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Elizabeth McManus

Lecturer of French
Welles 3C
585-245-6395
mcmanus@geneseo.edu
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Dr. McManus has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2017.

Office Hours - Fall 2021

Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30-10:30
And by appointment
Zoom

Curriculum Vitae

Education

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

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

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

Affiliations

  • Modern Languages Association

  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

Publications

  • "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

Classes

  • EXPL 101: Geneseo First-Year Seminar

    This course is intended for first-year students who are exploring the college and academic majors. Student work will focus on four areas: understanding the Geneseo curriculum; identifying a major based on skills and interests; cultivating academic success by embracing good study habits, formulating strategies for engagement, learning to navigate a diverse and inclusive campus, and practicing healthy responses to stressors; and gaining familiarity with Geneseo's curricular and co-curricular resources and high-impact learning opportunities. Coursework will include self-reflective writing, seminar readings on success strategies, and hands-on work with enhanced advisement, career exploration, and goal-setting.

  • FREN 101: Elementary French I

    Introductory communication-based language course. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge.

  • FREN 102: L/Elementary French II

    Communication-based language course. Continuation of the development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge.