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Douglas Boudreau

Associate Professor, French

Contact Information

OFFICE: Preston 213
PHONE: 814-824-3310

Dr. Boudreau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and World Languages.  He teaches all levels of French language as well as courses on the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. His research interests focus on the contemporary literatures of Quebec and Francophone Africa, the literature of 16th-century France, and ecocriticism.  He has co-edited a collection of eco-critical essays, published a book chapter and various articles and encyclopedia entries, delivered numerous conference papers and invited talks, and has authored a number of book reviews.

About Dr. Boudreau
    • Ph.D., French, The Ohio State University
    • M.A., French, The Ohio State University
    • B.A., French and Communications, DePauw University
    • Introduction to French I (101)
    • Introduction to French II (102)
    • French Culture (125)
    • Francophone Cultures (126)
    • French Literature (in English Translation) (130)
    • French Theatre in English (132)
    • Topics in Lit: Religion, Politics, and Drama in 17th-century France (135)
    • Topics in Lit: African and Caribbean Literature (135)    
    • Intermediate French I (203)
    • Intermediate French II (204)
    • Introduction to Literature in French (208)
    • Introduction to French Civilization (209)
    • Conversation and Composition I (210)
    • French for Business (230)
    • Conversation and Composition II (300)
    • Seminar: Literature and Culture of French Canada (305)
    • Seminar: Fiction and History (305)
    • Seminar: Fictional Voyages (305)
    • Seminar: Francophone Communities in the U.S. (305)
    • Phonetics (308)
    • Seminar in Composition and Translation (310)
    • French Cinema (315)
    • France: People, History, & Food (FSAT 130/300)
    • 16th-century French literature
    • Québécois Literature
    • Francophone African and Caribbean Literature
    • Ecocriticism
    • Students have done research in sociolinguistics and on various subjects related to French/Francophone literature and film. We strongly encourage our students to study abroad in semester, summer, and faulty-led experiences.
    • Graduates have gone on to participate in the Peace Corps, work as teaching assistants in the French high schools through the assistant d’anglais program run by the French government, and have pursued graduate degrees in the U.S. and abroad.
    • Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
    • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
    • “French Influence in Africa” invited lecture at the Defense Security Cooperation University at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. June 20, 2023.
    • Edited with Marnie M. Sullivan. Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French, Lexington Books: Lanham, MD (2016).
    • with Marnie M. Sullivan. Introduction. Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French.
    • with Marnie M. Sullivan. Afterword. Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French.
    • “Acadia as Habitat: Environment and Identity in the work of Antonine Maillet,” Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French.