Laboratoire BABEL

EA 2649
Langages, littératures, civilisations et sociétés

Evelyne BORNIER

Evelyne M. Bornier

1260 Redfern Place

Auburn, AL 36830 – USA

Email : emb0026@auburn.edu

Phone: (225) 938-6118

Curriculum Vitae

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION:

  • Summer 1999 : Ph.D. in French, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Dissertation title : « Georges Henein, poète des marges ». 

Minors : Spanish Colonial Studies

                                                                      Comparative Literature

  • 1993 – 1994 : D.E.A.(Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies), Littérature Française et Comparée, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. 
  • 1992 – 1993 : Maîtrise ès Lettres Anglaises, Université de Franche-Comté.
  • 1991 – 1992Licence ès Lettres Anglaises, Université de Franche-Comté. 
  • 1989 – 1991 : D.E.U.G.Français et Langues Etrangères, Université de Franche-Comté.

Major Areas of Research Interest:

Francophone Literature and Civilization (especially the Maghreb, the Middle East, and Louisiana); 19thand 20thCentury French Literature and Civilization; Comparative Literature; French Film Studies, Business French, Translation, Service Learning, 19th Century British and American Poetry and Prose.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Experience (University Level):

  • Fall 2019 – Current : Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Undergraduate French Program Advisor and Coordinator, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Auburn University. 
  • Fall 2018 : Visiting Professor. Université de Toulon. Faculté Lettres & Sciences Humaines. Fall 2018.
  • Fall 2016 – Spring 2018 : Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Auburn University. 
  • Fall 2012 – Spring 2016 : Assistant Professor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Auburn University.
  • Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 : Instructor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Fall 2006 – Spring 2012 : Associate Professor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Southeastern Louisiana University. French program discontinued in 2010. All tenured faculty members in the program were dismissed. 
  • Spring 2001- Spring 2006 : Assistant Professor of French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Summer 1999 – Fall 2001 : Instructor of French, Department of French and Italian, Louisiana State University.
  • Spring 1998 – Fall 2000 : Instructor of French, Friends of French Studies at Louisiana State University, (Advanced Conversational French).
  • Fall 1996 – Spring 2000 : Instructor of French, Baton Rouge French Club (Literary Circle). 
  • Fall 1994 – Spring 1999 : French Teaching Assistant, Department of French and Italian, Louisiana State University.
  • 1992 – 1993 : Undergraduate Advisor, Faculté de Lettres et Sciences Humaines Département de Lettres Anglaises, Université de Franche-Comté.
  • 1988 – 1989 : English Training Program, Institut de Recherche et d’Education Permanente (I.R.E.P. 90), Belfort, France.

Teaching Experience (Elementary and High School Level):     

  • 2003 – Spring 2012 : Director – Service Learning Program in French (Hammond, LA) (Collaborative teaching effort between Southeastern Louisiana University French major students and local elementary schools)
  • 1998 – 1999 : French Instructor, Holy Family Catholic School, 335 North Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, LA 70767.
  • 1991 – 1992 : Teaching Assistant in French, Fernwood Comprehensive School, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 5EQ, United-Kingdom.
  • 1991 – 1992 : Teaching Assistant, Bilborough College, Bilborough Road, Nottingham NG8 4DQ, United-Kingdom.

AWARDS:

  • April 1997 : 1997 Louisiana State University Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • April 1996 : Outstanding  French Teaching AssistantAwardfor Excellence in Teaching, Department of French and Italian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 

OTHER AWARDS:

  • 1998-1999 : C.O.D.O.F.I.L. Scholarship1997-1998 scholarship renewed for exemplary academic work. 
  • 1997-1998 : C.O.D.O.F.I.L. Scholarship(C.O.D.O.F.I.L.: Council for the Development of French in Louisiana). Full university tuition waiver. C.O.D.O.F.I.L., 217 Rue Principale Ouest, Lafayette, Louisiane, 70501-6843, U.S.A.
  • April 1997 : Golden Key National Honor Society Award, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.  
  • 1993-1994 : Allocation de Recherche D.E.A., Faculté de Lettres, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon.
  • 1992-1993 : Allocation de Recherche (Maîtrise), Faculté de Lettres, Université de Franche-Comté.

