Dr. Olga Amarie
Associate Professor of French
Office: Interdisciplinary Academic Building # 2073
B.A., Alecu Russo State University, Balti, Moldova
M.A., Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
About Dr. Amarie
Olga Amarie joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures in June 2011, and is currently Assistant Professor of French. She completed her B.A. in French and English at “A. Russo” State University, Bălţi, Moldova. Her dissertation entitled “Image, son, et mot dans Un homme qui dort de Georges Perec” is an interdisciplinary study and it defines several semantic constraints that are voluntary, like formal constraints in the Oulipian sense, but are not as obvious or rigorous. Perec’s own prospect in Un homme qui dort which can be seen in terms of the existentialism of the day also leads in its tendency toward a movement (OULIPO) that, in its way, contradicts the existentialist philosophy that was so prevalent.
Dr. Amarie has teaching experience in high school and university settings. At Georgia Southern she teaches lower and upper division courses: Elementary French II, Intermediate French II, Conversational French, French Through Literature: Short Story, Perspectives in French Literature.
Dr. Amarie is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); CASIE Atlanta Language MeetUp: The Speakeasy; Société Octave Mirbeau; Modern Language Association (MLA).
Dr. Amarie’s primary areas of research are twentieth and twenty-first century French literature and cinema. She has published articles on Octave Mirbeau, Juliette Adam, Remy de Gourmont, and stereotypes in short stories. She translated from Romanian into English The Word by Ion Găină in collaboration with Rosemary Lloyd. She has presented at international, national, regional and state conferences. Dr. Amarie has been recognized as the best of Graduates by “A. Russo” State University. She was also the recipient of the Grace P. Young Graduate Award in recognition of excellent achievement in French Literary Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Last updated: 4/5/2021