Raluca Romaniuc

Raluca Romaniuc

Raluca Romaniuc

Assistant Professor

French: 19th and 20th Century French Literature, Romanian Writers of French Expression, Translation Studies, Business French and French for the Professions

Raluca Romaniuc is Term Assistant Professor of French. She received her M.A. from the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (Anglophone Studies) and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park (Modern French Studies). Her doctoral dissertation is titled Ethique de l’irréparable. Lecture de l’expérience de l’exil chez Cioran.

Her scholarly interests lie in 19th and 20th century French and Francophone literatures, diaspora and exile in 20th century literature and culture, translation theory and practice. A former translator and interpreter, she is equally passionate about French linguistics, and enjoys expanding her knowledge in this field, from historical linguistics to phonetics and discourse analysis. As a Romanian teaching French in an English-speaking country, her life revolves around the study and practice of languages.

Professor Romaniuc serves as the French Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Since joining the Department of Modern and Classical Languages in 2015, she has taught courses both at the graduate and undergraduate level on French Language, Literature, and Culture, Translation, Reading and Writing, French for the Professions. She is engaged in curriculum development and in promoting language teaching and learning in a digital world.

 

Courses Taught

FREN 309 Reading and Writing Skills Development

FREN 320 Contemporary Tour de France

FREN 357 Introduction to Translation

FREN 371 French Civilization, Culture, and Literature: 1789 to the Present

FREN 390 French for the Professions: Business, Hospitality, and Fashion

FREN 450/550 Displacement, Identity, and Exile in Twentieth Century French Literature 

 

Education

Ph.D. in French Modern Studies, University of Maryland College Park, 2012

M.A. in Anglophone Studies, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2005