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Graduate Student Achievements 2012-2013

Jonathan Baillehache
--presented a paper entitled "The Digitization and Translation of Russian Avant-garde Poetry," "Translating E-Literature" conference, Universités Paris 8/ Paris 7, June 2012

--presented a paper entitled “Interactivity and Randomization Processes in Printed and Electronic Experimental Poetry" at the MLA convention (Boston, MA, January 2013); was awarded a Graduate School travel grant for this purpose

--developed and taught an online training course on online teaching for French Department faculty, Spring 2013

--organized and chaired this year’s Graduate Student Conference, on the subject of “Intermediality in the Digital Age,” March 2013

--was awarded the Ph.D. (May 2013) after defending a dissertation entitledTraduire sous la contrainte: la traduction et la numérisation de la poésie (cotutelle with U. Paris 8; co-directors: Derek Schilling - Tiphaine Samoyault)

--was hired on a tenure-track assistant professor position by the Department of Foreign Languages at University of Georgia

--published an article entitled “Le passage en ligne de la Lettre,” in La Lettre Mensuel (journal), Ecole de la Cause freudienne (Paris), June 2013

Jodie Barker
--was awarded the Ph.D. (October 2012) after defending a dissertation entitled Vers / Mouvements: Ethics of Difference in French-Language Poetry and Theater, 1970-1982 (director: Richard Serrano)

--presented a paper entitled “Sex, Love, and Geography: Lieux de désir in L’Eternel retour and Lumière d'été (1943),” “Traces, Fragments, Remains” - 20th/21st c. French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgia Tech, March 2013

--was hired as a full-time Lecturer by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at University of Nevada - Reno

Olga Belova
--spent the year in France on a Bevier/University Fellowship, finishing her dissertation on the poetry of Michel Deguy and Joseph Brodsky (to be defended in December 2013)

--won the “Prix de la Francophonie” from Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Paris) for her poem “Un automne à Harlem”

--obtained the Agrégation (highest French teaching degree), in Russian, July 2013

Simon Chemama

--published an article entitled “S’engager? Vinaver face à Camus en 1950” on the French online journal La vie des idées.fr (November 2102; follow-up to his 2012 edition of the Camus-Vinaver correspondence)

--participated in the roundtable “De l’usage de la philosophie par les auteurs de théâtre,” Images et fonctions du théâtre dans la philosophie française contemporaine colloquium, Paris, École Normale Supérieure, November 2012

--was awarded the Ph.D. (January 2013) after defending a dissertation entitled Le théâtre de l'immanence: du poétique au politique dans l'oeuvre de Michel Vinaver (cotutelle with Univ. Paris 3; co-directors: Mary Shaw - Catherine Naugrette). The thesis is to be published in 2014 by Éditions Honoré Champion (Paris)

Maren Daniel
--passed her Qualifying Examination and became ABD, January 2013

--was selected as exchange student with École Normale Supérieure (Paris) for AY 2013-2014

--presented a paper entitled “Studying Abroad in an Increasingly Anglophone World,” NEMLA convention, Boston, March 2013; was awarded a French Department travel grant for this purpose

Marie Larose
--was awarded the M.A. in May 2013

--was accepted in the Doctoral program in French at Brown University

Bénédicte Lebéhot

--presented a paper entitled “The Actor-Singers: Hybrid Entertainment in French Cinema of the 30s,” “Traces, Fragments, Remains” - 20th /21st c. French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgia Tech, March 2013; was awarded a French Department travel grant for this purpose

Claire Ménard

--spent the year in Paris as an exchange student with École Normale Supérieure.

--defended her dissertation proposal (working title: L’insoutenable flexibilité de l’être: réseaux et errances dans la littérature et le cinéma français contemporains; cotutelle with U. Paris 8; co-directors: Alan Williams – Pierre Bayard), November 2012.

