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

Ronan Y. Chalmin

Senior Lecturer of French

Eighteenth-century literature, philosophy and science • The French and Atlantic revolutions • The revolutionary eloquence

Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Acting Director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity

Nathalie Etoke

Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Acting Director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity

Africana studies (film, literature, philosophy) • LGBT in the Afro-diasporic context • Melancholia Africana (loss, mourning and survival in Africa, America and the Caribbean) • Cultural studies (immigration, post-Colonial French identities, French Hip Hop, urban films)


Benjamin C.  Williams, Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Benjamin C.  Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

French cultures and literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries • French symbolism • Belle Époque culture (poetry, periodicals, painting)



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