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Richard A. Ferland

Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures (French)

Richard Ferland has been teaching at Stetson University since 1978. During that time, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he served as director of the office of international education for eight years and as chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for eight years. Before coming to Stetson University, Ferland taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston where he was also the director of the study abroad program in Paris.


  • A.M. and Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.B.A., Stetson University
  • B.A., Assumption College

Course Topics

  • Elementary French 1 and 2
  • Intermediate French 2
  • French 301-302
  • Business French
  • L'amour et l'érotisme au 18e siècle
  • Le Roman français
  • Les grandes héroines de la littérature française
  • Contemporary French Culture
  • Le Théâtre Comique

Research Interests

  • History of ideas in the 18th century: Jansenism, Voltaire, Diderot and Sade.
  • The structure of the novel

Richard Ferland

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