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Rudyard J. AlcocerAlcocer, Rudyard J.

Forrest and Patsy Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages
Phone: 974-5584
Email: ralcocer@utk.edu


Sebastien DubreilDubreil, Sébastien

Associate Professor and Lower Division Language Coordinator
Phone: 235-1602
Email: sd@utk.edu


Les EssifEssif, Les

Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 974-6375
Email: essif@utk.edu


Christine HolmlundHolmlund, Christine

Professor and Chair of the French/Francophone Studies Program
Phone: 974-6994
Email: cholmlun@utk.edu


Douja MameloukMamelouk, Douja

Assistant Professor and Library Representative
Phone: 974-0585
Email: dmamelou@utk.edu


Mary McAlpinMcAlpin, Mary

Professor and Associate Department Head
Phone: 974-6097
Email: mmcalpin@utk.edu


Anne-Hélène MillerMiller, Anne-Hélène

Assistant Professor
Phone: 974-9136
Email: ahm@utk.edu


John RomeiserRomeiser, John

Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 974-7602
Email: jromeise@utk.edu


Awa SarrSarr, Awa

Assistant Professor and Pi Delta Phi Advisor
Phone: 974-6995
Email: asarr@utk.edu

Lecturer Office Phone Email
Abad-Turner, Florence 607 McClung 974-7000 fabadtur@utk.edu
Bevins, Katherine AMB 26D 974-6014 knelso13@utk.edu
Edmundson, Susan 609 McClung 974-7002 sedmund2@utk.edu
Keneman, Margaret 607 McClung 974-7000 mkenema@utk.edu
Wallenbrock, Nicole 701 McClung 974-2311 nwallenb@utk.edu
Zunino, Laurent AMB 26C 974-6495 lzunino@utk.edu

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Rudyard J. AlcocerRudyard J. Alcocer

Associate Professor
Forrest and Patsy Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages
616 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6996
E-Mail: ralcocer@utk.edu

Rudyard Alcocer is the Forrest and Patsy Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages and Associate Professor of Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa and his B.A. (Magna cum laude) in Philosophy from Emory University.

He is the author of Time Travel in the Latin American & Caribbean Imagination: Re-reading History (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), Narrative Mutations: Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature (Routledge 2005), and several essays on Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture. He is currently working on a book-length project that explores experimental approaches to literary texts.

Dr. Alcocer teaches all levels of Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture, and has designed and taught advanced courses involving the Hispanic Caribbean and the African Diaspora in Spanish America. He enjoys reading in a variety of subject matters, including literature, history, philosophy, psychology, science, and many others.

Additional information about Dr. Alcocer is available at http://rudyardalcocer.wordpress.com

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa

Books:

  • Time Travel in the Latin American & Caribbean Imagination: Re-reading History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Narrative Mutations: Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature. New York and London: Routledge, 2005.

Essays:

  • “Three Burials, Two Countries, One Destiny: Borders and Visual Meaning in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.Ometeca 18.1, March 2013; pp. 90-105.
  • “From Amerindian to Slave to ‘True’ Caribbean: The Ten Incarnations of Adam Avatar and the End of Ethnicity in the Caribbean.” Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures. Fall 2012; Vol. 1:1.
  • “The Ghosts of La Malinche: Trees and Treason in Gioconda Belli’s La mujer habitada.”  ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (Oxford UP). Print: Autumn 2010; Vol 17.4 pp. 735-753. Online: doi: 10.1093/isle/isq118 (November 2010); pp. 1-19. (Reprint:"The Ghosts of La Malinche)): Contemporary Literary Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Today’s Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short-Story Writers, Scriptwriters, and Other Creative Writers. Vol 359. New York: Gale Cengage Learning, 2014; pp. 63-72.
  • “Leyendo Reyita en Atlanta.” Proceedings of the XI Conferencia Internacional de Cultura Africana y Afroamericana., April 12-16, 2010. Ed. Marta Cordies-Jackson. CD-ROM. Santiago de Cuba, 2010.
  • “Word vs. Image in Afro-Hispanic Pedagogy.” PALARA (Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, Dartmouth College). Fall 2009; Vol 13, pp. 63-74.
  • “Going in Circles: Spanish American Identity and the Circular Motif in Nicolás Echevarría’s Cabeza de Vaca.Literature/Film Quarterly. October 2008; Vol. 36:4, 250-58.
  • “Along the Banks of the Amazon: Ethnicity and the Image in Jules Verne’s La Jangada.AmeriQuests (Vanderbilt University) 2008; (5) 1, pp. 1-20.
  •  “The Ties that Bind? Rhythm, Writing, and the Question of Genetics in the Caribbean.”  Music, Literature, and Cultural Unity in the Caribbean (Africa World Press), edited by Timothy J. Reiss. January 2005, pp. 91-110.


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Sebastien DubreilSébastien Dubreil

Associate Professor and Chair of the French/Francophone Studies Program
601C McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Mail Stop: 701 McClung Tower
Phone: 235-1602
Email: sd@utk.edu
Website: http://profd.weebly.com

A native of Nantes ("Naoned" in Breton) in western France, Sébastien Dubreil received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Nantes. He taught Economics and French at a technical high school in France for two years. After working at Sewanee, the University of the South, for two years, Prof. Dubreil moved to Emory University in Atlanta where he received his doctorate in French and Second Language Acquisition. He taught at the University of Notre Dame for four years before returning to Tennessee in 2006.

  • Ph.D. Emory University, 2002
  • M.A. Université de Nantes, France, 1994

Major Fields

Applied Linguistics, sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL).

Research Interests

Professor Dubreil’s research interests include the definition of culture in the foreign language classroom, its place in the curriculum, the use of multimedia technologies (video, the Internet) and telecollaboration in the teaching of culture, and the methods of assessment of culture learning. He has also published in the area of French and Francophone cinema and presented on the linguistic situation in his native region of Brittany.