COURSES TAUGHT: (non-exhaustive list)

All levels of French language and culture courses from first semester to advanced conversation and composition. French Cinema, Introduction to French Literature, French Literature, Francophone Literature, French Civilization, Francophone Civilization, Special Topics (“Les Beurs”, “Deconstructing Frenchness”, “La Guillotine à travers la littérature et le cinéma français”, La Littérature francophone de Louisiane), Service Learning, Business French, French for the Medical Professions, French Translation.

PUBLICATIONS:

SCHOLARLY BOOKS:

  • Suzanne Césaire, femme de l’ombre. In progress. Expected date of publication: Spring 2020.
  • Parcours Louisianais. In progress. Expected date of publication: Summer 2020.
  • Georges Henein, poète francophone d’Égypte. Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna. June 2015.

OTHER BOOKS (CREATIVE WRITING):

  • Le Lit de l’exilée/The Bed of the Exile. Bilingual (French/English) collection of poems. L’Harmattan, Paris, France. October, 2017, 96p.
  • Derniers Remparts/Last Ramparts. Bilingual (French/English) collection of poems. Editions du Marais. Montréal, QC. September 2013, 115p.
  • « Bruissements d’Elle… » (A collection of Essays and Poems under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Paris-Alger: Marsa Editions. Mars-Avril 2005. 54-72.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • « Voile et dévoilements dans L’Insoumise de la porte de Flandre de Fouad Laroui. »In Fouad Laroui. Najib Redouane et Yvette Bénayoun-Szmidt. Paris : L’Harmattan, Collection Autour des écrivains Maghrébins.November 2018, pp. 297-310. 
  • « Emna Belhaj ; Emna Belhaj Yahia, nous et les autres : entre tradition et modernité. » In Maghrébinité littéraire francophone. Najib Redouane et Yvette Bénayoun-Szmidt (s. la dir. de). Littératures maghrébines au coeur de la francophonie littéraire. Volume II Écrivains du Maroc et de Tunisie, Paris, January 2018. L’Harmattan, pp. 329-343.
  • « Remparts fissurés, où carnets d’un retour au pays natal. » In Najib Redouane. Bernadette Rey Mimoso-Ruiz. Collection Autour des écrivains Maghrébins. Bernadette Rey Mimoso-Ruiz. Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France. Paris : L’Harmattan, February 2017, 177-189.
  • « Ridha Smine ; entre surréalisme et nouveau roman ; Une étude de Tout lecteur est un ennemi. » in Créativité littéraire en Tunisie. Paris : L’Harmattan. December 2015, 353-366. 
  • « Espace, identité, altérité dans Zone cingléede Kaoutar Harchi ». In Les espaces intimes féminins dans la littérature maghrébine d’expression française. (s. la dir. De) Françoise Saquer-Sabin (Université Lille 3) and Robert Elbaz (University of Haifa). L’’Harmattan, Collection des Idées et des Femmes. November 2014.
  • « Hamida Ben Sadia. Itinéraire d’une femme française : où la France dans l’âme. ». In Les Franco-Maghrébines, autres voix / écritures autres, (s. la dir. De) Najib Redouane et Yvette Bénayoun-Szmidt, Paris : L’Harmattan. Collection Autour des textes maghrébins. October 2014, 173-92.
  • « T’as Rien compris à Fouad Laraoui : Les dents de l’écrivain ». In Vitalité Littéraire au Maroc. Najib Redouane, Paris : L’Harmattan, March 2009.
  • « Le sens de la vie selon Georges Henein: Conscience et polémique ». Book chapter contribution to the very first and critical anthology on the history of 20thCentury Francophone Egyptian literature : Entre Nil et Sable;Écrivains d’Égypte d’expression française (1920-1960). Preface by Robert Solé. Paris: Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique: 1999, 161-72.

