Dr. Olga Amarie
Professor of French
Office: Interdisciplinary Academic Building # 2074
B.A., Alecu Russo State University, Balti, Moldova
M.A., Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
About Dr. Amarie
Olga Amarie joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures in June 2011, and is currently Professor of French. She completed her B.A. in French and English at “A. Russo” State University, Bălţi, Moldova. Her dissertation entitled “Image, son, et mot dans Un homme qui dort de Georges Perec” is an interdisciplinary study and it defines several semantic constraints that are voluntary, like formal constraints in the Oulipian sense, but are not as obvious or rigorous. Perec’s own prospect in Un homme qui dort which can be seen in terms of the existentialism of the day also leads in its tendency toward a movement (OULIPO) that, in its way, contradicts the existentialist philosophy that was so prevalent.
Dr. Amarie has teaching experience in high school and university settings. At Georgia Southern she teaches lower and upper division courses: Elementary French I-II, Intermediate French I-II, Conversational French, Grammar in Context, French Through Film, Medical French, Business French, Francophone Studies, and others.
Dr. Amarie’s primary areas of research are twentieth and twenty-first century French literature and cinema. She has published articles on Georges Perec, Octave Mirbeau, Juliette Adam, Remy de Gourmont, Raymond Roussel, and stereotypes in short stories. She translated from Romanian into English The Word by Ion Găină in collaboration with Rosemary Lloyd. She has presented at international, national, regional, and state conferences. Dr. Amarie has been recognized as the best of Graduates by “A. Russo” State University in Moldova. She was also the recipient of the Grace P. Young Graduate Award in recognition of excellent achievement in French Literary Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Last updated: 12/19/2023