Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
French and Francophone Studies
Roger Williams Hall, Room 406
Madeline Bedecarré, lecturer of French, is a specialist of Francophone African literature and the sociology of culture. One of her main interests is the relationship between politics and literature. Her current book project, Prized Possessions: Institutional Francophonie & the Recognition of Francophone African Writers, explores the stakes of literary prizes. She has an article forthcoming in the Journal of World Literature and is working on a translation of the French historian Anne-Marie Thiesse’s important study,The Creation of National Identities. As the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Francophone Studies at Bowdoin College last year she organized a translation workshop as well as a community-engaged course in partnership with French speaking asylum seekers from Hope House in Portland Maine. She has also taught in Clermont-Ferrand, Rouen & Paris, France.