ARTICLES:

  • « (S)Words: From Nihilism to Chaos; Georges Henein and the Power of Words ». Under review (Australian Journal of French Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia).
  • « Majid El Houssi: La mémoire métisse ; espace narratif et identité plurielle ». New Zealand Journal of French Studies. March 14, 2015. 
  • « The narration of exile in Laila Lalami’s Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.» Conference Proceedings, 13thHawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, January 2015.
  • « Majid El Houssi, Une Journée à Palerme où la mémoire plurielle », Insaniyat, Revue algérienne d’anthropologie et de sciences sociales. 62, 2013, 199-205.
  • « Le français en Egypte : La question de la langue; Le cas du discours littéraire francophone en Egypte. »Bulletin of Francophone AfricaN.21-22. University of Westminster, Francophone ACP Research Group, London, 2010, pp.118-127.
  • « Jacob, Ménahem et Mimoun : une épopée familiale. Poétique de l’identité chez Marcel Bénabou. » Special issue on francophone Jewish Moroccan writers. International Journal of Francophone Studies, numéro spécial littérature judéo-maghrébine, University of Leeds, Vol. 7, N°1 & 2, September, 2004, 67-79.   
  • « Identité et exil de la femme algérienne kabyle dans Histoire de ma viede Fadhma Amrouche. »Le Maghreb Littéraire, Editions La Source, Toronto, volume VIII N°15, May 2004, 19-32. 
  • « Raï Story : Mémoire et Identité culturelle en Algérie », International Journal of Francophone Studies, Leeds (UK), Vol. 6 : 2, December 2003, 133-36.
  • « Le thème de l’ENTRE-DEUX dans Les Carnets de Shérazadede Leïla Sebbar », Cincinnati Romance Review, Vol. XVII, May 1998, 10-18.
  • « Suzanne Césaire: changer la vie, redéfinir le monde ; Tropiqueset le Surréalisme ».Chimères(Vol. XXIII, 1&2), University of Kansas, Lawrence, 69-81.

OTHER:

  • « Entretien avec Alek Baylee ». Le Maghreb Littéraire, Toronto, Spring 2007.
  • « Parcours de la plume »(Essay under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Le Maghreb Littéraire, Editions La Source, Toronto, Vol VII, N° 14, December, 2003, 143-46.
  • « Intolérable intolérance », (Reprint) (essay under the pseudonym Leïla Asma). In La Vie en rose… nouvelles de femmes algériennes. Paris, Marsa-FAS-CNL Editions, 2001.    
  • « Ecrire, dit-elle… » (Essay under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Alger: Marsa Editions, Mars-Avril 2000, 257-259.
  • « Paul Verlaine », Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth-Century French Poets, Vol. 217, Gale Research Series, Detroit, MI, January 2000, 269-77.  
  • « Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont », Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth-Century French Poets, Vol. 217, Gale Research Series, Detroit, MI, January 2000, 171-77.
  • « ‘Vertige Fixé’, suivi de ‘Ecrire’ », (Essay followed by a poem, under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Vols. 27-28, Paris, Marsa Editions, Printemps 1999, 184.
  • « Jours Blancs », (Essay, under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Vols. 27-28, Paris, Marsa Editions, Printemps 1999, 185-90.
  • « Entre deux Vagues » (Poems, under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Paris, Marsa Editions, 20-21, Avril-Mai 1998, 203-4.
  • « Intolérable intolérance », (essay under the pseudonym Leïla Asma), Algérie Littérature Action, Paris, Marsa Editions, 12-13, June-September 1997, 286-87 (Text illustrated by Djaafer).    

BOOK REVIEWS:

  • La mémoire littéraire de la guerre d’Algérie dans la fiction algérienne francophone.Désirée Schyns(L’Harmattan, 2012) 356 pages. Nouvelles Etudes Francophones(Fall 2015)
  • Mertz-Baumgartner, Birgit, Burtscher-Bechter, Beate. Guerre d’Algérie – Guerre d’indépendance. Regards littéraires croisés.Würtzbug : Königshausen & Neumann, 2013. Nouvelles Etudes Francophones (Summer 2015)
  • Témoignages fictionnels au féminin :  Réécriture des blancs de la guerre civile en Algérie(Assia Djebar, Leila Marouane, Malika Mokeddem) de Nevine El Nossery  (Rodopi, 2012) . Nouvelles Etudes Francophones(Fall 2014)
  • Denise Brahimi. Voyageurs dans la Régence de Tunis ; XVe-XXe Siècles. In Nouvelles Etudes Francophones. University of Nebraska Press. Fall 2013 
  • Camus l’Algérien. Ali Yédes. Le Maghreb Littéraire, Toronto: 2006, Vol. X, N°19, pp.216-19. 
  • Glen S. Elder. Hostels, Sexuality, and the Apartheid Legacy: Malevolent Geographies, (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003). Book review published in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East journal(CSSAAME), Duke University Press. Vol.25, N°1, 2005, 250-251.

