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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5607 Modern Languages, Lit, Cultural Std LAS 251T , Box 96


Jessica Appleby is currently an assistant professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a dissertation entitled Politics and Poetics of Epic in the French Renaissance: Ronsard, Du Bellay, d’Aubigné. Additionally, she holds an M.A. in French from CU Boulder, and an M.A. in English from Université Paris 3, Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Appleby's research interests include Renaissance poetics, epic poetry through the ages, the French Wars of Religion, conceptions of national sentiment, the French BD, and pop culture and fantasy (particularly applied to the classroom as a pedagogical tool). Her teaching experience is varied, including whitewater rafting, phonemic awareness, French language and culture, medieval and early modern literature, Game of Thrones, phonetics (both French and English), Italian culture, and English language. She has taught as instructor of record at CU Boulder, Université François Rabelais in Tours, and Université Paris 13 Nord in Villetaneuse.

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