Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

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Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly teaches French language through the lenses of francophone cinema, literature, and other aspects of French cultural life.


Rouxel-Cubberly has returned to teaching at Bennington after 12 years at the City University New York. She completed her PhD at CUNY’s Graduate Center and served as an assistant professor and acting coordinator of the French program at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). 

Rouxel-Cubberly’s most recent research focuses on translation. She also works on virtual reality, in collaboration with Ikuko Yoshida, as a tool for social justice and antiracism in the language classroom. She co-directs with Sarah Harris and Ikuko Yoshida our Language & Culture Program in Local Schools. 

Her publications include a chapter on Claire Denis’s opening sequences as well as articles on film and pedagogy, such as “The Film Trailer Project: French Films as Textbooks.” She also published a book, Les titres de film (2011), which examines the economics and evolution of French film titles since 1968. 

Over the last 15 years, she has worked as a translator and linguistic coach for two U.S. biotech companies. Her current projects include an article on Resnais’s film, On connaît la chanson and the publication of a 20th-century artistic correspondence.

Rouxel-Cubberly was a Bennington faculty member in the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Culture from 1997 to 2001 and returned in Fall 2013