Jean M. Fallon

Associate Professor of French




Jean M. Fallon, associate professor of French, joined the Hollins faculty in 1990. Her scholarly interests include French Renaissance poetry, and 17th and 19th century French literature. She has published two books, Voice and Vision in Ronsard’s Les Sonnets pour Hélène and His Story, Her Story: A Literary Mystery of Renaissance France. Fallon’s current projects include studies on French pop music and film as agents of social change in post World War II France.

Fallon teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses in French language and literature, and in the Humanities. Some of the courses that Fallon teaches include French pop music, creative writing, history and civilization, and phonetics and pronunciation. Fallon also teaches a course entitled “Americans in Paris” which focuses on American artists and authors who worked in France during the years between the two world wars.  

Fallon received her B.A. degree in English and French from Bridgewater College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French from the University of Virginia. Fallon taught English for two years to French university students in Orléans, France. In addition to her published books, Fallon has published articles and book reviews in a number of prominent journals. She has studied at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. and has been the recipient of two Cabell Grants.

Outside of Hollins, Jean enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and four cats. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, running, and canoeing and kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay.



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