Nelly G. Kupper

Nelly G. Kupper
Professor, French and Russian

Professor | Began teaching at NMU in 2000

Degrees Held:

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

Nelly G. Kupper is a generalist in French literature with a second specialty in Russian literature.  Her research 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 critical journal from University of Paris VI-Sorbonne, Gradiva, revue européenne d'anthropologie littéraire (2006); in Symposium (2001); and two publications in Literature and Psychoanalysis (2002 and 2005).  Some of her other research involved examining literature in combination with visual art, as with the paintings of Georges Seurat, presented at the 26th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, at Tuscia University, in Viterbo, Italy (2009).  Her most recent interests, however, focus on the intersection of neuroscience and fiction. This topic appears in her published article in Orbis Litterarum  (2011), and is discussed more extensively in her recently published book, Gaze, Memory, and Gender in Narrative from Ancient to Modern, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2018. 

Nelly G. Kupper was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Moscow State University, Russia, Summer Program for Faculty 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, 2016, 2019), and at the conference of the American Creativity Association (ACA), (2012).