Rebecca Loescher

Rebecca Loescher
Rebecca Loescher

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Christian A. Johnson 213

Rebecca Loescher’s research focuses on contemporary literatures in French and strives to bring together diverse texts spanning the French-speaking world. She is interested notably in the narrative modes through which authors at the turn of the millennia tell stories, and how those modes both reflect and fashion innovative visions of the real world. Her future research turns to examine the historical development of contemporary narrative modes and aims to compare the practices of literary realism of today with those of the late 19th century. 

Recent Courses Taught

Elementary French
Introduction to French Lit I: Community, belonging, and their discontents

Select Publications

  • “Making the Break: Alain Mabanckou’s Tale of Impossible Origins,” forthcoming in Symposium.
  • “Créole comme on veut: la relation dans Texaco et Traversée de la Mangrove.” L’Espace caribéen, chaudron des Amériques. Limoges: Presses universitaires de Limoges, 2017
  • “Apprendre à voir: la place de l’optique dans Autobiographie des objets de François Bon.” Littératures du moiautofiction, hétérographie dans la
  • littérature française et en français du XXe et XXIe siècle. Bordeaux: Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2015.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2017

Educational Background

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of Bordeaux
B.A., University of Toulouse
B.A., Kent State University

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