Dorothy Stegman
Dorothy Stegman
Associate Professor of French


Room:NQ M186

Department: Modern Languages and Classics

Dorothy Stegman is an Associate Professor of French at Ball State University. She received her doctorate from Indiana University in French Literature and Renaissance Studies, with a dissertation with Eric MacPhail entitled Communion and Cannibalism: Montaigne's Consubstantial Memory.  Her research focuses on the alimentary and a flexible, corporally-based notion of memory and non-traditional rhetoric.  Her publications and presentations include work on Montaigne, Rabelais, Scève, Bouchet, Racine, Cyrano and Marguerite Duras. Before coming to Ball State in 2003, she taught French at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez for 9 years and at Butler University for 2 years, and also has several years of experience at the elementary and secondary level. Besides French skill and content courses, her teaching interests include early modern literature, culinary history, and the coincidence of literature and the alimentary. In 2021, she was chosen as the University French Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association.


  1. Montaigne and Bouchet: Detoured Deaths in I, 33” in Montaigne Studies (volume XXIX, Chicago), 2017.
  2. Colloque Rabelais: Les aventures des gens curieulx, “Les listes entrelardées ou un gendre qui s’engendre” Etudes Rabelaisiennes, no 570, 2017. 
  3. "How Tasty Was My Little Gascon." Le Visage Changeant de Montaigne / The Changing Face on Montaigne, Paris: Honoré Champion, (June 2003), 137-151.