--presented a paper entitled “L’insoutenable mobilité de l’être dans quelques œuvres choisies de JeanPhilippe Toussaint,” international conference “Sens et mouvement(s),” Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines, Jendouba (Tunisia), March 2013; was awarded Graduate School and French Department travel grants for this purpose

Georgette Mitchell
--presented a paper entitled “Une rencontre avec l’Unheimlich: liminalité, fracture, et théâtralisation de frontières dans Amour, colère et folie de Marie Chauvet,” Junior Research Workshop, Society of Caribbean Research, Institute of Romance Languages, Leibniz Universität, Hannover (Germany); was awarded a Graduate School travel grant for this purpose

Kereen Montgomery
--was awarded the Department’s first Richard Lockwood Prize for Excellence in Teaching, March 2013

--presented a paper entitled “«Ce fut sa première mort»: Representation of Rape in Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana,” African Literature Association Conference, College of Charleston (SC), March 2013; was awarded Graduate School and French Department travel grants for this purpose

Joseph Pierre-Antoine
--switched to full-time status and was awarded a Teaching Assistantship, beginning AY 2013-2014

Bénédicte Thieberger
--received a two-year Teaching Assistantship (2012-2014) in Expository Writing, Rutgers Writing Program

Renée Troiano
--was awarded the Ph.D. (October 2012) after defending a dissertation entitled Diderot and the Theatre: Toward a Secular Church (director: Lorraine Piroux)

--taught a course on World Mythology for the Program in Comparative Literature (Fall 2012)

Ted Weaver
--was awarded the Ph.D. (May 2013) after defending a dissertation entitled The Binary of Rousseau (director: James Swenson)

Recent alumni news:

Jonathan Baillehache, Ph.D. May 2013 --Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position, Department of Romance Languages, U. Georgia

Jodie Barker, PhD October 2012 –Full-time Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures position, U. Nevada - Reno

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Ph.D. 2011--Full-time instructor, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey): her book Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s will be published in the Fall of 2013 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Tara Foster, Ph.D. 2005 --was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Northern Michigan University (May 2013)

Corinne Noirot, Ph.D. 2005 --was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech (April 2013), her book "Entre deux airs." Style simple et éthos poétique chez Clément Marot et Joachim Du Bellay was published in 2012 by presses de l'Univesité Laval

Lidia Radi, Ph.D. 2005 --Associate Professor of French and Italian, University of Richmond: her edition of Guillaume Michel’s Penser de Royal Memoire was published by Éditions Classiques Garnier (July 2012)

 

Graduate Student Achievements 2011-2012

Jonathan Baillehache
--wrote introduction to and translation of Ilja Zdanevic's poetry, "The Infernal Intimacy of Iliazd's Books: The Work of Ilja Zdanevic," The Wolf Magazine n. 26, April 2012.

-- published "L'Oulipo et la traduction moderniste", Formules, revue de littératures à Contraintes, n. 16, June 2012.

-- gave paper "Traduction et Oulipo", Oulipo@50, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, Octobre 2011.

-- moderated panel "Mémoire et traumatisme de l'Occupation" at RU French Graduate Student conference "La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity," March 2012.

--selected for Harvard's Institute for World Literature workshop to be held at the University of Bilgi in Istanbul, Turkey, Summer 2012.

--awarded department travel grant to MLA in Seattle, WA, January 2012

--had abstract "Interactivity and Randomization Processes in Printed and Electronic Experimental Poetry," accepted for MLA conference, Boston, MA, January 2013.

Jodie Barker
--hired as full-time Clinical Instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, The Catholic University

--gave paper "Mouvements / Vers : chez Nathalie Quintane," Women in French conference, Arizona State U, Tempe, AZ, February 2012.

-- gave paper "Mouvements en mineur: Vital Practices and Visceral Epistemologies chez Liking and Mnouchkine," 20th/21stCenturies French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach, CA, March, 2012.

--awarded Graduate School-NB conference travel grant 

Olga Belova
--awarded the University and Bevier Fellowship 2012-2013

--won the 2012 Rick Lockwood Memorial Essay Prize competition with "Quelques enjeux historiques et philosophiques du concept du culturel de Michel Deguy" 

Simon Chemama
--S'engager ?La correspondance entre Michel Vinaver et Albert Camus, accompagnée d'autres textes inédits (ou rares) des deux auteurs. Paris: L'Arche Editeur, 2012. "J'ai établi l'édition et écrit les notes."

