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Elizabeth Emery

Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 241J
BA, Wellesley College
MA, New York University
MPhi, New York University
PhD, New York University
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Bienvenue! Welcome to French at Montclair State!

Interested in discussing our graduate programs in French, studying abroad, or just want to chat in French? If so, please click on the email link above to send me a message. The MSU French community cultivates creative opportunities for speaking French, from “salons de conversation,” films, and immersion day experiences in NJ and New York City to making crêpes, beignets, and bûches de Noël while listening to French-language music in the residence halls. You can follow these on our web site ( or via Twitter and Instagram: @msufrench. We also have wonderful partnerships and study abroad opportunities in France and Quebec.

I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to French language, literature, and culture, with particular emphasis on the medieval period and the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I also teach in the Honors and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Programs and participate on the Board of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies. A member of the 19th-century French executive committee for the Modern Language Association, I also fill the position of webmaster of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. I will be serving as chercheuse invitée" at the INHA in Paris in summer 2021, contributing to a project entitled "Collectionneurs, collecteurs et marchands d'art asiatique en France 1700-1939."

Reframing Japonisme:Women and the Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914

**Five-year combined BA/MA in French Studies
**MA in French, Concentration in Professional French Translation
**12-credit Graduate Certificate in Professional French Translation

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Au plaisir de vous parler!


Medieval and nineteenth-century French literature and cultural studies. The reception of medieval art, architecture, and literature in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe and America. Early photojournalism, celebrity interviews, European and American writer house museums, Naturalism, Decadence, mysticism, cabaret culture, nineteenth-century French theater. The collection and study of Asian art in nineteenth-century France. Global food politics and sustainability studies.

For a list of recent publications please visit MSU's Digital Commons repository: