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Fischer, Sara



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  • I analyze how trauma is represented in contemporary French and Francophone novels. I read novels with female protagonists who are engaged in narratives of self, and consider how ongoing, collective and normalized trauma influences identity.


  • Contemporary French and Francophone Literature, Trauma Studies, Haitian Literature


courses taught

  • FREN 1020 - Beginning French 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Continuation of FREN 1010. Completes the presentation of most basic structures and French vocabulary. Degree credit not granted for this course and FREN 1050.
  • FREN 1750 - French Colonialism: North Africa and the Middle East
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Offers a general introduction to French and Francophone literature and visual arts (painting, photography, film) from the nineteenth century to the present depicting cultures and societies of the Middle East and North Africa. In English with English translations of French texts. Approved for GT-AH2.

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