Teaching Assistant Professor of French

caviano@live.unc.edu | Dey 214


Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

  • PhD in French and Francophone Literature, 2012- 2018

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

  • MA French, August 2012
  • Emphasis on French civilization, society and culture

Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

  • BA French
  • Cum laude

Research Interests

  • Seventeenth-century French theater and ballets de cour
  • Francophone theater and film
  • Affect theory
  • Theater and Performance Studies

Publications

  • “Wonder and Spectatorship in Early Seventeenth-Century Desseins,” Renaissance Drama, Status: Accepted and In-Press, June 2018.
  • Review of The Theater of Truth:  The Ideology of (Neo) Baroque Aesthetics, by William Egginton. Stanford, California:  Stanford University Press, 2010. 184 pp. Hispanofíla, 170 (2014): 158-60.

Conference Presentations

  • “Globalization and the Economy of Immolation in Ben Jelloun’s Par le Feu,” Money/L’Argent: 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, New York, NY, March 7-9, 2014.
  • “Le fantasme colonial et son espace de dualité dans Le Roi de Kahel de Tierno Monénembo” Carolina Conference of Romance Languages, Chapel Hill, NC April 4-6, 2013.

Awards, Honors, Presentations

  • 2015 Walter J. Jensen fellow in French Language and Literature, Phi Beta Kappa honor society
  • 2015 George Lurcy off-campus dissertation fellow, UNC Graduate school
  • 2015 Summer research dissertation fellowship, UNC Graduate school
  • 2014 McCullough research travel fellowship, Department of Romance Studies
  • 2013 Summer teaching fellow, Department of Romance Studies

Courses Taught

  • FREN 101 Elementary French I
  • FREN 102 Elementary French II
  • FREN 203 Intermediate French I
  • FREN 204 Intermediate French II
  • FREN 401 Beginning Accelerated French