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Shane Emplaincourt, Ph.D.

Title: Limited Term Faculty-French
Phone: 706-864-1774

Office: Dunlap 312, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: 16th century French literature


Dr. Emplaincourt earned his Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Alabama in 1998 with a concentration in Renaissance literature and was the first to treat the entire corpus of Louise Labé’s works in his dissertation, “Multiple Personae in Louise Labé’s Œuvres completes,” and his recent publications treat remembering the Great War in film and in literature.

Courses Taught

  • Beginning French I & II
  • Intermediate French I & II
  • Advanced French Grammar
  • French Conversation
  • Business French
  • French Reading Proficiency I & II
  • English Composition I & II
  • Transitional English
  • Beginning Latin I
  • Beginning Spanish I


  • Ph.D., Romance Languages (Renaissance literature), The University of Alabama, 1998
  • M.A., French, The University of Alabama, 1993
  • B.A., French and English, The University of Alabama, 1990

Research/Special Interests

  • The Great War in film and in literature
  • 16th-century French literature
  • Louise Labé
  • Baudelaire studies
  • War Poets
  • La Bande déssinée franco-belge


Joyeux Noël and Remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914,” War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, 27, 2015, 1-25.

Un long dimanche de fiançailles and Remembering la Somme 1916,” War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, 28, 2016, 1-29.

La Chambre des officiers and Recapturing the Evanescent Memory of the Great War’s Gravely Disfigured,” forthcoming in War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities.

Work Experience

2015-Present: The University of North Georgia

2011-2015: The University of Alabama

2010-2011: Tuscaloosa City Board of Education

2000-2010: Stillman College

1999-2000: The University of Alabama

1998-1999: Chattanooga State

Personal Information

In his free time, Dr. Emplaincourt enjoys traveling, cycling, and swimming.

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