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Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Ray Balstad
403 Folwell Hall
Feminist theory, queer theory, film, 19th and 20th century French literature and comic books, intersections of math and science with the humanities
403 Folwell Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00; by appt.
 
Cameron Cook
403 Folwell Hall
cook0353@umn.edu
Mondays and Fridays 10:00-11:00; by appt.
French hip hop, urban literature
303A Folwell Hall
19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
403 Folwell Hall
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday 11:00-12:00; by appt.
Representations of homosexuality in early modern French literature, French Jewish literature, postcolonial Studies, representations of violence in film and television, and Southeast Asian studies. 
403 Folwell Hall
Thursdays 1:30-3:30, and by appointment here.
17th century French literature, Québécois literature and culture, queer theory, critical disability studies, aesthetic theory
Chris Holmes
305A Folwell Hall
Wednesdays 12:15-2:15
The 19th century novel, aesthetics of the realist novel, history of science and psychology, history of literary criticism
Christopher Ice
303A Folwell Hall
icexx013@umn.edu
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
403 Folwell Hall
French Caribbean women's literature, popular music and feminism, Black feminism, postcolonial studies
305A Folwell Hall
killa012@umn.edu
By appointment
Representation of nature in 18th century French literature, garden theory, early modern studies in print culture, second language acquistion
Abraham Lamptey
403 Folwell Hall
lampt010@umn.edu
Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00-11:00; by appt.
Literary and cinematic representations of clandestine migration from Sub-saharan Africa to Europe in the 21st century
403 Folwell Hall
mahro004@umn.edu
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00; by appt.
18th-century French Literature and Theory; women’s representation in the Enlightenment; 20th- and 21st-century French, Francophone and postcolonial studies, theory and film studies; role of literature, media, and archives in Post-WWII Productions; representation of colonialism in literature and films
Chloe Mais-Hagen
403 Folwell Hall
Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00-12:00
Francophone literature and globalizing subcultures in France
Lia Mitchell swop0002@umn.edu Speculative fiction and technologized experience in the French Third Republic
Benjamin Obernolte
303A Folwell Hall
Mondays 12:15-2:15
Medieval French and Iberian literature, intersections of class and gender, fabliaux, pastourelles, pastorelas, serranillas
 
Rachel Payia-Yang
403 Folwell Hall
payia001@umn.edu
Mondays 9:00-11:00; by appt.
Postcolonial literature, Asian Francophone literature, and cultural identity production among writers with personal connections to Asia, specifically Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia
Selim Rauer
305A Folwell Hall
Postcolonial literature; postcolonial theory; French and Francophone modern literature; exile and alterity; modern drama; European contemporary theater aesthetics 
Arwa Reda
403 Folwell Hall
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:00-10:00
19th- & 20th-century French literature & thought; Francophone literature; ethics; testimony; detective fiction
Agnès Schaffauser
403 Folwell Hall
Postcolonial literature; Maghrebi literature and film; immigration, migration, and diaspora literature
Amgad Serour
303A Folwell Hall
serou001@umn.edu
Mondays & Thursdays 5:15-6:15 PM
Spectatorship and imagination in French 20th century avant-garde cinema and literature
Charlotte Soulpin-Taubel
314B Folwell Hall
soulp003@umn.edu
Mondays 4:00-6:00; by appt.
Death and mourning in 20th and 21st century French literature and film
Shiloh Stone
403 Folwell Hall
stone747@umn.edu
Mondays 12:30-2:30; by appt.
Representations of Paris in 18th and 19th century literature
Jami Watson
403 Folwell Hall
Japonisme, Orientalism, Eastern-Western aesthetic, 19th century to contemporary French literature, explorer narratives
Geneviève Young
303A Folwell Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00
Laughter in Old French and Old Occitan epics; linguistic hybridity in medieval France; Medieval political poetry

Visiting Graduate Students from France

Name Contact
Jérémy Labbé
403 Folwell Hall
Wednesdays 11:00-5:00
 
Pauline Monjo
403 Folwell Hall
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00