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Ph.D. Student in French

Advised by Professor Jessica Tanner | Dey 317

At UNC Since 2014


M.A., French & Francophone Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
B.A., French, University of South Carolina, 2014


Wendy is a PhD student in French and Francophone Studies under the direction of Jessica Tanner. While studying French at University of South Carolina, she attended the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Wendy enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill where she completed a Master’s degree and has served as a co-organizer for the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies as well as for the Tournées French Film Festival. She is interested in representations of violence in French literature, the fantastic, as well as the nineteenth century roman-feuilleton phenomenon. In particular, her research examines contemporaneity and the temporality of fantastic romans-feuilletons, inquiring into the distinct effect that serial publication has on literature and how it changes our understanding of theory on the fantastic.


  • FREN 101: Elementary French I
  • FREN 102: Elementary French II
  • FREN 105: French for High Beginners
  • FREN 203: Intermediate French I