CONFERENCES & PROFESSIONAL READINGS:

  • « Ressources pédagogiques authentiques pour un apprentissage authentique» NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), New York, NY. Forthcoming: February 7-9, 2020. 
  • « Aux frontières de l’entre-deux ; Hamida Ben Sadia où la France dans l’âme. »South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). Special Session: « Space, Place and Time in French and Francophone Women’s Narratives », Atlanta, GA, Forthcoming:November 15-17, 2019.
  • « Propos sur l’Art : Georges Henein où une certaine idée de l’esthétisme. » Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA). Special Session:« L’Égypte des Lumières : francophonie, modernité et féminisme à l’aube du XXe siècle ». El Paso, TX, Forthcoming:October 10-12, 2019.  
  • «Louisiana Literature: Tales of New Orleans.»Université de Toulon La Garde, Laboratoire BABEL. Visiting Professor. Toulon, France. November 10-24, 2018.
  • « Autour de Suzanne Césaire ». AATF – American Association of Teachers of French. La-Pointe-du-Bout, Martinique, 18-21 July, 2018. 
  • « Un Cours qui marche ! Stratégies pour l’enseignement de la francophonie dans les cours universitaires (niveau avancé). »32e Congrès Mondial du CIÉF, La Rochelle, France, June 4-9, 2018.
  • Panel organizer and chair : « De la traduction littéraire: La poésie et ses défis. » 32e Congrès Mondial du CIÉF, La Rochelle, France, June 4-9, 2018. 
  • Roundtable organizer and presenter: « Enseigner la francophonie en université : des stratégies gagnantes. », NECTFEL(Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), New York, NY. February 8-12, 2017. 
  • « Guillotine or not guillotine? Non-lethal punishments andcapital punishments in France. » Conversations about Justice. Responses to the 2016-17 Common Book, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. November 1, 2016. Auburn University.
  • « Stratégies multi-média pour l’enseignement de la francophonie dans les cours universitaires (niveau intermédiaire). », 29e Congrès du CIÉF, Université Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 8-12, 2015.
  • 29e Congrès du CIÉF, Université Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 8-12, 2015. Chaired one session: « Enseigner la Francophonie : innovations, technologies, stratégies – I. »
  • « The Narration of Exile in Laila Lalami’s Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits. »  13thHawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. Honolulu, January 10-13, 2015. 
  • « Enseigner la francophonie dans les classes de français pour débutants (1eret 2ème semestres): défis et stratégies. »,28e Congrès du CIÉF, San Francisco, June 28-July 5, 2014.
  • 28e Congrès du CIÉF, San Francisco, June 28-July 5, 2014. Organized one panel. Chaired two sessions. 
  • « Breaking the Codes: Tales of a Nineteenth-Century New Orleans Creole Businesswoman. » CLA Reads (CLA Common Book Program 2013), Auburn University. 
  • « Hamida Ben Sadia. Itinéraire d’une femme française :Entre féminisme et militantisme. »70thAnnual SCMLA Convention, October 3-5, 2013, New Orleans.
  • « Derniers Ramparts/Last Ramparts, by Evelyne M. Bornier. »Creative Writing Panel-Poetry.70thAnnual SCMLA Convention, October 3-5, 2013, New Orleans. 
  • 27e Congrès du CIÉF, Grand-Baie, Île Maurice, 6-19 juin 2013. Session Chair.
  • « Espace, identité, altérité dans Zone cingléede Kaoutar Harchi ».27e Congrès du CIÉF, Grand-Baie, Île Maurice, 6-19 juin 2013.
  • « Kaoutar Harchi: Zone cinglée, Apocalypse now made in banlieue ». 20th/21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Atlanta, GA, 28-30 March, 2013.
  • « A Foreign Language response to the Works of Maya Angelou. » Poetry Reading organized by Dr. Jana Guttierez. Auburn University. November 6, 2012. 
  • « Boosting Enrollment in the College French Program: The Benefits of Service Learning.» Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2010 Convention, Montreal, Quebec; April 8-11, 2010.
