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Dr. Christopher Bains

Associate Chair
Associate Professor of French
Graduate Advisor
Faculty Advisor, Cafe des Mondes

Dr. Christopher Bains is an Assistant Professor of French at Texas Tech University. He completed his doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in French and Comparative Literature. His dissertation, De l’esthétisme au modernisme, is forthcoming with Honoré Champion. He teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses including French cinema, literary theory, French civilization, nineteenth-century prose, short story, and conversation.

Office: FL 201A/250
christopher.bains@ttu.edu
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Dr. Carole Edwards

Associate Professor of French
Graduate Recruiter and Convener
Director, Study Abroad in Reims Program (2010 - Present)

Carole Edwards received her doctorate from Purdue University in French with an emphasis on Francophone Studies. In her recent book on West Indian Francophone dramatists, she focuses on giving a voice to women writers of the Diaspora, a marginalized group of authors living in French Caribbean, away from mainland France. Her current research interests also include Sub-Saharan writers and their interpretation of the notion of sacrifice; literary theory and the teaching of French and Francophone theater. As a teacher, she continues to abide by the learning-centered methodology. She utilizes a communicative approach in her classes, stressing interactive and student-centered instruction. She believes that “an educator should foster an environment where teaching and scholarship coexist to the benefit of students, faculty, and the community.”
At the undergraduate level, Dr. Edwards teaches French grammar; Commercial and Business French and literature survey classes.
At the graduate level, she teaches the following courses: Fren 5310 Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Fren 5311 From the Baroque to the Revolution.

Office: FL 263
carole.edwards@ttu.edu

 

Dr. Hafid Gafaiti

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Romance Languages &
Jeanne Charnier Qualia Professor
Director of the book series "Transnational, Francophone and Comparative Studies," published through L'Harmattan Press, France.

Office: FL 268
hafid.gafaiti@ttu.edu

 

 

Dr. Joseph E. Price

Assistant Professor of French and Applied Linguistics
Coordinator, Basic French Language

Office: FL 262
joe.price@ttu.edu
Personal Website: http://www.webpages.ttu.edu/joseppri/

 

Dr. Starra Priestaf

Assistant Professor of French

Office: FL 228