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Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Lavinia Horner

Visiting Assistant Professor and French Language Program Coordinator

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Research Interests 

Liminal identities/narratives and political writing in Maghreb and in Central/Eastern Europe; exophonic writers; the intersection of science and French literature; pragmatics.

  • Ph.D. French and Francophone Literature & Linguistics, The University of Tennessee, 2018
  • M.A. French and Francophone Literature, The University of Tennessee, 2014
  • B.A. History and English, Vasile Goldis Western University, Romania, 2002
Recently Offered Courses
  • Francophone Literature and Culture Seminar (designed 2 courses)
  • French Composition and Grammar (designed course)
  • Paris et sa représentation dans les arts
  • Intermediate French
  • Elementary French
  • Horner, L. (2019). Literary Arabic and Islamic Values as the New Conditioned Stimuli For the “Good Citizen” Status in Maïssa Bey’s Bleu blanc vert. In print – Romance Notes (Project Muse link https://muse.jhu.edu/article/744850/summary).
  • Horner, L. (2019). Literary Articulations of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mild Autism in Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood. In print – Women in French Studies (Project Muse link https://muse.jhu.edu/article/746180/summary).
  • 2020 Claiming the Land: The Spanish Presence in Colonial Algeria; 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, NE https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ffsc2020/14/
  • 2019 The Odd One Out: Images of Monsters in Tahar ben Jelloun’s “La petite à la burqa rouge”; CFP: Of Gods and Monsters Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2018 “Put Us on an Island in the Middle of the Mediterranean” – Colonial Legacy; Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights Anthropology Conference, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2017 Emmanuel Roblès and the Spanish Memorial in Colonial Algeria; UWGA Conference, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
  • 2017 Miroir, miroir sur le mur, il est difficile d’être à la mode dans une Tour; Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
  • 2017 Fraternity, Fear and Shame in the Colonized Algeria of Maïssa Bey, Albert Camus, and Emmanuel Roblès; Crossroads Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA