Dr. Keith Moser

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Dr. Keith Moser


1505 Lee Hall




  • Ph.D. in Modern Foreign Languages (French, minor in Applied Linguistics), The University of Tennessee
  • M.A. in French, Mississippi State University
  • M.A.T. in Secondary Education/French, East Tennessee State University
  • B.A. in French and History, East Tennessee State University

Joined CMLL in: 


Research Interests

20th and 21st century French and Francophone literature, social and ecological justice, Maghrebi literature, Harki literature, globalization, ecocriticism, environmental philosophy, ecolinguistics, biosemiotics, immigration, neoliberalism, poverty, diaspora studies, the interdisciplinary intersections between literature and science, the philosophy of science, media studies, consumerism, material culture, advertising, representations of the Holocaust, historiography, and popular culture.

Since his arrival at MSU in 2007, he has compiled an impressive list of approximately eighty major publications including five full-length book projects and fifty-eight articles in refereed periodicals in addition to book chapters, interviews, and translations.  Specifically, he is widely considered to be an eminent expert of J.M.G. Le Clézio’s fiction and Michel Serres’s philosophy.

Teaching Interests

Seminars such as: French Environmental Discourse, Representations of Consumerism in French & Francophone Literature, The Human Condition, Literary and Cinematic Representations of the Holocaust, Introduction to Ecolinguistics and more.

Notable Awards

  • 2010 Humanities Teacher of the Year Award (Mississippi Humanities Council)
  • 2015 College of Arts & Sciences Research Award for the Humanities.

Recent Publications

  • The Encyclopedic Philosophy of Michel Serres: Writing the Modern World and Anticipating the Future (2016)
  • J.M.G. Le Clézio: A Concerned Citizen of the Global Village (2012)
  • “Privileged Moments” in the Novels and Short Stories of J.M.G. Le Clézio: His Contemporary Development of a Traditional French Literary Device (2008)

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