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Recent Publications

Carine Fréville & Ana de Medeiros, dirs., Marie Nimier, Absence et perte,
Caen, Passage(s), 2017, « Regards croisés ».

ISBN : 979-10-94898-33-8
212 p. 25 € / £ 20

Ce volume regroupe des articles – ainsi qu’un entretien réalisé avec l’auteure – issus d’une conférence internationale sur l’écriture de Marie Nimier, intitulée Marie Nimier. Absence et Perte, qui s’est tenue les 7 et 8 juillet 2014 sur le campus parisien de l’Université du Kent (Paris School of Arts and Culture). Analysant les rapports entre texte et image, lecture et écriture, mot et geste, ou encore spatialité et perte, ces articles sont autant de mises en résonance avec le travail créateur foisonnant et multiple de Marie Nimier. Autour de ce double thème de l’absence et de la perte, les chercheurs réunissent des analyses et des réflexions variées et originales, portant tout autant sur des considérations autour de la figure de l’auteur et l’acte d’écrire, la figure paternelle, l’enfance, la sexualité, le genre et gender, que sur les rapports entre humains et animaux, la psychanalyse, l’importance des couleurs ou encore la synesthésie.

Dr Carine Fréville est chargée de cours à l’Université du Kent (Paris School of Arts and Culture). Sa thèse de doctorat porte sur les représentations plurielles du traumatisme chez Marie Darrieussecq, Malika Mokeddem et Lorette Nobécourt. Elle a publié des articles sur Marie Darrieussecq, Lorette Nobécourt, Amélie Nothomb et Malika Mokeddem.

Dr Ana Maria de Medeiros est Directrice du Modern Language Centre à King’s College, London.  Elle s’intéresse surtout à l’écriture autobiographique et a publié un premier livre sur l’œuvre de Marguerite Yourcenar ainsi que plusieurs collections d’essais analysant, entre autres, les écrits de Marguerite Yourcenar, Assia Djebar et Amélie Nothomb.

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Call for Articles

Special Dossier for Women In French Studies 2018 on Andrée Chedid (1920-2011).

Andrée Chedid was a great poet, novelist, short stories writer, and playwright. She was a prolific author, with no less than twenty-three volumes of poetry, seventeen novels, six plays, seven volumes of short stories, writing for the youth, and at least one memoir. She was also a terrific mentor to other poets, writers, and women. Some of her poetry has been translated into English, as well as several novels and plays by scholars and writers, including some WIF members. Several WIF members have written about Andrée Chedid’s work, including Evelyne Accad, Marlène Barsoum, Carmen Boustani, Judith Cochran, Anne Larson, and Christiane Makward, among others. Yet, Chedid’s oeuvre remains largely unknown and there exist few scholarly collectives about her work, in spite of the significance of her writing.

This special dossier of Women In French Studies 2018 (volume26) will therefore explore Andrée Chedid’s place in French literature and culture and in Middle Eastern francophone literature. Chedid, of Lebanese-Egyptian origin, has written extensively about Egypt and Lebanon, exploring topics such as civil war, loss, friendship, love, otherness, being multi-cultural, sometimes displacing contemporary urgent issues in time as in Les marches de sable (1981). Women are often the main protagonists of her stories, and her writings often explores the significance of gender, yet what was her influence on women’s writing? The significance of her writing on war and violence, of how she writes on war and peace, on gender relations, on children, on memory and Alzheimer, her place in poetic movements and in the world of theater, and the role of rewriting short stories into novels, are possible topics, yet submissions are not limited to them. Original essays on various aspects of Chedid’s writings are welcome. This dossier provides a great opportunity to introduce Andrée Chedid and new scholarship on her work and we invite scholars at all stages of their career to contribute.

Complete articles should be submitted to Joëlle Vitiello at by December 1, 2017. Manuscripts in English or in French should be between 4500 and 5000 words in length (double spaced, including notes and bibliography). All submissions will benefit from a blind peer-review process.

Call for Papers


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Claremont, CA 91711

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the department of French Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2018.

We are seeking candidates with primary research interests in one of these fields:
• French and/or Francophone Theater.
• French and/or Francophone Visual Culture (e.g. cinema, photography, bande dessinée, digital arts, etc)

We will consider applicants working in any historical period or any geographical area of the Francophone world. A secondary research interest in gender and queer studies is highly desirable as is the ability to engage students in the production and performance of plays in French.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher-scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching all levels of French language as well as courses in literature and culture at the undergraduate level. The teaching load at Scripps is four courses per academic year, and advising on senior theses is expected. Participation in the Scripps Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities is expected. Native or near-native fluency in French and English is required. Ph.D. required. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and applications must be received by November 17th to be considered. Applicants should send a letter of application, a C.V., and three current letters of reference to Interfolio: . Please no email submissions.

For questions, please contact:
Professor Nathalie Rachlin
Chair, Search Committee
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Scripps College is one of seven members of the Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.


Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – French as a Second Language – 1701372

The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Teaching Stream appointment in French as a Second Language at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream effective July 1st, 2018.

We seek candidates whose teaching and research expertise is in French as a Second Language with extensive knowledge of new technologies used in French Language instruction. Experience with teaching core French language skills for a variety of academic and professional purposes (e.g., business, law, health) and/or with action-oriented approaches to second language teaching and learning will be an asset. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. Graduate level teaching may occur depending on departmental needs. In addition to the above, the position includes coordinating and developing new French language courses, supervising teaching assistants as well as developing curricular materials and teaching tools.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in any field of French studies (literature, pedagogy, didactics, linguistics or applied linguistics) by the start date of the appointment. S/he must demonstrate evidence of extensive as well as outstanding FSL teaching experience and program development at the university level.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to exceptional pedagogical practices will be illustrated through outstanding teaching evaluations, strong letters of reference from referees endorsing excellent teaching and commitment to teaching innovation, and the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. Candidates must have native or near-native French proficiency and be able to work effectively in English.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St George campus). For more information about the University of Toronto and the Department of French, please visit and

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Submission guidelines can be found at: To ensure consideration, application materials must be submitted by the closing date of October 16th, 2017. Complete applications will include

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages which includes a description of future pedagogic projects;
  • A teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for two courses (both a third-year course for students in the Department’s Minor in French as a Second Language and an advanced course for students in the Major in French Language Learning);
  • One writing sample of no more than 30pp (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter);
  • Three letters of reference (signed and on letterhead), at least two of which must speak directly to teaching ability including familiarity with methods and theories of second language teaching and learning, should be sent directly by the referee under separate cover by the October 16th, 2017 deadline, preferably in PDF format, to Marjorie Rolando at (with “French FSL Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

We strongly recommend combining attached documents into a single file in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at with subject line: “French FSL Position – (your full name)”.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.