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Aurélie Van de Wiele - Assistant Professor of French

Aurélie Van de WieleFulton Hall 293A

Aurélie Van de Wiele holds a Ph.D. in French Studies from Rice University (2010) and a Master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies from The Pennsylvania State University (2006). Prior to coming to SU, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in French at Hamilton College (2010-2015).

She specializes in 19th and 20th century French literature. She is particularly interested in studying how literary works depict human responses to metaphysical and social discontent. She has published articles on Charles Baudelaire, André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the poetics of the destitute in Modern poetry. In this work, she argues that the poetics of the destitute is not only used as a creative device but also as a way to alleviate human distress and to denounce social inequalities. She is also interested in translation studies, language pedagogy, teaching with technology, course material design and teaching popular culture.

SU Courses:
French 201 Intermediate French I
French 202 Intermediate and Applied French II
French 300: Francophone Topics ("The French and Their Food")
French 310 Grammar and Composition
French 312: French Conversation ("The Experience of the Youth: From Childhood to Adulthood")
French 350 Masterpieces of French Literature I
French 403 Advanced Conversation and Composition with Media

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