Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Catherine Gallouët recently had an essay published in the book “Marivaux journaliste. Homage à Michel Gilot.” The essay “Spectateurs et écriture dans les Journaux de Marivaux” (Saint-Étienne, P. U. de Saint-Etienne, 2009) analyzes how journalistic writings manipulate textual strategies to close the gap between author and readers. This research is part of a larger project on French fiction in the 18th century, and in particular the author Marivaux.
Gallouët also received several invitations to screen her film “Memories of Indochine.” The film, directed by Douglas Reilly of the Colleges Center for Global Education received both the Grand Prize and the prize for the Best Documentary at the 2008 Finger Lakes Festival, and was part of the “In Focus: Vietnam” project funded by the U. S. Department of Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The first invitation was in Paris, last January, where she addressed the seminar, “Autobiography and Collecting Traces” at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. The second was this past week, when Gallouët was invited to present the film for the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series at Wesleyan University.
A member of the faculty since 1986, she holds bachelor’s degrees from the Académie de Grenoble and Hope College, and her master’s and doctorate from Rutgers University. She is currently the president of the American Society for Eighteenth Century French Studies.