Curriculum Vitae

Education

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Ph.D. in French, November 2012
M.A. in French, September 2008

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A. in Comparative Literature with Highest Distinction, May 2004
Second Major in French

Academic Appointments

Connecticut College, New London, CT
French Department
Visiting Assistant Professor, July 2015 to present

Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of French and Romance Philology
Visiting Assistant Professor, January 2015 to June 2015

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2013 to December 2014

Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Department for Foreign Languages & Literatures
Adjunct Assistant Professor, January to May 2013

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Department of French and Italian
Graduate Assistant Instructor, January 2007 to January 2011

Honors and Awards

Whiting Fellow, 2011-2012
Chateaubriand Fellow, 2009-2010
Pensionnaire étranger at the École normale supérieure, Paris, 2009-2010
Princeton French and Italian Armstrong Foulet Award, 2006-2009; 2010-2011
Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted 2004
Maas Memorial Prize in French, Winner 2004

Publications

“The Messianic redemption of French symbolist aesthetic theory”. Forum for Modern Language Studies. Forthcoming in October, 2016

“Paul Valéry and poetic literacy”. Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 2016. Special Issue: “Faire le point: quand la littérature fait savoir”. 20:3, 478-485

“Mallarmé’s Socratic Monologues”.  Romanic Review.  May-November 2014. N° 105.3

“Sexual freedom and anarchist individualism in French symbolism’s ivory tower”. French Cultural Studies 2015. Vol. 26(1), pp. 17-31

“Blood and rhythmic analogies in Valéry’s Charmes”. French Forum. Volume 34, N°1, Winter 2009. pp. 19-32

Conference Papers

“Peasantry and abstract thought in George Sand’s Mauprat”. Nineteenth Century French Studies conference. Brown University.  October 27 – 29, 2016

“Aragon’s Musée Grévin and Goethe, résistant?” Passages, seuils, portes. International Colloquium 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies. Saint Louis University. March 17 – 19, 2016

“Promising poets and past conditional mythmaking”. 56th Annual Conference. The Society for French Studies. University of Cardiff. June 29 – July 1, 2015

“Valéry and predictions of written poetry’s ‘death’”. Faire le point : Quand la littérature fait savoir. International Colloquium 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies. Louisiana State University. February 26 – March 1, 2015

“Vielé-Griffin, Whitman, and Poe’s light without heat”.  Thresholds and Horizons.  Nineteenth Century French Studies conference.  University of Richmond.  October 24-26, 2013

“French symbolists and metaphors of monasticism”. The Monk, the Priest, the Nun. The Center for Italian Studies. University of Pennsylvania. March 22-23, 2013

“Starvation as persecution in accounts of Villiers’s and Verlaine’s sufferings”. Feast and Famine. Nineteenth Century French Studies conference. North Carolina State University. October 11-14, 2012

“Symbolist and national heroes in the early Third Republic”. The Idea of France. Interdisciplinary and international conference. University of Pittsburgh. November 10-12, 2011

Invited Talks

“Symbolist and national heroes in the early Third Republic”. Princeton Research Symposium. December 3, 2011

Teaching Workshops

“Class of ’57 Teaching Seminar for Incoming Faculty.” Connecticut College. August 2015 – May 2016

“Culture and Gastronomy”.  Institute of French Cultural Studies.  Dartmouth College.  June 17 to July 16, 2013

Completed “Teaching Transcript” program at Princeton’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.  December 2010

“Academic Leadership Conference: The Many Dimensions of Success”.  Princeton University.  January 17, 2009

Teaching Experience

Connecticut College, New London, CT

  • French 101 Elementary French I, Fall 2016
    First semester grammar course emphasizing communication and independent learning
  • French 201 Intermediate French I, Fall 2016
    Grammar and beginning conversation; readings on representations of French schools
  • French 347/447 Gastronomy and Culture, Fall 2016
    Seminar on food from late Old Regime to present day; emphasizes history and language
  • French 102 Elementary French II, Spring 2016
    Second semester introductory course on French grammar and French-speaking cultures
  • French 301 Pensez français, Spring 2016
    Advanced composition and conversation course based around student-selected content
  • French 413 Le Temps des prophètes, Spring 2016
    Seminar on 19th-c. French literary expressions of progressive and antimodern ideologies
  • French 101 Elementary French I, Fall 2015
    First semester grammar course emphasizing communication and independent learning
  • French 201 Intermediate French I, Fall 2015
    Grammar and beginning conversation; readings on representations of French schools
  • French 301 Pensez français, Fall 2015
    Grammar and beginning conversation; readings on representations of French schools

Columbia University, Columbia, NY

  • French W3624 Artistic lives in Belle Époque Paris, Spring 2015
    Seminar on early and late works of major writers and artists at the turn of the century
  • French G8524 Youth of poets, age of the city, Spring 2015
    Graduate survey of 19th-century French poetry from Romanticism to Symbolism

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

  • FRE 305 Evolution and Revolution, Fall 2014
    Survey from the 12th to 18th centuries, with emphasis on education and social order
  • FRE 400/600 Writers, Painters, Models, Fall 2014
    Seminar on literary representations of painters and models in 19th-century France
  • FRE 400/600 Belle Époque Generation, Fall 2014
    Seminar on the “generation” of authors born around 1870; their shared cultural context
  • FRE 302 French Phonetics and Conversation, Spring 2014
    Training in pronunciation; discussion of current events
  • FRE 400/600 Gastronomy and Culture, Spring 2014
    Seminar on the role of food in 19th-and 20th-century French culture
  • FRE 400/600 From Baudelaire to Bob Dylan, Spring 2014
    Seminar on French-language poetry and the fascination of poets’ biographies
  • FRE 315 French Civilization, Fall 2013
    Introduction to French culture and history; emphasis on national identity
  • FRE 400/600 Classics of French Cinema, Fall 2013
    Survey of French film and currents in film history and theory
  • FRE 400/600 French Literature(s) Today, Fall 2013
    Seminar on 20th and 21st-century literature

Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

  • FRE 201 French IV, Spring 2013
    Fourth semester French and Francophone grammar and culture
  • FRE 320 French Phonetics and Conversation, Spring 2013
    Course emphasizing pronunciation and conversational skill

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  • FRE 207 Studies in French Language & Style, Fall 2010
    Fourth or fifth semester grammar review and survey of French literature
  • FRE 107 Intermediate/Advanced French, Fall 2008
    Third semester French grammar, culture, and literature
  • FRE 101 Beginner’s French I, Fall 2007
    First semester French grammar and culture
  • FRE 102 Beginner’s French II, Spring 2007
    Second semester French grammar and culture

Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, VA
Substitute Teacher and Tutor, September 2005 to May 2006

  • Worked with students at the elementary through high school levels
  • Tutored in high school French grammar

AmeriCorpsWashington Reading Corps, Mount Vernon, WA
Volunteer Instructor, August 2004 to July 2005

  • Tutored English language learners at the elementary school level
  • Co-organized and participated in community service projects

Languages

  • French, near-native
  • German, good written and spoken
  • Spanish, good reading knowledge
  • Latin, fair reading knowledge

University Service

Second reader for French MA dossiers in Syracuse’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Fall 2013 to Fall 2014

Chair of the Graduate Liaison Committee of the Department of French and Italian, Fall 2010 to Spring 2011

Departmental Representative of the Department of French and Italian for the Princeton Graduate Student Government, Fall 2008 to Fall 2009