French Language and Cultural Studies, 19th-Century Literature, Cinema


Laura Spagnoli earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and began teaching at Temple in 2004. She has taught a wide range of courses, from first-semester French to an upper-level seminar on vampires in French literature. She has also focused on curriculum development, updating courses such as Intermediate French and Composition II. She is currently the course coordinator for third-semester French and the co-coordinator of course scheduling, and has previously served as the French advisor, the administrator of the writing-intensive course re-approval process for French, a member of her department’s Assessment Committee, and a member of the College Committee on Instruction. She is one of the current organizers of the French Cafe program, in which faculty meet informally with students interested in speaking French or discussing events in the Francophone world.

Courses Taught

  • French 0868: World Society in Lit & Film
  • French 1001: Introduction to French I
  • French 1003: Introduction to French III
  • French 2001: Intermediate French
  • French 2021: Conversation I
  • French 3021: Conversation II
  • French 2041: Reading I
  • French 2096: Composition I
  • French 3096: Composition II
  • French 4140: Topics in French Literature (topics have included Vampires, Gender in 19th-century Literature, and Paris: Realism and Fantasy)