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Recent "mémoires" in English

"Mémoires" can be consulted in the English "alvéole" B.1.49.

Marija Janosevic Interlanguage and Error Analysis: The Acquisition of English as a Second Language
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
September 2019

Alison Cullen Representations of the Figure of the Female Pianist in Selected 19th and 20th Century Texts
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
August 2019

Golbarg Riyahi Functions of Humor in Informal Classroom Settings: Ways in Which Students and Teacher Co-construct and Orient towards Laughables
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
July 2019

Aïcha Kottmann The Revolution Will Be Televised : Identity Politics in The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2019

Macoumba Ndiaye Feminism in African Narratives: Representation of Women during the Colonial and Post-Colonial Periods, The Example of Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2019

Pauline Bachofner Domestic Space and Self-reliance in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! (1913), Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1974), and Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1980)
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2019

Jennifer Rains Constructional change in the predeterminer / pronoun alternation: all the / all of the
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
February 2019

2018

Charlotte Gardini How native are simultaneous bilinguals? A study on linguistic proficiency in the two languages of French-English simultaneous bilinguals
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
September 2018

Elsa Annino Boats and Prisons in Selected Middle English Texts
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
September 2018

Leyla Cottier The Drive to be Heard: The Maternal Body through Victorian, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Poetry
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
June 2018

Piri Kutluoglu Yearning for the ineffable: Arthur Waley’s translation of The Tale of Genji and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
June 2018

Rosa da Vila Costas Teaching and learning verb particle constructions: A constructional corpus-based approach
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
February 2018

2017

Sandra Joye Negotiating Western Education in Postcolonial Societies
Under the supervision of Dr. Vidya Ravi Allemann
December 2017

Adelina Hoxhaj The Cultural, Social and Political Implications of Hair and Beards in the Canterbury Tales
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
November 2017

Macha Burkhalter Talking About Talking Animals: The Problems of Communication With the Animal Other as Illustrated in Nineteenth Century Animal Autobiographies
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2017

Sabrina Pantaleo The Clash of Motifs in the Erle of Tolouse and Timoneda’s “Patraña séptima”
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp and Prof. Antonio Sánchez Jiménez
August 2017

Angela Veraguth Screen media exposure in children aged two to five in Switzerland – a survey
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
June 2017

Christhian Hauser Reinterpreting Home: A Postmodern and Mobile Sense of Self, Place(less)ness and Home(less)ness in Four Travel Narratives
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
June 2017

Elisabeth Klamroth Is impoliteness typical of the ‘good guys’ or the ‘bad guys’ – a case study of the Harry Potter films
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
February 2017

2016

Mélody Heyer Land, Power and Identity in Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace and Layamon
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
June 2016

Pascal Vosicki A Renewal in Perspective: Detachment in World War I Literature.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2016

Sarah Williams Reimagining the Human/Animal Relationship : A Posthumanist Reading of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
January 2016

2015

Noémie Fontaine Genre and gender in Katherine Mansfield's and D.H.Lawrence's short stories
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
December 2015

Kim Andrey Testimonies of the African-Americans' Struggle to Reestablish Their Identity
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
November 2015

Kateryna Matthey-de-L'Endroit Christ's Body as a Female and Erotic Object of Contemplation in Selected Medieval English Devotional Writings
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
October 2015

Julie Botteron Reworking Tales of enchaunters and fadas: The Representation of Women’s Magical Powers in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and El Baladro del Sabio Merlín
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp and Prof. Antonio Sánchez-Jiménez
September 2015

Maïté Garcia Melancholy, or the ambivalent condition in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and As you like it, in Webster’s Duchess of Malfi and poems by Donne and Shakespeare
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
February 2015

Lorna Harvey Conceptualizations of Gendered Identity in United Nations Broadcast Communication
Under the supervision of Dr. Dorota Smyk
February 2015

Samuel Bourgeois The Language of Advertising: An Investigation of Market Targeting in the Commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
January 2015

2014

Ciprian Popescu Linguistic transfer in L2 English acquisition: a Romanian-speaking learner's perspective
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
September 2014

Katarina Kotikova Travelling towards oneself. The Quest for Female Identity in Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
September 2014

Jérémie Magnin The Question of Authority in American Punk Rock: A Literary Study of Bad Religion.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2014

Sadia Gill Images of Writing in Derek Walcott: A Poetic Nexus of Images and Themes
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
August 2014

Elena Croci Torti Three Versions of the Griselda Story
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
Mai 2014

Daniela Amsler Printed in Switzerland: The use of English in Advertising in Italian-Speaking Switzerland
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
April 2014

Meret Steinemann The English North-South Divide in Three Victorian Novels
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
February 2014

Cassandra Varga The Gendering of New York, the Atlantic, and Europe in the Works of Edith Wharton
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2014

2013

David Simonet Code-switching: A CMC approach
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
November 2013

