Past Graduates and their Careers

Students Awarded Doctoral Degrees in French Studies, 1990-2013

Yuri Kondratiev Director: Virginia Krause Unruly Body or the 'New Normal’: Renaissance Pathology and the Literary Imagination. Teaching Associate, Department of French Studies, Brown University
Micheal Clinton Bruce Director: Gretchen Schultz

D'un Atlantique à l’autre: traversées littéraraires de l'Atlantique francophone après la Révolution haïtienne. Assistant Professor of French, University of Maine - Farmington

Allison Fong
Ph.D 2011
Director: Sanda Golopentia

ErranceWandering and Straying in 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Literature. Instructor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Clark University

Pauline DeTholozany
Ph.D 2011
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

L'école de la maladresse: de J.J. Rousseau à J.J. Grandville, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles
Visiting Assistant Professor, French Department, Wellesley College

Maria Moreno
Ph.D 2009
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

Aesthetic Experimentation and the Search for a Caribbean Idiom.
Assistant Professor of French, Mars Hill College >>More info

Kathryn Chenoweth
Ph.D 2009
Directors:

 Réda Bensmaïa & Virginia Krause

Writing in French "et non autrement" 1529-1592.
Assistant Professor French and Italian, Princeton University.

Sharon Larson
Ph.D 2009
Director: Gretchen Schultz

Femme de Siècle: Malevolent Female Sexuality, Masculinity and Linguistic Authority in the Decadent Novel. 
Assistant Professor Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Christopher Newport University

Elizabeth Ferreira
Ph.D 2009
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 

Transcending Nature and the Ordinary: Portrayals of the Female Adolescent in Montherlant's Theater.

Dorothy Pendleton Helm Arthur
Ph.D 2008
Director: Gretchen Schultz

 


Autour De Cénie: Le Témoignage Épistolaire De Françoise De Graffigny Sur Son Succès Théâtral En 1750.

Shahrzad Zahedi
Ph.D 2008
Director: Michel-André Bossy

 

Women Healers Crossing Gender Role Boundaries in Old French Narrative.

Adele Parker
Ph.D 2008
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


The Immobile Voyage: Textual Movements in Contemporary French-Language Poetry.
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures College of the Holy Cross >>More info

Claudia Esposito 
Ph.D 2007
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Mediterranean Imaginaries: Writing Transcultural Subjectivities in Contemporary Francophone Literature.
Assistant Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages University of Massachusetts-Boston >>More info
Jean François Fournier 
Ph.D 2007
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Présence du Rire et du Sourire Dans Les Oeuvres Poétiques de Charles Baudelaire. 
Assistant Professor of French at Appalachian State University.
Heidi Brevik-Zender 
Ph.D 2006
Director: Gretchen Schultz

 


From Fashion Writing to Writing Fashion: Modernity, Gender and La Mode in the Literature of Fin-de-Siècle Paris.
Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature University of California at Riverside >>More Info
Meadow Dibble-Dieng
Ph.D 2006
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Liberation Journals: 20th Century Francophone Literary Journals and the Struggle for Sovereignty.
Katharine Harrington
Ph.D 2005
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Writing Outside the Box: Exploring a Nomadic Alternative in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature.
Assistant Professor of French, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Plymouth State University>>More Info
Jean-Frédéric Hennuy
Ph.D 2004
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Des iconoclastes heureux et sans complexe : Pour une dialectique des littératures francophones.
Assitant Lecturer, Department of French, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Nanette Fornabai
Ph.D 2003
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


(In)Humanizing Norms: Machines, Fantoms and Detectives in Modern French Popular Culture.
Lisa Walters 
Ph.D 2003
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Teaching the Nation: Pedagogical Strategies of Postcolonial Francophone Women Writers and Filmmakers .
Heather McCoy 
Ph.D 2003
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Staging the Algerian War: Theatrical Responses To The War That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of French and Francophone Studies, The Pennsylvania State University. >>More Info
Aaron Prevots 
Ph.D 2002
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Poetry as Authentic Speech: Yves Bonnefoy, Philippe Jaccottet, Jacques Réda. Associate Professor Dept. of Modern Languages, Southwestern University. >>More info
Marie-Chantal Killeen
Ph.D 2001
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Au seuil de l'indicible: le "jeu insensé d'écrire" chez Jabès, Blanchot et Duras.Essai sur l'indicible, Jabès, Blanchot, Duras . Saint-Denis: Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2004.   Rhodes Trust D.M. Stewart Fellow in Modern Languages and University Lecturer, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. >>More info.
Nadia Sahely
Ph.D 2001
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

 


Unity, Dissymmetry, Utopia: Visions of the Couple in Modern France.
Associate Professor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Baldwin-Wallace College. >>More Info
Eduardo Antonio Febles
Ph.D 2000
Director : Edward Ahearn

