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Emily Rose Kraus

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PhD Candidate, French & Italian
MA Student, German
Teaching Assistant of French

Emily Rose Kraus is a PhD Candidate in the Dept. of Romance Languages and a graduate student in the Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Studies. She has been studying French for 20 years and mainly learned the language by working with a retired scholar who formerly taught French at Oxford. At that time, Emily switched to reading only novels in French in order to maximize her use of it. By age 15, she had read many novels including Victor Hugo's Les Misérables in French. To date, she has read over 300 novels in French spanning all fields of French literature. 

Emily’s main areas of study are medieval and 19th-century literatures. Currently, she is focusing on the works of Baudelaire, Hugo, Proust and Zola. Her main passion is helping people to read since reading is essential to learning a foreign language. As a professor, she desires to teach French, German, and Italian literatures, which are only taught at the university level in the United States. 

Whenever possible, Emily enjoys going to Paris to visit her French aunt and uncle. She speaks fluent French and has studied numerous other languages including: German, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and Old French.

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
Hugo pour la peine de mort
Selected Publications:

Kraus, Emily. “La Quête de Soi : Les relations dans La nausée de Sartre.” The Kennesaw Tower Online Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 6, 2014, (


2016 BA (Modern Language and Culture) Kennesaw State University - Summa Cum Laude

2020 MA (Romance Languages) University of Georgia 

2021 Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia - University of Georgia

2024 MA (German) University of Georgia

Major Professor

Professor of French

Committee Members

Professor of French and Provençal
Professor of Italian
Professor of French

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