laurence

Senior Lecturer, Le Cercle Francophone Advisor

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Background

  • Ph.D. in French and Francophone Literature, The Catholic University of America, 2007
  • Doctorat in International Relations, Université de Nantes, 1999, mention très honorable
  • M.A. in French Literature, The Catholic University of America, 1995
  • DEA in “Identités Régionales et Géostratégie dans le Monde Atlantique” Université de Nantes, 1992, mention bien

Research Interests 

  • The works of the Algerian author, Mohammed Dib
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Development of Hybrid Courses

Courses

  • Second Year French Courses and Teaching Assistants Supervising
  • Introduction to Study French and Francophone Literature
  • Introduction to French Culture and Civilization in English
  • French Written Expression
  • French Written Argumentation
  • French for Graduate Students

Le Cercle Francophone Advisor

  • Weekly Meetings
  • Annual World Language Day
  • Annual Immersion Day
  • Annual ‘Jour de la Francophonie’
  • Master Class at COLCOA
  • Annual Film Series

Selected Publications

  • “L’arabesque romanesque dibienne: une lecture de L’Arbre à dires de Mohammed Dib.” Nouvelles Etudes Francophones 28.1 (2013) 117-132.
  • “Habel à la merci de Paris: une lecture d’Habel de Mohammed Dib.” Expressions Maghrébines 8.2 (2009) 49-66.
  • “La crise du gazoduc sibérien vue par les Américains (1982)” Histoires d’Europe et d’Amérique, Le Monde Atlantique Contemporain, Mélanges Offerts à Yves-Henri Nouailhat, Ed. Michel Catala (Nantes: Ouest Editions, 1999) 361-378.

Selected Conferences

  • “La mendicité et l’aumône dans Dieu en Barbarie de Mohammed Dib”, Argent, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, New York, March 2014
  • “Assessment: Focus on Accountability in a World without Walls”, ACFTL Annual Conference, Atlanta, November 2013
  • “Les éclats de Nantes dans La Forme d’une ville de Julien Gracq”, Traces, Fragments, Restes, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Atlanta, March 2013
  • “Flipping the Language Classroom”, ACTFL Annual Conference, Philadelphia, November 2012
  • “Flipping Foreign Language Instruction: A Hybrid Model”, The 6th UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives, San Diego, April 2012 (in absentia)
  • “Vers une identité archipélique dans Les Terrasses d’Orsol de Mohammed Dib”, Crossing, Frictions, Fusions, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach, March 2012
  • “Rethinking Language and Culture Teaching”, UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, Los Angeles, February 2012
  • “Transitioning to a Hybrid Model”, ACTFL Annual Convention, Denver, November 2011
  • “A la (re)découverte de Mohammed Dib”, Special Session Chair, PAMLA, Claremont, November 2011
  • “YouTube: a Key Towards Cultural Independent Learning”, PAMLA, Claremont, November 2011
  • “Nurturing independent learners”, ACTFL Annual Convention, Boston, November 2010
  • “L’engagement politique et éthique de Mohammed Dib”, PAMLA Convention, San Francisco, November 2009
  • Algérianité dibienne: Le roman arabesque”, NeMLA Convention, Buffalo, April 2008
  • “Une place pour le théâtre dans le cursus universitaire”, AATF Annual Convention, Milwaukee, July 2006

Honors and Grants

  • AAP Faculty Recognition Award, UCLA, 2008
  • The Lee-Hatzfeld Award, 2002-2003
  • The Alessandro S. Crisafulli Grant, 1998
  • The Alessandro S. Crisafulli Grant, 1997