French and Francophone Studies
Department

The department offers numerous language, culture, literature, and film courses taught in French. Enhancing study are multimedia classrooms and access to daily newscasts from France. Majors are encouraged to spend one or two semesters of their junior year in France with the Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris or in other French-speaking countries. Options include the major and a correlate sequence.

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, DePaul University; MA, MPhil, PhD, New York University
Interests

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Literatures
Literature and the Media
Visual Cultures
Popular Culture
The Fait Divers
Crime
Feminist Theory and Queer Theory
Autobiographical Writing

Professor of French and Francophone Studies
DiplM, Universitaires Générales; PhD, Université de Paris-Sorbonne
Interests

African Literatures and Cultures

Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, University of Florida; MA, University of California-Irvine; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Interests

19th, 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures and media
Translation
Word and Music Studies
Animal Studies
Self-fashioning (autobiography and related genres, manipulation of various media)
French Feminisms
Biocultural Interpretation (applying cognitive and evolutionary research to the study of literature, theory and culture)

Professor and Chair of French and Francophone Studies and Director of Victorian Studies on the John Guy Vassar Chair
BA, University of Virginia; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University
Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, Denison University; BA, Open University UK; MA, Miami University-Oxford; PhD, Northwestern University