolen's Briar Rose and Louis Murphy's Hansel and Gretel." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère. (Prix de Faculté)

2007

  • Gysin, Cornelia. "'The Werewolf,' 'The Company of Wolves,' and 'Wolf-Alice': Angela Carter's Response to Perrault's and Grimm's Treatment of the Conflict between Victim and Predator." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.

2005

  • Gris, Isabelle. "Rewriting the Little Red Riding Hood in the Twentieth Century: Angela Carter, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett and Wendy Wheeler." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère.
  • Monnier, Magali. "Angela Carter's Gothic Fairy Tales: The Demythologisation of Female Identity." Dir. Martine Hennard Dutheil de Rochère. (Prix de Faculté)

Mémoires in Medieval Literature

2013

  • Elias, Marcel. "The Emotional Rhetoric of Middle English Crusade Romance: 'The Siege of Milan', 'Guy of Warwick' and 'Richard Coeur de Lion'". Dir. Marco Nievergelt.
  • Nagy, Thomas. "Wounds and the creation of chivalric identity in Middle English Arthurian narratives". Dir. Marco Nievergelt.

2012

  • Guerroury, Mehdi. "The War of God and Gold: Intermingling of Religion and Economics in Middle English Romances". Dir. Marco Nievergelt.
  • Di Campli, Eleonora. “Children and Childhood in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, its sources and analoges”. Dir. Denis Renevey.
  • Feunette, Roxane. "The Exploration of the Chivalric Code and its Limitations in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Malory's Morte Darthur". Dir. Marco Nievergelt.
  • Marshall, Camille. “A Literary Peasant for the Lord’s Plough: Repression of Lower-Class Social Mobility in the Works of the Ricardian Poets”. Dir. Denis Renevey.

2011

  • Hirschi, Delphine. "From Beowulf to Frodo: New Heroism in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings." Dir. Denis Renevey.
  • Desarzens, Sophie. "Chaucer's Criseyde: An Innovative Vision of a Predestined Heroine." Dir. Denis Renevey.

2010

  • Wenger, Jérémie. "Now you'll see its face: Forms, links and bridges throughout Birtwistle's Gawain." Dir. Denis Renevey and Georges Starobinski.
  • Cuerq, Jessica. "The Legend of Troy in Medieval England: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brittaniae and John Lydgate's Troy Book." Dir. Denis Renevey.

2007

  • Bourquenoud, Sarah. "Queen of Air and Darkness: Morgan le Fay in Arthurian Literature." Dir. Denis Renevey.

2006

  • Vuille, Juliette. "The Vision of the Roman Past in the Literature of Anglo-Saxon England." Dir. Lucy Perry.

2005

  • Mathey, Nathalie. "The Relationships between Men and Women in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: Women's Power and Men's Authority." Dir. Lucy Perry.

2004

  • Schröder, Nicole. "Wel to Drynke Us Leste": Aspects of Drinking in Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and The Canterbury Tales." Dir. Ian Kirby.
  • Berrocal, Elena. "Supernatural Events in Natural Events in Arthurian Literature." Dir. Lucy Perry.
  • Caccaviello, Débora. "The Lover, the Sorceress and the Guide: the Roles of Women in Malory's Morte Darthur." Dir. Ian Kirby.

Mémoires in Linguistics

2014

  • Aloise, Adriano. "The Study of Integrative and Instrumental Motivation of Students Learning English as a Second Language in Lausanne, Switzerland". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Deboffe, Mathieu. "Teenagers’ Attitudes towards Franglais in Amiens and in Lausanne: A Comparative Sociolinguistic Study". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Giuffrida, Jessica. "English in Switzerland. The role of English in the advertising market of Switzerland". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Madihi, Nastaran. "Language acquisition motivators for Swiss and Iranian young adults". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Polli, Daniele. "Attitudes towards the Three Compulsory Languages Taught in the Mandatory Schools of Ticino: A Sample Study from the Perspective of a Group of Young Workers". Dir. Patricia Ronan.

