Dr. Lisa Signori

Chair, Associate Professor of French; Affiliate Faculty, Women and Gender Studies Program

Address: JC Long 406
Phone: 843.953.0872
E-mail: signoril@cofc.edu

Dr. Lisa Signori is an Associate Professor of French who received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a specialization in 20th-century French literature. She has been at the College of Charleston since 2007, and teaches beginning and intermediate French language, French Women Writers, and French literature from the 19th century to the present. Her current literary research focuses on narrative reflexivity in the work of Belgian author Amélie Nothomb. Dr. Signori also has a keen interest in the Way of St. James Pilgrimage (Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle) and has co-written several articles and co-presented several workshops on the value of the pilgrimage to St. James as an overseas immersion program for students. She is currently working on a series of cultural studies articles on the pilgrimage as well as a book on Nothomb’s most recent works tentatively titled Mirrors in the Text: The Process of Writing and the Creation of Meaning in the Work of Amélie Nothomb.


University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses Taught

FRENCH 499 - Bachelor’s Essay

FRENCH 498 - Independent Study

FRENCH 496 - Directed Reading

FRENCH 495 - Capstone Seminar

FRENCH 482 - French Women Writers

FRENCH 437 - 20th Century French Literature

FRENCH 438 - 20th Century French Theater

FRENCH 435 - 19th Century French Literature

HONORS 381- The Art of the Pilgrimage: Cultural Heritage on the Way of St. James

FRENCH 361 - Current Issues in French

FRENCH 360 - French Language Study Abroad

FRENCH 322 - Survey of French Literature

FRENCH 314 - French Conversation and Composition

LTFR 250 - French Literature in Translation

FRENCH 250 - Intensive Intermediate French

FRENCH 202 - Intermediate French II

FRENCH 201 - Intermediate French I

FIRST YEAR TRAVEL 129 - No S(p)ain No Gain: Walking the Camino de Santiago

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 116 - On The Road Again: Modern Journeys on Ancient Pathways

FRENCH 102 - Elementary French II

FRENCH 101 - Elementary French I



Recent Publications

 “Whose Camino Is It? (Re)defining Europe on the Camino de Santiago.” Co-author with Steven Gardner and Carl Mentley. The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views, edited by Annie Hesp (Virginia Tech) and Samuel Sanchez (Davidson College). Routledge: 2016. pp. 57-77.

“The (W)hole in the Text. A Hermeneutic reading of Marguerite Duras’s La Pluie d’été.” M. Rector (Ed.). Romance Notes, 53.1 pp. 3-10. Chapel Hill, NC: U of NC P, 2013.

“Social Commentary in Coline Serreau’s Saint-Jacques...La Mecque.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 46.4 (2013): 21-36.

“Mirrors in the Text: Amélie Nothomb’s Mercure.” S. Sauter (Ed.). Studies in 20th& 21st Century Literature, 37.1 pp. 75-91. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State, 2013.