French Graduate Students’ Achievements 2009-2010

Jonathan Baillehache
     Sosnora Victor, La maison de jours, Poésie, n°128-129, Belin, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and 
          Jonathan Baillehache.
     “Perestroika Songspiel” by Chto Delat Group, video artwork exhibited at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Février 2010, translated 
           from Russian to French and subtitled by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.
      Skidan Alexandre, “Souffle léger”; Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova
           and Jonathan Baillehache.
     "Manifeste FNO”, Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan
           Baillehache.
     ABD

Anamaria Banu, Ph.D.
     Dissertation defended: “Correspondances, transposition, traduction: la poétique symboliste de la suggestion dans A la
          recherche du temps perdu”
(dir. Shaw)

Jodie Barker
     "Souffle, Poésie, Hospitalité: Abdellatif Laâbi: chez lui chez l’autre," 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies  
          International Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, March 2010. Department travel award; Grad School travel award
     "Souffle, Poésie, Hospitalité: Abdellatif Laâbi chez lui chez l’autre," Center for African Studies Graduate Student colloquium,
          Rutgers University, April 2010.
     Trans. Li, Jinjia. "The Figurative and the Gestural: Chinese Writing According to Marcel Granet."  Actes du Colloque
          International Visible
Writings/Ecrits visibles. Ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2010.
     Fellowship: Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) 2010-2011
     ABD

Olga Belova
     "La référence à l'Antiquité et l'anachronisme dans l'oeuvre de Michel Deguy," 18th Annual Graduate Conference in Romance
          Studies, Boston College
     Sosnora Victor, La maison de jours, Po&sie, n°128-129, Belin, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and
          Jonathan Baillehache.
     “Perestroika Songspiel” by Chto Delat Group, video artwork exhibited at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Février 2010, translated from
          Russian to French and subtitled by Olga Belova and Jonathan Baillehache.
     Skidan Alexandre, “Souffle léger”; Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and
          Jonathan Baillehache.
     “Manifeste FNO”, Revue MIR, n°2 June 2009, Ikko, Paris, translated from Russian to French by Olga Belova and Jonathan
          Baillehache.
     “Photostory for Second Language Acquisition”, OIRT's Technology Showcase, The Office of Instructional and Research
          Technology, Rutgers U, December 2009.

Anne-Lise Bighinatti
     Rick Lockwood Memorial Essay Prize for "Le Procès à l'oeuvre dans La Chute et Le Procès-verbal: voix et voie d'une
          reconquête sociale," $1000

Jenifer Branton-Desris
     Instructor of French, East Stroudsburg University 2010-2011

 Simon Chemama
     “Vinaver et Hirata, une collaboration.” The French & Japanese Stages from 1900 to Today” conference, Paris, France,
          November 2009. Department travel award
     Rick Lockwood Memorial Essay Prize Award for "L'Oeuvre romanesque de Michel Vinaver ou l'écriture interstitielle," $1000
     “Et Par-dessus bord se recueille en sa propre immensité” postface de la nouvelle édition de Par-dessus bord de Michel Vinaver.
          Paris: L’Arche éditeur.
     “Les réécritures de Par-dessus bord de Michel Vinaver”, in Genèses théâtrales, numéro hors-série de Genesis. Paris,
          ITEM-CNRS (automne 2010)
     “Hasard et destin dans le théâtre français contemporain.” Chance and Destiny Conference. Santa Barbara, CA

Maren Daniel
     "El impacto de las crónicas de Rubén Darío en el discurso latinoamericano sobre París,” 18th Annual Conference in Romance
          Studies, Boston College. Department travel award

