Suzanne LaLonde, Associate Professor of French, obtained a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and completed part of her graduate work at the University of Strasbourg, France and at the University of Munich, Germany. Her research focuses on the intersection of literature, philosophy, and psychology, concentrating specifically on understanding literature from psychoanalytic and ecocritical perspectives.
For two years, she participated in the American Psychoanalytic Association (APA) mentorship program and was invited to present a research paper in 2009 at the Houston APA meeting entitled: “Mapping the Boundaries between Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Intimate Literature.” She has also published refereed papers on topics such as “Science and Women: Why Science (and not Biology) is biased against Women Learning Science”; “Le deuxième sexe dans l’ère post-féministe, voire anti-féministe”; and “Una perspectiva psicoanalítica de Nubosidad variable de Carmen Martín Gaite”, among others. More recently, she has branched off into ecocriticism and attempts to offer psycho-philosophical readings (based on trauma theory and psychoanalytic theory) of environmental degradation in Francophone Literature and notably in J.M.G. Le Clézio’s fiction.
Her teaching includes classes on French Language, Translation, Literature, and Culture (such as “Psychoanalytic Theory and French Literary Heroines”; “French Existentialism and the 20th Century French Novel”; “The French Enlightenment” and “French Nature Writing and the Nature of Writing”), as well as Spanish classes on the Intersection of French and Spanish Cultures and graduate Literary Theory. For two years, she directed UTB’s Study Abroad program and developed most notably an exchange program with the Sorbonne University, while since 2007, she has designed and coordinated the University’s Study Abroad Program in Paris, France.
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. Syracuse University
B.A. Syracuse University
CV/VITAE: LaLonde Vitae
French 1311, 1312 (Beginning French)
French 2311 (Intermediate French) & 2312 (Modern French Short Story)
French 3330 French English Translation
French 3337 Advanced French Grammar & Composition
French 4335.01 French Culture & Civilization
French 4335.02 French Literary Heroines & Psychoanalytic Theory
French 4335.03 French Existentialism & 20th Century French Novel
French 4335.04 The French Enlightenment
French 4335.05 Franco-Spanish Culture
French 4335.06 French Cinema
Spanish 1311.01 Beginning Spanish
Spanish 6300 Literary Theory
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
Coordinator of the French Minor Program at UTB/TSC
Former Director of the Study Abroad Office 2008-2010
Director of the Paris Study Abroad Program Summer 2007-2010
Research and published papers on 20th century French Literature, Psychoanalytic Theory, Feminism, and Ecocriticism.
Adjunct Professor of French Language and Literature—University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Graduate Assistant in French—University of Maryland, College Park
Graduate Assistant in French—Syracuse University
Translator & Researcher—Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France