Renck, Anneliese

Portrait of Anneliese Renck

Associate Professor - French

Dr. Anneliese Renck received her Ph.D. in French with emphases in medieval literature and second language acquisition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Carroll in 2017, she taught at Bucknell University. She is currently in the final stages of publishing a book entitled Translating Women into Early Modern France: From Christine de Pizan to Louise Labé and has published articles on the material reading experience in the late-medieval period, on early modern translation practices, and on the transition from manuscript to print in Italy and France.

Dr. Renck has been awarded grants from the International Center of Medieval Art, the Mellon Foundation, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation in European Studies, and the Partner University Fund for Exchange between the United States and France.

When not telling students about the marvels of French bakeries and the funky ways in which they adapt English vocabulary, Dr. Renck can be found hiking in the woods behind her house, or letting her (almost) two-year-old show her his newest discovery.


  • Ph.D, Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., French Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Study Abroad, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, January-June 2008
  • B.A., Double Major in Political Science, College of Letters and Science, UCSB and Literature, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, 2008

For me, being a teacher is not about lecturing or about imparting knowledge upon students, but about opening up a dialogue with them—a dialogue in which both student and teacher expand their knowledge and grow as individuals. As a teacher of French language, it’s my job to teach my students how to communicate. My end goal is not to teach my students perfect French grammar but to spark in them an ardent desire to communicate in the French language.