Rachel Krantz, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium
Dr. Rachel Krantz joined the Modern Languages faculty at Shepherd University in 2004 after teaching French and German for several years in the St. Louis area. Dr. Krantz received her M.A. from the University of Munich in 1993, where she studied French, German and Spanish. After returning to the U.S., Dr. Krantz pursued doctoral studies in French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, writing her dissertation on Marguerite Duras. Dr. Krantz’ areas of specialization include 19th- and 20th-century French literature, French and Francophone culture, and film studies. Several of her recent articles focus on the work of contemporary French filmmaker Anne Fontaine. She is currently working on a project dealing with the function of “shock horror” in films of the New French Extreme.