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Mark Wolff, Professor of French and Modern Languages Department Chair
307 Clark Hall
Areas of expertise:
Nineteenth-Century French novel, Oulipo, digital humanities.
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Recent courses taught:
- Introductory and Intermediate French
- Introduction to Global Studies
- French Conversation and Composition
- French for Business
- Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
- French Cinema
- The Avant-Garde in France
Distinctions (awards, fellowships, and grants):
- CIC Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction (Spring 2014)
- Central College (Pella IA) 2013-2014 Central College Abroad travel grant (2013-14)
- Hartwick Faculty Research Grants (2009-2010, 2013-2014, 2015-2016)
- “Invoking the Oracle: Perec, Algorithms, and Conceptual Writing,” in The Afterlives of Georges Perec, ed. R. Wilken and J. Clemens, Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
- “Reading Potential: The Oulipo and the Meaning of Algorithms,” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 1/1 (Spring 2007).
- “Rules of the Oulipian Game: Authorship and Posthuman Literature,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 11/1 (Spring 2007): 111-118.
- “Individuality and l’Esprit Français: On Gustave Lanson’s Pedagogy,” Modern Language Quarterly 62/3 (September 2001): 239-257.
College service and professional affiliations:
- Chair, Modern Languages (2009 to present)
- Coordinator of French and Global Studies Programs
- American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
- Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)