Lynn E. Palermo, Ph.D.

Department: Langs., Lits. & Cultures

Associate Professor of French

Program Director of GO Villandraut

  • Education
  • PHD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, Univ of Delaware
  • BA, Pennsylvania State University
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During my sixth-grade year, my family lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where everyone learned French in school, thanks to Mary Queen of Scots (she was born in France). For three months of that year, we traveled through Western Europe. Meeting so many people from all parts of society who spoke two or more languages inspired my ambition to become bilingual. Over the years, in addition to French, I studied linguistics, four other languages (to differing degrees), French literature, and culture studies, all in a quest to understand how language, ideas, creative work, values and worldviews fit together.

By now, I’ve also spent a total of about seven years in France, backpacking, picking grapes, working on restoration projects and a farm, plus studying and doing research. On each trip, my plan is to meet people, try local culinary specialties, learn more about people’s history, their way of life, and listen to how they see the world.

Perhaps crossing borders is what led to my enthusiasm for making connections in my work. I'm fascinated by the two decades between World Wars I and II. My approach to research is to delve into study of a cultural object like a world's fair or a building or an advertisement or a song, to see what history, aesthetics, politics and ideas are contained there, and how they illuminate the mindset of an era. This approach requires sitting at the crossroads of multiple disciplines. In my work as a translator, I sit between the original text and a new reading public, with the hope of bringing them together. A great passion of mine, translation involves everything I’ve ever learned about language, literature and culture.

Language studies can take you in any direction and add new dimensions to any field, so French studies majors at Susquehanna are almost always double-majors who draw on interests from all over campus. My goal is to help students further their interests, both academic and personal, through the projects we work on. My own studies have always been intertwined with life: lived experiences lead me to ask questions in my studies; then my research makes me want to go out and live what I’ve learned. Intellectual adventures mean most to me when they connect to life. For this reason, we work on projects that are rooted in the “real” world, and often involve collaboration with other departments or off-campus entities. In this way, we use our growing language skills to deepen intercultural understanding.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., French, Concentration in Civilization, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
    Dissertation: “Modernity and its Discontents: Cultural Debates in Interwar France.”
    Director: Dr. Monique Yaari
  • M.A., French (Literature) with minor in Applied Linguistics, University of Delaware, 1992
  • B.A. French Language and Culture; B.A. Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1981                       

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Susquehanna University (July 2010- June 2013 )

Associate Professor of French, Susquehanna University (2008 - )

Assistant Professor of French, Susquehanna University (2002- 2008)

Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Susquehanna University (2001-2001)

Visiting French Instructor, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Su 2001)

Program Advisor, Office of International Programs, Penn State University (Sp 2001)

Graduate Assistant, Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State (2000-2001)

Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Bucknell University (1999-2000)

Teaching Assistant, Penn State University (1993-1999)

Lectrice d’anglais, Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg, France (1994-1995)

Visiting Lecturer, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA (Sp 1993)

Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware (1998-1992)

Assistante d’anglais, Lycée Charles de Gaulle, Caen, France (1990-1991)

Teacher, Woodland Country Day School, Bridgeton, NJ (1984-1987)

PUBLICATIONS

Articles/Chapters 

Translator’s Note : “Negotiating Four Generations of voices (with a Little Help from Google Earth).” World Literature Today (July-Augst 2018): 6. https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2018/july/negotiating-four-generations-voices-little-help-google-earth-lynn-e-palermo

ʺTyrannie en « France » : André Breton et Gerty Dambury.ʺ  With Gladys Francis.  In Entre-Textes: Dialogues littéraires et culturelsOana Panaïté, Vera A. Klekovkina, eds. Routledge, 2018.

