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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Faculty & Staff Directory

John Duffy

Senior Instructor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: HUO 800

Dr. Duffy is heavily involved in the department’s development and administration of curriculum at the introductory and intermediate levels. He has contributed to the writing of placement tools and exit exams, has coordinated both second year courses and is currently coordinating French 122 (Basic Proficiency), the final required course for majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Duffy is also a specialist in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century French literature, with particular interests in 1) the development of the realist novel, 2) the role of social outcasts in the novel, and 3) art and politics in Second Empire and Third Republic France. He has published articles on Émile Zola in Nineteenth Century French Studies, Romance Quarterly , and Excavatio. He has taught on these topics in the French Department and in the South Carolina Honors College.