French Program People Directory

  • Head of Section

  • Derek Schilling

    Professor Modern Languages and Literatures
    Director of the Centre Louis Marin

    PhD/Doctorat du 3e cycle, University of Pennsylvania/University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis)
    • 410-516-4626
    • Gilman 426
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French literature; film esthetics and theory; geocriticism; urban and suburban studies
  • Tenure-Line Faculty

  • Wilda Anderson

    Interim Chair of MLL
    Professor of French

    PhD, Cornell University
    • Gilman 418
    • Research Interests: Literature of the French Enlightenment; the relationship between science and literature; the French Revolution and its aftermath; Newton and newtonianism; digital culture; post-print forms of literacy
  • Daniel Desormeaux

    William D. and Robin Mayer Professor and Head of the French Subdivision
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, French

    PhD, Emory University; M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal; M.A. Johns Hopkins University
    • 410-516-7727
    • 410-516-5358
    • Gilman Hall 482
    • Research Interests: French and Caribbean literature and thought of the “long” 19th century; Haitian Revolution, race, and slavery; comparative analysis of Caribbean literature and religion; history of the book and French literary history; Fin-de-Siècle literature and transatlantic anthropology
  • Elena Russo

    Professor of French
    Director of Graduate Studies for French and Study Abroad Officer for French

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 410-516-7622
    • Gilman 488
    • Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century French literature; cultural and intellectual history of the Enlightenment; religious dissidences; sociability; the history of aesthetics; literary theory
  • Language Program Directors

  • Kristin Anna Cook-Gailloud

    Senior Lecturer and French Language Program Director

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaching Faculty

  • Bruce Anderson

    Senior Lecturer, French Language; Coordinator, Advanced Writing and Speaking in French

  • Claude Guillemard

    Senior Lecturer, French Language and Culture; Coordinator, French Elements

  • Suzanne Roos

    Senior Lecturer; Coordinator, Intermediate French

  • April Wuensch

    Senior Lecturer, French Language; Coordinator, La France Contemporaine

  • Associated Faculty

  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Chair of History

    • Research Interests: Early modern France; the French Revolution; globalization
  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Drew Professor of the Humanities and Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe

    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology; history of alchemy/chemistry; science and theology
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History

    PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    • 410-516-8512
    • Research Interests: Modern France and French empire, decolonization, gender and sexuality
  • Jacques Neefs

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD (Doctorat d’État), University Paris 8
    • 410-516-7727
    • Gilman 401
    • Research Interests: 19th-20th-century French literature; genetic criticism
  • Stephen Nichols

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Yale University
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