Mireille Bremond

Faculty

 

J’enseigne le Français Langue Etrangère au SUFLE (Service Universitaire de Français Langue Etrangère) depuis de nombreuses années, aux niveaux B1-B2 du Cadre Européen Commun de Référence (niveaux seuil et avancé). Directrice des Etudes de l’IEFEE (ancien nom du SUFLE) entre 2000 et 2008.

            J’ai déjà enseigné à Middlebury College trois étés en 1993, 1995 et 1997. En 1998, j’ai participé à l’élaboration d’un test de placement et de niveau sur support multi-média. Je reviens enseigner ici depuis 2011, d’abord le cours FREN 6509, et depuis 2015, FREN 6511. Depuis l’an dernier, je donne aussi un cours sur les héros et les femmes de la mythologie au niveau 400 (FREN 3422).

            Helléniste de formation, j’ai fait un doctorat sur un mythe grec (Prométhée) et je dispense au SUFLE un cours sur la mythologie grecque dans la littérature française du XX° siècle.

            Je participe à des colloques et je travaille essentiellement sur Jean Giraudoux et Marguerite Yourcenar, qui ont abondamment utilisé et repris les mythes grecs dans leur œuvre, mais pas seulement, j’ai réfléchi aussi sur Giono, Cocteau, Valery Larbaud, André Suarès et d’autres. Je suis Vice-présidente de l’Académie Giraudoux depuis quelques années et responsable de l’édition des Cahiers Jean Giraudoux.

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN 3422 - Heroes & Women      

The purpose of the course is to see how two main Greek myths, which are very present in 20th century French literature (the myth of Oedipus and the myth of the Atreids), have been used and rethought in various ways. Authors such as Jean Anouilh, Jean Giraudoux, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre and Marguerite Yourcenar did so in order to reflect on the issues of their day: questions of power, the place of women, love, war etc.
Various extracts from literary pieces will be used to illustrate the ways in which myths can receive various treatments and remain current. Students will have an entire work to read.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 6509 - Applied Stylistics I      

FREN 6509 is a refresher course that systematically covers all the basic language structures and various types of discourse : narrative, descriptive, and dialectical. The objective is to encourage students to write clearly and subtly.
The course focuses on the daily practice of exercises.

Required Text:
1) A unilingual dictionary; 2) Nouvelle grammaire du français (cours de civilisation de la Sorbonne), par Y. Delatour, D. Jennepin, M. Léon-Dufour et B. Teyssier, Hachette, 2004 (ISBN : 9782011552716). Language & Stylistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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FREN 6511 - Applied Stylistics      

Applied Stylistics : Mastering Written Discourse and Texts

The purpose of this course is to give students a thorough knowledge of language structures and of various types of discourse: narrative, descriptive, and dialectical. The objective is to encourage students to write clearly and subtly. This course will prepare graduate students who will study in Paris during the academic year for FREN 6511, an advanced writing course in Paris.

The course focuses on the daily practice of exercises. Students will need a unilingual dictionary, a grammar book and a course pack, in which they will find explanations of grammatical topics and exercises.

Required text:
- A unilingual dictionary
- Yvonne DELATOUR, Dominique JENNEPIN, Maylis LEON-DUFOUR et Brigitte TEYSSIER, Nouvelle grammaire du français: Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne. ISBN : 9782011552716
- A coursepack will be available for purchase at the College bookstore Language & Stylistics

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator

frenchschool@middlebury.edu