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Sylvie Blum-Reid

Sylvie Blum

Professor of French and Film
Undergraduate Coordinator – French and Francophone Studies
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Tuesdays: 10:40 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Specialization

French and European cinema, travel narratives, 20th and 21st century French literature, popular culture.


Sylvie Blum-Reid is professor of French and film. New courses that she created include: Music in French Cinema.  Masculinity in French cinema, Francophone Women and Film, Francophone postcolonial cinema, the Films of Jacques Tati, Jean Renoir, World War II and French cinema, European Cinemas, European Identities. In the subject area of French & Francophone literature and European cultural studies: she teaches Modern theatre, Introduction to Literature II, French music and literature, Women writing in French, Women and Travel in Literature as well as language courses.

Blum-Reid is the author of East-West Encounters. Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature (London: Wallflower press/Columbia University 2003). Her articles appear in such film, literary and cultural journals as Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Iris, and Sites, The Journal of 20th Century Contemporary French Studies, The Journal of Durassian Studies, Simone de Beauvoir Studies, Le Maghreb Littéraire, The Contemporary Journal of French and Francophone Studies andEurope Plurilingue. Her research and teaching interests include literature, travel narratives, photography, 1930s cinema and culture in France, expatriate female artists in the interwar period, culinary practices, and creative writing.