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Born and educated in France, Martine Gantrel graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and earned a doctorate in French literature from La Sorbonne (Paris).
Professor Gantrel's areas of specialization include French novels of the 19th and 20th centuries; French Realism and Naturalism; the relationship of literature to history; the history of French gastronomy; and French cinema.
Gantrel has published on both sides of the Atlantic on writers and topics such as Michelet, Lamartine, Zola, the Regionalist movement of the Belle Epoque and the role that the representation of domestic servants played in the advent of Naturalism. Gantrel is currently working on a series of articles on Marcel Proust's use of cultural history in La Recherche.
Gantrel joined the Smith faculty in 1980 and regularly teaches courses on 19th- and 20th-century literature and on French cinema, alternating between two topics: "Paris on Screen" and "The Road Movie in French Cinema."
**Martine Gantrel is the JYA Paris Adviser for Spring 2013**