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Graduate Students

Portier, Francesca
Teaching Assistant

office: AB 4172, CAC

office hour: Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Phone: 848-932-4064

My primary research interest is the investigation of that which is the inadequacy of language to translate the realities of the human experience. More specifically, I am mostly interested in how identity manifests itself through music and musicality in literature. Francophone Literature from Africa and the Caribbean and African music – well, music that has its roots in Africa: African music as well as jazz, blues, etc. - is my main focus so far. I am also interested in the expression of violence and death. How literature makes it possible to face it in its details?

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