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African-American Studies

Benedicte Boisseron

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Benedicte Boisseron

Associate Professor
LA 440 (406) 243-4004
Office Hours:

Fall 2014: TBA


Ph.D. in French Literature, Concentration: Francophone Studies, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2006 C.A.P.E.S. English Teaching Certificate, Université Paris VII – Jussieu , France, 1998 Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (D.E.A.) in English Literature, Université Paris VII – Jussieu, France, 1997 Maîtrise and Licence in English, Concentration in American Literature, La Sorbonne Nouvelle & Université Paris VII  – Jussieu, France, 1995


"The Creole Renegade: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora." University Press of Florida, in press.

“The Francophone World.” Textbook with Focus Publishing, co-authored with Astrid Billat, under contract.

“Voix du monde: nouvelles francophones.” Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, co-edited with Frieda Ekotto, 2011.


“After Jacques Derrida (More to Follow): From A-cat-emic to Caliban.“ Yale French Studies, forthcoming.

“Intimité: entretien avec Maryse Condé.” The International Journal of Francophone Studies, 2010.

“Georges Bataille’s Laughter: A Poetics of Glissement.” French Cultural Studies, 2010.

“The Indirect Language of Love: Creole Fragments of a Lover’s Discourse.” The Australian Journal of French Studies, 2010.

“La galerie de Dany Laferrière : une poétique de l’espace créole.” Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, 2010.

Current Couses

Advanced Grammar and Composition (FREN 408) Black Women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literature (FREN 494) Emotions in World Literature (ENLT 522) French (FREN 101, 102, 201, 202) Narration, Gender, and Identity in French and English Caribbean Literature (ENLT 522) Race and Racism in Francophone Literature (FREN 494) Survey of Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literature (FREN 313) The History of Colonization through Children’s Narratives (FREN 391)

University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812