2013

  • Jordan, Rachel. "Language attitudes: Swiss students' attitudes towards native and non-native English-speaking teachers". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Felchlin, Virginie. "Looking for the place of idioms in textbooks used at Swiss secondary level schools (gymnase). Analysing a notable absence with regard to Alison Wray's theory of language". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Boller, Nadine. "Language motivation in isolation: the case study of Arslanbob". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Becirovic, Elvira. "English in Switzerland: A Sample Study of School Students’ Attitudes and Opinions from Three Different Linguistic Areas". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Correia Saavedra, David. "Lexical Blending in English. From Splinters to Combining Forms." Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Jaquet, Pascaline. "Second Language Motivation. Choosing French as an A-level Student". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Schmitz, Ursina. "Language Attitudes Towards Afrikaans: What Impact Has the Apartheid-Era Had on Afrikaans-English Bilingual Coloureds and English in the Western Cape, South Africa?" Dir. Andreas Langlotz.

2012

  • Tugcu, Yüksel. "Identity and Creativity in Music: The Use of English in Modern Japanese and Korean Pop". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Petricevic, Jelena. "Facebook's 'Likes'. Interaction Patterns, Condolences and Community in CMC. Qualitative research on the social interaction patterns on the Olympic Games. Facebook fan page during the Winter Olympic Games 2010". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Laake, Lena. "Storytelling through the medium of television: the case of the signalling strategies employed in the BBC Cbeebie's television show 'Bedtime story'". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Haenni, Justine. "Linguistic Differences between Genders: Fact or Myth? An Answer through the Corpus-based Analysis of Blogs Written by Adult New Zealanders". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Ansorge, Ana. "The role of context in the process of inferencing meaning: a comparison between three models of sense-making through language". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Bossey, Angélique. "Panoptic mechanisms on the covers of Seventeen and Cosmopolitan". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Juilland, Anne-Catherine. "Do Very Popular Soap Operas such as EastEnders Change the Perception of Accents?" Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Peterhans, Melvin. "Media provision in a context of language revival: the case of Manx in the Isle of Man". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Scalzi, Laura. "Face-Saving Strategies in Political Speeches: a Comparative Analysis of Bill Clinton and Silvio Berlusconi Restoring their Images During Sexual Scandals". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Zoller, Veronika. "Portrayal of BP's role and responsibility in the oil spill of the Mexican Gulf in 2010 in conservative-leaning and left-leaning newspapers : different, or all the same?" Dir. Andreas Langlotz.

2011

  • Lequet, Annika. "The Representation of African American Language from Within. A Sociolinguistic Approach to African American Hip-Hop Lyrics". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Kundert, Livie. "pourquoi? why?. An interactional sociolinguistic comparison between code-switching in and outside foreign language classrooms". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Grasso, Tania. "Strategies of translating film titles". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Fazan, Anne. "The Shortest Path to Fear: A Pragmatic Approach of Persuasion and Manipulation in Health Promotion Ads". Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Hoyois, Laure. "An integrational perspective on interpersonal encounters. Research on communication exchanges between Hong Kong taxi drivers and Westerners". Dir. Adrian Pablé.
  • Lefaure, Annick. "(De-)Motivation and attitudes towards learning English as a foreign language". Dir. Dorota Smyk-Bhattacharjee.
  • Thi Tu Quyen, Tran. "Language contact in Switzerland: a case study on Vietnamese as an immigrant minority language in Lausanne". Dir. Patricia Ronan.

2010

  • Mariéthoz, Estelle. "Sign Language in the Education of the Deaf. Case Study: The Valais". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Di Domenico, Michela. "English as a Possible Lingua Franca in Switerland: The Swiss Italian Perspective". Dir. Patricia Ronan.
  • Boulat, Kira. "Are You Committed? A pragmatic investigation into commitment attribution during utterance". Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Bugris, Sandra. "Politeness strategies in requests in a Swiss based American company". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.
  • Luperto, Catia. "The Semantics of Human Rights in Global English: A study about the global understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights". Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Trpkovic Stankovic, Ivana. "Speech Acts in the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692". Dir. Andreas Langlotz.

