Associate Professor of French and Department Chair

Expertise: All levels of French Language, Culture, Civilization & Literature; 17th Century French Literature; French & International Cinema; Business French; Comedy, the Comic

Dr. Pereszlényi-Pintér teaches French language at all levels, and her areas of special interest include French literature of the pre-modern period (Medieval, Renaissance, & 17th century), French Civilization, French Film, and French for Business & the Professions. She has presented papers at numerous national as well as international Conferences, and her current research interest is “The Cat in French Literature and Culture.”

Before coming to John Carroll, she was a faculty member at several other institutions, including Denison University, The Ohio State University, Slippery Rock University, and the College of Wooster. She earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and her M.A. in French at the Ohio State University, and her B.A. in French & Pedagogy from Cleveland State University. She also studied at the Institut de Touraine (Tours) and with the Bryn Mawr Program (Avignon) in France. She was born in Austria and emigrated to the USA with her Hungarian parents.

Language Section:  French
Languages Taught:  French
Other Languages Read or Spoken:  German, Hungarian, Latin, Spanish
Country of Birth:  Austria

Honors & Awards:

  • Bryn Mawr Scholarship,  Graduate Studies, Avignon, France
  • University Fellowship for Graduate Studies, The Ohio State University
  • NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities), Member of Group Grant, The Ohio State University, 1983 & 1985
  • National Security Agency, Member of Group Grant, The Ohio State University, 1987 & 1988
  • Fulbright Grant to Hungary, 1990
  • John Carroll University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 1994
  • George E. Grauel Faculty Fellowship, John Carroll University, Spring Semester, 2000
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