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Dr. Juliette Bourdier

Assistant Professor of French

Address: JC Long 414
Phone: 843.953.6529

Dr. Juliette Bourdier has been an assistant professor at the College of Charleston since 2014. She specializes in medieval European literature and culture with a particular interest in the perception of Hell whether in terms of geography, gender studies or sociological analysis. Recently she has investigated testimonies of voyages in Hell, applying narratology techniques to examine literary matters. Her current monograph project explores author subjectivity and auctorial claims through metalepsis and hybrid fictions.

Broadly acquainted with French literature and culture, she teaches various French language and cultural courses enriching the study of French with cinema, graphic novels, newspaper articles or artifacts.

She has developed several websites for students: offers reference support in grammar, culture, cinema and stylistics an academic magazine that publishes undergraduate writing entertains and teaches followers eager to improve their knowledge of French language and culture with humor, music, video, current events and grammar



Before returning to academia and embracing literature, Dr. Bourdier was in the field of computer science and managed her own software engineering company for 15 years working with major international corporations. An understanding of the import-export business between France and the US derives from many years of experience as a partner and export manager for a French wine export business. In 2016 she remains a partner in a consulting firm in Paris advising on marketing and communication.  Using her training and experience in business, she teaches courses in marketing and professional practices and is the program director for the College of Charleston’s Business Language Minor in French.


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Recent Publications

“Du mot à l’image, les Paines denfer du Grand Kalendrier et Composts des Bergiers”, Revue Textimage, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Vol. 12, 2018, 61-92.

“Travels through The Dark Realms of Medieval Clerical Fantasies: Sex & Erotica in the Infernal Testimony”, Comitatus, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol.48, Sept. 2017, 20-47.

“La matière d’Enfer, senefiance syncrétique et polyphonie littéraire”, Matières à débat, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Spring 2017, 255-273

“Chaîne de traduction, s’approprier le Tractatus pour translater l’Espurgatoire”, l’évolution de la langue et le traitement des intraduisibles au sein de la recherche, Editions des Archives contemporaines, Sept. 2016, 45-53.

“L’odyssée de Brandain dans l’enfer fictionnel”, French Literature Series, XLI Odysseys, Ed. Jeanne Garane, Editions Brill, Vol.41, Dec. 2016, 5-20.

“Le Jeu et le Mot : sémiotique des passages chez Raoul de Houdenc”, In Atelier de Traduction Vol. 23, Editura Universităţii din Suceava, 2015, 177-190.

“Peine et Douleurs, la Définition Sotériologique de l’Au-delà”, TRANS-n°17, Paris : Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, Vol.17, 2014.