Professor, Teaches French and Comparative Literature and
Culture, and is Program Director. A graduate student from Columbia
University and the University of Paris, she received her Doctorate
and Post-Doctoral Accreditation to Direct Research in 2000. Her
research specialty is in 20th/21st Century French and Comparative
Literature, Poetry, and Film studies.
Professor Mairesse specializes in late 19th and 20th Century French
Literature, Poetry, and History of Modern Thought. She is the
author of Figures de Valery, published by L'Harmattan,
2000. She has written numerous articles on Poetry and Criticism.
She is the Director of the newly created USF Institute Paul Valery
for Poetry and the Visual Arts in the Department of Modern and
Classical Languages at USF.
Professor Mairesse teaches French Language and Literature courses;
Special Topics Seminars; French and Francophone Cinema;
Paris-Berlin: Connexions and Contrasts Between France and Germany
at the Turn of the 20th Century.
Chair, Comparative Literature and Culture