Alex Dickow
     "Les Poéthiques de Jean-Claude Pinson (propos sur une notion multiple)."  A paraître dans un volume collectif
          chez_publie.net_. 
     "Obus à six faces: Le Cornet à dés et la Guerre. » Cahiers Max Jacob 9 (2009): 27-40.
      Jacob, Max et Alexander Dickow (trad.). Six poèmes du Laboratoire central. Ekleksographia. Numéro spécial sur
           traduction. 10.09. http://ekleksographia.ahadadabooks.com/ballardini/authors/alexander_dickow.html.
      King, Amy et Alexander Dickow (trad. et prés.). « I’m the Man Who Loves You. »   Poezibao 18.02.09.
           http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2009/02/anthologie-  permanente-amy-king.html.
     Mouchard, Claude et Alexander Dickow (trad.). « Michaux: Inscriptions or Visions?”  Actes du Colloque International Visible
          Writings/Ecrits visibles. Ed. Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. A paraître chez  Rutgers University Press.
     Roud, Gustave et Alexander Dickow (trad.). « Prairie’s Powers. » Calque 10.09.
          http://calquezine.blogspot.com/2009/10/prairies-powers-by-gustave-roud.html.
     Dickow, Alexander (dir.). Ekleksographia. Numéro spécial de poésies franco-américaines contemporaines, à paraître en
          ligne.     
     Dickow, Alexandre (sic). « Quelle représentation du poète avec Apollinaire, Cendrars et Jacob. » Journal des arts no. 313
          (13 au 27 novembre 2009): 32.   Présentation de la thèse sous la rubrique « Actualité de la recherche ».
     Dickow, Robert (musique) et Alexander Dickow (paroles). « Yardwork in Moscow,Idaho circa 1988. » Pièce pour chœur et
          piano. Boise: The Idaho StateDepartment of Education, 2008. Partition disponible par le Département d’éducation d’Idaho;
          enregistrement d’une performance à paraître sur le site del’Université d’Idaho.
     "James Sacré face au ‘roman parlant’, ou le leurre du style." Colloque James Sacré  ou les gestes de la langue. Centre Culturel
          International de Cerisy. Cerisy-la-Salle, 6 septembre 2010.
      "Les contributions à Montjoie: portrait de Cendrars en franc-tireur. » Colloque  International Cendrars et les revues(1910-1930).
          L’Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre  La Défense, le 18 juin 2010.
     "Blaise Cendrars et Sonia Delaunay: intensité plastique, intensités poétiques. »Séminaire du laboratoire Recherches sur la
          Pluralité Esthétique (EA 1575). L’Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm), le 8 janvier 2010.
     Communication sur la poésie de l’entre-langue. Séminaire de recherche « Les Mots Etrangers ». Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre
          La Défense, le 27 novembre 2009.
     "De Fantômas à Charlot: Réseaux et appropriations d’objets culturels dans les revues d’avant-garde (1912-1933). " Séminaire
          TIGRE, L’Europe des Revues:  Réseaux, II. L’Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm), le 7 novembre 2009.
     "Signé Fantômas: le déguisement du discours dans la revue Les Soirées de Paris." Université d’Ete de la SFLGC: Les Réseaux
          européens des revues littéraires (1909- 1939). L’Université d’Angers, le 3 juin 2009.
     Compte-rendu de Correspondance avec les artistes (1903-1918) de Guillaume Apollinaire. Cahiers Max Jacob 10 (2010). A
          paraître.

Hanan Elsayed
     Assistant professor Occidental College Fall 2010 http://www.oxy.edu/x9470.xml
     “La femme arabe entre histoire et fiction.” Conseil International d’Etudes Francophone, Montreal, Canada, 27 June-4 July 2010.

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
     "Western Power and the Colonial Specter in *Forfaiture* (1937)," 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies
          International Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, March  2010. Department travel award. Graduate School travel award     
     "Revendication de l'identité européenne: Métissage et amour dans le cinéma des années 30," Conseil International d'Études
          Francophones Montréal, Canada 27 June - 4 July 2010. Graduate School travel award

Catherine Kong
     M.A.T.