ʺDialogisme, exotisme et chaos en milieu antillais: André Breton et Gerty Dambury.ʺ  With Gladys Francis.  In Reading Communities : A Dialogical Approach to French and Francophone Literature / Communautés de lecture : pour une approche dialogique des œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

“The 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes and le Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau : Le Corbusier’s Manifesto for Modern Man.ʺ In Meet Me at the Fair, A World’s Fair Reader.  Ed. Laura Hollengreen and Celia Pearce.  Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press, 2014.

“L’Exposition Anti-coloniale: Political or Aesthetic Protest?”  French Cultural Studies 20.2 (Sp 2009): 27-41.

“Identity under Construction: Representing the Colonies at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889.”  In The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France.  Ed. Susan Peabody and Tyler Stovall.  Duke University Press, 2003.  285-301.

“Mixed Messages: L’Illustration on the Exposition Coloniale of 1931.”  The Western Society for French History Conference Proceedings.  Ed. Barry Rothaus.  Greely, CO:  University of Colorado Press, 1998.

Anthology

Edited with Judy Celli.  An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century French Short Fiction. Newark, DE: Moliere and Co., 2011.

Literary Translations

“The Cadillac.” With Catherine Z. Dent.  Translation of excerpt from Le Hareng et le saxophone by Sylvie Weil. World Literature Today (July-August 2018).

“Born out of the Frost.”  Translation of “Née du givre, ” by Melanie Fazi.  Anomaly 26 (Sept. 2017).  http://anmly.org/ap25/speculative-fiction-translation-women/lynn-e-palermo-translating-m%C3%A9lanie-fazi

“Dima’s Garden.”  With Catherine Z. Dent.  Translation of “Le Jardin de Dima² by Sylvie Weil.  The Kenyon Review Online, May 2017.  https://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/2017-mayjune/selections/sylvie-weil-342846/

“Barbie Blues.” Translation of “Barbie Blues” by Kettly Mars.  Short Story Journal (University of Texas, Austin), September 2016.

With Catherine Dent. “Zalman Albetoug’s Beautiful Ideas.” Exhanges Literary Journal (winter 2016). https://exchanges.uiowa.edu/issues/hysterium/zalman-albetougs-beautiful-ideas/ Translation of “Les Belles idées de Zalman Albetoug.” In Réparateur de destin by Cyrille Fleischman.  Paris: Fayard, 2010.

With Catherine Dent. “On the Terrace of La Samaritaine and Elsewhere.” Lowestoft Chronicle.  www.lowestoftchronicle.com/.  Translation of “Sur la terrasse de la Samaritaine et ailleurs.”  In Réparateur de destin by Cyrille Fleischman.  Paris: Fayard, 2010. (forthcoming)

“Monsieur Lekouved’s Revolt.”  Translation of “La Révolte de Monsieur Lekouved,”  by Cyrille Fleischman. Blue Lyra Review: A Literary Journal of Diverse Voices 4.1 (Spring 2015)  http://bluelyrareview.com/cyrille-fleischman/.

“The Neighbor on rue de Jarente.”  World Literature Today (Sept-Oct 2010) 40-41.  Translation of “Le Voisin de la rue de Jarente.”  In Nouveaux rendez-vous au métro Saint-Paul by Cyrille Fleischman.  Paris : Le Dilettante, 1994.

Work in Progress:

Humus.  Translation of Humus by Fabienne Kanor.  Paris: Gallimard, 2006 (Anticipated 2020 with University of Virginia Press)

The Herring and the Saxophone. With Catherine Z. Dent. Translation of Le Hareng et le saxophone by Sylvie Weil. Paris: Buchet-Chastel, 2013. With

Destiny’s Repairman.  With Catherine Dent.  Translation of Réparateur de destin by Cyrille Fleischman (manuscript completed, seeking a publisher).

Rendez-vous at the Saint-Paul Metro Station.  With Catherine Z. Dent.  Translation of Rendez-vous au métro Saint-Paul by Cyrille Fleischman. Paris : Le Dilettante, 1987.

The Mute One.  Translation of La muette, by Chadhortt Djavann.

