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Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle

Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Humanities - Languages and Cultures


Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle specializes in 19th-century French popular culture. A lover of Alexandre Dumas père, she has published articles and book chapters, and given numerous presentations in international conferences on his literary works and political engagement. Currently, she teaches in the Department of Languages and Cultures, and she has taught courses ranging from French and Italian language courses to graduate and undergraduate courses in culture and literature.


  • Nineteenth-century French studies
  • Alexandre Dumas père
  • Guignol
  • Semiotics
  • Comparative literature
  • French


  • B.A., Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
  • M.A., Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France
  • M.A., University of Delaware
  • Ph.D., Penn State University