French and Francophone Studies

Graduate Students

  • Elise Bouley

    Elise Bouley

    Licence in Lettres Modernes, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 2016, Master 1 in Lettres Modernes, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 2017, M.A in French Studies, North Carolina State University, 2019
    Research Interests Decadent literature, fashion and clothing, Nineteenth-century material culture, intersections between pain and beauty, color theory.
    Dissertation (In progress) (Working Title) "The Devil's Wardrobe: Fashioning Evil in Nineteenth-Century Decadent Literature"
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    Sophie Brunau-Zaragoza

    Licence in English, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, 2013, Master 1 in English, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, 2014, M.A. in French, Michigan State University, 2016
    Research Interests 20th-21st centuries French and Francophone literature and culture, Ecocritcism and Environmental Activism, Intersections of Ecology and Decolonialism, Materialism and Policital Theory , Cultural studies
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    Victoria Cheff

    B.A. in French Studies, Colby College, 2018, M.A. in French and Romance Philology, Columbia University, 2020
    Research Interests 19th- and 20th-century literature, Poetry, Queer studies, Sociolinguistics, Second language acquisition
    Dissertation (In progress) "Stérile Volupté: Provocative and Productive Sterility in Baudelaire, Vivien, Rachilde, and Colette."
  • Andrew Patrick Clark

    Andrew Clark

    B.A. in Physics and French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018, M.A. in French, Boston College, 2022
    Research Interests 19th and 20th-century prose and poetry, literary theory, political subjectivity
    Office Hours Monday and Thursday 3-4pm
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    Katherine Clark

    B.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
    Research Interests 20th- and 21st-century literature, Autobiography, Psychoanalysis, Film, Intersection of literary and visual works
  • Abigail Culpepper

    Abigail Culpepper

    B.A. in French and Linguistics, Miami University, 2019, M.A. in French, Miami University, 2019
    Research Interests 19th- and 20th-century literature, Poetry, Critical Theory, Environmental humanities and posthumanism, Feminism, Literary ethics
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    Chanelle Dupuis

    B.A. in French and Spanish, Florida State University, 2020
    Research Interests 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Literature, Sense studies, Smell Studies, Perfume culture, Environmental humanities, Québécois literature
    Office Hours Wednesday 11am-12pm, Thursday 1:30-2:30pm
  • Mary Claire Lessard

    Mary Claire Lessard

    B.A. in French, St. Olaf College, 2010, M.A. in French and Francophone language, literature and culture, University of Kansas, 2017
    Research Interests 16th-century French literature and society, Feminism, Querelle des femmes, “Social media” of the Renaissance
  • Jessica Lovett

    Jessica Lovett

    B.A. in French & Comparative Literature, Fordham University, 2021
    Research Interests Early modern literature and culture, Salonnières, épistolières, femmes de lettres, French feminism, Questions of solitude, female/sapphic sexuality, the body, and fatness
    Office Hours Monday 12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
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    Gillian South

    B.A. in French, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2021
    Research Interests Medieval literature, 20th-century literature, Performing and visual arts, Gender studies, Feminism
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    Rose Taury

    Research Interests Questions relating to ecology and Caribbean poetry
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    Haley Wakelam

    B.A. in French Language, Literature and Culture, Miami University Oxford, 2019., M.A. in French Langauge, Literature and Culture, University of Oregon, 2023.
    Research Interests "Contemporary media, gender, and discard studies, notably notions of ""trash.""
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    Laurin Williams

    B.A. in French, Boston University, 2014
    Research Interests 20th- and 21st-century literature, Francophone literature, Ecocriticism, Film, Literary theory
    Dissertation (In progress) “All Stages are Worlds: Worldbuilding in Post-War French and Francophone Theater."