Academic Translations

“Perahim.”  Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of Perahimʺ by Edouard Jagueur. Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of ʺLibrement mécanique: L’expérience surréaliste à l’épreuve du “monde.ʺ  (forthcoming 2015).

Librement mécanique: The Surrealist Experience before the Trial of the “World.”  Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of ʺLibrement mécanique: L’expérience surréaliste à l’épreuve du “monde.ʺ  (forthcoming 2015)

“Claude Sernet and the Avant-Garde: Itineraries from Romania to Paris.”  Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of ʺClaude Sernet dans l'avant-garde : Itinéraires de la Roumanie à Parisʺ by Gourdet (forthcoming 2015).

“Victor Brauner’s Writing in/at Work: Dada and Surrealist Inventions of a Picto-poet.”  Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of ʺVictor Brauner et l’écriture à l’œuvre : inventions dada et surréalistes d’un picto-poëteʺ by Camille Morando  (forthcoming 2015).

“Beyond the Avant-Garde: Benjamin Fondane.ʺ Dada / Surrealism, special issue: Dada, Surrealism and Romania.  Translation of « Au-delà de l’avant-garde : Benjamin Fondane » by Monique Jutrin (forthcoming 2015).

“The Poetic Genius of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz.”  Translation of “Le Génie poétique de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz” by Noël Cordonier.  In The Artistic Collaboration Between Igor Stravinsky and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz for Histoire du Soldat, 1918.  Madison, WI: A-R Editions (forthcoming).  (A facsimile edition of the musical sketches with bilingual presentation of invited essays)

 “Igor Stravinsky et Charles Albert Cingria.”  Translation of “Igor Stravinsky and Charles Albert Cingria,” by Maureen Carr.  In Erudition et liberté: L’Univers de Charles-Albert Cingria.  Actes du Colloque de l’Université de Lausanne.  Eds. Mayke de Courten and Doris Jakubec.  Paris: Gallimard, 2000.

Conference Papers and Presentations

"Teaching Translation/Teaching Language: A workshop." Presentation. Confluence: A Translation Conference. Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD. April 6, 2019.

“The Voice of the Translator.” Presenter, session organizer, moderator. ALTA (American Literary Translators Assoc.) Conference, Bloomington, IN, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2018.

“Teaching Translation in the L2 Classroom: When Translation has to do double- or triple-time.” 2018 Montclair State University Conference on Translation Pedagogy, MSU, Montclair, NJ.  June 7-8, 2018.

“Kenyon Review Translates!” Panel participant.  American Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa Florida, March 7-10, 2018.

“Mapping the Marais: A Collaborative Project of Literary Translation and French Culture Studies.” Third Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute Conference, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. August 16-17, 2017.

“La Traduction, acte de résistance. ” With Catherine Z. Dent. Camp des Milles, Aix-en-Provence.  April 2017.

“Translating Paris’ Marais Neighborhood: A Collaborative Approach,” with Catherine Dent.  Fall Lecture Series, IAU College, Aix-en-Provence.  October 19, 2016.

“Translating the Text, Translating the City,” with Catherine Dent.  Forty Years of Contemporary French Studies Conference, Baltimore, MD (September 4-6, 2015).

“The Development of an Assessment Process for a New General Education Curriculum (or Building a Plane While It’s Flying)” with Colleen Flewelling and Betsy Verhoeven.  AICUP Workshop on College and University Assessment, Harrisburg, PA, August 6, 2015.

Interdisciplinarity and Interdepartmental Collaboration,² Society for French Historical Studies Annual Conference, Colorado Springs. Roundtable: Penn State Civilization Studies: The Next Generation, April 18, 2015.

“Reexamining Surrealism in a Tropical Dystopia,” EAM (European Avant-Garde and Modernism Network), Helsinki, Finland, August 28-September 1, 2014.

