Faculty

The faculty in French is committed to teaching and to scholarship. The members of the section have all earned the Ph.D. at major U.S. research institutions. They have considerable expertise in teaching, and they will help you achieve proficiency in French. The French faculty pursues various research interests, including theatre, film, narrative prose and civilization. At all levels of the curriculum, they regularly introduce new methods, materials, and topics, ensuring the highest quality instruction.

 

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JoleneBarjasteh
Amine
Wendy Allen,
Chair
Jolene Barjasteh
Amine Bekhechi

B.A., Connecticut College;
M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University

17th century French literature; contemporary France; second language acquisition and pedagogy

Office Phone: 507-786-3247

SEMESTER I OFFICE HOURS:
MWF 10:45-12:00; 1:00-2:30

TH 1:00-2:30

or by appointment

Office location: Tomson 329

Chair of Romance Languages

wallen@stolaf.edu

B.A., M.A. Illinois State University;
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

19th century French literature; the short story; autobiography; French cinema

SEMESTER I OFFICE HOURS:
MWF 10:45-11:40
or by appointment

Office Phone: 507-786-3274

Office Location: Tomson 330

barjaste@stolaf.edu

D.E.A., Université de Montpellier I,
France
M.A., Ph.D., University. of Wisconsin, Madison

20th century French literature; Franco-phonie; the literature of the Maghreb

SEMESTER I OFFICE HOURS:
MW 9:15-10:00

F 11:00-12:00
or by appointment

Office Phone: 507-786-8043

Office Location: Tomson 327

bekhechi@stolaf.edu

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LiseH
Maria Vendetti
Mary Cisar
Serving as Registrar, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lise Hoy

SEMESTER I OFFICE HOURS:
MW 1:00 – 2:30
TTH 9:00 – 11:00
or by appointment

Office Phone: 507-786-3428

Office Location: Tomson 328

vendet1@stolaf.edu

B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., Ph.D. Brown University

18th century French literature; French feminism and feminist literary criticism; second language acquisition and pedagogy

cisar@stolaf.edu

B.A., University of Minnesota;
M.A., Ph.D. University of
Wisconsin, Madison

19th century and early 20th
century narrative;imagination
in French literature; art and fin-de-siècle literature; gastronomy in French literature

SEMESTER I OFFICE HOURS:
MW 12:00 – 1:00
or by appointment

Office Phone: 507-786-3980

Office Location: Tomson 326

hoyl@stolaf.edu