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Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Lizzy Baden  
Rachael Balstad
Mondays & Thursdays 12-1
Sarah Boardman Transgression of boundaries between cultures and Francophone literature, immigration literatures between the Carribean, Canada, Africa, and Europe
Peter Caswell
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11-12
Alexandre Dubois
Mondays & Tuesdays 10-11
19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
Chloe Hagen
Mondays 1-2 & Thursdays 5-6
Francophone literature and globalizing subcultures in France
Chris Holmes The 19th century novel, aesthetics of the realist novel, history of science and psychology, history of literary criticism
Christopher Ice
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11
Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
Sean Killackey
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1:15-2:15
Representation of nature in 18th century French literature, garden theory, early modern studies in print culture, second language acquistion
Herman Koutouan 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
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Deborah Lee-Ferrand
Mondays & Thursdays 5:15-6:15
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
Mondays 10:30-12:30; by appt.
Abou-Bakar Mamah Postdemocracy, Afropolitanism, Afrofuturism and Migratory Movement in Francophone Africa. My work explores through literature, cinema, theater, and music the sociopolitical changes taking place in  Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.
Lia Mitchell Speculative fiction and technologized experience in the French Third Republic
Benjamin Obernolte
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:15-1:15
Researching medieval literature
Rachel Payia-Yang
Tuesdays 9:45-11:45
Selim Rauer
Mondays 10:30-12:30
Postcolonial literature; postcolonial theory; French and Francophone modern literature; exile and alterity; modern drama; European contemporary theater aesthetics 
Agnès Schaffauser
Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Post-colonial literature; Maghrebi literature and film; immigration, migration, and diaspora literature
Amgad Serour
Tuesdays 10-12
Spectatorship and imagination in French 20th century avant-garde cinema and literature
Shiloh Stone
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Representations of Paris in 18th and 19th century literature
Charlotte Taubel
Wednesdays 9-11; by appt.
Death and mourning in 20th and 21st century French literature and film
Geneviève Young
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:20-2:20
Medieval French epics, literary interactions between medieval cultures, reception of the medieval in later periods

Visiting Graduate Students from France

Name Contact
Anissa Khamkham
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:20-12:20
Gwennoline Sola
Thursdays 10-12