Ph.D. in French and Romance Philology, Columbia University (2005)
B.A. in French and Comparative Literature, Bryn Mawr College (1994)
M.A. in French, Bryn Mawr College (1994)
French Cross-Cultural Concepts
Level I French
Level III French
For my love of teaching French I am indebted to many extraordinary teachers who imbued me with a sense of appreciation for the language and literature of the Francophone world. Their energy fuels my own teaching today. My objective is to create a comfortable and challenging environment in which my students and I can work as a team toward a common goal, whether this be language acquisition, cultural exploration, or literary analysis. In my courses, I utilize a participative approach and focus on students’ varying skills, needs, learning styles, and interests, introducing authentic elements of French and Francophone culture in order to build a sense of community as we study together.
I teach courses on French language, culture and literature. I specialize in the areas of nineteenth- and twentieth-Century French and Francophone Literature so the capstone courses we offer on those topics are especially rewarding.
Wadhera, Priya (2014). Original Copies: The Postmodern Aesthetic of Georges Perec and Andy Warhol. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Editions Rodopi [In contract].
"The Part and the Whole". Co-translation, with Kent Minturn, of Hubert Damisch’s 1970 article La Partie et Le Tout, in Art in Translation, Volume 4.2, 245-266. June 2012.
Wadhera, Priya (2012), Fêter la copie, brouiller l’original : L’esthétique postmoderne de Perec et de Warhol. Modern Language Notes, 127, 846-864.
Wadhera, Priya (2006, Spring), Un périmètre perecquien: une œuvre à mi-chemin entre la littérature et les arts plastiques. Artifice : Texte et Image, 41-50.
Wadhera, Priya (2003, Fall), Through a foggy lens: Perec’s borrowing of Balzac’s brouillard. Romance Review, XIII, 135-142.
Priya Wadhera (2013, May). Le français mode d’emploi : Adapting what we teach to our students’ needs. "Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union" at the City University of New York, New York, NY.
Priya Wadhera (2012, December). Fêter la copie, brouiller l’original : L’esthétique postmoderne de Perec et de Warhol. “French Studies Seminars” at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2013). Double-Dipping: the Madeleine from Literature to Neuroscience. In Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s) / Trace(s), fragment(s), remain(s),” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA.
Priya Wadhera, Chair (2012). “How to Read Books”. In “Crossings, Frictions, Fusions,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. California State University, Long Beach, CA.
Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2012). “‘Privés de repas du soir’: Meals and memories in George Perec’s W ou Le Souvenir d’Enfance". In Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention. University at Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Priya Wadhera, Chair (2011). “Fictions Eco-Politiques”. In “Human-Animal / Humain-Animale,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Priya Wadhera, Speaker (2009). "A Tale of Two Incipits: Proust and Perec Opening Out Onto a New Horizon". In “Séismes / Seismic Shifts,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Priya Wadhera, Chair (2008). “Nation, Region, and Appellation: The Limits of Identity and Identification”. In “Limits / Limites,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Priya Wadhera, Speaker (2007). “Eat local: Cooking American-Style on the Food Network”. In Panel called “Consuming Ideas: Food in Non-fiction”. Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2007). “From one cloud to another: Lofty affinities between the low-brow references of Charles Baudelaire and Andy Warhol”. In Panel called “Art in/and the Everyday” at “High/Low: Nineteenth-Century French Cultures” at the 19th-Century French Studies Colloquium. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
Book review of Antoine Guyaux, “Baudelaire : Un demi-siècle de lectures des Fleurs du Mal (1855-1905)” in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Volume 37, Nos. 3 & 4, Spring-Summer 2009, 324-326.
Book review of Christelle Reggiani, “L’éternel et l’éphémère : Temporalités dans l’œuvre de Georges Perec” in The Romanic Review, November 2012. [In press]