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Priscilla Charrat Nelson

Graduate Student

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  • Fall 2016: N/A


Priscilla Charrat Nelson  is currently a PhD candidate in the French Department. She holds an MA in English from the University Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle (France) with a focus on contemporary American literature , and an MA in Language, Literature and Translation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on French and Francophone Literature. Her research focuses primarily on post-memory and the rupture of family communication in French and Francophone literature related to the Second World War and the Algerian War of Independence. Her research also explores the question of silence in literature, and the relationship of the individual with the Nation regarding France's colonial past

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies
  • XXth century French literature
  • XXth century Francophone Algerian literature
  • Trauma Theory
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Psychoanalysis


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - currently in the French Studies PhD program
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Masters of Arts in French language, literature and translation/ Focus on French and Francophone literature
  • Universite Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle - Masters of English/ Focus on American literature. Mention bien/ Cum Laude
  • Ecole Active Bilingue Jeanine Manuel (French-English bilingual school) - Paris

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2015 K. A. Looney Award for Teaching Excellence in the Senior Teaching Assistant category
  • Spring 2013.2014.2015 Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

External URLs



  • FR 414 Advanced Grammar and Style
  • FR 209 Introduction to French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution
  • FR 210 Introduction to French Literature from the Revolution to Nowadays
  • FR 208 Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in French
  • FR 205 Oral French

LLS Titles & Affiliations

  • Affiliated with the Program in Jewish Culture and Society