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Marja Warehime

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: Retired

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Literature, Film, Literature and Visual Arts Dr. Warehime’s primary area of research is 19th and 20th century French literature and culture. This includes special interests in literature and the arts, notably photography and film. Her book on the photographer Brassai, Images of Culture and the Surrealist Observer, LSU Press 1996, examines the connections between photography and French culture in the 30’s. A book on Maurice Pialat for Manchester UP (2006) analyzes the work of one of the most gifted directors of the post New Wave period. Pialat’s particular form of realism influenced an entire generation of young filmmakers in the 90s. She has published articles on French literature and the arts in periodicals such as The French Review , Sub-Stance, French Forum, Studies in 20th Century Literature and Oxford French Studies. She regularly teaches a survey of French cinema on the undergraduate level and has developed an introduction to contemporary French film for graduate students.