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Carl Cornell


  1. M.A. The Pennsylvania State University
  2. B.A. St. Lawrence University


Carl Cornell is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the department’s French Culture and Society track. In his dissertation, “Oikos: Sustainability, Dwelling, and Culture in Urban France,” he examines the impact of cultural initiatives on the creation of livable spaces in French cities. He received a Chateaubriand Fellowship for fall 2016 to conduct on-site research in Angoulême, Lyon, and Nantes, the three cities that serve as case studies for his dissertation. His research interests include urban studies, modernity and postmodernity, 20th- and 21st-century French literature, the poetics of space, and sustainability. He has extensive experience teaching both online and in residence, and has also maintained an active interest in the digital humanities, especially as they inform fresh approaches to classroom instruction.