Congratulations to the 2022 French Ph.D. Graduates!

Photo of 2022 French Ph.D. Graduates from left: Tadas Bugnevicius, Chandler Abshire Calderon, Doyle Calhoun, Richard Riddick (missing from photo: Jason Hong)
May 23, 2022

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Yale Department of French Co-Directors of Graduate Studies: Pierre Saint-Amand & Jill Jarvis were proud to introduce the five new Ph.D. Graduate Students and toast to their accomplishments at the commencement reception held at the Humanities Quadrangle Main courtyard tent. 

Please join us in congratulating this year’s French Ph.D. graduates:

Chandler Abshire

Dissertation: “‘Familles, Je Vous Hais !’: The Family in the French Interwar Novel”

Advisor: Alice Kaplan

Tadas Bugnevicius

(Combined Program of French & Film and Media Studies)

Dissertation: “The Literary Prehistory of Right Bank New Wave Cinema”

Advisors: Dudley Andrew and Maurice Samuels

Doyle Calhoun

Dissertation: “The Suicide Archive(s): Literary Resistance in the Wake of French Empire”

Advisor: Jill Jarvis

Jason Hong

Dissertation: “A Different Worldview: Negritude, Monde, and Cosmopolitanism”

Advisor: Christopher L. Miller

Richard Riddick

Dissertation: “A Madeleine for Dreyfus: Mass Politics and Literary Form in Fin-De-Siècle France”

Advisor: Maurice Samuels