Faculty & Staff
Lynn E. Palermo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Department Chair, Modern Languages
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 217
PHD, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Univ of Delaware
BA, Pennsylvania State University
Palermo specializes in the cultural politics, arts and literature of the Third Republic (1870-1940), especially the decades between the two World Wars. Her research interests include world’s fairs, surrealism, modernism, colonialism and cultural representation. Her most recent publication is titled “L’Exposition Anticoloniale: Political or Aesthetic Protest?” in French Cultural Studies (2009). Other publications include “Identity under Construction: Representing the colonies at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889,” in The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France (2003); and “The Poetic Genius of C. F. Ramuz,” a translation of a critical essay in Stravinsky’s Histoire du soldat: A Facsimile of the Sketches (2005). She is currently conducting research on the Salon des Arts Ménagers, a household appliance trade show in Paris (1923-1983).
She has spent more than four years in France, with extended stays in Strasbourg, Brittany, Normandy, Paris, Burgundy and Provence. Among her activities in France were studying, teaching English at the secondary and university levels, exploring archives, working on a sheep and chicken farm, picking grapes, working on the restoration of two monasteries, and backpacking on country roads.
- FRNC-102 Beginning French II
- FRNC-201 Intermediate French I
- 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-599 French Comprehensive Exam
- INTD-505 Independent Study
- LANG-210 Crossing Cultures Through Literature
- LANG-502 Independent Study
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