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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in French, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University

Dissertation: “L’Impressionnisme littéraire: capture de l’insaisissable”, Advisor: David F. Bell (2008)

  • DEA de Lettres Modernes, Mention très bien (with honors), Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III (2002)
  • M.A. in French, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University  (2001)
  • Maîtrise FLE (French ESL Master), Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III (2000)

EMPLOYMENT

  • Associate Professor, Pomona College (2014 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pomona College (2008 – 2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Duke University (2002-2008)
  • Teaching Assistant, Kent State University (1999-2001)

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Borchard Foundation Scholar-in-Residence Grant, Chateau de la Bretesche, Missillac, France (2011-2012).
  • Harriet Barnard Faculty Summer Fellowship (2010 and 2015)
  • Yale-Griffith Faculty Summer Fellowship (2009 and 2013)
  • Wig Fund Curriculum Development Grant, College Teaching and Learning Committee, Pomona College (2008-2009 and 2016-2017)
  • Edouard Morot-Sir Summer Research Fellowship, Institut Français d’Amérique (formerly Institut Français de Washington), The University of North Carolina (2008)
  • Teaching Mini-Grant, Graduate School, Duke University (2007-2008)
  • Award for Dissertation Research Abroad in Hamburg, Germany, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University (2004-2005)
  • Departmental Fellowship, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University (2002-2008)
  • Departmental Fellowship, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University (1999-2001)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University Graduate School (2008)
  • Fellow in the Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF), Graduate School, Duke University (2007-2008)
  • Master Thesis Award, Kent State University (2001)

PUBLICATIONS

Book

L’Impressionnisme littéraire. Paris : Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2013.

Edited collections

  • Co-editor (and co-writer of the introduction) of the Mélusine special issue devoted to gender in Surrealism: Masculin-Fémin, Mélusine XXXVI. Paris: L’Age d’Homme, 2016.
  • Editor of the Romantisme special issue devoted to young-girl’s knowledge: Savoirs de jeunes filles, Romantisme. N0 Paris: Armand Collin, 2014.
  • Co-editor, co-reviewer (along with my research group colleagues) and publisher of chosen articles devoted to young women and their knowledge, on the website Savoirs des femmes in the fall of 2013. < http://savoirsdesfemmes.org>
  • Editor of the Oscholars special issue on the myth of Salomé, published online in the spring of 2013: < http://oscholars-oscholars.com/special-issues/salome/contents-table-des-matieres/>

Peer-reviewed articles

Conference proceedings

  • “Le surréalisme en équations.” La Poésie scientifique, de la gloire au déclin. Ed. Muriel Louâpre, Hugues Marchal & Michel Pierssens. Epistémocritique. 2014. 399-411.
  • “Intermittence du bruit chez Benjamin Péret.” Le Silence d’or des surréalistes. Ed. Sébastien Arfouilloux, Aedam Musicae. 2013. 105-114.
  • “Du cannibalisme surréaliste à la poétique anthropophage de Benjamin Péret.” Poésie et politique au XXe siècle. Ed. H. Béhar & P. Taminiaux. Hermann: 2011. 103-118.
  • “Le jardin Mallarmé: ‘Les fleurs d’abord’” . Ed. Marc-André Brouillette & Geneviève Sicotte, Projets de paysage le 19/01/2011.
  • “La Jeanne d’Arc surréaliste de Joseph Delteil: une guerrière en bas de soie.” Actes du Colloque Jeanne d’Arc en Littérature, in Le Porche (bulletin des Amis de J. d’Arc et de Ch. Péguy), No 32, March 2010. 79-91.
  • “L’exposition surréaliste: une écriture.” Et in fabula, pictor… Ed. Florence Godeau. Kimé: 2006. 229-234.
  • “Les paradoxes de l’allégorie surréaliste, ou comment révéler l’image voilée.” Déclins de l’allégorie ? Ed. Bernard Vouilloux. Modernités 22, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Bordeaux: 2006. 139-154.
  • “Unica Zürn, un Surréalisme de l’enfance et de la folie.” L’Entrée en surréalisme. Ed. Emmanuel Rubio. Phénix édition, Collection des pas perdus, Ivry: 2004. 231-246.

