Part-time Lecturer in French

Office hours 

Monday, 10-11 am and 1-2 pm, and by appt

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Larysa Smirnova holds her Ph.D. in French from Yale University. Her dissertation dealt with Roland Barthes and his relationship with the theatrical and theoretical legacy of Bertolt Brecht. Her academic interests include 19th– and 20th–century literature, literary theory, and French and Francophone cinema.  

Research areas:
19th- and 20th-Century French Prose Fiction
French and Francophone Cinema
Literary Theory, Semiology, and Linguistics

2007     Ph.D., Yale University (Dissertation: Roland Barthes in Search of an “Epic” Modernity, Director: Peter Brooks)
2000     M.A. Boston College
1996     B.A. Minsk Linguistic University