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Mathilde received her BA in English literature, linguistics and civilization from the University of Poitiers. She completed her MA in French literature at the University of Oregon in 2015. Before coming to LSU for her doctorate, she taught at the Alliance Française in Portland, OR, for a year. She has participated in the Louisiana/Antilles student exchange in 2017 and in 2018.

She’s a teaching and program assistant with the LSU in Paris study abroad summer program.

Her research interests include medieval and Renaissance literature, connections between medieval studies and contemporary popular culture, relations between the French Caribbean and Louisiana. 


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Born in Saint Martin of Haitian descent, Karine holds an MA in Arts, Lettres et Civilisations mention Langues, Littératures Interculturelles et Éthique du Divers from Université des Antilles (Martinique 2015); and an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures in French Studies from the University of Delaware (May 2017). For her first Master’s thesis she worked on “Les Enjeux de la Langue dans la Littérature Caribéenne. Le cas de Sea Grapes, Another Life et Omeros de Derek Walcott” (UA 2015). For her second Master’s thesis she worked on “Henri Christophe, Une Figure Tragique dans la Littérature Contemporaine Francophone/ Anglophone/ Hispanophone” (UD 2017). She is a member of Pi Delta Phi. Her main field of interest is vernacular language and identity construct in Caribbean and francophone literatures.