Books

  • Dubreil, S. & Allen, H. W. (2013). Alliages Culturels: La Société Française en Transformation. Boston: Cengage Publishing.

Selected Articles

  • Dubreil, S. (2012). “Identities, Borders, Change: (Trans)cultural Learning in Mediated Learning Communities.” Invited article to The International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments 3(2), 176-200.
  • Dubreil, S. (2011). “Rebels with a Cause: (Re)defining Identities and Culture in Contemporary France Through Cinema.” L2 Journal, 176-200. (Also available online at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/86n1q1j2.)
  • Dubreil, S., Canfield, D., & Young, D. J. (2011). “The ‘Plinko’ Principle and Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Environments and Desiderata for Implementation.” Technology and Second Language Conference Proceedings. Ames, IA: TESL/Applied Linguistics and Technology,
Iowa State University. (Also available online at: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~apling/TSLL/2010/pdfs/dubreil_et_al_2011.pdf.)
  • Dubreil, S. (2009). “Regards noirs, caméras blanches: Le défi de la diversité dans le cadre d’une classe sur le cinéma africain.” Le langage et l’homme, 44(2), 173-187.
  • Dubreil, S. (2009) “Virtual Learning Environments for a Real (Transcultural) Dialogue: Toward New Pedagogies in Culture Teaching.” Cambridge University Press. (Also available online at http://tinyurl.com/dubreilcup.)
  • Dubreil, S. (2006). “Gaining Perspective on Culture Through CALL.” In N. Arnold and L. Ducate (Eds.) Calling on CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Foreign Language Teaching. CALICO Monograph Series Volume 5 (pp. 237-268). San Marcos, TX: CALICO.

Invited Lectures

  • Dubreil, S. (February 2014) “Teaching Culture from a Multiple Literacies Perspective.” Lecture at the Vanderbilt University Center for Second Language Studies.

  • Dubreil, S. (March 2013) “Blend it like you mean it: Ways of transcultural e-learning.” Lecture at the CUNY Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC).

  • Dubreil, S. “Identities, Borders, Change: (Trans)cultural Learning in Mediated Learning Communities.” Keynote address at the 2011 NEALLT Annual Conference (April 2011).

Conferences

  • Dubreil, S. “The Path of Most Resistance: The Imperative of Foreign Language Education in the Tension between Local Institutional Realities and Global Contexts.” Paper presented at AAAL 2014. Portland, OR (March 2014) as part of a colloquium entitled “The Role of Foreign Language Education in the Context of Institutional Globalization.”
  • Dubreil, S. “French on the Go: Mobile Learning in the Intermediate-Level L2 Classroom.” Paper presented at the 47th annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Orlando, FL. (November 2013)
  • Dubreil, S. “La découverte ou l’ignorance: Breton language schools and a new celtic identity.” Paper accepted at the MLA 2013. Boston, MA (January 2013).
  • Dubreil, S. “Designing Blended Language Learning Environments: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Successes.” Paper presented at CALICO 2012. South Bend, IN (June 2012).
  • Dubreil, S. “Identité, Frontières, Changement : Redéfinir l’espace d’apprentissage des langues-cultures avec la télécollaboration.” Paper presented at the ACEDLE 2012 conference (Association des Chercheurs et Enseignants Didacticiens des Langues Étrangères). Nantes, France (June 2012)
  • Dubreil, S. “Telecollaboration as a plurilingual, multicultural learning environment.” Paper presented at CCERBAL 2012 (Centre canadien d'études et de recherche en bilinguisme et aménagement linguistique). Ottawa, Canada (April 2012).
  • Dubreil, S. “Identity Transformation and Transcultural Hospitality in Transnational Language Learning Environments.” Paper presented at the MLA 2012. Seattle, WA (January 2012).
  • Dubreil, S. “Cultivating Mediated Learning Communities: Lessons for the L2 Classroom.” Paper presented at the MLA 2012. Seattle, WA (January 2012).

Courses Taught

  • MFLL 512 – Teaching a Foreign Language (graduate)
  • French 580 – Contemporary Issues in French Cultural Studies (graduate)
  • French 432 – French Culture (undergraduate)
  • French 422 – Grammar (undergraduate)
  • French 421 – Phonetics and Phonology (undergraduate)
  • French 334 – Intermediate Conversation (undergraduate)
  • Film Remakes and/in Hollywood

Teaching Interests

  • All levels of the language curriculum
  • Second Language Acquisition, pedagogy, and research methodology
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • French and Francophone (African and Caribbean) cultures and cinema
  • Conversation classes
  • Writing skills classes
  • French for Business
  • French Sociolinguistics
  • French Phonetics and Phonology
  • History of the French Language
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Les EssifLes Essif

Professor
714 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6375
E-Mail: essif@utk.edu

Major Field

20th-century and contemporary French literature and theatre

Research Interests

Theories of drama and performance related to post-1950 French theater, esp. the semiotics and phenomenology of theatrical space; representations of "America" in post-1950 French/Francophone theatre; foreign language performance pedagogy; and contemporary critical theory and cultural studies

 

