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Department of French & Italian at Emory

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Current Students

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Frank Andrianarivo

Emily Asplund-Jortner: Early 20th century avant-gardes; theories of the body and perception.

Jane Battisson

Julie Gaillard: Literature and philosophy; psychoanalytic theory; the construction of thoughts and the notion of episteme.

Rose Gérazime:Postcolonial studies; French Caribbean literature; contemporary metropolitan French literature; African-American literature and culture.

Yazan Kamalulddin

Christopher Moller: Interests include Francophone literature of Africa and the Americas, Postcolonial Gender and Sexuality, and exploring the implications of a Mother/Father tongue with a particular emphasis on Global French.

Manuela Ossa

Lauren Ponta: 16th and 17th century French literature; lyric poetry; representations of female voice and feminine subjectivity; psychoanalysis.

Nicolas Rémy: 20th century and contemporary literature; le naufrage de l'homme contemporain - Contemporary masculine identity crisis in 20th and 21st c. French and Francophone literature; male studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies. Focus on Houellebecq and Laferriere.

Eric Rottman: 20th century French thought, intellectual history and philosophy (Hadot, Derrida, Kofman, Gide). 

Erika Serrato: Research interests focus on Francophone Caribbean literature, especially concerning exchanges with Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean authors via revolutionary poetics. Main questions concern what Édouard Glissant calls “l’Autre Amérique,” language, aesthetics, “l’entour,” and subjectivities. Awards: The Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship (EGDF), The Thomas M. Hines Scholarship (2011-2012)

Angelica So: 20th and 21st century Francophone literature, Postcolonial Studies, Indochina. Awards and Grants: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Gina Stamm20th century avant-gardes, critical theory, psychoanalysis. Awards and Grants: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Grant for Summer Study in Germany.

Jane Suh:19th & 20th century French literature, modern thought and psychoanalysis; la voix et l'identité; trauma theories; the other and the self; distortions, adaptations and fictions in translinguistics (within the utterance); narratives in various diasporas and erasure/loss in translation. Awards and Grants: The Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship (EGDF), The Thomas M. Hines Scholarship.

Marion Tricoire: Translation studies and cultural translation, 19th century French Literature, publishing practices, trauma studies. Awards and Grants: George W. Woodruff Fellowship

Charly Verstraet:20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Francophone Literature of the Caribbean and the Maghreb; Postcolonial Studies; Subalternity studies; Eco-criticism; Awards and Grants: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Julianna Watson: 20th century French literature, particularly the works of Sartre and Camus; questions of citizenship and national identity; French national cinema; memory and trauma studies; meta-fiction; questions of voice, sound, and music in cinema.

Representative Presentations & Publications of Current Students
and Recent Graduates

Emily Asplund-Jortner
“De l’olfaction dans la poésie de Baudelaire.” French Enrichment and Response Association (FERA), French
Graduate Student Organization. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. January 31, 2012.

Publications
“The Foot in Surrealist Art and Theory.” Paragrana. Vol. 21, issue 1.

Bronwyn Averett
"Où gît la vérité: The death of truth in Abdoulaye Sadji's Tounka." 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA. March 28-30, 2013.

"City Limits: Possibilities Beyond Violence in the novels of Abdoulaye Sadji." African Literature Association Conference. Charleston SC. March 20-24, 2013.

"Chocolat" - Claire Denis. Discussion animator of the Ciné-Club on a selection of Claire Denis' films in preparation of Catherine Dana's event "Claire Denis at Emory" (Nov 14-15), Department of Film and Media Studies and Department of French and Italian. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. November 2, 2012.

“A Rooted Exile”: Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique.” French Department Graduate Student Colloquium, Emory University. Atlanta, GA. February 11, 2012.

Averett, Bronwyn. "Escape from a Devouring Sea: Island, Exile, and the Search for a 'Poetics of Relation' in Fatou Diome's Le Ventre de l'Atlantique ." “Comparative Caribbeans ,” Emory University. Atlanta, GA. November 4, 2011.

Julie Gaillard
Co-organizer, international conference "Traversals of Affect/ Traversées d'affect", on the works of Jean-François Lyotard, March 21-23, 2013. Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, GA.

"From affect to representation, from representation to affect: Lyotard's reading of the fort/da", conference Traversals of Affect/ Traversées d'affect - on the works of Jean-François Lyotard, March 21-23, 2013.

“La route reflète mieux que le miroir.’ Les Deux besoins, ou les enjeux d’un anti-essai.” Journé d’études doctorales Samuel Beckett, Université Paris VII-Paris Diderot. Paris, France. May 24, 2012.

“De la subjectivité à la communauté. La notion de souveraineté chez Georges Bataille.” Graduate Student Colloquium. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. February 11, 2012.

Book Review
Figuring Performance, book review of Kiff Bamford's Lyotard and the Figural in Performance, Art and Writing (New York, Continuum, 2012), in Cultural Politics, Duke University Press, forthcoming.

Rose Gerazime
“Bound to Secrecy: The laws of silence in Santeria and Voodoo practice.” Afro Cuban Myths Conference, Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 30, 2012.

Souad Kherbi
Coordinator and discussion animator of the Ciné-Club on a selection of Claire Denis' Films in Preparation of Catherine Dana's event "Claire Denis at Emory" (Nov 14-15), Department of Film and Media Studies and Department of French and Italian. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Nov 2-12, 2012.

