Gomolka, C. J. (CJ), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (French)
CJ received both a BA in French literature and a BM in piano performance at the University of Delaware. He continued at UD to receive an MA in Modern French Studies. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Modern French Studies.
CJ's main area of research is sexuality and gender in 19th and 21st French and Francophone studies. He is also pursuing research in broader areas of study including gender studies, LGBTQ studies, the intersections of literature, culture and sexuality, transgender and transsexual studies and literature. His current book project looks at the intersections and negotiations between the French republican traditions of universalism and assimilation and contemporary articulations of queerness in the Francophone world including chapters on the "transpédégouine" mouvement, the podcasts Homomico, Gouinement lundi and Les Couilles sur la table, as well as Brahim Nait-Balk's Homo dans la cité.
FREN101/102: Elementary French I/II
FREN201: Immigration through the Eyes of Children
FREN202: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary France
FREN303: Queer Francophone Identities
FREN305: Phonetics and Conversation
FREN327: Introduction to Literature in French
FREN316: Power, Privilege, and Diversity from the Renaissance to the Liberation of Algeria
FREN420: Sex, Gender, and Identity from 19th century to Cinema
WGSS370: Introduction to Transgender Studies