  • Secrétaire (Panel Coordinator); « Littérature francophone du Maroc. » CIEF, New Orleans, June 21-28, 2009.
  • « Fouad Laroui ou l’écriture éffrontée. » Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones (CIEF), 23rd World Colloquium, New Orleans, June 21-28, 2009. 
  • « De l’espoir et autres quêtes dangereuses, Laila Lalami ; Un monde pour un autre: les enfants du détroit. »Séismes/Seismic Shifts, 20th and 21th-Century French and Francophone Studies, International Colloquium, Minneapolis, March 26-29, 2009.
  • « Majid El Houssi : la mémoire métisse ; espace narratif et identité plurielle. » American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Convention, July 12-15, 2007, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • « T’as rien compris à Fouad Laraoui : Les dents de l’écrivain ». 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 19-21, 2007.
  • Panel organizer and co-presenter. « Basic Principles and Benefits of Service Learning. » Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (LFLTA). Lafayette, LA, March 30-31, 2007. 
  • Women’s History Month Invited Guest. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. March 21, 2006. 
  • Louisiana Women (Panel): Evelyne Bornier (a.k.a.: Leila Asma), Allison Pelegrin, Olympia Vernon
  • « Ecarts d’identité : Marcel Bénabou où l’impossible écriture ». AATF – American Association of Teachers of French. Québec City, 7-10 July, 2005. 
  • Session Chair : « La France dévoilée: France Unveiled ». Presenter: Robert Slabodnik, Sedro-Woolley High School (WA). AATF – American Association of Teachers of French. Québec City, 7-10 July, 2005. 
  • « Maghrebs Divers ». Invited lecture. Followed by reading of my poems. Yale University, New Haven, CT. June 24-26, 2005. Sponsored by the Resource Center for the Teaching of French (Yale Center for International and Area Studies).
  • “The Pontalba Buildings: Discovering the New Orleans, Notarial Archives” (Oscar Grant Project). The 2005 Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, May 4, 2005. 
  • « Leila Asma: Poetry Reading”. Causerie du Lundi / French Club. Hammond. 18 April, 2005. 
  • « To Veil or Not to Veil? The Story Behind the Curtain: The Headscarf Ban in France». 
  • International Conference On Politics and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Contemporary Issues., University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast, March 24-26, 2005. 
  • « The New Orleans Notarial Archives: A Treasure Trove for Foreign Language Learners. » LFLTA (Louisiana Foreign Language Teacher Association), Baton Rouge, March 5, 2005. 
  • « Deux Mondes Gumbo : Teaching French Grammar with Fun ». Panel hosted by Betsy Kerr, co-author of Deux Mondes. AATF – American Association of Teachers of French/Congrès Mondial des Professeurs de Français. XIème Congrès de la FIPF – Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Français. Atlanta, 19-23 July, 2004
  • « Le texte et le chaos ; Perspectivisme et Connaissance dans les écrits de Georges Henein », 20thCentury Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2004.
  • Organizer & Chair: « Hybridities: Representations of Identity in Francophone Literature ». NEMLA -Northeast 
  • Modern Language Association Conference. Pittsburgh, March 5-7, 2004.
  • « Georges Henein, poète dandy des deux rives », NEMLA Conference, Pittsburgh, March 5-7, 2004.
  • « La figure de l’étrangère chez Amrouche », ColloqueCIEF, Conseil International d’Études Francophones, New Orleans, June 17-22, 2003.
  • Organizer & Chair: « Afrique du Nord: Mémoire et identité culturelle. », 23rd Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 12-15, 2003.
  • « Raï Story : Mémoire et Identité culturelle en Algérie », 23rd Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 12-15, 2003.
