Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

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Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly teaches French language through the lenses of French film, historical correspondence, 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). Involved in the education of French teachers at the Graduate Center, she also developed an internship program for CSI students in a French dual-language program at PS58, a Brooklyn elementary school.

Rouxel-Cubberly’s most recent 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 also worked as a translator and linguistic coach for two U.S. biotech companies. Her current projects include an article, “University and elementary school students learning (French) together” and the publication of a 19th-century literary 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.