Bénédicte Lebéhot
     Fellowship: Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) 2010-2011
     Head TA

Diana Schiau Botea, Ph.D.
     Dissertation defended: "Le texte et le lieu du spectacle de La Plume au Mur. Stéphane Mallarmé parmi les avant-gardes" (dir.
          Shaw and Naugrette)

Peter Sorrell, Ph.D.
     Dissertation defended: “Fictionality, Intentionality, and Narrative Worlds: (Be) coming and Going in the Works of Raymond
          Queneau, Claude Simon, and Alain Robbe-Grillet” (dir. Schilling)

Bénédicte Thieberger
     “’Et moi, y a-t-il un chant pour moi? Un chant pour Tituba?’ prise de parole d’une marronne.” Women in French conference,
          Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. June 2010
     ABD

Mamadou Wattara    
     “Ibuka : ‘ce n’est ni une histoire de langue ni une histoire de ‘taumatrismes,’ c’est une histoire de couteau.’’’ Modern Language
          Association, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2009. MLA travel award
     NeMLA Summer Fellowship $1000
     ABD

Ted Weaver
    “Tacitus and the Archetype,” NeMLA Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 2010.  Department travel award
     ABD

M.A. & Ph.D. Reading Lists

For students taking their exams before September 30, 2016, you may choose (in consultation with the graduate director) to work with either the earlier or updated lists posted below. 

For all other students, please use the updated lists.

•   M.A. & Ph.D. Reading Lists [earlier version]

•   M.A. & Ph.D. Reading Lists [updated version]

 

Graduate Program in French
M.A.T. Degree Learning Goals and Assessment
(Adopted May 2015)


The M.A.T. program in French Studies is designed for individuals already teaching French or seeking to meet requirements for professional continuing education, certification or re-certification, or transfer to another program. A candidate is admitted on the basis of formal background in French studies. The course requirement for this program may be satisfied by course work taken during the summer session, and exceptionally during the regular academic year with the approval of the graduate director. Students are required to do 30 credits—27 chosen from among courses on French and Francophone culture, language, literature, and film and the remaining 3 credits dedicated to the preparation of a teaching portfolio.

Learning Goal 1: Consolidate and diversify individual reading, writing and speaking skills in view of developing native-like competence in the target language; acquire knowledge of the productions, issues, and approaches relevant to the French-speaking cultures of the world.

Assessment of student achievement of Goal 1:

  • Oral and written performance in graduate courses
  • Preparation and public presentation of the teaching portfolio.

Roles of the program in helping students to achieve Goal 1:

  • One-on-one advising to ensure that students are being prepared in an academically rigorous, and professionally relevant way
  • Effective monitoring of student progress
  • Review of teaching portfolio by faculty mentoring committee
  • Evaluations of teaching effectiveness of instructors in graduate courses

      If effectiveness of instructors in graduate courses does not meet expectations, work with faculty to improve effectiveness

  • Periodic review of curricular offerings to ensure relevance; review of degree requirements and assessment tools

-        By program graduate faculty

-        In consultation with the office of the dean of the graduate school and/or the unit dean

 

Learning Goal 2: Achieve mastery of current foreign language teaching methodologies and pedagogy; encourage creative engagement with a range of authentic cultural objects in view of K-12 classroom implementation.

Assessment of student achievement of Goal 2:

  • Performance in methodology courses and workshops
  • Review by faculty of student’s pedagogical performance
  • Preparation and presentation of teaching portfolio

Roles of the program in helping students to achieve Goal 2:

  • Close advising to ensure that students are being prepared in an academically rigorous, and professionally relevant way
  • Effective monitoring of student progress
  • Review of teaching portfolio by a faculty mentoring committee
  • Evaluations of teaching effectiveness of instructors in charge of the methodology courses
    • Work with instructor of the methodology courses to improve their effectiveness if needed
    • Periodic review of curricular offerings, degree requirements and assessment tools

-        By program graduate faculty

-        In consultation with the office of the dean of the graduate school and/or the unit dean

 

Learning Goal 3: Prepare students to be professionals in the field of French and Francophone literatures, culture, and language education

Assessment of graduate student achievement of Goal 3:

  • Grades in graduate courses
  • Participation in teaching workshops, professional development and other activities tailored to career goals, assessed accordingly
  • Collection of data on professional placement or continuation of graduate studies

Role of the program in helping students achieve Goal 3:

  • Host professional development and career workshops
  • Develop curricular projects such as the portfolio for teachers in M.A.T. program

The graduate program committee will periodically review the structure and content of the M.A.T. program and the feedback received from assessments and surveys.