  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1991
  • Empty Figure on an Empty Stage : The Theater of Samuel Beckett and his Generation (Indiana UP, 2001).
  • The French Play: Exploring Theatre Re-creatively' with Foreign Language Students (U of Calgary Press, 2006).
  • American ‘Unculture’ in French Drama: Homo Americanus and the Post-1960 French Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2013)
  • “Norodom Sihanouk: The ‘Unfinished’ Story of American Global Totalitarianism by Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil.” Forthcoming in Text and Presentation, Spring 2015.
  • "Reimaginations of ‘America’ and Cultural Identity in the Expatriate Drama of Koffi Kwahulé.” Comparative Drama 47: 3 (Fall 2013). 343-66.
  • Review essay (3000 words) of French Theatre Today: The View from New York, Paris, and Avignon. By Edward Baron Turk. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2011. H-France Review 13: 75 (June 2013). 1-5.
  • "Faking/Staking a Village: Hyper-(real?) American Characters in the Supra-Global Spaces of French Drama and Danish Film." Globalization and its Apparitions/ La Globalización y sus Espejismos. Ed. Michael Handelsman and Olaf Berwald, Quito, Ecuador: Editorial El Conejo, 2009. 71-104
  • "The Totalitarian Non-Tragedy of American Business in the French Plays of Michel Vinaver." Text and Presentation 2009, Spring 2010. 61-81.
  •  “Preface: Doing and Experiencing Theatre in the Culture of the Decidedly Free.” Dramatic Interactions: Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures through Theater: Theoretical Approaches and Classroom Practices. Ed. Colleen Ryan-Scheutz and Nicoletta Marini-Maio. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2011. ix-xxi (preface).
  • “Rehearsing the Uncertainty of Theatrical Art and/in Foreign Language and Culture.” Dramatic Interactions: Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures through Theater: Theoretical Approaches and Classroom Practices. Ed. Colleen Ryan-Scheutz and Nicoletta Marini-Maio. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2011. 14-34.
  • “American Students Performing the Foreignness of Human Culture in Foreign Drama.” Comparative Drama 46.3 (Fall 2012). 319-38.
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Christine HolmlundChristine Holmlund

Excellence Professor of Arts and Sciences
602 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6994
E-Mail: cholmlun@utk.edu

Major Field

Cinema studies, women's studies

Research Interests

Film, film theory, feminist, post-colonial, and queer theory, cultural studies

 

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1974

Books:

  • 2014. The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press.
  • 2008. American Cinema of the 1990s: Themes and Variations, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the “Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema” series. Rutgers University Press.
  • 2005. Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge. (Primary editor.)
  • 2002. Impossible Bodies: Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies. London and New York: Routledge.
  • 1997. Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary, ed. Chris Holmlund and Cynthia Fuchs. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. (Primary editor.)

Articles published in refereed journals since 2000 (full list available on request):

  • 2010. “Jackie Chan and the Art of Aging in Transnational Action.” Celebrity 1.1: 96-112.
    2005. “Wham! Bam! Pam!: Pam Grier as Hot Action Babe and Cool Action Mama.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 22.2: 97-112.
    2005. “Postfeminism from A to G.” Cinema Journal 44.2 (Winter): 116-121.
    2003. “Pippi and Her Pals: Mediating National Past-Times for Swedish Kids.” Cinema Journal 42.2 (Winter): 3-24.

Translation:

  • 2007. Astrid Söderberg Widding. “A Cabinet for Everyday Wonders.” Framework 48.2 (Fall 2007): 149-153.

Contributions to edited volumes since 2000 (full list available on request):

  • 2014. “Introduction: Presenting Stallone/Stallone Presents.” In The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press.
  • 2014. “Adventures in Acting: Stallone the Performer.” In The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press.
  • 2012. “Niche Actors and Acting Gay.” In Screen Acting, Theory, and Philosophy, ed. Aaron Taylor. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 210-226.
  • 2010. “Sigourney Weaver: Woman Warrior, Working Girl.” In Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s, ed. Robert Eberwein, New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 139-159.
  • 2010. “Jackie Chan and the Art of Aging in Transnational Action.” Celebrity 1.1: 96-112.
  • 2009. “Campion-Keitel Connections: ‘We Are the Piano.’” In Jane Campion: Cinema, Nation, Identity, ed. Hilary Radner, Alistair Fox and Irène Bessière. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, pp. 55-73.
  • 2008. “Introduction.” In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the “Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema” series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 1-23.
  • 2008. “1999: Movies and Millennial ‘Masculinity.’” In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the “Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema” series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 225-248.
  • 2008. “1990s Timeline.” In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the “Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema” series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. ix-xiii.
  • 2007. “Contemporary Stardom.” In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 131-132.
  • 2007. “Arnold Schwarzenegger.” In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 132-133.
  • 2007. “Whoopi Goldberg.” In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 133-134.
  • 2007. “George Clooney.” In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, p. 135.
  • 2007. “Gunvor Nelson: Excavating Visual Fields, Layering Audial Frames.” In Avant-garde Women Filmmakers, ed. Robin Blaetz. Durham and London: Duke University Press, pp. 67-87.
  • 2006. “Dolph Lundgren.” Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood, ed. Ginette Vincendeau and Alastair Phillips, London: BFI, pp. 346-347.
  • 2006. “Jean-Claude van Damme.” Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood, ed. Ginette Vincendeau and Alastair Phillips, London: BFI, pp. 457-458.
  • 2005. “Nelly Kaplan.” France and the Americas: Culture, History, Politics, ed. Bill Marshall. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. Vol. 2., pp. 639-640.
  • 2005. “Introduction.” In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 1-19.
  • 2005. “Generation Q's ABCs: 1990s Queer Kid Indie Features.” In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 177-191.
  • 2005. “Introduction to ‘Critical Formations.’” In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 23-26.
  • 2004. “Contemporary Europeans in Action.” In Action Reader, ed. Yvonne Tasker. London and New York, Routledge, pp. 284-296.

Contracted work in progress:

Books:
Female Trouble. Queer Classics Series, Arsenal Pulp Press (Vancouver.)
Being John Malkovich. Edinburgh University Press.

Essays:
"Casing American 'Indie' Acting." In A Companion to American Indie Film, ed. Geoff King. Wiley-Blackwell.
"Women Directors and Their Muses." In Indie Reframed, ed. Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber. Edinburgh University Press.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS since 2000:

International:

  • 2012. Keynote presentation. "Brand Arnold: In Transition, In Place." Celebrity Studies Inaugural Conference. Deakin University. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2010. Keynote presentation. "Sylvester Stallone: Acting in Action." Screen conference centered on Screen Performance. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • 2008. Plenary Speaker. “Jackie Chan: The Art of Aging in Transnational Action.” Remapping Cinema, Remaking History XIV Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand. University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • 2008. “The Shifting Shapes of Stars in Action.” U.S./Brazil colloquium on “Global Spaces and Borders: Towards Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication.” Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2006. “Campion-Keitel Connections, a.k.a. ‘We Are the Piano.’” Research Colloquium “Cinema, Nation, Identity: Jane Campion.” University of Otago. New Zealand.
  • 2006. “Action and Desire.” Week-long seminar. University of Zaragoza. Spain.
  • 2006. “From the Local to the Global: Dolly Parton’s Films and Fans.” University of Zaragoza. Spain.
  • 2004. “Gender and Race in Action: The Case of Pam Grier.” Brock University. Canada.

