Lesley Yoder



100 Bay State Road, Room 309

Spring Office Hours

Tuesday 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 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 has been teaching for the Writing Program since 2008, first as a Graduate Writing Fellow and then as a full-time instructor. Since the fall of 2012, she has been instructing courses for BU’s rapidly growing population of non-native English speakers. In addition to WR097 and WR098, Dr. Yoder has taught WR100 and WR150 seminars on topics in translation, on immigration experiences through literature, and on the often clichéd image of the tortured poet (le poète maudit).

Other research interests include: nineteenth-century French literature; translation studies; letters and the journal intime; psychoanalytic, feminist, and gender theory. Dr. Yoder is also a nationally recognized calligrapher who has had her work featured on greeting cards and in print.

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