 

Graduate Program in French
M.A./Ph.D. Degree Learning Goals and Assessment
(Adopted May 2015)

The M.A./Ph.D. program in French is designed to train students at the highest level to pursue academic careers in the field of French Studies. Masters and doctoral candidates in French at Rutgers receive rigorous and broad training in various aspects of French language, literatures in French, theory, literary and cultural criticism, cinema, and language pedagogy. Students may also use the skills acquired in the M.A./Ph.D. program to pursue careers at cultural institutions and international organizations as well as in publishing, journalism, and translation.

Learning Goal 1: Attain the ability to read and write critically and creatively, developing analytic skills and a comprehensive knowledge of French and Francophone literary and cultural traditions

Assessment of student achievement of Goal 1:

  • Grades in graduate courses
  • Annual essay contest (optional)
  • Qualifying examinations assessing depth and breadth of knowledge
  • Review by faculty of student progress with close advising and mentoring
  • Placement in positions and careers that require ability and scholarship in the field of French Studies

Role of the program in helping students to achieve Goal 1:

  • Close advising to ensure that students are being prepared in a coherent and academically rigorous fashion
  • Evaluations of teaching effectiveness
  • Periodic review of curricular offerings, degree requirements, and assessment tools by program faculty in consultation with the office of the dean of the graduate school and/or the unit dean.

  

Learning Goal 2: Ability to teach French language, literature, and culture

Assessment of student achievement of Goal 2:

  • Performance in Teaching Methodology course

-           Assessment of weekly journal and end-of-semester report

-           Two peer observations per semester

  • Mandatory TA observations of coordinator’s classroom four times per semester
  • Classroom visits by TAs coordinator each semester; review of TAs’ teaching performance and individual mentoring by TAs coordinator

Role of the program in helping students to achieve Goal 2:

  • Effective supervision of student teaching apprenticeships, including mentoring of students in methodology courses and review of student evaluations
  • Classroom visit and evaluation of student’s teaching performance by a faculty member each semester with close advising and mentoring (TA / Faculty Mentoring Program)
  • Close mentoring to ensure that students are being prepared in a coherent and academically rigorous way
  • Periodic review of curricular materials and assessment tools

-        By program faculty

-        In consultation with the office of the dean of the graduate school and/or the unit dean

 

Learning Goal 3: Engage in and conduct original research

Assessment of graduate student achievement of Goal 3:

  • Seminar oral presentations and papers
  • Preparation and defense of Ph.D. dissertation proposal
  • Evaluation of dissertation’s first chapter by doctoral committee
  • Assessment of quality of Ph.D. dissertation:

-        Public defense of dissertation

-        Critical reading of dissertation by committee of graduate faculty members and a committee member from outside of the French graduate program.

-        Submission and acceptance of peer-reviewed articles and conference papers based on the dissertation

  • Achievement of students as evidenced by professional placements, selection for conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and individual grant attainment

Role of the faculty in helping students achieve Goal 3:

  • Provide early introduction to research methods and opportunities for research
  • Provide opportunities to present research and receive feedback
  • Maintain adequate funding levels through the research phase
  • Provide comprehensive advising and assist in the identification of mentors

 

Learning Goal 4: Develop skills to become leading professionals in careers that require training at the highest levels in the field of French and Francophone Studies

Assessment of graduate student achievement of Goal 4:

  • Review of masters and doctoral students’ plans for publication
  • Review of students’ participation in academic conferences and networking
  • Collection and review of placement data
  • Survey alumni/ae

Role of the graduate faculty in helping students achieve Goal 4:

  • Train students to compete for external funding
  • Encourage students to present papers at regional and national scholarly conferences
  • Encourage and monitor students’ participation in relevant department and university-wide public lectures and graduate working groups
  • Encourage students to publish and guide them through the process of revising and submitting papers for publication
  • Guide students through the preparation and organization of the French Department Annual Graduate Student Conference
  • Advise students to join relevant scholarly communities; to become members of professional associations in their own field of research; to join online research groups; to develop productive networking skills
  • Host conferences and visiting scholars
  • Encourage participation in professional development programs in such areas as language pedagogy, online teaching and distance learning, library use, course management software, interview skills, presentation skills, development of c.v.’s, proposal writing
  • Train students to develop effective public speaking skill
  • Help student prepare for their job searches (preparing application dossier; selecting writing samples; putting together a job talk; participating in mock job interviews).
  • Acquaint students with non-academic career opportunities.

