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Graduate Teaching Associates & Assistants

Lavinia HornerLavinia Horner

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French and Francophone Studies

Phone: (865) 974-2311

Lavinia Horner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Modern Foreign Languages program at The University of Tennessee and is a Teaching Associate. Her academic interests include 20th and 21st century Francophone literature with a focus on cultural heritage, colonialism/postcolonialism, visual culture and diaspora writing.

While working on her MA thesis, “L’imaginaire d’Albert Cossery – une modalité de transcender le temps et l’espace”, she collaborated with the Tunisian writer Ali Bécheur. In her dissertation, “Cultural Heritage Superimposition in the Novels of Emmanuel Roblès and Maïssa Bey”, she argues that child narratives complicate monolithic expressions of cultural heritage in colonial and postcolonial Algeria.



  • October 2017 – “Emmanuel Roblès and the Spanish Memorial in Colonial Algeria”, UWGA Conference, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
  • October 2017 – “Miroir, miroir sur le mur, il est difficile d’être à la mode dans une tour”, MIFLC, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
  • February 2017 – “Fraternity, Fear and Shame in the Colonized Algeria of Maïssa Bey, Albert Camus and Emmanuel Roblès”, Crossroads Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA   
  • Elementary French I, II
  • Intensive Elementary French
  • Intermediate French I, II
  • Intermediate Conversation and Phonetics (to be co-taught with Florence Abad-Turner in Spring 2018)
  • Teaching demo for FREN 415 and FREN 440    

2017 - Chancellor’s Top-Off Fellowship

2017 -  MFLL Grant for Doctoral Research

2016 – Extraordinary Professional Promise Award


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