Dr. Jean-François Fournier

Language(s) taught:


Teaching interests:

French Language and Literature; Literature & Film;

Political and Cultural History of Contemporary

France; Crossed Cultural Glances between France, Germany and the US

Research interests:

19th Century Fiction and Poetry;

Bridges between Literature & Philosophy; Comic Discourses in Literature & Film



PhD, French (2007) Brown University

MA, French (2003) Brown University

MA, Philosophy (1997) Université de Paris IV-La Sorbonne 

BA, Political Science (1995) Sciences Po Aix


Charles Baudelaire, quand le poème rit et sourit. L’Harmattan, August 2011


La mort au crible de l’humour dans Les morts bizarres de Jean Richepin”French Forum, 36, 2-3, Spring/Fall 2011


“The scalpel of derision: depictions of doctors in Fin de siècle short fiction”, in Medicine in French Literature, Mellen Press, May 2011


Olaf Bärenfänger, Erwin Tschirner (Eds.)(in press): Selbsteinstufungstests Französisch A1, A2, B1, B2. München/Berlin: Langenscheidt.


Olaf Bärenfänger, Erwin Tschirner (Eds.)(in press): Zertifikatstests Französisch A1, A2, B1, B2. München/Berlin: Langenscheidt.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-2932 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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