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David A. Fein

Picture of David Fein B.A., French, Brown University
Ph.D., French, Cornell University
2320 Moore Humanities Research Administration
P.O. Box 26170 | Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-5655 
Fax: 336-334-5358 
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Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Medieval French Literature
  • Fifteenth-Century French Literature
  • Teaching Language Through Literature
  • Language Pedagogy

Personal Statement

I consider it a privilege to serve on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The most rewarding aspect of my career has been the opportunity to establish personal contact with other faculty and with students at every level of study. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to instill in my students the willingness and desire to set high personal standards, to take on difficult academic challenges even at the risk of failure, and to accept their limitations without compromising their aspirations. I view the acquisition of language skills as a lifelong process.

Selected Professional Achievements

  • Charles d'Orléans (Twayne, 1983)
  • A Reading of Villon's Testament (Summa Publications, 1984)
  • François Villon and His Reader (Wayne State University Press, 1989)
  • François Villon Revisited (Twayne, 1997)
  • Displacements of Power: Readings of the Cent nouvelles nouvelles (University Press of America, 2003)
  • The Danse Macabre (trans., Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2013)
  • Teacher of the Year, North Carolina Chapter of American Association of Teachers of French, 1996
  • Head, Department of Romance Languages, UNCG, 1996 - 2000
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