Philippe J Moisan

Department chair of French and Arabic
Offices, Departments, or Centers: French and Arabic , European Studies ,

Professor Philippe Moisan is from Brittany. He holds a D.E.U.G. in Literature and Visual Arts, and a Licence in Literature from the University of Caen (Normandy). He also has a M.A. and a PhD from Wahington University in Saint Louis. His research and teaching focus on fiction on the 19th and the 20th-century, and he is particularly interested in the concepts of the end of Humanism, and of the birth of Modernity. His book, Les Natchez de Chateaubriand: l'utopie, l'abîme et le feu, published by Champion in France, addresses the beginning of this humanist crisis in Chateaubriand's work. He has also published and presented papers on Chateaubriand, Hugo, Zola, and Robbe-Grillet. At the upper level, He teaches Introduction to French Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (FRN 313), several seminars on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature, and special topics, including Urban Myths in Francophone Literature (co-taught with Susan Ireland), Masculinity in French Literature. He has also led several guided readings such as Existensialisme et Nouveau Théâtre, Les Misérables et le XIXe Siècle, Nouveaux territoires romanesques du XXIe siècle.

Education and Degrees

D.E.U.G. in Literature and Visual Arts Licence in Literature from the University of Caen (Normandy) M.A. and a PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis

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