Lisa M Gasbarrone Professor of French
I have been teaching since my undergraduate days. While at Bowdoin, I received a
grant from the Ford Foundation to serve as an undergraduate teaching assistant. In
France, I served as an assistante d'anglais in a French lycée, and while in Paris
with a French government scholarship, I taught English for students at the École normale
supérieure ( Sèvres). As a graduate student, I taught French language courses at Princeton
and was a preceptor for a large, team-taught lecture course in comparative literature.
I have taught in both college and university settings. What I love about teaching at a small liberal arts college is the range of courses I have been able to offer over the course of my career.
"Love, Loss, and the Sacred in Maria Chapdelaine." Quebec Studies 54. (Fall 2012/Winter 2013), pp. 31-46.
“Restoring the Sacred in Les Misérables.” The Journal of Religion and Literature 40.2 (Summer 2008), pp. 1-24.
“Le Chronotope au féminin : Temps, espace, et transcendance dans Les Anciens Canadiens et Angéline de Montbrun.”
Canadian Literature 195 (Winter 2007), pp. 103-117.
“Narrative, Memory, and Identity in François-Xavier Garneau’s Histoire du Canada.” Quebec Studies 34 (Fall 2002/Winter 2003), pp. 31-46.
“Temps et Espace chez Patrice Lacombe: Une lecture bakhtinienne de La Terre paternelle.” La Revue de l'Université de Moncton 34, no 1-2 (2003), pp. 129-52.
Selected Conference Presentations
“Surface Reading and the Sacred in the Early Novels of Quebec.” Annual Meeting of the American Council on Quebec Studies. Portland Maine, November 2016.
“Le Chronotope au féminin : Les Anciens Canadiens et Angéline de Montbrun.” Annual meeting of the American Council on Quebec Studies. Quebec City, November 2004.
“ ‘ … et le Canada vivra’ : Le Pays (ré)écrit dans Angéline de Montbrun.” Annual meeting of the Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones : Portland, Maine, May 2001.
“ ‘Quelque chose de l’exil’: François-Xavier Garneau’s Voyage en Angleterre et en France.” American Council on Quebec Studies. Montreal, October 2000.
"French Canada in History and Story: Tocqueville's Voyage en Amérique." Colloquium on "France: History and Story." University of Birmingham (UK), July 1999.
In our general education program, I taught a community based learning course called "Storytelling and the Construction of Community." My teaching reflects my interests in the French Enlightenment, Quebec, and Victor Hugo, as well as a broader interest in storytelling, folk tales, and fairy tales.