Allison Stedman

Allison Stedman

Professor & Coordinator of French & Francophone Studies
Mebane Hall 416

Director of the Minor in Francophone Studies and Coordinator of the French Program

LACS Honors Program Director

As a literary historian specializing in French cultural history, my goal is to help students learn to read texts on multiple levels, analyzing not only their content, but also their form and style. My classes are designed to encourage students to look beyond what a text communicates overtly in the plot, focusing instead on how ideas are embedded and repeated as narrative patterns that are generally unconsciously produced by the author. Unearthing an author’s implicit cultural biases enables us to learn more about the ways in which people related to the world around them during the time period in which the text was created. Before arriving at UNC Charlotte, I taught at Bucknell University from 2002-2007.

Education

Education Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2002 (French Literature)

M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1999 (French Literature)

A.M., Dartmouth College, 1997 (Comparative Literature; French, Italian, Spanish)

A.B., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1996 (Comparative Literature; French, Italian)

Appointments

Professor of French, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2019-present)

Associate Professor of French, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2011- 2019)

Assistant Professor of French, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2007-2011)

Assistant Professor of French and Italian, Bucknell University (2002-2007)

Specific Research Interests

Seventeenth-Century French Literature

The Mind-Body Connection in Early-Modern France

Hybrid Literature

Gender Studies

Literature and Medicine

Translation (English French, English Italian)

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