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Dr. Carole Martin

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Office: Centennial 134
Phone: 512.245.2489
E-mail: cm25@txstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography: Ph.D., with distinction, New York University

Professor of French, University Honors Professor, Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State University

Exchange Faculty, Université Rennes2, France

Awards in the past five years: 

Alpha Chi National Honor Society’s “Favorite Professor”; Honorary Committee Member, National Commemoration of the Tercentenary of Les Illustres Françaises (Organized by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Research Interests:

Scholarly Monograph:

Imposture utopique et procès colonial: Denis Veiras—Robert Challe. Charlottesville: Early Modern France Critiques, 2000. Distributed in France by Honoré Champion. With Preface by Frédéric Deloffre, General Editor of Challe’s Complete Works. Collection Editor: David Lee Rubin, University of Virginia.

Publications in the past five years:

• “Portraits dans les Voyages aux Indes de Robert Challe et de Guy Tachard.” Enjeux, formes et motifs du portrait à l’époque classique. Eds. Marc Hersant, Catherine Ramond. Amsterdam: Brill / Rodopi, forthcoming. 

• “Robert Challe et le commerce: escale à Pondichéry.” Robert Challe et le commerce. Bulletin de la Société des Amis de Robert Challe 1 (2017), 27-46. http://www.robert-challe.org/sites/default/files/Bulletin-Challe-2017.pdf

• “1713, ou la clé d’une lecture ironique des Illustres Françaises.” Paris 1713: l’année des Illustres Françaises. Ed. Geneviève Artigas-Menant. Louvain: Editions Peeters, 2016. 277-291.

• “Trumpocoque: y a-t-il risque d’infection invasive?” http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2015/10/15/trumpocoque-y-a-t-il-risque-d-infection-invasive_1404762 . Libération (10/15/2015): 1-4.

• “La brodeuse des Confessions: figure iconique, procédé rhétorique et pratique sexuelle.” La question sexuelle: interrogations anthropologiques, éthiques et politiques de la sexualité dans l'oeuvre et la pensée de Rousseau. Ed. Jean-Luc Guichet. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2012. 113-131. 

• Topique, lieu et lieu commun. [Review of the book Topique(s) du public et du privé dans la littérature romanesque d’Ancien Régime]. (vol. 16.52, pp. 1-7). http://h-france.net/vol16reviews/vol16no52martin.pdf

• Rev. of Faïck, Denis, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: la cité et les choses. Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France 3 (2014): 741-742.

• Reviewer for H-France Review, Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France; Eighteenth-Century Fiction; Romanische Forschungen; Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

Funded Grants in the past five years:

Tournées Film Festival Grant, French American Cultural Exchange; Common Experience Grant; Equity & Access Diversity Plan Funding (awarded to organize “Journeys Through Film: An International Cinema Festival”, Texas State University, 2012)

Courses Taught:

Selected courses taught:

• Masterpieces of French Literature: Literary Institutions in France; Queer Love in 18th-20th C French Literature; Marie-Antoinette and Revolutionary Literature; Women of Letters (1745-1825)

• French Film: Cinema and its Relationship with Other Arts; French Civilization through Film; French Poetic Realist Cinema

• French Civilization: French Reading Comprehension and Written Expression for Graduate Students—The French Press; French Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression for Graduate Students—The French Media; Education in France and Abroad 

• Advanced French: Advanced French Language for Graduate Students; Acting French (a Theater and Film Production course); Creative Writing in French (a Composition and Stylistics course)

• Courses taught in English: French Cinema from the New Wave to Contemporary Film; Surrealism and Film; Film Analysis; Travel and the Critical Mind; Responses to the French Revolution; American Expatriates in Paris; Intimations of the Grand Paris

Program Development:

• French for the Professions, comprised of 2 upper-division courses in Business French, including student mentoring, preparation for the Diplômes de Français Professionnel delivered by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris, and administering of examinations

• Summer Study in France at Université Rennes2, comprised of a language component in French, from introductory to advanced levels, and a culture component taught in Paris, including various topics developed for the Honors College