Dr. Juliette Bourdier

Associate Professor of French

Address: JC Long 414
Phone: 843.953.6529
E-mail: bourdierjm@cofc.edu

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.

Since June 2017, Dr. Bourdier is Fellow Researcher at CNRS Institutes - The National Center for Scientific Research ACTE (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Fictions and Interactions, University Sorbonne Paris- 1, since July 2018. She is also Research Collaborator at the CNRS High Studies Center for Medieval Civilization (Centre d'Etudes Superieures de Civilisation Medievale), University of Poitiers. 

She has developed several websites for students:

www.libremot.com an academic journal for writer in French as a second language

www.FrenchAgain.com offers reference support in grammar, culture, cinema and stylistics

www.BruitdeMoquette.com an academic magazine that publishes undergraduate writing

www.facebook.com/FrenchTop 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.


University of Colorado

Courses Taught

  • FREN 490: Special Topics in French Literature and Culture
  • FREN 475: Voices from Medieval and/or Renaissance
  • FREN 431: Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • FREN 383: Summer Internship in Paris
  • FREN 381: Professional Business Practices in French 
  • FREN 380: Marketing, Strategies & Comm in French Workplace
  • FREN 382: French for World Business II
  • FREN 381: French for World Business I
  • FREN 380: Le Concept De Marketing
  • FREN 321: A Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 314: French Composition and Conversation
  • FREN 201: Intermediate French II
  • FREN 202: Intermediate French I
  • FREN 102: Beginning French II
  • FREN 101: Beginning French I

Independent Studies

  • FREN 496: The French Political System through the Lens of the French Constitution
  • FREN 498: French Americans - Cultural Analysis, Invisible Differences
  • FREN 498: Understanding Media Through the Lens of Contemporary French Cinema
  • FREN 498: The French Political System Through the Lens of Radical Feminism
  • FREN 498: Sexuality in Medieval France Through the Lens of Infernal Punishment
  • HONS 399: The History of Medieval France Through the Lens of the University System


Recent Publications

“Troisième genre infernal, entre utopie terrestre et dystopie infernale”, La Redistribution du Genre dans la Littérature, Presse Universitaires de Rennes, Spring 2019, 71-95.

“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.

The Urbanization of Hell, When Tungdali meets with Lucyfer”, May 2011, The consortium Journal, Vol 2011. Published by the UMBRELLAGRAPH press 2011.