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Kathleen Loysen

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 241K
BA, Boston College
MA, New York University
PhD, New York University
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Hello! Welcome to the French program at Montclair State University.

At MSU, I teach courses at all levels of our curriculum, from beginning and intermediate French, to major courses in translation, conversation, composition, and grammar, and undergraduate and MA courses in early modern literature and civilization.

Contact me about our undergraduate concentration in French Translation, our French Club, Le Cercle Français, or any other questions about our program.

I am also a co-convener of MSU's Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar. More information available here:

For Summer 2017, I am available for office hours by appointment. Please contact me at to set up a mutually convenient day and time. I will also be available in the department office July 24-Aug 3 (Mon-Thurs) from 10am to 3pm.


I specialize in research on the French short story of the fifteenth through the seventeenth century. More broadly, I am the department specialist in late medieval, Renaissance, and classical French literature and civilization. Additional teaching specialties include: women’s literature; narrative and narratology; early modern book and reading history; translation.