Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures


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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 Chair of the French/Francophone Studies Program
Phone: 235-1602
Email: sd@utk.edu


Les EssifEssif, Les

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


Christine HolmlundHolmlund, Christine

Professor
Phone: 974-6994
Email: cholmlun@utk.edu


Douja MameloukMamelouk, Douja

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


Mary McAlpinMcAlpin, Mary

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


Awa SarrSarr, Awa

Assistant Professor
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
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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. (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. “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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Christine HolmlundChristine Holmlund

Professor
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

Chris Holmlund is President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Excellence Professor of Cinema Studies, Women's Studies and French at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of Impossible Bodies (Routledge, 2002), editor of American Cinema of the 1990s (Rutgers University Press, 2008), co-editor (with Justin Wyatt) of Contemporary American Independent Film (Routledge, 2005) and (with Cynthia Fuchs) of Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary (Minnesota University Press, 1997). A fourth anthology, The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, is forthcoming 2013 with Columbia University Press/Wallflower. She is working on Stars in Action (BFI), Female Trouble (Arsenal Pulp Press), and Being John Malkovich (Edinburgh University Press). She has additionally published numerous articles and essays on experimental, documentary, and mainstream films made in Canada, Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.

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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
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

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

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994

Books

  • 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
  • "African Writers and 'la littérature-monde:' the Quest for a Name." (Forthcoming)
  • "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

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
26D Alumni Memorial Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-6014
E-Mail: knelso13@utk.edu

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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
  • 1997 - Present: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
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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).

Conferences

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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