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Elizabeth Emery

Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall
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 ( We also have wonderful partnerships and study abroad opportunities in France and Quebec.

I teach a wide 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 currently serve as Book Review Coeditor of Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Nineteenth-Century French committee member for the Modern Language Association, and as webmaster of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association.

NEW FOR AY2018-19:
**MA in French, Concentration in Professional French Translation
**12-credit Graduate Certificate in Professional French Translation (applications accepted for January 2019)

French Day 2019 for secondary school students (venez nombreux!):

Mondays 1-2:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesdays 1-2:00pm
and by appointment (please write)


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: