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Carolyn Durham

Carolyn Durham

Inez K. Gaylord Professor of French Language and Literature

Department/Affiliation: French and Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature, Film Studies
Phone: 330-263-2401
Office Address: 205 Kauke


  • B.A., Wellesley 1969
  • M.A., Chicago 1972
  • Ph.D., Chicago 1976

Courses Taught

  • Francophone and Comparative (European and American) Film
  • French Literature of the 17th, 18th, and 20th-21st Centuries
  • French Culture
  • French Language (All Levels)
  • Comparative Literature

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Former Fulbright Scholar
  • Camargo Foundation Fellow
  • National Endowment for the Humanities grant
  • The School of Criticism and Theory grant
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • Association française d’études culturelles


  • L’Art Romanesque de Raymond Roussel
  • The Contexture of Feminism: Marie Cardinal and Multicultural Literacy
  • Double Takes: Culture and Gender in French Films and their American Remakes
  • Literary Globalism: Anglo-American Fiction Set in France

Her essays on American and French literature and film have appeared in a number of edited collections and professional journals.

Please see Curriculum Vitae.


A member of the faculty since 1976, Durham is a specialist in the 20th century novel, film studies, and literary theory and criticism. Her research currently focuses on the construction of Paris in twenty-first French and American films, on the work of Diane Johnson, and on the fiction of Arturo Pérez-Reverte.