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  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University
  • M.A. Louisiana State University
  • B.A. Louisiana State University

Academic Programs

  • BA English
  • BA French

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

Director, Louisiana College Writing Center


Julie L. Driessen specializes in twentieth-century French literature, focusing on Jean-Paul Sartre, the French New Novelists, Reader-response theory, and the autobiography. She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of French. In 2005 she received her Ph.D. in French literature from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Her post-doctoral studies include coursework in English literature, taking such courses as American Realism and Naturalism, 18th Century English Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, and American Expatriate Literature.

Courses Taught

  • Developmental English
  • English Composition 101 & 102
  • Technical Writing
  • French Language 101
  • Survey of French Literature
  • French Conversation
  • Studies in Francophone Literature
  • French Poetry


Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Les Mots’ and the Nouvelles Autobiographies of Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Marguerite Duras: A Comparison (Dissertation, 2005)

Research Interest

Dr. Driessen specializes in twentieth-century French literature, the French New Novelists, Reader-response theory, and the autobiography.