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Graduate Teaching Associates & Assistants

Mallory NischanMallory Nischan

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French and Francophone Studies

E-Mail: mnischan@vols.utk.edu


Mallory Nischan is a Ph.D. candidate in MFLL-French with a second concentration in Applied Linguistics, and a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is a Graduate Teaching Associate and has taught all four semesters of Beginning and Intermediate French. She completed her MA in French at the University of North Texas. Her areas of interest include 20th and 21st century Maghrebi Literature, the interplay of oral and literary culture in the Mediterranean, religion and writing, questions of gender and the body, and women writers. Mallory envisions a dissertation project which pulls from literary studies, studies in orality, and studies on Arabic popular epic to look at the representation and reception of female historical and mythological figures in Maghrebi French literature. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature & Culture.

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