Sophie Frank '21

Sophie Frank spent much of her year exploring twenty-first century comics through her MA essay on the French graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color and its film adaptation. She completed this project under the kind and insightful guidance of Professor Annabelle Cone, of the French department, and Professor Paul Young, of Film and Media Studies. In addition to her research, Sophie continued her study of the French and Italian languages, and on a whim, she took an eighteenth-century English literature course (just for fun). She also served as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate introductory comparative literature course and as a research assistant for Professor Yuliya Komska on her current project about Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George. And finally, Sophie mastered the art of Zoom knitting. This fall, she will join the upper school English faculty at the Milken Community School in Los Angeles, and she looks forward to bringing a comparative literature perspective to their "Marginalized Voices" course.