Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Modern Languages and Literatures
This thesis explores images of Joan of Arc in French cinema, using two main criteria - gender performativity and agency. It links Joan's imagery in French film to concurrent events in society, and argues that Joan of Arc, as the quintessential French hero, represents what female heroism looks like at any point in time.
Luecke, Julianna, "Joan of Archetype: Gendered Images of Joan’s Heroism in French Cinema" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1460.