The French graduate program committeewill regularly review the structure and content of the M.A./Ph.D. program and the feedback received from assessments and surveys. These reviews will be used to provide the best possible education to students in order to meet the needs for highly trained individuals in the field of French Studies.

How To Apply:

The deadline for fall admission is January 9th.

To apply online, please go to:  http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/apply.shtml

Note:  All application materials must be sent to the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
Do not send any materials to the Department of French.


Application materials include the following:

  • graduate application form
  • application fee
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • complete set of transcripts
  • writing sample in French (10-20 pp. preferable)
  • GRE scores (M.A. and Ph.D. applicants only)

Note:  M.A.T. applications are considered only after the candidate has completed two summer courses in the Rutgers World Language Institute.  For more information, please click here.

Financial Aid:

Rutgers offers a variety of fellowships, scholarships, and teaching assistantships to qualified students with strong records of academic achievement and scholarly promise.

The Graduate School-New Brunswick administers major fellowships that offer tuition remission and stipends of $24,500 or more. Teaching assistantships also carry tuition remission and a salary above $25,000. The program offers outstanding applicants a combination of these forms of support, for up to five years. Exceptional applicants may be nominated for a University-wide Presidential Fellowship, which bears a yearly award of $35,000.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Lorraine Piroux
Graduate Director
e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
telephone:  848-932-3721

Our graduates are teaching at the following institutions:

 

          Institution Alumni
        Bucknell Susan Dixon 
  Cornell Claire Menard
  University of Massachusetts
- Dartmouth
Michelle Cheyne
  Université Libre de Bruxelles Craig Baker
  Northern Michigan Tara Foster
  SUNY at Stony Brook E. Anthony Hurley
  Temple Beth Curran
  University of Maryland Hervé Campangne
  University of Nevada Jodie Mae Barker
  University of Richmond Lidia Radi
  University of South Florida Kersuze Simeon
  University of Virginia Mary McKinley
  Virginia Tech Alex Dickow
  Virginia Tech Corinne Noirot-Maguire
  West Virginia University Jennifer E. Orlikoff
  William Paterson University Madhuri Mukherjee
  William Paterson University Kris Vassilev
  Berry University Vincent Gregoire
  Bilkent University,
    Ankara, Turkey
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
  Bradley University Leslie Sconduto
  Moravian College Jenifer Branton-Desris
  Norwich University Frances Chevalier
  Bay Path College Jennifer Gardner
  Bridgewater College Susan Dixon
  Hobart & William Smith
    Colleges
Catherine Gallouet
  Lafayette College Olga Anna Duhl
  Occidental College Hanan El Sayed

Resources & Options

For M.A./Ph.D. Candidates:

* Study with faculty specializing in all periods and areas of French and Francophone literature, as well as related fields.

* Participate in the Department’s year-long exchange programs with the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris (rue d’Ulm).

* Earn a graduate certificate in African Studies , Cinema Studies , Medieval Studies , or Women’s and Gender Studies while fulfilling the requirements for the doctorate in French.

* Join the staff of the Rutgers Summer Program in Paris for six weeks as an assistant to the Director, or spend a year as an “assistant(e) d’anglais” in a French secondary school.

* Develop reading comprehension in German, Italian, Spanish or Latin by attending a free summer course, or learn a lesser-taught language through the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium.

* Participate in University-wide activities and programs with an international focus through the Graduate Student Organization.

For K-12 Teachers:

* Complete a Masters of Arts for Teachers in three summers through Rutgers’ award-winning Institute for Global Languages. Specially designed courses focus on language, culture, and literatures in French as well as on methods of language instruction.

* Attend Teachers at the Louvre, the only intensive program in the U.S. to teach you how to bring art into the French classroom - all inside the walls of the world’s most celebrated museum.

* Learn about the latest developments in pedagogy by taking part in workshops organized by the Institute for Global Languages.

* Prepare under the direction of a mentor a capstone teaching portfolio that reflects your grade level, district needs, and career objectives.

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