Stephanie O'Hara she/her

Associate Professor

Global Languages and Cultures

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Women's & Gender Studies

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Liberal Arts 352

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Liberal Arts 352

Education

2003Duke UniversityPhD
1998Duke UniversityMA
1995Wellesley CollegeBA

Teaching

  • French language, literature, and culture
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.

Important works of French literature in translation readings, lectures and discussions in English. No knowledge of the French language is required. Topics will vary; check with instructor listed in COIN for current topic. Past topics have included: Bestsellers vs. Classics in French Literature, Princesses, Harlots, Saints: Women in French Literature, Not All Black and White: Cross-Racial Desire in French Restoration Fiction. Upcoming topics likely to include: Music with Words: French Poetry from the Middle Ages to the Present, World War II in French Film and Literature.

Basic concepts and perspectives in Women's Studies, placing women's experience at the center of interpretation. With focus on women's history and contemporary issues, the course examines women's lives with emphasis on how gender interacts with race, class, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. The central aim is to foster critical reading and thinking about women's lives: how the interlocking systems of oppression, colonialism, racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism shape women's lives; and how women have worked to resist these oppressions. This course satisfies a social science distribution requirement and the general education diversity requirement.

Research

Research Interests

  • Early modern European literature and culture
  • History of medicine
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