Nelly Kupper

Nelly Kupper
Professor, French

Professor | Began teaching at NMU in 2000

Degrees Held:

  • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Nelly Kupper is a generalist in French literature with a second specialty in Russian literature.  Her work has involved examining literature in conjunction with other disciplines.  In the area of literature and psychology, some of her work has been published in a collection on this theme entitled Perspectives on Creativity: Volume 2, (2011); in a French critical journal Gradiva, revue européenne d'anthropologie littéraire (Université de Paris VI-Sorbonne) (2006); in Symposium  (2001); and two publications in Literature and Psychoanalysis (2002 and 2005).  Some of her other work involved examining literature in conjunction with visual art, as with the paintings of Georges Seurat, presented at the 26th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, in Viterbo, Italy (2009).  Her most recent interests focus on the intersection of neuroscience and fiction.  She is currently completing a book on the subject, and a publication on this topic appeared in a journal, in Denmark, Orbis Litterarum  (2011). 

Nelly Kupper was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Moscow State University, Russia, Summer Program for Teachers of Russian, (2006).  Her other interests include instruction with the use of Academic Service Learning.  Her research in this area resulted in presentations at professional conferences such as at the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), (2010), and at the conference of the American Creativity Association (ACA), (2012).