Dr. Véronique Olivier
is an assistant professor of French in the Department of Languages. In 2003, she earned her Ph.D. in French Literature at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, with a minor in film
Studies. She teaches a variety of courses on literature, language, film
and theater. Her academic interests include:
women studies (Simone de Beauvoir, food and existentialism), pedagogy and film. Her newest course is The Remake: From French Cinema to Hollywood, Prof. Olivier is a huge cinephile: (she can quote everything from Francois Truffaut's film's!) and she believes in the power of visual arts in teaching. She also manages the French Club's monthly 'Cine'-Club on campus. Thanks to a grant from the French and American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and another one from Chapman University, Prof. Olivier organizes the Chapman French Film Festival each spring.
In Addition, Prof. Olivier has directed a few multi-media plays entirely in French on campus.
Courses taught at Chapman:
- FR201 - Intermediate French Language
- FR 340 - Cuisine in French Literature and Film
- FR 345 - French Conversation
- FR 360 - Performance in French
- FR 378 - French Enlightenment
- FR 386 - French Women of Letters and Leaders
- FR 387 - The Remake: From French Film to Hollywood