Alison Levine
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Alison Joan Levine

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
341 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Haverford College, 1989
Master of Arts (MA), Bryn Mawr College, 1991
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Virginia, 1998
Biography

Alison Levine is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. She studied French at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges in Philadelphia and received her PhD in French studies from the University of Virginia. She lived in France for five years (Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Gigondas, Vaison-la-Romaine). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Colby College. Her extracurricular interests include farming, mountain hiking, photography, and horseback riding.

EGMT 1510: Aesthetic Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
FREN 3031: Finding Your Voice in French
Credits: 3
In this course, students explore and develop their own "voice" in written and spoken French. Through reading and viewing a variety of cultural artifacts in French, and completing a series of individual and collaborative creative projects, students will improve their skills in grammar, communication, self-expression and editing. Prerequisite: FREN 2020, 2320, or the equivalent, or appropriate AP, F-CAPE, or SAT score.
FRTR 3584: Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to French Cinema and Written Text/Film Text.
MDST 3584: Global Cinema
Credits: 3
This course entails study of films originating from and/or identified with non-US nations and cultures. Topics include: introduction to a nation's cinematic achievements (e.g., Korean cinema); in-depth study of one or more influential cinematic movements (e.g., French New Wave; Italian Neo-Realism); exploration of a particular historical period (e.g., German silent cinema). The course fulfills the non-US requirement for the Media Studies major.
FREN 3584: Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to Cinema and Texte écrit/texte filmique. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 3585: Topics in Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture and society. Topics vary annually and may include literature and history, cinema and society, and cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 4584: Advanced Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone cinema. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisites: FREN 3032 and 3584, or instructor permission.
FREN 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
  • All-University Teaching Award, 2012
  • NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2012-15