Department Chair

James Austin, Associate Professor of French, Chair of the French Department

James Austin

Associate Professor of French, Chair of the French Department

Proust • French film


Faculty

Didem Alkan, Visiting Assistant Professor in French

Didem Alkan

Visiting Assistant Professor in French

Contemporary Francophone Cinema and Literature • Postcolonial Studies • Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies • African Studies & African Diaspora • Film Studies, in particular the representation of violence, trauma, gender, identity, and race


Ronan Y. Chalmin

Senior Lecturer of French

Eighteenth-century literature, philosophy and science • The French and Atlantic revolutions • Second-Language Acquisition

Robyn Pront, Visiting Assistant Professor in French

Robyn Pront

Visiting Assistant Professor in French

20th-century French literature and history, especially representations of war



Staff

Sharon Butler

Academic Department Assistant

Catherine J. Spencer, Elizabeth S. Kruidenier ’48 Professor Emeritus of French

Catherine J. Spencer

Elizabeth S. Kruidenier ’48 Professor Emeritus of French

17th century French literature • French cinema • Theory (structuralism & Post); Gay and Lesbian/Queer theory • "Bande dessinee" - Franco-Belgian comics