Mark Wolff
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Modern Languages
Areas of Expertise

Nineteenth-Century French novel, Oulipo, digital humanities.

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Mark Wolff

Professor of French and Modern Languages Department Chair

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)

Selected publications:

  • “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)

External Links

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