Lesley Yoder




100 Bay State Road, Room 310

Spring Office Hours

Monday 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
And by appointment


2011 Ph.D. Boston University (French Language and Literature)
2001 M.A. Bowling Green State University (French Language and Literature)
1998 B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University (English Literature; French)


Lesley Yoder began teaching for the Writing Program as a Graduate Writing Fellow in 2008 and was hired on as a Lecturer in 2012. She also served as a graduate tutor and ESL specialist in the Writing Center from 2009-2012. Dr. Yoder has taught writing seminars on topics in translation and on the often clichéd image of the tortured poet (poète maudit). Her degrees in French and her experience in foreign language pedagogy sparked her interest in ESL education; as of 2012, she has been teaching WR097 and WR098 for BU’s ESL student writers. Other research interests include: French Romantic literature and poetry; the figure of the poète maudit and the relationship to the maternal; translation studies; letters and the journal intime; psychoanalytic, feminist, and gender theory.

When not doing the teaching thing, Dr. Yoder can be found either obsessing over her dog, Rigby, or catering to the right side of her brain through calligraphy and other crafty endeavors.

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