“The Nexus of Translation: A panel and round-table discussion,” with Catherine Z. Dent, Melissa Bierley. American Literary Translators Association 36th annual conference, Indiana University – Bloomington, October 16-19, 2013.

ʺDialogisme, exotisme et chaos en milieu antillais: André Breton et Gerty  Dambury,ʺ  with Gladys Francis.  Le français bouge en classe/Circulating French in the Classroom, South Bend, IN, October 11-12, 2014.

“Le Corbusier’s ‘Natural’ Vision.” Annual Conference of the Western Society for French History, Portland, OR, November 11-13, 2011.

“The Salon des Arts Ménagers and the Awkward Intersection of Women, Machines, and Progress.”  Western Society for French History, Québec, Canada, November 6-9, 2008.

“Le Corbusier on the Decorative Arts: Dynamic Primitivism as Antidote to Static ‘Modernism,’ the Eighth Annual Conference of The Space Between, Literature and Culture, 1914-1945.  Bucknell University. June 9-10, 2006.

“Process vs. Product; ‘Natural’ Time and Modern Progress in André Gide’s Les Nouvelles Nourritures,” The Dromocratic Condition: Contemporary Cultures of Acceleration, an international, multi-disciplinary conference exploring the role of acceleration in contemporary society, politics, and culture.  Newcastle, UK, March 12-13, 2005.

“Louis Aragon and the 1931 Anti-Colonial Exposition in Paris: Political or Aesthetic Protest”?  World’s Fair Symposium, San Francisco, March 30-April 1, 2005

“Marketing French to Undergraduates: The Use of Advertising Posters in French Language Instruction.”  Annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of French.  July 2003.  Martinique, France.  Co-presenter with Scott Manning.

 “Protesting the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931: Louis Aragon’s Communist (?) Surrealist (?) Politics at the Anti-Imperialist Exposition.”  Popular Culture Conference (Protest Issues and Actions Section), New Orleans, April 2003.

Les Nouvelles Nourritures: Political Poetics or Poetic Politics?”  MLA Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2000.

“André Breton and Martinique, charmeuse de serpents: The Surrealist Author and His Role in the Shadow of the Vichy Regime.”  Twentieth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May 2000.

“Mixed Messages: l’Illustration on the Exposition Coloniale of 1931.”  Western Society for French History, Oct. 1997.  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Le Corbusier and the Decorative Arts in the ‘Age of Machines.’”  International Colloquium in Twentieth-Century French Studies, April 1997.  Columbus, OH.

“The Colonial Pavilions at the Exposition Universelle of 1889: A Construction of Other.” Western Society for French History, Oct. 1996.  Charlotte, NC.

United Nations Volunteer Translations/Proofreading and Editing

PRISON INSIDER – Proofreading/editing of several texts for an online exhibition focusing on the senses (6 pp. June-July 2019)

PRISON INSIDER – Translation of introduction to photography project titled, “Inside Outside” (1.5 pp). April 2, 2018.

PRISON INSIDER – Translation of 2017 Report on state of prisons and prison conditions in Ivory Coast (18 pp).  November 13, 2017.

HILAIRE DJOKO: BLACK RESISTANCE – Proposal for construction of a neighborhood public library in Douala, Cameroon (18 pp.).  October 16, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE – “Credibility in Cross-Examination.” Powerpoint presentation for Training workshop on strengthening access to justice and the Rule of Law, Burundi, August 21-27, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE – “Enquiry, Legal Procedure, Preliminary Motions in the Trial.”  Powerpoint presentation for Training workshop on strengthening access to justice and the Rule of Law, Burundi, August 21-27, 2017.

PRISON INSIDER – “Brazil: No one rebuilds himself in hell.”  Proofreading/editing of translation of testimony by prisoner in the Campinas Prison, Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 27, 2017. https://www.prison-insider.com/testimonials/saopaulo-prison-en

PRISON INSIDER – Translation of 2017 Report on the state of prisons and prison conditions in the Philippines (15 pp).  May 2, 2017. https://www.prison-insider.com/countryprofile/prisonsinphilippines

AGRIPO – Translation of Grant Project Report: Wikivillages of Cameroon, May 2016-February 2017:  An African Perspective (21 pp).  March 15, 2007.

