Associate Professor of French, Program Chair of Comparative Literary Studies

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Office: KEI 115

Education

2007                 Ph.D., Department of French, New York University

2000                 Certificate in French Civilization, Institute of French Studies, NYU

1998                  M.A., Department of French, NYU (in Paris)

1995                   B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

1993-94           Wellesley College Academic-Year Program, Aix-en-Provence, France

Publications 

Co-edited Volumes:

Sarraute, Nathalie. Lettres d’Amérique. Co-edited with Olivier Wagner. Paris: Gallimard, 2017.

Essays in Books:

“Facteurs décisifs dans la collaboration entre la BBC et les Nouveaux Romanciers,” in Aventures radiophoniques du Nouveau Roman, ed. Pierre-Marie Héron, Françoise Joly, Annie Pibarot. Presses universitaires de Rennes. Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Refereed Articles:

“Barbara Bray, A Champion of French New Novelists on British Radio,” The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media. Forthcoming fall 2017.

“Simone de Beauvoir and Nathalie Sarraute’s Epistolary Accounts of Discovering America,” Women in French Studies. Forthcoming special issue 2017.

“Voicing the Pre-Vocal: Nathalie Sarraute’s Foray into Radio Drama,” Cultural Critique 91 (Special Issue: Comparative Radios) October 2015.

"'C'est une cata': Questions of Translatability in Nathalie Sarraute's Ouvrez," French Forum 38.3 (Fall 2013).

Professional Papers 

“Robert Pinget’s Autour de Mortin : From the Page to the Airwaves to the Stage to the Small Screen,” ACLA, Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017.

“Robert Pinget’s Autour de Mortin: Possibilities and Limits of the Radio Interview,” NeMLA, Baltimore, MD, March 24, 2017.

“The American Journeys of Simone de Beauvoir and Nathalie Sarraute: Opportunities for Re-centering,” Women in French, Gettysburg College, June 9-11, 2016.

“Radio Transmissions and French New Novelists: Passages Between the Printed Page and the Air Waves,” 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, St Louis, MO, March, 2016.

“Facteurs décisifs dans la collaboration entre la BBC et les Nouveaux Romanciers,” Aventures radiophoniques du Nouveau Roman, Montpellier, France, November, 2015. 

“How to Open Up Ouvrez: Considerations of the Translatability of Nathalie Sarraute’s Final Text,” ACLA, New York, March 20-23, 2014.

“Voices, Silences and Absences: Robert Pinget’s Autour de Mortin and Nathalie Sarraute’s Le Silence,” 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Atlanta, GA, March 28-30, 2013.

Session organizer of “French Literature and/on the Radio” and participant: “Robert Pinget's Radiophonic Plays: A Forceful Argument for an ‘Ecole de l'oreille’,” NeMLA, Boston, MA, March, 2013.

“Lost in Translation?: Questions of Hybridity and Translatability in Nathalie Sarraute's Ouvrez,” 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach, CA, March 29-31, 2012.

“Acts of Transgression in Nathalie Sarraute's Enfance and Marguerite Duras's L'Amant,” NeMLA, Rochester, NY, March 16-18, 2012.

“Meurtre hors scène?  Le rôle de la violence et du silence dans Elle est là de Nathalie Sarraute,” Congrès CIEF, Montréal, June 27-July 4, 2010.

Co-chair and participant on panel entitled “New Orleans: Jazz, Creole Culture and Francophone Literature,” ACLA, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010.

“Voicing the Pre-Vocal: How Radio Influenced Nathalie Sarraute’s Literary Career,” ACLA, Harvard University, March, 2009.

“Nathalie Sarraute and Her Theater: An Exception, a Culmination or a Continuation?,” 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Texas A&M, March, 2007.

“Staging Tropisms: Approaches to Nathalie Sarraute’s Theater,” Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 2007.

“Nationalité immigré(e)? La question identitaire dans des textes littéraires et sociologiques beurs, ” New York University French Department Graduate Student Conference, April 2001.      

“Formes d’expression de soi et stratégies réconciliatrices dans des textes de Leila Sebbar, Sakinna Boukhedenna et Tassadit Imache,” Brown University French Graduate Student Conference, April 2001.