Ph.D., Stanford University, 1995. Dissertation: “Memory Under Glass: The Rhetoric of the Museum in Hugo, Balzac, and Flaubert.”
M.A., Stanford University, 1984
B.A., The University of California at Davis, 1980
Constance Sherak teaches and coordinates the intensive language series and teaches the advanced language practice course. Her interests include writing and cinema pedagogy, the poetics of collecting, and literature and other arts. At Yale and elsewhere, she has taught all levels of language, phonetics, stylistics, as well as special topics courses on narratives of the museum, French literature on film, love and war in literature and film, and Paris in the literary imagination. She has published on the rhetoric of violence under the Restoration, museums on film in the works of Duras, the semiotics of Christo’s environmental works, and on staging modernity at Paris-Las Vegas.