French

Michelle Scatton-Tessier, Ph.D.


Description: Michelle Scatton-Tessier Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate 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 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 has co-translated with Eric Tessier for French author Danielle Robert-Guédon. Her current scholarship focuses on the cinema of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Recent Publications

“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 (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)