  • Reading: « Parcours de la plume. », essay under the pseudonym Leïla Asma. 23rd Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 8-10, 2003. This essay was published in Le Maghreb Littéraire(Toronto, December, 2003 volume VII, N°14).
  • « Identité et exil de la femme algérienne kabyle dans Histoire de ma viede Fadhma Amrouche » NEMLA Conference, Boston, March 5-7, 2003. 
  • « Les Entretiensradiophoniques d’André Breton ». 22nd Cincinnati Conference On Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 9-11, 2002.
  • « The Francophone Literary & Artistic Movements in Egypt in the 20th Century ». International Symposium on Transnational Cultures, Diasporas and Immigrant Identities in France and The Francophone World/Cultures Transnationales, Diaporas et Identités Immigrées en France et dans le Monde Francophone.Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, March 21-23, 2002.
  • « Regards Croisés: Cultural Crossings ». Talk given with Aileen Mootoo (Southeastern Louisiana University, Dept. of Foreign Languages), March 20, 2002 to celebrate the Semaine Internationale de la Francophonie(March 18-25, 2002).
  • « Les années Tel Quelde Francis Ponge », XIXth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 5-7, 1999.  
  • « Jours Blancset autres poèmes par Leïla Asma » (Special session: reading of some of my texts and poems recently published in Paris), XIXth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 5-7, 1999.  
  • Organizer & Chair: « Francophonie et autobiographie », XVIIIth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 8-10, 1998.  
  • « Jean Pélégri: Des Oliviers de la justiceàMa mère l’Algérie, ou de la mémoire et des ambiguïtés de l’écriture intime », XVIIIth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 8-10, 1998.
  • « Georges Henein, poète-dandy de grand chemin », Doctoral Proseminar, Dept. of French & Italian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 24 April,1998.  
  • « Georges Henein; ou l’invention de la Liberté », Services Culturels de l’Ambassade d’Egypte, Paris, Premier Colloque Mondial sur la Francophonie Egyptienne, 5-6 February 1998.  
  • Conference organized by the Egyptian Embassy and the Egyptian Cultural Center of Paris who requested my presence as a guest speaker specializing in Georges Henein, and also to serve on the advisory panel for the « Ecrivains Francophones d’Egypte » art exhibit. 
  • « Of Inclinations and Prejudice: Inferential Walks in Neil Jordan’s Crying Game », Second Annual Colloquim on Women and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2 February 1998.   
  • « Jean Pélégri: Les Oliviers de la justice; du texte à l’image; ou de la trajectoire d’un oubli », 1997 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, 13-15 November, 1997.
  • Co-authored (with Dr. Kevin V. Mulcahy, Dept. of Political Science, Louisiana State University) « Government, Policy, Politics in Europe and the United-States », Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, March 1997. Paper presented at the American Assembly’s conference on « The Arts and the Public Purpose », Columbia University, New York, 29 May-1 June, 1997. 
  • « Voiles et dévoilements: Le palimpseste identitaire dans Les Carnets de Shérazadede Leïla Sebbar », XVIIth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 8-10, 1997.  
  • « Le thème de ‘L’ENTRE-DEUX’ dans Les Carnets de Shérazadede Leïla Sebbar », Third Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 20-22, 1997.   
  • « Where Angels Fear Not to Tread: An Exploration of Ruth Middleton’s Biography of Alexandra David-Néel », 1rst Annual Women & Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, 21 February, 1997. 
  • « Suzanne Césaire: changer la vie, redéfinir le monde, Tropiqueset le Surréalisme », Graduate Student Conference on French Literature, Culture, and Criticism, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 12-13, 1996.
  • « De la Lolita de Nabokov à la Lol V. Stein de Duras », L.S.U. Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 23 February, 1995.

