Dr. Emmanuelle Vanborre (M.A., Ph.D. Boston College) is from the south of France. She studied English and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Montpellier. She then studied French literature at Boston College. Her research in literature is focused on XXth century fiction, literary theory, and Francophone literature. She presented numerous papers and chaired several panels at various conferences. She also published articles and book reviews on Blanchot, Camus, and Condé. Her book entitled Lectures blanchotiennes de Malraux et Camus (Peter Lang Publishing, May 2010)
highlights certain aspects of Malraux’s and Camus’s writings which have often been left in the shadow and which tackle essential questions on literature, writing and death.
Dr. Vanborre has taught at Saint-Jean-du-Gard Highschool in France, at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA and at Boston College, Boston, MA. She also taught intensive summer French classes for Boston College programs in France. Her teaching is communicative and student-centered. It involves the use of a variety of instructional technologies. Dr. Vanborre also created several websites that can be used in class and are available to the general public on the Internet.
At Gordon College Dr. Vanborre teaches six classes every year (French Literature, Quebec Studies, African Studies, etc.). She organizes a “French Table” every week in Lane Cafeteria. Students, as well as faculty and staff, are invited to join her for lunch to speak French in a relaxed atmosphere. She is also the faculty advisor for the “Cercle français,” a French club that organizes activities on and off campus.