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Julie Driessen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French and English
Ph.D. Louisiana State University M.A. Louisiana State University B.A. Louisiana State University
Julie L. Driessen specializes in twentieth-century French literature, focusing on Jean-Paul Sartre, the French New Novelists, Reader-response theory, and the autobiography. She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of French. In 2005 she received her Ph.D. in French literature from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. In her dissertation, she explored the ambiguity of autobiography versus fiction: Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Les Mots’ and the Nouvelles Autobiographies of Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Marguerite Duras: A Comparison. Her post-doctoral studies include coursework in English literature, taking such courses as American Realism and Naturalism, 18th Century English Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, and American Expatriate Literature. Her research interests include the nouveau roman and postmodern theories of the novel. She teaches French language, Survey of French Literature, Studies in Francophone Literature, and English composition.