Fabian Aellig Efficient Topics selection Matching Students' Needs in Vocabulary Teaching
Under the supervision of Dr Dorota Smyk
September 2013

Olivia Arpel Mistakes in Article Usage by Francophone Speakers
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
September 2013

Céline Dornbierer Trauma in post 9/11 literature: psychological traumas in Paul Auster’s The Brooklyn Follies, Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and John Updike’s Terrorist.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2013

Gabriele Merlo Movable Identities: The Construction of Caribbean Identity in the Poetry of John Agard and Delano Abdul Malik De Coteau
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2013

Cédric Baechler Instructing Afro-Americans: the Ambiguous Legacies of Education in Frederick Douglass' Narrative, Maya Angelou's Caged Bird, and Sapphire's Push
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
August 2013

Emilie Pellaton Masks and Disguises: The Fairy Tale as Ambivalent Discourse in Oscar Wilde's Fiction
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
August 2013

Meriem Moussaïf Attitudes towards English in Morocco : A case study of post-graduate students.
Under the supervision of Prof. Martin Hilpert
July 2013

2012

Isabelle Thalmann Gesture in EMI: A case study in Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Studer
October 2012

Jean-Joël Février In Search of Neverlands: A Decade of Escapism and Nostalgia in British Rock (1965-1975)
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2012

Chollet Delphine The Figure of Judas in the English Mystery Play Cycles
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
September 2012

Danijela Beslin Spenser's Defence of Eroticism in The Faerie Queene
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
September 2012

Sara Mourad Constraints on affixation in English
Under the supervision of Prof. Andrew McIntyre
September 2012

Orianne Schaller Political imprisonment during apartheid: autobiography as a means to recover voice
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2012

Coralie Fresard "Mother Nature": Women and Nature in Dylan Thomas's Prose Fiction and Under Milk Wood
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
September 2012

Michelle Tursi Ben Jonson: Portraits of the author
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
September 2012

Luca Brunoni The Cosmodemonic World. Henry Miller's Social Critique in the Context of 20th Century Dystopian Literature
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
July 2012

Shirin Naderi-Kharaghan “THIS IS NOT AN EXIT”: Bret Easton Ellis’s Fiction as Postmodern Satire
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
June 2012

2011

Sarala Menzi “That Fecund Figure from whom all good things flow”: female figures torn between tradition and modernity in three Anglo-Indian Partition novels.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
December 2011

Cléo Hathorn Men's new women: male realists and the feminist voice
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
October 2011

Fabien Rhyn "Cucullus non facit Monachum, the cowl does not make the monk,", or does it? Staging religious propaganda and emptying the sacred in Tudor England.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
September 2011

Jennifer Cousinery  The Acquisition of Verbal Morphology in Oral ESL by Uninstructed and Instructed Adult Native Mandarin Chinese Learners .
Under the supervision of Prof. Andrew McIntyre
June 2011

Stefania Piepoli Fatal couples in George Eliot's major novels: The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
June 2011

Kalaivani Subramaniam  Developmental transitions in the life-trajectories of three victorian heroines: Jane, Maggie and Tess
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
March 2011

Dilyana Petrova  Identity through movement : the quest for America's soul in road trip narratives.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
March 2011

2010

Vincent Mathez  Samuel Beckett and En attendant Godot/Waiting for Godot : the bilingual and bicultural status of the author and his play.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
November 2010

Amal Medawar  The female Bildungsroman : towards a definition of the genre.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2010

Emilie Perrenoud  Anglo-American writers and the Val-de-Travers during the 18th and 19th century.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
March 2010

Marie-Luce Allimann  To kill or not to kill the clown: the rise and fall of a Shakespearean comic figure.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
February 2010

2009

Pauline Henry The Keys to the Otherworld in Selected Medieval English Romance Tales. (MA Thesis)
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp and Dr. Fiona Tolhurst
December 2009 

Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann Sexuality and Magic in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Launfal. (MA Thesis)
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp and Dr. Fiona Tolhurst
September 2009 

Jean-Frédéric Martin  Pugin's and Ruskin's Idealisation of Gothic Architecture. (Short MA Thesis)
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
August 2009 

Sandro De Feo  Iago, the actor enacted : Looking at a multi-faceted villain.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
August 2009

Alice Ghidotti  Problems in English Phonetics and Phonology for Italian-Speaking Learners
Under the supervision of Prof. Andrew McIntyre
June 2009

Ophélie Steinmann  Virginia Woolf meets the cinema.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
April 2009 

Emilie Bardet The Trickster Outside the Rez : Trickster Characteristics in the Novels and Short Stories of Sherman Alexie. 
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2009

Claire Cullen Davison Embodying Invasion in Anglo-Saxon Literature. A Study of "Beowulf" and the Story of Judith.
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
February 2009

Jessica Morley Reassessing the passing figure: A comparison of racial and social class passing in Philip Roth's The Human Stain and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr Ripley.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
January 2009

