Hannah Wegmann is a student in the French PhD program as well the French TA Coordinator. Originally from a small town in central Kentucky, Hannah completed an undergraduate degree in French literature and Art History at Hillsdale College and a MA in French Literature at the University of Maryland. She also spent time in France both as a student and as an instructor. Her research interests include 19th and 20th century French literature, especially the intersections of literature, theology, and applied linguistic theory. Hannah’s MA research focused on faith and intertextual rebellion within the works of Albert Camus. Her dissertation analyzes urbanization in the 19th century novel, studying the evolving relationship between human and city. Her recent conference presentations include "Acting Out the Absolution: Theatre as Eucharist in Olivier Py's L'Exaltation du Labyrinthe," “Girls Gone Wild: The Evolution of Female Madness the Nineteenth Century Novel,” “When Empires Fall: Shaken Faith, Dystopian Thought, and Cold War Tensions in La Jetée,” and “In Search of the Source: Intertextuality, Adaptation, and Distortion in Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove."