Dr. Alexandra Reuber is a Senior Professor of Practice in French and the Academic Director of the summer-study abroad program “Tulane in Paris.” She joined the Department of French and Italian in 2006, and served as Director of the French Language Program from 2009 to 2014. She received an M.A. in English and French literature from the RWTH-University, Aachen, Germany, an M.A. in teaching foreign languages from the Studienseminar Hagen, Germany, and a PhD. in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University. She teaches classes in French language, literature, and culture, in language pedagogy, as well as in folklore.
Her specialization is nineteenth-century literature, with a special interest in the development of Gothic and Fantastic literature, and second language acquisition. Her research focuses on the development of Gothic, Fantastic, and Horror Fiction, the adaptation and transformation of classical works in popular culture texts and films, communicatively orientated foreign language teaching, on the development of 21st century skills in the foreign language classroom, and the implications of service learning in the foreign language classroom setting.
Recent publications include « Bastille – ou la révolution des émotions ». Le français dans le monde (2013), “Correction of a Falsified Image: Creole Voodoo.” The <em>Popular Culture Review (2013), “Identity Crisis and Personality Disorders in Edgar Allan Poe’s “William Wilson” (1839), David Fincher’s Fight Club (1999), and James Mangold’s Identity (2003),” in Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in International and Popular Culture. Ed. Carl Sederholm and Dennis Perry. Palgrave-Macmillan, (August 2012), and “From Association, to the Acquisition, Process, and Consolidation of New Language Material: A Differentiated Approach to French Vocabulary Instruction” published in Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching (2012).
“Creating Personalized Learning Opportunities in the Foreign Language Classroom: Integration of Online Resources into the Language Learning Process.” The International Journal of Communication and Linguistics Vol 13.3 (2015)
“In Search of the Lost Object in a Bad Place: Stephen King’s Contemporary Gothic.” Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics. Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror. Ed. Philip Simpson and Patrick McAleer. Rowman & Littlefield (November) 2014.