Maren Daniel
--awarded M.A. October 2011, accepted to Ph.D. program

--co-organized RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

-moderated panels “Writing and Temporality” and “La Fracture coloniale,” RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

--selected TA for undergraduate summer program in Paris

Jenifer Desris
--hired as Adjunct Lecturer, Lehigh University

Alex Dickow
---awarded Ph.D. October 2011

---hired as tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech

Susan Kenney
--awarded SAS Excellence fellowship 2011-2012

--moderated panel “Theology and Universalism” at the RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

Marie Larose
--moderated panel “Revolutions, Social Movements, and Group Actions” at the RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

--hosted “Lending a Hand for Haiti, Rutgers U, April 2012.

Bénédicte Lebéhot
--ABD

--selected Teaching Associate in the Writing Program

Kristen Meadows
--earned M.A.T. January 2012

Claire Ménard
--co-organized RU French Graduate Student conference "La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity," March 2012.

--presented paper "La contrainte - source d'indétermination dans La vie mode d'emploi de George Perec," University of Pennsylvania French and Italian Graduate Student conference titled "Altered States," March 2012.

--moderated panels "Madness, Subjectivity, and Psycholoanalysis" and "Voices of the Marginalized" at RU French Graduate Student conference "La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity," March 2012.

--selected ENS exchange student 2012-2013 

Kereen Montgomery
--awarded the M.A. October 2011, accepted to Ph.D. program

--gave paper “La Métalpse narrative dans Molloy,” RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

--moderated panel “Sexuality and Corpo-reality,” RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

Francesca Portier
--gave paper “’Au bout du petit matin’ ou l’imaginaire triumphant,” RU French Graduate Student conference “La Fracture: Disrupted Subjectivity,” March 2012.

--selected TA for undergraduate summer program in Paris

Natalija Tesla
--earned M.A.T. May 2012

Joseph Versailles
--earned M.A.T. October 2011

Ted Weaver
--gave paper “La sociabilité d’un exilé,” Louisiana State University’s 6th annual Graduate Student conference titled “Reading the Margins”

--awarded conference travel grant by the department

Recent alumni:

Alex Dickow, Ph.D. October 2011
--Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech

Hanan Elsayed, Ph.D. May 2011
--Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and French Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, where she teaches French and Arabic languages and literatures

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Ph.D. May 2011
--Full-time instructor Department of Communication and Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She teaches courses on cinema and media studies

Julia Kostova, Ph.D.  May 2011
--Acquisitions Editor, Oxford University Press, NY, NY

 

Graduate Student Achievements 2010-2011

 Jonathan Baillehache
  
“Ilia Zdanevich’s Poetic of the Letter and the Parisian Avant-Garde,” NeMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.  

    Awarded a $7500 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship to attend the Summer 2011 graduate seminar--"The Problem of Translation: Philosophical, Cultural, Literary, Genealogical"--at NYU

Jodie Barker
    “Pratique Mouvement: Cosmopolitan Ethics and Visceral Epistemology in Senghor and Mnouchkine,” NeMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.

    Awarded Teaching Associateship Writing Program 2011-2012

Olga Belova
    "Politically Subversive Use of Anachronism and Neologism in Victor Sosnora’s A Day of the Beast," 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, March 2011.

 Simon Chemama
    ABD

Alexander Dickow
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French at Virginia Tech beginning Fall 2011

    "Parlez-vous jacobien? exégèse d'une traduction", Cahiers Max Jacob no. 10 (2010): 75-89.

    "Une élégie (pas) comme les autres: 'le Pont Mirabeau,'" Revue des sciences humaines, special issue on Apollinaire” (in press)

Hanan Elsayed, Ph.D.
   Defended dissertation "Représentations littéraires du sacré dans le roman maghrébin de langue française" (dir. Serrano)
  
   Assistant Professor Occidental College http://www.oxy.edu/x9470.xml

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Ph.D.
   Defended dissertation “The Exotic Imaginary in French Fiction Cinema of the 1930s”

   “Beyond the Colonial: Exoticist Fiction Cinema in 1930s France,” NeMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.

   Co-chaired panel with Bénédicte Lebéhot "The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s,” NeMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.

Julia Kostova, Ph.D.
     
Defended dissertation "Displays of Modernity at the World's Fairs of 1925, 1931, and 1937"

Bénédicte Lebéhot
     2011 SAS Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education Award http://sas.rutgers.edu/news-a-events/feature-archive/1156-2011-awards-for-distinguished-contributions-to-undergradaute-teaching  

   “’Singing Talkies’ of the 30s, From Stage to Screens,” NeMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.

