Valerie M. Dionne

Associate Professor of French and Italian

Office: Lovejoy 313 [ campus map ]
Box 4650

Phone: 207-859-4659
Fax: 207-859-4405
Mailing Address:
4650 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Office Hours:
M-W: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Dionne, Valerie M.


M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Modern French Culture & Literature
  • Literature, Political Philosophy, & Ethics

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
FR125 AFrench I
FR126 AFrench II
FR128 AFrench IV: Reading in Cultural Contexts
FR232 AFrench Cultural History I
FR378 AFrench Revolution: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death


Valerie Dionne earned her PhD from Princeton University in 2008.
She co-edited a volume, "Revelations of Character": Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
Her latest book is Montaigne, ecrivain de la conciliation, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2014.
She also published articles in the Dictionnaire de Michel de Montaigne, Nouveau bulletin de la societe internationale des amis de Montaigne, Romance Review, Paon d'Hera, Early Modern Studies.


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