Learning from a Qualified Faculty
From Medieval France to the Maghreb, the French and Francophone Studies faculty at
Illinois Wesleyan University represent a wide range of research and teaching interests.
The interdisciplinary nature of teaching at IWU allows contributions not only to courses
in French language, literature, and culture at all levels of instruction, but also
to the Humanities "World of Ideas" core courses, and the Western European Studies
and African Studies of the International Studies program. Our faculty also participate
in courses in the "Literature and Culture" rubric and Women's Studies courses, as
well as annual offerings in the university first-year student writing program, the
Dr. Christopher Callahan
Professor of French
My research focuses on lyric poetry as a performed genre. As it combines narratology
and music, my work has extended to include narrative as well as lyrico-narrative nerse,
the motet, and most recently, rhetoric and drama. I am also an avid reader in art
history, particularly Romanesque and Gothic iconography, and I have developed a web
site for instruction in that field.
Contact: (309) 556-3094 — firstname.lastname@example.org
All correspondence can be mailed to individual faculty members at:
French & Francophone Studies Program
104 Buck Memorial Library
210 E. University Ave.
P.O. Box 2900
"The French and Francophone Studies professors at Illinois Wesleyan University are
professional scholars who care deeply about their students’ success. They are always
charismatic in the classroom and continuously available to help their students outside
the classroom. They are the perfect example of teachers who show their students that
with hard work anything is possible."
- Messifa Ankou '10,
professional educator, translator, and interpreter