   Co-chaired panel with Colleen Kennedy-Karpat "The Other French Cinema(s) of the 1930s,” NEMLA conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011.

   Awarded Teaching Associateship in Writing Program 2011-2012

Claire Menard
    
"Le processus de zombification au coeur de la gestion du traumatisme dans Pluie et Vent sur Télumée Miracle de Simone Schwarz-Bart et La Traversée de la Mangrove de Maryse Condé,” Cincinnati Romance Language conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2011. GSNB conference travel award

   "État d'exception et témoignage: la subjectivité au de la tourmente." Equinoxe: Graduate
Student Journal of Brown (in press)

Peter Sorrell, Ph.D.
    
“‘Cette nouvelle réalité’: at the ‘Mouviez’ with Raymond Queneau.”Stealing the Fire:Adaptation,
Appropriation, Plagiarism, Hoax in French and Francophone Literature and
Film. French Literature
Series 37. Ed. James Day. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010.  215-230. Print.

   "Reader Idea: The Oil Spill as a Case Study in Technical Writing." New York Times. 15 December 2010.Web. http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/reader-idea-the-oil-spill-as-a-case-study-in-technical-writing/ 

Renée Troiano
     
Awarded the AAUW (American Association of University Women) American Fellowship for
the completion of her dissertation 2011-2012.

Mamadou Wattara, Ph.D.
    
Defended disseration "L'écriture du génocide dans la littérature africaine et caribéenne
d'expression française: entre 'transfiguration emotive du reel' et mémoire transculturelle'"

   "The Po/ethics of the Child Testimony: Denouncing the Evils of Genocide in Monénembo's
The Oldest Orphan." Evil in Contemporary Literature. Ed. Scott Michael Powers. Newcastle:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 70-108. Print.

   "Esthétique de la folie et androgénie dans Les Yeux baissés de Tahar Ben Jelloun." Virgule.
Graduate Journal of French and Francophone Studies At UNC-Chapel Hill. 1.1. (March 15, 2011). 
Web. http://virgule.web.unc.edu/2011/03/15/esthetique-de-la-folie-et-androgenie-dans-les-yeux-baisses-de-tahar-ben-jelloun-2/ 

  

Graduate Student Achievements 2009-2010

Jonathan Baillehache
     Sosnora Victor, La maison de jours, Poésie, n°128-129, Belin, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     “Perestroika Songspiel” by Chto Delat Group, video artwork exhibited at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Février 2010, translated from Russian to French and subtitled by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

      Skidan Alexandre, “Souffle léger”; Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     "Manifeste FNO”, Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     ABD

Jodie Barker
     "Souffle, Poésie, Hospitalité: Abdellatif Laâbi: chez lui chez l’autre," 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, March 2010. Department travel award; Grad School travel award

     "Souffle, Poésie, Hospitalité: Abdellatif Laâbi chez lui chez l’autre," Center for African Studies Graduate Student colloquium, Rutgers University, April 2010.

     Trans. Li, Jinjia. "The Figurative and the Gestural: Chinese Writing According to Marcel Granet."  Actes du Colloque International Visible Writings/Ecrits visibles. Ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2010.

     Fellowship: Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) 2010-2011

     ABD

Olga Belova
     "La référence à l'Antiquité et l'anachronisme dans l'oeuvre de Michel Deguy," 18th Annual Graduate Conference in Romance Studies, Boston College

     Sosnora Victor, La maison de jours, Poésie, n°128-129, Belin, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     “Perestroika Songspiel” by Chto Delat Group, video artwork exhibited at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Février 2010, translated from Russian to French and subtitled by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     Skidan Alexandre, “Souffle léger”; Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     “Manifeste FNO”, Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.

     “Photostory for Second Language Acquisition”, OIRT's Technology Showcase, The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers U, December 2009.