Book reviews

  • Barbara Bohac, Jouir partout ainsi qu’il sied. Mallarmé et l’esthétique du quotidien (Classiques Garnier, Paris, 2012) in H-France Review Vol. 14 (November 2014), No. 19.
  • Marc Lowenthal. Benjamin Péret : The Leg of Lamb : its life and Works (Wakefield Press, Cambridge, 2011) in Cahiers Benjamin Péret, No 1, septembre 2012 (pp. 113-114).
  • Petra Dierkes Thrun. Salome’s Modernity : Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression. (The University of Michigan Press : Ann Harbor, 2011) in Rue des Beaux Arts, “The Critic as Artist”, No. 40, Septembre-Octobre 2012.
  • Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Davis Schneidermann  and Tom Denlinger. The Exquisite Corpse. Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game.  (University of  Nebraska Press, Lincoln & London, 2009) in Papers of Surrealism, Issue 9, Summer 2011.
  • Effie Rentzou.  La Littérature malgré elle. Le Surréalisme et la transformation du littéraire (Louvain‑la‑Neuve : Peeters Publishers, coll. « Pleine Marge », 2010) in Acta Fabula, Vol 12, No. 5, Mai 2011.
  • Gayle Zachmann. Frameworks for Mallarmé: the photo and the graphic of an interdisciplinary aesthetic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008), in Nineteenth-Century French Studies 38, Nos. 3 & 4,   Spring-Summer 2010 (pp. 165-167).
  • Frank Pierobon. Salomé ou la Tragédie du regard (Paris: Editions de la Différence, 2009) in Rue des Beaux Arts, “The Critic as Artist”, No. 21, Juillet-Août 2009.
  • Jonathan P. Eburne.  Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008) in Acta Fabula, Vol 10, No. 6, Juin-Juillet 2009.
  • Rhonda K. Garelick. Electric Salome: Loie Fuller’s Performance of Modernism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007) in Oscholars, “The Critic as Critic”, Vol 45, July 2008.
  • Danièle Méaux (Ed.). Photographie et romanesque (Caen: Études romanesques 10, Lettres Modernes Minard, 2006) in Acta Fabula, Vol 8, No. 3, Mai-Juin 2007.
  • Barbara Le Maître. Entre film et photographie, Essai sur l’empreinte (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2004)  in Acta Fabula, Vol 6, No. 1, Printemps 2005.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • “Fixer le désert”, 42nd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, La Terre. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 29, 2016.
  • Zola en Mallarmé,” Lire pour faire/Doing reading : Fictocritique , critique créative et autres spéculateurs de textes/Fictocriticism, creative critique and other speculative letters, Paris, Université Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, June 30, 2016.
  • “Repicturing Mallarmé,” Portraits, 131st MLA Annual Convention, Austin, TX, January 8, 2016.
  • “Alain Resnais, the Master of the Games”, The Resnais Archipelago, Duke University, NC, October 29, 2015.
  • “D’une jeune fille en jaune”, presentation in absentia for the Séminaire Savoirs des femmes directed by Michel Pierssens, Université de Montréal, Canada, December 11, 2014.
  • L’herbier des jeunes filles en fleur,” 112th PAMLA Annual Conference, Riverside Convention Center, California, November 1, 2014.
  • “Impressions d’âmes écrivant,” L’écrivain vu par la photographie. Formes, usages, enjeux (XIXe – XXIe siècles). Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, France. June 24, 2014.
  • “Lire l’entre-deux: apprendre des jeunes lectrices,” 39th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Seuils et Horizons. Richmond, Virginia, October 24 2013.
  • “Au-delà de la salle de classe ou voyage imaginaire avec Charles Baudelaire et Amélie Nothomb”, presented with Vera Klekovkina at the conference Circulating French in the Classroom: Reading Literature in Community, University of Notre Dame, October 11 and 12, 2013.
  •  “The 1947 Surrealist Exhibition: a Stage for Literary History”, Time & Temporality in European Modernism and the Avant-Gardes (1900-1950), KU Leuven, Belgium, September 18, 2013.
  • “L’architecture impressionniste d’Alphonse Daudet”, Architecture du Livre Chez Daudet, Fontvieille, May 19, 2013.
  • “1913 : Point(s) Mallarmé”, 1913 – The Year of French Modernism, Princeton University, April 20, 2013.
  • “La jeune fille illustrée”, séminaire Savoir des femmes, Université de Montréal, Canada, March 19, 2013.
  • “Déserts, jardins et murs chez Gide”, The Symbolism of Nature in André Gide’s work, 128th MLA Annual Convention, Boston, MA, January 4, 2013.
  • “Zacharie Astruc, touche-à-tout des vaches maigres”, 38th Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies. Raleigh, North Carolina, October 13 2012.
  • “De Sur le champ à Annulaire de lune : les affinités électives de Toyen et d’Annie Le Brun”, Crossing, Frictions, Fusions, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach, CA, March 29 2012.
