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French & Francophone Studies

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Mailing Address

Box 7126
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Faculty & Staff

Florin Beshea

Florin Beschea
Ph.D. Indiana University

I enjoy teaching French language and literature at all levels. Among other courses, I have taught introductory and intermediate language courses, introduction to and advanced pre-modern literature courses, as well as oral expression and French phonetics and pronunciation.

Caroline Beschea-Fache

Caroline Fache
Ph.D. Indiana University

I'm a native of northern France, and I love teaching my language to students because I love to see them go from hesitant to talkative as they gain confidence.

Frank Jacobus

Frank Jacobus
Ph.D. Cornell University

I've taught French at Davidson for more than 40 years and teach all levels of French language and courses in French literature with an emphasis on poetry.

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Carole Kruger
Ph.D. Duke University

I have taught all levels of French language and literature. My primary research interest has been le premier 19è siècle, including the 19th century novel, the works of Balzac, Hugo, and Sand, and discourses on work and poverty.

Linsey Sainte-Claire

Linsey Sainte-Claire
Ph.D. University of Chicago

My areas of teaching interest and research include contemporary French and Francophone literature, educational studies, film studies, gender studies, postcolonial theory and psychology.

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Alan Singerman
Ph.D. Indiana University

I am the Richardson Professor Emeritus of French. I specialize in French cinema studies, the literature of the French 18th century, and the theory and practice of semiotics. I've authored books on the Benedictine monk novelist Abbé Prévost and textbooks on French cinema. I am currently co-authoring a new textbook on contemporary French films and serve as president of the Davidson Film Club.

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Kristen Stern
Ph.D. Boston University

My research and teaching interests include contemporary francophone literature, performance studies, cultural studies and digital humanities.


Amber MacIntyre

Amber MacIntyre
Administrative Assistant
M.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

My responsibilities include programming and operations, managing budgets, event planning, social media, and working with faculty, staff, students and alumni.