Meet the French Faculty
Dr. Thierry Durand
Professor of French
Thierry René Durand received his Ph.D. in French Literature from Washington University, St Louis, in May 1993. He also holds a Maîtrise in Philosophy from Lyon III, France, and an M.A. in French Literature from Washington University.
Durand's academic interests pertain to the relationship between philosophy and post WW2 French literature and literary criticism. His dissertation examined the critical and philosophical works of French essayist Maurice Blanchot. His current research focuses on the expression of a tragic vein in "l'extrême contemporain."
- "À partir de la guerre de Bosnie: représentation de l'apocalypse chez E. Darley, N. Caligaris et J. Matillon" Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites (Forthcoming 2010)
- "Emmanuel Carrère: L’étranger en soi”
The French Review vol 83, n.3, February 2010 (574-588)
- “Essai sur Régis Jauffret: Le monde comme désir et délire.”
The Australian Journal of French Studies, 46: 1-2 (2009), 45-57
Dr. Marie Noussi
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone African Studies
Ph.D. in French, University of New Mexico -DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies), University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon -Maîtrise in African Literature, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon -Licence in African Literature, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
Ecocriticism, Postcolonial Studies, African and Caribbean Studies
Fulbright French Teaching Assistant - 2012/2013
Stéphanie Ohrem holds a Licence in German that she got in Strasbourg. Then she was a language assistant in Hanover, Germany and is now a Fulbright FLTA at Linfield College, McMinnville.
When she goes back to France, she will study for a master in Translation. She is interested in languages such as English, German, Spanish and would like to work in the framework of the European Union.