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Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Lizzy Baden baden020@umn.edu  
Rachael Balstad bals0089@umn.edu
M Th 5:15-6:15
 
Sarah Boardman boar0016@umn.edu Transgression of boundaries between cultures and Francophone literature, immigration literatures between the Carribean, Canada, Africa, and Europe
Peter Caswell caswe063@umn.edu
M Th 5-6
 
Kathryn Droske dros0010@umn.edu French-Canadian and Québécois literature and the epistolary tradition; collections of letters, letters in fiction, and epistolary novels
Alexandre Dubois duboi118@umn.edu
W 9-11
19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
Rachel Gibson gibso212@umn.edu Mediterranean cross-cultural relations and trade as transformers of class, nationality, and identity in medieval Franco-Italian, French, and Italian literature; questions of gender and identity related to depictions of mercantile spaces and literary exchange
Chris Holmes holm0487@umn.edu
M 12-2:30 & 4:30-6
The 19th century novel, aesthetics of the realist novel, history of science and psychology, history of literary criticism
Christopher Ice icexx013@umn.edu
M Th 5-6; by appt.
Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
Sean Killackey killa012@umn.edu
T W 1-2
Representation of nature in 18th century French literature, garden theory, early modern studies in print culture, second language acquistion
Herman Koutouan kouto003@umn.edu Medieval literature; notions of identity, migrancy, and cultures in the postcolonial period; orality, cultural/literary implications, and its ambiguities in both medieval Europe and sub-Saharan African literature
Abraham Lamptey lampt010@umn.edu
W 11:15-1:15
 
Deborah Lee-Ferrand ferr0382@umn.edu
M F 12:20-1:20
Representation and symbolism of food and food habits in postcolonial Francophone literature, race and gender issues, slave and neo-slave narratives, the African-American vampire as metaphor in speculative fictions
Farrah Mahroug mahro004@umn.edu
M 10:05-11:05 & Th 12:20-1:30
 
Chloe Mais maisx001@umn.edu
T Th 8-9
Francophone literature and globalizing subcultures in France
Abou-Bakar Mamah mamah001@umn.edu  
Lia Mitchell swop0002@umn.edu Speculative fiction and technologized experience in the French Third Republic
Benjamin Obernolte obern011@umn.edu
T 10-11 & W 12:15-1:15
Researching medieval literature
 
Rachel Payia-Yang payia001@umn.edu
T Th 11-12
 
Selim Rauer rauer004@umn.edu
M 11:30-1:30
Postcolonial literature; postcolonial theory; French and Francophone modern literature; exile and alterity; modern drama; European contemporary theater aesthetics 
Agnès Schaffauser schaf426@umn.edu
T Th 9-10; by appt.
Post-colonial literature, Maghrebi and Beur literature
Amgad Serour serou001@umn.edu
T 10-12
Spectatorship and imagination in French 20th century avant-garde cinema and literature
Shiloh Stone stone747@umn.edu
T Th 10-11
Representations of Paris in 18th and 19th century literature
Charlotte Taubel soulp003@umn.edu
 
Death and mourning in 20th and 21st century French literature and film
François Vozel voze0002@umn.edu Continental philosophy, Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis, modern literature, poetry and theater
Geneviève Young youn0561@umn.edu
T 1:20-2:20 & Th 11-12
Medieval French epics, literary interactions between medieval cultures, reception of the medieval in later periods

Visiting Graduate Students from France

Name Contact
Anissa Khamkham khamk001@umn.edu
M 11-12 & Th 10-11
Gwennoline Sola solax009@umn.edu
Th 10-12