  • “Dans l’entre-deux des textes et des images”, conférence publique organized by Michel Pierssens, Université de Montréal, Canada, February 28.
  • Briser les miroirs du labyrinthe : Ivsic/Toyen/Le Brun”, conférence publique organized by Andrea Oberhuber, Université de Montréal, Canada, February 27 2012.
  • “Fêlures dans la continuité”, M.D.R.N., Leuven, November 22 2011.
  • “Le crime, en chantant”, Crimes et délits, XVe Colloque des Invalides, Paris, November 18 2011.
  • “Ivsic-Le Brun : la poétisation amoureuse des débris de rêves de Toyen”, 9th International Conference on Word and Image Study, Montréal, Canada, August 26 2011.
  • “Les « bruits intermittents » de Benjamin Péret”, The Paris Sorbonne Colloquium  Le « silence d’or » des poètes surréalistes, June 9 2011.
  • “Rire de Salomé”, The University of Florida Paris Research Center Seventh Cultural Production in the 19th Century workshop, Humeurs (Humors), May 26 2011.
  • “Writing the Femme-enfant“, special session The Young Side of the Femme Fatale. MLA Convention. Los Angeles, CA. January 8, 2011.
  • “ La poupée, le tigre et la fuite.” Clinique de la Création, groupe de contact FNRS transdisciplinaire, Université de Namur, Belgium. November 27, 2010.
  • “Le surréalisme cannibale.” dans le cadre des cours en Facultés de Philosophie et Lettres des FUNDP, auditoire Meganck, Université de Namur, Belgium. November 26, 2010.
  • “Les équations poétisées du surréalisme.” Université de Montréal, Canada. La Poésie scientifique, de la gloire au déclin. September 17, 2010
  • “Promenade littéraire à travers le verre.” Université de  McGill, Canada. dans le cadre des cours Littérature française depuis 1800 (FREN251) et Atelier d’écriture poétique (FREN240).  September 16, 2010.
  • En mangeant Rosa ou la poétique anthropophage de Benjamin Péret. Poésie et Politique. Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, France. July 14, 2010.
  • Espace poétique et monde pictural de Benjamin Péret, ou l’interstice de « la pluie d’encre ».” 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Nouveaux Mondes, Nouveaux Espaces, Université de Guelph, Toronto. March 25, 2010.
  • “Inscription du bouquet: le jardin Mallarmé.”International Conference, Figura (Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire), Gardens and Art: Framing, Unframing, Reframing.Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. December 10, 2009.
  • “Tech-Tools for Literature in the French Language Class.” PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 107th Annual Conference.  San Francisco State University, CA. November 7, 2009.
  • “D’un œil impressionniste.” 35th Annual International Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Fossilization & Evolution. Salt Lake City, UT. October 23, 2009.
  • “Madame Daudet, ou l’époux fait masque.” Colloquium Rhétoriques du masque: les femmes écrivains et le travestissement textuel (1500-1940).Université de Montréal, Canada. May 15, 2009.
  • “Proust 2.0: Teaching Through Reading.” SWALLT(SouthWest Association for Language Learning Technology). FLRC, Pomona College, CA. December 12, 2008.
  • “Time regained in HyperSpace: Pomona Students Love Proust!” IRC (International Relations Colloquium of Pomona College). Oldenborg, Pomona College, CA. December 2, 2008.
  • “Mallarmé’s Orient or the Silken-Self.” 34th Annual International Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Empire, Identity, Exoticism. Vanderbilt University, TN. October 16, 2008.
  • “The Outsiders Characters in Racine’s Profane Tragedies: Taxile, Oreste, Antiochus and Eriphile on the Borders of Gender.” Annual Graduate Student Conference Insiders and Outsiders. Duke University, NC. September 22, 2007.
  • “L’exposition surréaliste: une écriture.” Colloquium MargeEt in Fabula, pictor.” Lyon III, France. December 2, 2005.
  • “Des Catalogues pour tout manifeste.” Conference Les Rapports textes-images en littérature. Rennes 2, France. September 30, 2005.
  • “Constructing Femininity, from Poullain de la Barre to Sophia.” Annual Graduate Student Conference Constructing Images of the Self. Duke University, NC. February 20, 2004.
  • “Les paradoxes de l’allégorie surréaliste, ou révéler l’image voilée.” Séminaire doctoral sur l’Allégorie directed by Bernard Vouilloux. Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III, France. December 19, 2003.
  • “Lights on the Wicker Cradle The Mysterious Surrealist Child. Encountering Infancy: the Infant Figure in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy. Emory University, GA. March 22, 2003.
  • “Unica Zürn, un Surréalisme de la folie et de l’enfance.” Séminaire du Centre de Recherche sur le Surréalisme directed by Henri Béhar. Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.  March 15, 2002.
  • “La Belle Musique des Mots” & “Le Voyage en France” (Pedagogically oriented website). Ohio Foreign Language Annual State Conference. Akron, OH. March 16, 2001.

