• B.A. The University of Picardie (France) 2000
  • M.A. The University of Picardie (France) 2004
  • M.A. The University of Iowa, 2005
  • Ph.D. The University of Iowa, 2011
Areas of Interest

A native of France, Marion Duval arrived in the United States to begin studying at the University of Iowa in 2001. After completing her Master’s in French-English translation for the University of Picardie in 2004, Duval finished her Master’s Degree and then began her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa. Upon receiving her Ph.D. in 2011, Duval taught at the College of Wooster, where she was the Gillespie Visiting Assistant Professor in French. From 2012 until 2014, she taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies at Salisbury University in Maryland. She has happily returned to the College of Wooster.

Duval’s teaching and research interests include: the memory of the Second World War in French and Francophone culture (literature, film, theater, bandes-dessinées); the examination of sexuality in literary villains, with a special emphasis on female characters; and the history and portrayal of Vichy in French Colonial culture. Secondary specializations include the evolution of French theater and instruction in translation.

Courses Taught
  • Beginning French
  • French Conversation
  • French Composition
  • Advanced French – Creative Writing
  • French Theater
  • Remembering War
  • Female Villains in Literature and Cinema
  • “La figure du Noir ou la persistance de l’imagerie coloniale dans les aventures d’Astérix” in French Cultural Studies, 33(4), 328–344, May 2022 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/09571558221085428
  • “Starring Hitler! Adolf Hitler as the Main Character in Twentieth-First Century French Fiction” in Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Vol. 43.2. Article 44, 2019 https://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/vol43/iss2/44/
  • “Mais qui a encore peur du Grand Méchant loup” in Revue des Lettres Modernes, Série Écritures Jeunesse, (forthcoming) 2019
  • “Parfaire sa prononciation française par le théâtre : la liaison, le “e” caduc et l’intonation sur le devant de la scène” (co-authored with Aurore Mroz) in French Review, Vol. 91.4, May 2018
  • Cranes,” preface by Daniel Bourne to Chantier naval, Florence de Guitarre, French translation by Marion Duval, livre-objet containing photographs of Gdansk shipyards, published in conjunction with artist’s exhibition at European Centre for Solidarity (http://www.ecs.gda.pl/), Gdansk, Poland, October 2017.
  • “When Real Life Isn’t ‘Evil Enough’ for Fiction: An Analysis of French Postwar Literature and the Relationship Between Evil and Sexuality” in The Functions of Evil across Disciplinary Contexts.  Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, February 2017
  • D’un Salaud l’autre: Nazis et collaborateurs dans le roman français.  Tours : PUFR. Collection Perspectives Littéraires, 2015
  • Ada Louise Ballard and Seashore Fellowship  2008-2009
  • Gillespie Visiting Assistant Professor – College of Wooster 2011-2012