Valentine Balguerie (Valentine_Balguerie@brown.edu) received a Master's degree in Translation Studies (Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle 2008) as well as an MA in French literature from the University of Illinois in Chicago (2009). Her current interests are seventeenth century literature (and especially fairy tales), medieval literature, early science fiction, and the inner workings of autobiography.
Sarah Bernthal (Sarah_Bernthal@brown.edu) received her B.A. in French studies from Pomona College in 2005, where she focused on women's autobiographical writing, and her M.A. in French literature from New York University in Paris in 2006. Her interests include the relationship between law and literature, and the philosophical novel.
Joshua Blaylock (Joshua_Blaylock@brown.edu) received his BA in 2002 with a double major in French and History from the University of Montana. He then received an MA from UM in French in 2005. Joshua taught as a Lecteur at the University of Burgundy in 2002-2003 and at Lyon II in 2008-2009. He is primarily interested in Early Modern France and the intersections between literature, history, and literary theory. He is currently working on the dynamics of secrecy in the novella genre of 16th- and 17th- Century France.
Shannon Bragg (Shannon_Bragg@brown.edu) received an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Paris IV la Sorbonne in 2010, for which she wrote her thesis on the image of death in early 20th century European cinema. Her main interests include film studies and aesthetics, fantastic literature (especially in the 19th century) and Quebec studies.
Clint Bruce (Michael_Bruce@brown.edu) studies the Francophone Atlantic world of the 19th century (France-Haiti-Louisiana). He has also published articles and presented papers on the contemporary Acadian literature of the Canadian Maritime provinces. Clint serves on the editorial board of the Editions Tintamarre [http://www.centenary.edu/editions/index.html], a Louisiana French publishing initiative.
Timothy Freiermuth (Timothy_Freiermuth@brown.edu) received his B.A. in Philosophy and French Literature from Boston University in 1997. After having worked in the “real” world for a few years, he went on to earn his M.A. in French Literature from Middlebury College/University of Paris III where he focused on the 20th century novel and worked specifically on the problem of narration in Raymond Radiguet’s Le Diable au corps. Tim’s interests include the history of the novel, narratology, and the interaction of religion and literature.
Christine Lietz (Christine_Lietz@brown.edu) received her B.A. in French studies from Trinity University in 2009 where she wrote her senior thesis on representations of the father in classical comedies. Her current research interests include seventeenth century theater, postcolonial literature, and intersections of art and literature.
Sylvain Montalbano (Sylvain_Montalbano@brown.edu) holds a Maitrise in English Literature and Culture (2005) and a Maitrise in French Literature(2006) from the Université Lyon II, as well as an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon (2008). His interests include: 20th an 21th century French and Francophone literature, 17th century French literature and theoretical texts, literary and queer theory, and to a lesser extent global cinema. He is currently investigating new subjectivity configurations in the "postmodern" novel.
Anne-Caroline Sieffert (Anne-Caroline_Sieffert@brown.edu) received her B.A. and MA in History from Université de Strasbourg, France. Her final dissertation was entitled : "Thérèse Bentzon (1840-1907): Itinéraires d'une Française aux Etats-Unis". She then moved to Syracuse, NY where she received her MA in French from Syracuse University. Her final dissertation was entitled: "L'altérité et le silence: rhétorique de l'oppression dans la littérature française." She is interested in the question of the other (women, immigrants...), and in the links between literature and pop culture.
Sonja Stojanovic (Sonja_Stojanovic@brown.edu) holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007) and a Master's degree in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Notre-Dame, IN (2010). She just spent a year teaching English in Rennes, France. Her current research interests include novels written during/about the French Revolution, the writing of silence and literary theory.
Bryan Zandberg (Bryan_Zandberg@brown.edu) hails from the University of British Columbia, where he received a BA in French and Spanish. His current interests include (but are not limited to!) links between rhetoric and literature, the transposition (and transformation) of Greek and Roman ethics in France, and the intersection of literature and affect.