Matthew Moyle

Associate Professor of French


BA| Bemidji State University (Minn.)| 1998

MA| University of Wisconsin-Madison| 2000

PhD| University of Wisconsin-Madison| 2008

Courses Taught

  • French 101 & 102 (Elementary French)
  • French 201 (Intermediate French)
  • French 203 (Advanced French)
  • French 310 (Écrire en français)
  • French 314 (Qu'est-ce que l'interprétation?)
  • French 342 (L'Âge classique: 1600-1800)
  • French 351 (L'Âge moderne: 1800-présent)
  • French 388R (Topics)


  • "Stepping off the Page: Teaching Literature with a Pedagogy of Place." Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-based Education. Ed. Deric Shannon and Jeffery Galle. Basingstoke (U.K.): Palgrave Macmillan.
  • "Récits cartographes, cartes palimpsestes." Cartographier les récits. Ed. Mauricette Fournier. CERAMAC 35. Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2016.
  • "Écrire le lieu qui s'inscrit: Topographies toponymiques dans La Peste et La Chute." A Writer's Topography: Space and Place in the Life and Works of Albert Camus. Ed. Jason Herbeck and Vincent Grégoire. Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi, 2015.
  • "Le mot « Dieu » comme écho du silence." Les Essais de Sylvie Germain: Un espace transgénerique. Ed. Mariska Koopman-Thurlings. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi (CRIN 56), 2011. 
  • "Myth as Model: The Narratives of Cronus and Jacob in Sylvie Germain's Le Livre des Nuits and Nuit-d'Ambre." MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 5 (2010).


  • "« Palper la langue » chez Sylvie Germain." 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Bloomington (Ind.), 7 April 2017.
  • "Au seuil de la nuit: Alain Veinstein passeur de voix." 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, St. Louis, 19 March 2016.
  • "Speaking Out: 'Reacting to the Past' in the Advanced French Classroom." American Association of Teachers of French Annual Convention, Saguenay (Qc.), 8-11 July 2015.
  • "Sylvie Germain et la ronde des arts." 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Baton Rouge, 26 February 2015.
  • "Unconditional Forgiveness in Films of Philippe Claudel and the Dardenne Brothers." Baylor University, Waco (Tx.), 24 October 2014.
  • “Topographies toponymiques dans les récits camusiens.” Colloque International Albert Camus, Boise (Id.), 18-19 April 2013.
  • "Silence fragmentaire et intertextuel: Le cas de Magnus." 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Atlanta, 28-30 March 2013.
  • “Récits-cartographes, cartes-palimpsestes.” Comment cartographier les récits fictionnels et non-fictionnels. Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (France), 16-17 November 2012.
  • “Sylvie Germain and (Old) Monasticism.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, 8-10 November 2012.
  • "Collision or Conciliation: 'Internal Clashes' in Sylvie Germain and the Dardenne Brothers." 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach (Calif.), 29 March 2012.
  • Session organizer: “Sylvie Germain in Dialogue.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, 8 January 2012.
  • “Gueule-de-Loup et visage de l’humain: Human-Animal Encounters in Sylvie Germain’s Works.” 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, San Francisco, 2 April 2011. 
  • “The Imago Dei and Sylvie Germain’s Theodicy.” SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Convention, Atlanta, 5 November 2010.
  • “Telling Silent Stories: Light and Shadow in Sylvie Germain’s Novels.” NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Buffalo, N.Y., 11 April 2008.
  • “Silence Louder than Words: Levinas and the Powerful Margin in Sylvie Germain’s Nuit-d’Ambre.” Nineteenth Annual Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 22 September 2006.