Adriana Chimu Harley

Part-Time Lecturer in French
718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 406
Certificat d’études littéraires, Université du Luxembourg
BA in French Literature (major) and English Literature (minor), University of Bucharest
MA in French Literature, Harvard University
Pensionnaire étrangère, École Normale Supérieure, Rue d’Ulm
PhD in French Literature, Harvard University

Dr. Chimu Harley is a Nerval scholar and a French theater and poetry specialist. A Romanian native, she has lived and studied in Bucharest (Romania), Luxembourg, Paris, and Cambridge (Massachusetts). She has published on Gérard de Nerval, Charles Baudelaire, Pierre Corneille and René Descartes. Before coming to Boston University in 2012, she served as a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant in French at Harvard University. At BU, she has taught LF102, LF201 (Introduction au monde francophone), LF202 (L’Etranger de Camus), and currently teaches LF306 (Expression orale avancéeHuis clos (“No exit”) de Jean-Paul Sartre—culminating in an end-of-term student production of Sartre’s play) and “Globally Speaking French.” She believes in teaching French language and literature through the arts (theater, music, dance, painting, film), humor, and fun, enhancing the learning experience through use of the latest educational technologies.