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Dr. Gillian Weatherley, Ph.D. in French Literature

Multi-Term Lecturer and Academic Program Associate, French
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2061
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594



PhD, MA, French, University of Kansas

Post Graduate Certificate of Education, French and Spanish, Napier University, Edinburgh

BA, French, University College London


Gillian Weatherley is the 200-level French Language coordinator at the University of Kansas. She completed her PhD at this university, in seventeenth-century short stories, exploring several authors’ approaches to cultural identity and the desire to change these designations. She teaches language courses in the department of French. Gillian has taught French and Spanish in various countries, and enjoys helping students master the intricacies of language, as well as cultural aspects, and literature.

Recent and Selected Publications

“Avatars of Gendered Societal Constructs in Seventeenth-Century Contes de fées”. Diss. University of Kansas, 2014.  UMI 13274

With Paul Scott, “Charles Perrault,” The Literary Encyclopedia, August 2013. http://litencyc.com

Recent Undergraduate Courses Taught

Elementary French I

Elementary French II

Intermediate French I & II

Intermediate French I

Intermediate French II

Intermediate French II (Honors)

Intensive Review of French Grammar

Intermediate French Conversation

French for Reading Knowledge

Areas of Interest

 Seventeenth Century Literature, Fairy Tales.

Second Language Acquisition, Best Teaching Practices.

2020 Graduation & Honors Reception


Give to French, Francophone & Italian Studies


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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