Dr Dudley Michael Marchi

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Biography

Dr. Dudley M. Marchi received his B.A. in English & American Literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, M.A. Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Ph.D. in French & Comparative Literature from Columbia University.  He has been at NC State since 1989 and is Professor and Associate Department Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. His current research is on French-American relations, and his teaching on masterpieces of Western literature, French history and culture, and second-language acquisition. He has published articles and book reviews on such authors as Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Charles Baudelaire, and Michel de Montaigne.  His first book, Montaigne among the Moderns: Receptions of the Essais, discusses the humanist and founder of the essay, Montaigne, and his influence on modern writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Woolf.  In 2011 he published a book on French American relations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Baudelaire, Emerson, and the French-American Connection: Contrary Affinities, and in 2016  a book on the French Heritage of North Carolina.  He has recently taught courses in French translation, masterpieces of Western literature (ancient to Renaissance), and French art and society.  He conducts outreach visits to public schools has been a member of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina’s Advocacy Committee which promotes foreign-language education in North Carolina.  He authored the history of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to commemorate its centennial (1896-1996), and oversaw the Department’s reception in 2003 of NC State’s Award for Departmental Teaching and Learning Excellence.  In the summer of 2009 he directed a study abroad program for NC State students to Paris and Burgundy, France.  In 2010 and 2012  he directed the summer study abroad program to Paris & Lille, France.  He will direct the program again in 2017.  In 2011 he received NC State's Outstanding Teacher Award and was recognized by the Office of Study Abroad's Faculty Spotlight.  As a faculty member and administrator he is committed to enhancing the international environment for the students of NC State.

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