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Suzanne Lalonde

Dr. Suzanne Lalonde  

Dr. Suzanne LaLonde
Interim Chair and Associate Professor
Modern Languages

French Program​



Suzanne LaLonde, Associate Professor of French and Interim Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, 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 20th Century French Literature and the intersection of literature, philosophy, and psychology. Her teaching includes classes 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. Along with teaching “World Literature and Global Health” to pre-med students, she has joined other UTB faculty to spearhead the Medical Humanities program at the University. Finally, for two years, she directed UTB’s Study Abroad program and developed most notably an exchange program with the Sorbonne University and with the University of Barcelona (UAB); 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​​​​​

Classes Taught:

French 1311, 1312 (Beginning French)
French 2311 (Intermediate French) 
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 Culture
Franç​aise: Paris ou l'épicentre de la modernité 
French 4335.03 French Literary Heroines & Psychoanalytic Theory
French 4335.04 French Existentialism & 20th Century French Novel
French 4335.05 The French Enlightenment
French 4335.06 Franco-Spanish Culture
French 4335.07 French Cinema
French 4335.08 Nature Writing and the Nature of Writing
French 4335.09 World Literature and Global Health
Spanish 1311.01 Beginning Spanish
Spanish 1312.01 Beginning Spanish II
Spanish 6301 Literary Theory

Joined UTB:

2006 (full-time)

Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Coordinator of the French Minor Program at UTB
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, Ecocriticism, and the Medical Humanities

Previous Experience:

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



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