AGRIPO – Translation of theatrical document (graphic story – 13 pp) for sensitizing children to sustainable development.  Agriculteurs Professionnels du Cameroun.  Tayap, Cameroun.  February 1, 2016.

UNESCO – Translation of Regional Office for Eastern Africa Communications and Advocacy Strategy Report (18 pp report + 6 pg. planning grid).  January 5, 2016.

UNESCO - Translation of two Memory of the World applications for World Jikji Prize grants from Madagascar (4 pp).  January 22, 2016.

Grants and Awards

Translation

  • NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Translation Grant ($12500) to support translation of Humus, by Fabienne Kanor (Gallimard, 2006). Under contract with University of Virginia Press CARAF Series (expected 2020).
  • Participant, Atelier de Traduction Vice-Versa, CITL (Centre International de la Traduction Littéraire). Intensive, week-long French-to-English/English-to-French translation workshop. Arles, France. Tuition and lodging funded upon acceptance. Jan. 22-28, 2017.
  • French Voices Translation Award ($6000), with Catherine Dent, for Destiny’s Repairman. Translation of Réparateur de destin by Cyrille Fleischman, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY, February 29, 2016.
  • Participant, “Translating in the City” Summer intensive course in literary translation, City University London, UK, June 23-27, 2014.
  • Research minigrant ($1000) to participate in “Translating in the City” Summer intensive course in literary translation, City University London, UK, June 23-27, 2014.
  • Participant, NEH Summer Institute, “The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Research.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 8-26, 2013.

Research

  • Faculty-Student Summer Opportunities collaborative research grant (???) for translation of WWI journal of French soldier Albert Huet. Summer 2018. https://helenehuet.org/the-translation-project/
  • Minigrant ($700), Susquehanna University to support academic publication, Sept. 2017
  • Faculty Research Award ($8,000): Rendez-vous at Saint Paul Metro Station, a collaborative translation of a collection of short stories by Cyrille Fleischman; Mapping the Marais of the 1950s, a digital research project
  • Sabbatical leave, 2016-2017 academic year
  • Resident Fellow 2016-2017 academic year, IAU College, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Faculty-student summer opportunities research grant ($2000), 2011
  • Sabbatical leave, 2009-2010 academic year
  • Faculty Research and Development Grant ($5000) – for archival research in Paris on Le Salon des Arts Ménagers (The Domestic Arts Show). Research project based on the Degenstein Gallery collection of French advertising posters, Susquehanna University, 2007.
  • Superior Academic Achievement Award, Department of French, Penn State University, 1999
  • Interdisciplinary Dissertation Research and Creative Project Award, The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State University, 1998
  • Liberal Arts Scholar, Penn State University, 1998-1999

Teaching

  • Project-Based Learning Initiative ($500). Center for Teaching and Learning, Susquehanna University
  • Technology Innovation Award ($500) for further development of the FRNC202 “French Postcard Project,” a digital mapping project.
  • TIE (Teaching Innovation and Excellence) Award, Susquehanna University, May 2015.
  • Stage de Formation Pédagogique dans le Domaine du Français des Affaires. Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris/Services Culturels Français aux Etats-Unis, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, May 20-24, 2013.
  • Degenstein Grant for Teaching Innovation: “Incorporating Local Sources and Resources into Advanced-and Intermediate-Level French Instruction,” Susquehanna, 2001 ($2250)
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Bucknell University, 2000

