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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Tamara Bentley Caudill

Dr. Tamara Bentley Caudill

Assistant Professor of French


Email address  tcaudil1@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7103
Office location  Council Bldg., 132


  • Ph.D., Tulane University
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Transylvania University


Tamara Bentley Caudill (Ph.D., Tulane University) is a specialist in medieval and early modern French literature, theatre and performance, and visual cultures. She is interested in language, literature, and culture as immersive experiences and brings that focus into the classroom with activities that engage students in multiple ways, from cooking demonstrations to interactive murder mysteries.

She is the coordinator for World Languages at Jacksonville University and Assistant Editor of Le Cygne: Journal of the International Marie de France Society.

Recent Publications

Qu’Allah bénisse la France (2014),” in Allons au cinema: Promoting French Through Films, Vol. 3 “Immigration et Identité.” Eds. Dolliann Hurtig and Joyce Beckwith. AATF Press, 2019. 35-44.

Review of Twenty-Four Lays from the French Middle Ages, eds. Glyn S. Burgess and Leslie C. Brook, in Encomia 38-39 (2018): 37-39.

“Half the man I used to be: Raimon de las Salas and the Trouble with the Trobairitz,” Tenso: Bulletin of the Société Guilhelm IX 32 (2017): 1-18.

OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d’espions (2006),” in Allons au cinéma: Promoting French Through Films, Vol. 2. Eds. Dolliann Hurtig and Joyce Beckwith. AATF Press, 2016. 65-72.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary French I and II
  • Intermediate French I and II
  • Conversation through Film
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Contemporary France
  • Fairy Tales and Folklore of France