Shiffman Humanities Center, 106
DegreesBoston University, Ph.D.
University of Kansas, M.A.
University of Kansas, B.A.
University of Kansas, B.S.
ExpertiseFrench language and culture; French literature from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, especially the work of Marcel Proust; women's and gender studies
ProfileHollie Harder is Professor of French and Francophone Studies (outside the tenure structure) and the Director of Language Programs in Romance Studies at Brandeis University, where she teaches all levels of French literature, language, and culture. She has published on Émile Zola in Nineteenth-Century French Studies (“The Woman Beneath: The femme de marbre in Zola’s La Faute de l’abbé Mouret") and on Marcel Proust in Modern Language Studies (“Proust’s Novel Confections: Françoise’s Cooking and Marcel’s Book”) and in The Cambridge Companion to Proust (“Proust’s Human Comedy"). She is the co-founder and director of the Boston Chapter of the Proust Society of America.
|FREN||32a||Intermediate French: Conversation|
|FREN||34a||Intermediate French: Topics in French and Francophone Cultures|
|FREN||105a||France Today: French Conversation|
|FREN||106b||The Art of Composition|
|FREN||139a||Bad Girls / Les Mauvaises Filles|
|FREN||139b||Proust's Artistic Vision and the Beauty of Ordinary Life|
|FREN||180a||"L'exception françise": French Singularity in a Globalized World|
|FYS||46b||JustBooks: La justice sociale Issues of Social Justice in the French and Francophone World|
Awards and Honors
Dr. Hollie Markland Harder Book Fund at the Boston Athenaeum (2013)
Hollie Harder Book Fund (for the purchase of materials on Proust at the Boston Athenaeum) (2013)
Harder, Hollie. "Gustave Kahn: un écrivain engagé." by Françoise Lucbert and Robert Shryock. The French Review 2015 (forthcoming)
Harder, Hollie. "La Fiction aujourd'hui." Rev. of The French Review, by Cécile de Bary, éd. 2015 (forthcoming)
Harder, Hollie. "Françoise’s Way and Bloch’s Way: Two Paths of French Romanticism in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time." Camden House (American division of London's Boydell & Brewer) in press. in press (2014): in press. (forthcoming)
Harder, Hollie. "Gustave Kahn, un écrivain engagé." Rev. of Gustave Kahn, un écrivain engagé, by Françoise Lucbert and Richard Shryock, eds.. The French Review vol. in press 2014: in press. (forthcoming)
Harder, Hollie. "Albertine on horseback: Rereading the Amazon myth in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time." Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture after 1900, Louisville, Kentucky. February 2016.
Harder, Hollie. "Finding Fulfillment through Submission, or How the French Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Islam: Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission." International Conference on Romanticism, Park City, Utah. September 2015.
Harder, Hollie. "Le Jeu des familles dans le roman du XIXe siècle." by Bernard, Claudie. The French Review vol. 89.3 (March 2016) 2016: 205-06.
Harder, Hollie. ""Les Boloss des Belles Lettres: Translating Classic Texts into Contemporary French Slang"." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, University of Louisville. February 2015.
Harder, Hollie. "Balzac, fantastique fantaisiste? L'Année balzacienne 2012." by Lichtlé, Michel. The French Review vol. 88.4 (May 2015) 2015: 115-16.
Harder, Hollie. "Frenetic Romanticism, Proust, and The Great Beauty." International Romanticism Conference, University of Minnesota. 2014.
Harder, Hollie. "La femme et les personnages féminins chez les Goncourt." by De Falco, Domenica. The French Review vol. 88.3 (March 2015) 2015: 207-08.
Harder, Hollie. "Understanding Marcel Proust." by Allen Thiher. The French Review vol. 89.2 (December 2015) 2015: 236-37.
Harder, Hollie. "Jeu de masques: Les femmes et le travestissement textuel." Rev. of Jeu de masques: Les femmes et le travestissement textuel, by Beaulieu, Jean-Philippe, and Andrea Oberhuber. The French Review vol. 87.1 October 2013: 212-13.
Harder, Hollie. "Marcel Proust Letters." Close Looking Series. Brandeis University. February 2013.
Harder, Hollie. "Proust One Hundred Years Later." Modern Language Association, Boston, MA. January 2013.
Harder, Hollie. "La fête and the Evocation of the Ideal in Nerval's Sylvie." Nineteenth-Century French Studies 2012 Conference, North Carolina State University. October 11-14, 2012.
Harder, Hollie. "Welcoming the Untouchables: French National Identity Played for Humor at the Movies." The Language of Humor in Literature and Film: Thirty-fifth Colloquium on Literature and Film, West Virginia University. September 2012.