Dr. Belatèche received her Ph.D. in French Literature from Yale University in 1993, with a minor in Art History. Her B.A. in French is from Vassar College. She has taught French language and literature courses at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), Hamline University (St. Paul), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and at Mississippi State University. Her experiences teaching K-12 include teaching 6th-grade French at the Breck School and teaching English at the Lycée Fénelon in Paris. She has served as Co-Coordinator of the College in the Schools (CIS) Program for French since 1999. Between 2007 and 2012, she served as president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). She has taught an interdisciplinary course for adults at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), and has published several articles on art exhibits stateside and abroad. She has also taught a course on theatre through the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Her favorite field trips for students at the U include special exhibits at the MIA and French ballets at Northrop Auditorium. She is a regular columnist for "Reflets de l'Étoile du Nord" (MN-AATF) and a book reviewer of creative works for "The French Review."

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: French Literature, Minor: History of Art, Yale University, 1993 -
  • M. Phil.: French Literature, Yale University, 1988 -
  • M.A.: French Literature, Yale University, 1986 -
  • B.A.: French, Honors: General, Departmental , Vassar College, 1984 -
  • Sweet Briar Junior Year Abroad: ,, 1982-83 -


  • 19th- & 20th-century French literature and thought
  • art history
  • philosophical approaches to literature
  • linguistic approaches to literature