Carolyn Gascoigne, Ph.D., is Kiewit Professor and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. Her teaching interests include French grammar and composition and second language pedagogy. Her research interests have focused on second language writing and form-focused instruction. She is the author/editor of three books and nearly 50 articles and chapters. She is also the Methods and Materials Review Editor for The French Review.
Noelle Rinne, Ph.D is associate professor and chair of the Department of Languages at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Her teaching interests include linguistics, translation as well as French Canadian Literature. Her research interests have focused mainly on French Canadian Literature outside of Quebec and on French language in a minority culture. She is the author of Didactique des langues en milieu universitaire (ANRT Publisher), which focused on the teaching of grammatical gender, as well as the author of several articles on Canadian writers, such as Antonine Maillet, Simone Chaput and Nancy Huston.
Rado Pribic is the Oliver E. Williams Professor of Languages and Literatures and the Chair of the International Affairs Program at Lafayette College. He is the author or editor of five books and more than eighty articles and reviews in various scholarly journals. His special research interests are Germano-Slavic Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Relations, East-West European Relations, and Holocaust Studies. He has presented more than ninety papers and invited lectures at major professional conferences and in eight different countries.
Nicla Riverso, Ph.D candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle is a teaching associate in Comparative Literature and French and Italian Department. Her teaching interests include Italian literature and literary criticism and theory from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Her research interests concentrate on the study of literature in its relation to human life and social, cultural and historical context. Her current research is on the historical, political, scientific and literary value ascribable to the works of Paolo Sarpi, as well as some of its connections with British Protestantism. She is the author of Alfabetizzazione e Umanesimo: nell’Italia dei Secoli XIV e XV. (Gaeta: Bibliotheca, 1997). She has delivered papers on Ficino, Castiglione Machiavelli, Campanella, Ariosto and Vico.
Kathleen McNerney teaches Spanish Literature and Women’s Studies at West Virginia University. She is the author of several books and many articles on Catalan Literature and women writers. She was named Benedum Distinguished Scholar in 1995 and Singer professor of the Humanities in 2000.
Dr. María Fernández-Babineaux was born in Lima, Perú. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Spanish Linguistics at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Tulane University in New Orleans. She is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Spanish Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her field of study is contemporary Latin American (1930-XXI) and peninsular literature (1936-1975). Her research interests are in children’s literature, erotic literature, Latin American novel (1970-now), and Post civil war Spanish novel. She applies a transatlantic approach to study dystopias, utopias and heterotopias (gender and social) in these narratives and films.
Dr. Jamie Davis, assistant professor of Spanish and French at Western Carolina University, studies 20th century French feminist literature, Caribbean literature, Latin American exile literature and crime narratives. He has also worked as a police officer for the past 13 years and is former principal euphonium with the Atlanta Wind Symphony.
Dr. Janet Renou (Ph.D. ‘98, U of Ottawa) has taught French and English as a second language at universities in Canada, Romania, and Spain and is presently teaching introductory French at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Her research has examined factors that can have an impact on learner achievement in mastering a foreign language (i.e. metalinguistic awareness and learning styles). She would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other applied linguists in research endeavors and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Elizabeth Appleby is an Assistant Professor of French at LaGrange College in Georgia. She received her PhD in French language and literature from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she specialized in eighteenth-century French literature. Her dissertation focus was on gender relations as revealed in the sequelization of eighteenth-century novels written by women, specifically Les Lettres d’une Péruvienne by Françoise de Graffigny. Other research interests include Quebec literature and folklore, medieval fabliaux, and sixteenth-century tales. Her teaching interests include French language and literature as well as Spanish language and Humanities. She is also involved in organizing study-abroad programs.
Dr. Peter Thompson is professor of modern languages and literature at Roger Williams U. His books include Late Liveries (poetry, 2000), Daybreak and New Words (song lyrics, 1996, 1998). More recently he has translated Léon-Paul Fargue’s Poèmes (2003), and Véronique Tadjo’s first book of poetry, Red Earth, (2006). He has edited two anthologies of francophone literature, and translated the Spanish folksong anthology Vamos a cantar. He is also editor of Ezra (An Online Journal of Translation) and translator.
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