About

Dr. Marie-Magdeleine Chirol’s office can be found in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in 116 Deihl Hall. She enjoys teaching language, literature and film courses. She has taught classes ranging from elementary language to stylistics, from business French to cinema, and from introductory literature to literary seminars. Her primary research interests are the study of the artistic and literary motif of ruins in 20th and 21st-century literature and cinema as well as French and African cinema. Secondarily, she is also interested in foreign language teaching methodology and computer-assisted instruction. See bibliography.

Professor Chirol was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) by the French government in 2012. The following year, she was appointed as the Hazel Cooper Jordan Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities (2013-2019).  Nominated by Whittier College students, she received the Presidential Award for inspiring Faculty-Student Collaborations on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity in 2015. Recently, she was awarded the 2019 American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the Post-Secondary level.


Address :
Dr. Marie-Magdeleine Chirol, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, P.O. Box 634, Whittier, California 90608.

E-mail address: mmchirol@whittier.edu
Telephone number:  (562) 464-4523