Image of Christi Brookes​Position:  ​Professor of French
Campus Address:  Pearce Hall, Room 314
Phone:  (989) 774-3260
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Vitae: Curriculum Vitae

Area(s) of Expertise:  Border and transnational studies; French cultural history; history of the book; nineteenth-century France, transatlantic studies.

Degrees and Universities

2004—Ph.D., French Civilization, The Pennsylvania State University
1998—M.A., French, The Pennsylvania State University
1996—BA, French, University of Arizona

Selected Publications

The French Face of Nathaniel Hawthorne:  Monsieur de l’Aubépine and his Second Empire Critics.  Columbus, OH:  Ohio State UP, 2011.  Written with Michael Anesko.

Refereed Articles & Book Chapters
“South of the 49th Parallel: Denis Villeneuve's Sicario (2015)" Québec Studies 65 (June 2018): 149-167.

"Our Cousins in the New World:  Celebrating Mexico in the French Alps” in Place and Locality in Modern France, eds. Philip Whalen and Patrick Young.  New York:  Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 137-47.

“Hawking Cossacks, Selling Tsarinas: Russia in French Advertisement, 1856-1894,” Modern and Contemporary France 21 (November 2013): 1-20.

“Le Carnet de voyage en Russie d'Henri Vever. Une source inédite pour l'étude des rapports franco-russes à la Belle Époque,” in La France et les Français en Russie:  Nouvelles sources et approches (1815-1917).  Paris:  Éditions de l’École Nationale des Chartes, 2012. 245-260.  Co-authored with Willa Z. Silverman.

Recent Conference Presentations

“Seine-Volga Round Trip: Paul Lancrenon's Trois mille lieues à la pagaie,"  44th Annual Western Society for French History Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA (November 2016)

“Twisting Tradition: French Culture Studies and Curricular Reform,"    61st Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO (April 2015)

Courses Taught

Elementary French I & II 
Intermediate French I & II
Advanced French I & II
Introduction to French Civilization
France Today
Advanced French Composition and Conversation
Modern Paris
French Culture Web Pages:  The French in Michigan
French Popular Culture
France at War in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary French Visions of the United States