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Dr. Barbara Petrosky

Barbara Petrosky

520 Bucknell Avenue, Apt. 1

Johnstown, PA 15905

Email: bap47@pitt.edu

Place of birth: Paris (France)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in French Literature

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, May 2006

Dissertation title: Pierre Loti et Emile Zola: Deux écrivains photographes

Co-Directors: Dr. Carol Murphy, Professor of French

           Dr. Gayle Zachmann, Associate Professor of French

  

M. A. in French Literature

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, 1997-1999  Maîtrise in Lettres Modernes. Thesis title: L’espace poétique chez Pierre Loti, 1996Licence in Lettres Modernes, 1995

DEUG in Lettres Modernes, 1994

UNIVERSITY OF PARIS X Nanterre, 1992-1996

  

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown since August 2006  Assistant Professor of French  

Fall 2008

            Intermediate French II

            Business French (Le Français des Affaires)

            Approaches to French Literature (in French)

           Elementary Spanish II 

Spring 2008

            Elementary French II

            Intermediate French II

            Elementary Spanish I

            Advanced French Conversation

  Fall 2007

           

            Elementary Spanish I

            Intermediate French I

            Advanced Composition I

 Summer 2007

                   Literature in Translation: Nineteenth Century French Literature

 Spring 2007

            French Culture and Films 
            Intermediate French II
            Elementary Spanish II

Fall 2006:

            Modern French Novel in translation

            Intermediate French I

            Elementary Spanish I

  

University of Florida August 2000 to May 2006

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

For Elementary French and Intermediate French (Grammar and Conversation), 2000-2006

            Creation of syllabus

            Creation of own lesson plans, exams and quizzes

            Selection of literary and cultural readings

            Selection of films

 

Assistant Supervisor Elementary French Summer 2002 and 2003

            Providing support to Teaching Assistants

            Responsible for creation of syllabus and exams

            Counseling undergraduate students

Research Assistant

Of Graduate Research Professor for French William Calin, 2004-06

            Administrative Assistant (proofreading, professional correspondence)

 

University of Massachusetts, 1997-1999

 

Teaching Assistant

For Elementary French and Intermediate French (Grammar and Conversation) 1997-1999

            Creation of syllabus

            Creation of own lesson plans, exams and quizzes

            Selection of literary and cultural readings

            Selection of films

CONFERENCES  

The Development of the French Educational System: The Importance of the Humanities. Humanities Colloquia Series 2008-2009: Perspectives on Higher Education. University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 6 November, 2008.

 Le chronotope de la forêt : une lecture écocritique du château de la Belle-au-Bois- Dormant. 34th Annual International Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium. Vanderbilt University, 16-18 October, 2008.

 La découverte du moi dans le discours de l’autre: les rencontres spéculaires dans Le Bel Inconnu, et Perceval ou le Conte du Graal. 21st Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference. Duquesne University, 19-20 September, 2008. 

The secret and the Cognitive Itinerary in the Châtelaine de Vergy. Article presented in the Medieval Literature Session at the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) in Atlanta. 9-11 November, 2007. 

La Photographie, un art diabolique pour Pierre Loti. 20th Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference. 21- 22 September, 2007. La mise en cadre d’un cliché. Étude de Madame Chrysanthème. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2007.  

Visions cauchemardesques et troubles d’identités chez Saint-Amant et Théophile Gautier. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2006. 

Le lieu du féminin dans la fontaine d’Yvain de Chrétien de Troyes et ses prolongations. University of Cincinnati. Conference on « L’artifice ». September 2003. 

Une étude de deux contes algériens selon V. Propp. Romance Languages Faculty and Graduate Forum at the University of Florida. October 2001. 

PUBLICATION  

Articles

 « La Photographie, un art diabolique pour Pierre Loti ». Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh 2006-2007, 154-54. 

« Écriture, photographie et mémoire chez Pierre Loti. » Bulletin de l’Association des Amis de Pierre Loti. Paris : Décembre, 2007, nº17, 28-30. 

« Le Japon de Pierre Loti: La mise en cadre d’un cliché. » Bulletin de l’Association des Amis de Pierre Loti. Paris: Juin, 2007, nº16, 9-11. 

Book Reviews  

Robert Ziegler, “The Nothing Machine. The fiction of Octave Mirbeau. » New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Volume 62: 2 Fall 2008.

 Hugh Thomas, “Beaumarchais in Seville”. The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Volume 62: 1 Spring 2008.   

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES 

Forthcoming: Member of the JPBC Committee (2008-2009) 

Forthcoming: Secretary, section on medieval literature at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Louisville, KY, November, 2008.

 

Forthcoming: Chair, section on medieval literature at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA, November 2009.

  Member of the International Studies Advisory Committee, Fall 2008. Co-chair of the WG 4 for the Pitt-Johnstown Task Force on Global Education, Spring 2008. Member of the UCIS (University Center for International Studies)  

     COURSEWORK 

Estrada Training November 2008 Blackboard Training. August 2007 Coursework/practical training in  

Business French at the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (C.C.I.P.) - Université d'été 2007: "Comment préparer aux examens de la CCIP: CFP1, CFP2, DFA1" (Maité Bagarry).Certification AWARDS

Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Research Grant (Summer 2008)

 

UCIS Small Grant (Summer 2008)

 

Ernest G. Atkin Memorial Endowment Fund, summer, 2004 (University of Florida)

University of Florida Graduate Teaching Award, 2002

 

Romance Languages Teaching Award, 2002 (University of Florida)

 

DSR Grinter Supplemental Award Fellowship, 2001/2002 (University of Florida)

    

LANGUAGES

French: native.

Spanish: reading, speaking, writing.

Catalan: reading.

Italian: reading.

    MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

MLA (Modern Language Association).

Member of the UCIS (University Center for International Studies).

Member of L’Association des Amis de Pierre Loti.

RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association).

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association).

AIZEN (Association Internationale de Recherches Multidisciplinaires et d’Etudes Comparées: Emile Zola et son Temps, le Naturalisme, Ecrivains, Artistes et Cinémas naturalistes à travers le Monde).

Here are my favorite websites/Voici mes sites préférés:

www.liberation.fr

www.lemonde.fr

www.elpais.es

This website is also important if you wish to study abroad while at Pitt-Johnstown:

www.upj.pitt/studyabroad