Rebecca C. Harmon

Chair, Professor of French
All FacultyModern Languages

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2007

Rebecca C. Harmon


  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Dartmouth College


  • SCSC (Sixteenth Century Society & Conference)
  • RSA (Renaissance Society of America)

Areas of Expertise

  • 16th century French literature
  • French wars of religion and witness literature
  • New World travel literature

Courses Taught

  • Beginning French (FREN 101 & 102)
  • French Conversation (305 & 340)
  • French Phonetics (308)
  • French Literature Surveys (320, 11th-17th c. lit; 321, 18th-21st c. lit)
  • French Theatre (325)

Selected Research

  • Agrippa d'Aubigné; Jean de Léry

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming with Routledge: module for a French literature textbook, Entre-Textes: Dialogues littéraires et culturels; “Plus vrai que la réalité: La fiction historique d’Agrippa d’Aubigné” in L’Œuvre littéraire du Moyen Âge aux yeux de l’historien et du philologue, ed. Ludmilla Evdokimova and Victoria Smirnova. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2014. 219-229.

Professional Experience

  • Previously taught at University of Pennsylvania (as lecturer, 2002-2004) and Princeton University (as lecturer, 2010-2011)


  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Community theater

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