Anne-Lise Bighinatti
     Rick Lockwood Memorial Essay Prize for "Le Procès à l'oeuvre dans La Chute et Le Procès-verbal: voix et voie d'une reconquête sociale," $1000

Jenifer Branton-Desris
     Instructor of French, East Stroudsburg University 2010-2011

 Simon Chemama
     “Vinaver et Hirata, une collaboration.” The French & Japanese Stages from 1900 to Today” conference, Paris, France, November 2009. Department travel award

     Rick Lockwood Memorial Essay Prize Award for "L'Oeuvre romanesque de Michel Vinaver ou l'écriture interstitielle," $1000

     “Et Par-dessus bord se recueille en sa propre immensité” postface de la nouvelle édition de Par-dessus bord de Michel Vinaver. Paris: L’Arche éditeur.

     “Les réécritures de Par-dessus bord de Michel Vinaver”, in Genèses théâtrales, numéro hors-série de Genesis. Paris, ITEM-CNRS (automne 2010)

     “Hasard et destin dans le théâtre français contemporain.” Chance and Destiny Conference. Santa Barbara, CA

Maren Daniel
     "El impacto de las crónicas de Rubén Darío en el discurso latinoamericano sobre París,” 18th Annual Conference in Romance Studies, Boston College. Department travel award

Alex Dickow
     "Les Poéthiques de Jean-Claude Pinson (propos sur une notion multiple)."  A paraître dans un volume collectif chez publie.net.
 
     "Obus à six faces: Le Cornet à dés et la Guerre." Cahiers Max Jacob 9 (2009): 27-40.

      Jacob, Max et Alexander Dickow (trad.). Six poèmes du Laboratoire central. Ekleksographia. Numéro spécial sur traduction. 10.09. http://ekleksographia.ahadadabooks.com/ballardini/authors/alexander_dickow.html.

      King, Amy et Alexander Dickow (trad. et prés.). « I’m the Man Who Loves You. »   Poezibao 18.02.09. http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2009/02/anthologie-permanente-amy-king.html.

     Mouchard, Claude et Alexander Dickow (trad.). "Michaux: Inscriptions or Visions?”  Actes du Colloque International Visible Writings/Ecrits visibles. Ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. A paraître chez  Rutgers University Press.

     Roud, Gustave et Alexander Dickow (trad.). « Prairie’s Powers. » Calque 10.09.  http://calquezine.blogspot.com/2009/10/prairies-powers-by-gustave-roud.html.

     Dickow, Alexander (dir.). Ekleksographia. Numéro spécial de poésies franco-américaines contemporaines, à paraître en ligne.     

     Dickow, Alexandre (sic). "Quelle représentation du poète avec Apollinaire, Cendrars et Jacob." Journal des arts no. 313 (13 au 27 novembre 2009): 32.   Présentation de la thèse sous la rubrique  "Actualité de la recherche ".

     Dickow, Robert (musique) et Alexander Dickow (paroles). "Yardwork in Moscow,Idaho circa 1988." Pièce pour chœur et piano. Boise: The Idaho StateDepartment of Education, 2008. Partition disponible par le Département d’éducation d’Idaho; enregistrement d’une performance à paraître sur le site del’Université d’Idaho.

     "James Sacré face au ‘roman parlant’, ou le leurre du style." Colloque James Sacré  ou les gestes de la langue. Centre Culturel International de Cerisy. Cerisy-la-Salle, 6 septembre 2010.

      "Les contributions à Montjoie: portrait de Cendrars en franc-tireur." Colloque  International Cendrars et les revues(1910-1930). L’Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre  La Défense, le 18 juin 2010.

     "Blaise Cendrars et Sonia Delaunay: intensité plastique, intensités poétiques. »Séminaire du laboratoire Recherches sur la Pluralité Esthétique (EA 1575). L’Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm), le 8 janvier 2010.

     Communication sur la poésie de l’entre-langue. Séminaire de recherche "Les Mots Etrangers". Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, le 27 novembre 2009.

     "De Fantômas à Charlot: Réseaux et appropriations d’objets culturels dans les revues d’avant-garde (1912-1933)." Séminaire TIGRE, L’Europe des Revues:  Réseaux, II. L’Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm), le 7 novembre 2009.

     "Signé Fantômas: le déguisement du discours dans la revue Les Soirées de Paris." Université d’Ete de la SFLGC: Les Réseaux européens des revues littéraires (1909- 1939). L’Université d’Angers, le 3 juin 2009.

