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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
Alexandre Dubois 303A Folwell Hall                                                          duboi118@umn.edu 19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
Noah Goodwin
403 Folwell Hall
Representations of homosexuality in Early Modern French literature, French Jewish literature, Post-Colonial Studies, representations of violence in film and television, and Southeast Asian studies. 
Konrad Herath
403 Folwell Hall
17th century French literature, Québécois literature and culture, queer theory, aestheticism
Chris Holmes
403 Folwell Hall
Thursdays 2:45-4:45
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
Coraline Kandassamy
403 Folwell Hall
French Caribbean women's literature, popular music and feminism, Black feminism, postcolonial studies
Sean Killackey 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
Farrah Mahroug
403 Folwell Hall
mahro004@umn.edu
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00; by appt.
 
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
403 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 1:00-3:00; 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
 
Agnès Schaffauser
403 Folwell Hall
Postcolonial literature; Maghrebi literature and film; immigration, migration, and diaspora literature
Amgad Serour
403 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
 
Pauline Monjo
403 Folwell Hall