National and Regional:

  • 2014. Invited presentation. "Romance Conventions, Cusack Style." University of California-Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.
  • 2010. Invited presentation. “Jackie Chan in Action.” Rhodes College. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2009. Invited presentation. “Sylvester Stallone: Adventures in Acting.” Smith College. Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • 2009. Keynote presentation. “Stardom and Aging.” Midwest Undergraduate Film Conference. Notre Dame University. Southbend, Indiana.
  • 2007. “Queer Turns: Supporting Performances in 1999’s Independent Films.” University of Maryland Women’s Studies Department & School of Languages, Literatures & Culture. College Park, Maryland.
  • 2003. “Pam Grier in Action.” Columbia Film Seminar. New York, New York.
  • 2002. “Heeeere's Dolly!” Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2001. “New Queer Kids on the Indie Feature Block.” Persistent Vision Conference. San Francisco.
  • 2001. “Queering Youth in Independent Films and Experimental Shorts.” Clark University. Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 2000. “Clint at Seventy: Old Age and Western Frontiers.” Keynote presentation at the College English Association. Charleston, South Carolina.

Honors, Offices, Boards and Committees

Academic Honors:

  • 2015. Hedda Andersson Research Professor. University of Lund. Lund, Sweden.
  • 2014. Neilson Research Professor. Smith College. Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • 2011-2016. Arts and Science Excellence Professor. University of Tennessee.

National/International Offices Held (since 2000):

  • 2013-2015. Past President. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2011-2013. President. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2009-2011. President-Elect. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2011. Conference Committee Program Chair. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2009-2011. Board Liaison to Scholarly Interest Groups and Caucuses of Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2005. Chair. Nominating Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2002-2010. Chair or co-chair of SCMS French and Francophone Scholarly Interest Group and liaison to AFECCAV.
  • 2001. Chair. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.
  • 2000. Secretary. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.

National/International Editorial Boards and Committees (since 2000):


Editorial Boards:

  • 2014-. Editorial Board. Atlantis. Revista de la Asociacioón Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos.
  • 2012-. Editorial Board. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.
  • 2012-. Editorial Board. Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.
  • 2008-. Editorial Board. Celebrity Studies.
  • 2000-2002. Editorial Board. Studies in New Zealand Culture. Kakapo Books.

Committees:

  • 2014-2015. Program Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2009-2010. Program Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2007-2008. Committee 26 (Communication, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies). Canadian Social Studies and Humanities Research Council. Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2004. Nominating Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 1999-2004. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.
  • 1999-2002. Executive Council. Society for Cinema Studies.
  • 1999-2001. Program Committee. Society for Cinema Studies.
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Douja MameloukDouja Mamelouk

Assistant Professor
1114 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Mail Stop: 701 McClung Tower
Phone: 974-0585
Email: dmamelou@utk.edu

  • Georgetown Univeristy, Ph.D. Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics (2010)
  • The American University of Cairo, MA in Middle Eastern Studies (2000)
  • Willamette University, BA Political Science and French Literature (1998)
  • Arab Women Writers and Film Makers: From Erotica to Madness
  • A Survery of Franco-Arab Literature of the Arab World
  • French composition and grammar
  • Global Texts and Cultures: Contemporary Arab Realities in Literature and Cinema
  • Malaise in Maghrebi Francophone Literature
  • The Arab Spring in Literature: From Silence to Uproar
  • French and Francophone Women Writers: Mothers and Daughters
  • Cultures and Literatures of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Middle Eastern and North African Cinema
  • Spoken Arabic: Egyptian Dialect
  • Third Year Conversational Arabic
  • Third Year Media Arabic
  • Advanced Arabic for Graduate Students
  • Arabic 101/102/201/202/301/302)
  • "Pre-Revolutionary Discontent in a Tunisian Woman's Novel: Massaouda Boubakr's Laylat al-Ghiyab." (Under review)
  • "Temimi, Abdel Jelil," Dictionary of African Biography, Oxford University Press. January 2012.
    "The Monster's Pretty Face," translation of short story by Tunisian writer Amel Mokhtar. (Under review – e-fiction online journal)
  • Current research article: "Ali Du'aji and al-'alam al'adabi: A Voice of the Tunisian Avant-Garde in Colonial Tunisia."
  • Monograph project: "Framing Gazes, Shifting Masculinities in the Works of Three Tunisian Women Writers" (to be published in 2015-2016)
  • Arab Uprisings series, George Mason University, Washington D.C., Nov. 21, 2011. "From Dictatorship to Constituent Assembly: What Comes After the October Elections in Tunisia." (honorarium /expenses paid)
  • Towards a Democratic Middle East, George Washington University, Washington D.C., Sept. 17, 2011. "Post-Revolutionary Tunisia: The Stumbling Steps toward Democracy." (honorarium/expenses paid)
    Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbYZD-UXANU
    English http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/18/167437.html
    Arabic http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/18/167422.html
  • Mapping and Remapping the Tunisian Revolution, The G.E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA, May 20, 2011.
    "From Dictatorship to Revolution: Women, the Veil and Tunisian Identity." (Honorarium/expenses paid for)
  • Arabic Language Flagship Program, U. of Maryland, College Park, MD, July 2009.
    "Are Arab Societies Matriarchal or Patriarchal?" (Honorarium/expenses paid for)
  • US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD, July 2009.
    "Tunisian Women Novelists Gaze at Men." (Honorarium/expenses paid for)
  • MESA, Denver, CO, 17-21 November 2012
    "Ali Du'aji and al-'alam al-adabi: A voice of the Tunisian Avant-Garde Under Colonial Rule" (Presented)
    "Tunisia's Forgotten Avant-Garde" (Organized Panel)
  • Dissenting Voices: Mapping and Remapping the Tunisian Revolution, Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., Dec. 02, 2011. "The Changing Face of Tunisian Masculinity: From Fear to Dignity."
  • East Meets West, Virginia Military Institute, March 2011.
    "Making the Two One: The Shifting Boundaries of Language in Two Tunisian Women's Novels"
  • MESA, Washington, DC, November 22-25, 2008.
    "Tunisian Women Return the Gaze: A New Man Emerges."
  • CEMAT, Tunis, Tunisia. May 17, 2008.
    "The Gaze of Tunisian Women Novelists on Men, 1983-2007."
  • Workshop on Rarely-Taught Languages, Center for Applied Linguistics, University of Maryland, May 2002
  • Sustainable Development Strategies Institute, University of the Middle East,
    Casablanca, Morocco, summer 2000
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Mary McAlpinMary McAlpin

