Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Melanie Giraud

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Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of FrenchMelanie Giraud

410-617-5548
mgiraud@loyola.edu
Maryland Hall 351L

Education

  • Université de Nantes, BA, Lettres Modernes
  • Université de Nantes, MA, Second Language Acquisition (French)
  • Bryn Mawr College, MA, Francophone Literature
  • Johns Hopkins University, PhD, French Literature

Research and Teaching Interests

  • 19th - 21st Century French and Francophone Literature
  • Polars and Romans Noirs Francophones
  • Worldwide Naturalism
  • Pedagogy

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

  • FR216 Introduction to French Studies
  • FR103 Intermediate French I
  • FR161 Comprehensive Beginning French
  • FR104D Intermediate French II
  • FR102 Inttroductory French II

Publications

Articles

  • Rhinocéros in Historical Context.” Dramaturgical Essay. Department of Fine Arts & the McManus Theater, Loyola University Maryland, Spring 2015. 
  • “La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France de Blaise Cendrars ou les sursauts de la mémoire.” GSIT Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: SITES (CF&FS: SITES) 17.5 (December 2013) 493-501. 
  • Les Rougon-Macquart by Emile Zola and Three Generations by Yom Sang-Seop: Two Families, Two Empires.” New Approaches to Zola and Naturalism. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (September 2013) 324-340.
  • Minotaure : d’une couverture dalinienne ou le kaléidoscope avant-gardiste.” Revue Proteus – Cahiers des théories de l’art 1 (December 2010) 36-44: <http://revue-proteus.com/Proteus01.pdf>.
  • Les trafiqueurs de Lucio Mad et Nada de Manchette : Deux univers urbains labyrinthiques.” Equinoxes 5: Les Villes Capitales (Spring/Summer 2005) <http://www.brown.edu/Research/Equinoxes/journal/journal.html>.
  • “La réactualisation du mythe de Thésée au service d’une critique de la politique napoléonienne dans L’Œuvre de Zola.” Histoire et Fiction dans les littératures modernes. Acts of the colloquium L’écriture de l’Histoire II. L’Harmattan (2005): 75-84.
  • Germinal et La Bête humaine : fonction thématique et narrative du chiffre trois.” Cadernos Neolatinos IV: Emile Zola e o naturalism. CD-ROM (April 2005).
  • “Le parcours labyrinthique de L’Œuvre : la quête de Claude.” Excavation XIX.1-2 (November 2004): 55-75.

Lectures and Presentations

Presentations at Scholarly Conferences

  • Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones (CIÉF),"Les Adinkra dans la Reine Pokou de Véronique Tadjo ou quand la mythologie et ses symboles servent à la légitimation d’un régime postcolonial." 30th International Convention, Saly Portudal, Senegal, May 2016. 
  • Professional Development Workshop, "A Tool: a Website in a Website." Loyola University Maryland, March 2015
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "J’écris, je crie ou l’hybridité de l’écrivain face à l’Histoire : le cas Véronique Tadjo." Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February 2015.
  • Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), "Hugo et Bétances: rencontre entre un exilé de France et un exilé en France." 40th Annual Colloquium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2014.
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "Anatomie intime de “L’Argent” contant au 67e Festival d’Avignon." CUNY/NYU/Columbia, New York City, March 2013.
  • International Colloquium Véronique Tadjo: postcolonialité littéraire, post-féminité ou africanité revendiquée ? "La Reine Pokou, concerto pour un sacrifice : entre métissage racial, culturel et littéraire." The University of Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2013.
  • Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA) Spring 2013 State Conference, "Online Components: Self-corrected Exercises and Authentic Interviews in Second Language Acquisition." Hot Springs, AR, April 2013.
  • Twentieth-and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies, "Morceaux de femmes ou l’esthétique fragmentaire chez Ionesco et Fréchette." The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2013.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

Memberships in Academic Societies

  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • CIEF (Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones)
  • AIZEN (International Association for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies related to Emile Zola and his Time)
  • The Emile Zola Society
  • NCFS (Nineteenth-Century French Studies)

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