Dr. Virginie Ems-Bléneau
Lecturer of French
Office: Interdisciplinary Academic Building # 2086
B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
About Dr. Ems-Bléneau
Dr. Virginie Ems-Bléneau is a native of Lyon, France, where she studied British and American literature at the Université Lyon III – Jean Moulin. She then obtained a BA in English from the University of Missouri, an MA in language teaching, and finally a Ph.D. in French literature from the same institution. Dr. Ems-Bléneau particularly enjoys teaching conversation and culture/civilization courses because they allow her to share her native culture with students, all the while guiding them toward proficiency in French.
Dr. Ems-Bléneau’s research focuses on the question of identity formation in contemporary French literature. She has also translated into French Mark Schuller’s Killing with Kindness (2012), an anthropological study of NGOs in Haïti. The French title, Cette charité qui tue (2015), is available from the Université d’État d’Haïti press.
Dr. Ems-Bléneau has experience teaching a wide range of courses, including elementary and intermediate French, composition and conversation, civilization, grammar and phonetics, and French for reading knowledge.
Last updated: 5/21/2021