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Sandrine P. Simeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French
Phone: 570-372-4505
Office Location: Bogar Hall Rm 216
Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., MWF

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III

Simeon was born in France and grew up in Paris. She completed her undergraduate studies at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III), earned a Master's degree in film studies at Concordia University, Montréal. She subsequently worked in the film industry before obtaining a Ph.D. in French studies from Penn State University in 2013.

Her research focuses on the various practices of filming theater and the teaching methods of theater through film. Her interests also include early-modern literature and theater, as well as the many interactions between French cinema with culture and history. Over the past ten years, Simeon has taught a variety of undergraduate language, literature and film courses, as well as graduate courses in translating and French film.


L’impossible “document”: Le Dernier Caravansérail d’Ariane Mnouchkine, un “monument”?, to be published in European Drama and Performance Studies (Fall 2014).

Le "film-théâtre", un troisième temps du théâtre?, Théâtre, levain du cinéma ; théâtre, destin du cinéma. Ed. Torti-Alcayaga, Agathe et Kiehl, Christine. Paris : Le Manuscrit, 2013. 169-183.

Une imposture peut en cacher une autre: le frontispice de Tartuffe démasqué., Cahiers du dix-septième. XIII, 2 (2011): 160–183. Co-authored with Sophia Khadraoui.

L’esthétique “spatiale” du Lancelot de Bresson., Sites. 15. 4 (Sept. 2011): 433-441.

Allotopie: vers une problématisation de l’espace scénique filmé., Lexique commun/Lexique spécialisé. Centre de Recherche sur la Théorie et la Pratique Discursives. (2010): 275-278.


  • FRNC-101 Beginning French I
  • FRNC-102 Beginning French II
  • FRNC-201 Intermediate French I
  • FRNC-202 Intermediate French II
  • FRNC-301 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics
  • FRNC-302 Advanced Composition and Grammar
  • FRNC-310 French/Francophon Lit & Cultural Study
  • FRNC-460 Seminar French Literature/Culture/Film
  • FRNC-542 Independent Study
  • LANG-503 Classroom Assistant

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