Assistant Professor of French, Modern Languages

864.294.2407
Furman Hall 235G
marianne.bessy@furman.edu

  • Current disciplinary research interests

      Francophone literatures, translingual Francophone writers (Vassilis Alexakis), literary bilingualism, self-translation, questions of cultural identity, language memoirs, exile narratives, Haitian women writers of the Diaspora, autofiction, spatial/geographical perspectives in literature

  • Interest in connecting sustainability to research

      My interest in sustainability is mostly service-based (New Orleans May X) but also relates to some of my research (spatial/geographical perspectives in literature) and teaching (Haiti, Haitian culture and literature).

  • Sustainability courses taught
      • UST-117: Working Toward a Sustainable New Orleans
      • FYS-1163: Haitian Women Narrating Home and Exile
      • FRN-325: French Architecture in Context
      • FRN-435: Literatures in French: Writing Across Worlds
      • FRN-201
      • FRN-210
      • FRN-215
      • FRN-420
      • FYS-1204: Who Will be France‚Äôs Next President?

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