Date of Award

Spring 2016

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


LACS: French Studies

First Advisor

Sara Kippur


In this paper, I examine the intersection of memory and urban space in two of Patrick Modiano's novels, Dora Bruder and Quartier Perdu. To explain their intersection in these two novels and the difference between how memory and place relate to one another in each novel, I rely on theories of how collective and individual memory are affected by urban space created by Pierre Nora and Qazi Azizul Mowla.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in French Studies.