2009

  • Polato, Federica. "English: one language, multiple attitudes, different uses, different users." Dir. Adrian Pablé, 2009.
  • Ruest, Linda. "Attitudes Towards The English-Based Créole Spoken on the Colombian Island of San Andrés." Dir. Jürg Schwyter.

2008

  • Kohli, Sylvie. "Impact of a Late Partial Immersion Programme in English on the Student's Motivation and Satisfaction. The Case of the André-Chavanne High School in Geneva." Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Kalapos, Eva. "Mots that Move? Linguistic Strategies in English, French and German Magazine Advertisements: A Comparative Study." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Porchet, Olivia. "Metaphors in Fairy Tales: The Role They Play on Children." Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Walpen, Nina. "What Ho! Translating the Wodehouse Wit. A Study of French and German Translations of P.G. Wodehouse's 'Full Moon' and 'Joy in the Morning'". Dir. Adrian Pable.

2007

  • Loetscher, Fabian. "When "Loose Talk" Glosses Over Excessive Deficit Spending." Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Eidenbenz, Charlotte. "Gendered Stereotypes and Linguistic Behaviour: An Empirical Research of Latrinalia Discourse." Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Fukami-Nilsson, Helena. "Language Death Terminology: A Comparative Analysis." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Adrian Pablé.
  • Zufferey, Patricia. "Student's Attitudes towards L2 and L3 at Secondary School Level in the Canton of Valais. A Case Study."  Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Adrian Pablé.

2006

  • Mezieres, Letizia. "French Immersion Programs in North America." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Sandrine Onillon.
  • Banzer, Patricia. "'Once upon a Character...': The Linguistic Construction of 'Goodies' and 'Baddies' in Fairy Tales and Bush's Political Speeches". Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Bachmann, Barbara. "English in Swiss State Schools. A Divisive Issue." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Bottinelli, Cindy. "The Context of Science Fiction: Deictic Conception and Construction of Strange New Worlds." Dir. Didier Maillat.
  • Pozzoli, Mario. "English in Switzerland: A Case-study of an American Investment Bank in Zurich." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Sandrine Onillon.
  • Zein, Najat. "The Bilingualism and Code-switching Patterns of some Moroccan Immigrants in Lausanne." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.

2005

  • Léchaire-Callahan, Ronda. "Separate but Equal? Teacher Attitudes towards African American English in Georgia, USA." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Sandrine Onillon.
  • Fedigan, Ellen Joy. "The Stigmatisation of Regional Accents in England: Past, Present and Future: A Socio-Analytic Approach." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Lamanna, Adelma. "Endangered Languages in the USA: The case of Ojibwa." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter, Exp. Sandrine Onillon.
  • Moret, Véronique. "Communicative Competence and Second-language Acquisition: A Case Study in Public Schools of the Canton de Vaud." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.

2004

  • Hulmann, Aline. "English Verb-Particle Combinations. Their Acquisition by French-Speaking Swiss Students Near the End of Compulsory Education." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Clerc, Coralie. "Interlanguage Phonology: A study of the Acquisition of Second Language Phonology by Native Speakers of French Learning English." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Favez, Noémie. "Strategies of Discourse: The Use of Rhetoric in the Writings of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, and its Echoes in African-American Literature of the 1950-1960s." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter & Peter Halter, Exp. Sandrine Onillon.
  • Mestral, Nadine. "World English: Opinions and Perspectives from Four Continents." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Perrinjaquet, Alexandra. "English in Switzerland: Non-English Speakers and the Increasing Presence of English in Swiss Society." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
  • Tudisco, Antonia. "Standard Singapore English: Emergence and Development of a Local Model of English in a Non-native Context." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.

2003

• Cuonz, Christina. "Latrinalia in University Toilets. A Linguistic Perspective with Field Research in Norway and England." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.
• Gex, Anne-Laure. "The Grammaticalisation of thanks to and no thanks to." Dir. Jürg Rainer Schwyter.

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