Catherine Viano-Laughon

Ph.D., Lecturer of French, Director of French Language Instruction, Coordinator of K-12 Teaching Licensure


Ph.D. in French Literature, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2018
M.A. in French, with an emphasis in French Civilization, Culture and Society, Middlebury College, 2012
B.A. in French, Loyola University New Orleans, 2003

Curriculum Vitae

Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Early modern French theater
  • Performance studies

Catherine received several external and internal fellowships for her dissertation project, including the Walter J. Jensen fellowship in French Languages and Literature from the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, the Edouard Morot-Sir fellowship in French studies from the Institut Français d’Amérique, and the Georges Lurcy fellowship from the UNC Graduate School, among others, all used to conduct archival research in Paris at the multiple locations of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and les Archives nationales. An article based on her dissertation’s second chapter appears in the comparative academic journal, Renaissance Drama. Currently, in addition to her monograph project, Catherine researches recent adaptations of early modern plays in relation to media and film studies. Catherine is thrilled to be at UNCG this year and for the opportunity to work with the outstanding students, faculty and staff in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures!

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