French

Michelle Scatton-Tessier, Ph.D.


Description: Michelle Scatton-Tessier Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor of French
Office: Leutze Hall 275
Telephone: (910) 962-4095
Fax: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: scattonm
http://people.uncw.edu/scattonm/

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


Michelle Scatton-Tessier currently teaches classes in French language, literature and film. She serves as advisor of UNCW's chapter for the national French honor society, Pi Delta Phi. Her research has appeared in 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. She co-translates with Eric Tessier for French author Danielle Robert-Guédon. Her current scholarship focuses on the cinema of Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Recent Publications

“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 (Fall 2007-08): 101-112. Appeared in print for spring 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. (article made cover)