|Rebecca E. Léal, PhD||
“Teaching Multicultural France: Historical Constants and New Challenges” CSCTFL Report, Winter 2017
“Mère malgré moi: Redefining Adolescence and Motherhood for Harki Daughters.” French Review, Vol. 90.1, Fall 2016
"Motherhood in Exil: Myths and Representations of Franco-Algerian Post-War Maternity." Women in French Studies. 2015.
"Française de deuxième génération: Constructions of Girlhood in Banlieue
Literature and Film." French Literature
Editorial Review for Laronde, Michel. Rethinking Reading, Writing, and a
Moral Code in Contemporary France: Postcolonializing High Culture in the Schools of the Republic. Lexington Books, 2014.
“Notes from a Future Leaders Fellow” French National Bulletin (Summer 2015)
“Promoting French at Every Level” and “French for Life” Francofeuilles (March 2015)
“From High School to College, Keeping French Relevant” Francofeuilles (Sept 2014)
Dr. Léal completed her PhD in French and Francophone
World Studies in May 2012 at the University of Iowa.
“Mon Père, l'Etranger: représentations et stéréotypes des immigrés algériens en France," her doctoral thesis, treats urban and youth cultures among minorities in France, analyzing representations of North African immigration in the media and popular cultural productions since the 1980s.
Dr. Léal's expertise in French cultural studies and the interdisciplinary approach of her scholarly work integrate perspectives
from such fields as women’s studies and film studies with those of contemporary immigration and postcolonial studies in France.
"Lorsque la rastalogie, la dub poetry
et l'Antillanité-Tout-Monde d'Edouard Glissant
entrent en relation," Anny Dominique Curtius in Revue des Sciences Humaines, Special issue in memory of Edouard Glissant
"Gandhi et Au-Béro, ou comment inscrire les traces d’une mémoire indienne dans une négritude martiniquaise," Anny
Dominique Curtius, originally published in L’Esprit Créateur, Summer 2010
"Homme Défiguré: Essai sur la sacralité du visage," David Le Breton, originally published in Les Temps Modernes, May 2012
Haiti Project, International Writing Program, University of Iowa (October 2010-January 2011)
Translation Services, University of Iowa, (2008-2012)
Work in Progress
“Making the Case for French Studies: Strategies for Teaching Multiculturalism in Contemporary France” Book chapter
“Promoting French through Teaching Martinique: Retracing Historical and Literary Narratives” Conference Presentation
"Reversing Roles and Rewriting Narratives: Coming to Terms with Aging Parents in Contemporary Arabo-French Texts” Conference Presentation
“Teaching Multicultural France: Historical Constants and New Challenges” AATF National Conference, Austin, July 2016
“Making the Case for French: Advocating French through Faculty Led Instruction” AATF National Conference, Quebec, July 2015
“From the Beur Novel to Maghrebi-French Literature: Retracing the Presence of the Periphery in the Metropole” 20th/21st Century French Studies Colloquium, Baton Rouge, February 2015
“Cultivating Cultural Capital in French through Composition andConversation” AATF National Conference, New Orleans, July 2014
"Paris! Paris! Paris! Marketing 101: Creating a Sustainable Language Program through Faculty-Led Study Away Experiences" Alpha Mu Gamma Conference, September 27-29, Elmhurst College
"Témoignage, Historical Fiction, or Novel? From Fact to Fiction in Genre Shifts in the Corpus of Dalila Kerchouche," MMLA Conference, November 7-10, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Like Father, Like Son? Revisiting the Economic Past in North African Immigration Literature," 20th/21st Century International Colloquium of French and Francophone Studies, March 2014, NYC
“Postcolonial Ecologies: From Bidonvilles to HLM, Childhood in French Slums. ” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington,
KY, Apr 19-21, 2012.
“My Mother, the Stranger: Ruptures,
Transmissions, and Stereotypes in Popular Representations of Arab-French Mothers
by their Daughters.” European Studies Group Luncheon Series, University of Iowa, May 4, 2012.
“Motherhood in Exil: Myths and Representations of Franco-Algerian Post-War Maternity.” Women in French Conference, Arizona State University, Feb 24-25,
“Documentaire, fiction, œuvre engagée: Genre Crossings in the Filmography of Yamina Benguigui.” 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Long Beach, CA,Mar 29-31, 2012.
“Française de deuxième génération: Constructions of Girlhood in Banlieue Literature and Film.” French Literature
Conference, Columbia, SC, Mar 15-17, 2012.
« Ma mère, l’étrangère: stéréotypes des immigrées algériennes en France. » CIEF,
Aix-en-Provence, France, May 2012.
"Immigrant Silence: the History of Algerian Exceptionalism." French Forum. Univ. of Iowa, Dec. 6, 2010.
"The Cult of Franco-French Culture: Immigrant Stereotypes and Mimetic Practices in Beur Narratives." 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies Conference, Toronto, Mar 25-27, 2010.
"Mon père, l’Etranger: Representation of Algerian Immigrants Through the Eyes of their Children." UI Crossing Borders and European Studies Convocation, Feb 26-27, 2009.
"Immigrée, beurette, islamiste: Three Generations of Maghrébines in France." International Programs Conference, University of Iowa, Spring 2008.