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Every year the Comparative Literature Program awards the Katie Fraser Prize for Excellence in Comparative Literature for a thesis written by a Comparative Literature major, and the Literary Studies Prize for Work in Comparative Literature for a thesis written by a Comparative Literature minor. Students present their final projects at the traditional end-of year Senior Project Roundtable.

The Katie Fraser Prize is named after Katie Fraser, a 1989 graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. She was an outstanding student in the Comparative Literature program. She was working toward a doctorate in Comparative Literature when she passed away in October 1993. This award is made in her honor.

Recipients of Comparative Literature awards include:

KFP - Katie Fraser Prize
LSP - Literary Studies Prize

2014 KFP Pamela Zazzarino (FCRH)
“Multilingual Texts: The Effects of French Language and Culture in Baldwin and Rhys.”
2014 LSP Xavier Griffiths (FCRH)
“Beyond the Blood: Reexamining the Parallels Between Edgar Allan Poe and Akutagawa Ryunosuke.”
2013 KFP Leila Nabizadeh (FCRH)
"The Exodus of Language: Linguistic Diversity and Migration in Southeast Asian Literature."
2011 KFP William Brewer (FCLC)
"William Blake in the Radical '90s: Body Politic(s) and Aesthetic Practice"
    Mike Haskins (FCRH)
"Negotiation and Subversion in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions"
2010 KFP 
Elizabeth B. Walle (FCRH)
"The Man Without Qualities: Questions of Truth and Self from Musil to Facebook"
2009 KFP Erin C. Rauch-Sasseen (FCRH)
"Walter Benjamin's Playground or The City, Surrealism and Childhood Space: Passages and Thresholds in Benjamin, Breton and Cocteau"
2008 KFP Ashley K. Miller (FCRH)
"Fragmentation and the Interrupted Narrative: Primo Levi, Art Spiegelman, and Distorted Memories of the Holocaust"
2007 KFP Gabrielle Barth (PCS)
"Repairing Fragmentation: Reading Hysteria in Charcot and Freud"
2006 KFP Jenny Bobea (FCRH)
"Literature and Politics: The Case of Joaquín Balaguer in the Dominican Republic"
  LSP Joseph Fanelli (FCRH)
"The After-Shock of Shock: Bram Stocker's Dracula and Post-sensian Modernity"
2003 KFP Patricia G. Berry (FCLC)
"Charlotte InSideOut: The Reordering of Boundaries in the Art of Charlotte Salomon"
    Corey McAveneey (FCRH)
"Pursuing Identity: The Satanic Verses as a Vampiric Intertext of Dracula"
2002 KFP Duane Loft (FCLC)
"Imitating the Language of Subjectivity: Flaubert's Free Indirect Discourse"
    Nanor Kenderian (FCLC)
"Text as Territory: Armenian Diaspora Literature as Nation-Formation"
    Stacy M. Torres (FCLC)
"An Interdisciplinary Examination of Tourism in Cuba and the Problem of Cuban Identity"
2001 KFP Luz Figuereo (FCLC)
"The Dominican Diaspora: Redefining National Icons"
1999 KFP Christina Lo (FCLC)
"Migration and Negotiation: Emergence of the Subject in Happy Days, Uncle Sergio, Annie John, and Lucy"
    Jeffrey Toohig (FCLC)
"Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Christopher Unborn as Historiographical Metafiction"
1998 KFP Antonio Barrenechea (FCLC)
"To Tell the Tale: The Crisis of Representation in Slaughterhouse-Five"
    Celia Blumm (FCLC)
    Jennifer L. Hersch (FCLC)
"Sly Civility: Action Adventure Film as Colonial Discourse"
1996 KFP Elizabeth A. Read (FCLC)
    Patrick Reilly (FCLC)
1994 KFP Deborah Smith Bernstein (FCLC)


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