Professor and Associate Department Head
610A McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6097
E-Mail: mmcalpin@utk.edu

Major Field

18th-century French literature and culture

Research Interests

The Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the history of medicine, and gender theory

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994

Books

  • “Health and the Eighteenth-Century French Woman: A History of Decline,” in Women, Gender and Disease in Eighteenth-Century England and France (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014): 45-65.
  • “‘Accablé de tant de vêtements’: Climat et désir dans les Lettres persanes,” in Etudes sur les Lettres persanes, ed. Philip Stewart (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013), 69-93.
  • Female Sexuality and Cultural Degradation in Enlightenment France: Medicine and Literature (Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, June 2012), 195 pp.
  • Gender, Authenticity, and the Missive Letter in Eighteenth-Century France: Marie-Anne de La Tour and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2006), 250 pp.

Articles

  • "The Virtues of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Marital Infidelity in Marie-Jeanne Roland's Private Memoirs (1795)," Journal of the History of Sexuality 21.1 (January 2012): 16-38
  • "Innocence of Experience: Rousseau on Puberty in the State of Civilization," Journal of the History of Ideas 71.2 (April 2010): 241-261
  • "The Rape of Cécile and the Triumph of Love in the Liaisons dangereuses," Eighteenth-Century Studies 43.1 (2009): 1-19
  • "Gender and Sex in the Enlightenment," Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, vol. 2, Ed. Fedwa Malti-Douglas (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007), 463-4
  • "Julie's Breasts, Julie's Scars: Physiology and Character in La Nouvelle Héloïse," Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 36 (March 2007): 1-20
  • "Utopia in the Seraglio: Feminist Hermeneutics and Montesquieu's Lettres persanes," Gender and Utopia in the Eighteenth Century, Eds. Nicole Pohl and Brenda Tooley (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2007): 87-106
  • "Goethe's Number-One Fan: A Neo-Feminist Reading of Bettina Brentano-von Arnim, with Balzac and Kundera," Comparative Literature: Journal of the American Comparative Literature Association 57.4 (Fall 2005): 294-311
  • "Religion in Diderot's La Religieuse," XVIII New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 2.1 (Spring 2005): 3-15
  • "Julien Offroy de La Mettrie," Dictionary of Literary Biography, "The French Enlightenment, I," Ed. Samia I. Spencer (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2005): 293-297
  • "Marie-Charlotte-Pauline Robert de Lézardière," Dictionary of Literary Biography, "The French Enlightenment, I," Ed. Samia I. Spencer (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2005): 317-321
  • "Louis Sébastien Mercier," Dictionary of Literary Biography, "The French Enlightenment, II," Ed. Samia I. Spencer (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2005): 317-321
  • "Historical Autobiography: The Mémoires de Mme Roland," Romance Quarterly 47.1 (Winter 2000): 3-17
  • "Between Men for All Eternity: Feminocentrism in the Lettres persanes," Eighteenth-Century Life 24.1 (Winter 2000): 45-61
  • "Poststructuralist Feminism and the Imaginary Woman Writer: The Lettres portugaises," Romanic Review 90.1 (January 2000): 27-44
  • "Adélaïde-Gillette Billet Dufrénoy," Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature, Ed. Eva Martin Sartori (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999): 165
  • "Anne Pauline Léon," Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature, Ed. Eva Martin Sartori (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999): 315-6<
  • "Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson de Pompadour," Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature, Ed. Eva Martin Sartori (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999): 423-4<
  • "Alexandre Dumas (père)," Encyclopedia of the Novel, Ed. Paul E. Schellinger (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998): 208-9
  • "Julie Responds to St. Preux: Marie-Anne de La Tour's Letters to Rousseau," Women in French Studies 5 (1997): 135-148
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Anne-Hélène MillerAnne-Hélène Miller

Assistant Professor
1110 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-9136
Email: ahm@utk.edu

  • PhD, French Studies, University of Washington 2007.
  • D.E.A, Littérature et Culture au Seuil de la Modernité 1300-1650, Université de Genève, 2002

Major Field

Medieval and Sixteenth-Century French Language and Literature.

