Elissa Bell Bayraktar

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Elissa Bell Bayraktar

Lecturer, French

Office Location(s): 1620 East Quad
Phone: 734.647.4377

  • About

    Elissa Bell Bayraktar, Ph.D. is Lecturer III in the Residential College Intensive French Program at the University of Michigan. She did her graduate work in French literature (18th and 20th centuries) at Princeton University. She has taught a wide range of language courses—from beginning French to French for reading knowledge—and recently took over as course head of Intensive French I in the RC. She has also designed and taught a variety of French literature courses for the RC: some have been organized around a particular genre (poetry, modern short story) while others have covered such topics as boredom, Les Éditions de Minuit, and the role of art and the artist in everyday life. Her current research projects center on Samuel Beckett’s self-translations and on Francis Ponge’s Le Parti Pris des Choses. Her book project is on Beckett’s short prose in French.