Paul Touré, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies.
Touré received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures (Francophone Studies) at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Teaching and pedagogical project:
Paul Touré teaches all levels of French and courses on literature, cinema, music and cultures of various regions of the francophone world such as Francophone cultures (Europe, Africa, the Maghreb and the middle-East, Oceania, Asia, the Caribbean, and North America); Francophone literature and culture; French and Francophone Cinema; Study abroad in Paris; French for Business; French Conversation; French Composition. He also teaches an Interdepartmental Senior Seminar.
Research and publications:
His research interests are Francophone African studies with a focus on literature, film, music (Hip Hop and popular music), visual art ; youth and women's voices ; migrant narratives and identity (Africa and France); the transnational French studies ; African Diaspora; violence, memories, and genocides, and postcolonial theory.
Touré has been the Secretary of the Francophone Caucus of the African Literature Association since 2012 and has presented his research at the numerous annual meetings and His articles and book chapter have appeared various academic journals. His research paper “La résilience dans l’imaginaire de guerre de Tierno Monénembo” has been accepted as book chapter in Tierno Monénembo, un écrivain pluriel edited by Damien Bede (forthcoming). He is currently finishing a book, entitled: Imaginaire africain francophone et transnationalisme.
Toure is the Adviser and Faculty Sponsor of 3 student organizations here at Millikin University.
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