Audrey Brunetaux
audrey.brunetaux@colby.edu
(207) 859-4664
Department Chair and Associate Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: 20th-21st Century French Literature and Cinema; Cultural Studies; Holocaust Literature & Film; Visual Arts & the Shoah; Trauma & Memory Studies; Graphic Novels; Autobiography and Memories; Charlotte Delbo
Danila Cannamela
dcanname@colby.edu
Lovejoy 306
207-859-4662
Assistant Professor of Italian
Areas of Expertise: Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture; Noir, pulp, sci-fi literature; Environmental Humanities; Gender Studies; Italian cinema
Posthumanism; Ecopoetry
Flavien Falantin
flavien.falantin@colby.edu
Lovejoy 312
207-859-4405
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: 19th/20th Century French and Francophone novelists; Reader-response Criticism and Reader's Alienation; Medical Studies, Bovarysm, Mimetic Desire, Lactification; Comparative Literature, Women and Gender Studies; Françoise Sagan
Valérie M. Dionne
valerie.dionne@colby.edu
Lovejoy 313
(207) 859-4659
Associate Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: Early Modern French Literature & Philosophy, Literature and Ethics; Political Conciliation
Bénédicte Mauguière
benedicte.mauguiere@colby.edu
Diamond 109
(207) 859-4660
Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: Quebec Studies; Francophone Studies of the Americas; Diaspora & Transcultural Studies; Indian Ocean Cultures & Literatures; Women and Gender Studies; JMG Le Clézio
Thomas Muzart
thomas.muzart@colby.edu
Lovejoy 306
(207) 859-4405
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: 20th-21st French and Francophone Literature; Gender and Queer Studies; Film Studies; Minority Politics and Minor Transnationalism; Postcolonial Studies; Geolinguistics; Ecofeminism.
Mouhamedoul A. Niang
mouhamedoul.niang@colby.edu
(207) 859-4661
Associate Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: Francophone African Literature and Cinema; Body, Space, and Gender through Narratives of Identities; Fiction and Medicine; Onomastics; Transculturation and the African Detective Novel; African Studies, Créolité and Marronnage.
Adrianna Paliyenko
adrianna.paliyenko@colby.edu
Lovejoy 312
(207) 859-4656
Charles A. Dana Professor of French
Areas of Expertise: 19th- and 20th-century French poetry, including Women’s Contributions; Literary History and the Poetics of Influence; Gender, Genius and Race; Theories of Creativity; Literature and Medicine; Feminism and Psychoanalysis; 19th-century Francophone Studies
Gianluca Rizzo
gianluca.rizzo@colby.edu
Lovejoy 310
(207) 859-4655
Paganucci Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of Expertise: Renaissance and Contemporary Italian Literature (especially poetry); Dante; Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture; Macaronic Literature; poesia comico-realista; the Historical Avant-garde and the Neo-avant-garde; Theater, Aesthetics and Semiotics; Translation
Francesca Nardi
fnardi@colby.edu
Lovejoy 354
Teaching Assistant – Italian
Master's Thesis:I obtained my Master Degree in Italian Studies in March 2020 from Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. In my final project I presented an interpretation of some Italian contemporary texts, both novels and poetries, from the perspective of Environmental Humanities. Within the broader Spatial Turn theory, I went on framing some patterns in the works of such Italian writers as Giorgio Vasta, Francesco Pecoraro and Giuliano Mesa, which link them to Geocritics’ and Ecocritics’ approach. The core was investigating the texts, led by questions concerning the modalities in which the space informs us of the society we live in. Can the spaces we cross every day embody and shape our residual present time? How do writers turn those places and that time in words? Why is telling stories so crucial in our day?
Stéphane Veniant
sveniant@colby.edu
Lovejoy 354
Teaching Assistant – French
Master's Thesis: English Language, Literature, and Civilization degree: I've graduated from the University of Burgundy in Dijon this year, and I'm now at Colby to get my first teaching experience. I plan on doing a Master's of education in France to teach English in middle schools/high schools.
Vivian L. Wood
vivian.wood@colby.edu
Administrative Assistant