French

Caroline Ferraris-Besso

Assistant Professor

French

Contact

Box

Campus Box 0411

Address

McKnight Hall
Room 32
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Education

PhD Cornell University, 2012
MA Cornell University, 2008
MA Université Savoie-Mont Blanc, 2004

Academic Focus

Nineteenth and twentieth-century French literature; Postcolonial studies; Polynesian studies; Visual culture

My work is concerned with the ways in which literature and art have been used as tools to shape racial, social, and sexual minorities in the French Colonial Empire. It has appeared in Labyrinthe, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Romance Notes, Women in French Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and MLN.*  My current book-length project is tentatively entitled Postcarding the Other: Polynesia and the Nineteenth-Century French Imagination.

* If you are interested in a copy of any of my papers but do not have institutional access to them, please feel free to email me for a copy.

At Gettysburg College, I teach intermediate and upper-level French language courses, as well as topic courses focusing on nineteenth-century culture, society, and literature. I also occasionally teach in the First-Year Seminar Program. My course, "You’re Not Yelping: From the Critique of Judgment to Consumer Rating Culture" (FYS 189-4),  has been hailed as "a class that will change the way you think."

In fall 2020, I will teach Intermediate French II (FREN 202) and Practice in Communication (FREN 300).

Courses Taught