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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

On sabbatical fall 2018 semester. 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.

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Shanaaz Mohammed
Ph.D. Florida State University

My research examines representations of the East Indian diaspora in French Caribbean literature. I integrate modern technology into my classes to introduce students to innovative and exciting ways of using French.

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Sokrat Postoli
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

My research is focused on the Maghreb and is broadly informed by a regard for literature as a complement to the historical record. My broader academic interests include immigration and the cultural exchanges they facilitate, as well as the role of Francophone writers in postcolonial settings outside of the Maghreb.

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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.

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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.


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.