Faculty Profile

Dr. Annik Kerszberg

akerszbe@lhup.edu | 423 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2180

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Education:

Ph.D. French Literature, The Pennsylvania State University

M.A. French, The Pennsylvania State University

B.S.Ed. (Equivalent) Philosophy, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Courses Most Commonly Taught: All levels of French courses (from elementary to upper division), Humanities Seminars                       

Courses Developed: Francophone Identities, Francophone & Hispanic Cultures through Film

Programs Developed: Foreign Language B.A.

Selected Professional Publications: 

“D’une narration l’autre: Le Bonheur dans le crime et En toute impunité. ” in Jacqueline Harpman: L’Aventure littéraire, ed Susan Bainbrigge (New York: Peter Lang, 2013) : 37-52. 

“Antonine Maillet et l’écriture à remonter le temps.” in Redefining the Real. The Fantastic in Contemporary French and Francophone Women’s Writing, ed Margaret-Anne Hutton (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009): 145-158.

“Pour une (re)lecture du Temps des madras de Françoise Ega..” Women in French Studies 13 (2005) : 82-97.

“Kourouma 2000: humour obligé!” Présence Francophone 59 (2002): 110-125.               

Selected Professional Presentations: 

“Alain Mabankou’s Demain j’aurai vingt ans: une voix d’enfant africain parmi d’autres.” Congrès du Conseil International d’Études Francophones, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2012.

“Dany Laferrière: celui-ci est un auteur-monde.” Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, The University of Cincinnati, OH, May 2009.

“Séries policières: le cas Vargas.” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2008.

“Questionnement, parodie et poétisation face aux spectres de la mondialisation dans La Fabrique de cérémonies [2001] de Kossi Efoui.” Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, Dec. 2005.

Areas of Expertise: Oral Proficiency Interview Testing for French (ACTFL Full OPI Tester Certification), 20th & 21st – Century French & Francophone Literature 

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