Virginia Osborn



Teaching Faculty II
Director of the French Basic Language Program

Dr. Virginia Osborn (MA in French with specialization in SLA; PhD in French, Florida State University) is Teaching Faculty II and Director of the French Basic Language Program. She supervises and works closely with the French teaching assistants. She specializes in 20th century French literature, with a focus on women writers of WWII and the Holocaust. Dr. Osborn has also spent time abroad teaching English (TEFL) through the Peace Corps (Wlodawa, Poland) and with the TAPIF program (Grenoble, France). She is the faculty representative for the FSU campus club "La Table Francaise" and she is the moderator for the Florida State University chapter of the French National Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi.  If you have any questions about either of these organizations, please contact her.

Research Interest

French and Francophone women writers
World War II and the Holocaust
Autobiographical fiction, trauma, and memory
Second Language Acquisition

Courses Taught

Elementary French I and II (FRE1120 and 1121)
Intermediate French readings (FRE2211)
Intermediate French conversation (FRE3244)
Reading and Conversation (FRE2220)
Grammar and Composition I and II (FRE3420 and 3421)
French women writers (FRT 3561)
Women and war (graduate-level DIS)
Teaching Practicum (FRE5940)


Rm. 367, Diffenbaugh
M 11-12; T 10-11
and by appointment

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