SELECTED OTHER INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY AT SU

  • Participant, Project-Based Learning cohort, SP2019
  • Perspectives Mentoring workshop series, FA2018
  • Co-organizer, “100 Years Later, Echoes of the Armistice.” Collaboration on a concert with Pat Long, Dept. of Music. Performance of original musical compositions interspersed with bilingual readings of WWI letters written by soldiers and translated by SU students to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Stretansky Hall, November 5/6, 2018.
  • Sabbatical activities (2016-2017): Archival research in Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale,
  • Sabbatical activities (2009-2010): Archival research: Paris (3 mos) and Aix-en-Provence (2 wks); Workshops: “Introduction to Storytelling” (3 days); “Word and Movement” (4 days), Centre de littérature orale (CLiO), Vendôme, France, spring 2010.  Apprenticed in art of stone cutting, Villandraut.  Volunteer work: Théâtre de la Vieille Grille, Paris, 79006; taught occasional middle-school English classes, Collège St-Julien in Montoire-sur-le-Loir; participant, volunteer restoration site of Le Château de Villandraut, Villandraut.  Other activities:   Sang and performed with three different choirs.  Traveled 350 miles (75 on foot) of the WWI Western front with an SU alumna. 
  • Curator, “Le Salon des Arts Ménagers (The Household Arts Exhibition): Posters of the Modern French Home, 1945-1982.”  Lore Degenstein Gallery, April 11 – June 3, 2008.  Mounted exhibition as class project with students in FR460: Women in Postwar France
  • “Le Salon des Arts Ménagers and the Awkward Intersection of Women and Progress.” Faculty Colloquium, March 31, 2008

TEACHING

Undergraduate seminars developed and taught at SU

  • Business French (SP2015, FA2018)
  • Arts and the State (FA2014)
  • Problems in French Translation (FA2012, SP2016, FA2019)
  • Les Français et les Francophones se voient à travers la littérature (SP2003, 2006, 2012)
  • GO Villandraut (2012, 2014, 2016)
  • War, Art, and Literature (SP 2005, SP2011, FA2017)
  • Introduction à la civilisation française (SP2007, SP2009)
  • Women in Postwar France (SP2008)
  • La France contemporaine (SP2004)
  • Business French (SP2002)

Language courses taught annually at SU

  • Advanced Grammar and Composition (FR302)
  • Advanced French Conversation and Phonetics (FR301)
  • Intermediate French II (FR202)
  • Intermediate French I (FR201)
  • Elementary French I and II (FR101, FR102) 

Courses taught outside Modern Language Department

  • Perspectives (FA2018)
  • GO Preparation Course (SP2016, SP2018)
  • Global Citizenship (SP2014, FA2014, SP2015, SP2018)
  • Crossing Cultures through Literature: Post-GO long reflection course (SP2012)
  • Core Perspectives (FA2008)
  • Writing Seminar/Writing and Thinking (ENG100) – themes: Joan of Arc in literature, film, and politics; Debates in Contemporary France (SP2003-2006)

Group independent study courses/Independent study projects

  • Mapping the Marais Research (SP2018)
  • Language Change through Error – Sophomore Essay (FA2015)
  • Interracial Communication in France (FA2015)
  • Translation Studies – Introduction (FA2015)
  • French Translation Projects (SP2013)
  • French to English Translation: an introduction to concepts (FA2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Women in Postwar France (SP2007)

