Anoosheh Ghaderi


Native of Iran, Anoosheh Ghaderi has developed a broad academic interest encompassing Francophone literature and cinema, literature of diaspora, postcolonial studies, and gender and women’s studies. Her dissertation explores the complex subjects of intertextuality, posttraumatic subjectivities, and narratives, investigating national identity within the realms of contemporary autofiction and memoirs of exile. Beyond her primary focuses, Anoosheh also harbors interests in religious and queer studies, graphic novels, and fairy tales. Anoosheh first accomplished her MA in French Studies at the University of Tehran in 2014, focusing her master’s dissertation on societal representation in the films of Agnès Varda and Tahmineh Milani. She further expanded her academic horizons by attaining a second MA, with a major in French Studies and a minor in Cinema Studies, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presently, Anoosheh is immersed in her studies as a Ph.D. candidate in French, with an additional focus on Gender and Women Studies at Louisiana State University. In the spirit of fostering academic dialogue and knowledge sharing, she co-founded the peer-reviewed journal Tête-À-Tête, serving as its editor-in-chief since 2021. Her scholarly contributions also include multiple book reviews penned for The French Review and several scholarly articles, adding valuable perspectives to her fields of study.

S. Trent Dunkin


A Louisiana native from Denham Springs, Trent holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from LSU: one in French (2010) and one in English (2011). Trent also holds a Master of Arts in Romance Languages (2019) from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Library and Information Science (2021) from LSU. Not only is Trent a doctoral student in French Studies, but he is also the Institutional Repository (IR) Librarian for LSU Libraries. Before becoming a librarian, Trent worked as a Resource Sharing Specialist with LSU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan (ILL). His specific research interests include: Academic Librarianship, Comparative Romance Linguistics, Historical French Linguistics, and Medieval French Civilization, Literature, and Language. He is especially interested in the writings of Marie de France and the relationship between Anglo-Norman French and English in Medieval England.