Charlotte France Werbe

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0411


McKnight Hall
Room 16
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD Princeton University, 2018
MA University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2012
Mount Holyoke College, 2010

Academic Focus

Visual Studies, Cinema, Comics, Testimony, Holocaust Literature, Yiddish, 20th + 21st c. French Literature, Translation

At Gettysburg, I am affiliated with the Jewish Studies Program and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. In the classroom, I enjoy exploring with students how different forms of visual media structure how we perceive the world. To that end, I have taught courses on the representation of violence in comics, on social differences in contemporary cinema, and soon, on the entwinement of media and memory after the Holocaust.

My work has been published in Études Francophones (special issue), The Journal of Holocaust Research, The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies and the edited volume Shoah et bande dessinée: L'image au service de la mémoire (Denoël / Mémorial de la Shoah). 


Courses Taught