Research Interests

History of French, Humanism, Translation Studies, Theories of Authorship, Lineage, Nationhood, Post-Colonial Theory, Urban Studies

Articles

  • “Urban Encomia revisited in Fourteenth-Century Paris: Poetics of Translation, Universality, and the Pilgrim City.” Viator 45. n.3. Los Angeles, 2014.
  • “Guillaume de Machaut and the Forms of Pre-Humanism in Fourteenth-Century France.” A Brill Companion to Guillaume Machaut – An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Master. Edited by Deborah McGrady and Jennifer Bain. Leiden, 2012. 72-95.
  • “Nature and Authorship in Brunetto Latini and Guillaume de Machaut.” Nottingham Medieval Studies 54. Edited by Joanna Barrow and Julia Martin. Brepols:Turnhout, 2010. 93-112.
  • “Mécénat féminin, co-écriture et autorité au seuil de la Renaissance.” Cooperation and Competition in Communities of Women. Women in French: Special Issue. Edited by Julia Simms Holderness and Laurence Porter, 2010. 34-45.
  • “Du Lieu de Plaisance à Paris: L’avanture politique du poète dans Le Songe dou Vergier de 1378.” Le Moyen français 59. Montréal, 2006 (2008). 221-234.
  • ‟Rome et la dissociation du moi poétique dans Songe de Joachim du Bellay: phénomènes de construction et de destruction.” Romance Review. Boston, 2000. 67-77.

Editions

  • French Across Borders: Cultural and Political Exchanges (1200-1600), Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Volume 39.2 Winter 2013. “Introduction: Across Borders, across the Channel.” 55-57.

Case-Studies

  • “Saint Augustine’s Influential Writings: Christian Doctrine and City of God.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “Gregory of Tours: Chronicler of Merovingian Times.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “Court Culture and Patronage in the Twelfth-Century.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “A Summit of Thirteenth-Century Scholasticism: Thomas Aquinas’ Theological Sum.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “Thirteenth-Century Courtly Literature: The Romance of the Rose.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “The Albingensian Crusade: The Song of the Crusade.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.
  • “Two views of Fortune in the Fourteenth-Century: Guillaume de Machaut and Francesco Petrarch.” Tapestry of Ages: A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Medieval Studies. General Editor Kevin Moll. Boston: Pearson Editions, 2015.

Other contributions

  • Moralized Ovid (Ovide moralisé): The First English Annotated Translation. General Editor Sarah Jane Murray. Contributions to Book 8 (2012) and Book 12 (2014). Baylor: Baylor University Press, 2015. Funded by NEH Grant
  • Eustache Deschamps, Mirror of Marriage (Miroir de Mariage). Bilingual Edition. General Editor Deborah Sinnreich-Levi and Ian Laurie. Collaborator: R. Barton Palmer. Medieval Institute Publications. Western Michigan University, 2015. Funded by NEH grant

Works in progress

  • Vernacular Identities and Political Boundaries in the Later Medieval Francophone World (manuscript)
  • The Dream-vision of the Old Pilgrim of Philippe de Mézières: The First Complete Annotated English Translation. Co-editor R.Barton Palmer (translation)
  • The Dream-Vision Project: A Digital Resource for Philippe de Mézières (digital project)
  • “Teaching Literature and Humanities in Fourteenth-Century Cultural Contexts” (article)
  • “Paris as the City of Migratory Encounters Through Art, Literature, and Films: Pedagogical Perspectives” (essay-article)
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John B. RomeiserJohn B. Romeiser

Professor
608 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-7602
E-Mail: jromeise@utk.edu

Major Fields

20th-century French literature, culture, and history

Research Interests

Twentieth-century French literature, culture, and history, especially during the interwar years, 1919-1939. He has a special interest in the interplay between historical events and their literary depictions. In addition, he has published essays and books on front-line journalism during both the Spanish Civil War and World War II.

Along with Karen Levy, he served as co-editor of the Revue André Malraux Review and co-director of the Normandy Scholars Program for over a decade. He continues to advise students and work with the Language and World Business program.

He founded the UT in Paris program in 2005 and has led over 150 students on home stay, study abroad experiences for a total of eight years.

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1975
John B. Romeiser is Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Books include Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater, 1942-1945 (New York: Fordham University Press, 2004), an edited compilation of Don Whitehead’s World War II reporting for the Associated Press, and Combat Reporter: Don Whitehead’s World War II Diary and Memoirs (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006).
He has published extensively on the impact of war on journalism and literature as well as on André Malraux, including a monograph and an annotated bibliography, André Malraux: A Reference Guide, 1940-1990 (New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1994).
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Awa SarrAwa Sarr

Assistant Professor
603 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6995
E-Mail: asarr@utk.edu

Major Field

Francophone African Literature

Research Interests

Francophone Literature; Sociology of Francophone African Literature, Colonial and Postcolonial Theories and Movements, Women's writing

  • Ph.D; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • Au-delà du miroir: Réalisme-utopie et problématique de l’immigration dans Douceurs du bercail d’Aminata Sow Fall.” Nouvelles Etudes Francophones 28.1: (2014): 133-144.
  • “World-Identity in a Globalized World: What Role(s) for Francophone African Novelists?" Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity. A.Murdoch and Z.Fagyal (eds), Cambridge Scholars Press, (2013): 187-197.
  • "Plagiat, négriat littéraire et institution littéraire." Stealing the Fire : Adaptation, Appropriation, Plagiarism, Hoax in French and Francophone Literature and Film, James Day (ed.), French Literature Series 37 (2010): 17-25.
  • "La littérature-monde: un désir de nom." Littérature-monde en français: the literary politics of twenty-first-century France, Kamal Salhi (ed.), International Journal of Francophone Studies 12.2/3 (2009): 463-469.
  • "Mères exigeantes, filles rebelles: une lutte peut en cacher une autre." Tropos 34 (2008): 91-102.
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Florence Abad-TurnerFlorence Abad-Turner

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
607 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-7000
E-Mail: fabadtur@utk.edu

I received a bachelor degree in Chinese language and Civilization at the University of Bordeaux III, France and a Master of Arts in French Literature at the University of TN. I am a licensed teacher and taught Spanish and French in high school for 5 years.  I am currently teaching French at UT from first year to third year and I am a Senior Lecturer. I also organize the French Films Series that takes place every semester.  I have presented at the TFLTA about the first year hybrid class. I am mainly interested in created new curricula and activities online. I have an interest in film, cultural and francophone studies.  I speak Spanish as well as Italian.