 


Explosive Narratives: Anarchy and the Demise of Naturalism in Zola's "Germinal," "Paris," and "Travail."
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Simmons College. >>More Info
Christine Marie Gaspar
Ph.D 2000
Director: Inge Crosman Wimmers

 


The Female Literary Quest: The Intertextual Community of Women Writers in Maryse Condé's "La Migration des coeurs" and Marguerite Duras's "Emily L."
Ran-E Hong Ph.D 2000
Director: Michel-André Bossy  
 

 


L'impossible social selon Molière . Collection Biblio 17, 2002, N o 135. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002.
Seth Adam Whidden 
Ph.D 2000
Director: Edward Ahearn

 


Subversions in Figure and Form: The Post-Parnassian Women and Versification of Arthur Rimbaud and Marie KrysinskaMarie Krysinska. Rythmes pittoresques: édition critique établie par Seth Whidden. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2003.
Associate Prof., Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Villanova University. >>More info
Thomas Armbrecht
Ph.D 1999
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Autres Voix: Sexuality and Literary Genre in the Works of Marguerite Yourcenar and Julien Green.
Associate Prof., Dept. of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin at Madison. >>More info
Deborah Julie Hahn 
Ph.D 1999
Director: Lewis Seifert

 


The School for Widows: Gender, (Re)Marriage, And Comedy On The Absolutist Stage. Coordinator of Scholarships and Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Brandeis University. >>More Info
Jacinta Wright 
Ph.D 1999
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

 


Reigning Men: Constructions of Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century French Novel. Lecturer in French Language and Literature, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Intercultural Studies Section, Dublin City University. >>More info
Laurence Huughe 
Ph.D 1998
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


"Regard interdit, son coupé": problématique du regard et représentation chez les romancières algériennes et beures d'Assia Djebar à Nina Bouraoui. Teacher of French, Milton Academy.
Robyn Brothers 
Ph.D 1997
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Literary Ethics and the Problem of Moral Rationalism in Proust and Sartre.

Laura M. Knowlton 
Ph.D 1997
Director: Edward Ahearn

 


Healthy Appetites: Diet and the Representation of Femininity in Nineteenth-Century France

Anne Richardot 
Ph.D 1997
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

 


Le rire des Lumières . Paris: Champion, 2002. Femmes et libertinage au XVIIIe siècle ou les caprices de Cythère . Ed. Anne Richardot. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2003.
Maîtresse de conférences en littérature française Université de Lille III 
Valerie Key Orlando 
Ph.D 1996
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Valérie Orlando is Professor of French & Francophone Literatures in the Department of French & Italian and currently the Director of the Honors Humanities Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of four books: Nomadic Voices of Exile: Feminine Identity in Francophone Literature of the Maghreb, (Ohio University Press, 1999), Of Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls: Seeking Subjecthood Through Madness in Francophone Women's Writing of Africa and the Caribbean(Lexington Books, 2003), Francophone Voices of the 'New Morocco' in Film and Print: (Re)presenting a Society in Transition (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009) and Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a Changing Society(forthcoming, Ohio UP, 2011). She writes on and teaches courses about Francophone women's writing from the African diaspora, African Cinema, and French literature and culture. She previously taught at Illinois Wesleyan University (1999-2006); Purdue University (1997-1999); and Eastern Mediterranean University in the Northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus (1996-1997). >>More Info

Angelina Overvold 
Ph.D 1996
Director: Henry Majewski

 


La mère de son père: George Sand entre l'autobiographie et l'autofictionThe Creative Circle: Artist, Critic, and Translator in African literature . Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Marjorie Salvodon
Ph.D 1996
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


Shifting Boundaries: The Interplay of Place and Displacement in Selected Contemporary Francophone Narratives. Associate Prof., Dept. of Humanities and Modern Languages, Suffolk University . >>More info
Lucie Ashraf
Ph.D 1995
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Le défi sollersien.
Jennifer Gage 
Ph.D 1994
Director: Réda Bensmaïa

 


The Translator Translated: Fictional Economies of Translation. Professional Translator.
Felicia Kirk  
Ph.D 1994
Director: Naomi Schor

 


Visual Incriminations: Female Criminality in French Naturalist Fiction. Headmistress, St. Mary's Calne, England
Jody McQuillan
Ph.D 1994
Director: Michel-André Bossy

 


The Games Fools Play: Multivalence in the Sottie.  
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Ph.D 1994
Director: Edward Ahearn

 


