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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Faculty 









Paul N Toure, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
French Club, Adviser
Brothers Moving Forward, Adviser
Faculty Sponsor, Living-Learning Communities
Department of Modern Languages
Office: Shilling Hall, Room 426A
Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

Education: Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2010.

Dissertation:   Trajectoires littéraires et filmiques de la migration en Afrique francophone: de  l’assimilation aux imaginaires transnationaux.


Teaching interests: all levels of French including French Conversation, French Composition, French for Reading; Francophone literature, Cinema, and culture; introduction to French & Francophone; Textual Analysis; Mapping  the Francophone world (literature, culture, and arts);  French for Business; African cultural studies ; World Cinema; study abroad programs.                                                                      

Research interests: 20th/21st Century sub-Saharan African Francophone Literature and Film: migrant narratives; Africa in the transnational French studies ; local/Global identities; African Diaspora and cosmopolitanism;  youth and women voices, memories and genocides; Africanist discourse /colonial library; colonial and postcolonial African histories; African cultural studies.


Publications :        

 L’aîné des orphelins de Tierno Monenembo et l’écriture de la mémoire traumatique. Nouvelles Études Francophones (NEF), Vol. 24.2, automne 2009.

“Jeunesse africaine et paradigme transnational dans Le ventre l’Atlantique de Fatou Diome.” Journal of African Literature Association Volume 7, No 1 Summer/Fall 2012.

Article under review:

“L’esthétique transculturelle dans le cinéma transnational francophone : Fatou la Malienne de Daniel Vigne et De l’autre côté de Nassim Amaouche” (French Forum).

Book in Progress: Les identités transnationales dans la littérature migrante francophone d’Afrique.    

                                                                        

Teaching Experience 

Millikin University

French 303: Francophone cultures: Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa; the Maghreb; the Pacific ; South-East Asia; North America

Study abroad: French 350/ IN 350: Experiencing Democratic Citizenship in Paris: January Immersion, 2013

French 360: French and francophone Cinema

French 360: French for Business

French 302: French Composition

French 360: French Conversation

French 223: Intermediate French

French 114: Continuing French

French 103: Beginning French

 

University of Houston

WCL 2352: World Cinema: The intercultural Dialogue at the Screen: A Transnational Perspective

French 2301 – Intermediate French (I)

French 1502 – Elementary French II

 

University of Cincinnati

French 784: Topics in Francophone literature (Lectures on African migrant and transnational fictions in this graduate seminar) 

FREN 502: Internship French Business

FREN 383: Francophone cultures: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb

15-FREN-116 Intermediate & Conversation French 3

15-FREN-115 Intermediate & Conversation French 2 

15-FREN-114 Intermediate & Conversation French 1

15-FREN- Basic French Levels 1, 2 &3;

15-FREN- Ext Basic French Levels 1, 2 & 3



 
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