SELECTED SERVICE AT SU

  • University Council (2018- )
  • Library Committee (2017-2020)
  • Central Curriculum Committee (2013-2016)
  • International Studies Advisory Board (2013-2014)
  • English Language Learners (LCI) Faculty Working Group (2013-2014)
  • Study Abroad Advisory Board (2012-2016)
  • Faculty Scholarship Committee (2010-2011)
  • University Theme Committee, Co-Chair (2007-2009)
  • Central Curriculum Summer Task Force (2006)
  • Arts events Committee (2004-2006)
  • Education Committee (2002-2005)
  • Middle States Task Force: Mission Statement, Guiding Values, and Institutional Assessment (2002-2003)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, GLLI (Global Literature in Libraries Initiative) GLLI Translated Young Adult Book Prize selection committee. https://glli-us.org/translated-ya-prize-purpose-criteria/
  • Volunteer Translator for the United Nations (2016-)
  • Outside Evaluator: Roanoke College, Department of Modern Languages Ten-Year Review. SP2015
  • Outside Peer Reviewer: Tenure Review (French), Missouri University of Science and Technology. SP2014.
  • Outside Evaluator: Hartwick College Department of Modern and Classical Languages Ten-Year Review.
  • Outside Peer Reviewer: Tenure Review (French), University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, SP2011.
  • President, Central PA chapter of the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) – organized annual meetings, set up listserve and blogsite to facilitate communication among chapter members and disseminate announcements from regional and national levels (2005-2008).

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)

Modern Language Association                   

Modernist Studies Association                                   

American Association of Teachers of French

American Association of University Women                         

Society for French Historical Studies

RESEARCH, CURRICULAR ACTIVITY, AND RESIDENCE ABROAD

  • Sabbatical leave, academic year (2016-2017): Aix-en-Provence – Resident Fellow IAU College. Did groundwork to prepare launching collaborative digital mapping research project, “Mapping the Marais” in SP2018: Archival research in Bibliotheque de l’Arsenal, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris Historique (Historical Society), Mémorial de la Shoah, Maison de la Culture Yiddish,
  • GO Villandraut (2012, 2014, 2016): 3-wk cross-cultural experience for students, including 2 wks working on the restoration of a 14th-century castle in SW France, living and collaborating with a team of French volunteers. Work includes stone-cutting, masonry, archeological digs, general maintenance. 
  • Sabbatical leave, academic year (2009-2010): Paris – archival research: Musée Branley, BN, BHVP, Fondation Le Corbusier; Aix-en-Provence: Archives d’Outre-Mer; St-Quentin-les-Trôo (5 mos residence)
  • Paris (6 wks - 2007) : Archives Nationales – Fontainebleau; Fondation Le Corbusier, Musée des Arts Décoratifs
  • Paris - dissertation research (2 mos - 1998): BN, BHVP, Fondation Le Corbusier
  • Paris - initial dissertation research (2 mos - 1997): BN, BHVP, Fondation Le Corbusier
  • Strasbourg - teaching exchange (1 yr – 1994-1995)
  • Caen - study/teaching abroad (1 yr – 1990-1991)
  • Burgundy, Provence, Brittany, Alsace; Crete, Greece (3 mos - 1987)
  • France (1 yr – 1983-1984): Brittany: work on sheep and chicken farm (6 mos); Burgundy (2 mos): restoration work on 13th century monastery; grape harvest; travel (4 mos)
  • France (6 mos - 1979): Strasbourg: study abroad (3 mos); travel in W. Europe (3 mos)
  • Sydney, Australia, with family; travel in Far East, Southeast Asia, South Pacific (8 mos 1974-1975)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, with family; travel in Britain and Western Europe (1 yr – 1969-1970)

Courses taught:

  • FRNC-101 Beginning French I
  • FRNC-102 Beginning French II
  • FRNC-201 Intermediate French I
  • FRNC-202 Intermediate French II
  • FRNC-301 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics
  • FRNC-302 Advanced Composition and Grammar
  • FRNC-310 French for Business
  • FRNC-310 Problems in French Translation
  • FRNC-310 War, Art, Literature: 1914-50
  • FRNC-460 Seminar French Literature/Culture/Film
  • FRNC-460 War, Art, Literature: 1914-50
  • FRNC-542 Independent Study
  • FRNC-599 Senior Language Proficiency Evaluation
  • LANG-502 Independent Study
  • OFFP-GOLONG Preparation for GO Long
  • OFFP-GYOW Prep for GYOW Prog.
  • OFFR-310 Global Citizenship
  • OFFR-VILLAND GO France - Villandraut
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives