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Carl Cornell


  1. M.A. The Pennsylvania State University
  2. B.A. St. Lawrence University


A native of Connecticut, Carl is in his third year of graduate studies. Prior to coming to Penn State in 2012, he earned a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies at St. Lawrence University. Through St. Lawrence’s study abroad program, he spent an academic year living in Rouen, France and taking classes at the Université de Rouen. He has since earned an M.A. from Penn State in 2014. His primary areas of inquiry are the material French city and its literary representations, which he studies from an ecocritical perspective. Complementary research interests include the transition from the modern to the postmodern, museums, festivals, transit, and the Grand Paris. Carl is also a digital humanist, and is working this year as the graduate assistant for digital humanities at the libraries.