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Faculty

Chair and Professor of French

Christopher Rivers teaches contemporary French culture and media and eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century French novels. Recent courses have treated such topics as the femme fatale, prostitution in French novels, French female saints and women’s autobiography. He is the author of a book and numerous articles, a website on French boxer Georges Carpentier, two book-length translations (including a memoir, written in French, by the first black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson) and a co-edited volume of pedagogical essays.

413-538-2461
28 Ciruti Center
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Catherine Bloom

Language Instructor
413-538-2545
117 Ciruti Center
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Professor of French

Samba Gadjigo's research focuses on French-speaking Africa, particularly the work of filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. In 2001, Gadjigo was instrumental in bringing the Senegalese filmmaker to MHC for screenings and discussions of his work.

413-538-2255
Ciruti Center 227
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Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Professor of French
413-538-2336, 413-538-2074
219 Ciruti Center
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Monday & Wednesday 10-11am; Friday 10-noon
Senior Lecturer in French
413-538-2614
221 Ciruti Center
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Catherine LeGouis

Professor of French

Catherine Le Gouis received her degrees from Sorbonne-Paris IV and Yale University. She teaches French language, literature, and film; Hugo's Les Misérables; Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu; and detective fiction. Research interests include: Russian Silver Age and comparative French and Russian literature. Selected publications: Positivism and Imagination; Mon Histoire: Mémoires d'une femme de lettres russe à l'époque des Lumières (co-edited); “The Woman on the Cross” (The Russian Review). She is currently at work on a biography of Nina Petrovskaya.

413-538-2628
225 Ciruti Center
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Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolyn Stread

Carolyn Shread

Lecturer in French

Carolyn Shread is a translator of scholarly and literary texts, including four books by French philosopher Catherine Malabou. Several of her articles propose new paradigms for translation, drawing on Malabou and Bracha Ettinger. She has also published on her translation of Les Rapaces by Haitian author Marie Vieux-Chauvet, and is on the editorial board of the Haitian journal Legs et Littérature, as well as assistant editor to Translation: A Transdisciplinary Journal.

413-538-2150
31 Ciruti Center
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Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm, Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm & by appointment

Staff

Stacey Pare

Academic Department Coordinator
413-538-2074
115 Ciruti Language Center
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8:00am - 3:00pm

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Margaret L. Switten

Professor Emerita of French

Margaret Switten's specialities include: French and Occitan language and literature of the Middle Ages; music and poetry of the Middle Ages; French literature of the eighteenth century.

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Nicole C. Vaget

Professor Emerita of French
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