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Assistant Teaching Professor, Coordinator of Elementary French
122 Arts and Science Building

PhD, French Literature, Florida State University 

MS, Foreign Language Education & French, University of Tennessee – Knoxville 

BA, French & Theatre, University of Tennessee – Knoxville 


My primary research area is in French Theatre & Performance Studies & Theatre Semiotics. I also have secondary interests in French Literature Across the Ages and Foreign Language Pedagogy. My work in Performance Studies led me to produce and direct theatre productions in French for a company that I founded in Seattle. Some of the productions that I directed included a late medieval French farce, La farce de Maître Pathelin; Molière’s Les précieuses ridicules; Rostand’s Les Romanesques; Sartre’s Huis-clos, and a variety of one-acts in French by Boris Vian, Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, and Fernando Arrabal. I am currently working on a book tentatively titled, The Unholy Text: Liberated Textuality and Mise en Scène in French Theatre & Performance Studies.  



  • Beginning & Intermediate French (Semesters 1 to 4)
  • Le Rire: Lesprit comique dans la littérature, le cinéma, le théâtre, et les médias français et francophones
  • Civilisation et Culture du Canada Francophone                                                                                
  • Readings in French Literature
  • Advanced French Conversation and Composition: Immigration and Dialectics
  • Advanced French Conversation and Composition: French Cinema, TV, & Theater
  • Masterpieces of French Literature: Middle Ages to the Revolution
  • Guided Independent Study: Contemporary French Theater
  • Honors Course in Modern Foreign Languages: French Absurdist Theatre
  • Graduate Reading Knowledge in French
  • French Phonetics
  • Senior Capstones in French
  • Topics in Gender Studies: Feminism, Psychoanalysis and World Drama
  • Introduction to French Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • French Composition
  • French Media
  • Seminar: French Theatre and Performance Workshop
Selected Publications


Infidelity, Adaptation, and Textuality: Approaches to Directing Late Medieval and Early Modern French Farce. Text & Presentation. McFarland Books. April 2020.

Out of the Classroom and into the Community: A Practical Ethnography in Directing Foreign Language Theatre. Text & Presentation. McFarland Books. 2017. SKU: 9781476670362

Integrating Performance Studies into the Foreign Language Curriculum via Digital Media: New Adventures in Multiliteracies. French Review, vol. 87.1.2013.

Croisades in Québec: On the Semiotics of Performance and Contemporary French/Francophone Dramaturgie’”. Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, vol. 22(2). 2012

Reconfiguring Character: Machinic Semiosis and Autopoeitic Subjectivity in Sarrautes Pour un oui ou pour un non. European Drama and Performance Studies, Var. 1, ISSN 2045-8541, March 2012.

French Tragic Farce in an Age of Interpellation. Journal of Modern Drama. University of

Toronto Press, v.51:2. Summer 2008.

Multilateral and Holistic Perspectives in Contemporary Performance Theory: Understanding Patrice Pavis Integrated SemioticsJournal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. University of Kansas Press, v.19:2. Spring 2005.


Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real. Review in American Review of Canadian Studies. Vol. 45, 4. Montreal and Kingston, London, Ithaca, NY: McGill-Queens University Press. February 2016.

Disunified Aesthetics: Situated Textuality, Performativity, Collaboration. Review in American Review of Canadian Studies. Vol. 45, 2. Montreal and Kingston, London, Ithaca, NY: McGill-Queens University Press. June 2015.


Les Précieuses Ridicules Princess Butterflies.