Romance Languages & Literatures
Wayne State University

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  Professional Experience



 Courses Taught

Updated October 3, 2005

1981: Ph.D. in French Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
Thesis: "Oeuvre de sentiment, oeuvre de combat: la Trilogie Jacques Vingtras de Jules Vallès,"
director: Robert J. Nelson -DAI-, 42 (1981): 691-A
1974: Maîtrise in French Literature, Université de Paris, Sorbonne-Paris IV
1973: M.A. in French Civilization, Université de Paris, Sorbonne-Paris IV
1971: B.A. in Modern Languages (French/German), Knox College, Galesburg, IL
1967: High school diploma, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa, OK

Wayne State University -- 1990-1996: Associate Professor; 1996-2005: Professor; 2005 - present: Distinguished Professor; 1996-2002: Department Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures; 2002-2003: Interim Chair, Department of Art and Art History

1986-1990: Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Department of French and Italian

1982-1986: Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College, Department of French and Italian

1981-1982: Resident Director, CIEE Cooperative Study Center, Université de Haute-Bretagne, Rennes, France

1980-1981: Instructor, Western Michigan University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages

1977-1980 Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Department of French

1976-1977: Resident Director, Knox College Junior Year Abroad Program, Besançon, France

2001-2003: Member, Executive Committee, Midwest MLA
2000-2005: Member, Executive Committee, Nineteenth French Studies Division, Modern Language Association
2000-2001: Secretary (2000), Chairman (2001), Modern Literature Section, Midwest MLA
1999-present: Member of Editorial Board, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
1997-present: Member of Editorial Board, H.B. Révue Internationale d'Etudes Stendhaliennes
1997-1999: Regional Delegate (Great Lakes), Modern Language Association
1995-present: Member of Editorial Board, Works and Days
1995-1996: Chair (1996), French III Section, Midwest MLA
1995-1996: Secretary (1995), Chairman (1996), Popular Culture Section, Midwest MLA
1993-1996: Regional Delegate (Great Lakes), Modern Language Association
1993-1994: Secretary (1993), Chairman (1994), French II Section, Midwest MLA
1990-1995: Field bibliographer, MLA International Bibliography
1988-present: Member of Editorial Board, Cincinnati Romance Review


1991,1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996: WSU Small Research Grants
1992, summer: WSU University Research Grant
1993, summer: WSU Educational Development Grant
1993-1994: WSU Career Development Chair
1994, summer: WSU Humanities Center Fellowship
1995, winter: WSU Humanities Center Fellowship
1995, winter: WSU Publication Subvention Support
1998: Feature article, "Songs of the South" by Rose Estioco, in WSU New Science (vol. 12: 37-38) on research in Cajun dance and music
1999: A 1998 Choice (American Library Association) Outstanding Academic Book award attributed to The Two-Fold Thought of Deleuze and Guattari.
1999: Wayne State University Board of Governors' Faculty Recognition Award for The Two-Fold Thought of Deleuze and Guattari.
2000-2002: Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.
2000: Election to lifetime term in WSU Academy of Scholars (induction October 2000)
2003: WSU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
2003-04: President, WSU Academy of Scholars

2004: Wayne State University Board of Governors' Faculty Recognition Award for Disenchanting Les Bons Temps: Identity and Authenticity in Cajun Music and Dance

French Language
Introductory French (Western Michigan U, 1980-81; Wayne State U, 1990-96, 2003-2005)
Review of French Grammar (Tulane U, 1986-90)
Intermediate Oral and Written Expression (Franklin & Marshall College, 1982-86)
Tutorial for language teaching assistants (Franklin & Marshall, 1982-86)
Intermediate Conversation and Composition (Wayne State University, Winter 1991, 1993)

French Literature
Survey of Drama and Poetry (Western Michigan, spring 1981)
Introduction to Literary Techniques (Franklin and Marshall, fall 1984,1985)
Works in the French Tradition (translation) (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1985)
Survey of Seventeenth-Century (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1984)
Seminar: Classical Theater (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1983)
Survey of Eighteenth-Century (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1986)
The Nineteenth-Century Novel (Tulane, fall 1986, Wayne State, winters 1993, 1996, & 2000)
Senior Seminar: "Narrative Desire" (Tulane, spring 1987)
Concepts in Literary Theory (Tulane, fall 1987)

Graduate Seminars in Nineteenth-Century French Studies & Twentieth-Century French Studies
"L'Irréel du Réalisme" (Tulane, fall 1988)
"La 'Question Femme' au Dix-Neuvième Siècle" (Wayne State, fall 1991)
"A la Recherche des Romantismes" (Wayne State, fall 1994)
"Autour de Rimbaud" (Wayne State, fall 1997)

"Masculine Constructions" (Wayne State, fall 2003)

"Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu" (Wayne State, fall 2005)

French Civilization
Survey of French Culture and Civilization: Origins to the Revolution (Franklin & Marshall, fall 1982-84)
Survey of French Culture and Civilization: The Revolution to the Present (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1982-84)
French Language and Civilization (Tulane, spring 1988)
Introduction to French Civilization (Wayne State, fall 1990, fall 1992, fall 1995, winter 1999, fall 2002)
Contemporary French Society and Institutions (Wayne State, fall 1996, winter 2001, fall 2004)

The Contemporary French, "Why Are The French So...?" (Wayne State, winter 2004, fall 2005, winter 2005, fall 2005)

Special Courses
Independent Study: "Structuralism and Semiotics" (Franklin & Marshall, spring 1985)
Honors Colloquium: "Semiotics and Society" (Tulane, spring 1989)
Women's Studies Colloquium: "Women's Textualities" (Tulane, spring 1990)
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Literary Theory & Cultural Studies: "Socio-cultural Semiotics" (Wayne State, winter 1996)
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Literary Theory & Cultural Studies: "French Cultural Studies" (Wayne State, fall 2000)

Co-curricular seminars
Pro-seminar, Professional Issues in Modern Languages (Wayne State, winter 1993, with John Eipper; fall 1994; winter 1996) See also: The French Review, 72.6 (May 1999):
French Reading Group in Contemporary Critical Texts (Wayne State, spring-summer 1993)

Digital Culture Working Group, Wayne State Humanities Center (winter 2001, renewed 2001-02, 2002-03)

Working Group on "The Fold -- Theory and Practice, Wayne State Humanities Center (fall-winter 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05)