“Le Chevalier au lion ou le roman d’Yvain : écrire le défaut de langue.” French Enrichment and Response Association (FERA), French Graduate Student Organization. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. October 24, 2012.

"Rancière and Film: on Pedro Costa's Fontainhas Trilogy" (with Eric Rottman), Undergraduate Workshop, French and Italian Department. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 23, 2012.

Publications
"De l'Extrême-Contemporain au Baroque: le temps d'un impossible retour?", Pascal Quignard ou la littérature démembrée par les muses, Colloque international 17-19 juin 2010, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, Presses de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Novembre 2011.

"De la Retraite au Ravissement: elles à la question, elle pour question", Dossier Spectres et Rejetons des études féminines, études rassemblées par les Doctorants du CREF/écritures de la Modernité-Paris III – March, 2010 in Sens Public / www.sens-public.org/article.php3?id_article=806.

"Saisir l'ombre du corps: sur les traces du motivum de la pensée de Pascal Quignard. L'exemple d'Apronenia Avitia", Penser les matières du corps. L'organique dans tous ses états, Colloque international 2-3 avril 2009, Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle-Paris III, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – October 2011.

"Dire l'expérience du désir: poésie et corporéité chez Rabah Belamri", Awal n°38/2008, Le Genre dans les littératures postcoloniales: Feraoun, Mammeri, Belamri. A propos des modes de transmission et de perpétuation de la culture, MSH éditions.

Kris Knisely
"Self-Efficacy in Math: A Rasch Measurement Approach." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Fransisco, California. May 1, 2013.

"Gendered Language Attitudes, Learner Identity, and Motivation to Learn French." Southeastern Conference on Language. Spartanburg, South Carolina. April 6, 2013.

“Teaching French at Emory University: Pedagogical Trends and Resources.” Graduate Student Colloquium. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. February 9, 2013.

"Self-Efficacy, Sexuality, and Language Learning: The Strange Relationship between Learner Attitudes, Identity, and Behavior." Studies in Sexualities Conference. February 2013.

"Languages and Language Learning: Learner Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Identity, and Behavior." Lavender Languages Annual Conference. February 2013.

Co-presentation with Dr. Anita Alkhas. “No, Low and High Tech: The Role of Technology in the Standards- Based Classroom.” Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Annual Conference. November 2012.

“Language Diversity in the Classroom.” Teaching in the Urban South (TITUS) Education Conference. Ellenwood, Georgia. April 21, 2012.

“High/Low Tech: Keeping it Real in Today’s Classroom.” Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL). Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 2012.

“College French, American Masculinity, and the Need to Belong.” Queering/Embodying: Materiality Beyond Identity, 3rd Annual Studies in Sexualities Conference. Atlanta, GA. January 25-26, 2011.

Publications and Book Reviews
“Social Networking Websites in College Foreign Language Courses. In H. Tinmaz (Ed.) Cases on Social Networking Websites for Instructional Use.” Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Forthcoming.

"Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing," John Bitchener and Dana R. Ferris (2011). Published March 2013 in Teacher's College Record.

Nicolas Remy
"Failles et faillite de l'homme célinien: de l'identité masculine dans Mort à Crédit." French Enrichment and Response Association (FERA). Emory University, Atlanta GA. April 25, 2013.

“Césaire, Fanon, Ba. Des zones de contact entre barrage et passage.” Passage des Frontières Conference. French Department Colloquium, Victoria University. Victoria BC, Canada. May 6- 7, 2011.

Eric Rottman
"Emancipation in practice: Rancière and Education "French Enrichment and Response Association (FERA), French Graduate Student Organization, Emory University. Atlanta, GA. November 29, 2012.

"Rancière and Film: On Pedro Costa's Fontainhas Trilogy" (with Souad Kherbi), Undergraduate Workshop, French and Italian Department. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 23, 2012.

Gina Stamm
“Forgetting Tatiana Karl: Ripples of Suffering in Lol V. Stein.” Graduate Student Colloquium, Emory University. Atlanta, GA. February 9, 2013.

"Chocolat" - Claire Denis. Discussion animator of the Ciné-Club on a selection of Claire Denis' films in preparation of Catherine Dana's event "Claire Denis at Emory" (Nov 14-15), Department of Film and Media Studies and Department of French and Italian. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. November 2, 2012.

“Mesurer le drap, couper le fil: la mesure dans l’oeuvre de Jean Giono.” French Enrichment and Response Association (FERA), French Graduate Student Organization. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. September 26, 2012.

"What is the (')use(') of 'the use of an object'?". Emory Psychoanalytic Studies Program, Lunch and Learn Lectures. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. February 1, 2012.

Lauren Upadhyay
“Lol V. Stein en fragments.” Georgia Technical Institute “Traces” conference. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA. 28th-30th March 2013.

“An Elusive Vision: Genesis and Apocalypse in Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein.” UCLA French and Francophone Graduate Student Conference “Spectacle and Spectator: Ways of Seeing and Being Seen.” UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. Oct. 11th-12th, 2012.

“A Genesis of Minimalization : Study of the avant-textes from Marguerite Duras’s Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein”, FERA (French Enrichment and Response Association), Emory University, Nov. 18th, 2010.

Julianna Watson
"J'ai pas sommeil" by Claire Denis. Discussion animator of the Ciné-Club on a selection of Claire Denis' films in preparation of Catherine Dana's event "Claire Denis at Emory" (Nov 14-15), Department of Film and Media Studies and Department of French and Italian. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. November 5, 2012.

 

 

 

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