2008

Jean-Frédéric Martin The Body Politic and the Human Body in Chaucer's Harlotries.
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
September 2008

Anne Jobin Shifting Identities. Mixedbloods in Native American Literature.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2008

Valérie Michelet Historicity and romance in Shakespeare's comedies of love. 
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
June 2008 

Patricia Burger Women in Crisis in Doris Lessing's Fiction. The Grass is Singing, The Summer before the Dark, Memoirs of A Survivor, The Fifth Child and "To Room Nineteen".
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
April 2008

Auréliane Montfort  From Brutus to Albina; a study of two british foundation myths.
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
February 2008 

Ana Cardoso  Balance Through Interstitial Spaces: Postcolonial Women's Identity in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Novels. Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
January 2008

Madeline Ruegg  "No More Yielding but a Dream": The Play as a Dream in Shakespeare. 
Under the supervision of Prof. Lukas Erne
January 2008

2007

Myriam Cuche  Representations of Relational, Clerical and Social Power in Gothic Novel. A Foucauldian Analysis of The Castle of Otranto, The Monk, The Italian and Northanger Abbey.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
September 2007 

Stéphanie Kaelin Difficulties in English Phonology for Francophone Learners: a Contrastive Study 
Under the supervision of Prof. Andrew McIntyre and David Wilson
September 2007

Maite Rodriguez Seeking Stability in "Troublesome Times". A Contextual Approach to Sarah Wilkinson's Gothic Bluebooks "The Spectres", "The White Pilgrim" & "The White Cottage".
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
August 2007

Annick Bôle Eigeldinger  The Figure of the Maid in Three Novels by Margaret Atwood: Language, Identity, Power.
Under the supervision of Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
July 2007 

Lucia Aubry  Wallace Stevens' Harmonium: the Oncoming of the Reality of the Imagination.
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
June 2007 

Geraldine Ramseyer Women Mystics and the Use of the Female Body in their Texts
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
January 2007 

2006

Ann Grandchamp  Time Weaving and Storytelling in Contemporary Maori Literature
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
October 2006

Marta Carvalho Chivalry and Courtliness in Three English Medieval Romances. 
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
September 2006 

Ruth Bucherer Bilingual Language Acquisition between the First and the Second Birthday. A Case Study. 
Under the supervision of Dr. Cornelia Tschichold
August 2006 

Liza Loubry Natural Beauty, Mass-Tourism, and Industrialization in Switzerland: The Disintegration of the Swiss Myth   
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
March 2006 

Céline Fluri Merlin. Representations of Merlin in the Works of Geoffrey of Monmouth and Robert de Boron 
Under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Rupp
August 2006   

Zvonimir Gracin Representations of Progress in English Utopian Fiction of the 1840s
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
April 2006   

Aline Simonet "The've got the Blues": The Influence of Blues and Jazz Music in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Langston Hughes
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
March 2006  

2005

Pierre Estoppey Psychological Aspects of the Double in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness 
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
November 2005    

Linda Ball The Representation and Use of Monsters in three Medieval English Texts: Beowulf, Wonders of the East and Mandeville's Travels  
Under the supervision of Dr Katrin Rupp and David Wilson as second reader
June 2005                                        

Maya Waber Oscar Wilde and Friedrich Nietzsche: the Emergence of the Artist as a Response to Ninteenth Century Philistinism
Under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Vincent
February 2005

2004

Nicolas Ducommun The Influence of the Noh in W. B. Yeats's Drama
Under the supervision of Prof. David Spurr
October 2004

Adam Shaw Three Honourable Men : The Hero and the Notion of Honour in Shakespeare's Roman Plays
Under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Graham
October 2004

Natacha Graber Indian English. A "non-native" variety of English and its use in Switzerland
Under the supervision of Cornelia Tschichold
September 2004

Simona Golisciano Home and Homelessness in the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro
Under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Graham
September 2004

Patrick Duss Yeat's Concept of the Hero in the King's Threshold, On Baile's Strand, Deirdre and Selected Poems
Under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Graham
September 2004

Cornelia Loosli Allemand British students and their attitudes towards foreign languages
Under the supervision of Cornelia Tschichold
July 2004

Serena Ferrari An American in Paris. Exile, identity and socio-political issues in selected works of James Balwin
Under the supervision of Boris Vejdovsky
May 2004

Isabelle Grandjacquet The problem of conscience in Hamlet and Macbeth 
Under the supervision of Prof. David Spurr
May 2004

2003

Anne Laure Cordey Satire in Byron's Don Juan and Tirso des Molina's The Trickster of Seville
Under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Graham
July 2003

Yves Kocher Pound: Signs of Life
Under the supervision of Profs. Kenneth Graham and David Spurr
June 2003

Gabriella Herold Switzerland in English Literature from the Eighteenth Century to Byron and Ruskin
Under the supervision of Prof. David Spurr
June 2003