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Chanelle Dupuis

Who am I?

My name is Chanelle Dupuis and I am from Québec, Canada. Growing up, I always knew that I loved learning languages and have since learned English, Spanish, Portuguese, and some German. I enjoy reading and believe that literature is a representation of society. 



I earned a Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from Florida State University in 2020. My honor's thesis was entitled: "The Smell of Misery: How Smells Distinguish Social Classes in Emile Zola's L'Assommoir and Gabrielle Roy's Bonheur d'occasion."

I am currently a first year student in the PhD program of the department of French Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Research and professional interests

My research interests include: 19th and 20th century French and Francophone literature, smell studies, the senses, perception, trauma studies, gender studies, French women writers, Québécois literature. 

My goal is to become a French professor and I am interested in including a greater focus on the Francophone world in beginning French classes. As a native speaker from Québec, I strive to bring my culture into the classroom and represent a minority French dialect. 


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