Kathleen R. Hart

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Kathleen Hart’s teaching and research interests include word and music studies; animal studies, self-fashioning (autobiography and related genres, manipulation of various media); translation; French feminisms, and biocultural interpretation (cognitive and evolutionary approaches to the study of imaginative culture). 

BA, University of Florida; MA, University of California-Irvine; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
At Vassar since 1993


Chicago Hall
Box 422

Research and Academic Interests

19th, 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures and media
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)