Valerie M. Dionne

Assistant Professor of French

Office: Lovejoy 313 [ campus map ]
Box 4650

Phone: 207-859-4659
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 Literature & Philosophy
  • Literature and Ethics, Political Reconciliation

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AR197 A Censorship Uncovered: Blogging for the Center for Arts and Humanities
FR126 A French II
FR126 B French II
FR128 A French IV: Reading in Cultural Contexts
FR232 A Cultural History of France
FR493A A Satire, Sedition, and Censorship in Early Modern France


Valerie Dionne earned her PhD from Princeton University in 2008. With Corinne Noirot, she co-edited a volume, "Revelations of Character": Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne . Her latest book, Montaigne et l'ecriture de la conciliation (Paris: Classiques Garnier) is forthcoming. 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.


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