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Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanties. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University. She is the author of three books: The Aesthetics of Artifice: Villiers’ L’Eve Future (1996); Bodies of Art: French Literary Realism and the Artist’s Model (2001); and Space Oddities: Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 (2010). She has also translated Gilbert Doho’s People Theater and Grassroots Empowerment in Cameroon (2006). She is the author of articles in reviews including The Romanic Review, Feminist Studies, Woman’s Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Woman Studies, French Civilization, and Mosaic. She is currently pursuing an MA in English literature at Case Western. She teaches all levels of French language and literature and SAGES seminars on women in outer space, space travel in film and literature, and the planet Mars in film and literature. She leads the French spring study abroad service program in Montreal. She is the coordinator for the Mars Research Group at Case. She has received the NEH Fellowship, Summer Stipend, and Summer Seminar Grant (for The American Academy in Rome); a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award (Cameroon) and a Camargo Foundation Fellowship (Cassis, France). At Case, she has received the Mortar-Board Top Prof Award.
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