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E. Nicole Meyer

E. Nicole Meyer
Professor of French, Humanistic Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. Coordinator and Adviser of French
SA 265
(920) 465-2098

Professor Meyer earned her B. A. in French from University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and her M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of numerous publications on Flaubert, French and Francophone women's autobiography, twentieth-century French literature, Descartes and Business French. Her reviews appear in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, World Literature Today, Contemporary French Civilization and the French Review. She has earned over 40 Scholarly and other grants and has presented over 70 scholarly and pedagogical presentations at national and international conferences. She is the 1999 recipient of the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay Founder's Association Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. Professor Meyer was recently a University of Wisconsin System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she started her current book project on French and Francophone Women's autobiographies.

In Fall 2013, she was named Advanced Online Teaching Fellow at UW--Green Bay, in Fall 2009, she was named Outstanding Higher Education Representative 2008 by the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, in 2004-2005 University of Wisconsin system Wisconsin Teaching Scholar as well as a member of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee funded Scholarship on Teaching and Learning Women's Studies Research Group. She was a University of Wisconsin--Green Bay Wisconsin Teaching Scholar II, 2005-2006.

Professor Meyer teaches all levels of French language, literature and culture (especially Business French) as well as literature in translation and other interdisciplinary literature courses for the Humanistic Studies Unit. She regularly teaches a January in Paris course. Professor Meyer recently received a "Teaching at Its Best" Award as well as the "Creative Approaches to Teaching" award, both at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay and has been nominated for campus-wide teaching awards.

In addition, she is a member of the University of Wisconsin System French Placement Test Committee, and grades AP French Culture and Language Exams, and is appointed to the American Association of Teachers of French FLES* Commission, as well as their Commission on French for Business and Economic Purposes. She has enjoyed arranging a variety of conferences and conference panels here, in the Midwest and a national conference in New Hampshire.. She recently served on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant selection committee for France and for Luxembourg. She currently runs a Service-Learning program, and has, in the past, very much enjoyed volunteer teaching in the Green Bay Public School District. She has taught critical thinking (through the reading of short stories) as well as French language and culture in a local elementary school and established a school program and trained students for a local Spelling Bee as well (the winner went on to win both the district and to participate at the state level). She serves on a variety of Board of Directors in the Green Bay and wider area.

She co-hosted the state of Wisconsin's Concours Oral for the American Association of Teachers of French in May 2009, the regional Concours Oral in Spring 2007 and in Spring 2008. She hosted the first state-wide French Day on April 18, 2013.

For the Cercle Français she has helped coordinate many French concerts as well as other events. This past year's events include “Molière Than Thou,” (October 2013) and Victoria Vox (April 2013) as well as a Film Festival featuring films on Paris. Author Luisa Etxenike, Visiting International Scholar at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay presented “en hommage à Camus on October 15, 2013.

Currently, in Spring 2014, Professor Meyer is teaching French Special Topics: Service-Learning; Advanced French Conversation and Composition and Le Monde Francophone. This summer, she is scheduled to teach Literature in Translation: Literature in Translation: French and Francophone Women's Autobiography and Introduction to the Humanities II, both online. She teaches the entire gamut of French courses at UW--Green Bay and often leads a January in Paris course.

For the Cercle Français she has helped coordinate many French concerts as well as other events. This past year's events include “Molière Than Thou,” (October 2013) and Victoria Vox (April 2013) as well as a Film Festival featuring films on Paris.

Education: B.A., UW-Madison; M.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A. & Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania


  • Intermediate French Language I (French 201)
  • Intermediate French Language II (French 202)
  • Intermediate French Conversation and Composition (French 225)
  • Advanced French Conversation and Composition (French 325)
  • French Phonetics and Public Speaking (French 346)
  • France Today (French 354)
  • Business French (French 367)
  • French Teaching Internship in the Elementary School (French 497)
  • January in London and Paris (HUS 499 / French 499)
  • World Literature in Translation (online)
  • Interdisciplinary Themes: Fractured Families, Questions of Race and Ethnicity: Alexander, Duras, Sarraute and Bugul (HUS 351)
  • Representations of the Body in French Literature, French and Francophone Women's Autobiography, Twentieth-Century French Literature
  • Representative French Authors I & II
  • Introduction to French I & II
  • Le Monde Francophone
  • Advanced Business French
  • Introduction to Humanities II
  • Foundations of Western Culture II
  • French Women's Autobiography in Translation
  • Great Works: Madame Bovary
  • Great Works: Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God. McBrides The Color of Water. A Black Mans Tribute to His White Mother
  • January in Paris
  • Representation of Women in Nineteenth-century French Literature
  • Individual and Society in Twentieth-century French Literature
  • Existentialist Camus, Meta-Camus.