Elisabeth Herbst Buzay

Lecturer in French Studies

Elisabeth Buzay

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2019

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30–9:00 a.m.
or by appointment

Tyler Annex 102

413-585-3303

Education

Ph.D., University of Connecticut

D.E.A., Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle

Maîtrise, Université de Paris IV – La Sorbonne

B.A., University of Chicago

Biography

Elisabeth Herbst Buzay received her doctorate from the University of Connecticut in 2018. Her current research focuses on the topics of objects and communication in medieval French romance and contemporary French fantasy novels. Taking an interdisciplinary approach based in textual studies, media studies and digital humanities, her current book project explores the alternative types of media and techniques of communication that nondominant subjects utilize in order to bypass the traditional means of communication used by those in power.

Buzay’s work in language acquisition and teaching engages students to cultivate not only cross-cultural communicative competence, but also to develop multimodal literacy skills. She encourages students to gain insight into French language and French culture by using a variety of approaches and forms of media, ranging from film to bandes dessinées, from digital humanities tools to novels.