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Romance Studies Alumni

Ph.D. in French (2017)

While at UNC, Andrew was advised by Professor Ellen Welch

ajgard@email.unc.edu


Education

Ph.D., French and Francophone Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
M.A., French Language and Literature, California State University at Long Beach, 2009
B.A., French Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 2007

Bio

Andrew’s dissertation, entitled “The Rise of the Coquette in Seventeenth-Century French Theater,” focuses on dramatic representations of coquettish female characters primarily during the reign of Louis XIV. He intends to trace the origins and categorizations of the coquette, and how she suddenly gained in popularity and maintained her troubling presence on stage throughout the Sun King’s day. His foremost interests include gender theory and questions of performativity. He has presented at several conferences including the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Carolina Conference on Romance Languages, and the International Germaine de Staël Symposium.

Andrew has taught fourteen semesters of college-level French language, including beginning, intermediate, and accelerated courses. He presented about methods of enhancing aural proficiency in the French classroom at the 2015 Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Fall Conference.

Publications

  • “The Last Love of Prince Genji” (translation of Marguerite Yourcenar’s “Le dernier amour du Prince Genghi”) in The Translators’ French Quarter, Vol. IX, (2010): 213-227.