Dr. Darci L. Gardner

Language(s) taught:French
Teaching/Research:19th and 20th century France; literature and the visual arts; cognitive approaches to literature; aesthetics 

PhD in French (2013), Stanford University
BA in Comparative Literature (2007), Vanderbilt University

Personal Bio:

Darci Gardner specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature with interdisciplinary concentrations in art and cognitive science.

Her latest article (Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 46, no. 1 & 2) examines the intertextual and interartistic dimensions of Marie Krysinska's poetry. Her previous publications include an article on Marcel Proust (Poetics Today, vol. 37, no. 1) and an essay on the poetics of Yves Bonnefoy (Romance Notes, vol. 53, no. 1).
Since joining the faculty at Appalachian in 2014, she has designed a variety of new classes, including a General Education course on filmic adaptations, a short-term study abroad program in Paris, and a graduate seminar on foreign language pedagogy for French teachers. She also teaches Masterworks of French Literature, Literature and Film, Women Writers of French Expression, French Culture and Civilization, and language courses at all levels.

Previously, she taught as a Lecturer at Stanford, where she completed Oral Proficiency Interview training and became an ACTFL Certified Tester in French.


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DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
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DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
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DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
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LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
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