French

Michelle Scatton-Tessier, Ph.D.


MSTMay-2019-2.jpg Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of French
Office: Bear Hall 109
Telephone: (910) 962-3963
E-mail: scattonm

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Michelle Scatton-Tessier teaches classes in French language, literature and film. Her research has appeared in Punk & Post Punk, Film International, French Review, Studies in French Cinema, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature, Women in French Studies, France at the Flicks and Portraits de jeunes filles: l'adolescence féminine dans les littératures et les cinémas français et francophones, and her co-translations with Eric Tessier have appeared in print in the US and France. She is completing a manuscript, Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Crafting French Cinema.

Recent Publications

“côté punk: Marc Caro.” Punk & Post Punk, 8.3 (Sweden, October 2019): 343-362.

“A Politicized Pregnancy Film: Mathieu Kassovitz’s Métisse.” Film International, 16.3 (September 2018): 93-102

“Faits Divers and the Pregnancy in the Films of François Ozon,” The French Review 89.4 (May 2016): 182-195.

“Advice for New Chairs from a New Chair” The Department Chair, 27.1 (July 2016): 4-5.

Co-translation. “Pierrot le Fou” by Danielle Robert-Guédon in Terres Neuves: des sons, des lettres et l’univers photographique de Jérôme Sevrette. Box set of book and 2 CDs. Paris: Pollen Diffusion, 2013. 

"The Places of Agnès: Representations of Space in Varda's Sans toit ni loi," MIFLC Review: Journal of the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. 14: 101-112. Published 2012.

Co-translation. Art, Suicide and Light Irony by Danielle Robert-Guédon. Co-translation. Nantes, France: Filigranes Éditions, October 2010.

"Filmer l'adolescence au féminine: Les filles ne savent pas nager" in Portraits de jeunes filles: l'adolescence féminine dans les littératures et les cinémas français et francophones. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2009. PP 231-48.

"Filming Adolescence: Anne-Sophie Birot's Les Filles ne savent pas nager." Women in French Studies. Special issue 2009: 144-53.

"From Storyboard to Film: Marc Caro's Dante 01." Film International. 6.33 (fall 2008): 26-33. Co-authored with Eric Tessier.