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Senior Thesis Awards
The following are the awards for which senior theses in the Department of Comparative Literature are eligible.
Department of Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the best senior thesis by a Comparative Literature major.
Robert Fagles Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the best senior thesis by a Comparative Literature major in translation or creative writing.
André Maman Senior Thesis Prize. The Department of French and Italian award for the most outstanding thesis on an aspect of the culture, economy, history, politics, or society of France.
Center for French Studies Senior Thesis Prize. The Center for French Studies award for the best thesis addressing French politics, policy, or culture.
American Society of the Italian Legion of Merits Senior Thesis Prize. The Department of French and Italian award for the most outstanding senior thesis in the area of Italian studies.
University Center for Human Values Senior Thesis Prize. Award to the senior who has written the best thesis in the areas of ethics and human values.
John Martyn Warbeke 1903 Senior Thesis Prize. Award to the senior who has done the most distinguished work in the field of aesthetics.
Strayer Senior Thesis Prize. For the best thesis in Medieval Studies (any department).
Carolyn L. Drucker Senior Thesis Prize. For the best Senior Thesis on a Judaic Studies topic (broadly defined).
Program in NES Senior Thesis Prize. For the best senior thesis on the Near East.
Richard D. Challener Senior Thesis Prize. The Committee for Canadian Studies award for a thesis that receives a grade of A or A+ and is on a topic of substantial relevance to Canadian culture, themes, experience, or issues.
Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize. The Program in Latin American Studies award for the best thesis written on a topic involving Latin America. Must have an A or an A+ from both its readers, and primary sources in Spanish, Portuguese, or French must constitute more than 50% of all citations.
Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize. For Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought, offered by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Peter W. Stroh '51 Senior Thesis Prize The Princeton Environmental Institute award for the best thesis on an environmental topic.
Ruth Simmons Senior Thesis Prize. Awarded to the thesis that best exhibits excellence in research and writing within the field of African American Studies.
Leigh Buchanan Bienen and Henry S. Bienen Senior Thesis Prize. The East Asian Studies Department and Program award for the most outstanding thesis on an East Asian topic. The senior thesis must be based on extensive and appropriate sources in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean as well as Western language materials.
Monty Raiser Senior Thesis Prize Award for best thesis in Russian and Eurasian Studies. Eligible theses need to incorporate materials or case studies from the geographic region between Germany and Japan, using original-language materials.
Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize. The Program in Latin American Studies award for the best thesis related to Brazil. May be in any field or discipline.
J. Wells Henderson ’43 Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the most outstanding thesis on a law-related subject. An eligible thesis deals centrally with a question related to law, and may be from any discipline. Among the topics welcome for consideration are legal history, law and public policy, law and literature, legal philosophy, sociology of law, law and politics, legal anthropology, science and law, psychology of law, law and religion, law and art, as well as law and economics. The prize committee considers theses in international, comparative or American law, as well as theses primarily about the law of any country other than the U.S.
Senior Thesis Awardees
Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize Awardees
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
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 & Lynne Fagles Senior Thesis Prize Awardees
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
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
Comparative Literature Senior Theses in the News
Paavana Kumar's Senior Recital On Paavana Kumar's thesis.
Connecting Music, Language, and Literature. On Margaret Meyer's thesis.
Student Present Senior Thesis Dance Performance. On Sarah Outhwaite's thesis.
Booming Indian Cinema Plays Starring Role in Sachs Scholar's Research. On Rafil Kroll-Zaidi's thesis.
At Hometown Theater, Dale Winner Will Mount a Season of Accessible Drama. On Christopher Simpson's thesis.
To see other articles on seniors' theses, go to News at Princeton.