ATTENDED:

  • NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), New York, NY. February 11-13, 2016. 
  • AWLA (Alabama World Languages Association) Conference, Troy, AL. January 29, 2016. 
  • Faculty Development Mini-Workshop: Foreign Language Learning as Higher-Order Thinking. Auburn University, January 28, 2016.
  • 2014 ACTFL OPI Assessment Workshop. Auburn University. August 14-15, 2014. 
  • AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Convention. New Orleans. July 19-22, 2014. 
  • ACTFL Convention. Nashville, November, 2006. 
  • South Central Association for Language Learning Technology (SOCALLT) Conference. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA. February 4-5, 2005.
  • Northshore’s Excellence in Teaching with Technology 2004 Conference. St. Tammany. July 29, 2004.
  • Foreign Languages Teaching with Technology Workshop, LSU, Sept. 5-6, 2003. Faculty development program sponsored by Houghton Mifflin.

GRANTS & FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES:

  • Auburn University Biggio Center Summer Course (Re)Design Seminar Grant ($5,000) – May 16-June 1, 2017 
  • Auburn University CLA Summer Competitive Research Grant ($10,000) Summer 2016.
  • Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Publication Subvention ($2,500) – Spring 2016. 
  • Auburn University Non-Competitive CLA Research Grant – Spring 2014.
  • Auburn University Non-Competitive CLA Research Grant – Summer 2013.
  • Center’s Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant CITI GRANT : Teaching Francophone Africa: Beyond the Textbook ($1400). Fall 2009.
  • Professional Development Grant, “Acquiring and Keeping Abreast of New Teaching Methods for the Foreign Language Classroom” ($900.00). Fall 2009
  • Center for Faculty Excellence Travel Grant ($1200) to present at NEMLA Convention in April, 2010. Fall 2009.
  • Student Government Association grant ($1,800). “Molière Than Thou” performance by playwright and artist Tim Mooney. (Over 200 students in attendance). Spring 2009. 
  • Student Government Association grant ($2,500) to organize French Parisian style cabaret concert on May 1, 2007 with Chicago artist Claudia Hommel. 
  • Center’s Innovative Teaching Initiative GrantCITI Grant: “Acquiring and keeping abreast of new teaching methods for the foreign language classroom.” Joint proposal with Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy and Mrs. Mariela Sanchez ($2,166) – April, 2006. To attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in November 2006 in Nashville, TN.
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, “Films for the French Cinema Class” ($400) . October 2006. (With Dr. Margaret Marshall).
  • Center’s Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant /CitiGrant ($3,000.00) with Dr.Kolb to start a service learning teaching program in French in a local elementary school (Midway Elementary School, Hammond). Spring 2005
  • Office of Student Creative Activities and Research Grant / Oscar Grant ($1,500.00) with Dr. Katherine Kolb and two French majors (Erika Labiche-Lehman and Nicole Maklary)  –  “In the Shadows of the Pontalba Buildings”, a research project conducted at the New Orleans Notarial Archives. Spring 2005
  • “Enhancing Service Learning in French”. Teaching Enhancement Grant (with Dr. Margaret M. Marshall) to acquire classroom supplies for our Service Learning Program in French. ($563.00). November, 2005.
  • “Center for Faculty Excellence Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant” (with Dr.Agniezska Gutthy and Mrs. Mariela Sanchez) to attend a workshop at the 2005 ACTFL Conference in Baltimore, MD. ($3,539.00). May, 2005).  
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant ($1145.43) with Mrs. Marta Gumpert and Mrs. Mariela Sanchez: “Of Places and People: Virtual Travel in the Foreign Language Classroom”. To purchase TV/DVD/VCR Combos and DVDs for use in the Foreign Language Department’s assigned classrooms.October, 2004
  • Erna Dieglemeyer Scholarship for the Study of French. Facilitated $10.000 private donation. (September 2004).
  • Center for Faculty Excellence Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant (with Dr.Katherine Kolb) to create a Head Start program in French in the Fall 2004 (Service Learning Project with Midway Elementary School in Hammond, LA)  ($3,000.00 – May, 2004).  
  • “Francophone Movies in the Foreign Language Classroom”. Teaching Enhancement Grant (with Mrs. Aileen Mootoo) to purchase French movies for use in the Foreign Language Resource Center and the foreign language classroom. ($650,00). October, 2003.
  • Erna Dieglemeyer Scholarship for the Study of French. Facilitated $10.600 private donation. (September 2003).
  • Grant “Programmation Culturelle 2003”. French Consulate, New Orleans. Grant awarded to purchase books for the SLU Campus Library and start a collection of books on/in Francophone literature of the French Antilles. ($877.00). 
  • “Rap Music for Foreign Language Classes”. Teaching Enhancement Grant (with Dr. Katherine Kolb) to purchase rap CDs and books in French and German for use in the foreign language classroom. ($1000.00). October, 2002.
  • “Karen Domingue-Maillet & Denis Maillet Endowed Scholarship for the Study of French”. Southeastern Louisiana University, Spring 2003. (Goal: $25,000)
  • “Maria Wlóch & Pierre Marius Bornier Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Foreign Languages” ($10,000)

PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETIES:

  • Member – American Translators Association (ATA)
  • Member – Modern Language Association of America (MLA).
  • Member – Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA).
  • Member – Conseil International d’Études Francophones (CIEF).
  • Member – American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
  • Member – Association internationale des études québécoises
  • Member – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Member – Women in French (WIF).
  • Member Alabama World Languages Association (AWLA).
  • Member Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (LFLTA).
  • Member –Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
  • Member –Golden Key National Honor Society. 
  • Member – Pi Kappa Phi French Honor Society.
  • Member Southeastern Louisiana University Friendship Heritage Society (2001-2011).