Through the White Male Gaze: Black Venus.
Author of: Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French . Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999.Negritude Women. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002. 
Fanon: A Critical Reader . Ed. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting et al. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Spoils of War: Women of Color, Culture, And Revolutions . Ed. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Renée T. White. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.The Black Feminist Reader . Ed. Joy James and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.   Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.  Director of African American and Diaspora Studies, Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French, Vanderbilt University.>>More Info

Anna Klosowska Roberts 
Ph.D 1994
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Le thème de l'inceste dans le roman français du Moyen Age: Roman du comte d'Anjou, Roman de ThèbesQueer Love in the Middle Ages . New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Violence against Women in Medieval Texts . Ed. Anna Roberts. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998. Professor, Dept. of French and Italian, Miami University of Ohio
Eileen Angelini
Ph.D 1993
Director: Inge Crosman Wimmers

 


L'écriture de soi: Strategies of "Writing the Self" in the Works of Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, and Alain Robbe-GrilletStrategies of Writing the Self in the French Modern Novel: C'est moi, je crois . Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 2002.  
Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY              
Annabelle Cone
Ph.D 1993
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

 


Write at Home: Representations of Domestic Space in Sand, Colette and Duras. Senior Lecturer, Department of French and Italian, Dartmouth College.   
Nathalie Rogers
Ph.D 1993
Director: Naomi Schor

 


Fictions du scandale: l'héroïne romanesque au dix-neuvième siècleFictions du scandale: corps féminin et réalisme romanesque au dix-neuvième siècle . West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1998.  
Annie K. Smart
Ph.D 1993
Director: Henry Majewski

 


"Submersive" Mothers: Statehood and the Ideal of Motherhood from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Flora Tristan. Associate Prof., Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, Saint Louis University.
Debra Terzian
Ph.D 1993
Director: Naomi Schor

 


Growing Up Female in Fiction: Reading Women's Developmental Narrative in Madame de Lafayette, Germaine de Staël, and George Sand. Associate Director, Programs Management, International Education Administration, Boston University
Carol Lee Wilson
Ph.D 1993
Director: Pierre Saint-Amand

 


Exotica: Narratives of the Exotic Body and the Fin-de-siècle. Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Old Dominion University.

Marie-Dominique Boyce 
Ph.D 1992
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 


Le dialogisme dans le roman rustique. Southern Connecticut State University  
Sylvia Hatcher-Smith 
Ph.D 1992
Director: Camille Bauer

 


Religion in Ousmane Sembène's Novels and Films.
Ana-Maria Ramirez 
Ph.D 1992
Director: Sanda Golopentia
Autobiography as an Experience of Communication. Visiting Assistant Prof., St. Mary's College, MD            
Scott R. Russell 
Ph.D 1992
Director: Henry Majewski
Héroïsme et bâtardise: Alexandre Dumas, Georges.
Laurent Ditmann
Ph.D 1991
Director: Sanda Golopentia

 

La guerre et ses mots: problématique et pratique du roman de guerre chez Julien Gracq, Robert Merle et Claude Simon.
Les Essif
Ph.D 1991
Director: Jean-Joseph Goux

 

The Theatricality and Sociocultural Relevance of Surrealist Hypersubjectivity in the French Nouveau ThéâtreEmpty figure on an empty stage : the theatre of Samuel Beckett and his generation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c2001
Prof., Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. >>More info  
Deborah Jean Lee
Ph.D 1991
Director: Inge Crosman Wimmers
From Fission to Fusion: The Evolution of the Reader's Role from Modernists to Postmodernist French Fiction. Lecturer, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Chiara Leone 
Ph.D 1991
Director: Sanda Golopentia
Chrétien de Troyes, Gautier D'Arras et les débuts du roman.
Barbara Miskell 
Ph.D 1991
Director: Sanda Golopentia
Beckett and Duras: A Study of Subjectivity.              
Mary Snider
Ph.D 1991
Director: Sanda Golopentia
Les métaphores animales dans les atlas linguistiques et ethnographiques de la France. Mary Snider, David Bachner, and Laurence Malone. Learning Interdependence: A Case Study of International/Intercultural Education of First-Year College Students University of South Carolina, 2001.
Associate Professor of French, Chair of Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Hartwick College. >>More Info        
Marie Lathers
Ph.D 1990
Director: Naomi Schor

 

Villiers de l'lsle-Adam's L'Eve future: sculpture, photography, and the feminine.
The Aesthetics of Artifice: Villiers's L'Eve future. Chapel Hill: U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages, 1996. 
Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French, Director of the interdisciplinary Program in French Studies, Dept. of modern languages and Literatures, Case Western Reserve University. >>More Info
Gerard Lavatori
Ph.D 1990
Director: Jean-Joseph Goux
Language and Money in Rabelais . New York: P. Lang, 1996. Prof., Chair of French Program, Dept. of Foreign Languages, University of La Verne