Dr. Marie-Anne Visoi is a Senior Lecturer at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto where she has developed and taught courses on The Western Tradition, The 20th Century French Novel, French Cultural Studies, Advanced Interdisciplinary French and Second Language Education. Her research interests include textual criticism relating to world literature, reader-response theories and cultural studies. She is the author of “A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies: Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema”, Universal Publishers; “Reading Nara’s Diary in the volume “Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; “Parody in the Postmodernist Novel: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore”, Modern Language Studies. Her pedagogical research has extended into the integration of culture in the second language curriculum and the development of oral and written proficiency through multimodal assessment and experiential learning. She currently directs two research projects: “Experiential Learning in French for Arts and Science Undergraduate Students”, Curriculum Renewal Initiative Fund, and “Developing Linguistic Proficiency, Cultural Competence and Peer Interaction through Blended Teaching and Multimodal Learning Experiences in French”, Fund for Online Innovations in Learning.