Amanda Vincent

Amanda Vincent

Ph.D., Penn State University
Assistant Professor in French

Office: Greene Hall 548
Phone: (336) 758-4470






Amanda Shoaf Vincent earned her Ph.D. in French (Civilization track) from Penn State University. Her research interests include the creation and representation of designed spaces, including parks, gardens, and cities, in twentieth and twenty-first century France. She is working on a book project, “Constructing Nature, Cultivating the City: Paris Parks, 1977-1995.” She is also interested in intercultural issues in the workplace, and has taught courses in Business French and Intercultural Competency for Management. She would welcome the opportunity to mentor students researching a variety of topics including architecture, landscape, and design as well as representations of nature and ecology in contemporary literature.

“Image, Form, and Process in the Parc du Sausset.” Disciples of Flora. Judith W. Page, Victoria Pagán, Brigitte Weltman-Aron, editors. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015. 113–128.

“Bercy’s ‘Jardin de la Mémoire’: Ruin, Allegory, Memory.” Landscape Journal 29.1 (2010): 36–51.

“Bercy’s ‘Jardin de la Mémoire’: Landscape as a Language of Memory.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 11.1 (2007): 25–35.

“Rethinking a Renovation: Examining the Legacies of Modernism and Postmodernism in Les Halles, Paris.” Contemporary French Civilization 29:1 (Spring 2005): 137–164.

FRH 329 Introduction to Business French

FRH 212 Exploring the French and Francophone World

FRH 154 Accelerated Intermediate French

FRH 315 Introduction to French and Francophone Studies.