In March, Catherine Gallouët, professor of French and francophone studies, together with scholars from Canada, England, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the United States, was invited to participate in an international colloquium on the French XVIIIth c. author, Marivaux, at the University of Montpellier, France. Her talk, “Les narrateurs de Marivaux et l’invention de tous les romans”, dealt with how the narrators in Marivaux's novels are part of a strategy to undermine traditionnal modes of fiction. In March, she was also invited at the University of southern California (Northbridge) to give a lecture on “Faces of feminine Islam: Algerian women in French culture.”
In April, Gallouët took part in a special session between French and English Studies, “Crossing boundaries,” at the meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Her “French reading” of an English novel was titled “Naming Moll Flanders.”
Last month, she was also invited to Macalester College, as part of a special team invited to evaluate its French program.