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Faculty

  • Emily Apter

    Professor of French and Comparative Literature

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    19th- and 20th-century French and comparative literatures; Francophone studies; cultural studies; critical theory.

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    Aline Baehler

    Senior Language Lecturer of French

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    Research Interests: 

    20th-Century French Literature; second-language acquisition; computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

  • Claudie Bernard

    Professor of French

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    19th-century literature and society; history and the novel ; the representation of family; the question of justice.

  • Tom Bishop
    Tom Bishop

    Florence Lacaze Gould Professor of French Literature;

    Professor of French and Comparative Literature

    Director, Center for French Civilization and Culture

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    Research Interests: 

    Contemporary theatre and novel, avant-garde movements, cultural history; French-American cultural and political relations

  • Benoît Bolduc

    Associate Professor of French

    Chair, Department of French

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    Early Modern French Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts, Court and Civic Festivals, Festival Books; Dramatic repertoire, Performance practices ; Poetry; Literature and the Arts

  • Ludovic Cortade

    Associate Professor of French and Cinema Studies

    NY Program Director, NYU Paris

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    Research Interests: 

    History and Aesthetic of French Cinema, Film Theory, Cinematic Representations of Landscapes, 20th Century French Literature

  • J. Michael Dash

    Professor of French and Social and Cultural Analysis

    First Year Ph.D. students Advisor

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    Research Interests: 

    Francophone/Caribbean Literature; literary theory; translation French to English

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    Anne Deneys-Tunney

    Professor of French

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    18th and 20th century relationship between Literature and Philosophy, French and European Enlightenment ; The « Idéologues » and the emergence of Human Sciences, Rousseau, Political Philosophy and Ethics, Women's studies, Theater as a director, Philippe Sollers

  • Emmanuelle Ertel

    Clinical Associate Professor of French

    Director, Master of Arts in Literary Translation

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    Research Interests: 

    Translation, Contemporary French Novel

  • Stéphane Gerson

    Professor of French

    DGS, Institute of French Studies

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    Cultural history of modern France; memory and history; territorial identities; astrology and mass culture.

  • Henriette Goldwyn

    Clinical Professor of French

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    Research Interests: 

    17th-century literature; narrative texts; women's studies; opposition journalism; political and religious texts; travel literature.

  • Denis Hollier

    Professor of French

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    Research Interests: 

    20th-century literature; narration and the media; literature and politics; the avant gardes; theory of literary history

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    Sarah Kay

    Professor of French

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    Medieval literature, philosophy, culture; contemporary theory and criticism

  • Judith Miller

    Professor of French

    Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi

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    Research Interests: 

    French Theatre: Theory, Production and Text; Francophone Literature (particularly theatrer); Feminist Theory and texts by women

  • John Moran
    John Moran

    Clinical Associate Professor of French

    Interim Director, NYU Paris

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    Research Interests: 

    Foreign language methodology and pedagogy; historical linguistics; Old French language and literature; phonetics

  • Eugène Nicole

    Professor of French

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    Proust; contemporary French novel; theory of literature; onomastics; linguistics; modern poetry; criticism; literary theory

  • Lucien Nouis

    Associate Professor of French

    Interim Director of Graduate Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Seventeenth and eighteenth-century literature, philosophy, and history of political ideas; contemporary philosophy; political theory; critical theory; religion

  • Richard Sieburth

    Professor of French and English and Comparative Literature

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    Comparative poetics; history and theory of translation; romanticism; symbolism; modernism.

  • Delphine Stafford

    Senior Language Lecturer of French

  • Phillip Usher

    Associate Professor of French

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    Research Interests: 

    Renaissance French Literature, especially classical reception, cartography/cultural geography, visual studies/art history.

  • Evelyn Birge Vitz

    Professor of French

    Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Oral and written tradition; saints' lives; Biblical and religious literature; Crusader culture; storytelling; ballads; literary theory; and cognitive approaches to literature.

  • William Wolf

    Adjunct Associate Professor of French