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Elizabeth McManus

Lecturer of French
Welles 3C

Dr. McManus has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2017.

Office Hours - Spring 2020

  • W 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • R 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • And by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., French Literature, Northwestern University, 2014.

  • M.A., French Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005.

  • B.A., French Studies, Cornell University, 2001.


  • Modern Languages Association

  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts


  • "Illusion and the True: Arcades, Dioramas, and Irony in Théophile Gautier’s Fortunio.”  Nineteenth-Century French Studies. 44.3-4 (2016): 218-34.

  • “Protecting the Island: Narrative Continuance in Lost.” The Journal of the Fantastic in  the Arts. 22.1 (2011): 4-23.

  • Review of Pinson, Stephen C. Speculating Daguerre: Art and Enterprise in the Work of  J. L. M. Daguerre, in Nineteenth-Century French Studies.43.1-2 (2014-2015).        

  • “Looking Backward and Forward.” Review of Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010, .  Sara Wasson and Emily Adler, inScience Fiction Studies. 39.3 (2012): 547-9.

More About Me

Research Interests:

19th-century French literature and culture, Fantastic, Utopian/Dystopian and Gothic literatures, the fantastic in contemporary short stories and popular culture, film, 19th-century British literature, 18th-century French literature

Other Interests:

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Film
  • Culinary and domestic arts from the 19th century to today


  • FREN 101: Elementary French I

    Introduces the structure and sound of the target language. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture-based readings and collateral laboratory assignments. This course is designed for the student who has never studied the language before. In general, students who have a one-year high school equivalency may repeat this course, but for no credit. Offered every fall

  • FREN 102: Elementary French II

    A continuation of FREN 101. Prerequisites: FREN 101 or its equivalent.

  • FREN 416: Advanced Grammar & Syntax

    Study of complex structures and related grammatical concepts. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered fall, odd years