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Aline Skrzeszewski

Title: PhD Student and French Instructor
Email: skrzesae@mail.uc.edu

Aline Skrzeszewski is a native of Metz, in the North-East of France. She is currently writing her PhD dissertation on the concept of ill-being in Contemporary World Literature. It is entitled « Traversée des frontières littéraires: La littérature-monde face aux malaises de nos sociétés. » Aline’s primary fields of research include contemporary French Literature, contemporary Sub-Saharan African Literature, as well as contemporary Canadian and American Literature. She has a passion for languages and in addition to French and English, she also speaks Spanish, German, and has studied the Arabic language. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and the piano.
 

Education

  • M.A., French and Francophone Literatures, University of Cincinnati.
  • Master, FSL - Teaching French as a Second Language, Université Paul Verlaine de Metz, France.
  • B.A., English and American Language, Literatures and Civilization, Université Paul Verlaine de Metz, France.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Le rôle des éléments communs et des références partagées dans les romans de Jacques Poulin, notamment à travers "Volkswagen Blues" et "Chat sauvage". 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky.
  • La question de la polygamie dans les romans de Mariama Bâ, Sembène Ousmane et Paulina Chiziane. 38th Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Littérature française du XXIème siècle: Ecriture d’un mal-être?. 18th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 350 ans après l’expérience brésilienne de Léry et quelques 170 ans après "Le voyage autour du monde" de Bougainville: Rencontre avec les Indigènes de Claude Lévi-Strauss. 31st Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, UC.
  • Une psychocritique des personnages de "Traversée de la Mangrove" de Maryse Condé. 30th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, UC.
  • Une vision de l’enfance africaine d’aujourd’hui à travers trois romans: "L’enfant noir" de Camara Laye, "Allah n’est pas obligé" d’Ahmadou Kourouma, et "Tu t’appelleras Tanga" de Calixthe Beyala . 29th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, UC.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • French Instructor, "Allons-y" French-language Private School, Beijing, CHINA.

Events Organized

  • 32nd Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. Conference Advisor.
  • 31st Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. Conference Advisor.
  • 30th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. Conference Advisor.
  • 29th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. French and Francophone Committee Member.

Service

  • The French Table / La Table Française.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the African Literature Association, . Since January 2012.

Courses Taught

  • 15-FREN-101 BASIC FRENCH I
    Level: Both

  • 15-FREN-102 BASIC FRENCH II
    Level: Both

  • 15-FREN-103 BASIC FRENCH III
    Level: Both