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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. I am the Deputy Chair of the Modern Languages & Literatures department, as well as the undergraduate advisor for French majors and minors.

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.

We have two new graduate programs in Translation that just launched for fall 2018!
Click here for info on our Post-BA Certificate!

Click here for info on our MA in French with a Concentration in Translation!

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

For Fall 2019, I am on Research Sabbatical.


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.