ORGANIZED CONFERENCES, PANELS & SESSIONS

  • Familiarizing the “jeunes filles”. Panel Organizer. 112th PAMLA Annual Conference, Riverside Convention Center, California, November 1, 2014.
  • Seuils féminins du savoir. Panel Organizer. 39th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Seuils et Horizons. Richmond, Virginia, October 24-26, 2013.
  • Ni gloire, ni renommée, ni postérité : d’un tiers littéraire. Organizer. 38th Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies. Raleigh, North Carolina, October 11-14, 2012.
  • The Young Side of the Femme Fatale. Organizer. Special Session. MLA Convention. Los Angeles, CA. January 8, 2011.
  • Departmental Conference “Romancing the Humanities: the Limits of English” assisted Junior Faculty in organizing, Duke University, Department of Romance Studies, April 22& 23, 2004.
  • Annual Graduate Student Conference “Constructing Images of the Self” planned, prepared, co-organized, Duke University, Department of Romance Studies, February 20-22, 2004.

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (2015-present)
  • Member, Pomona College, Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion and Tenure (2016-present)
  • LACOL (The Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning) co-leader representative for Pomona College (2015-2016)
  • Member, Pomona College Faculty Personal Committee (2014-2016)
  • Member, Pomona College Watson Committee (2012-2016)
  • French Section Coordinator (Fall of 2013 & 2014-2015)
  • Member, Pomona College Study Abroad Committee (2009-2010 & 2012-2013)
  • Member, Pomona College Harassment and Discrimination Grievance Committee (2010-2011)
  • Student Advisor, Pomona College (2009-present)
  • Discussion leader for one of the First Year Book groups, Pomona College (2009, 2010, 2012, 2016)

SUPERVISION OF SENIOR PAPERS AND THESIS

Since my arrival at Pomona College in 2008, I have been actively involved in 33 senior thesis and papers (I have directed 4 senior thesis, 8 senior papers, and have been second or third reader for 21 other senior projects)

  • Director, Aaron Varner’s senior thesis (2016)
  • Second reader, Laura Pico’s senior paper (2016)
  • Second reader, Angela Pico’s senior thesis (RLL) (2016)
  • Director, Charles Reardon’s senior paper (2015)
  • Director, Rebekah Lim’s senior paper (2015)
  • Director, Julie Shrieve’s senior thesis (2015)
  • Director, Natalie Dennis’s senior thesis (2015)
  • Second reader, Claire Pershan’s senior paper (2015)
  • Second reader, Hannah Pinkham’s senior paper (2015)
  • Second reader, Jenna Archer’s senior paper (2015)
  • Director, Deirdre Kessler’s senior paper (2014)
  • Director, Lauren Moon’s senior paper (2014)
  • Second reader, Rebecca Clingman’s thesis (2014)
  • Second reader, Kate Kennelly’s thesis (2014)
  • Second reader, Choe Webster’s paper (2014)
  • Second reader, Kelly Zvobgo’s thesis (2014)
  • Third reader, Madeleine Wolf’s thesis (2014)
  • Director, Brendan Follan’s senior paper (2013)
  • Director, Chloe Judell-Halfpenny’s senior paper (2013)
  • Director, Hayley Winninghoff‎’s senior paper (2013)
  • Second reader, Emily Allen’s senior thesis (2012)
  • Second reader, Goodwin Burgess’s senior thesis (2012)
  • Second reader, Chris Byington’s senior thesis (2012)
  • Second reader, Matt Helm’s senior paper (History) (2012)
  • Director, Mary Padden’s senior paper (2011)
  • Second reader, Sonya Ursell’s senior thesis (History) (2011)
  • Second reader, Ashley Africa’s senior thesis (2011)
  • Second reader, Cassia Denton’s senior thesis (RLL) (2011)
  • Director, Jacob Levi’s senior thesis (2010)
  • Second reader, Daniela Carrillo’s senior thesis (2010)
  • Second reader, Julia Colton’s senior thesis (2010)
  • Second reader, Joshua Ruben’s senior thesis (2009)
  • Second reader, Claudia Sanchez’s senior thesis (2009)

COURSES TAUGHT AT POMONA COLLEGE

  • Advanced French (Fall 2015, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2016)
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis (Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2017)
  • Frenchness: May 68-2008, and beyond (Spring 2015, Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2015)
  • Who’s Afraid of Marcel Proust? (Fall 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2015)
  • French Creative Writing (Fall 2016)
  • French Films (Spring 2015)
  • Writing the painter, painting the writer (Fall 2009, Fall 2017)
  • Cannibalizing Surrealism (Fall 2010, Fall 2008, Spring 2016)
  • The Art of Modern Fiction (Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010)

COURSES TAUGHT AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Duke University, Graduate Student Instructor

  • Salomé: The Myth of the Femme-Fatale (Fall 2007)
  • Cultural & Literary Perspectives of France (Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
  • Intermediate French (Spring 2004)
  • Second-Semester French (Fall 2003)

Kent State University, Teaching Assistant

Second-Semester French (Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001)

 Link to CV in Pdf

 

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