Benedicte Boisseron

Associate Professor

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Office Location: LA 440

Office Telephone: (406) 243-4004

E-mail: benedicte.boisseron@mso.umt.edu

Current Position

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Language and Literature

Office Hours

Fall 2013: TBA

Field of Study

Caribbean Literature and Culture; Francophone Studies (Sub-Saharan and North Africa); Twentieth & Twenty-first Century French Literature; Modern and Postcolonial theory; French and Francophone Cinema; Women Narratives; African-American Literature

Courses

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)

Education

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

Selected Publications

Books

"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.

Articles

“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.

Publications

“Opposition métisse : Le marron au féminin dans ‘Rue Monte au ciel’ de Suzanne Dracius.” In “Métissages et marronnages dans l’oeuvre de Suzanne Dracius,” ed. by Yolande Helm, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2009.

“Potlatch transnational dans ‘Bleu-blanc-rouge’ d’Alain Mabanckou.” Dalhousie French Studies, 2008.

“A Creole Line of Escape: The Story of a Becoming-Dog.” Sites, 2006.

“Je est un Autre’: cherchons l’intrus dans l’écriture d’Amélie Nothomb.” Etudes Francophones, 2005.

“Pays mêlés, chiens créoles: pour une écriture relais.” Etudes Francophones, 2004.

“Jean Genet’s ‘The Blacks’: ‘And Why Does One Laugh at a Negro?’” In “Genet,” ed. by Mairéad Hanrahan, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2004. (with Frieda Ekotto).

“Post-Coca et Post-Coïtum: la logique logo chez Jerry Seinfeld et Guillaume Dustan.” L’Esprit Créateur: “L’intermedium Littéraire”, 2003.

“Cellules contaminées dans ‘Mon frère’ de Jamaica Kincaid: le sida circule dans la famille.” Tessera, 33/34: “Le sang”, 2003.

International Experience

2010–2011, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Research Fellow (12 months) of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Honors/Awards

2013 - Publication Grant, University of Montana

2012 - Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

2010 - Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

2007 - Summer Research Grant (Research in Guadeloupe), University Of Montana

2005 - One-Term Rackham Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2004 - Humanities Research Candidacy Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2003 - Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2003 - African-American Initiative Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2003 - Rackham Travel Term, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2002 - CAAS (Center for African and African-American Studies) Research Grant, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2002 - OAMI (Academic Multicultural Initiatives) Grant, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2002 - Departmental Summer Block Grant, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2002 - Rackham Discretionary Funds, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

2001 - Rackham Discretionary Funds, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor