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Graduate Students


Sophie Capmartin

Sophie Capmartin
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
M.A., University of New Orleans
B.A., M.A., Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux III

Research Interests:17th and 18th century French literature, surveillance, the court at Versailles

Email: scapmart@tulane.edu
Office: NH428
Hours:T 10-11, R 12:30-1:20, and by appointment




Tamara Caudill

Tamara Bentley Caudill
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
M.A., University of Kentucky
B.A., Transylvania University

Research Interests:Medieval literature, short narrative genres (lais, fables, fabliaux), manuscript studies, performance, gender and sexuality, foreign language pedagogy

Email: tcaudill@tulane.edu
Office: NH428
Hours: M 1-2, R 2-3, and by appointment




Adèle Cenier

Adèle Cenier
Ph.D. Student
B.A.

Research Interests:

Email: acenier@tulane.edu



Alison Chanslor

Alison Chanslor
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
M.A., Tulane University
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Interests:20th century literature and the visual images of advertising, cinema and the plastic arts

Email: mchanslo@tulane.edu



Aliyah Cole

Aliyah Cole
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
M.A., Tulane University
B.A., Wilson College

Research Interests:Identity and sexuality in the work of francophone women authors, especially from the Caribbean

Email: ajohns5@tulane.edu



Casey Czajka

Casey Czajka
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
J.D. Candidate, Loyola University
M.A., Tulane University
B.A., College of William and Mary

Research Interests: The politics of death and mourning in the francophone world; the last will and testament in early 19th-century New Orleans; freedom and restrictions on the freedom of people of color in early 19th-century New Orleans; medieval law and literature; and outlaws in literature.

Email: cczajka@tulane.edu



Adam Dexter

Adam Dexter
Ph.D. Student
B.A., College of Charleston

Research Interests:Medieval and early modern French and English literature and theatre, hagiography, 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literature, autofiction, witchcraft and demonology in Early Modern France, heresy in Early Modern France, gender and sexuality, feminist theory

Email: adexter@tulane.edu



Leslie Dingeldein

Leslie Dingeldein
Ph.D. Student
B.A., M.A., University of Louisville

Research Interests:  Medieval literature, textiles and fashion, and gender and sexuality

Email: ldingeld@tulane.edu



Annie Doucet

Annie Doucet
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
M.A., Tulane University
B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University

Research Interests:Medieval literature, dialects of medieval French, religion, and art history

Email: adoucet@tulane.edu
Office: NH442
Hours: M 2-3, W 4-5


Heather Frost

Heather Frost
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
M.A., Tulane University
B.A., Notre Dame University

Research Interests: Language and identity in Haiti, Francophone literature, Haitian & Caribbean studies, Sociolinguistics, Medieval literature

Email: hfrost1@tulane.edu
Office: NH434
Hours: M 3:30-4:30, T 9:50-10:50, and by appointment


Julia Geldzahler

Julia Geldzahler
Master's Student (4+1 program)
B.A., Tulane University

Research Interests:

Email: jgeldzah@tulane.edu


Julia Gueron

Julia Gueron
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests: “Engaged Literature”, Intellectual Life in France after WWII; Economics, philosophy and literature

Email: jgueron@tulane.edu
Office: NH436
Hours: M 11-12:30, W 1-2:30


Nicole Horne

Nicole Horne
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
B.A., Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Francophone, migrant and diasporic literatures, modernity studies, cultural imaging between France and the Islamic world, Orientalism/Occidentalism

Email: nhorne@tulane.edu
Office: NH438
Hours: M 11:30-12:30, W 1:30-2:30, and by appointment


Ryan Joyce

Ryan Joyce
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
B.A., Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Research Interests: Francophone Caribbean, 20th and 21st century French litterature, French Colonial and Atlantic History, Creole language and identity, Gender and Sexuality, film theory

Email: rjoyce1@tulane.edu
Office: NH438
Hours: M 10-11, W 12:30-1:30, and by appointment


Eleanor Knight

Eleanor Knight
Masters Student (4+1 program)
B.A., Tulane University

Research Interests:

Email: eknight1@tulane.edu


Erika Mandarino

Erika Mandarino
Ph.D. Student
B.A., M.A., University of Guelph

Research Interests: 17th-19th century French literature, le roman scientifique, le récit fantastique, didactic and heuristic qualities of the scientific novel, science in literature

Email: emandari@tulane.edu


Meagen Moreland

Meagen Moreland
Ph.D. Student
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., The George Washington University

Research Interests:National identity and immigration in contemporary France and North Africa, as well as feminine autobiographical writing and the maternal voice

Email: mmorela1@tulane.edu
On Leave Fall 2014


Nathan Rabalais

Nathan Rabalais
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
B.A., M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Research Interests: Louisiana French and Creole, folklore, orality, francophone North America, dialect pedagogy, theatre

Email: nrabala@tulane.edu
Chateaubriand Fellow at the University of Poitiers, 2014-2015


Elsa Stéphan

Elsa Stéphan
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
M.A., l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Strasbourg
B.A., CELSA, Université de Paris IV - La Sorbonne

Research Interests: Nineteen and Twentieth-century French Literature, digital humanities, media studies, world literature, utopias of the French Renaissance

Email: estephan@tulane.edu


Kristina Traylor

Kristina Traylor
Ph.D. Student
M.A., Middlebury College

Research Interests:Musical representations in French cultural and social history

Email: ktraylor@tulane.edu
On Leave Fall 2014


Carole Trévise

Carole Trévise
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD
M.A., University of New Orleans
M.A., Université de La Sorbonne Nouvelle
Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnelle à l'Enseignement Secondaire, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
B.A., Université de Reims

Research Interests: 19th century novel (Balzac, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Zola), literature and anthropology of the religious phenomenon, the Sacred in literature (motifs, relic and legacy), sacrifices and literature (Medea, the eaten heart, Naturalism)

Email: ctrevise@tulane.edu
Residency at E.N.S. (Paris) Fall 2014


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