Marius Conceatu



Robert L Slagle Hall

Phone: (605) 677-5357



Born in Bucharest, Romania where I graduated from college with a French major and an American Studies minor, I am passionate about French, European and US literature, politics, theater and film. I am also a translator.

Teaching Interests:

French language, Francophone literatures and cultures. Translation. 19th-21st centuries French and European literature, history, politics, theater and film.

Research Interests:

Published and presented papers on Marcel Proust and Charles Baudelaire as translators and translation theorists. Research broadly deals with issues of multilingualism, gender and orality in Marcel Proust and the French fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries. Reviewer of French-speaking films and film scholarship for The French Review since 2017.


  • Ph D, French literature and civilization, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • MA, French literature and civilization, Universite de Paris IV Sorbonne, 2000
  • BA, French language and civilization, University of Bucharest, 1998

Licensures and Certifications:

  • "S" Teaching Certification - Speaking and Listening Competencies for College Students, DePauw University
  • Certificate of Translator, Ministry of Culture, Romania


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Conceatu, Marius. Plaire, aimer et courir vite (2018), film by Christophe Honore. Vol. 92, Iss. 4. The French Review, 2019.
  • Conceatu, Marius. Une saison en France (2017), film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Vol. 92, Iss. 3. The French Review, 2019.
  • Conceatu, Marius. Lola Pater (2017), film by Nadir Moknèche. Vol. 92, Iss. 2. The French Review, 2018.
  • Conceatu, Marius. Les Grands esprits (2017), film by Olivier Ayache-Vidal. Vol. 92, Iss. 1. The French Review, 2018.


  • Conceatu, Marius. Catastrophe chez soi, desastre ailleurs - Amin Maalouf et la desorientation comme salut. Presented at the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Oklahoma City, OK. (March 15, 2019)