Dr. Daphne McConnell

Position Title: Professor
Department: World and Classical languages and Cultures
Office: St. Benedict Hall 309
Phone: 913.360.7586
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Dr. Daphne McConnell has been at Benedictine College since Fall 1999.  She earned her undergraduate degree in French with a minor in Spanish in 1989. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Georgia, earning an M.A. in French in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages, with a specialization in French, and a minor and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies in 1998. She directs the study abroad programs in Lyon, France and Sevilla, Spain. Her primary areas of teaching and research interest are French and Francophone literature and film, and immigration in France.


Ph.D. in Romance Languages

University of Georgia, 1998

M.A. in French

University of Georgia, 1991

B.A. in French

Auburn University, 1989


All levels of French:  Beginning, Intermediate, Civilization, Francophone Literatures and Cultures, All French literature courses, Phonetics, French Cinema; Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, occasionally teaches Beginning Spanish.


North African Women Novelists (Assia Djebar)

The History of Love and Romance in the French Novel

Immigration in France

French Cinema


Currently working on two articles for publication:

“Kieslowski’s Secular Trinity”

“Decentered Identity:  The Question of 'Center' and 'Margins' of 'Francophonie''  in Assia Djebar's Ces voix qui m'assiègent"