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Richard Duran

Richard G. Duran

Associate Chair of the Department, Professor of French and Director of the Division of French and Italian
One Bear Place #97392
Waco, TX 76798-7392

Office: Old Main 302
Phone: (254) 710-6023
Fax: (254) 710-3799


Office Hours, Fall 2014: MWF 9:00-10:00, TR 1:00-3:00, and by appointment

Richard_Duran@baylor.edu

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Cornell University
New York University in France, University of Paris I and X
M.A., University of North Texas
B.A., University of Dallas

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
20th century French literature, 20th century Mexican novel, Mexican-American Literature, Critical Theory, Language Pedagogy

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
“Beckett’s En attendant Godot and Camus’s Le Mythe de Sisyphe,” The French Review 82 (2009): 982-993.

“An Immersion Course in Beginning French: The Crucial First Days.” Recipes for Success in Foreign Language Teaching. LINCOM Studies in Second Language Teaching, 2007.

“If This Is French, then What Did I Learn in School?” co-authored with George McCool, The French Review 77 (2002): 282-93.

TEACHING INTERESTS:
French language and literature, Modern Great Texts

COURSES TAUGHT AT BAYLOR:
French 1401 (Elementary French I)
French 1402 (Elementary French II)
French 2310 (Intermediate French I)
French 2320 (Intermediate French II)
French 3320 (Conversation and Composition in Paris)
French 3310 (Introduction to French Literature)
French 3335 (Theater in Paris)
French 3V70 (Special Problems)
French 4317 (17th Century Literature)
French 4318 (18th Century Literature)
French 4320 (20th Century Literature)
French 4331 (Survey of French Literature I)
French 4332 (Survey of French Literature II)
French 43C0 (French Senior Capstone)
French 4V90 (Special Problems)
Honors 4V87 (Honors Thesis)
Spanish 1401 (Elementary Spanish I)
Spanish 2320 (Intermediate Spanish II)
University Scholars 3301 (The Modern Tradition)