     Compte-rendu de Correspondance avec les artistes (1903-1918) de Guillaume Apollinaire. Cahiers Max Jacob 10 (2010). A paraître.

Hanan Elsayed
     Assistant professor Occidental College Fall 2010 http://www.oxy.edu/x9470.xml

     “La femme arabe entre histoire et fiction.” Conseil International d’Etudes Francophone, Montreal, Canada, 27 June-4 July 2010.

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
     "Western Power and the Colonial Specter in *Forfaiture* (1937)," 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, March  2010. Department travel award. Graduate School travel award   
 
     "Revendication de l'identité européenne: Métissage et amour dans le cinéma des années 30," Conseil International d'Études Francophones Montréal, Canada 27 June - 4 July 2010. Graduate School travel award

Catherine Kong
     M.A.T.

Bénédicte Lebéhot
     Fellowship: Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) 2010-2011

     Head TA

Diana Schiau Botea, Ph.D.
     Dissertation defended: "Le texte et le lieu du spectacle de La Plume au Mur. Stéphane Mallarmé parmi les avant-gardes" (dir. Shaw and Naugrette)

Peter Sorrell, Ph.D.
     Dissertation defended: “Fictionality, Intentionality, and Narrative Worlds: (Be) coming and Going in the Works of Raymond Queneau, Claude Simon, and Alain Robbe-Grillet” (dir. Schilling)

Bénédicte Thieberger
     “’Et moi, y a-t-il un chant pour moi? Un chant pour Tituba?’ prise de parole d’une marronne.” Women in French conference, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. June 2010

     ABD

Mamadou Wattara    
     “Ibuka : ‘ce n’est ni une histoire de langue ni une histoire de ‘taumatrismes,’ c’est une histoire de couteau.’’’ Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2009. MLA travel award

     NeMLA Summer Fellowship $1000

     ABD

Ted Weaver
    “Tacitus and the Archetype,” NeMLA Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 2010.  Department travel award

     ABD

Graduate Student Achievements 2012-2013

 

 

Jonathan Baillehache

 

--presented a paper entitled “The Digitization and Translation of Russian Avant-garde Poetry,” “Translating E-Literature” conference, Universités Paris 8 / Paris 7, June 2012

 

--presented a paper entitled “Interactivity and Randomization Processes in Printed and Electronic Experimental Poetry" at the MLA convention (Boston, MA, January 2013); was awarded a Graduate School travel grant for this purpose

 

--developed and taught an online training course on online teaching for French Department faculty, Spring 2013

 

--organized and chaired this year’s Graduate Student Conference, on the subject of “Intermediality in the Digital Age,” March 2013

 

--was awarded the Ph.D. (May 2013) after defending a dissertation entitledTraduire sous la contrainte: la traduction et la numérisation de la poésie (cotutelle with U. Paris 8; co-directors: Derek Schilling - Tiphaine Samoyault)

 

--was hired on a tenure-track assistant professor position by the Department of Foreign Languages at University of Georgia

 

--published an article entitled “Le passage en ligne de la Lettre,” in La Lettre Mensuel (journal), Ecole de la Cause freudienne (Paris), June 2013

 

 

Jodie Barker

 

--was awarded the Ph.D. (October 2012) after defending a dissertation entitled Vers / Mouvements: Ethics of Difference in French-Language Poetry and Theater, 1970-1982 (director: Richard Serrano)

 

--presented a paper entitled “Sex, Love, and Geography: Lieux de désir in L’Eternel retour and Lumière d'été (1943),” “Traces, Fragments, Remains” - 20th/21st c. French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgia Tech, March 2013

 

--was hired as a full-time Lecturer by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at University of Nevada - Reno

 

Olga Belova

 


--spent the year in France on a Bevier/University Fellowship, finishing her dissertation on the poetry of Michel Deguy and Joseph Brodsky (to be defended in December 2013)

 

--won the “Prix de la Francophonie” from Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Paris) for her poem “Un automne à Harlem”

 

--obtained the Agrégation (highest French teaching degree), in Russian, July 2013

 

 

Simon Chemama


 

--published an article entitled “S’engager? Vinaver face à Camus en 1950” on the French online journal La vie des idées.fr (November 2102; follow-up to his 2012 edition of the Camus-Vinaver correspondence)

 