COMMITTEES & SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

  • French ReviewAssistant Editor (Fall 2016-current).
  • C’est à lire, C’est-à-lire. Revista bilingüe de reseñas de textos francófonos de creación. Buenos Aires, Argentina.Assistant Editor (Summer 2017-current).
  • Reviewer. Itinéraires, LTC.Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité. 
  • Search Committee member (French tenure-track position). Auburn University, Fall 2018.
  • Search Committee Chair (French Visiting Assistant Professor Position). Auburn University, Fall 2017.
  • Search Committee member (French tenure-track position). Auburn University, Fall 2017
  • Summer Study Abroad in Paris Program Director, 2015, 2017.
  • French Undergraduate Program Advisor, Auburn University, (Spring 2019-current)
  • French Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Auburn University, (Fall 2016-current)
  • Chair, Faculty Salaries and Welfare Committee Auburn University, (Fall 2016-Spring 2018)
  • Fall 2014-Current:Faculty Salaries and Welfare Committee Member (Auburn University)
  • Spring 2013-Current: Foreign Language Scholarship Committee Member. (Auburn University)
  • Outside Reviewer. Tenure and Promotion evaluator for Dr. Karim Simpore (French). Mississippi State University. 2017.
  • Outside Reviewer. Tenure and Promotion evaluator for Dr. Barbara Boyer (French). Gonzaga University. 2016.
  • Spring 2006-Spring 2011: President – CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) Consortium. 
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee member for Dr. Salcedo (Spanish). Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Mid-Tenure Review Committee member for Dr. Francesco Fiumara (Italian). Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • French Table Faculty Coordinator and Moderator. (2007-2012).Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • French Textbook Committee Coordinator (2008, 2010), Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Service Learning Coordinator for French Program at Southeastern Louisiana University.  
  • 2001 – 2011 : Faculty Senate Foreign Language Department Representative. Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Spring 2005 : Certified “Command French” Instructor.
  • Departmental Newsletter Editor 2001-2006. Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Fall 2005 – Spring 2011 : Constitution & Bylaws Committee member. Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Fall 2004 – Spring 2011 : University Arts & Culture Committee member. Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Certified “Command Spanish/French” Instructor. (Fall 2004)
  • Judge, Artists Fellowships in Literature Panel, Louisiana Division of the Arts.
  • Director SLU Summer 2003 Study Abroad Program in Paris, France.
  • February 2003 – Current : Member Louisiana Commission on French/Louisiana French Study Committee.   
  • 2002 – Spring 2011 : Foreign Language DepartmentSenator.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityFaculty Senate.
  • 2002 – Spring 2011 : Employee Advisory Committee member. Southeastern Louisiana University. 
  • 2002 – 2004 : Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee member. Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • 2001 – 2003 : Southeastern Louisiana University Chapter Moderator, Pi Kappa Phi, French Honor Society.
  • 2001 – 2002 : Faculty Advisor, French Club, Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • 1998 – 1999 : Member, Lectures Committee, Department of French & Italian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 
  • Interpreter for writer Jean Pélégri, March-April, 1997, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 
  • 1996 – 1997 : Graduate Student Representative for the L.S.U. French Department.
  • Development and production of test masters for the 1997 Louisiana District Rally event (French I, French II, and French III tests) – Baton Rouge, LA, February, 1997.
  • Development and production of test masters for the 1997 Louisiana State Rally event (French I, French II, and French III tests) – Baton Rouge, LA, March-April, 1997.
  • Interpreter for writer Assia Djebar, Spring 1996, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 
  • Jury Member : 1994 Emily Toth Award (Women and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge).

REFERENCES:

  • Dr. Alek Baylee Toumi, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. atoumi@uwsp.edu
  • Dr. Anna-Katrin Gramberg, Senior Counsel to the President, Auburn University. gramban@auburn.edu
  • Dr. Traci O’Brien, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, Auburn University. tso0001@auburn.edu