Leslie Sconduto

Department Chair & Associate Professor of French

Bradley Hall 315
(309) 677-2474
lscondut@bradley.edu

Ph.D., French, Rutgers University
M.A., French, Rutgers University
B.A., French, Augsburg College

Teaching

Dr. Sconduto has taught all levels of French courses, from beginning French to advanced literature and civilization courses.  In addition to language and survey courses, she has offered classes on commercial French, translation, and France during the Nazi Occupation 1940-44.  Dr. Sconduto is also the founder of the weekly Table française.

Fall 2014 Office Hours

Tu: 10:30-11:45 and 1:30-2:45

W:    8:30-11:45 and 1:30-2:45

Th: 10:30-11:15 and 1:30-2:45

and by appointment Tu W Th

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

FLF

201

01

TuTh

 9:00-10:15

BR 370

FLF

303

01

TuTh

 3:00-4:15

BR 370

FLF

492

01

Arranged

 

FLF

495

01

Arranged

 

Scholarship

Dr. Sconduto primarily studies 12th Century French literature.  Specific areas of interest include metamorphosis, in particular that related to the “good” werewolf, and the relationship between rewriting narratives and the power status of female protagonists within those narratives.   

Selected publications

Books

  • Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance.  Jefferson: McFarland, 2008.
  • Guillaume de Palerne: An English Translation of the 12th Century French Verse Romance.  (Translator).  Jefferson: McFarland, 2004.

Journal Articles

  • “Bringing French Culture / Civilization to Life in the Classroom.”  The French Review.  81 (2008): 720-732.
  • “Blurred and Shifting Identities: The Werewolf as Other in Guillaume de Palerne”: Romance Languages Annual (1999), XI (2000): 121-126.  Winner of C. and J. Beer French Medieval Award.
  • “Rewriting the Werewolf in Guillaume de Palerne”: Le Cygne: Bulletin of the International Marie de France Society, 6 (Fall 2000): 23-35, addendum.

Service

Dr. Sconduto is chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, director of the French section, and a regular participant at the department’s French Table.