  • Teaching certification K-12 (French & Spanish), University of Tennessee, 1998
  • M.A. in French Literature, University of Tennessee, 1995
  • Bachelor of Chinese Language and Civilization, Univ. of Bordeaux III, France 1991
  • Baccalaureate, France 1987
  • 2003 - Present: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
  • 1997: Instructor in French and Italian
  • 1993 - 1994: Graduate assistant
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Katherine BevinsKatherine Bevins

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
First Year Course Manager
26D Alumni Memorial Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: knelso13@utk.edu

  • M.A. in French, University of Tennessee 2012
  • B.A. in French and Youth Ministry, King College, 2010

Katherine hails from the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, where she completed her B.A. with a double major in French and Youth Ministry at King College in Bristol, TN. She then received her M.A. in French Literature from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. During graduate school, she also completed a three-month internship in Normandy with the Jacques Lefevre Institute. Her thesis Is it really all downhill after Puberty?; The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition – A review of the literature compiles the results from studies that have been conducted in the last 10 years over the critical period hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition. For the past three years, she has been working on hybrid course development in the 100-level French language program.

  • 2012-Present, Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
  • 2011-2012 – Graduate Teaching Assistant

Is it really all downhill after Puberty?; The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition – A review of the literature

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Susan EdmundsonSusan Edmundson

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
609 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-7002
E-Mail: sedmund2@utk.edu

  • Ph.D. in French Civilization, New York University, 1995
  • B.A. in French Studies, Northwestern University, 1987

I grew up in Chicago and attended Northwestern University. After completing my doctoral dissertation entitled Aesthetics and Politics: Film Culture and the Extreme Right in France 1930-1944 at New York University, I moved with my husband to Knoxville. I have been at the University of Tennessee for 17 years and have taught courses at all levels, from the 100 level through the 400 level. My main interests are cultural and political history, contemporary French culture, and online teaching and assessment.

  • What Works: Activities for First Year French Hybrid Courses at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers’ Association Conference, Cool Springs Tennessee, November 3, 2012.
  • 1997 - Present: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
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Margaret KenemanMargaret Keneman

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
607 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 974-7000
Email: mkenema@utk.edu

 I received my Ph.D. in French and Educational Studies from Emory University in August 2013.  My research interests include second and foreign language pedagogy, literacy, and 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literature. Specifically, my dissertation entitled “Poetry, Politics, and Pedagogy: Defining and Developing Critical Literacies in Intermediate-Level College French” brought slam poetry and political discourse into the French classroom and explored the effects of a critical literacies pedagogical approach on students’ development of a multilingual voice as they studied French as a foreign language. As a teacher, I strongly believe in the power of dialogue and and inquiry, and I encourage my students to think critically about the world in which they live.

  • Ph.D. in French and Educational Studies, Emory University, 2013
  • B.A. in French and English, Clemson University, 2006
  • 2014-present: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, University of Tennessee
  • 2013-2014: Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Emory University
  • Summer, 2011, 2012, 2013: Program and Teaching Assistant, Emory University French Studies Program in Paris
  • 2007-2013: Graduate Teaching Assistant of French, Emory University
  • 2006-2007: Teaching Assistant of English, Lycée and Collège Jean Monnet, Strasbourg, France

 

  • Keneman, M. (in progress). Critical literacies: An alternative learning construct and pedagogical approach for the FL classroom.
  • Keneman, M. (submitted). “I am not a tourist, I have a voice”: Using slam poetry to foster L2 critical literacies development. Integrating the Arts: Creative Thinking about FL Curricula and Language Program Direction. AAUSC Volume 2015.

 

  • Keneman, M. & Maxim, H. (November, 2013). Le Slam français: A procedural approach to L2 critical literacies development. Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) convention. Orlando, FL.
  • Keneman, M. (February, 2012). Teaching French at Emory: A look at French Graduate Student Instruction.  Invited speaker at the French Department’s Graduate Student Colloquium. Emory University.
  • Keneman, M. (September, 2011). Grammar, Story-Based Instruction, and the Effects of a Guided Inductive Versus a Deductive Instructional Approach. Paper presented at the French Department’s FERA Graduate Luncheon Series. Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Keneman, M. (April, 2011). Teaching Grammar Through Interactive Story-Based Instruction. Paper presented at the Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology (NEALLT) Conference. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Keneman, M., Piot, S., & Engelhard, G. (April, 2010). Perennial Problems in the Assessment of Communicative Competence in a Second Language: A Rasch Perspective. Paper presented at the International Objective Measurement Workshop. University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO.
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Nicole WallenbrockNicole Wallenbrock

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
701 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 974-2311
Email: nwallenb@utk.edu

Beth Wallenbrock received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College and both her Masters and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She studies how films depict the complicated relationship of France to North Africa. Nicole's French language classes incorporate current events and contemporary Francophone cultures.

  • “An apology for French torturers: L'ennemi intime”, in Mark de Valk ed. Screening the Tortured Body: Cinema as scaffold. Palgrave Macmillan, London (Forthcoming 2014).
  • “Annie Girardot: votre cousine, votre tontine, votre maman, votre fiancée” and “Sylvie Testud: Pas typique” in Michael Abécassis ed.  Portraits d’artistes. Phaeton (Forthcoming  2014).
  • “The Ideal Immigrant is a Child: Michou d’Auber and the Politics of Immigration in France”, in Andrew Scahill and Debbie Olson eds. Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Lexington Books, June 2012, pp. 123-151.
  • “Awakening from the Algerian War: Mon colonel.”The French Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, October 2011, pp. 92-100.
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Laurent ZuninoLaurent Zunino

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
26C Alumni Memorial Bldg
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6495
E-Mail: lzunino@utk.edu


Laurent Zunino is a Lecturer in French studies. He supports the development of French and Francophone culture and languages through extracurricular activities such as the French Immersion Weekend Program, the UT International Festival, and the MFLL Soccer Tournament. He teaches undergraduate language classes levels 100-300.

