Marla Epp

Ph.D. Candidate, French and Francophone Studies


M.A. in History and Literature, Columbia University at Reid Hall, Paris

M.A. in French Literature, University of Alberta

B.A. in French Literature, University of Alberta

Certificate in Translation Studies, University of Alberta


Marla Epp is currently completing her dissertation entitled “Les chercheurs d’histoire: The Historical Investigator in the Contemporary French Novel” under the direction of Gerald Prince. Her research interests include literary and cinematic representations of war and gender: more specifically, literature from and about the Nazi Occupation of France and the Algerian War. She also studies the practice of rewriting and the interactions between History and Literature.

She has taught at Sciences Po, Université Paris VII - Diderot, the University of Alberta, and the University of Pennsylvania. Marla has been the principal instructor for a variety of French language and literature classes as well as courses for professionals based on the curriculum established by the Canadian School of Public Service. She has also taught a course on French to English translation and has led discussion sections for courses about French cinema and a history course on war, violence, and gender in 20th century Europe.

Marla has participated in numerous conferences, including the International Colloquium on 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies, the International Conference on Narrative, and the International Women in French Conference.

She has two forthcoming articles: “Harkis, Fille de harki, and France, récit d’une enfance as Feminist Bildungsromans” in The French Review and "Édith Thomas: l'archiviste de la Libération de Paris" in Women in French Studies.

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Williams Hall 536
Office Hours: 
Spring 2018: M 12-1pm & F 12-1pm
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