Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture
adolescence novel gender film
Dr. Gale received a B.A. from the University of Delaware at Newark in 1993, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2001 and is affiliated with the program in Women's and Gender Studies.
Dr. Gale's main scholarly focus is depictions of female adolescence in the French novel from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her research explores such topics as education, the body, family dynamics, friendship and sexuality from a sociohistorical perspective. She has published articles on postcolonial autobiography, coming-of-age narratives, and the problematics of space in the novel of adolescence. Her recent courses include coming of age in the novel and contemporary francophone youth culture as portrayed in literature, film, music, and magazines.
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
- B.A., University of Delaware, 1993
- Language, Literature & Culture
Scholarly and Creative WorksScroll to top.
Charming Little Monsters. Narrative and Female Adolescent Identity in the French Novel (1950-2010)
Screening Youth: Contemporary French and Francophone Cinema.
Modern and Contemporary France
“(Dis)embodied Identities: Girls’ Corporeal Experience in Films by Faucher and Sciamma.”
Published in Nottingham French Studies