Irina   Armianu  Dr.

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 324
Phone: (956) 665-8872
Email: irina.armianu@utrgv.edu

Dr. Irina Armianu Dr.

Irina Armianu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies since 2012. A Romanian born scholar, she graduated with a Ph.D. from Rice University. Her interest in French focuses on the Rhetoric of Modern Novel, French Thought and Teaching with Technology.





Selected Publications


  • Irina Armianu. "Eurovision: A music Festival of National Identity in Twenty and Twenty-first Century Divided Europe ," Traces Journal 3, no. European Cultural Heritage, May 20, 2017 (May 2017): 21.

  • Irina Armianu. "Josephine Baker: Artiste and dissident ," International UK: International Journal of Francophone Studies 20, no. 1-2 (May 2017): 17.

  • Irina Armianu. "The Romanian dimension of existence and the French model," Bucharest: Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies 9, no. Number 2/2015, ISSN: 1841-477X, e- ISSN 2247-4536 (December 2015): 9.

  • Irina Armianu. Goux, Jean-Joseph. L’art et l’argent, la rupture moderniste, 1860-1920. Paris : Blusson, 2011. Pp126. ISBN 978-2-907784-21-4. Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 42, no. 3-4 spring-summer 2014 March 2014: 2.

  • Irina Armianu. "Kenizé Mourad and Early Middle Eastern Feminism’’ The Levantine Review Volume 1 Number 2 (Fall 2012), ISSN: 2164-6678," (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012).

  • Irina Armianu. "Le cineaste Cocteau: une conception artistique au Carrefour de la littérature et des arts visuels ," Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, LV: Studia Dramatica no. 51st B.P.Hasdeu (2010).

  • Irina Armianu. ed. La littérature et le film, début d’une histoire sans fin. Iasi, Romania : EDINFO Publishers XXI, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010: (217 pages).

  • Irina Armianu. "Eminescu and the library. A philosophical approach of the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu," Vaslui, Romania: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2005: (6 pages).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Irina Armianu. UTRGV Summer Writing Program Travel Support, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity (VPFAD) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), $500.00 (September 15, 2017)

  • Irina Armianu. Supplemental Funds for the Junior Faculty Travel Support Program, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, $500.00 (June 15, 2016)

  • Irina Armianu. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Immersive Interfaces for Combat Training, US Marine Corps Training Systems Program Office; Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport; RDECOM – STTC Orlando, FL; Bollinger Shipyard; Alelo Software, $300.00 (2013 - 2014)

  • Irina Armianu. Teaching Online - Blackboard Learn, University of Texas - Pan American, Center for Online Leraning, Teaching, and Technology , (June 1, 2014)

  • Irina Armianu. Workshop Enseigner le Français des Affaires, Centre de langue française de la CCI Paris Ile de France, $800.00 (May 17, 2013)

  • Irina Armianu. Graduate Fellowship, Department of French Studies, (2004 - 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • Irina Armianu. "Eric –Emmanuel Schmitt, the ultimate work of art, and the quest for humanism," The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Salt Lake City, Utah (October 2016)

  • Irina Armianu. "Eric –Emmanuel Schmitt, the ultimate work of art, and the quest for humanism," 2016 LUNCHTIME LEARNING WORKSHOP SERIES, UTRGV, Edinburg, Campus Library Room (April 2016)

  • Irina Armianu. "Literary Works and Film Studies: Teaching French Critical Theory," The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Sante Fe, New Mexico (October 2015)

  • Irina Armianu. "Culture majore, culture minore. Joséphine Baker : une histoire des identités françaises," South East Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University In Partnership with The Division of Continuing Education- South East Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures, SAVANNAH, GA (March 2015)

  • Irina Armianu. "Teaching with Technology in French Language Learning at the College Level A review of asynchronous and synchronous learning; inductive and deductive methods;," South East Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University In Partnership with The Division of Continuing Education- South East Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures, SAVANNAH, GA (March 2015)

  • Irina Armianu. ""The fertile and creative elle in Colette’s autofiction Gigi"," The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, Vancouver, Washington (October 2013)

  • Irina Armianu. "‘‘Kenizé Mourad and Early Middle Eastern Feminism’’," 5th Annual ASMEA Conference History and the "New" Middle East and Africa, The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington D.C. (October 2012)

  • Irina Armianu. "L'ILLUSIONISTE /THE ILLUSIONIST ," Cultural Forum, University of Oregon, University of Oregon (2011)

  • Irina Armianu. "‘‘The Romanian dimension of existence and the French model’’," The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, Scottsdale, Arizona (October 2011)

  • Irina Armianu. "Women in French cinematography (Cocteau and Godard)," PCA/ACA &Southwest/Texas Popular &American Culture Association Joint Conference, San Antonio, TX (April 2011)

Current Courses

FREN 1312 01 - Beginning French II:
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FREN 1311 03 - Beginning French I:
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FREN 1311 02 - Beginning French I:
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FREN 2323 01 - Introduction to French Cinema:
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FREN 2323 01 - Introduction to French Cinema:
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