Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Ioanna Chatzidimitriou

Assistant Professor of French
Director of the French and Francophone Studies Program
Ettinger 101 C
Office: 484-664-3341
Fax: 484-664-3722 



B.A., University of Athens, Greece
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I teach courses in Muhlenberg’s newly redesigned French and Francophone Studies Program with special emphasis on contemporary French urban culture and literature, francophone North Africa, francophone Asia, francophone cultural production in the age of globalization and writing.

Ioanna Chatzidimitriou holds a BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has taught all levels of French language, literature and culture at the University of West Georgia, the University of California, Irvine and Lehigh University.  She has also taught courses in world literature with a focus on 19th and 20th-century European literatures.  

She is currently working on a manuscript-length project on the uses of translation in fiction by contemporary translingual authors who choose French as their language of literary expression. In particular, she argues that translingual francophonie owes its conceptual unity as a field of inquiry to the normalization of cultural otherness through translational practices. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as The Comparatist, Dalhousie French StudiesContemporary French and Francophone StudiesSubStance. The French Review and MLN among others.