Dauge-Roth, Alexandre E.
- French and Francophone Studies
- Associate Professor
- Roger Williams Hall, Room 406
Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Ph.D University of Michigan
Alexandre Dauge-Roth is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies. His scholarship and teaching investigate the social dynamics and polemical tensions between personal memory and collective trauma through testimonial literature, cinema, and documentaries. He published Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History in 2010. He has also explored social practices of exclusion and inclusion in the context of the AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa through the works of Koulsy Lamko and Fanta Regina Nacro, graft and transplant as prominent metaphors for the migrant and the host in the works of Malika Mokeddem and Jean-Luc Nancy. In his research on contemporary French literature, he published essays on Hervé Guibert, François Bon, Georges Perec, and Claude Simon. His teaching addresses issues of social belonging and identity through the historical, political, and medical representations of borders and the body in contemporary French and Francophone literature and film. In Spring 2007, he hosted an International Conference on Rwanda at Bates.
Professor Dauge-Roth’s complete curriculum vitae: Alexandre Dauge-Roth CV 2013
Teaching (course selection)
- French 240F “Borders and Disorders in French and Francophone Literature and Film”
- French 375 “The French Dis/Connection in Contemporary Literature”
- French 379 “Documenting the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda”
- French SH28 “Social Pulse and Documentary Impulse”
- French S38 “Learning With Orphans of the Genocide in Rwanda”
- INDS 100. “African Perspectives on Justice, Human Rights, and Renewal”
Recent Theses mentored (selection)
- “North-African Immigration in French Cinema” (2007)
- “The voices of Children in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature” (2007)
- “Moving Beyond ‘La Françafrique’” (2008)
- “Espaces identitaires dans la banlieue parisienne : Saint Ouen” (2010)
- “Une nouvelle attente du voyage dans L’usage du monde de Nicolas Bouvier” (2012)
- “Le Retour de la Chine en Afrique: une deuxième colonisation ou un partenariat mutuellement avantageux?” (2012)
- “Du Fait divers au fait littéraire: L’art de créer un dialogue face à l’innommable” (2012)
- “Attachements et détachements mémoriels dans L’Acacia de Claude Simon ou le processus d’écriture comme procès des représentations” (2013)
Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History (Lexington Books, 2010)
“Face à l’oblitération, témoigner pour se ressaisir vivante.” Afterword to Esther Mujawayo and Souâd Belhaddad SurVivantes. Genève : MétisPresses, 2011. 281-293.
“Du non-lieu au lieu-dit: Plaidoyers de François Bon pour une urbanité contemporaine.” (with an afterword from François Bon) in Discursive Geographies: Writing Space and Place in French. Ed. Jeanne Garane. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. 237-266.
“Staging Dialogues and Performing Encounters in French AIDS Narratives.” French Forum. Vol. 29.3 (Fall 2004): 95-109.
“L’intimité à l’épreuve de L’intrus de Jean-Luc Nancy et de L’Interdite de Malika Mokeddem: la greffe comme (des)saisie de soi” L’esprit créateur Vol. XLIV.1 (Spring 2004): 27-37.
Links related to Prof. Alexandre Dauge-Roth (selection)
- “Intimate Proximity: The Human Face of Genocide.” by Dana Wilke. International Educator. January-February 2013. 18-29.
- Short term in Rwanda featured in “International Educator” (2013)
- Open to the World: Foreign becomes familiar in Roger Williams Hall (2011)
- Films, speakers at Bates College examine Rwandan genocide (2010)
- A Place We Can Talk. Bates students learn with, not from, orphan survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (Bates Magazine. Published on December 23, 2009)
- French professor recognized for integrating service, teaching (2009)
- Rwandan genocide survivor, Berthe Kayitesi, to speak at Bates (2009)
- Rwandan filmmaker to present work about his family, 1994 genocide (2008)
- Harward Center awards 2007 community partnership grants (2007)
- Bates students’ Rwandan initiative named Project for Peace (2007)
- Bates hosts international conference on Rwandan genocide (2007)