--participated in the roundtable “De l’usage de la philosophie par les auteurs de théâtre,” Images et fonctions du théâtre dans la philosophie française contemporaine colloquium, Paris, École Normale Supérieure, November 2012

 

--was awarded the Ph.D. (January 2013) after defending a dissertation entitled Le théâtre de l'immanence: du poétique au politique dans l'oeuvre de Michel Vinaver (cotutelle with Univ. Paris 3; co-directors: Mary Shaw - Catherine Naugrette). The thesis is to be published in 2014 by Éditions Honoré Champion (Paris)

 

 

Maren Daniel

 

--passed her Qualifying Examination and became ABD, January 2013

 

--was selected as exchange student with École Normale Supérieure (Paris) for AY 2013-2014

 

--presented a paper entitled “Studying Abroad in an Increasingly Anglophone World,” NEMLA convention, Boston, March 2013; was awarded a French Department travel grant for this purpose

 

 

Marie Larose

 

--was awarded the M.A. in May 2013

 

--was accepted in the Doctoral program in French at Brown University

 

 

Bénédicte Lebéhot


 

--presented a paper entitled “The Actor-Singers: Hybrid Entertainment in French Cinema of the 30s,” “Traces, Fragments, Remains” - 20th/21st c. French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgia Tech, March 2013; was awarded a French Department travel grant for this purpose

 

 

Claire Ménard


 

--spent the year in Paris as an exchange student with École Normale Supérieure.

 

-- defended her dissertation proposal (working title: L’insoutenable flexibilité de l’être: réseaux et errances dans la littérature et le cinéma français contemporains; cotutelle with U. Paris 8; co-directors: Alan Williams – Pierre Bayard), November 2012.

 

--presented a paper entitled “L’insoutenable mobilité de l’être dans quelques œuvres choisies de JeanPhilippe Toussaint,” international conference “Sens et mouvement(s),” Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines, Jendouba (Tunisia), March 2013; was awarded Graduate School and French Department travel grants for this purpose

 

 

Georgette Mitchell

 

--presented a paper entitled “Une rencontre avec l’Unheimlich: liminalité, fracture, et théâtralisation de frontières dans Amour, colère et folie de Marie Chauvet,” Junior Research Workshop, Society of Caribbean Research, Institute of Romance Languages, Leibniz Universität, Hannover (Germany); was awarded a Graduate School travel grant for this purpose

 

 

Kereen Montgomery

 

--was awarded the Department’s first Richard Lockwood Prize for Excellence in Teaching, March 2013

 

--presented a paper entitled “«Ce fut sa première mort»: Representation of Rape in Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana,” African Literature Association Conference, College of Charleston (SC), March 2013; was awarded Graduate School and French Department travel grants for this purpose

 

 

Joseph Pierre-Antoine

 

--switched to full-time status and was awarded a Teaching Assistantship, beginning AY 2013-2014

 

 

Bénédicte Thieberger

 

--received a two-year Teaching Assistantship (2012-2014) in Expository Writing, Rutgers Writing Program

 

 

Renée Troiano

 

--was awarded the Ph.D. (October 2012) after defending a dissertation entitled Diderot and the Theatre: Toward a Secular Church (director: Lorraine Piroux)

 

--taught a course on World Mythology for the Program in Comparative Literature (Fall 2012)

 

 

Ted Weaver

 

--was awarded the Ph.D. (May 2013) after defending a dissertation entitled The Binary of Rousseau (director: James Swenson)

 

 

Recent alumni news:

 

Jonathan Baillehache, Ph.D. May 2013 --Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position, Department of Romance Languages, U. Georgia

 

Jodie Barker, PhD October 2012 –Full-time Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures position, U. Nevada - Reno

 

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Ph.D. 2011
--Full-time instructor, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey): her book Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s will be published in the Fall of 2013 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

 

Corinne Noirot, Ph.D. 2005 --received tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of , Virginia Tech (April 2013); her book “Entre deux airs.” Style simple et éthos poétique chez Clément Marot et Joachim Du Bellay was published in 2012 by Presses de l’Université Laval

 

Lidia Radi, Ph.D. 2005 --Associate Professor of French and Italian, University of Richmond: her edition of Guillaume Michel’s Penser de Royal Memoire was published by Éditions Classiques Garnier (July 2012)

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