Modern Languages & Intercultural Studies


Holloway Hall

Marion Duval


  • B.A. The University of Picardie (Amiens, France) 2000
  • M.A. The University of Picardie (Amiens, France) 2004
  • M.A. The University of Iowa  2005
  • Ph.D. The University of Iowa 2011

Courses Taught

  • French Language (All Levels)
  • French Oral Expression (All Levels)
  • Introduction to Reading and Writing in Literature
  • French Theater
  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary France through Films

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Ada Louise Ballard and Seashore Fellowship  2008-2009
  • Gillespie Visiting Assistant Professor – College of Wooster  2011-2012
  • Modern Language Association 
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages


A native of France, Dr. Duval arrived in the United States to begin studying at the University of Iowa in 2001.  After completing her Master’s Maîtrise in French-English translation for the University of Picardie in 2004, Duval finished her Master’s Degree and then began her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa.  Her dissertation was titled D’un salaud l’autre : étude de la figure romanesque des Nazis et de leurs collaborateurs.   Upon receiving her Ph.D. in 2011, Duval taught at the College of Wooster in Ohio, where she was the Gillespie Visiting Assistant Professor in French. She is happy to be joining the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies here in Salisbury.

Duval’s teaching and research interests include: the memory of the Second World War in French and Francophone culture (literature, film, theater, bandes-dessinées); the examination of sexuality in literary villains, with a special emphasis on female characters; and the history and portrayal of Vichy in French Colonial culture.  Secondary specializations include the evolution of French theater and instruction in translation.

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