Marie-Thérèse Killiam

Professor of French
Licence, Maîtrise, Université de Nice
M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University

Dr. Marie-Thérèse Killiam, a native of Nice in the south of France, focuses on the literature, film, art and philosophy of 20th-century France. As an undergraduate, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the all-women’s Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of “The Art of Criticism of Paul Claudel” and “L’Analyse du texte.”

Angelo H. Metzidakis
Professor of French & Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Yale University

Dr. Angelo Metzidakis is passionate about French literature, particularly the 19th-century novel and the writer Victor Hugo. He is the author of various articles, including “Victor Hugo and the Idea of the United States of Europe” and “Rereading History in Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Misérables’.” In addition to French, he speaks Greek and Spanish and is an Ancien pensionnaire étranger de l’École normale supérieure, a title given to foreign academics who have been researchers in residence at one of France’s greatest prestige schools.

Carlos Fagundo
Instructor of French
B. Mus. University of Maryland
M.A. University of Virginia

Carlos Fagundo has a diverse background. In addition to having a master’s degree in French literature, he is an accomplished pianist and is also fluent in Spanish. He is intrigued by the pronounced interchange between literature and the other arts, notably music, in the poetic and theatrical works of the 19th and 20th centuries.