About Annick Fritz-Smead

Fritz-Smead specializes in 20th century French literature and culture, with research interests in poetry, women writers and cinema. She has published a book on the poetry of Francis Ponge. With her colleague, Professor Denis, she has developed the Phonagogue, a multimedia computer program to teach French pronunciation at the advanced level.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Besancon, France, 1971; M.A., University of Besancon, France, 1972; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1991.
Fritz-Smead has been teaching at Macalester since 1978.


Present Visiting Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College

Research Interests

20th century French literature and culture and Poetry, women writers and cinema


  • French Cinema
  • French III
  • Advanced Expression

Contact Information

Macalester College
Neill Hall, 410
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6490