He is also President of the Alliance Française of Knoxville (www.afknoxville.org).

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Unlock Students’ Potential: Increasing Language Proficiency through Immersion Weekend (Intellectbase International Consortium, Nashville, May 2013)
  • M.A in French, University of Tennessee, 2011
  • B.A. in French, University of Tennessee, 2009
  • B.A. in Forestry, from the Centre Arradon in Bretagne, 1997
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Falone DomleFalone Domle

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6014
E-Mail: fdomleji@utk.edu

Falone earned her B.A from the University of Dschang Cameroon and is a new GTA student of the University of Tennessee Knoxville; Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature. Her passion is examining identity, sociological and political questions in contemporary literary novels more specifically novels from Sub-Saharan Africa and Maghreb. Her research interests focus now on general problems faced by African and Maghreb contemporary writers. She also seeks to understand how identity running as globalization desire can stay intact and natural. Her other interest is working for NGO and others social organizations. Outside of the Academic and social concerns, she enjoys spending time with his relatives and friend, watching movies, the European Champions League of Football and cooking.

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Beatrice FlamenbaumBéatrice Flamenbaum

Graduate Teaching Associate in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-1674
E-Mail: bflamenb@utk.edu

Béatrice Flamenbaum is originally from Lille, in the North of France. She earned her two Masters from the University of Lille, one in Theater and the Arts, the other in English Literature and Cinema. She has taught as a French Instructor at the University of Bloomington in Indiana, at St Aloysius College, a boys-only state school and Mount Carmel, secondary school for girls in London, Great Britain. Before going back to her studies, she also worked for a theater company, “Théâtre K”, in France, and for the regional newspaper “La Voix du Nord” in Lille. Béatrice was a tai chi instructor for 6 years in France, with Louis Mortelecque and the National Federation of Tai Chi Chuan. Her work with UT led her to teach French hybrid classes, and to start a PhD in French cinema, while she is currently finishing a Ph.D. in American cinema with the University of Lille. Her academic interests include French and American cinema, literature, theater and pedagogy. She is also involved in activities such as the Immersion Weekend and the International Week with UT, which enhances students’ cultural knowledge of France and allows them to be fully immersed in a French-speaking environment.

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Lavinia HornerLavinia Horner

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: lhorner4@utk.edu

I am a graduate from Vasile Goldis University – Romania, Europe – with a B.A. in English and History. Before relocating to the United States, I used to teach English and French as second languages in my hometown. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope that I can use everything that I have learned to help my students master foreign languages. Currently, I am a GTA in the French M.A. program and I am working on my M.A. thesis “La relativité de la perception dans les œuvres d’Albert Cossery”. After getting my M.A. degree, I would like to also pursue a Ph.D. in French literature and Linguistics at the University of Tennessee. Starting September 2013, I will be responsible for teaching the “Langage café” sessions to our undergraduate students, and I am looking forward to this new adventure.

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Gerard KeubeungGérard Keubeung

Graduate Teaching Associate in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: gkeubeun@utk.edu

Gérard Keubeung is a current Ph.D. student. He completed a Master in French at the Romance Languages department of the University of Oregon. He holds a Maîtrise in French at the University of Yaoundé I and the High School teacher degree at the École Normale Supérieure du Cameroun. He is the author of « Spectres de l’exil et de l’immigration: espaces et identités problématiques chez JMG Le Clézio et JR Essomba », a chapter in the volume entitled Exils et Migrations postcoloniales. His areas of research interests include postcolonial studies, migrations studies and the question of identity in contemporary France.

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Joanna MerkelJoanna Merkel

Graduate Teaching Associate in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: jmerkel1@utk.edu

Joanna Merkel is from Strasbourg in France. She got her B.A. in History from the University of Avignon and her M.A. (judicial and familial history in the Duchy of Lorraine in the 16th and 17th centuries) in History from the University of Strasbourg. In 2010-2011, she taught French conversation classes in Canterbury in a high school and in 2011-2012, she was the recipient of a Fulbright grant at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. There, she led the French club, taught three different levels of French language and had the opportunity to be an interpreter during a Civil Society Forum at the United Nations in New York City. Currently, she is in her second year in the Ph.D. program at UTK and she teaches intermediate French. Her research interests include 20th century French and Maghreb literature. In her free time, she enjoys travelling (especially in Spain), learning foreign languages and reading about French royal mistresses.

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Carrie PagelsCarrie Pagels

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 803-8883
E-Mail: ayansane@utk.edu

Of Senegalese and Guinean descent, Dr. Yansané came to UT after a long journey. He completed a BA in Language and World Business (LWB) at UT, focusing on French and then enrolled in the MA program in French. He pursued with a PhD, which he obtained in 2013.

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Nicolas PortugalNicolas Portugal

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: nportuga@utk.edu

Nicolas Portugal is originally from Lille, France. He received his B.A. in Anglo-American literatures, cultures and languages and M.A. in American literature from the university of Lille 3, France. His field of research is related to the notion of challenged identity in the city or in nature in Paul Auster or Margaret Laurence’s works. His M.A. thesis is entitled “Identity of territory and territory of identity in Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners.” He is fascinated in the way identity can be created and deconstructed through literary devices and fiction. In 2011 he began teaching English in high school and at university in France as a substitute teacher. Nicolas also organizes “French-Speaking Tables” for the students studying French at UTK.

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Bailey WampBailey Wamp

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French and Francophone Studies
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: bwamp@utk.edu

I was born and raised in East Tennessee, and feel fortunate to hail from the beautiful city of Chattanooga. In December of 2012, I received a B.A. in French with an International Business concentration from the University of Tennessee, having completed my undergraduate coursework with UT’s Language & World Business program. I am excited to be back at UT as an M.A. student and teaching assistant, and am particularly interested in 18th century French literature. Outside of school, I take great joy in practicing and teaching yoga.

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