Lois L Oppenheim

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Chairperson, Modern Languages and Literatures

Schmitt Hall 222B
973 655-4283
973 655-5515
BA:New York University
MA:New York University
PhD:New York University
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Welcome to MSU's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a department that takes great pride in its pedagogical methodology, language learning technology, faculty scholarship, and strong sense of community -- a department of which I am honored to be Chair. Please contact me for information on our many programs and course offerings: some language specific, some culture specific, some multicultural. We encourage study abroad! We are at the forefront of online partnerships with international institutions of higher learning! Above all, we are student friendly! Though my own primary areas are French literature and critical theory, and I am also sometimes found teaching psychoanalysis and the arts in the Psychology Department, I greatly enjoy introducing our current and prospective students to the rich and diverse curriculum of our seven language areas--French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Russian--and to our extra-curricular departmental activities. We also offer a program in Jewish American Studies. I look forward to hearing from you!


Modern / Contemporary French literature
Critical theory
Psychoanalysis and the literary / visual arts
Creativity research


Office Hours


  • Monday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am