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Marie Paillard

Marie Paillard

Marie Paillard


B.A. American Studies Universite de Caen Basse Normandie - 2009
M.A. American Literature Universite de Caen Basse Normandie - 2011
M.A. French Literature University of Delaware – 2013
M.A. French and Francophone Studies Penn State – 2016

Professional Bio

Marie Paillard is pursuing a PhD in French and Francophone Studies, and specializes in 20th-21st-century Francophone Indian Ocean and Caribbean literatures. Before Penn State, she earned MAs from the Université de Caen Basse Normandie (American literature), and from the University of Delaware (French literature). Her research interests include migration, creolization, decentering and reworlding, and the expression of creole identities through contemporary fiction.