Dr. Stephanie Hopwood
French: Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Stephanie Hopwood is Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Lycoming College. A South Jersey native, Ms. Hopwood spent eight years in Charlottesville, Virginia before relocating to Williamsport.
Ms. Hopwood's dissertation, Beyond the Five Senses: Magical Realisms in Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, analyzes the manner in which certain French Caribbean authors write within the mode of magical realism to best represent a uniquely Creole—as opposed to French or African—culture.
Current research and teaching interests include all levels of French language, the intersection of memory and dictatorship in the twentieth-century Haitian novel, the Francophone and Anglophone literature of the Haitian diaspora, and nineteenth and twentieth century short stories in French metropolitan literature.
Ms. Hopwood earned a B.A. at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and pursued a Masters and Ph.D. at the Universities of Delaware and Virginia, respectively. While in graduate school she was able to live for a year in Normandy and another year along the beautiful Côte d'Azur, in Nice, but the French city closest to her heart is Lyon.